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WAMC New York News
6:19 am
Thu March 22, 2007

Prison rape report released

Kingston, NY – Rape is a documented problem in United States prisons. The 2003 Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act set out guidelines for governmental control of the problem - but implementation is going slower than scheduled. To encourage lawmakers and prison officials to crack down on rape issues, advocacy group Stop Prisoner Rape released a study today that links prison rape with prisoners serving time for drug charges. WAMC's Julia Taylor reports.

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WAMC New York News
6:11 am
Thu March 22, 2007

Bedroom community boom, according to census

Kingston, NY – The Hudson Valley is the fastest-growing region of New York State, according to U.S. Census Bureau Data that came out yesterday. That reflects a trend across the region of growing bedroom communities. WAMC's Julia Taylor has a roundup of the population data in the Northeast.

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WAMC New England News
4:21 am
Thu March 22, 2007

Murray Becomes Massachusetts Senate President

Boston, MA – More history was made in Massachusetts State Government this week . Two months after the state's first black governor, Deval Patrick, was sworn into office, a woman was picked for the first time to lead one of the chambers of the state legislature. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..

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WAMC New England News
4:16 am
Thu March 22, 2007

Pay Gap Said to Hurt Faculty Recruiting

Westfield, MA – A new study finds professors at the nine Massachusetts State Colleges are underpaid when compared to their peers in other states. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....

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Vox Pop
3:28 am
Thu March 22, 2007

Gardening 3/22/07

Albany, NY – It's the first Vox Pop Gardening show of 2007! Host Susan Arbetter welcomes Larry Sombke of BeautifulEasyGardens.com, and Fred Breglia, Director of Horticulture and Operations at the Landis Arboretum.

WAMC New York News
2:48 am
Thu March 22, 2007

NYCLU Challenges Sheriff

Albany, NY – The New York Civil Liberties Union believes Rensselaer County Sheriff Jack Mahar is violating First Amendment Rights by restricting media access to prisoners. Attorneys representing two of those prisoners disagree. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
2:22 am
Thu March 22, 2007

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2:06 am
Thu March 22, 2007

Word For The Wise #3204

Albany, NY – Word For The Wise #3204--03/22/07: Word For The Wise--bravely podcasting mime

WAMC New England News
10:42 am
Wed March 21, 2007

Truancy and teen pregnancy high in city

Pittsfield, MA – The city of Pittsfield has among the highest rates of teen pregnancy and truancy in Massachusetts. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports on the public school district's efforts to address both issues;

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The Book Show
8:55 am
Wed March 21, 2007

The Book Show #975

Albany, NY – This week on the Book Show, Gretchen talks with historian Michael Wallis about his fascinating book "Billy the Kid, the Endless Ride." Wallis sifts through the fact and fiction and explains why "the kid" has remained one of our most popular and most mythologized folk heros.

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