Pittsfield, MA – It is estimated eight to ten percent of Berkshire County's population is made up of immigrants. And there is a new network designed to bring members of the immigrant population and social service organizations together to discuss the challenges they face and to develop solutions.
Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Amherst, MA – A campus safety summit meeting took place today at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. The meeting was called to brainstorm ways to prepare for emergencies such as the shooting rampage at Virginia Tech. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Albany, NY – New York State's per capita tax burden is the highest in the nation, according to a new analysis by the research arm of the Business Council of New York State.
New Yorkers paid $5,770 in state and local taxes per capita, compared with the national average of $3,699, according to the Public Policy Institute of New York, citing U.S. Census Bureau data. New Jersey was fourth, trailing Connecticut and Wyoming, at $4,882.
Albany, NY – This week on The Book Show, Gretchen talks with author Patricia Volk about her new novel "To My Dearest Friends." It's a book about two very different women who are brought together by the last will and testament of a mutual friend. Set in New York City, the book deals with the complexity of friendship and the use and abuse of secrets.
Albany, NY – Michael Beschloss is considered by many to be the nation's leading Presidential historian. He is the NBC News Presidential Historian and is also a regular on the News Hour on PBS. We speak with him about his latest book, Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989.
Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989, by Michael Beschloss. Published by Simon & Schuster.