Springfield, MA – A young Marine, whose service in Iraq was an inspiration to a college lacrosse team was welcomed home today in Springfield Massachusetts. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
Albany, NY – Environmentalists contend current brownfield cleanup regulations are not protective enough and will jeopardize the health of countless New Yorkers. They've released a report entitled "Cleaning Up: Fixing New York's Broken Brownfield Cleanup Program" in which several flaws are cited, flaws THEY say will allow "cleaned" sites to pose toxic threats to children and the environment...Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Albany – Divine Canine: THe Monks' Way to a Happy, Obedient Dog is the latest book from The Monks of New Skete. Brother Christopher and a gorgeous German Shepard named Astro join Joe and Julia in Studio A.
Albany, NY – There is a creature which they say looks like a cross between a raccoon and a monkey. Local news reports say it has a long tail and a taste for chicken. What is it doing in Washington County, NY? We'll ask Ward. Also, we'll talk a little bit about private zoos. There are new trapping rules on the books in New York to keep your dog safer. We'll answer your letters on everything from exponentially multiplying mice to a shortage of the ever harmonious katydid.
Pittsfield, MA – A survey of youth behavior in Berkshire County found risk factors that contribute to underage substance use are greater here and the protective factors are weaker than national norms. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details of a new effort designed to counteract those problems;
Albany, NY – (Airs: 9/21/07 and 9/22/07) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Albany County District Attorney Soares releases the findings of his investigation into the so-called troopergate scandal, Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the DA's findings, and a coalition of Citizen advocacy groups want to stop a proposal to allow touch screen voting machines in 2008.
Albany, NY – (AIRS: 9/23/07 & 9/24/07) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and WTEN News Anchor Elisa Streeter discuss Dan Rather's 70 million dollar law suit against CBS, how the media squeezed juice out of O.J., the practice of media mobbing, and much more.