Albany, NY – The Spitzer administration is having second thoughts about a planned consolidation of the state's data center at a college campus near Utica. The plans also had faced strong union opposition in Albany. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Springfield, MA – Legislation is being filed in Massachusetts to create a state registry of dangerous dogs. It would be similar in concept to a sex offender registry in that people could go to the internet and find out if a dangerous dog is in their neighborhood. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
WAMC Listening Area – Protesters gathered Tuesday night at hundreds of vigils in cities all across the country to call for an end to the Iraq war. Their action followed remarks by President Bush that withdrawing US forces would jeopardize the security of this country. Several vigils were held throughout the WAMC listening area--- we begin our series of 3 reports with Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas, and then go straight to Paul Tuthill & Carrie Saldo's reports.
Albany, NY – WAMC's Hungry Historian, David Rubel, joins Joe Donahue on today's Vox Pop to take a bite out of the question: What's for dinner? Visit http://www.wamc.org/wfdinner.html to get the recipes for the clam chowder, seared scallops, and coconut custard cake that David and Joe talk about on the show. You will also find a link to an archive of all 100 of David's "What's for Dinner" recipes.
Albany, NY – If you love food and feel passionate about wine, then the Hudson Valley Food and Wine Festival in Rhinebeck, New York is your kind of event. Michael Babcock is president of wineracks.com and producer the Hudson Valley Food and Wine Festival, and Ric Orlando is owner of the New World Home Cooking Company. In this interview on The Roundtable we get a preview of the festival with Ric and Michael.
Albany, NY – Have you ever wondered if eternal life is possible? David Freeman is author of The Immortalists: Charles Lindbergh, Dr. Alexis Carrel, and Their Daring Quest to Live Forever. His book outlines the little known collaboration of Dr. Carrel and Lindbergh, and their research into extending life indefinitely.
Berkshire County – WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, recently tracked bog turtles with the Nature Conservancy to learn about a collaborative effort among environmental organizations in the region. She filed this report;