Albany, NY – In the last 10 days of the legislative session, civic groups want New York State lawmakers to strengthen laws on the ethics of campaign contributions. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein has this report:
Albany, NY – It's another fun and fact-filled edition of the Vox Pop Science Forum. Greg Dahlmann leads a panel of scientists through some interesting territory. Students from Academy Health School of Springfield, MA join in the fun with some great questions.
Poughkeepsie, NY – A Democrat from Dutchess County is looking to take on incumbent New York State Republican Senator Steve Saland in November. The East Fishkill candidate formally announced his candidacy today near Saland's home base in Poughkeepsie. Allison Dunne has this report.
Albany, NY – Jodi Picoult, author of "My Sister's Keeper" and "Vanishing Acts," comes onto The Book Show to discuss her newest novel "The Tenth Circle." It tells the story of the Stone family, which is rocked when Trixie Stone, daughter of Daniel and Laura, is date-raped. Daniel finds himself facing an angry part of himself he thought long gone, and Laura must deal with her guilt over being with her lover when her daughter needed her. Picoult discusses the research done for the novel and the book's unique nature as a novel-comic hybrid.
Washington, DC – An environmental group is threatening to sue the Environmental Protection Agency, accusing the federal agency of failing to protect beach-goers from contaminated water. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has our report.
Albany, NY – New York Democratic hopeful for governor Eliot Spitzer is pushing a 10-point energy plan to decrease the state's reliance on oil imports, now just a week before the state's democratic convention in Buffalo. Spitzer's running mate, State Senate Minority Leader David Paterson, toured the GE facilities in Schenectady County Tuesday to evaluate emerging technologies. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein spoke to Paterson about what he encountered.