Albany, NY – Sue Sternberg and Ron Scharf help WAMC listeners deal with a toy poodle who is a fussy eater, an alternative Three's Company where a cat lives with two dogs, and struggling to keep a dog's attention long enough to establish desirable behaviors. Joe Donahue hosts as the Pets and Vets crew also discusses a dog who no longer likes going for walks and a pinchy biter.
Albany, NY – Dr. Stieg welcomes Michael Olson, a noted journalist and advocate of metropolitan farming. Michael talks about the food chain and how it affects the quality of the food we eat. He also gives advice on how to make sure you get what you pay for when buying organic products. Finally, Michael and Dr. Stieg talk about the growing trend towards purchasing fresh, locally grown food instead of processed foods.
Hancock, MA – The first ski area in the northeast to generate its own wind energy held a dedication ceremony Wednesday with its $3.9 million wind turbine towering overhead and a few hundred people looking on. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, was there and has this report;
Poughkeepsie, NY – A grand jury may file criminal charges against the former superintendent of the Poughkeepsie School District. A state audit shows the school board allowed 1.2 million dollars in questionable spending.
Albany, NY – Karl Rove's resignation serves as the jumping off point for discussion on this edition of Politics Vox Pop. Dr. Helen Desfosses joins Alan as WAMC listeners ask, agree, and argue about the political topics on their minds and in their headlines.
Plattsburgh, NY – New York First Lady Silda Wall Spitzer was in Plattsburgh this morning. She met with a newly formed young professionals organization for a roundtable discussion on retaining and recruiting young workers to the region. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
New Paltz, NY – A local activist will be distributing brochures to students and their families, directing them to dioxindorms.com. The author believes dioxin contamination at four dorms is unsafe and should be tested again.