Albany, NY – Schools across New York are under-reporting or failing to report violent incidents and the State Department of Education is doing little to fix the problem-that's according to an audit report out of Comptroller Alan Hevesi's office. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports:
Watervliet, NY – Senior citizens and elderly advocates from Albany County are concerned that Capital Region nursing homes stand to lose millions of dollars. About 100 gathered in Watervliet Monday to voice their concerns to lawmakers about Governor George Pataki's veto of nursing home funding. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein was there and has this report:
Lake Placid, NY – The Adirondack Research Consortium will hold its 13th annual Conference on the Adirondacks on Wednesday and Thursday. Researchers on both scientific and social issues will gather to discuss topics affecting the Adirondacks ranging from tourism and community development, to climate change, and forest ecology. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has a preview.
Albany, NY – Albany, NY (AIRS: 05/21/06 and 05/22/06)On this week's program, WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union editor Rex Smith and WTEN TV anchor Elisa Streeter discuss whether a murder case in and of itself is sensational, the Gov't snooping on reporters, and the NPR-Fox connection.
Albany, NY – (Air Date: 5/19/06, 5/20/06)On this week's Legislative Gazette: Senate and Assembly leaders can't agree on crime issues, 90 percent of school budgets passed across the state .. We'll take a look at one that didn't, and we'll tell you why the New York Power Authority and the Adirondack Park Agency are being sued.
Utica, NY – During the era of TheGreat Depression, prohibition, and speakeasies, America was a land divided by class & culture. But there was one thing that could bring everyone together- beer. Utica College's "Making History" students, Geoff Storm and Robert Beach found out how one man was able to bridge the ethnic and class gap.