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WAMC New England News
12:25 am
Mon August 21, 2006

Colonial Theatre Opens to the Public

Pittsfield, MA – The historic restoration of Pittsfield's century-old Colonial Theatre is complete. The two-and-a-half year, $21 million private-public project has been regarded by many as the linchpin of the city's downtown revitalization effort. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has the details of how the Colonial administration is welcoming the community back to the theater;

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Capitol Connection
1:07 am
Sat August 19, 2006

Capitol Connection #633

Albany, NY – This week's show is particularly lively, as Alan Chartock talks to Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi. Suozzi, who's challenging Attorney General Eliot Spitzer for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, talks about the distinctions between him and the popular attorney general, the problems he's faced fundraising, their recent debate in New York City and Spitzer's failure to reform Medicaid.

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The Roundtable
11:50 am
Fri August 18, 2006

Joe Donahue's Interview with co-chairs of the September 11th Commission, Part I

Albany, NY – The co-chairs of the September 11th Commission, Former New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean and Former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton have written the new book, Without Precedent: the Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission.

The two write about the challenges of completing their work on the commission with little money, a tight timeline, constant wrangling to gain access to classified documents, and the necessity of forging a consensus among Republican and Democratic commissioners.

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The Roundtable
11:44 am
Fri August 18, 2006

Joe Donahue's Interview with co-chairs of the September 11th Commission Part II

Albany, NY – The co-chairs of the September 11th Commission, Former New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean and Former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton have written the new book, Without Precedent: the Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission.

Yesterday they told us about some of the inner workings of the commission, what their challenges were and what in their minds went right...and what went wrong.

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The Roundtable
11:39 am
Fri August 18, 2006

Harold Kushner

Albany, NY – It has been nearly 25-years since Harold Kushner's classic book was published - When Bad Things Happen to Good People." Years later, her continues to write about problems that many of us deal with.

His latest is: "Overcoming Life's Disappointments," in which he looks at the life of Moses as a framework for how to meet disappoinment with faith in ourselves and our future.

WAMC's Joe Donahue spoke with Kushner about how he came to this subject...

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WAMC New York News
11:29 am
Fri August 18, 2006

Bids lining up at the gate

Saratoga Springs, NY – The sprint for New York's horse racing franchise is down to the wire. As the August 29th deadline nears for bids on the billion-dollar industry, the state committee that will make the final recommendation to state lawmakers faces a difficult choice. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports:

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11:11 am
Fri August 18, 2006

Word For The Wise #3050

Albany, NY – Word For The Wise #3050--08/18/06: Fawning toadies on the truckle bed

WAMC New York News
10:13 am
Fri August 18, 2006

Turbines may blow into Catskills region

Kingston, NY – The realities of wind energy, a major part of Gov. George Pataki's energy plan for New York, are starting to enter small towns in Delaware County, near the Catskills. And some residents don't find the prospect of the alternative energy resource all that appealing. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau chief Julia Taylor reports.

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The Roundtable
7:06 am
Fri August 18, 2006

Congressional Corner with Joe Courtney - Running in the 2nd District of CT

Albany, NY – Democrat Joe Courtney is running for Congress in the 2nd District of Connecticut. He joins Alan in the Congressional Corner to discuss domestic issues, the war in Iraq, and his reasons for running.

WAMC New York News
5:18 am
Fri August 18, 2006

Pataki picks Pigott

Albany, NY – New York Governor George Pataki has nominated Appellate Court Judge Eugene Pigott Jr. of Erie County in Western New York to fill an upcoming vacancy on the state's highest court. If confirmed by the State Senate, Pigott will replace Associate Judge George Bundy Smith. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports:

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