Albany, NY – Alexander McCall Smith sets his latest novel "The Right Attitude to Rain" in his home town of Edinburgh, Scotland. Smith, the author of "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" novels, talks about why he focuses on female protagonists and the power of certain primal emotions in storytelling. He also discusses his part in a recent collection of retold myths from around the world.
Albany, NY – What do you do if your child has problem breathing in the middle of the night? Should children suffering from asthma curb their athletic activities? Dr. Philip Stieg talks to pediatrician Dr. Gerald Loughlin about these and other questions related to childrens' health. Dr. Loughlin also explains why changing medical technology has made pediatricians authorities on some adult diseases.
Kingston, NY – Real estate prices in most of the Northeast region have been declining for the past few months. But in Ulster County, New York, realtors report they are just now seeing softness in the market. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Julia Taylor has the story:
Burlington, VT – Congressman Jack Murtha was in Vermont today to stump for Democratic Congressional Candidate Peter Welch. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was at the afternoon reception and rally where Murtha blasted the Bush administration's Iraq policies.
Pittsfield, MA – The second annual Pittsfield CityJazz Festival is getting underway this week. And while the festival concert series begins Thursday, its informal kick-off was today in the Pittsfield Public Schools. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details;
Kingston, NY – At least 400 IBM employees across the country are scrambling to figure out the next step in their careers. In the Northeast region, the company has told about 95 in New York's Hudson Valley and 15 in the Burlington, Vermont area that their jobs are being "redeployed." WAMC's Julia Taylor reports.