WAMC New England News
3:08 am
Thu December 4, 2008

Berkshires say "Buy Local"

Berkshires, Ma – The shopping season is upon us and people in the Berkshires want shoppers to buy local, hoping to avoid layoffs and boost the economy. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has a roundup of the local efforts

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WAMC New York News
1:33 am
Thu December 4, 2008

Pine Bush Future: Hotel & Enalrged Landfill?

Albany, NY – The City of Albany is looking to expand its landill, while the Marriot Chain would like to put up a new hotel... in the crosshairs: The Pine Bush Preserve ...

Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports


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51 % The Women's Perspective
1:10 am
Thu December 4, 2008

51% Show # 1012

Albany, NY – When gasoline shot up close to five dollars a gallon, we stopped driving. Statistics showed traffic dropped, gas sales dropped, and car sales are plummeting. We may have a reprieve on the gas prices, but the search for alternatives to fossil fuel has gotten serious. One of the weirdest looking alternatives to come on the scene is the Aptera...it looks kind of like a space age insect....in fact, Aptera is Greek for wingless flight. And company chief marketing officer Tony Kirton believes this little electric bug is going to go far.

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WAMC New England News
12:46 am
Thu December 4, 2008

Jacob's Pillow Makes First Announcement for 2009

Becket, Ma – Jacob's Pillow, in Becket, Massachusetts, was once a stop on the underground railroad. In 1933, dance legend Ted Shawn founded a summer dance festival on the site. More than 75 years later, The Pillow has grown to achieve worldwide recognition for its performances and comprehensive archives of dance. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz toured the grounds

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WAMC New York News
11:47 am
Wed December 3, 2008

Budget Battles Across the Region

Hudson Valley, NY – Proposed budgets are being tweaked, twisted and slashed as legislators try to keep spending down while revenues drop. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett has a look at how the work is playing out across the Hudson Valley.

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WAMC News
10:49 am
Wed December 3, 2008

Head of Vermont Senate Presents Session Priorities

Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Senate President Pro-Tem on Tuesday outlined his priorities for the upcoming Legislative session. Not surprisingly, the focus will be on state finances. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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The Book Show
8:13 am
Wed December 3, 2008

The Book Show #1063

Albany, NY – In Jonathan Carroll's novel "The Ghost in Love," Ben Gould doesn't die according to schedule, and finds himself sharing his life with a ghost, a talking dog, his past selves, and the Angel of Death.

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WAMC News
7:49 am
Wed December 3, 2008

CT Gov. must balance state budget

Hartford, CT – State comptroller Nancy Wyman says Governor M. Jodi Rell must come up with more cuts to balance this year's state budget. WAMC's Charlie Deitz has the story.

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WAMC New York News
7:08 am
Wed December 3, 2008

Senate GOP pushes casino-like games at race tracks

NY – The Senate's Republican majority could push for casino-like electronic games to be added to race tracks statewide, including at a famed Catskills resort. WAMC's Jill Rontey has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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WAMC New York News
7:03 am
Wed December 3, 2008

Cayugas going to court to resume cigarette sales

NY – The Cayuga Indian Nation is seeking a court order that would allow the tribe to resume selling tax-free cigarettes at its two upstate New York convenience stores. WAMC's Jill Rontey has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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