New York News

WAMC New York News
10:28 am
Mon April 14, 2003

Post-War Iraq And The U.S.

Albany, NY – The debate is underway into what role the U.S. should take in post-war Iraq. The war has left changes in the role of the U.N.
and in the balance of power in the Middle East. WAMC's Brian Shields takes a closer look.

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WAMC New York News
9:15 am
Mon April 14, 2003

Valley Parents Push for Better SBS Prevention

Poughkeepsie, NY – The Poughkeepsie-based Skipper Initiative is asking the New York State Legislature to declare next week "Shaken Baby Syndrome Awareness week." Though that's likely to happen, another initiative to prevent SBS may take a while to win approval. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Lisa Phillips has more.

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WAMC New York News
2:17 pm
Fri April 11, 2003

Proposed Clean Water Act Changes Upset

Plattsburgh, NY – Some environmental groups in the region are upset over proposed rules changes to the federal Clean Water Act. They are urging people to take action before the public comment period ends next Wednesday.
More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
12:55 pm
Fri April 11, 2003

Valley Demonstrators Find Unusual Ways to Protest War

Rosendale, NY – Tomorrow, activists from around the country will head to Washington for another demonstration against the war on Iraq. In the Hudson Valley, peace groups are trying some new ways to call attention to their cause. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Lisa Phillips reports.

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WAMC New York News
1:28 pm
Thu April 10, 2003

Indian Pt Water Use Under Scrutiny

Buchanan, NY – New York state has been ordered to crack down on the Indian Point nuclear power plant's use of Hudson River water. Environmentalists are hoping the move will help restore the river's dwindling shad and sturgeon populations. WAMC's Lisa Phillips has more.

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WAMC New York News
1:05 pm
Thu April 10, 2003

Environmental Group Testifies at Senate Hearing

Plattsburgh, NY – The Adirondack Council testified this week before the US Senate Environment and Public Works committee about the president's Clear Skies Initiative. While the Adirondack Council says the Initiative would stop acid rain by the end of the decade, other environmental groups say the cuts aren't enough to reduce harmful emissions. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
11:52 am
Thu April 10, 2003

Big Dig Contractor, Boston Globe and AP in Court Battle

Boston, MA – Lawyers for the Boston Globe and Associated Press are in court today seeking to gain access to documents allegedly detailing over a billion dollars of cost overruns on Boston's Big Dig project. Rafael Lewis is a reporter for the Globe was in court this morning and took time to speak with Berkshire Bureau Chief Arlen Cellana to tell him how the case came about and where he thought it might be headed.

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WAMC New York News
10:33 am
Thu April 10, 2003

Abortion Debate Renewed On SUNY Campus

Albany, NY – The often emotional and sometimes bitter debate over abortion took on an even more controversial tone this week on a college
campus in Albany. Abortion opponents used graphic images to try to link abortion in America with the genocides of Nazi Germany
and the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
12:50 pm
Wed April 9, 2003

Prominent Sci-Fi Writer Visits Plattsburgh State

Plattsburgh, NY – Nancy Kress has written 21 books which include science fiction, young adult novels and thrillers. She's won a Hugo and 3 Nebula awards for her science fiction writing. She has also written two books on writing and is a monthly fiction columnist for Writer's Digest Magazine.
Nancy Kress is an alumna of SUNY Plattsburgh and will be on campus Thursday for the college's President Speakers' Series. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
12:18 pm
Wed April 9, 2003

War Poll In New York

Albany, NY – With U.S. Troops in Baghdad, and the whereabouts of Saddam Hussein still unknown, a new poll shows a majority of New Yorkers approve of the way President Bush is handling the war in Iraq. But the poll also shows that New Yorkers are concerned about security at home. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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