Albany, NY – This week on The Book Show, biographer extraordinaire Claire Tomalin talks about her new book, "Thomas Hardy," a life of the author of "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" and "Return of the Native. Tomalin tells us what she learned about Thomas Hardy's life, his childhood, his relationship with his parents, his marriage and most importantly his writing.
Pittsfield, MA – Daniel O'Connell, Massachusetts' Secretary of Housing and Economic development, began a listening tour in the Berkshires on Friday. While in the city, O'Connell discussed statewide initiatives but also pointed out he learned about a number of elements unique to the areas economy, adding that that could lead to alternations to some state funded programs. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Tupper Lake, NY – Adirondack Park Agency Commissioners agreed with the recommendation of their staff and have voted unanimously to send the largest project it's ever considered to a more comprehensive review. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – Child Obesity has become a national problem. Schools across New York and New England are implementing programs to meet the challenge of giving children fitness lessons that will hopefully allow them to enjoy longer, healthier lives. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Albany, NY – (Airs: 2/9/07 and 2/10/07) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's program: the legislature defies the governor in picking a new state comptroller, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on legislatures choice, and Congressman Hinchey introduces three bills to prevent the New York Regional Interconnect powerline project.
Albany, NY – (AIRS: 2/11/07 and 2/12/07) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and WTEN Anchor Elisa Streeter discuss your letters on "hoax devices," whether the media is dumbing down society, cameras in the Phil Spector trial and much more.
Quebec City, Quebec – The governments of Quebec and Vermont have signed an agreement that will ensure emergency responders on both sides of the border can respond if there is a hazardous spill in Lake Memphremagog. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Springfield,MA – As colder winter weather finally settles in Massachusetts is facing a shortage of funding to provide home heating assistance to the poor. The story from WAMC's Pioneer Valley News Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill....