Albany, NY – Depending on which expert is speaking, we're either in a recession or heading for one. WAMC's David Galletly gets the facts on the economy, in a fascinating hour long conversation with widely respected financial guru Hugh Johnson.
Springfield, MA – Springfield Massachusetts, which just five years ago was a financial basket case, has made such a remarkable turn-a-round it could serve as a model for municipal reforms. That's the view of the Speaker of the Massachusetts House , Salvatore DiMasi , after a visit today to Springfield City Hall...WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
Albany, NY – A bill concerned with the safety of New York City's upstate dams isn't expected to survive in the assembly and downstate senators who voted for it say it's a question of turf. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett has more.
Albany, NY – A bill that proposes giving a state agency power over a New York City agency's maintenance of the city's upstate dams passed unanimously in the Senate this week. And it's expected to go nowhere in the assembly. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports.
Plattsburgh, NY – A dozen states, several municipalities and numerous environmental groups are continuing their efforts to force the EPA to change federal ozone standards. A lawsuit filed Tuesday claims the EPA's current standards are too weak and do not adequately protect people's health, especially those with respiratory ailments. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – Host Dr. Philip Stieg is joined by Lt. General Russell Honore, commander of Joint Task Force Katrina responsible for coordinating military relief efforts for hurricane Katrina. Lt. General Honore talks about what we should be doing to prepare for disasters as individuals and at the local, state and federal levels. They'll talk about what we've learned from natural and man-made disasters around the world and the importance of focusing on preparedness.
Two North Adams, Massachusetts – Two North Adams, Massachusetts men have been arrested by New York State Police from the Livingston barracks on a charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance after they were found to have cocaine with an estimated street value of $20,000 with them. WAMC's Hank Gross Has more...