Albany, NY – Should cameras be allowed inside courtrooms in New York State? That topic is debated by guests Jonathan Gradess (NYSDA) and Vincent Buzard (Harris Beach PLLC.) Alan Chartock moderates the discussion.
Pittsfield, MA – April is child abuse prevention month. In Massachusetts, the number of confirmed child abuse cases statewide has increased. But instances of child abuse in Berkshire County are believed to have decreased. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details
Albany, NY – Joe speaks with award winning journalist and author, Steve Lopez about his book "The Soloist". This story started as a column for the L.A. Times and later became a nonfiction novel about the musician Nathanial Aires,who is now suffering from a mental illness.
Hudson Valley, NY – The cost of fuel and fertilizer is going up with blinding speed and that's putting the squeeze on New York agriculture. Plus there's new competition from growers on the other side of the country. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports the state and its farmers are looking for creative ways to market goods grown in NY .
Albany, NY – (Airs: 4/25/08 and 4/26/08) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: two state commissions are due to release reports that could help lower the state's highest in the nation property taxes, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a new poll showing John McCain making in-roads among New York voters, and there's a new handbook that details a water quality action plan for the Adirondacks.
Albany, NY – (AIRS: 4/27/08 & 4/28/08) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and WTEN Anchor Elisa Streeter discuss your letters, Rupert Murdoch's quest to own Newsday and get an FCC waiver, and the Columbia Journalism Review's Russert Watch.
udson Valley and Catskills, NY – As the number of existing single-family homes sold in New York's Hudson Valley and Catskills continued to drop in March, so did their prices. WAMC's Hank Gross has more...