Resolution came today in the case of Dave Wick. The embattled executive director of the Lake George Park Commission, who was placed on paid leave earlier this month, can now return to his job. The announcement comes after an outpouring of support from public officials and environmental groups.
The first major winter storm of the season is hitting the region this hour on one of the busiest travel days of the year. Snow already covers the ground in some regions while other areas are just starting to see the changeover from rain and sleet at this hour.
Travelers looking to get out of town for Thanksgiving usually face heavy traffic, but this year, weather is the wildcard. Meteorologist Luigi Meccariello is with the National Weather Service out of Albany.
While the wizards of new technology wax lyrically about the wonders of technological development, there is another side, one often overlooked in the avalanche of new products. Clearly computers have changed our lives, opened new horizons of learning and have abbreviated research efforts, but there are hidden societal costs that are unnoticed or intentionally ignored.
The USA Luge team is preparing for its first World Cup competition of the season. Members spoke by conference call from Austria with reporters Tuesday, including WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Under a reorganization that started two years ago, the community colleges in Massachusetts are becoming regional workforce development centers. Holyoke Community College is building a new facility to help meet the demand for skilled workers in the health care industry.
In the tradition of Oliver Sacks's The Island of the Colorblind, Rosemary Mahoney tells the story of Braille Without Borders, the first school for the blind in Tibet, and of a remarkable blind woman who founded the school. Fascinated and impressed by what she learned from the blind children of Tibet, Mahoney was moved to investigate further the cultural history of blindness.
By living among the blind, Rosemary Mahoney enables us to see them in fascinating close up, revealing their particular "quality of ease that seems to broadcast a fundamental connection to the world." Her book is For the Benefit of Those Who See: Dispatches from the World of the Blind.
Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer are a fascinating, artistic, and talented couple who - lucky for us - live part-time in our region.
Amanda Palmer's new book The Art of Asking, is part manifesto, part revelation and a little bit "how-to" guide. Gaiman's most recent release is his adaption of Hansel and Gretel. They join us to discuss asking and audiobooks.