Plattsburgh, NY – For the past seven years, if you had a problem while traveling on the Adirondack Northway, you were quite literally stuck. There is no cell phone service for nearly 60 miles, exits can be more than 10 miles apart and at times traffic can be sparse. An emergency call box system along the roadway didn't work. But state officials have announced that as of last weekend, those call boxes are now operational. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – The New York State Canal Corporation is reviewing a report from one state lawmaker who has called into question the agency's response to the severe flooding in June along the Erie Canal in the Mohawk Valley. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports:
Alford, MA – In 2003, the International Data Corporation reported people sent 31 billion e-mails a day. That figure was expected to double by 2006. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports on some of the dos and don'ts of this extremely popular communication form.
Albany, NY – Author Victoria Glendinning's new biography, "Leonard Woolf: A Life," examines the man best known as the husband of troubled novelist Virginia Woolf. Glendinning talks to host Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina about Leonard Woolf's own distinguished life as a writer, publisher and political activist. Glendinning also shares her thoughts on how her subject was briefly mischaracterized by the early feminist movement and Woolf's familiarity with suicidal personalities.
Albany , NY – TO: Program Directors FROM: WAMC, Albany, NY RE: 51 PERCENT program rundown DT: FRIDAY, December 22nd, 2006
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Kingston, NY – A Hudson Valley village has taken down its holiday display after a judge ruled that the village couldn't put up a menorah without also allowing a nativity scene. WAMC's Julia Taylor reports.
Plattsburgh, NY – New York, Vermont, eleven other states and the District of Columbia are suing the federal Environmental Protection Agency over its rule-making regarding fine particulate air pollution. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.