Albany, NY – The biology of hair growth, objects existing between dimensions, a wobbling magnetic sphere and more on The Science Forum. Why does fruit ripen in paper bags? Are the snails we find in the garden the same as the ones we eat in restaurants? When is "lights out" for fireflies? Brian Shields hosts as doctors Helen Ghiradella, Helmut Hirsch, Ivar Giaever and Ed Stander answer WAMC listener questions.
Pittsfield, MA – The planning organization that oversees federally funded road projects in the Berkshires has placed proposed changed to Park Square in Pittsfield at the top of its list. As our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports that section of Route 7 has the highest concentration of accidents in the county and officials there say improvements are drastically needed;
Albany, NY – John James Audobon-- whose name became synonymous with American conservation-- killed thousands of birds during his guest to create his pioneering work "Birds of America." Audobon was at once an entrepreneur, artist, scientist, husband, father, legend, and walking contradiction. Which is why filmmaker Larry Hott decided to turn his lens on Audobon for the PBS special: American Masters: John James Audobon: Drawn From Nature.
North Adams, MA – Planned picketing outside of North Adams Regional Hospital took place for about four hours Wednesday. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the latest on a six-month long contract dispute between hospital nurses and the administration of its parent company, Northern Berkshire Healthcare;
Albany, NY – Williams College Museum of Art is taking a look at what Twenties wealth did for art in an exhibit called Making It New: The Art and Style of Sara and Gerald Murphy. Meanwhile, the Williamstown Theatre Festival is putting on Crispin Whittell's play, Villa America, which is based on the Murphys.