Albany, NY – Television programs like Extreme Makeover and The Swan have glorified cosmetic surgery as a cure-all for self-esteem and life difficulties. Doctors performed nearly 12 million cosmetic procedures in the U.S. last year. That's an 8 percent increase since the year 2000. Non-surgical treatments like Botox and laser treatments topped the popularity rankings. Among surgeries, liposuction and breast augmentation had the highest numbers.
Amherst, MA – About a thousand Catholics from throughout Western Massachusetts plan to travel to New York on Sunday to attend the mass Pope Benedict the 16th will celebrate in Yankee Stadium. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
Albany, NY – Novelist Rebecca Flowers joins The Roundtable to discuss her book, "Nice to Come Home To". Flowers discusses how she came to write the book and the struggles she faced during the writing process.
Albany, NY – Alan speaks with Congressman Chris Murphy about the mortgage crisis in today's Congressional Corner. Alan and Murphy discuss the effects that the mortgage crisis has had on the fifth district of Connecticut and the whole country. Alan will conclude his conversation with Murphy tomorrow.
NY NJ PA – Officials from NY, NJ and Pennsylvania have come to an agreement with the federal government to create a plan to help prevent flooding along the Delaware River this spring. Susan Barnett reports.