Albany, NY – Alan Chartock talks to former Public Advocate for New York City, Mark Green. Mr. Green is one of six Democrats running for state attorney general, and discusses his qualifications gained from his decades of public service. Alan also questions him on his recent endorsements and the consequences of political endorsements in general. The two also talk about candidates' responsibilities to disclose their finances and former clients in order to avoid potential conflicts of interest.
HOLYOKE, MA – It's getting warmer out and that means the air conditioners will soon be cranking up. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff takes a look at the forecast for energy use in New England this summer.
Albany, NY – As the details surrounding the death of Albany Police Detective Ken Wilcox are still emerging, there are conflicting reports of what the 39-year-old was doing the night before his car crashed into a concrete barrier on I-90 early Wednesday morning. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports.
Pownal, VT – History isn't something that tops many young students' list of favorite subjects. And Karol Holmcomb's south western Vermont elementary school class was no different. But WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, spoke with her students to learn how she got their attention.
Colonie, NY – The Albany Medical Center Prize, the nation's top prize in the field of medicine second only in the world cash value and prestige to the Nobel prize itself, goes this year to California Institute of Technology Professor Seymour Benzer. Benzer's work is thought to have been the foundation for major advances in the study of genetics-based diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports.
Montpelier, VT – On Monday, Vermont becomes the second state in the nation to mandate that cigarettes sold within its borders be self-extinguishing. Vermont is following New York's lead in requiring such fire-safe cigarettes. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Plattsburgh, NY – The American Lung Association has released its annual State of the Air report assessing air quality on a county-by-county basis across the country. Although there were some improvements in ozone and particle pollution in the Northeast region, there are continuing problems due to down wind sources. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – TO: Program Directors FROM: WAMC, Albany, NY RE: 51 PERCENT program rundown DT: Friday, April 27th, 2006
STATIONS: This week's show is 876. Listeners can purchase a cassette copy by calling 1-800-323-9262. There is a :30 promo at the end of the program. ***************************************** Mary runs down some of the stories beneath the headlines.