Albany, NY – Some Albany Common Council members are up in arms, saying they've had to file state Freedom of Information Law requests over reports. data and other material they say they can't get from Mayor Jerry Jennings' administration. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Albany, NY – This week on The Book Show, Junot Diaz joins host Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina to talk about his new novel "The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao." Diaz's novel about Dominican Republicans living in New Jersey, has been called "wondrous" and "so original" by the New York Times. It is funny, street-smart and keenly observed, and it unfolds from a comic portrait of a second-generation Dominican geek into a harrowing meditation on public and private history and the burdens of familial history.
Plattsburgh, NY – A federal education report released this week ranks the Northeast states highly in fourth and eighth grade student performance in reading and math. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – Dr. Stieg welcomes Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, a Master Certified Coach for the treatment of AD/HD. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder affects millions of children and adults. Dr. Stieg asks about the different types of AD/HD and what this diagnosis means for everyday life. Jodi offers advice on how to set structure, provide support and help implement strategies for dealing with AD/HD.
Amherst, MA – A search committee charged with finding candidates to be the next chancellor of the University of Massachusetts flagship Amherst campus held its first public meeting today. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
Albany, NY – Do Alan and Helen think there's any way for Hillary to overcome the animosity she created with the "famous cookie remark"? One listener weighs in on the horror of the possibility of a pre-emptive war in Iran, another wants to discuss "Trooper-Gate" it's all politics all hour in this edition of Politics Vox Pop.