Albany, NY – Dr. Philip Stieg takes on the delicate topic of gastrointestinal disease in this installment with Dr. Fabrizio Michelassi. Dr. Stieg asks Dr. Michelassi about the medical journey that brought him to practice in this country and the mentors he's had along the way. They also discuss the differences in treating the various types of gastrointestinal cancers, from colon cancer to rectal cancer.
Kingston, NY – After months of work, Ulster County has come out with a budget proposal that county officials are touting as groundbreaking. It's following a year that enraged residents, when the county raised its property taxes by nearly 40 percent. WAMC's Julia Taylor has the story.
Montpelier, VT – Two environmental groups want the Douglas administration to investigate whether members of its administration may have violated ethics guidelines. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Stockbridge, MA – Officials at Berkshire Country Day School and Simon's Rock College of Bard are discussing a potential collaboration that would allow the day school's secondary students to attend the early college. Berkshire Country Day is dealing with the same enrollment and financial problems confronting some other private schools in the Northeast region. With more, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Albany, NY – Beth Sabo Novik is a liscenced Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer who specializes in working with people in pain. A former dancer who has suffered and recovered from chronic pain, Beth has spent the last seven years studying the physical, psychological, emotional, and energetic patterns that keep people in pain.
Albany, NY – Novelist Kate Atkinson doesn't think of her newest novel "One Good Turn" as a crime thriller, but admits that it does have an awful lot of dead bodies littering its pages in this interview with Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina. Atkinson talks about the book's Edinburgh setting and the advantages of writing about your hometown. She also explores the characters that populate this darkly humorous novel.
New York, NY – In a debate with his Republican challenger, Democratic New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi called his failure to repay the state for his use of a staffer as a personal driver for his wife "an aberration" in his 35-year career in government. WAMC's Francesca Bruno reports.
Lenox, MA – Berkshire Health Systems has embarked on a Community Pain Management Project in order to better treat cronic and acute pain patients. As part of that project, the largest health care provider in Berkshire County decided to address the abuse of the types of medications often prescribed to treat those conditions. The state Department of Public Health is applauding the effort, calling it a cutting edge program. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;