Albany , NY – TO: Program Directors FROM: WAMC, Albany, NY RE: 51 PERCENT program rundown DT: FRIDAY, February 9th, 2007
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Great Barrington, MA – With access to high-speed internet shifting from a luxury to a business necessity, government is beginning to champion the expansion of broadband technology. Vermont governor Jim Douglass has plans for broadband development in that state; and officials in New York and Massachusetts are pondering the issue as well. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Albany, NY – Dr. Julian Bond is a civil rights activist and the chairman of the NAACP. Dr. Bond has been active in the civil rights movement since he was a college student leading sit-ins in Atlanta in 1960. He served as the Southern Poverty Law Center's first president in 1971 and continues to serve on its board of directors today. He also spent 20 years in the Georgia General Assembly where he organized the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus. Since 1998, Dr. Julian Bond has served as the chairman of the NAACP.
Albany, NY – Shirley Chisholm was the first African American women elected to Congress. We look back on her life and legacy.
Barbara Winslow is an historian and associate professor at Brooklyn College, where she teaches in the School of Education and the Women's Studies Program. This fall she spoke at the Researching New York conference about Shirley Chisholm, who graduated from Brooklyn College.
Plattsburgh, NY – Plattsburgh State hosted Quebec's Minister of International Relations earlier this week for the college's annual Distinguished Quebec Address. The college also announced a new course of study through its Center for the Study of Canada. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – Saratoga Springs Mayor Valerie Keehn's State of the City address advocated for fiscal responsibility and for civility on the City Council. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.