Albany, NY – New York State will enact harsher punishments for those convicted of reckless assault of a child. Governor George Pataki signed a new law Sunday raising the penalty to between two and seven years in prison. Child abuse cases throughout the Northeast and the nation have lawmakers and community organizations taking action. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein has more.
Albany, NY – (Airs: 7/30/06 and 7/31/06) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and WTEN Anchor Elisa Streeter discuss media bias in the Middle East, Rupert Murdoch's political support, and much more...
Kingston, NY – Hyde Park residents and business-owners are gearing up to put in their two cents on a large development in the works for their town. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Julia Taylor has this report.
Albany, NY – Alan Chartock talks to former Westchester district attorney Jeanine Pirro, the Republican candidate for state attorney general. Alan questions her about her fund-raising efforts and her recent ads and statements that compare her to current attorney general Eliot Spitzer, a Democrat. Pirro also talks about her ranking in the polls compared to one of her possible Democratic rivals for the job, Andrew Cuomo. She even shares her thoughts on the quality of the press' coverage of her personal life.
Pittsfield, MA – At least three Pittsfield Public Schools have been tagged by vandals. Police intend to seek criminal complaints against at least three youths they believe committed the crimes. With More WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Queensbury, NY – The U-S House Judiciary Committee will hold a high-profile hearing in upstate New York Representative John Sweeney's Congressional district. The subject will be one of the nation's most controversial issues. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Pittsfield, MA – TODAY'S THE MAYOR OF PITTSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS JAMES RUBERTO IS IN THE COMMUNITY CORNER. RUBERTO TELLS ALAN ABOUT PITTSFIELD'S DEVELOPMENT AS A CITY, AND HOW THE FACE OF DOWNTOWN HAS BEEN CHANGING.
Kingston, NY – Democratic Congressional candidate Kirsten Gillibrand, challenging Republican incumbent John Sweeney in upstate New York, is using grassroots campaigning to push for her plan for energy independence in the U.S. within the next ten years. She spoke about her energy agenda at a small dairy farm in Columbia County. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau chief Julia Taylor covered the event.