Boston, Ma – A new study from the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute shows that the Pioneer Valley has more working poor families than anywhere else in the state. Details from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.
Albany, NY – (Albany, N.Y. -- Airs 6/16/06 and 6/17/06) On this week's Legislative Gazette: the leading republican and democratic candidates for governor unveil plans to cut property taxes, our political observer shares his thoughts on the possibility that Rudy Giuliani may run for president, and there's a new agreement signed to aid the dairy industries of NY, VT and PA.
Albany, NY – ALBANY, NY (2006-06-19) Albany, NY (AIRS: 06/18/06 and 6/19/06) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union editor Rex Smith and WTEN TV anchor Elisa Streeter discuss the promotion of MSNBC's Dan Abrams, PBS indecency guidelines, New Jersey's new, tough ban on prison interviews, your letters and much more.
Plattsburgh, NY – New York Governor George Pataki was in Plattsburgh Monday morning to officially welcome a major new employer to the North Country. The company is expected to bring an initial 800 jobs, over ten years the company is targeting hiring 25-hundred people. It's expected those employment numbers will double as auxiliary and support businesses also move into the region. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – On this week's show, Alan Chartock talks to state Senator Liz Krueger, chair of the Senate Democratic Campaign Committee, about the chances of a Democratic takeover of the Senate in 2006. The two also talk about the brewing Democratic conflict over the replacement of departing Senate Minority Leader David Paterson and the strengthening of the state Democratic base.
Montpelier, VT – Vermont's treasurer has joined with his counterparts in Connecticut, New York, Maine, California and other institutional investors in asking the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission to require that publicly traded companies disclose their financial risk from global warming. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.