Albany, NY – Mayor Harry Tutunjian was first elected to the Troy City Council in 1999 as a representative of District #3. In 2003, he became the second strong mayor of Troy since a charter change in 1995, and the first Republican in more than 40 years.
Gary Favro was the President of the Troy Uniformed Firefighters Association, Local 86, for many years. He has just retired from the department, and is currently working as a union organizer for theUnited Public Service Employees Union.
Albany, NY – Historian Timothy Kenslea has written a new book about courtship and marriage in the United States at the turn of the 19th century. It's called The Sedgwicks in Love and the Roundtable's Jennifer Nathan had a chance to speak with Kenslea about why he decided to spend so much time studying one family's love life.
Albany, NY – Since losing her daughter, Katherine, to cancer in 1989, Anne Gioia has energized Buffalo, New York's support for Roswell Park Cancer Institute and its research programs. She has created the Roswell Park Alliance, which has grown into one of the most successful fundraising organizations in Western New York's history, raising over $103 million dollars to uncover new treatments for cancer and improving the quality of life for patients.
Albany, NY – Raised in a country now considered to be the ultimate "Fast Food Nation," high school senior Emily Arrighi wonders if we've turned our nation's children into marketable super-sized products as well.
Emily Arrighi is a senior at Emma Willard School in Troy, New York.
Kingston, NY – New York State Congressman Maurice Hinchey has unveiled what he considers to be a comprehensive, bipartisan energy reform bill to decrease dependence on foreign oil and expand the market for renewable sources.
WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Deborah Runcie has more.
Amherst, MA – The University of Massachusetts at Amherst has completed an initial blueprint for adding 250 faculty members to academic and research positions within five years. Early estimates put the cost at $32.5 million. It is a step that officials say is necessary to keep the university at the level of quality expected from a nationally-renowned public institution.
WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports.
Montpelier, VT – Vermont's Attorney General has been tracking charitable donations in his state for several years. Bill Sorrell is urging people to give to charities, but is also advising caution when making any donations at this time of year. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – The state's education commissioner and librarians say public libraries are woefully underfunded, Senator Clinton answers questions about Iraq, and a village in Ulster County bands together to defeat a proposed casino.