Albany, NY – Host Alan Chartock welcomes Commissioner Carol Ash, head of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. She shares her thoughts on the challenges and opportunities facing the New York State Park system. They'll talk about Governor Eliot Spitzer's proposal to increase funding and what it would mean for the park system. They'll also talk about the economic impact of state parks.
Albany, NY – Joe and Julia talk with food historian Francine Segan about food in film and explore flavors from the silver screen. Francine Segan is also the author of the book, "Movie Menus: Recipes for Perfect Meals with Your Favorite Films" in addition to the "Opera Lover's Cookbook", "The Philosopher's Kitchen" and "Shakespeare's Kitchen".
Albany, NY – Julia speaks with Margot Bean, the U.S. Federal Commissioner of the Office of Child Support Enforcement. Last fall she took steps toward an international treaty at The Hague, which if ratified, would make it harder for spouses to run to another country to avoid paying for child support.
Albany, NY – We've all heard the stereotypical divorce story - two spouses split, the mom takes full custody of the kids, and the dad gets behind on child support payments. This story describes fewer and fewer divorces, as joint custody becomes more common and enforcement of child support grows more sophisticated. But internationally, some parents are skipping out on their families by crossing the border into another country - and into another legal system where child support payments are easier to avoid.