Albany, NY – The cabinet picks of President-elect Barack Obama continue to generate discussion around the country. Today, we welcome Mary Marcy of Bard College to answer questions on the topic. Alan Chartock hosts.
Hudson Valley, NY – An environmental group will be facing the owner of the Indian Point nuclear plant in the US Supreme Court next week, arguing that the federal government should force the plant to replace its antiquated cooling system. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports.
Albany, NY – Environmental Watchdogs are out with a report that says New York's questionable state spending practices are wasting money and harming natural resources. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas has more.
Springfield, MA – City officials in Springfield Massachusetts are dealing with the aftermath of the decision to fire the minority owned business that had been contracted to provide police ordered towing and storage of vehicles...There is litigation and allegations of racial discrimination. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
New Paltz, NY – At a time when social agencies are facing skyrocketing demand, local governments are struggling to maintain services...and that can lead to a standoff. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports that in one Ulster County town, a question about what's legal and what's not almost led officials to totally cut off funding to a non-profit that town officials say is a vital part of the effort to help people in need.
Albany, NY – Six environmental groups have joined forces, calling on New York Governor David Paterson to provide a second 100-Million dollar installment in Capital funding for State Parks in next year's state budget. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.