Albany, NY – This week on the Capitol Connection, Alan Chartock welcomes Judith Enck, Deputy Secretary for the Environment in the Spitzer administration. Judith is well known among environmental activists and has a reputation as a relentless defender of the environment. Alan asks Judith about the governor's top environmental priorities and the biggest challenges facing the state. Topics include congestion pricing, removing PCB's from the Hudson River, the Adirondack Park and much more.
Springfield, MA – The administration of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is pledging a cooperative effort with a local agency to help develop the workforce in Springfield Massachusetts to grow the city's economy. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Albany, NY – Katie Britton hosts as Roger Savoy, George DePiro, and Paul McErlean sniff, taste, and talk beer while taking WAMC listener calls. Who wins in the battle of cans versus bottles when the plastic bottle enters the arena? Does a stout N/A beer exist? Why does Anna in Albany like ales? It can't just be the alliteration . . . All that and more on The Vox Pop Beer Show!
Albany, NY – With more and more women enlisting in the military, it's not so unusual to meet a female war veteran. But it hasn't always been that way. Women who wanted to fight used to go to extreme lengths to defend their country. One of them is Deborah Samson Gannet, who defended the colonies in the Revolutionary War. 51%'s Selma Kaplan has her story.
Albany, NY – Across the state, statistics show crime is down in every category... but the numbers are going the other way in the Rennselaer County city of Troy, which is getting "Operation Impact" funding to fight crime.
Greenfield, MA – An international group of rowers will be traveling down the Connecticut River from Vermont to the Long Island Sound during the upcoming week. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..
New York, New England – He's been the Beatles of this generation - and area bookstores say they've been swamped with pre-release sales of the book. They're saying goodbye to Harry Potter with mixed feelings.