Albany, NY – Greg Dahlmann welcomes a team of respected scientists to the WAMC microphones, for an informative, lively, and often amusing hour of questions, answers and the occasional caller who "stumps the panel".
Utica, NY – TODAY IN THE COMMUNITY CORNER WE WELCOME THE MAYOR OF UTICA, NEW YORK, TIMOTHY JULIAN. IN THIS SEGMENT, WE FIND OUT HOW JULIAN GOT INTO LOCAL POLITICS, AND THEN ALAN ASKS HIM ABOUT THE MEDICAID SALES TAX INCREASE.
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Great Barrington, MA – The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial court has ruled that same-sex couples from other states cannot marry in that state. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has a report on the ruling and the reaction:
Pittsfield, MA – A defense attorney has emerged as a challenger in the Berkshire County District Attorney's race. Judith Knight objects to what she calls DA David Capeless' "inflexible" stance on drug prosecution. Details from Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Albany, NY – Harlem in the early 1940's is the setting for the newest historical novel by Kevin Baker, "Strivers Row." Third in the author's "City of Fire" trilogy of New York novels, the book examines the parallel experiences of Jonah Dove, a Harlem clergyman undergoing a crisis of faith, and a directionless teenager named Malcolm Little who is destined to be known by another name. The novel recreates a Harlem at the end of its period as America's black capital and builds toward an explosive draft riot.
Peekskill, NY – Over 500 members of at least 70 environmental, health and public policy advocacy groups boycotted yesterday's Nuclear Regulatory Commission's annual public meeting near the Indian Point nuclear power complex in northern Westchester. The commission gave Indian Point a thumbs up for its safety record, but the public groups gave a strong thumb-down. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Deborah Runcie has more.