Albany, NY – This week on the Capitol Connection, Alan talks about hospitals and healthcare policy with former New York Lieutenant Governor Betsy McCaughey. Since her time in state government, Dr. McCaughey founded the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths, a non-profit organization devoted to providing safer and cleaner hospital care. She tells Alan what New York and other states can do to prevent patient sickness and death from hospital infections, reduce healthcare costs and move toward universal access to healthcare.
Albany, NY – William Cope Moyers is the son of famed journalist Bill Moyers. Before becoming the vice president for external affairs at the Hazelden Foundation, Cope Moyers struggled with and recovered from an addiction to alcohol and crack cocaine. In this interview on The Roundtable he speaks of the struggle, and his book on the experience: Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption.
Albany, NY – Experts debate whether there's more violence in today's world than in other eras of history. Still, it's hard to deny that as a human race, we're still fighting one another. From the war in Iraq to massacres in Darfur, the last five years have seen plenty of bloody conflict.
Albany, NY – In the true spirit of the computer age, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute celebrated the grand opening of the world's most powerful university-based supercomputer with a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony. WAMC's Capital Distrcit Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports
Holyoke, MA – The mayor of Holyoke Massachusetts says he's going to seek an emergency infusion of cash for the city's public schools to avoid possible layoffs and cuts in programs....WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.....
Williamstown, MA – As students made their way back to school this week, discussion of how they spent their summer vacations was their main topic of conversation. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the story of how one father-son duo spent their summer;
Albany, NY – Ned Depew and Bob Barrett talk shop in this Home Improvement edition of Vox Pop. Ned and Bob tackle questions posted by WAMC listeners about improving and protecting the interior and exterior of the place you hang your hat.