Pittsfield, MA – Nurses at two of the three hospitals in the Berkshires are at odds with their administrations over on-going contract negotiations. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the most recent development in this story regarding nurses at Berkshire Medical Center.
Austerlitz, NY – They call it the Bounty of the County - it's a relatively new effort to bring local growers and restaurants into a closer relationship. The second annual dinner celebrating the partnership was held at a farm in Austerlitz...and everyone agrees it's a huge success.
Albany, NY – Albany area law enforcement leaders visited the Children's Place daycare at the Empire State Plaza to urge local school officials to apply for pre-Kindergarten grants before time runs out. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Albany, NY – After years and years of being on the radio, for the first time - Joe gets to say the words Rock Snot. It is an algae that is creeping its way into our region. Ward will give us an update. We have talked a lot about lead on this program - we will continue our conversation about it in terms of fishing. Plus, as always, we will answer your letters. This week you want to know about fishers and Honey Bees.
Burlington, VT – Bush's Brain is leaving Washington. Karl Rove has announced that he will leave the White House effective August 31st. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has reaction from the one state the President has never visited - Vermont.
Albany, NY – (Airs: 8/10/07 and 8/11/07) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Elliot Spitzer takes responsibility for his aides' misuse of the state police; A survey shows support to expand New York's Clean Air Act to ban outdoor smoking; and Senator Charles Schumer announces an economic boost for Ulster County.
Albany, NY – (AIRS: 8/12/07 & 8/13/07) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and Kingston Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss the size of the New York Times, newspaper corrections, your letters and more.
Kingston, NY – Chief Gerald Keller has written a five page memo to the mayor outlining a proposal to gentrify the city's Midtown neighborhood. The proposal comes after a rash of violent crimes in a neighborhood that's been a problem for decades.
Pittsfield, MA – In 1961, former Life magazine reporter, Joe Bride chronicled Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle's pursuit of Babe Ruth's single-season homerun record. Bride is speaking in Pittsfield, Massachusetts tonight about the ironies of baseball records. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, spoke with Bride about his reporting on that record and the most recent baseball record set by slugger Barry Bonds;