WAMC New York News
5:45 am
Thu August 28, 2008

Macy's and the EPA reach settlement

Albany, NY – A Macy's department store in Albany county is included in a settlement reached between the retail chain and the Federal Environmental
Protection Agency. WAMC's Brian Shields reports. OPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
5:24 am
Thu August 28, 2008

51% Show # 998

Albany, NY – Ashley Rhodes Courter is a survivor. She nearly fell through the cracks of the U.S. foster care system. She was dumped, abused, neglected and called a liar. And she didn't give up. Katie Britton has the story.
10:15 Rhodes-Courter - Britton


Coming up on 51%... We'll talk about what courage means in the modern world...and why courageous women are needed.

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WAMC New York News
1:52 am
Thu August 28, 2008

Water Quality Results At the Click of Computer Mouse

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Beacon, NY – The first step in what's being called the future of research and technology is out on the Hudson River. And developers hope it won't be alone for long. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports.

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WAMC News
12:08 am
Thu August 28, 2008

High Volume of Current Assistance Requests Raises Concerns for Winter Needs

South Burlington, VT – Phone calls to an assistance line run by Vermont's United Way chapters are running at nearly double last year's pace, as more people reach out for help with the high cost of food, fuel and housing. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New York News
12:01 am
Thu August 28, 2008

Taskforce Releases NY Human Trafficking Report

Albany, NY – A New York State task force has released a series of recommendations aimed at further strengthening what is already the nation's most comprehensive approach to the scourge of human trafficking. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

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The Roundtable
11:58 am
Wed August 27, 2008

Teri Ptacik and Peter Paden (aired 8/27/08)

Albany, NY – The Roundtable Hosts speak with Teri Ptacik and Peter Paden, Executive Directors from Agricultural Sterwardship Association and Columbia Land conservancy, respectively.

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Election 2008
11:40 am
Wed August 27, 2008

Leahy Speech to Democrats Focuses on Rural Issues

Denver, CO – Vermont's senior Senator Patrick Leahy made remarks Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention. He emphasized that rural Americans have been hurt more than the country as a whole by the Bush administration's economic policies. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New York News
11:05 am
Wed August 27, 2008

Federal Flood Study Under Review as State Flood Buyout Begins

Hudson Valley, NY – A new state program to help homeowners in flood zones get out of their homes has begun and there are calls for it to be continued until everyone's been relocated. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports.

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Election 2008
10:25 am
Wed August 27, 2008

Pollster Says DNC "Extremely Important" for Obama

Albany, NY – The Democratic National Convention is "extremely important" for Barack Obama to tighten his support among the base of Democratic voters, according to pollster John Zogby. The latest Zogby poll indicated Obama trailing McCain by five points nationally.

"[Obama] has been in a tailspin. He had a bad month," Zogby said.

Zogby said that Obama must use the convention as an opportunity to unite the Democratic Party.

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WAMC New York News
10:18 am
Wed August 27, 2008

Clinton's DNC speech a success

Albany, NY – New York Senator Hillary Clinton delivered what some say is the best speech of her political career at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night.

In a super-charged message, Clinton fired up the delegates when she said Obama can return America to a strong footing.

Orange County, New York Democratic Chairman Jonathan Jacobson, who is at the convention, said her speech was very clear and very strong.

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