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10:56 am
Thu January 4, 2007

Word For The Wise #3149

Albany, NY – Word For The Wise #3149--01/04/07: Blasts from the linguistic past

WAMC New York News
8:57 am
Thu January 4, 2007

Spitzer's education plan meets with approval

Kingston, NY – Education reform sat high on Eliot Spitzer's list of priorities in his State of the State speech yesterday. WAMC's Julia Taylor caught up with lawmakers, advocates and school officials to see what they think of his plan.

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WAMC New England News
6:01 am
Thu January 4, 2007

Vermont Governor Sworn In to Third Term, Gives Inaugural Address

Montpelier, VT – Vermont Governor James Douglas was sworn in to his third term and gave his inaugural address Thursday afternoon. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New York News
5:16 am
Thu January 4, 2007

Gay benefits extended in Ulster County

Kingston, NY – Ulster County employees who are gay will be able to add domestic partners onto their health insurance policies. The Legislature voted to provide the benefit last night. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Julia Taylor reports.

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WAMC New York News
5:14 am
Thu January 4, 2007

What's good for Albany

Albany, NY – Capital Region lawmakers and officials heralded Gov. Eliot Spitzer's State of the State address as a sign of good things to come for the region. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein has more on the reaction:

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Vox Pop
3:43 am
Thu January 4, 2007

Science Forum 1/4/07

Albany, NY – Questions, answers, anecdotes and quips. It's all part of the fun of Vox Pop's Science Forum. Host Brian Shields welcomes a panel of the Capital Region's best and brightest minds.

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The Roundtable
12:26 am
Thu January 4, 2007

Susan Arbetter's interview with Damon Linker, author of Theocons 1/5/07

Albany, NY – According to author Damon Linker, George W. Bush has gone out of his way to blur the line between religion and politics in America. Linker says this has been acknowledged by his strongest supporters as well as his most strident critics. It is commonly assumed that the growing role of religion in public life has been driven by fundamental Protestants. However, in Linker's book The Theocons: Secular America Under Siege, he suggests that an exclusive focus on the evangelicals misses the heart of the story.

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WAMC New York News
12:09 am
Thu January 4, 2007

New political action committee formed in Adirondacks

Jay, NY – A new political action committee is being formed to pursue Adirondack interests.
WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New York News
11:44 am
Wed January 3, 2007

Fire Department Caught in Midst of Town Contract Negotiations

Saranac Lake, NY – A volunteer fire department in the Adirondacks has been told NOT to respond to emergency calls from some towns they service. The firefighters are not pleased that they've been put in the middle of a contract dispute between town officials. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
11:38 am
Wed January 3, 2007

Health insurance enrollment begins

North Adams, MA – Health advocate offices across Massachusetts were a buzz with activity yesterday, the first day of enrollment into the Commonwealth Care program. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo spoke with health care advocate Chip Joffee Halpern, about the program;

Additional information at: Ecu-Health Care, in North Adams, 413-663-8711.
Advocacy for Access, in Pittsfield, 413-445-9480.
Advocacy for Access, in Great Barrington, 413-528-5045.

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