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WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

The Book Show #1371 - Chrysler Szarlan

  Chrysler Szarlan’s debut novel, The Hawley Book of the Dead, introduces us to Revelation Dyer. Together, she and her husband Jeremy have three daughters, a beautiful home, and a world-famous Las Vegas magic act.

But Reve has many secrets, secrets that have not only shaped her past but now threaten her family.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Congressional Corner With Nan Hayworth

  Former Hudson Valley Congresswoman Nan Hayworth says she deserves another shot.

In today’s Congressional Corner, the ex-Republican Representative tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock the U.S. must be strong against the terror group the Islamic State.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Congressional Corner With Jim McGovern

    Massachusetts voters last week sent Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker to the general election for governor.

In a Congressional Corner interview recorded the day after the elections, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he thinks Coakley will make a strong candidate.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

  Springfield has been banking on casino gambling, but voters in November could overturn the law.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that a grassroots repeal effort is gaining steam.

One note on this segment: after Alan’s conversation with Tim Vercellotti, the federal government informed Massachusetts that it would not need space to house the Central American immigrants.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

  Who will be the next governor of Massachusetts?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Attorney General Martha Coakley is looking for redemption.

New England News
12:49 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Former Mass. AG Harshbarger: Ruling Means Casinos Can Be Stopped

Credit WAMC

Former Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger has been providing free legal advice to those working to repeal the state's casino law. The State Supreme Judicial Court ruled on Tuesday that a ballot question to repeal the law can be placed on the statewide ballot on election day in November. Harshbarger says he was excited and satisfied by the courts decision to allow the vote.

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New England News
8:08 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Mass. Chipping Away At Health Insurance Backlog

Massachusetts officials say they're continuing to sign up people for health insurance even as they concede they may not have a fully functioning insurance website by the end of June.

That's the deadline to move more than 200,000 people into insurance plans that comply with the federal health care law.

They said one option continues to be ditching the trouble plagued website and starting over.

In the past three weeks, the state has enrolled 21,000 people in transitional coverage and cut the time it takes to enter paper applications from two hours to 39 minutes.

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New England News
12:58 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

MA Task Force To Recommend School Safety Standards

MA Gov. Deval Patrick
Credit www.mass.gov

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has created a task force to address school safety.

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New England News
4:31 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

AG: Mass. Will Recognize Utah Same-Sex Marriages

MA Attn. Gen. Martha Coakley
Credit wikipedia.org

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts will recognize same-sex marriages that were performed in Utah before they were put on hold by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Attorney General Martha Coakley's office said on Thursday that it believes marriages in Utah were validly performed and should be recognized in Massachusetts, the first state in the nation to legalize gay marriage.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

    Casino gambling appears on the horizon for Springfield, Massachusetts.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that voters in Springfield have welcomed MGM to the city.

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