New York News
12:33 pm
Sun December 21, 2014

Gannett Capitol Reporter: Many Fracking Questions Still Unanswered

Jon Campbell

A six-year de facto moratorium defined by passionate protests, lawsuits and fierce lobbying came to a conclusion with Wednesday’s announcement by the Cuomo administration’s health and environmental conservation commissioners that they would not allow hydraulic fracturing to go forward in New York. Few people have covered the fracking wars as closely as reporter Jon Campbell, who covers the capitol for Gannett. Campbell was at the key cabinet meeting and tells WAMC’s Ian Pickus several questions about the decision remain unanswered.

New York News
9:09 am
Sun December 21, 2014

New York Government Leaders Condemn Police Killings

Government leaders from New York are reacting to the killing of two New York City police officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. Both were shot while sitting in a patrol car in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.

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WAMC News
12:34 pm
Sat December 20, 2014

Part Six Of Student Loan Series: Father And Son Professors On "Student Loan Mess"

All this week, WAMC has been reporting on what experts are calling the student loan crisis in the U.S. Authors Joel and Eric Best are have plenty in common — they are father and son and are both college professors — but their generations had vastly different experiences paying for school. And their students today face new challenges, with most borrowing to pay for ever-increasing education costs. The Bests are the authors of The Student Loan Mess: How Good Intentions Created A Trillion-Dollar Problem. Eric Best and Joel Best spoke with WAMC’s Ian Pickus.

New England News
8:02 am
Sat December 20, 2014

State Awards Berkshire Community College Manufacturing Grant

Berkshire Community College
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For the third straight year, Massachusetts has included Berkshire Community College in its Amp It Up! advanced manufacturing grant program.

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New England News
10:12 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Mass. Health Connector Increasing Staffing As First Deadline Nears

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Massachusetts is encouraging people who need to reenroll in Affordable Care Act insurance plans to do so by December 23rd while the state steps up call center staffing. Health Connector officials believe the website will hold up following last year’s failure.

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Legislative Gazette
8:32 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

The Legislative Gazette #1451

(Airs 12/19) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo says there will be no hydrofracking in New York, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on that, and we’ll report on the winners and losers of New York’s Casino licenses.

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Hudson Valley News
7:49 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Purchase College Receives Grant For Green Infrastructure

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A federal grant is headed to a State University of New York college in Westchester County for a green infrastructure project.

The $765,000 Environmental Protection Agency grant, announced by Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey, is for Purchase College to implement green practices when retrofitting campus pavement. Bio retention and porous pavement retrofits will be used to demonstrate how green infrastructure can be incorporated through the larger campus and improve water quality of Blind Brook, which flows into the Long Island Sound.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Any Questions #173

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel switch seats for a show about people with colors in their names.

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Howie Movshovitz came to Colorado in 1966 as a VISTA Volunteer and never wanted to leave. After three years in VISTA, he went to graduate school at CU-Boulder and got a PhD in English, focusing on the literature of the Middle Ages. 

New England News
4:06 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Pittsfield Teen Indicted On Murder Charge In Parking Lot Shooting

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A Berkshire County Grand Jury has indicted a Pittsfield teenager in the November shooting death of a Goshen, Massachusetts man in a supermarket parking lot.

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