An exterior view of the Massachusetts State House in Boston

Massachusetts lawmakers are getting back at work this week on Beacon Hill.

(Airs 1/03/16 & 1/04/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Kingston Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about the top stories of 2015, the number of journalists killed in 2015, journalism innovations of the year, and much more.

On Sunday New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an Executive Order to protect homeless individuals across the state from inclement winter weather.

Trump For President

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is in the headlines across  the Northeast.

Strange Universe: 1/3/16

Jan 3, 2016

This week, Bob Berman gives a preview of what the skies will bring in 2016.

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Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump will have a packed house when he speaks this week in the backyard of second-place Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders.

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The Hampden district attorney is warning there may be a more lethal strain of heroin being distributed in the area.

A gray seal removed from a canal lock in upstate New York has made its way to Cape Cod Bay after being released off Long Island.

Scientists say a small earthquake has hit in northern New Jersey.

Taste NY: A Success

Jan 2, 2016
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Taste NY, New York state's effort to highlight locally produced foods and beverages, saw sales at its events and stores triple in 2015.