Springfield, MA – The officials in charge of promoting and expanding the biotech industry in Massachusetts held a conference in Springfield today to talk about the state's plans to invest one billion dollars in the industry....WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Last week, we talked about the gender gap in computer science and reported on research being done at the University of Colorado to determine methods to help close that gap. And then a university president in Pennsylvania made suggestions how to guide more women and minorities into the STEM disciplines - science, technology, engineering, and math. You can hear that Best of Our Knowledge show, # 946, online at http://www.wamc.org/prog-tbook.html.
Albany, NY – In an effort to educate policymakers, the media, the public and especially New York's overburdened real property taxpayer, city and village mayors from across the state were in Albany this morning for the unveiling of a new website that focuses on the Property Tax Impact of State Actions in Albany. Capital District Bureau chief Dave Lucas reports.
Albany, NY – Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Senator Neil Breslin. Breslin talks about the historic election which saw Democrats gain a majority in the state Senate for the first time in over forty years. They'll discuss the so called "gang of four" who are threatening to help Republicans maintain power in the Senate. They'll also talk about how state government will change with Democrats controlling the Senate.
Northampton, MA – A project is underway to make the major north-south interstate highway in Western Massachusetts safer and at the same time help out with efforts to expand broadband access in the region.. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
NY – Hillary Rodham Clinton says she thinks President-elect Obama is off to a good start since winning the election. WAMC's Jill Rontey has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
NY – New York officials have sent cancellation notices to 28 contractors providing drug treatment programs for parolees as a budget-cutting measure. Treatment advocates say the program cuts will result in more parolees returning to crime. WAMC's Jill Rontey has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
NY – The 2008 election wasn't perfect for Charles Schumer, but it was still pretty good for New York's senior senator. And that means he will have more power and influence in a government soon to be dominated by Democrats. WAMC's Jill Rontey has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.