Montpelier, VT – The head of Vermont's Republican party announced last week that he is quitting. Jim Barnett is leaving to become the New England Coordinator for Senator John McCain's Presidential Exploratory Campaign. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – Rheumatology is the topic of this Vox Pop Medical Monday. Alan Chartock welcomes Dr. Jonathan Krant. Jonathan D. Krant, MD, directs the teaching service inRheumatology at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, MA. A busy clinician, he oversees the care of 6,000 patients within a four state radius, and runs the clinical investigation unit at Berkshire Rheumatology Associates
Boston, ma – Gay marriage opponents in Massachusetts have been trying to get a constitutional amendment to ban future same-sex marriages in the state. They want the voters to decide in 2008. Earlier this month, the Massachusetts legislature recessed a constitutional convention without deciding whether the question should make it on the ballot. Now the state's outgoing governor is trying a new tactic to get the question to the voters. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.
Kingston, NY – Ulster County may give domestic partnership benefits for its employees. If it doesn't, some employees say they'll go forward with a lawsuit seeking those benefits. WAMC's Julia Taylor reports.
Albany, NY – Alan Chartock talks to Richard Iannuzzi, head of New York State United Teachers, one of the most powerful unions in the state. Iannuzzi talks about the implications of the recent elections for education in New York and shares his experiences as a fourth-grade teacher in Central Islip, Long Island. Alan quizzes Dick about everything from the union's recent settlement with the attorney general's office, new directions for school funding and charter schools in this revealing interview.
Lake Placid, NY – By the time Thanksgiving rolls around, holiday decorations are on full display and, normally, the larger ski resorts have some of their trails open. But this year, skiers and resort operators are disappointed that the weather has forced them to wait to make snow and delayed their opening. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Montpelier, VT – A bill to expand designated wilderness areas in New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest and Vermont's Green Mountain National Forest was passed by Congress this week. Passage of the Wilderness Bill had been delayed during the regular Congressional session following political bickering between Vermont's Congressional delegation and Governor. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – Coming up on In Our Backyard: The botulism scourge raging through the Great Lakes is causing the worst loon mortality rate of the century! We'll discuss the unnecessary death of majestic trees in suburban areas. Also, will clam bakes become a thing of the past? Air Date: 11/13/2006