Albany, NY – At their meeting this morning, the SUNY Board of Trustees raised tuition for undergraduate students. The tuition hike will be the first increase in 8 years. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Albany, NY – Senator Hillary Clinton's book, "Living History", has reached the top of the New York Times Best-Seller List for Non-Fiction. The book has received a lot of media attention, and it has sold well, but has it changed any minds about the author? The Siena Research Institute at Siena College recently asked New Yorkers what they think of the book, and its author. WAMC's Brian Shields spoke to doctor Douglas Lonnstrom, the director of the research institute about the poll results.
Plattsburgh, NY – The high heat and humidity of late has led to ozone advisories in New York State. The American Lung Association says earlier this week, several upstate monitoring stations recorded violations of the health standard for ambient ozone concentrations, especially in western NY. Health and environmental advocates say the state and federal government must take action to reduce ozone causing pollution. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Boston, MA – The nearly $23 Billion dollar budget proposal offered by the House of Representatives is out of balance by about $200 Million dollars according to the Administration of Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and, he says, will require liberal use of his veto powers. Local Democratic representatives say, however, their budget is balanced and in the end will be upheld. Berkshire Bureau Chief Arlen Cellana reports.
Plattsburgh, NY – The mayors of Plattsburgh and Burlington and the Member of Parliament from southern Quebec's St. Jean-sur-Richelieu met Wednesday afternoon to unveil their "Triangle of Excellence" website, an effort to promote and enhance economic opportunities within the geographic triangle. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Albany, NY – A new book may help some people start a new life. The book, being distributed for free in Albany, provides information to help men and women just released from state prisons or local jails. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.
Montague, MA – A loosely formed grass-roots advocacy group will hold a mock funeral procession tomorrow evening in front of the Massachusetts Statehouse to emphasize what they're calling the death of public education. Contingents from across the Commonwealth will travel to Boston in the hope of restoring funding to the state's local school districts. Berkshire Bureau Chief Arlen Cellana reports.
Albany, NY – Audio Book history was made this week with the release of Harry Potter And The Order of the Phoenix. The audio version of the new J.K. Rowling bestseller - featuring Broadway actor Jim Dale - marks the largest initial release (575,000 copies) of an audiobook in the history of the industry. WAMC's Joe Donahue spoke with Jim Dale about the project.