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The Roundtable
11:36 am
Fri March 2, 2007

Extended Poll Question - Compact fluorescent light bulbs 3/1/07

Albany, NY – From the overwhelming response to a previous poll question on the pros and cons of compact fluorescent light bulbs, it's obvious that our listeners care about the environment. But they also have a lot of questions about mercury and proper disposal. So we asked Professor Russ Leslie, associate director at the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, to answer our questions.

The Roundtable
11:30 am
Fri March 2, 2007

Immigration is changing the face of Berkshire County 3/1/07

Albany, NY – The Berkshires are a lovely place to visit and even a comfortable home base for many of us, but for someone who has just arrived in this country, becoming a part of this tight knit community can be a challenge.

Where do you work? What about the language barrier? How do you navigate customs and traditions that might be very different from home?

The Berkshire Immigrant Center has made it their mission to make this transition easier for the area's burgeoning immigrant population.

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The Roundtable
11:14 am
Fri March 2, 2007

Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes 3/1/07

Albany, NY – It's easy to stereotype hip hop as misogynistic music that promotes violence and drug use. And it was those stereotypes that compelled filmmaker Byron Hurt to turn a critical eye on hip hop in his new film Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes. He tells Susan and Joe what inspired this journey.

The Roundtable
11:04 am
Fri March 2, 2007

Montessori Week 3/1/07

Albany, NY – In the best of worlds, every child learns how to read, write, and count by the end of elementary school. But if you could send your child to any school in the country to learn these basic skills and more, where would they go?

Montessori schools are a unique option where children learn through curiosity, creativity, and imagination.

In honor of Montessori Week and the 100th anniversary of the Montessori method, Susan and Joe speak with two teachers who ascribe to this method

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10:15 am
Fri March 2, 2007

Word For The Wise #3190

Albany, NY – Word For The Wise #3190--03/02/07: Would you--could you--have some cake?

WAMC New England News
5:41 am
Fri March 2, 2007

Anti-war Activist Cindy Sheehan Visits Vermont

Montpelier, VT – Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan is in Vermont this weekend on a barnstorming tour of the state. She began her visit at the statehouse in Montpelier, testifying before a Senate committee in favor of a resolution calling for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New York News
5:40 am
Fri March 2, 2007

Ellenville plant lays off 260 workers

Kingston, NY – Hydro Alumninum laid off 260 workers from its Ellenville plant this morning. It's a blow to a small community that's seen a few large employers leave in the last several years. WAMC's Julia Taylor reports.

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WAMC New England News
1:47 am
Fri March 2, 2007

Springfield Mass.Diocese Looks to Downsize

Springfield, MA – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield Massachusetts has issued a report that recommends downsizing the church throughout Western Massachusetts. Details from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill....

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WAMC New England News
11:37 am
Thu March 1, 2007

Springfield Political Family Patriarch Gets Prison Term

Springfield, MA – A five year long public corruption saga has reached a climax in Springfield Massachusetts with the sentencing of a political family patriarch to a lengthy prison term..WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..

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10:09 am
Thu March 1, 2007

Word For The Wise #3189

Albany, NY – Word For The Wise #3189--03/01/07: So who's the ghost writer, Nancy Drew?

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