As the legislative session winds down in New York, there's an eleventh hour push to promote a measure that would prevent and protect health professionals from participating in torture - WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas spoke this morning with Dr. Allen Keller, Director of the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture, who is in Albany today in support of the bill.
Thirteen students from six Vermont colleges and universities are spending their summer working on long-term recovery projects from storm Irene.
The group in charge is the Vermont Campus Compact's Statewide Internships for Vermont Recovery. The program is starting today.
The undergraduate and graduate students will take on a variety of projects that range from working with flood survivors to improving emergency response plans. They will take part in the continuing cleanup effort and assess environmental damage following the storm last August.