Albany, NY – Michal Goldman is best known for her moving documentaries on labor unions, klezmer music, and Arabic song. She came to the National Yiddish Book Center on Sunday September 18th to speak about her newest project - At Home in Utopia, the first feature-length documentary about the United Workers Cooperative Colony in New York. Alan spoke with her about the film as well as his own memories of "The Coops."
Kingston, New York – As children return to school this time of year, several international medical journals and medical societies, are raising the issue of whether or not backpacks are causing spinal damage and postural problems. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Deborah Runcie reports.
Great Barrington, MA – A ruling has been made regarding the status of the employment of a Great Barrington Police officer, following an investigation that revealed deep divisions at the area police department.
Plattsburgh, NY – The increase in fuel prices following Hurricane Katrina could not have come at a worse time for the region's farmers. The storm-spiked fuel prices mean much higher costs right at harvest time. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – The 24th annual "Larkfest" was held this past weekend in Albany. It has grown to be the largest open street festival in northern New York. Our Capital District Bureau Chief Arielle Trimm was there, and sent us this audio postcard.
Montpelier, VT – A workshop was held in Montpelier, Vermont this week to get college financial officers and students more involved in using their shareholder power. Organizers hoped to show how the institutions' investment portfolios can impact corporate policies by utilizing their shareholder proxy power. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Burlington, VT – The AARP-Vermont hosted a conference this week in Burlington looking at how half-a-dozen states are dealing with health care reform. More than fifty legislators from those states met to discuss what they've experienced, what works and what challenges they've encountered. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with some of the conference participants.
Great Barrington, MA – U-S Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Spoke In Great Barrington last night where she Kicked off this year's Dowmel Foundation lecture series at Monument Mountain Regional High School. More from WAMC's Arielle Trimm
Great Barrington, MA – The Paul Taylor Dance Company is set to help the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center celebrate its Centennial this Saturday. Chairwoman of the Mahaiwe board, Lola Jaffe spoke with our Berkshire Bureau, Chief Carrie Saldo about the historic theatre celebrating its 100th birthday.