Amherst, MA – The US Department of Energy is looking for a new location to set up a facility to test wind turbine blades, and Massachusetts is under consideration. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Albany, NY – There's a call to "get the lead out" of New York, with two state Senators introducing legislation to eliminate lead poisoning in compliance with a federal mandate to do so by 2010.
Every year 10-thousand children in New York State are newly identified as "lead poisoned." Exposure to lead, primarily in the form of lead dust from deteriorating paint in older buildings, causes permanent IQ loss and intellectual impairment.
Albany, NY – Author Matthew Sharpe talks about his new novel Jamestown on this edition of The Book Show. His darkly comical novel is set in the not too distant future where a post-apocalyptic world has descend into chaos
Albany, NY – This week on How to Save Your life, Dr. Stieg welcomes his personal physician, Dr. Harvey Kline. Dr. Kline is a professor of clinical medicine at Weill Medical College, Cornell University and New York Presbyterian Hospital. He offers his advice on how to stay healthy and prevent disease well into old age.
Kingston, NY – Drivers on the New York State Thruway may have noticed gas stations closed along their trips - that's because the Thruway is switching the gasoline brands at nearly half of them. WAMC's Julia Taylor reports.
Kingston, NY – As Kingston and Benedictine Hospitals hammer out a realignment agreement, they've been close-lipped about the issue that's hung up merger talks in the past. Abortion has always been a sticking point for the Catholic Benedictine - the hospital won't partner with another hospital that performs them. Kingston is finally going public with the deal it has hammered out with Benedictine over reproductive health, but some advocacy groups don't like it. WAMC's Julia Taylor reports.
Albany, NY – Coming up on In Our Backyard: its our 100th show--and it is also my last show with Ward Stone. Today, we'll talk about our hopes & dreams for the environment, what we hope to achieve in 2007, and of course we'll be reading your letters.
Albany, NY – Coming up on In Our Backyard: there is Doctor Seuss and there is Dr. Ward. This week, OUR Ward is trying to save a few bear cubs--we'll hear the story. Plus, snow, rabies, possums and Montana's Science Fair!
Dartmouth, MA – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Policy Analysis has issued its 2007 New England Casino Gaming Update. And, it is adding fuel to the debate over expanding legal gaming in Massachusetts....WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...