SPRINGFIEld, MA – The head of Springfield, Massachusetts's Control Board unveiled new contracts for the cash-strapped city's police and firefighters yesterday. Officials say the contracts are the best the city can offer. But some union leaders are not satisfied.
WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.
Albany, NY – Shannon Moffett is a Stanford Medical Student who has written a new book on the brain. It's called The Three-Pound Enigma and in it she trails pioneering neuroscientists into operating rooms, labs, and brain scanning centers to introduce us to the gream minds who study the human mind.
Susan Arbetter spoke with Shanon Moffett and asked her why she wanted to explore the inner workings of the brain.
Shannon Moffett's new book is called The Three-Pound Enigma. It's published by Algonquin.
Montpelier, VT – Poor and elderly Vermonters have been switched back to the once problem-plagued federal Medicare-D prescription drug plan. Both advocates and state officials say it will take several days to gauge whether the federal system is working, but in its first day there were few problems reported. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – New York's Sherwood Boehlert joins Alan Chartock in the Congressional Corner to discuss NASA's federal funding, President Bush's American Competitiveness Initiative, and Iran's nuclear capabilities.
Albany, NY – TO: Program Directors FROM: WAMC, Albany, NY RE: 51 PERCENT program rundown DT: Friday, March 9th, 2006
STATIONS: This week's show is 869. Listeners can purchase a cassette copy by calling 1-800-323-9262. There is a :30 promo at the end of the program. ***************************************** Mary Darcy and Jeanne Neff review some of the news stories you may have missed.
Great Barrington, MA – Film and TV actress Karen Allen is directing a play at Great Barrington's Simon's Rock College of Bard, where she is also a professor. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo spoke with Allen about her 30-year-plus career as well as her latest endeavor;
Saranac Lake, NY – The National Trust for Historic Peservation annually chooses a dozen locations in the US that are the the most unique and lovingly preserved communities in the country. This year, one of them is a well-known community deep in the Adirondacks. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
SPRINGFIELD, MA – The troubled Pioneer Valley Transit Authority yesterday hired an interim administrator charged with leading the agency out from under major scandals. But, some say the new administrator is the wrong man for the job.
Our Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.