Albany, NY – Host Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina talks to author Patricia Klindienst about her latest book "The Earth Knows My Name: Food, Culture and Sustainability in the Gardens of Ethnic Americans." The book chronicles Klindienst's travels around the country, studying the gardens of various cultures and what they reveal about the peoples who tend them.
Montpelier, VT – Vermont Governor Jim Douglas is calling for an emergency dairy summit and is also seeking federal disaster assistance to help the state's farmers deal with what he calls a perfect storm of low milk prices, high fuel costs and bad weather. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Stockbridge, MA – The Kripalu Center for Yoga and health is set to formally request permits for an $8 million proposed expansion of its Stockbridge, Massachusetts facility in less than a week. In a separate move, the Town Board of Selectmen has asked the center to reconsider its payment in lieu of taxes contribution. With more, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Montpelier, VT – The Agriculture Commissioners from Vermont, New York and Pennsylvania have signed a cooperative agreement that they hope will bolster their dairy industries by improving dairy profitability and productivity. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Pittsfield, MA – The Berkshire Compact for Higher Education has brought together key members of the education, business, and government communities to assess the needs of higher education and build a stronger, more competitive, work force in the Berkshires. The compact is moving into its second year, and as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports new members are being tapped for the effort;
Saratoga Springs, NY – New York democratic hopeful for governor Thomas Suozzi is hanging on to his long-shot effort -and blasting the property tax plan of his front-running opponent, Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. Meanwhile, Governor George Pataki says state lawmakers' property tax credit plan looks good. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports.