Albany, NY – Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings' advisory committee on the future of New York's capital city has spurred criticism from minority community leaders and organizations. Many think there is a crucial lack of representation going into the planning of a city with a substantial minority population. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports:
Kingston, NY – According to research from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Hudson Valley ranks highest in the state for population growth. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Julia Taylor reports.
Lenox, MA – As the hot spell continues over the Northeast, some heating-oil customers in Massachusetts are thinking ahead to the winter, scoping out ways to save money . Oil heating bills doubled for many customers last winter. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff explains.
Pittsfield, MA – Pittsfield native Stephanie Wilson, along with the rest of the Space Shuttle Discovery crew, returned safely to earth this morning. Now the city is planning an event to honor her achievement. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has more;
Albany, NY – (Airs: 7/14/06, 7/15/06) On this week's Legislative Gazette: New York State's School bus fleet could get a serious make over, Congressman Sweeney blames Governor Pataki for tough election fights expected for republicans ... our political observer will share his thoughts, and the Adirondack Park Agency is criticized by an area newspaper.
Albany, NY – ALBANY, NY (2006-07-17) Albany, NY (AIRS: 07/16/06 and 7/17/06) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union editor Rex Smith and WTEN TV anchor Elisa Streeter discuss whether and why news organizaions fall for bogus or misleading terror stories, Dan Rather's new gig with HDTV, getting news on the Iraq war from Iraqi bloggers, and much more.
Albany, NY – The Northeast may see one of its worst seasons of Lyme Disease this year. Reported cases are already on the rise, and a new strain of tick has migrated to the region. WAMC's Capital District bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein has more:
Boston, MA – With just two weeks left in the Massachusetts legislative session, consumer advocates are losing hope that state lawmakers will pass identity theft legislation before next year. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has more.
Kingston, NY – Some communities in the Northeast take a tolerant view of graffiti, even calling it street art in some cases. But after seeing more and more businesses covered in graffiti, Kingston, New York, officials want to do something about the problem. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Julia Taylor reports.