Pittsfield, MA – Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Massachusetts will host the 10th annual Country Fair this weekend. It will also open its new farm and forest trail, which Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, traversed today to bring us this preview;
Pittsfield, MA – More than 70 percent of the votes cast in Tuesday's preliminary election in Pittsfield, Massachusetts were for incumbent Mayor James Ruberto. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, has this report;
Albany, NY – The State Education Department and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority have announced new guidelines to encourage the use of energy efficient design whenever schools are to be built or renovated. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Albany, NY – Subjects discussed on today's Vox Pop include: If static electricity from a lightening storm at the Statue of Liberty makes your hair stand on end, you are in trouble; one listener has the weight of his world on his mind, if not on his shoulders; aside from the dissapearance of werewolves, what would happen if they moon didn't exist? . . .and that is just the first three calls! Always an interesting and informative program, it's The Science Forum, hosted by Brian Shields.
Boston, MA – A top administration official says Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will soon unveil a proposal to restructure the state's transportation agencies to help address a multi-billion dollar backlog in road and bridge work. WAMC s PioneerValley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports
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.