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.
Albany, NY – The New York State Education department is making data on violent and disruptive incidents in New York's schools from 2003 to 2005 available to the public now, in hopes that parents will have earlier access to the information. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports:
Great Barrington, MA – With the slots for the September primary finalized at least two Berkshire County democrats are making official campaign announcements this week for the first district State Senate seat. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, was there for former state representative Christopher Hodgkins's kick-off earlier today;
North Adams, MA – Masspro, a healthcare quality improvement organization, has recognized Northern Berkshire County's largest health care provider for its treatment of cardiac patients. Details from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Albany, NY – On this week's Legislative Gazette: William Weld drops out of the Republican race for Governor, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on Weld's move, and lawmakers attack the problem of childhood obesity
Albany, NY – (Albany, NY (AIRS: 06/11/06 and 06/12/06) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union editor Rex Smith and Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss your letters, whether reporters should be required to disclose their backgrounds, the FCC indecency-fine-boost passes and much more.
Albany, NY – Coming Up On In Our Backyard: Are animals self-aware? Anyone who has ever had a pet will probably say, Of course they are. However, a new study reported in the online science journal, Neuron says that some animals such as dolphins don't have the same part of the brain that makes humans self-aware. We'll ask Ward what this means. Also, If you see a turtle attempting to cross the road-help him out for the love of reptiles! Air Date: 6/10/06