Poughkeepsie, NY – A Democrat from Dutchess County is looking to take on incumbent New York State Republican Senator Steve Saland in November. The East Fishkill candidate formally announced his candidacy today near Saland's home base in Poughkeepsie. Allison Dunne has this report.
Albany, NY – Jodi Picoult, author of "My Sister's Keeper" and "Vanishing Acts," comes onto The Book Show to discuss her newest novel "The Tenth Circle." It tells the story of the Stone family, which is rocked when Trixie Stone, daughter of Daniel and Laura, is date-raped. Daniel finds himself facing an angry part of himself he thought long gone, and Laura must deal with her guilt over being with her lover when her daughter needed her. Picoult discusses the research done for the novel and the book's unique nature as a novel-comic hybrid.
Washington, DC – An environmental group is threatening to sue the Environmental Protection Agency, accusing the federal agency of failing to protect beach-goers from contaminated water. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has our report.
Albany, NY – New York Democratic hopeful for governor Eliot Spitzer is pushing a 10-point energy plan to decrease the state's reliance on oil imports, now just a week before the state's democratic convention in Buffalo. Spitzer's running mate, State Senate Minority Leader David Paterson, toured the GE facilities in Schenectady County Tuesday to evaluate emerging technologies. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein spoke to Paterson about what he encountered.
Albany, NY – New York's Capital Region has one of the lower foreclosure rates in the country, according to a report released Tuesday. Economic trend trackers in the region say the low rates are attributed to a stable economy and a healthy housing market. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein has more:
Springfield, Ma – The personal records of at least 26 million U.S. Veterans' have been compromised and that has Massachusetts veterans concerned. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has more.
Albany, NY – The Albany School District is taking heat for data released Monday in an audit report by state comptroller Alan Hevesi's office showing that it did not report 87 percent of the violent incidents that occurred at Albany High School in 2003-2004. Superintendent Eva Joseph says the discrepancies are a result of confusion from changing State Education Department requirements. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports.