Boston, MA – The administration of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has set up a program to help some people avoid losing their homes to foreclosure. Also, the state's top law enforcement officer has announced a deal with one subprime lender to provide foreclosure relief. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Attorney General's office has launched a web site that is intended to help Vermonters compare retail prescription drug prices. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – This week, Dr. Philip Stieg welcomes Dr. Mehmet Oz, an internationally acclaimed physician and author. What is complementary or alternative medicine? What can we do to stay healthier and live longer? Dr. Oz offers his expertise on these and other topics including weight loss, heart health and much more. Dr. Oz is the co-author of "You: The Owner's Manual" and other books in the popular series.
Ulster County, NY – Forbes magazine compared 97 counties across the country which funded their schools with property taxes. Ulster County scored among the bottom five. School officials say the results are based on a flawed premise...but one former school board official says the county does have a problem.
Albany, NY – Many of us believe that as we age we will inevitably become frail, tethered to walkers or bound to wheel chairs...probably in a state of despair or depression. But new research reveals that chronically sedentary elders, even frail ones, who begin to exercise, will not only gain certain mobility, but their depression may lift. The Health Show's frequent contributor Jacqueline Froelich is taking a five part look at elder mental health. Here is her first report.
Albany, NY – Connie Schultz has just written the book "...And His Lovely Wife: A Memoir From the Woman Beside the Man" about what it was like to give up her Pulitzer Prize winning column for the Cleveland Plain Dealer to jump to her husband's campaign for US Senate. The book gives a look into the rigors, adrenaline joys, and madness of a new marriage at midlife and campaigning with her husband who is now the Junior Senator from Ohio.