Burlington, VT – Bush's Brain is leaving Washington. Karl Rove has announced that he will leave the White House effective August 31st. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has reaction from the one state the President has never visited - Vermont.
Albany, NY – (Airs: 8/10/07 and 8/11/07) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Elliot Spitzer takes responsibility for his aides' misuse of the state police; A survey shows support to expand New York's Clean Air Act to ban outdoor smoking; and Senator Charles Schumer announces an economic boost for Ulster County.
Albany, NY – (AIRS: 8/12/07 & 8/13/07) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and Kingston Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss the size of the New York Times, newspaper corrections, your letters and more.
Kingston, NY – Chief Gerald Keller has written a five page memo to the mayor outlining a proposal to gentrify the city's Midtown neighborhood. The proposal comes after a rash of violent crimes in a neighborhood that's been a problem for decades.
Pittsfield, MA – In 1961, former Life magazine reporter, Joe Bride chronicled Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle's pursuit of Babe Ruth's single-season homerun record. Bride is speaking in Pittsfield, Massachusetts tonight about the ironies of baseball records. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, spoke with Bride about his reporting on that record and the most recent baseball record set by slugger Barry Bonds;
Albany, NY – John Kruth is a musician and author who recently wrote a biography of Texas song writer Townes Van Zandt. Van Zandt was not well known during his life, but his music has been gaining recognition since his death. His haunting country-folk music is said by some to be a major influence on 'outlaw country'. WAMC's Michael Eck interviews John Kruth in this segment. The book is called To Live's To Fly: The Ballad of the Late Great Townes Van Zandt.
Albany, NY – Bucolic North Hero, Vermont is home to something you might not expect to find: The Royal Lipizzan Stallions, also known as The Flying White Stallions. WAMC Pat Bradley explores how they came to summer in the Lake Chaplain area.
Albany, NY – Dr. Lee "Lee from Latham" Krapin is once again in Studio A with Alan fielding WAMC listener calls on the complicated topic of Neurology. Caller concerns include cervical dystonia, migraines, circulatory problems, fibromyalgia, arthritis, medication, diabetic neuropathy and more.