The 17th Annual Kateri Peace Conference will take place this coming Friday and Saturday, August 14th and 15th at The Kateri Shrine in Fonda, NY. The theme of this year’s conference is “Truth Tellers: Radical Honesty in the Age of Deception.”

One of this year’s speakers is Robert Shetterly. For the past 13 years Robert has been painting the series of portraits (numbering now over 200) called Americans Who Tell the Truth. The show has been traveling around the country for eleven years and is scheduled for the next two.

Robert Shetterly joins us along with Maureen Aumand, a retired public school educator and member of Women Against War.

Matt Ossenfort

Communities across New York's Mohawk Valley are working today to dry out and clean up after heavy rains late yesterday caused serious flooding and temporarily closed a portion of the Thruway. Hardest hit was Montgomery County, where County Executive Matt Ossenfort declared a state of emergency.

  The Kateri Interfaith Peace Conference is two days devoted to peace, exploring the alternatives to wars and violence around the world and at home.

The conference starts with a mini retreat led by Bishop Thomas Gumbleton on Friday and will be followed by their first “Rocking the Boat for Peace” river boat cruise on the Mohawk.

Saturday’s speakers feature Dr. Jill Stein, David Swanson, Steve Breyman and Kristin Christman who will bring an alternative, life affirming vision, positive, practical solutions and sustainable energy.

John Amidon, Veterans for Peace, Tom Paine Chapter and current President of the Interfaith Alliance of the Capital Region and Maureen Aumand is retired public school educator and member of Women Against War join us along with former Green Party Presidential Candidate, Dr. Jill Stein.

Amtrak Service West Of Albany To Be Restored

Jul 1, 2013
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Amtrak service west of Albany, New York is almost back to normal after being interrupted by a massive freight train derailment last week.

CSX railroad crews and contractors worked around the clock to clear wreckage and replace damaged tracks after the derailment Thursday morning near Fonda, 35 miles west of Albany.

Amtrak service was disrupted by the accident, with several trains canceled and others operating with alternate transportation between Albany and Buffalo.