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WAMC New England News
9:16 am
Wed June 21, 2006

Starting Students on the Same Page

Holyoke, MA – In Massachusetts, the Holyoke Public School System is looking to assure all its students begin their education on as level a field as possible. And as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, Holyoke is offering free pre-kindergarten classes this summer to those who would likely enter kindergarten without it;

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WAMC New England News
9:09 am
Wed June 21, 2006

Health Officials Urge Precautionary Steps to Combat West Nile

Great Barrington, MA – With the first rash of intense summer temperatures rolling in this week mosquitos, which can carry West Nile Virus, are expected to be out in full force. Public health officials in the region say there are simple precautions all residents should take to avoid mosquito bites, which can cause West Nile Virus. WAMC's Carrie Saldo has more;

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The Roundtable
7:51 am
Wed June 21, 2006

Joe Donahue's Interview with Kinky Friedman 6/20/06

Albany, NY – Author and musician turned politician joins Joe Donahue to talk about why he's running for office.

WAMC New England News
5:17 am
Wed June 21, 2006

Drug Company Marketing to Medical Professionals Up Sharply in Vermont

Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Attorney General is required to produce an annual report on how much drug companies spend to market their products to Vermont physicians, hospitals, and universities. His latest report indicates that the amount of money drug companies spend in Vermont continues to rise. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New York News
4:36 am
Wed June 21, 2006

No satisfaction

Albany, NY – As New York lawmakers struggle to wrap up the session, Senate Democrats are saying significant reform is seriously lacking. And according to the newest Quinnipiac University poll, they're not the only ones. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports:

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WAMC New England News
4:35 am
Wed June 21, 2006

Re-trial Ordered After 20 Years in Prison

Pittsfield, MA – A Berkshire County man convicted of raping three children over 20 years ago has been granted a new trial; Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has the details;

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3:16 am
Wed June 21, 2006

Word For The Wise #3008

Albany, NY – Word For The Wise #3008--06/21/06: OLD FISHWIVES'TALES

WAMC New York News
11:00 am
Tue June 20, 2006

Plattsburgh Mayor Forms Charter Commission

Plattsburgh, NY – The mayor of Plattsburgh has appointed a commission to review the document that sets the rules for governing that northern New York city. While he says it's time to review all aspects of the city charter, others say it's simply a political move to advance a change in the city's governing structure. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
8:58 am
Tue June 20, 2006

Massachusetts Plans to Share Burden of Capital Improvements

Boston, MA – Massachusetts legislators have developed what they are calling a first in the nation initiative" - a cultural facilities fund that shares the burden of, often costly, capital improvements with arts organizations. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, spoke with one well known summerstock theater to put the funds' impact in perspective;

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In Our Backyard
6:18 am
Tue June 20, 2006

In Our Backyard #59

Albany, NY – Coming up on In Our Backyard: Professor Ward offers us a primer in Lyme disease 101. Thanks to the warm Winter and wet Spring, our region is unusually ripe for Lyme disease and the ticks that cause it. Saturday, June 24 is The Great American Backyard Camp Out-we'll tell you how you can participate. Also, environmentalists are loving President Bush this week-we'll tell you why. Air Date: 6/19/2006

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