Becket, MA – The world-renowned Jacob's Pillow dance festival in Becket, Massachusetts, is gearing up for its 74th season. Pillow Executive Director Ella Baff spoke about the season, and what goes into crafting it, with WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo
Montpelier, VT – More than 70 Vermont lawmakers have written to the governor and the Secretary of Human Services asking that the Health Department reactivate an award-winning, state-sponsored web site that answers young men's questions about sex. The site, themanphone-dot-org, was taken down after a link to a pornographic web site was discovered. And while that link has been removed, the website remains dormant. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – Bishop Howard Hubbard of the Roman Catholic Diocese in Albany returned this week from a trip to Louisiana. The Bishop toured the devastated areas of New Orleans and checked up on volunteers from the Capital Region stationed in Baton Rouge to help Katrina evacuees.
WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein spoke with the Bishop about his trip.
Rhinebeck, NY – Congressman John Sweeney, a republican representing upstate New York, has unveiled legislation that would allocate $25 million for hospitals to purchase software for the entry of drug prescriptions.
Albany, NY – The future of one of the country's premier racetracks at Saratoga is hanging in the balance, with the troubled New York State Racing Association's franchise expiring at the end of 2007. Before another organization can sign on for the franchise, the state must set guidelines-guidelines that the city of Saratoga Springs and the county of Saratoga want to play a part in creating.
Albany, NY – This week Ward went shopping, but he wasn't too happy with what he picked up--we'll tell you why. Then we will be discussing an issue that has become quite contentious--wind power. Next, we cover an important element of the National Environmental Policy Act that you most likely haven't heard about. Plus, more on bird flu and your letters.