Paul Smiths, NY – Paul Smith's College has received a 150-thousand dollar grant from New York State that will help the restoration efforts of an historic cottage on the campus grounds. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Boston, MA – Starting Wednesday, state-run psychiatric hospitals in Massachusetts will stop admitting new patients. That's because the state Department of Mental Health says Governor Mitt Romney's last minute budget cuts will eliminate staff positions and put a strain on the system. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports.
Montpelier, VT – Public Interest Groups across the country on Tuesday released their annual report on hazardous toys. Advocates in our region note that there are dangerous toys on retail shelves and anyone buying gifts should know how to determine if it could hurt a child. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – Alison Lurie, who won the Pulitzer Prize for her 1984 novel "Foreign Affairs," has written a new novel about a middle-aged couple dealing with the effects of the husband's severe back injury. The comic novel explores the dynamics of middle-aged marriages and imploding relationships, themes Lurie discusses with Gretchen in this often funny interview.
albany, ny – Vermont's only Congressman, Bernie Sanders, is about to become one of the state's two U.S. Senators. Alan asks him about the issues he'd like to focus on as well as his committee assignments, before delving into the issues of media consolidation and the war in Iraq.
Albany, NY – On this installment of How to Save Your Life, Dr. Stieg talks to Dr. Julia Samton, assistant director of the New York Headache Center and a practicing neurologist and psychiatrist. Dr. Samton specializes in the relationship between headaches, stress and anxiety, and depression. She talks about the differences between naturally-occurring bad feelings and clinical depression, the physical origins of depression and chronic headaches, and the challenges of juggling family and her practice.
Kingston, NY – About two-hundred people crowded into the FDR Library in Hyde Park, New York last night to put in their two cents on media consolidation rules. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Julia Taylor has this report.
Burlington, VT – Nursing mothers and supporters of public breast-feeding are protesting at more than a dozen U-S airports today. They are upset by the case of a woman who was ordered off a commuter plane in Burlington, Vermont last week because she wouldn't drape an airline blanket over her nursing infant. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.