Albany, NY – (AIRS: 11/19/06 and 11/21/06) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and WTEN Anchor Elisa Streeter discuss Dan Rather's return to news, Katie Couric's courage, a magazines fake photo of a breastfeeding news anchor, and much more.
Albany, NY – Jenny Brown is the founder and director of the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. She joined Susan and Joe to discuss her new sanctuary for farm animals, her work as an investigative journalist, and some creative ways to enjoy Thanksgiving without eating meat.
Albany, NY – Physicist and novelist are not professions usually found in the same individual, but Janna Levin manages to embody both identities with what some have called a "rock-star" quality. In this interview, Gretchen talks to Janna Levin about her new novel "A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines," which uses real-life mathematicians and codebreakers Alan Turing and Kurt Godel to explore how brilliant minds can have trouble coping with real life.
Montpelier, VT – The head of Vermont's Republican party announced last week that he is quitting. Jim Barnett is leaving to become the New England Coordinator for Senator John McCain's Presidential Exploratory Campaign. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – Rheumatology is the topic of this Vox Pop Medical Monday. Alan Chartock welcomes Dr. Jonathan Krant. Jonathan D. Krant, MD, directs the teaching service inRheumatology at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, MA. A busy clinician, he oversees the care of 6,000 patients within a four state radius, and runs the clinical investigation unit at Berkshire Rheumatology Associates
Boston, ma – Gay marriage opponents in Massachusetts have been trying to get a constitutional amendment to ban future same-sex marriages in the state. They want the voters to decide in 2008. Earlier this month, the Massachusetts legislature recessed a constitutional convention without deciding whether the question should make it on the ballot. Now the state's outgoing governor is trying a new tactic to get the question to the voters. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.
Kingston, NY – Ulster County may give domestic partnership benefits for its employees. If it doesn't, some employees say they'll go forward with a lawsuit seeking those benefits. WAMC's Julia Taylor reports.
Albany, NY – Alan Chartock talks to Richard Iannuzzi, head of New York State United Teachers, one of the most powerful unions in the state. Iannuzzi talks about the implications of the recent elections for education in New York and shares his experiences as a fourth-grade teacher in Central Islip, Long Island. Alan quizzes Dick about everything from the union's recent settlement with the attorney general's office, new directions for school funding and charter schools in this revealing interview.