Albany, NY – Dr. Stieg welcomes Dr. Matthew Fink, the vice chair of the neurology department at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, NY-Presbyterian Hospital. On this initial installment of How to Save Your Life, they discuss what seperates neurologists from psychologists and neurosurgeons, and what to do if your loved ones begin exhibiting signs of dementia.
Albany, NY – Mary Gordon is known for her novels, but now a collection of her short stories, "The Stories of Mary Gordon," has appeared. She talks with Gretchen about the way that a story, like a poem, can capture the intensity of a moment. She also shares her thoughts on the way short stories are unjustly viewed in the literary world as a lesser form.
Kingston, NY – U.S. Democratic Senator Charles Schumer of New York endorsed U.S. House candidate Kirsten Gillibrand last night in a speech that blasted the Republican party. Gillibrand is challenging longtime Republican incumbent John Sweeney in a Congressional district that stretches from the Hudson Valley to the Adirondacks. More from WAMC's Julia Taylor.
Plattsburgh, NY – Construction on a major development project on the former Plattsburgh Air Force base has been delayed. But company and local officials aren't worried. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – Garage Rumble is a teen battle of the bands created to engage, promote, and inspire young Hudson Valley bands ages 13 to 19. Jennifer Nathan spoke with founder Kristen Garnier about this year's Garage Rumble.
Albany, NY – Congressional Quarterly's David Hawkings joins Alan Chartock in the Congressional Corner to discuss the Mark Foley scandal, the hot House and Senate races, and some recent bills passed by the House.
Albany, NY – State workers in Albany are protesting plans to move the state's Department of Agriculture and Markets food testing laboratory and the state data centers out of the city. WAMC'S Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports:
Albany, NY – $2 million in disaster aid grants are going to eight counties in Upstate New York affected by last June's flooding. Montgomery county is among them. State and local officials say the infusion will help homeowners repair damaged property. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein has more: