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WAMC New York News
12:47 pm
Tue April 1, 2003

Canada's Ambassador to US visits Local Campus

Plattsburgh, NY – Canada's ambassador to the U-S was on the Plattsburgh State campus Monday afternoon. He discussed trade, and the relationship between the 2 countries in the wake of the war with Iraq, which Canada opposes.
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WAMC New York News
12:19 pm
Tue April 1, 2003

Valley Photographer Presents Photos of Iraqi People

New Paltz, NY – Earlier this year, Hudson Valley photojournalist Lorna Tychostup [tie-CHA-stup] traveled to Iraq to take photographs of the people there. She'll be presenting her work at a lecture Wednesday night in New Paltz. She recently sat down to talk about her experiences and her photography career with WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Lisa Phillips.

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WAMC New York News
1:55 pm
Mon March 31, 2003

Committee to Protect Journalistst Head to Speak

New Paltz, NY – Over the weekend, the Committee to Protect Journalists alerted the world of the disappearance of two Newsday journalists and a freelance photographer from Bagdad. The Committee's executive director, former NPR foreign correspondent Ann Cooper, is on sabbatical teaching at SUNY New Paltz this semester. She recently spoke with WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Lisa Phillips.

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WAMC New York News
10:08 am
Mon March 31, 2003

Drug Reimportation Crackdown Concerns Seniors

Plattsburgh, NY – Some senior advocates fear a federal crackdown on companies that illegally import low-cost prescription drugs from Canada could discourage activists from advising seniors to travel north to buy medicine. Meanwhile, other activists believe the federal move is another indication that the federal government is siding with the drug companies.
More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
2:11 pm
Fri March 28, 2003

War Expectations Questioned By US Commander

Albany, NY – A top U.S. Army commander in Iraq admits that coalition forces
did not anticipate some of the tactics employed by Saddam Hussein's
forces, and that has slowed progress in the move to Baghdad. WAMC's
Brian Shields spoke to a military affairs expert from our region about
the commander's comments , and the latest developments in the
war.

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WAMC New York News
1:16 pm
Fri March 28, 2003

Debate Over Proposed Act 60 Changes

Montpelier VT – More than 100 people crowded into a Statehouse hearing Thursday night to discuss possible changes to Vermont's method of funding public schools.
More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
12:21 pm
Fri March 28, 2003

Area Congress Men are Speaking Out Against the E.P.A.

Albany, NY – Two of the region's Democratic Congressmen are on the banks of the Hudson River in Albany at this hour, speaking out against the Environmental Protectional Agency's changes to the Clean Air Act and delays in the Hudson River cleanup. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Lisa Phillips reports.

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WAMC New York News
9:58 am
Fri March 28, 2003

Gambling debate to reopen in Bay State

Boston, MA – A public hearing in Gardner and a full day of debate in the Massachusetts House of Representatives will both revisit the issue of expanded gambling in the Bay State. The first forum, in Gardner on Monday, will look at all of the dozen or so bills in the legislature dealing with expanded gaming. Berkshire Bureau Chief Arlen Cellana reports.

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WAMC New York News
2:41 pm
Thu March 27, 2003

NY Approves Strictest Acid Rain Regs in Nation

Plattsburgh, NY – The New York State Environmental Review Board approved strict new regulations Wednesday that will restrict acid rain emissions in the state.
More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
2:24 pm
Thu March 27, 2003

Classes Cancelled for Simon's Rock Teach-In

Great Barrington, MA – Classes were cancelled yesterday at Simon's Rock of Bard College in Great Barrington for a student organized teach-in. The day consisted of discussion groups on a variety of subjects from "Race and U.S. Foreign Policy" to "Breaking Down the Movement: An Exploration of Anti-War forces". Berkshire Bureau Chief Arlen Cellana was there and files this report.

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