Massachusetts – As Washington law makers prepare to go back to Capitol Hill, battle lines are being drawn over the health care debate. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz spoke with Massachusetts Congressman John Olver about the house's reform bill, including the hotly contested public option plan and the new cooperative health insurance proposal. Congressman Olver opens the conversation by talking about the areas most in need of health care reform
Johnsbury, VT – A Vermont man who accidentally shot his 17-year-old son to death while they were turkey hunting pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter Tuesday. WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Burlington, VT – A campaign to provide disadvantaged Vermont schoolchildren with backpacks and school supplies wraps up this week, with a truck-full being delivered to families in Burlington. WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
North Adams, Ma – A merger between a real estate firm and an advocacy group for the disabled in North Adams is proving to have positive effects on employment, real estate, and the environment. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz explains
Hancock Shaker Village, Ma – A new Master's program offered by the University of Massachusetts combines the need for green building technology with techniques practiced centuries ago. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports on the partnership between UMASS and Hancock Shaker Village .
Massachusetts – Part of the Federal Stimulus package includes funding to get broadband internet access to rural communities. The application deadline for that funding is today (Friday), and the Massachusetts Broadband Institute has submitted their proposal. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports on the 100 million dollar request to get broadband into the western part of the state .
North Adams, Ma – Before heading back to Eastern Massachusetts, Governor Deval Patrick hosted a round table discussion on the creative economy with industry leaders in Berkshire County. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz attended the event .