Boston, MA – The concept of Creative economy has been the focus of a county-wide study in the Berkshires and was a focus of statewide community meetings held by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. Now, a Berkshire County legislator has filed a bill that would monitor the teaching of creativity and innovation in Massachusetts' classrooms. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Plattsburgh, NY – The mayor of Plattsburgh, New York is charging the city's fire chief with taking hundreds of hours of comp time that he claims the chief had no right to use. He wants the chief to compensate the city for almost twenty-eight hundred hours taken over the years. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – This week on How to Save Your Life, Dr. Stieg talks with an authority on the medical and surgical management of spinal disorders, Dr. Roger Hartl. Dr. Hartl is an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. He talks about neck pain and how to go about treating it, why people have spine problems, where to get information, what to expect if you need surgery, and much more.
Albany, NY – Governor Spitzer has proposed spending 36 million dollars on legal services for the poor in his 120 billion dollar budget. That's up 9 million dollars from the current year's budget. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Albany, NY – Kurt Vonnegut died at the age of 84 on April 11th, 2007. A few weeks prior to his death, Joe Donahue spoke with him about his new book of essays A Man Without a Country, published by Random House.
Kingston, NY – New York Governor Eliot Spitzer inked a deal yesterday for a casino in the Catskills. It's a project popular among politicians and business interests; but the casino is less popular among some neighbors and environmentalists. WAMC's Julia Taylor reports.
Great Barrington, MA – Each year in the United States the average person generates 15,000 pounds of carbon dioxide. That means residents in Berkshire County alone are responsible for about two billion pounds of the gases that contribute to global warming. But, as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, a plan aimed at reducing those emissions is being considered.