Albany, NY – The Great Escape seems like the kind of place that would market itself-- after all, who wouldn't love a ride down the Canyon Blaster or a spooky trip through Ghost Town. But Director of Marketing Jennifer Mance works all year round to keep the Great Escape experience fresh and exciting. She tells Joe Donahue and Julia Taylor all about it.
Albany, NY – Towns, cities, and villages across the country are getting on the "green" bandwagon-- searching for ways to make their communities more environmentally friendly. We hear the story of Dan Hauspurg, a developer in Marbletown, New York who wants to create a village green in the middle of his orchard.
Albany, NY – Sexy and Cancer aren't words you usually hear together. But for 31 year old actress and photographer Kris Carr, it was the only way to approach her diagnosis with a rare stage 4 vascular cancer in 2004. Just weeks after her diagnosis, Woodstock resident Kris Carr picked up a video camera, put together a small crew, and traveled the country in search of alternative treatments. Along the way she found other young women determined to not only survive, but triumph over this disease.
Albany, NY – Tommy Chong is best-known as half of the legendary comedy duo Cheech and Chong. But in his new book, The E-Chong, he writes about his experience spending nine months in prison in 2003 for shipping bongs to a head shop in Pennsylvania that was a front for the DEA.
The E-Chong, by Tommy Chong. Published by Simon and Schuster.
Albany, NY – Roger Rees is probably best known for his roles as Robin Colcord in Cheers and as Lord John Marbury in The West Wing. But, since 2004, Rees has been the Artistic Director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival. This season he is also directing and starring in productions at the festival. He speaks with Joe Donahue about how things are going now that they are knee-deep into the season.
Albany, NY – The owners of Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant are looking to extend their operating license another 20 years. Some members of Congress and of the community are calling for the plant's closure. Do you think the Nuclear Regulatory Commission should grant the plant a longer life?
Albany, NY – If you've looked up in the sky and thought, "Where have all the songbirds gone," you're not alone. Research shows that fewer and fewer birds take to the sky each spring. Scientists believe that if this pace continues, an additional 25 percent of the bird species could become extinct by the time our great grandchildren reach adulthood. Statistics like that propelled biologist and professor Bridget Stutchbury in to action.