NEWTON, MA – New England news outlets have, of course, been covering the historic flooding extensively. But the problem with flooding is that it makes it hard for the reporters to get there too. So one TV station has asked its viewers for help in telling the story. WAMC's Dan Bobkoff reports.
Dalton, MA – With fuel among the issues at the forefront of national discussion, a member of the Berkshire Delegation to the state House in Boston is among lawmakers interested in bringing alternative fuels to Massachusetts. Details from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Tupper Lake, NY – A lawsuit has been filed against the New York Power Authority and the Adirondack Park Agency over the proposed route of a power line into Tupper Lake. The village, in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, has had power problems for years and new power lines are planned to help solve the problem. But a landowner says a part of the route was authorized arbitrarily and wants it changed or the project stopped. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – Coming up on In Our Backyard: More on the fate of the geese in Collin's Park in Scotia, NY. Then its our, Hmmmm....that's an interesting idea show. Today, we are offering 6 ideas that you might love or hate- but all are ideas that look to clean up the environment. Air Date 5/15/2006
Schenectady, NY – Negotiations between the New York State Nurses Association and a Capital Region hospital are bogged down, leaving nurses protesting and hospital administration frustrated. In the face of a nationwide nursing shortage, union-administration impasses like these are happening all over the state. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports.
Albany, NY – Environmental advocates from over 200 local, state and national organizations in New York are calling on lawmakers to pass a $200 million environmental protection fund for this year's budget. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein has more:
Plattsburgh, NY – Chicago's subway system is the second-largest in the U-S. It provides about 500-thousand customer trips each day on seven routes, covering the city and 40 nearby suburbs. Bombardier's rail car manufacturing plant in Plattsburgh, New York will benefit from a major, multi-million dollar contract that company has announced with the Chicago Transit Authority. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.