Montpelier, VT – Farmers across Vermont have seen crops damaged by too much rain this year. The U-S Department of Agriculture has now designated the entire state and bordering counties in Massachusetts, New York and New Hampshire a federal disaster area. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Plattsburgh, NY – During the end of session activity Friday, the New York State Legislature finally approved a slew of appointments to various state posts. Among those was the appointment of the now former Mayor of Plattsburgh Dan Stewart to the Chairmanship of the state Commission of Correction. Stewart leaves his elected post mid-term. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more..
Albany, NY – (Airs: 6/23/06 and 6/24/06)On this week's Legislative Gazette: Lawmakers work to wrap up the 2006 legislative session, our political observer shares his thoughts on budget reform, and NY and 15 other states are challenging the E-P-A's new mercury pollution rules.
Albany, NY – (Airs: 6/25/06 and 6/26/06) Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld, and WAMC's Alan Chartock discuss letters about the Robert F. Kennedy article in Rolling Stone Magazine, the FCC votes to reveiw ownership rules, Dan Rather says goodbye to CBS and more...
Albany, NY – HISTORIC - FIRST NATIONAL SUMMIT ON THE ADVANCEMENT OF GIRLS IN MATH & SCIENCE - The U.S. national report card in science was just released. While some gains were seen in primary grades, middle grades and high school showed little or no progress. More details next week on that topic. Just days prior to those results, the first ever National Summit on the Advancement of Girls in Math and Science was held in Washington, D.C.
Goshen, NY – Jury selection for the murder trial of Christopher Porco began Monday in Orange County. The 22-year-old is accused of killing his father with an ax and beating his mother two years ago in their suburban Albany home. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein was at the courthouse and filed this report.
Boston, mA – Massachusetts Republican Governor Mitt Romney vetoed a number of provisions in the legislature's spending budgets Saturday. The legislature, controlled by Democrats, is expected to seek overrides of many of these vetoes. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has details.
Albany, NY – Alan talks to Republican Congressman John Sweeney of New York's 20th district. The two discuss the recent debate over distribution of Homeland Security funding, Governor George Pataki's presidential prospects and Sweeney's stance on the recent scandal involving Democratic Congressman William Jefferson.
Plattsburgh, NY – NEXUS is a joint Canadian and U-S program for frequent travelers designed to speed-up and simplify crossing the border for pre-approved, low-risk travelers. It uses dedicated lanes - like a speed-pass for crossing the border. U-S Customs has announced that a new phase of the program has begun that will make using the pass to cross the border easier. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.