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8:33 am
Thu June 21, 2007

Science Forum 6/21/07

Albany, NY – Our team of scientists join host Brian Shields for an hour long question and answer session with WAMC listeners. Our panel of experts had a surpisingly long discussion about sliced cheese, melted cheese, processed cheese, natural cheese. This turned out to be quite a cheesy show. Enjoy.

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In Our Backyard
5:56 am
Thu June 21, 2007

In Our Backyard #111

Albany, NY – Coming Up on In Our Backyard:

We open the show by discussing the many snapping turtle sightings in our region. We talk about a bird that is neat in the way it catches insects. However, it is not neat as in terms of being fastidious--Ward will tell all. Take a trip to a local lake and you will certainly see the problem with milfoil. We go over the causes and solutions to this problem. Plus, lots and lots of listener letters.

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WAMC New England News
5:09 am
Thu June 21, 2007

Municipal airport project gets a lift

Pittsfield, MA – The multi-year proposed improvement and expansion of the Pittsfield Municipal Airport is essentially one step away from beginning construction. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details;

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WAMC New England News
4:50 am
Thu June 21, 2007

UMass Leaders Endorse Governor's Review

Amherst, MA –
The Board of Trustees of the University of Massachusetts met today on the Amherst Campus. It was the first meeting of the full board since news broke a month ago about possible management changes in the University system. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....

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WAMC New England News
4:34 am
Thu June 21, 2007

Pittsfield to host montly downtown gatherings

Pittsfield, MA – Pittsfield, Massachusetts is launching its "Third Thursday" series tonight. City officials are hopeful the monthly downtown celebration, similar to First Friday's held in other communities in our listening area, will draw thousands of people to partake in the music, food, free performances and more. Here's WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;

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3:53 am
Thu June 21, 2007

Word For The Wise #3269

Albany, NY – Word For The Wise #3269--06/21/07: Oddly, sausage doesn't appear in the formal definition...

The Roundtable
2:01 am
Thu June 21, 2007

Joe Donahue speaks with Robert Kurson 6-21

Albany, NY – Imagine if you were blind for a major part of your life and then all of a sudden there is a surgery that can allow you to see. That is just what happened to Mike May, who was blinded at the age of three. He led a very successful life as a blind man--but, he decided to have his sight restored when he learned of a revolutionary new surgery. Journalist Robert Kurson tells May's story in his new book Crashing Through.

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The Roundtable
1:55 am
Thu June 21, 2007

Shawn Stone of Metroland 6-21

Albany, NY – Shawn Stone of Metroland fills us in on upcoming events in the Capital Region.

www.metroland.net

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The Roundtable
1:54 am
Thu June 21, 2007

Howard Glassman 6-21

Albany, NY – Howard Glassman fills us in on upcoming shows at the WAMC Performing Arts Studio, The Linda.

www.thelinda.org

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The Roundtable
1:51 am
Thu June 21, 2007

Susan Curnan on being a "Valkill Kid" 6-21

Albany, NY – Susan Curnan calls herself a "ValKill kid." She grew up in the shadow of Eleanor Roosevelt, getting into mischief around the grounds of Roosevelt's home at Valkill. Curnan's father was Eleanor Roosevelt's caretaker. Curnan herself has gone onto a career in academia, as a professor at Brandeis University in Massachusetts. But she returned to Valkill a few weeks ago for a picnic and to share a few childhood memories.

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