Newburgh, ny – An agreement on the reassessment of two Orange County power plants has left a school district facing tax increases as high as fifty percent. And that, district officials and legislators say, is a textbook example of the need for education funding reform in New York. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports.
Albany, NY – Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. We'll find out what the Assembly Speaker thinks about the proposal to suspend the state's sales tax on gasoline. They'll also talk about a possible property tax cap, pay raises for state judges, presidential politics and much more.
Northampton, MA – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick was in Northampton earlier this week to announce a workforce training grant to a local company and to talk about his economic development plan for the state. After the announcement, the governor sat down with reporters in a conference room in city hall for a roundtable discussion . WAMC s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill was among the reporters who talked with the governor.....
Albany, NY – Julia speaks with contemporary artist Julie Mehretu about her work and her new exhibit at Williams College. They started talking about art and ended up talking about Julie's childhood interest in art.
Albany, NY – Joe speaks with Joe Camp about how be came to write "Soul of a Horse". Film writer, producer, director and author Camp has been exploring the soul of the horse after his wife gave him a horse for his birthday. Camp is also known for creating the movie "Bengie".
Albany, NY – Nancy Scarselletta of the Language Learning Institute in Albany, NY speaks to Joe and David about the institute and their summer camp. The Language Learning Institute focuses on teaching students before and after high school. For more information, visit www.languagelearninginstitute.com.