Washington, D.C. – With President George W. Bush set to give the State of the Union speech tonight, Con. John Olver is among those who introduced a bi-partisan bill, designed to set new emissions standards and decrease emissions. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Essex/Essex Junction, VT – Last November voters in the village of Essex Junction and the town of Essex approved a merger. But a petition to reconsider that vote was successful and town voters are at the polls today voting on the question once again. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – MARK SULLIVAN, THE PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE OF SAINT ROSE IS BACK, AND TODAY HE TELLS ALAN WHAT IT'S LIKE BEING LOCATED IN THE HEART OF ALBANY. BUT FIRST MARK DISCUSSES SOME OF THE COLLEGE'S ACHIEVEMENTS THAT HE'S OVERSEEN
Albany, NY – Last week's big ice storm left thousands in our region without power. Today on In Our Backyard, Ward Stone will tell you what you should have on-hand to ensure your family is safe & warm when there is no electricity. Plus, we'll share advice from the CDC on how to purify water when the power's out, AND how to stay warm...safely. Also, we'll take a look back at a successful legal battle Ward waged earlier in his career.
Kingston, NY – It's President George W. Bush's seventh State of the Union address - but it's the first for two freshman House Representatives from the Hudson Valley. WAMC's Julia Taylor spoke with them about what they hope to hear.
Albany, NY – This week, Gretchen talks with author Barbara Ehrenreich about her new book Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy, which explores ancient and more modern expressions of collective joy. Ehrenreich's book looks at the way we are innately social beings, impelled almost instinctively to share our joy.
Sheffield, MA – A Southern Berkshire County middle school has developed a pilot program, called Kidmocracy 2007, designed to teach students that not all democracies are created equal. As our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports, Mount Everett Regional Middle School is about kick off Kidmocracy 2007 with the arrival of 15 middle school students from Egypt;