Albany, NY – Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Health Commissioner Richard Daines, M.D. Commissioner Daines talks about the effort to reduce youth smoking by pressuring movie studios to eliminate smoking in movies rated for younger audiences. They'll also discuss the health care reforms proposed in Governor Spitzer's executive budget. Alan and Commissioner Daines also talk about what you can do to help combat the flu and what the state is doing to encourage doctors to practice in underserved areas.
Latham, NY – The New York National Guard has activated it's state-of-the-art command center in Latham, designed to empower commanders to make better decisions faster whenever New York Military Forces are deployed in emergencies or on homeland security operations. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas visited the facility and files this report.
Albany, NY – Joe and Julia speak with Grammy winning jazz singer, Nnenna Freelon, about her tour with the Monterey Jazz Festival's 50th Anniversary Tour. This tour celebrates the past, present and future jazz musicians. For more information visit www.montereyjazzfestival.org.
Albany, NY – Hal Holbrook is the Oscar nominee for the movie, "Into the Wild", and he will be appearing at the Colonial Theater as Mark Twain Tonight! on March 8. He has been doing this one- man show, Mark Twain Tonight! since 1954, which makes it the longest running theater show. For more information, visit www.thecolonialtheater.org.