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.
Lake Placid, NY – By the time Thanksgiving rolls around, holiday decorations are on full display and, normally, the larger ski resorts have some of their trails open. But this year, skiers and resort operators are disappointed that the weather has forced them to wait to make snow and delayed their opening. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Montpelier, VT – A bill to expand designated wilderness areas in New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest and Vermont's Green Mountain National Forest was passed by Congress this week. Passage of the Wilderness Bill had been delayed during the regular Congressional session following political bickering between Vermont's Congressional delegation and Governor. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – Coming up on In Our Backyard: The botulism scourge raging through the Great Lakes is causing the worst loon mortality rate of the century! We'll discuss the unnecessary death of majestic trees in suburban areas. Also, will clam bakes become a thing of the past? Air Date: 11/13/2006
Kingston, NY – As Governor-elect Eliot Spitzer prepares to take office, non-profit groups are preparing to hold him to his campaign promises. One of those groups is Children's Defense Fund, which wants to see Spitzer implement health coverage for every child in the state. WAMC's Julia Taylor reports.
Albany, NY – New York's Maurice Hinchey joins Alan Chartock in the Congressional Corner to discuss election results, the Democrats' plans for January, the war in Iraq, and the current lame duck session.