Albany, NY – In one of a series of policy addresses, New York Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Eliot Spitzer called for the shutdown of the Indian Point Nuclear Power complex, and blasted the environmental record of the Bush Administration. The speech took place Wednesday, March 29 at WAMC's Linda Norris Auditorium in Albany.
Great Barrington, MA – The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled out-of-state gay couples can't marry there if their home state has outlawed gay marriage. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports on the reaction:
Holyoke, ma – The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education convened a task force in Boston on Wednesday to study why the state's community colleges graduate fewer students than other states. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.
East Greenbush, NY – A fuel wholesaler in Rensselaer County, New York, began shipping its biofuel mixtures to diesel and heating oil companies Thursday, becoming the first in the state to do so. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein was there to see the shipments off.
Kingston, NY – In Ulster County New York a proposal to penalize landlords for renting to accused drug dealers ... even if the suspect is found innocent by the courts ... isn't winning any points with building owners. It is also has some lawmakers concerned about improperly punishing innocent landlords for a crime. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Deborah Runcie has more.
Newburgh, NY – With New York state gasoline prices among the highest in the Northeast region, the American Automobile Association is urging state legislators to put a cap on the gasoline tax. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Deborah Runcie has more.
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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