Plattsburgh, NY – The winter snowfall the region is experiencing has been long awaited by ski areas and winter enthusiasts. But the quality, timing and volume of the snow is being greeted with somewhat muted enthusiasm. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – Coming up on In Our Backyard: Many of you have questions about the unseasonably high temperatures we've been having. We'll get to your letters in this hour. Speaking of high temperatures--have you heard the one about the giant 41 mile ice shelf snapping off in the Canadian Arctic? Unfortunately, it's no joke. We'll hear more on In Our Backyard with Ward Stone.
Plattsburgh, NY – In 1994, Congress passed legislation designating Martin Luther King Jr Day a national day of volunteer service. So, for many people, this Monday holiday is a Day On, Not a Day Off. A group of volunteers got together this morning in Plattsburgh to put action to those words on this Martin Luther King Day holiday. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
(1776-1831) – IT'S NOT UNUSUAL FOR PARENTS AND TEENAGERS TO ARGUE OVER SCHOOLWORK, BUT THIS 18TH CENTURY MATHEMATICIAN HAD TO FIGHT FOR HER RIGHT TO STUDY. HER WORK IN NUMBER THEORY HELPS KEEP THE EIFFEL TOWER STANDING TODAY.
1706-1749 – IN A TIME AND PLACE WHERE A WOMAN'S FUTURE DEPENDS ON HER COURTING ABILITIES, WHAT DO YOU DO WITH - AN UGLY DAUGHTER? EDUCATE HER! SHE JUST MIGHT GROW UP TO BE A GROUNDBREAKING MATHEMATICIAN! EMILIE DU CHATELET DID. AND BY THE WAY - HER LOVE LIFE WASN'T TOO SHABBY EITHER.