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.
Pittsfield, MA – The founder artistic director of a well known Berkshire County-based theater company is joining the transition team of governor elect Deval Patrick. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the story;
Pittsfield, MA – Zebra mussels are an invasive barnaclelike shellfish that plague bodies of water throughout the New York region. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo this report, about a Pittsfield, Massachusetts lake preservation association trying to prevent the shellfish from making their way into Onota Lake.
Plattsburgh, NY – The city council in Plattsburgh is reviewing the budget submitted to them by the mayor. If off-the-cuff comments made by the mayor-pro-tem are any indication, councillors are looking at severe budget cuts or higher taxes. And that's something they'd like to avoid. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – (Airs: 11/17/06 and 11/18/06) On this week's Legislative Gazette: Governor-elect Spitzer meets with legislative leaders, the state's retailers are optimistic about the coming holiday season, and approval comes for emergency communications towers in the Adirondack Park.
Albany, NY – (AIRS: 11/19/06 and 11/21/06) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and WTEN Anchor Elisa Streeter discuss Dan Rather's return to news, Katie Couric's courage, a magazines fake photo of a breastfeeding news anchor, and much more.
Albany, NY – Jenny Brown is the founder and director of the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. She joined Susan and Joe to discuss her new sanctuary for farm animals, her work as an investigative journalist, and some creative ways to enjoy Thanksgiving without eating meat.
Albany, NY – Physicist and novelist are not professions usually found in the same individual, but Janna Levin manages to embody both identities with what some have called a "rock-star" quality. In this interview, Gretchen talks to Janna Levin about her new novel "A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines," which uses real-life mathematicians and codebreakers Alan Turing and Kurt Godel to explore how brilliant minds can have trouble coping with real life.