Hudson Valley, NY – As the cracks in the nation's economy continue to widen, New York state officials are looking toward alternative energy and green development as a growth industry for the future. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett takes a look at how going green is spreading across the state.
Washington, D.C. – Some federal law makers are concerned low income residents may not receive the tax rebate they are entitled to under the stimulus package approved by congress earlier this month. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has this report;
Albany, NY – Host Dr. Philip E. Stieg welcomes James Satterfield, President and co-founder of Firestorm Solutions which helps businesses and other organizations plan for natural disasters and emergencies. He stresses the importance of focusing on the people and culture of an organization when planning for a crisis. They'll also talk about some of the steps families can take to prepare for disaster.
Springfield MA – Officials in Springfield Massachusetts have announced plans to hold a one day forum in April to spread the word about what the old industrial city is doing to transform itself into a so-called...green city. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.....
Burlington, VT – In 2007, the University of Vermont established a policy that all new construction and renovations to buildings on campus must meet the silver LEED environmental standards. The newest building on the UVM campus has exceeded that ranking and is the first of its type in the country to receive a gold designation. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley toured the new student center at UVM.
Albany, NY – Joe and David speak with the Berkshire Immigrant Center in Pittsfield, MA. The center provides legal, translation and other services to immigrants in the area. They are hosting Immigrant Day this Friday.
Albany, NY – (Airs: 2/22/08 and 2/23/08) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: 2008 marks the last year New Yorkers will vote using the old levered voting machines, Senator Schumer unveils a plan to attack what he calls a "vacant housing crisis," and New York state's DEC and the Nature Conservancy agree on what will become one of the largest state land acquisitions in a decade.
Albany, NY – (AIRS: 2/24/08 & 2/25/08) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and Kingston Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss whether there's a right way to report horrific news, your letters about blogs, and much more.