Kingston, NY – The New York Public Service Commission has given Central Hudson Gas & Electric the go-ahead to raise its rates. That has one elected official up in arms. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Julia Taylor reports.
Kingston, NY – The hot weather has Dutchess County Legislators thinking about ozone emissions. Three of them have drafted a resolution asking Dynegy to reduce pollutants coming out of its Danskammer plant in Newburgh. WAMC's Julia Taylor has more.
Albany, NY – This week, Gretchen talks to author James Shapiro about his latest book, "A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599," a unique biography of the Bard. Shapiro traces the events of what was perhaps Shakespeare's most creative year and dissects the personal and financial factors that made it so. Gretchen and James also discuss the differences between American and British perspectives on history and why James feels a limited focus is a good choice when writing a biography.
Amman, Jordan – One of the several thousand Americans forced out of Lebanon by the fierce fighting between Israeli forces and the Hezbollah is heading home to Massachusetts. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reached the man in a hotel room in Amman, Jordan, as he prepared for the homeward journey.
Albany, NY – President Bush's veto of federal funding for stem cell research has many in New York prepared for a fight on the state level. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports:
Albany, NY – UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY PRESIDENT, KERMIT HALL HAS RETURNED FROM CHINA, BUT BEFORE HE LEFT, HE SPOKE TO WAMC'S GLENN BUSBY FROM SHANGHAI. IN THIS CONVERSATION HE TALKS ABOUT HIS EXPECTATIONS FOR THE DUAL DIPLOMA PROGRAM BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY AND THE EAST CHINA NORMAL UNIVERSITY.
Ticonderoga, NY – A commercial development in Ticonderoga hinges on a sign. For several years, town officials have been working with Lowe's to bring the big-box store to the village. After redesign and months of meeting Adirondack Park Agency zoning regulations, the deal now hinges on whether the APA will grant a variance allowing the company to erect the sign it wants. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
North Creek, NY – Wind energy development is the topic of a meeting being held tonight in the Adirondacks near the site of a proposed wind turbine development. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.