(Airs 12/14 & 12/15) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about Rolling Stone Magazine's University of Virginia gang rape story, Rosemary's trip to Jordan and the difficulties journalists face there, training young journalists today, and much more.
In November, Rob Hitzig, an artist based in Montpelier, Vermont, had a wordless billboard installed beside Route 9 in Queensbury, New York. The space typically reserved for advertising featured a colorful, abstract image that Hitzig has described as an “antidote” to constant, demanding messages.
The U.S. House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs recently held a hearing focused on ending veteran homelessness and improving the delivery of healthcare and other benefits to former service men and women. Massachusetts-based Soldier On was one of five nonprofits invited to testify before members of Congress to speak about their experiences and how they think veteran care should be provided. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis spoke with Soldier On CEO Jack Downing.
Speaking after returning from Washington D.C. Friday, retiring Democratic Congressman Bill Owens of Northern New York said leaving his job is ‘bittersweet’ but that he would also like to stay engaged in the North Country.
“I think that from my perspective, I believe that I will be able to contribute by continuing to help in the economic development arena in particular, and I think that that is something that the North Country cries out for, whether you’re talking about Saratoga or you’re talking about Lewis County, and everything in between.”