Dave Lucas

Capital Region Bureau Chief

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief.  Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to keep tolls flat on the New York Thruway until at least 2020.

New York senators have begun examining last year's financial failure of the insurance cooperative Health Republic, hearing from hospitals and doctors who say they've got $200 million or more in unpaid bills and want the state to step in.

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Albany taxpayers will be responsible to pay off a newly settled lawsuit involving a city policeman.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed boosting New York's environmental protection fund by $123 million, increasing available money to buy land and conservation easements, protect farmland, fight invasive species and revive waterfronts.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing a series of small business tax cuts as one of his top priorities in 2016.

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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer says his CIDER Act will be a boon for Capital Region apple producers and for the upstate economy.

Empire Of Almonds

Jan 5, 2016
A jar of NutZez; Amanda Zezima
Amanda Zezima

A Capital Region woman turned her passion for health and nutrition into a business. She planted the seed of an idea and sprouted something called NutZez...

Thoughts Of Spring...

Jan 5, 2016

Although winter is just setting in, an upstate city is preparing for an annual rite of Spring.

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Cuomo says the homeless must be taken to shelter in freezing weather.

Trump For President

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is in the headlines across  the Northeast.

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