Montpelier, VT – A bill to expand designated wilderness areas in New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest and Vermont's Green Mountain National Forest was passed by Congress this week. Passage of the Wilderness Bill had been delayed during the regular Congressional session following political bickering between Vermont's Congressional delegation and Governor. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – Coming up on In Our Backyard: The botulism scourge raging through the Great Lakes is causing the worst loon mortality rate of the century! We'll discuss the unnecessary death of majestic trees in suburban areas. Also, will clam bakes become a thing of the past? Air Date: 11/13/2006
Kingston, NY – As Governor-elect Eliot Spitzer prepares to take office, non-profit groups are preparing to hold him to his campaign promises. One of those groups is Children's Defense Fund, which wants to see Spitzer implement health coverage for every child in the state. WAMC's Julia Taylor reports.
Albany, NY – New York's Maurice Hinchey joins Alan Chartock in the Congressional Corner to discuss election results, the Democrats' plans for January, the war in Iraq, and the current lame duck session.
Ticonderoga, NY – International Paper announced Tuesday afternoon that it was ending its test burn of tire derived fuel at it's Ticonderoga, New York mill. Opponents downwind of the plant, who claimed emissions levels would be too high and resulting particulate matter would harm health, are elated that the test ended early. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – Dr. Stieg's guest this week is fellow neurologist Mark Souweidane. Dr. Souweidane is the vice chair of Weill Medical College's Department of Neurological Surgery and specializes in pediatric neurosurgery. He talks to Dr. Stieg about the challenges specific to treating brain tumors in children. The colleagues discuss the advanced tools that enable neurosurgeons to perform less invasive surgeries, dealing with worried parents, the role of mentors in medical careers and the rewards in helping children.
Albany, NY – The Federal Environmental Protection Agency has determined that General Electric must provide alternate water sources to upstate municipalities that draw their water supplies from the Hudson River--in preparation for the 40-mile PCB dredging project beginning in two years. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein has the latest:
North Greenbush, NY – Transportation researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are running a new kind of traffic study in the Capital Region. They're making use of EZ-Pass tags to track traffic patterns. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein has details: