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WAMC New England News
11:25 am
Fri June 9, 2006

Efforts In Springfield to Improve Homelessness

Springfield, MA – There are some new efforts in Springfield, Massachusetts to improve the situation for the struggling city's homeless population. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has more.

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WAMC New York News
1:11 am
Fri June 9, 2006

Affordable housing--affordable in New York?

Albany, NY – The need for affordable housing is on the rise in the Northeast and throughout the country. A recent study is showing that New York has not kept up-but officials in its capital city say otherwise. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein has this story:

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12:58 am
Fri June 9, 2006

Word For The Wise #3000

Albany, NY – Word For The Wise #3000--06/09/06: The zero plural

WAMC New England News
11:57 am
Thu June 8, 2006

Berkshire County Primary Ballot Set

Boston, MA – The contenders for the September primary election in Berkshire County have been confirmed by the Massachusetts Secretary of State's office. The race for an open senate seat in Berkshire, Franklin and Hampshire counties has drawn eight candidates. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, with more;

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WAMC New York News
2:28 am
Thu June 8, 2006

Learning to eat well at school

Albany, NY – The growing problem of obesity in the U.S. is hard to ignore. New York lawmakers are trying to attack the problem, starting with children. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports:

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12:56 am
Thu June 8, 2006

Word For The Wise #2999

Albany, NY – Word For The Wise #2999--06/08/06: Upsy Daisy Day and interjections

WAMC New York News
11:30 am
Wed June 7, 2006

Lawmakers Push for Tougher Drunken Boating Law

Plattsburgh, NY – In 2003, Governor Pataki signed a law lowering the threshold for Boating While Intoxicated. This year, the two state lawmakers who successfully moved that legislation through are now working on a proposed new law that would increase the penalties for those convicted of boating while intoxicated, or B-W-I, to match driving while intoxicated penalties. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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The Book Show
2:56 am
Wed June 7, 2006

The Book Show #934

Albany, NY – Author Sara Gruen talks to host Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina about Gruen's new novel, "Water for Elephants." The book tells the story of an elderly man in a nursing home who finds someone who truly cares for him there, while he reminisces about his years in a circus during the Great Depression. Gruen discusses the origins of the novel and the reasons elephants are so important to it.

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12:54 am
Wed June 7, 2006

Word For The Wise #2998

Albany, NY – Word For The Wise #2998--06/07/06: Einstein and polymaths

WAMC New York News
11:55 am
Tue June 6, 2006

Toronto Terror Arrests Prompt Enhanced Border Vigilance

Plattsburgh, NY – U.S. and Canadian authorities tightened their checks of traffic crossing the border following the weekend arrests of 17 Muslim Canadians in a suspected Ontario terror plot. U.S. Border Patrol officials in Washington said patrol stations along the border, especially those adjoining Ontario, are on high alert because of the arrests. But border officials in the region say a high alert is business as usual. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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