Albany, NY – This week on The Book Show, host Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina talks with first time novelist Marish Pessel. Pessel talks about the success of her debut novel Special Topics in Calamity Physics, a clever murder mystery about a high school student who lives with her rambling professor father - that culminates with a final exam.
Albany, NY – Saratoga hospital is looking at a proposed $8.5 million dollar expansion project that would include a nursing home & senior housing. The hospital has an 8 and a half million dollar option to buy the former Bondlyn Meadows Horse Farm. Officials toured the entire site Monday. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas Reports.
Amherst, MA – For the second year in a row activists used May Day to stage rallies, marches, vigils and other activities to demand immigration reforms. Several events took place in this region, as we hear from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill...
Boston, MA – The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation has selected a designer for the trails, landscaping and parking lots surrounding the state's highest peak. And as Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports the firm is no stranger to Mount Greylock;
Albany, NY – Phish keyboardist Page McConnell has just released his eponymous solo debut album, and it marks his first real stab at pop songwriting. McConnell visits Performance Place for a rare solo appearance, just the man, a piano and a handful of songs and stories.
Albany, NY – (Airs: 4/27/07 and 4/28/07) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's program: in the wake of the murder of a state trooper, Senate Republicans call for the death penalty for cop killers, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Spitzer's statewide campaign finance reform tour, and the state board of regents approves regulations that place restrictions on how some school districts spend money.