Albany, NY – This week on the Capitol Connection, Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Senate Minority Leader, Malcolm Smith. Are democrats on the verge of winning a majority in the state senate? If so, what changes can we expect? Senator Smith address these questions and a number of other topics including legislative pay raises, charter schools, judicial diversity and much more.
Albany, NY – First on the show, we'll talk to an expert about navigating that sometimes-treacherous father-daughter relationship. Dr. Margaret Meeker recently put out a book called Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, that is just coming out on paperback. She's a general practitioner, but Meeker has developed a niche treating and counseling teenaged girls. During her 20 years of practice, she found a common thread among many of her meetings with young women.
Highland and Poughkeepsie, NY – The massive Poughkeepsie-Highland railroad bridge has been abandoned since the 70s. But Walkway Over the Hudson hopes to have the mile and a quarter long structure open for pedestrians and bicycles by 2009 - the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's historic trip up the river. A June 23rd bike tour is planned to benefit that project.
Williamstown, MA – A $90 million gift to Williamstown, Massachusetts' Clark Art Institute will bolster the museums', previously modest, collection of 18th and 19th century British art. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details of how the gift from the Manton Collection and Foundation will also support a lesser publicized facet of the museum;
Albany, NY – Don Van Natta penned Her Way: The Hopes and Ambitions of Hillary Rodham Clinton, with Jeff Gerth. In chronicling Clinton's career, the journalists write about a plan that the Clintons developed 30 years ago to revolutionize the Democratic party.
Her Way: The Hopes and Ambitions of Hillary Rodham Clinton, by Don Van Natta and Jeff Gerth. Published by Little Brown and Company.