Montpelier, VT – A coalition of anti-smoking groups is lobbying the legislature for more money to reduce tobacco use in Vermont, especially among the low-income and uninsured. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – This week on How to Save Your Life, Dr. Stieg welcomes one of the leading clinical neuropsychologists in the county, Dr. Kenneth Perrine. Dr. Perrine tells us what a neuropsychologist does and explains about how our brains function. Topics include what happens when you have a concussion, how the brain of a teenager differs from an adult, whether you need to worry about occasional senior moments as you get older and much more.
Plattsburgh, NY – The Nature Conservancy is known for its efforts to preserve lands across the country. Two chapters in our region have now joined forces to help preserve one of the region's largest waterways. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – This week on The Book Show, Getchen talks with author Jack Larkin about his book Where We Lived: Discovering the Places We Once Called Home . In his new book, Larkin revisits the architecture of America from 1775 to 1840 and shows how each part of the nation created its own landscape as people adapted their old traditions to their new climate and terrain.
North Adams, MA – After a series of turbid financial years the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams is operating in the black and in order to continue its financial foothold, Wednesday the museum announced a nearly $40 million fundraising campaign. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details;
Amherst, MA – Andrew Card, who was chief of staff in President George W. Bush's White House for five years spoke to an audience of about 250 students at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst today. Card gave the inaugural lecture in a series on politics sponsored by the Umass Civic initiative. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..
Albany, NY – An invasive beetle species is damaging the ecological balance encompassing trees and insects in our region. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports on how this beetle is damaging our maple tree population.
Pittsfield, MA – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray made the case for the administration's somewhat controversial proposal to alter the state's corporate tax code. Berkshire Bureau Chief Carrie Saldo, has the details of those comments, made during the Governor's town hall style meeting in Pittsfield Monday night.