WAMC Public NewsRoom Archive



51% Show # 1004 (2008-10-09)
Air Date: 10/9/08 - It's the Power of Vision. Jenenne Whitfield brings arts to the Motor City. Tricia Haggerty Wenz does more than urban renewal in NY. And Kate Mulgrew has profile of Gertrude Elion.


The Best of Our Knowledge # 942 (2008-10-06)
Air Date: 10/6/08 - PeacePlayers International is using new methods and curriculum in war-torn Northern Ireland to educate and unite students and communities.


51% Show # 1003 (2008-10-02)
Air Date: 10/2/08 - Sarah Palin has energized the presidential race. Progressive radio journalist, Shannon Moore, comments. And Susan Goodman writes about the election in See How They Run.


The Best of Our Knowledge # 941 (2008-09-29)
Air Date: 9/29/08 - After months and months of talk, we finally get a chance to vote. Susan Goodman tells us about her new book, See How They Run. Plus, another professor, and a former Congressman, comment on the need for more civics education.


Word For The Wise #3600 (2008-09-26)
Word For The Wise #3600--09/26/08: What do the French call it, do you suppose? German?


Word For The Wise #3599 (2008-09-25)
Word For The Wise #3599--09/25/08: How close a look do you want to take?


51% Show # 1002 (2008-09-25)
Air Date: 9/25/08 - United Farm Workers Union Co-founder, Dolores Huerta, talks about community organizing. Marcia Mitchell discusses the Little Lighthouse. And Kate Mulgrew narrates the profile of Emmy Noether.


Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast (2008-09-24)
Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast, updated every weekday morning.


New York Agriculture Showcased on Capital Hill (2008-09-24)
New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton hosts seventh annual New York Farm Day to spotlight the state's agriculture industry.


Jonathan Safran Foer - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2008-09-24)
Jonathan Safran Foer, the author of Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close speaks with Joe about his career.


Richard Schickel - You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story (2008-09-24)
Joe speaks with Richard Shickel about his public television documentary and companion coffee table book about Warner Bros. studios.


Congressional Corner - John Hall #1 of 3 (2008-09-24)
In today's Congressional Corner Alan and John Hall discuss topics ranging from energy policy, trouble on Wall St., and politics.


Lifebridge Foundation - International Peace Day (2008-09-24)
Barbara Valocore and Steve Nation join David and Sarah to tell them about the UN's International Day of Peace.


Getting Scared for Autism (2008-09-24)
Screams and charity don't usually go together..but there's an event coming up tomorrow that offers both.


Word For The Wise #3598 (2008-09-24)
Word For The Wise #3598--09/24/08: All right, you two--break it up!


US Rep. Neal Calls For More Market Regulation (2008-09-24)
Springfield democrat says greater oversight must be part of bail out package


Bard's Eye View - William Jay Smith (2008-09-24)
Paul Elisha speaks with William Jay Smith, the former Poetry Consultant to the Library of Congress.


Word For The Wise #3597 (2008-09-23)
Word For The Wise #3597--09/23/08: Don't expect much--it runs in the family


Obama's Advisory Panel Talks Irish Issues (2008-09-23)
Northeast Representatives on Obama Irish Advisory Panel Criticize McCain Record on Irish Issues


The Book Show #1053 (2008-09-23)
Host Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina is joined by Amanda Foremam, author of the award-wining best-seller, "Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire." This interview originally aired in 2001. Air Date: 9/23/08,


Bailout Plan: Not Without Accountability, Says Hinchey (2008-09-23)
The proposed Wall Street bailout may be unavoidable, but there is a growing movement to make sure that money isn't just a giveaway.


State Official Promotes Renewable Energy (2008-09-22)
Leverett woman is new head of renewable energy trust


College Faculty Protests Over Contract Talks (2008-09-22)
Westfield State president joins rally to call lack of offer unfair.


JERNY Of A Lifetime (2008-09-22)
They're known as "bnot sherut" - literally girls who are serving their country - Adva Golan and Yael Shavit have been chosen - the 19-year old Isrealis each are fulfilling the second year of their national service obligation in Albany, working with JERNY - Jewish Educational Resources of New York


Word For The Wise #3596 (2008-09-22)
Word For The Wise #3596--09/22/08: The sweet science, all punched up


Health Show #1069 (2008-09-22)
On this week's Health Show, we'll hear from the world's leading medical novelist about the explosion in medical tourism...and why he made it the centerpiece of his new book. Then we'll hear from a mental health professional about her new book, which says the death of a parent can have long term benefits for the children they leave behind.


The Best of Our Knowledge # 940 (2008-09-22)
Air Date: 9/22/08 - Educators and scientists commemorate 50 years in space. TBOOK asks a professor why America has not been back to the moon?


Crazy Sexy Cancer (2008-09-22)
A support program and interviews with people who say having cancer taught them how to live.


The Media Project #903 (2008-09-21)
(AIRS 9/21/08 ) WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss issues confronting the media.


The Capitol Connection #838 (2008-09-20)
Host Alan Chartock is joined by Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News. Air Date: 9/19/08


Vermont Yankee Experiences More Leaks and Beam Problems (2008-09-19)
Nuclear plant again under scrutiny following cooling tower leaks.


Poetry Forum 9/19/08 (2008-09-19)
It's "roll your own" day on Poetry Forum! Listeners call in and read their own work. Good stuff!


Time Appears To Be Running Out For Tow Contractor (2008-09-19)
Springfield MA officials demand minority contractor shape up or be fired.


Modern-day Abolitionist to Speak in Troy (2008-09-19)
A noted journalist will be in the Capital Region this weekend to share firsthand experience of the modern-day slave trade.


Word For The Wise #3595 (2008-09-19)
Word For The Wise #3595--09/19/08: Mommy--where do bugs come from?


Jobless Rate Rises As Employers Turn Cautious (2008-09-19)
Officials say there are still jobs available in Mass. despite tight economy


Retired Race Horse Survey (2008-09-19)
The New York Field Office of the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service has been commissioned with conducting the survey during September and October. Over 4,000 4-page questionnaires are in the mail to owners of Standardbred and Thoroughbred race horses.


Alzheimer's Forum 9/18/08 (2008-09-19)
Today's topic: Current Trends in Alzheimer's Research


The Legislative Gazette #838 (2008-09-19)
(Airs: 9/19/08 and 9/20/08) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics.


Nature Conservancy Buys Site of Emerson's Philosophers' Camp (2008-09-19)
Adirondack lake famous for beginning wilderness preservation movement obtained by Nature Conservancy.


New Leader for Catskill Center (2008-09-18)
There's a new hand steering a major player in the future of the Catskill Mountains. We'll speak with the new director of the Catskill Center.


Congressional Corner with Maurice Hinchey #2 of 3 (2008-09-18)
Alan Chartock and Maurice Hinchey continue their 3 part discussion.


Stress 9/18/08 (2008-09-18)
We talk stress with Dr. Michael Lipson. Brian Shields hosts.


Woodstock Film Festival (2008-09-18)
Miera Blaustien joins Joe and Sarah for a quick preview of the upcoming Woodstock Film Festival. www.woodstockfilmfestival.com


Word For The Wise #3594 (2008-09-18)
Word For The Wise #3594--09/18/08: The fine line between solitude and getting your way


Good Gov't Groups to NY Lawmakers: It's All About Ethics! (2008-09-18)
NYPIRG, Common Cause, The League of Women Voters and the Citizens Union of The City of New York have presented the Governor and legislators with a 5-point plan that would toughen ethics enforcement.


FBI: New York is the Safest Large State in the Nation (2008-09-18)
The state Department of Criminal Justice Services, citing FBI statistics, says crime is down across New york for the 17th consecutive year, dipping 3.7 percent statewide compared to 2006.


Vermont to Hold Workshops on How to Save Energy (2008-09-18)
Workshops to focus on things homeowners can do to reduce heating costs.


51% Show # 1001 (2008-09-18)
Air Date: 9/18/08 - This week, Generations. Ruth Oppenheim on the Holocaust. UK lawyer, Helen Tse, about her restaurant and book, Sweet Mandarin. Kate Mulgrew narrates profile of Emily Roebling.


Singles Outreach (2008-09-18)
Rich Guthrie and Joan Slingerland join Joe and Sarah to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Singles Outreach.


Bob Woodward - The War Within (2008-09-18)
Joe speaks with legendary journalist Bob Woodward about his latest book, The War Within.


Jonathan Alter - Between the Lines: A View Inside American Politics, People, and Culture (2008-09-18)
Joe speaks with Jonathan Alter about his book, Between the Lines: A View Inside American Politics, People, and Culture.


Lt. Jared Jensen on Midday Magazine (2008-09-18)
Lt. Jared Jensen speaks with Brian Shields about his family's military history and his service in Afghanistan.


Aftershocks Expected from Wall Street (2008-09-18)
The latest financial news is especially worrisome in an area with ties to Wall Street.


Wondering About the Winter Near Belleayre (2008-09-18)
A little town is holding its breath to find out what's going to happen at Belleayre this winter.


Kevin Cahill: 101st Assembly District Incumbent (2008-09-18)
Another look at the race for the New York State assembly in the 101st district . A race where the incumbent says all he asks for is a clean fight.


Bush Administration releases millions for heating assistance (2008-09-18)
The Bush Administration is releasing $121 million in emergency relief fund


LIHEAP Funds Released By Feds Not Enough to Meet Need According to New York Advocates (2008-09-18)
New York advocates say heating assistance funds released by federal government welcome but barely scratches the surface of need.


NY top fiscal officer says better government regulation is needed (2008-09-18)
New York state's top fiscal officer says recent events shows the need for better government regulation.


Chamber of Commerce Business Expo held in Orange County (2008-09-18)
The annual Orange County, NY Chamber of Commerce Business Expo in New Windsor held Wednesday.


Tom Gjelten - Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba: The Biography of a Cause (2008-09-18)
Tom Gjelten speaks about his book Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba: The Biography of a Cause.


Health Show #1068 (2008-09-18)
On today's Health Show...a report on possible unethical practices in India. We'll also hear how people are hitting the road in a new fund raising project to fight Inflammatory Bowel Disease...and talk with an author who's Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome has produced it fair share of awkward and, according to him, humorous moments.


Major crimes declined 4 percent last year in NY (2008-09-18)
Major crimes declined 4 percent last year in New York state, including a 13 percent drop in murders and motor Vehicle thefts.


Con Edison failing to meet state-mandated reliability Standards (2008-09-18)
Con Edison will give up $9 million in profits this year.


Pike wants to eliminate 100 toll taker jobs (2008-09-18)
The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority is considering cutting about 100 toll collector jobs.


Culinary Corner - Salmon with Pear Sauce (2008-09-18)
Alan joins Chef Michael Ballon at The Castle Street Cafe.


China lifting ban on poultry exports from CT (2008-09-18)
China is lifting its ban on poultry exports from Connecticut and five other states.


Upstate Films (2008-09-18)
Steve Leiber, of Upstate Films in Rhinebeck, NY and film programmer George Mansour join Joe and Sarah to talk about upcoming events at Upstate and what made waves at The Toronto International Film Festival.


Family says NY teen killed at embassy in Yemen (2008-09-18)
A Buffalo area newlywed and her husband are among victims of the attack on the U.S. Embassy in the Yemeni capital.


Bloomberg warns of possible 'next wave' crisis (2008-09-18)
Bloomberg warns that a ``next wave'' of financial pain may come.


Committee is expected to recommend sale of nursing homes (2008-09-18)
Ulster County committee is expected to recommend the sale of county nursing homes


Local leaders are trying to tech industry to come to the Hudson Valley (2008-09-18)
Local leaders are trying to woo a high tech future.


Culinary Institute of America Boot Camps (2008-09-18)
Chef David Kamen joins Joe and Sarah with Fresh Mozzarella and Heirloom Tomatoes to talk about CIA Boot Camps for the food enthusiast.


Plan to open co-op in Kingston abandoned (2008-09-18)
plan to open a green living co-op in the city of Kingston abandoned.


Christopher Buckley - Supreme Courtship (2008-09-18)
Thank You for Smoking author Christopher Buckley speaks with Joe about his latest satirical novel, Supreme Courtship.


Congressional Corner with Maurice Hinchey #3 of 3 (2008-09-18)
There is a Solar Energy Consortium in Kingston, NY and Alan and Maurice Hinchey talk about it in today's Congressional Corner.


Battle Over Tax Cutting Ballot Question Begins (2008-09-17)
Opponents of Question One organize grassroots effort in Western MA.


Paterson says Wall Street losses hit NY hard (2008-09-17)
Paterson says this week's losses in the stock market will hit New York hard.


The Book Show #1052 (2008-09-17)
Host Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina discusses the novel "The Little Book" with author Selden Edwards. Air Date: 9/16/08


Pets and Vets 9/17/08 (2008-09-17)
Our pals Dr. Ron Scharf and Sue Sternberg are back to discuss dogs, cats and pets of every stripe. Hosted by Glenn Busby.


Springfield Towing Contractor Disputes Critical Audit (2008-09-17)
Minority owned business says it is being treated unfairly


Word For The Wise #3593 (2008-09-17)
Word For The Wise #3593--09/17/08: Lazy, dumb--it sure is hard to get good help these days


Mike Chinoy - Meltdown: The Inside Story of the North Korean Nuclear Crisis (2008-09-17)
Former CNN journalist Mike Chinoy speaks with Joe and Sarah about his book, Meltdown: The Inside Story of the North Korean Nuclear Crisis.


State pension fund faces millions in losses (2008-09-17)
New York's pension funds for state workers and teachers face millions in losses.


Brodsky criticized Yankee subsidies (2008-09-17)
New York Assemblyman Richard Brodsky says taxpayers and ticket buyers are the losers in plans to provide subsidies to build the new Yankee Stadium.


Rangel will not step down (2008-09-17)
The Associated Press has learned that Charles Rangel will not step down as chairman of the powerful House Ways & Means Committee.


Judgment against landlord accused of discrimination (2008-09-17)
The Massachusetts attorney general's office has obtained a judgment against a Springfield landlord.


Webster Financial plans to write down millions (2008-09-17)
Waterbury Connecticut-based Webster Financial Corporation says it plans to write down 8 million dollars in losses


Congressional Corner with Maurice Hinchey #1 of 3 (2008-09-17)
Alan speaks with Congressman Maurice Hinchey about the current Wall Street meltdown.


David Sedaris (2008-09-17)
David Sedaris will be at The Palace in Albany, NY on September 28th. Prior to his visit he spoke with Joe Donahue.


American Red Cross Holocaust and War Victims Tracing Center (2008-09-17)
Tracking down missing family members separated by the Holocaust in World War II can be somber work indeed, but the American Red Cross Holocaust and War Victims Tracing Center in Baltimore is a place buzzing with positive energy. Dave Lucas reports.


Homeless shelter has begun sobriety testing (2008-09-17)
A New London Connecticut homeless shelter has begun testing the sobriety of people looking to stay the night.


Book Picks 9/16/08 (2008-09-17)
Susan from Red Fox books joins Joe and Sarah for their weekly dose of indy-bookseller goodness.


Stacey Mitchell (2008-09-17)
Stacey Mitchell, author of Big Box Swindle, speaks with Joe Donahue.


Mixed results for the latest MCAS tests (2008-09-17)
Mixed results in the latest MCAS test results in Massachusetts schools.


Judge rules man has right to preach on college campus (2008-09-17)
A Federal Judge has ruled that a man has the right to preach his religious beliefs.


Profile: 101st Assembly Race- Robin Yess (2008-09-17)
Republican Robin Yess is running for one of the assembly seats said to be targeted by the GOP this year. We'll have an extended interview


Congressional Corner with Peter Welch #3 of 3 (2008-09-16)
Alan Chartock speaks with Peter Welch about - what else? - the impact of the national elections.


A Columbia County town is back in business (2008-09-16)
A little Columbia County town is back in business after an emergency appointment by the governor.


Plumbing and Heating 9/16/08 (2008-09-16)
New and traditional ideas about home heating and plumbing are discussed on this edition of Vox Pop. Host Glenn Busby welcomes Marc Kaufmann. Host: Glenn Busby


Are You Ready For Digital Television? (2008-09-16)
Are you ready for digital television? You don't want to be left in the dark with the national transition to all digital telecasting scheduled for February 17th, 2009.


Maggie Scarf - September Songs (2008-09-16)
Joe speaks with Maggie Scarf about her book which discusses what happens to a marriage that lasts 2 decades or more.


West Utica's Bossert Site Ready For Development (2008-09-16)
New York State has removed the former Bossert Manufacturing property from its list of contaminated sites and it now is available to be marketed.


Word For The Wise #3592 (2008-09-16)
Word For The Wise #3592--09/16/08: Boy--ask a stupid question--sheesh!


Bill to toughen animal cruelty laws on Patricks desk (2008-09-16)
Bill to toughen animal cruelty laws is on governor Patrick's desk.


Philip Roth (2008-09-16)
Joe Donahue in a rare interview with literary giant Philip Roth about his latest - his 29th - novel, Indignation.


Saratoga PLAN - Feast of the Fields (2008-09-16)
Joe and Sarah speak with representatives from Saratoga PLAN's Feast of the Fields.


Feds monitor Boston polling stations (2008-09-16)
Federal observers are keeping a close eye on voting in Boston.


Paterson offers to help save AIG (2008-09-16)
New York Governor David Paterson is offering government help to try to save AIG.


Unexploded bombs off Bannerman's Island (2008-09-16)
Unexploded bombs off Bannerman's Island kept the island shut down to visitors this summer.


Schumer: time to increase tax incentives for volunteers (2008-09-16)
New York Senator Charles Schumer thinks time has come to increase the size of the tax deduction volunteers receive.


First Hudson Valley Latino forum held Monday (2008-09-16)
First Hudson Valley Latino forum conducted Monday.


Legislators consider calorie count law (2008-09-16)
The Westchester County, NY Board of Legislators is considering calorie count law for restaurants.


State agency says Connecticut natural gas should have to pay penalties (2008-09-16)
A state agency says Connecticut natural gas should have to pay penalties to customers affected by a billing problem.


Hampden County Sheriff's Department cut energy use (2008-09-16)
The Hampden County Sheriff's Department has finished a two year project to cut energy use


Suspension and restitution order upheld for Farmington company (2008-09-16)
The state supreme court has upheld a five-year suspension and restitution order for a Farmington company


Out-of-staters fuel anti-tax effort (2008-09-16)
The effort to eliminate the state income tax has been financed primarily by donors from out of state.


Enhanced driver's license now available (2008-09-16)
New York drivers now have the option of buying an enhanced driver's license to comply with stricter travel requirements.


Rallies Spotlight Children's Issues (2008-09-16)
Speakers urge candidates to discuss poverty, health insurance, child abuse,and education


Woodstock Library $$ Diet Gets Even Stricter (2008-09-15)
A community library is trying to slash expenses as its budget goes down to defeat for the second year.


No Criminal Charges in Jail Probe After All (2008-09-15)
After months of investigations and thousands of pages of evidence, the bottom line is that there are no criminal charges and a huge bill to be paid for cost overruns at a county jail.


Medical Monday 9/15/08 (2008-09-15)
On this Medical Monday we talk Opthamology with Dr. Robert Sax. Alan Chartock is your host.


Project Yields Energy Savings At County Jail (2008-09-15)
Hampden County Sheriff's Dept. says annual savings top $500 thousand.


In Our Backyard #171 (2008-09-15)
The remnants of Hurricane Hannah afforded Ward and his son a positive natural experience this week - we'll find out all about it. Is it just me or are there a lot many mosquitoes, grasshoppers and crickets around. But, isn't that a good thing? Squirrels are already getting ready for the winter, but are the nuts ready? Ward says no. And then we will talk about some pesky chipmunk activity as well. It must be another edition of In Our Backyard with Ward Stone.


Pat Willard - America Eats! (aired 9/15/08) (2008-09-15)
Author Pat Willard gives us the original tasty, touching and mouth-watering essay of what it was like to be on the road with the WPA, and how the Fish Fries, Box Supper Socials, and Chitlin feasts defined real American food.


The Best of Our Knowledge # 939 (2008-09-15)
Air Date: 9/15/08 - Principal and teacher pay and their link to student achievement. A look at teacher pension plans. And comments from John Stossel about school underfunding.


Advocates Call For New Laws To Protect NYS Rivers & Streams (2008-09-15)
An environmental advocacy group is out with a new report that details where New York laws and systems fall short in protecting the state's waters.


Word For The Wise #3591 (2008-09-15)
Word For The Wise #3591--09/15/08--After the cafeteria, how about some tuna at the cantina, senorita?


More errors for Rangel; hires new accountant (2008-09-15)
Charles Rangel has hired a forensic accountant to look over his finances.


Fish and game licenses up in New York (2008-09-15)
State officials are seeing an increase in the number of New Yorkers with hunting and fishing licenses.


Heavy winds lead to power outages (2008-09-15)
More than 60,000 people across upstate New York are without power this morning.


The Legislative Gazette #837 (2008-09-15)
(Airs: 8/12/08 and 8/13/08) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics.


The Media Project #902 (2008-09-15)
(AIRS 9/14/08 & 9/15/08) WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and WTEN Anchor Elisa Streeter discuss issues confronting the media.


Schumer: Raise Charity Mileage Rate (2008-09-15)
While the rest of us wonder how we can afford the gas to travel to and from work, school or go shopping for groceries, non-profit organizations are faced with cutting back services due to volunteers' inability to shoulder transportation costs. Volunteering is an important element in the lives of many New York residents, and Senator Chuck Schumer feels it's time to increase the size of the tax deduction they receive for miles driven while performing charity work.


The Capitol Connection #837 (2008-09-13)
Host Alan Chartock is joined by Lee Miringoff, Director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. Air Date: 9/12/08


Side Splittin' Songs (2008-09-12)
Funny-Folkies Mike Agranoff and Carla Ulbrich perform at Caffe Lena on Sept. 12. Before that - hear them here on Performance Place.


Dr. Gary Nelson (aired 9/11/08) (2008-09-12)
The Roundtable hosts speak with Dr. Gary Nelson, a counselor who was faced with the clinical depression of his son.


Sounds of Progress, Part II: Ellen Churchill Semple (2008-09-12)
Ellen Churchill Semple (1863-1932). Ellen was an influential geographer. She was among the first to write about the ways the natural environment impacted the course of human history.


Sounds of Progress, Part II: Mary Somerville (2008-09-12)
Mary Somerville (1780-1872). With almost no formal education, Mary became the most accomplished science writer of her time. The term scientist was coined to describe her.


Sounds of Progress, Part II: Emily Roebling (2008-09-12)
Emily Roebling (1843-1903). Much of the construction of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge was directed by the architect's daughter-in-law, Emily.


Sounds of Progress, Part II: Anna Morandi Manzolini (2008-09-12)
Anna Morandi Manzolini (1716-1774). Anna was an artist who sculpted detailed anatomical models out of wax that were used in medical schools for centuries to come.


Political Free for All 9/12/08 (2008-09-12)
The order of the day is politics, politics, politics, and WAMC listeners sound off! Alan Chartock hosts.


New UMass Amherst Chancellor Calls For Changes (2008-09-12)
Robert Holub sees need for improvement in 8 areas in order to elevate school's stature


Sounds of Progress, Part II: Alice Evans (2008-09-12)
Alice Evans (1881-1975). She began her career trying to make cheese taste better, but her research eventually led to laws mandating the pasteurization of milk.


Bald Eagles May Have Successfully - And Finally - Nested In Vermont (2008-09-12)
Vermont wildlife officials excited that state may have its first breeding pair of bald eagles in decades.


Sounds of Progress, Part II: Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (2008-09-12)
Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (1910-1994). While chemists around the world were trying to identify the composition of penicillin, Dorothy amazed them all by using x-rays to determine its structure.


Sounds of Progress, Part II: Frances Gabe (2008-09-12)
Frances Gabe (b.1915). Hate housework? Invent your way out of it! Frances Gabe did. She invented the self-cleaning house.


Word For The Wise #3590 (2008-09-12)
Word For The Wise #3590--09/12/08: Irregardless, I say it's a great show


Sounds of Progress, Part II: Laura Bassi (2008-09-12)
Laura Bassi (1711-1778). This Italian mother of 12 became the first female professor of physics. She also successfully petitioned her university employer for more responsibility and a higher salary.


Fred Breglia (aired 9/12/08) (2008-09-12)
The Roundtable Hosts speak with Fred Breglia about the Landis Arboretum and their Plant Sale coming on the weekend of Sept. 13.


Sounds of Progress, Part II: May Edward Chinn (2008-09-12)
May Edward Chinn (1896-1980). May was the first African American woman to graduate from the Bellevue Hospital Medical College. She practiced medicine in Harlem for 50 years.


Sounds of Progress, Part II: Grace Hopper (2008-09-12)
Grace Hopper (1906-1992). Grace was a pioneering computer scientist and Navy Admiral. She invented the compiler, the first program to translate computer programming language.


Sounds of Progress, Part II: Gertrude Elion (2008-09-12)
Gertrude Elion (1918-1999). As a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist and pharmacologist, Gertrude helped develop drugs to treat leukemia and arthritis, and prevent organ rejection.


Sounds of Progress, Part II: Stephanie Kwolek (2008-09-12)
Stephanie Kwolek (b.1923). She dreamed of becoming a fashion designer and later, a doctor. Stephanie didn't exactly do either, but the clothing she helped make saves lives. She is the chemist who invented Kevlar, the material used in bullet-proof vests.


Sounds of Progress, Part II: Theo Colburn (2008-09-12)
Theo Colburn is a professor of zoology and environmental health analyst. She is best known for her studies on the harmful effects of certain man-made chemicals on animals.


Albany Judge Drops Signature Pharmacy Steroid Case; Police Union Backs D-A Soares' Challenger (2008-09-12)
It hasn't been the best of weeks for Albany County D-A David Soares...


Sounds of Progress, Part II: Maria Agnesi (2008-09-12)
Maria Agnesi (1718-1799). This brilliant daughter of Italian nobility spoke five languages, wrote the first books on abstract geometry, and dreamed of being a nun.


Sounds of Progress, Part II: Mary Kies (2008-09-12)
Mary Kies (1752-1837). Mary invented a method of weaving straw with silk. It proved to be a cost-effective way to make bonnets used by women working in fields.


Sounds of Progress, Part II: Elizabeth Blackwell (2008-09-12)
Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910). The first woman to earn a medical degree, Elizabeth was rejected from 29 medical schools before being accepted. She graduated at the top of her class.


Sounds of Progress, Part II: Sara Josephine Baker (2008-09-12)
Sara Josephine Baker (1873-1945). Dr. Joe was the first woman to earn a doctorate in public health from New York University. She spent her career working to improve health care for the poor.


Sounds of Progress, Part II: Mary Walker (2008-09-12)
Mary Walker(1832-1919). She was a surgeon in the Civil War, and the first and only woman to be awarded the Medal of Honor.


Sounds of Progress, Part II: Lillie Rosa Minoka Hill (2008-09-12)
Lillie Rosa Minoka Hill (1876-1952). This daughter of a Mohawk Indian woman and a Quaker doctor ran a kitchen clinic out of her Wisconsin farmhouse for 47 years.


Sounds of Progress, Part II: Emmy Noether (2008-09-12)
Emmy Noether (1882-1935). She went into the family business as a young girl, but Emmy soon surpassed her father and her brothers as a mathematician, proving concepts behind Einstein's theory of relativity.


Sounds of Progress, Part II: Elizabeth Lee Hazen and Rachel Fuller Brown (2008-09-12)
Elizabeth Lee Hazen (1885-1975) and Rachel Fuller Brown (1908-1980). Elizabeth was a microbiologist and Rachel was a chemist. Their collaboration led to a vaccine for pneumonia and one of the first effective antifungal medications.


Sounds of Progress, Part II: Edith Quimby (2008-09-12)
Edith Quimby (1891-1982). As a pioneer in radiology, Edith helped physicians determine more precise doses of radiation needed for cancer treatment with the fewest side effects.


Sounds of Progress, Part II: Helen Taussig (2008-09-12)
Helen Taussig (1898-1986). Helen was almost deaf, so she diagnosed heart conditions by listening with her fingers. She eventually solved the mystery of blue baby syndrome.


Walking Home After School: Students Journey Not Always Pleasant (2008-09-12)
The walk home from Albany High is not always a pleasant one for students, police and store-owners along Central Avenue.


Congressional Corner- Peter Welch #1 of 3 (aired 9/11/08) (2008-09-12)
Alan speaks to Vermont Congressman Peter Welch about the conflict between Russia and Georgia known as the South Ossetia War.


Pessimism Shown In Results of Vermont Business Survey (2008-09-12)
Vermont Business Roundtable CEO survey indicates gloomy mood regarding economy.


Ariel Sabar (aired9/11/08) (2008-09-12)
Joe Donahue speaks with Ariel Sabar, a journalist who chronicled his travels in My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for his Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq.


Paula Poundstone (aired 9/11/08) (2008-09-12)
Joe Donahue speaks with comedian Paula Poundstone about her upcoming performance at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center for the Fairview Hospital In Great Barrington.


Sounds of Progress, Part II: Marie Lavoisier (2008-09-12)
Marie Lavoisier (1758-1836). An arranged marriage led her to an unexpected role in the history of chemistry. As a laboratory assistant, translator, and scientific illustrator, Marie was instrumental in her husband's discoveries in chemistry.


Sounds of Progress, Part II: Theano (2008-09-11)
Theano (6th century). Students of algebra are familiar with the Golden Mean, but they may not know who discovered it. Many think it was Pythagoras, but some scholars believe it may have been his wife, Theano.


Sounds of Progress, Part II: Lilavati (2008-09-11)
Lilavati (12th century). A noted Indian mathematician wrote a book used to teach algebra called Lilavati (or Leelavati). The book was named after his daughter who was also an excellent mathematician.


Protecting New York's Water...and Neighbors' Basements (2008-09-11)
While some groups fight to protect New York City's water supply, some residents are battling to get it out of their basements.


51% Show # 1000 (2008-09-11)
Air Date: 9/11/08 - Historic 1,000th anniversary show featuring past producers, Julia Taylor and Mary Darcy. Plus Kate Mulgrew profiles Ellen Churchill Semple.


Word For The Wise #3589 (2008-09-11)
Word For The Wise #3589--09/11/08: Just wait for the ending...


Sergeant First Class Sandra Mooney on Midday Magazine (2008-09-11)
Seven years ago today, most Americans reacted with shock and horror to the events of 9-11, but one woman from Saratoga County was at the center of the tragedy within hours after the planes hit the World Trade Towers.


Sept.11 Remembrance Ceremony Held (2008-09-11)
Springfield MA fire and police departments hold annual observance


9-11 Relief Drying Up, Responders Still Fighting for Help (2008-09-11)
After seven years, funds for many 9-11 assistance programs are drying up and rescuers are still fighting to get medical treatment


$4.175 million in state grants to address mortgage crisis (2008-09-11)
New York Governor David Paterson says $4.175 million in state grants to address the subprime mortgage crisis


Vermont company has won a $1 million contract (2008-09-11)
A small Manchester, Vermont company has won a $1 million contract to provide specialized sensors to the Navy.


Appeals process for the MCAS approved (2008-09-11)
State education officials in Massachusetts have approved an appeals process for the MCAS science exam.


Poll shows New Yorkers have bleak out look (2008-09-11)
A new poll shows a majority of New Yorkers think Americans will have to settle for a lower standard of living.


New Yorkers: The Good Times Are Gone (2008-09-11)
Gas and Food Prices Changing Behaviors: Driving, Saving, and Frills Down; Debt, Worries and Coupon Cutting Up!


Science Forum 9/11/08 (2008-09-11)
We welcome back some of the area's most gifted scientists. Glenn Busby hosts.


9-11 from a different perspective: 9-11-1814 (2008-09-11)
One community commemorates 9-11 as a solemn date in two centuries.


Plattsburgh State Remembers 9-11 and Alumni Who Died (2008-09-11)
Plattsburgh State remembers the events of 9-11 and the deaths of two alumni in the Twin Towers.


Health Show #1067 (2008-09-11)
On today's Health Show we'll talk to a doctor of sports medicine about what your student athlete can do to be prepared and healthy this season. We'll also hear from a dietitian who says you have to eat smart to be smart in the upcoming school year. We'll find out about Achondroplasia...the genetic condition that is the most common cause of Dwarfism. And our weight loss buddy returns to tell us about the toughest three pounds she ever lost.


Calhoun looking in to $10 million grant (2008-09-11)
Assemblywoman Nancy Calhoun is asking questions about $10.5 million spent by the Village of Kiryas Joel to build a Women's Health Care Center


Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio arrested (2008-09-11)
Veteran state Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio was arrested Wednesday on mail fraud charges.


Wind farm gets key permit (2008-09-11)
Developers of a proposed energy-producing wind farm have been granted a key environmental permit.


Presidential candidates to join 9/11 remembrance (2008-09-11)
Rituals of remembrance on this seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.


Rangel owes $5,000 in taxes (2008-09-11)
New York Congressman Charles Rangel, who heads the House tax-writing committee, says he owes about $5,000 to the IRS.


Environmental organizations spoke out in opposition to gas drilling (2008-09-11)
A number of environmental organizations Wednesday spoke out in opposition to natural gas drilling in the New York City Watershed in the Catskills.


Bob Schieffer #2 of 2 (aired 9/10/08) (2008-09-10)
Joe and CBS News' Bob Schieffer discuss the journalist's long career, particularly as host of "Face the Nation."


8 student loan companies accept settlement (2008-09-10)
New York state attorney general Andrew Cuomo says eight student loan companies have agreed to pay $1.4 million and adopt reforms.


Vermont Governor Unveils Expanded Food Stamp Plan (2008-09-10)
Expanded program could double the number of Vermonters eligible for food stamps.


Sen.Biden Headlines Holyoke Fundraiser (2008-09-10)
Hundreds attend reception and dinner with democratic vice presidential nominee


Roland Merullo (aired 9/10/08) (2008-09-10)
Joe and Sarah speak with author Roland Merullo about his new book American Savior-a speculative exploration of a Jesus Christ's candidacy for the Presidency.


Word For The Wise #3588 (2008-09-10)
Word For The Wise #3588--09/10/08: Finely pressed shirts and a newly-opened bag of pork rinds


Boscobel Estate's New Art Exhibition (aired 9/10/08) (2008-09-10)
Boscobel Executive Director Geoffrey Platt and Curator Kenneth Maddox discuss the Boscobel Estate's newest addition- and exhibit on paintings of the Hudson Highlands.


Larry Beinhart (aired 9/10/08) (2008-09-10)
Larry Beinhart, author of Wag the Dog, speaks about his new book, Salvation Boulevard which focuses on the convergence of religion and politics.


Antiques 9/10/08 (2008-09-10)
Glenn Busby is talkin' antiques with our guests Rebecca Hoffman and Colin Stair.


Rich Honen (2008-09-10)
Sarah and Joe consult with counsel about Fannie and Freddie.


NY-22: Incumbent Hinchey Says He Is the Target of a Republican Effort to Discredit Him (2008-09-10)
Both parties are claiming they're the ones to bring change. We'll take a look at a look at the race for NY's 22nd Congressional District seat.


Bob Schieffer - Part 1 (2008-09-10)
In the first part of his two part conversation with Bob Schieffer, Joe speaks with the Face the Nation host about the show and his new book, Bob Schieffer's America.


Sarah Lyall - The Anglo Files (2008-09-10)
The Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the British is Sarah Lyall's book about the baffling things that make the British so British.


Foreclosures up 69% in Otsego County (2008-09-10)
In the past 8 months, the number of foreclosures grew 69-percent in Otsego County. This is the first time the number has exceeded the previous record, last held in 2006.


Overview of Upstate Primary Results (2008-09-10)
Primary results for candidates seeking seats for retiring Congressional and state Senate seats.


Book Picks 9/9/08 (2008-09-10)
Stanley Hadsell from Marketblock Books in Troy brings in his favorite reads from the summer and a smattering of books about - or by authors who live in - Troy, NY.


Queensbury High School: March 26, 2008 (2008-09-10)
How can America effectively monitor and regulate new immigrants?


The Book Show #1051 (2008-09-10)
Host Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina is joined by Anita Jain, author of the book "Marrying Anita." Air Date: 9/9/08


Skartados has won the Democratic line in Dutchess County (2008-09-10)
Political newcomer Frank Skartados of Milton defeated Ronald Ray of Beacon to win the Democratic line in the race to unseat Republican New York State Assemblyman Thomas Kirwan.


NY official: Gas drilling won't harm NYC water (2008-09-10)
The state's top environmental official says New York City's water supply isn't threatened by drilling.


Silver showed his power (2008-09-10)
Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver showed his power.


Biden scheduled to be in western MA Wednesday (2008-09-10)
The democratic vice presidential nominee, senator Joseph Biden,is scheduled to be in western Massachusetts Wednesday evening.


VT Home foreclosures rose in the second quarter (2008-09-10)
The number of Vermont homeowners falling behind on their mortgage payments rose a half a percent to 3.9 percent in the second quarter.


Baklava from the Terrapin Restaurant in Rhinebeck, NY (aired 9/10/08) (2008-09-10)
Sarah LaDuke and Derin Tanyol from the Terrapin Restaurant in Rhinebeck work on a Greek treat- baklava.


Vermont Light on Primary Races and Expected Voter Turn-out (2008-09-09)
Light turnout expected for few primaries in Vermont.


Diocese of Springfield has opened new high school (2008-09-09)
Despite a trend of declining enrollments in catholic schools, the diocese of Springfield Massachusetts has opened a brand new high school.


Primary Day: Democrats Pushing for a Full House (2008-09-09)
Today's primaries may indicate if the political wind is favoring a new power structure in New York.


Work Starts On History Museum Wing (2008-09-09)
Museum to highlight industrial history of Springfield MA is set for fall '09 opening


Discussion Assesses How Endowments Could Help Lower College Costs (2008-09-09)
Regional college executives participate in Congressional discussion on college costs and endowments.


New York Pharmacists Can Now Give Flu Shots (2008-09-09)
Pharmacists in New York will be able to begin administering flu shots beginning December 4th.


Word For The Wise #3587 (2008-09-09)
Word For The Wise #3587--Mao's long march into the great beyond


Towing Company Vows To Rebut Critical Report (2008-09-09)
Springfield Towing Alliance accused in city audit of numerous violations


Clean Energy 9/9/08 (2008-09-09)
Today's topic: Creating a Clean Energy Economy. Host Alan Chartock welcomes Ed Murphy of the Workforce Development Institute, Jeff Jones of Apollo Alliance and Norreida Reyes of the Sierra Club.


New Paltz Central High School: March 12, 2008 (2008-09-09)
Has our way of life failed to provide safety and well-being for America's children?


SPCA Hires New Boss, Seeks to Mend Fences (2008-09-09)
After losing much of its staff a year ago, a local animal shelter is mending fences under a new director.


In Our Backyard #169 (2008-09-09)
Okay, first the bad news, the North Pole ice cap is melting faster than ever, Ward will comment. Not only that, the West Nile Virus has turned fatal in New York State. Pluss we'll itch and scratch our way though a discussion about how buggy this late summer has been, and explore everything from black toads to trees changing color to CWD and EHD on this week's IOBY with Ward Stone.


In Our Backyard #170 (2008-09-09)
We don't do this often but on this week's show we have a special guest - Tom Lake, an Estuary Naturalist from the DEC's Hudson River Estuary Program.


Jacob Weisberg - The Bush Tragedy (2008-09-09)
Both McCain and Obama have promised a new direction for America and a break from the policies of the past 8 years. But how did we get to this point? In his new book, The Bush Tragedy, journalist Jacob Weisberg takes a close look at the administration of George W. Bush.


Mark Crispin Miller - Loser Takes All: Election Fraud and the Subversion of Democracy (2008-09-09)
Mark Crispin Miller is a Professor of media, culture, and communication at NYU. Here, he speaks on the issue of election fraud and making your vote count.


Jennent Conant - The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington (2008-09-09)
According to Jennet Conant's book two of Joe's favorite authors were spies. Ian Flemming and Roald Dahl.


Primaries challenge incumbency in NY Legislature (2008-09-09)
Voters today could start charting a course for a substantially new Legislature in primary elections statewide.


Paterson says he's working to find more money (2008-09-09)
Governor David Paterson says he's working with state agencies to find more money.


Pre-buying heating oil may not save money (2008-09-09)
Pre-buying heating oil for the winter may not be the best choice this year.


Westchester County bans text messaging while driving (2008-09-09)
Westchester County first to ban text messaging while driving.


Wynton Marsalis (2008-09-09)
Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life is a new book by Pulitzer Prize winning trumpet legend Wynton Marsalis. Joe Donahue spoke with Marsalis about what he wanted to get across in the book.


9/11 recovery workers criticizing health care provider (2008-09-09)
September 11th recovery workers and their advocates are the company hired by the government to provide health care for the ground zero workers.


Polly Law - The Word Project (2008-09-09)
The Word Project is an illustrated dictionary of odd and obscure words. You can learn over 100 new and intriguing words by visiting the exhibit at Sage College's Little Gallery in Albany through September 30th. For more information go to www.thrumsend.com.


Schumer says there are still security gaps (2008-09-09)
Senator Charles Schumer says the government Still hasn't sealed up all the nation's security gaps.


Universally accessible portion of the Appalachian Trail to open (2008-09-09)
The first universally accessible Vermont portion of the Appalachian Trail will be formally opened Saturday in a ceremony in Killington.


Famous names have made abandoned property list (2008-09-09)
Some the latest list of abandoned property in Massachusetts.


Congressional Corner - John Olver 3 of 3 (2008-09-09)
Alan and Congressman Olver discuss his position as Chair of the Transportation Housing and Urban Development subcommittee.


Rick Wartzman - Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath (2008-09-09)
Rick Wartzman is the Director of the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University and he joined Joe and Sarah to discuss his book.


Sanders intervenes in immigration labor dispute (2008-09-09)
Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is siding with a union in a dispute.


Lalor's campaign given green light on independent line (2008-09-09)
State Board of Elections has given Kieran Lalor's campaign the green light to be on a third, independent line.


Licensing of master electricians required (2008-09-09)
The Dutchess County, NY Legislature voted 17-8 to approve a local law requiring the licensing of master electricians.


Grower's group says harvest is about average (2008-09-09)
A grower's group says this year's apple harvest is shaping up to be around average, after early fears that it might be smaller than usual.


$3.1 million federal grant for low-emission buses (2008-09-09)
Vermont's Congressional delegation on Monday announced a $3.1 million federal grant


44th, 46th Senate District Primaries (2008-09-09)
Two of the Capital region's hottest primary races are taking place in the 44th and 46th Senate Districts


Queens Galley Gets Some Help, and Helps Others (2008-09-08)
An area food kitchen is sharing its good fortune with others who feed the hungry.


New hotel room tax planned (2008-09-08)
Orange County, NY's planned new hotel room tax should be applied exclusively to fund tourism efforts.


Cynthia Kuhn - Buzzed (aired 9/8/08) (2008-09-08)
What do we know about the drugs we're taking? Scientist Cynthia Kuhn gives us the low down in the book, "Buzzed: The straight facts about the most used and abused drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy".


Single-family home sales up in two counties (2008-09-08)
Sales of existing single-family homes in the Hudson Valley and Catskills remain sluggish


New Catholic High School Opens In Chicopee (2008-09-08)
Officials hope new building,programs, ties with Elms College will boost enrollment


Spencertown Academy Festival of Books (2008-09-08)
Joe and David learn all about the Spencertown Academy Festival of Books.


Gov. Paterson Addresses Independent Living Conference (2008-09-08)
Governor David Paterson was the featured speaker at The New York Association on Independent Living 2008 Conference held at the Desmond in Colonie.


Medical Monday 9/8/08 (2008-09-08)
Foot care is the topic of this Medical Monday. Alan Chartock welcomes Dr. Doug Tumen.


Art and the Depression - Lessons for Today (2008-09-08)
What kind of lessons can we learn from the Depression one author believes FDR literally saved democracy


Sounds of Progress, Part I: Perceptions of African American Undergraduate Women in Their Pursuit of a Ph.D. in Science (2008-09-08)
Data shows that fewer African American women than white women in STEM college programs are continuing on to graduate school. To figure out why this disparity exists, one researcher at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is examining undergraduate African American students' perceptions of graduate education in STEM disciplines.


Dutchess County Dems May Become Majority (2008-09-08)
Dutchess County, New York Democrats are on the move to turn Dutchess blue.


Douglas A. Blackmon (2008-09-08)
Blackmon speaks with Joe and David about his book, "Slavery by Another Name : The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II."


The Book Show #1050 (2008-09-08)
Host Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina is joined by Dirk Wittenborn, author of the new book "Pharmakon." Air Date: 9/2/08


Six injured in Orange County deck collapse (2008-09-08)
Six people were hurt, at least two seriously, after a townhouse deck collapsed.


Ailing Kennedy aims to return to Senate in January (2008-09-08)
Sen. Edward Kennedy will not be on Capitol Hill this week.


The Best of Our Knowledge # 938 (2008-09-08)
Air Date: 9/8/08 - Why don't more African American women pursue a Ph.D. in science? The diversity gap is seriously impairing STEM education and careers. Plus, the need for more black role models in education.


New heating system for sewer treatment plant (2008-09-08)
The City of Middletown, NY's sewer treatment plant is going to convert its heating systems


NY-19: Independence Party Endorses Hall (2008-09-08)
The New York State Independence Party has endorsed Democrat Congressman John Hall for re-election.


The Capitol Connection #836 (2008-09-08)
Host Alan Chartock is joined by Alexander "Pete" Grannis, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Stuart Gruskin, Executive Deputy Commissioner of the DEC. Air Date: 9/5/08


The Media Project #901 (2008-09-08)
(AIRS 9/07/08 & 9/08/08) WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and Kingston Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss issues confronting the media.


School deals with student death (2008-09-08)
Grief counselors will be available to students and staff at Holliston High School


Weed and Seed program receives $150,000 (2008-09-08)
The US Department of Justice has renewed the City of Poughkeepsie, NY'


Word For The Wise #3586 (2008-09-08)
Word For The Wise #3586--09/08/08: If you can read this, you are already celebrating


Hoop Hall Of Fame Inducts New Members (2008-09-05)
Enshrinement events include first downtown free public event


Funeral services for political veteran (2008-09-05)
Funeral services are scheduled for Monday for a political veteran.


Albany Common Council Supports NYS Pay Equity Bill (2008-09-05)
In voting 13-to-None to support the so-called "wage gap Measure", The Albany Common Council is now the second local legislative body in the state to urge the State Legislature to enact pay equity for all employees working in New York regardless of gender, race, or ethnicity.


Mick Yurch and Tim Meany (2008-09-05)
The Roundtable Hosts speak with Mick Yurch and Tim Meany about the upcoming Saratoga Wine and Food Festival.


Mick Yurch and Tim Meany (2008-09-05)
The Roundtable Hosts speak with Mick Yurch and Tim Meany about the upcoming Saratoga Wine and Food Festival.


Word For The Wise #3585 (2008-09-05)
Word For The Wise #3585--09/05/08: Kathleen Taylor takes 'em down a peg


Sen. Martinez Says Latino Vote, Evolving GOP Message Crucial for November Win (2008-09-05)
Florida Senator Mel Martinez says Republicans the party message must evolve.


Climate Change in the Arctic (2008-09-05)
Climate change is becoming a key issue in the Presidential race. But the part of the country where climate change is occurring the most rapidly is a long ways from the campaign trail --- on the north slope of Alaska.


Dr. Matt Mandel, Arthur Peisner and Marion Simon (aired 9/4/08) (2008-09-05)
The Roundtable Hosts speak to representatives from VIM, Volunteers in Medicine in the Berkshires about their upcoming benefit gala.


Congressional Corner- John Olver #2 of 3 (aired 9/4/08) (2008-09-05)
Alan Chartock speaks with Congressman John Olver about the effect rising home heating oil prices will have this winter.


Mick Yurch and Tim Meany (2008-09-05)
The Roundtable Hosts speak with Mick Yurch and Tim Meany about the upcoming Saratoga Wine and Food Festival.


Gardening 9/5/08 (2008-09-05)
Gardening is our topic today. We welcome Fred Breglia, Greg Ward and Dorthe Hviid. Bob Barrett hosts.


AFL-CIO endorses most NY Legislature incumbents (2008-09-05)
The powerful AFL-CIO labor organization is endorsing a slate of New York Assembly and Senate candidates.


Well testing plan vetoed (2008-09-05)
County Executive William Steinhaus Thursday vetoed the county legislature's well testing law.


Bruno warns Obama is just like Spitzer (2008-09-05)
Former New York Senate leader Joe Bruno is stepping out of political retirement to warn Republicans.


As Forclosures Climb Activists Mobilize (2008-09-05)
ACORN seeks to help troubled homeowners in Springfield MA.


"Million Father March" in Albany (2008-09-05)
Fathers and father figures are urged to accompany their children to school at Arbor Hill Elementary School in Albany on Monday, Sept. 8 , as part of a national Million Father March.


Lawsuit challenging Catskill resort dismissed (2008-09-05)
A lawsuit challenging a major Catskill Mountains resort has been dismissed.


The Assembly's ethics committee handling harassment case (2008-09-05)
The Assembly's ethics committee is handling a sexual harassment accusation against a Republican assemblyman


BOE asks voters to stop calling with election questions (2008-09-05)
Dutchess County Board of Elections requests voters please stop calling with election questions.


Veeps Are Stars This Week, But Not for Long (2008-09-05)
Pollster and author John Zogby comments about the political effects of the end of the Republican National Convention.


Orange County delegate says McCain is the right man for the job (2008-09-05)
Senator John McCain Thursday night delivered his acceptance speech as the Republican Party's nominee for President and he proved he is the right man for the job.


Fund raiser claims its getting a lot of interest (2008-09-05)
A unique fund raiser claims its getting a lot of interest.


Parents warned about under aged drinking (2008-09-05)
Parents: think twice before serving adult beverages to friends of your under aged kids.


NY-22: Incumbent Hinchey Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign (2008-09-05)
Congressman Maurice Hinchey has kicked off his campaign for re-election.


agriculture officials plan to try a new method against insects (2008-09-05)
Federal agriculture officials plan to try a method never used before in the U.S. to get rid of insects.


Mick Yurch and Tim Meany (2008-09-05)
The Roundtable Hosts speak with Mick Yurch and Tim Meany about the upcoming Saratoga Wine and Food Festival.


Word For The Wise #3584 (2008-09-04)
Word For The Wise #3584--09/04/08: Ah...chilidogs from The Varsity and what's that cola they make down there?


Man held without bail in NYC college student death (2008-09-04)
A homeless man who prosecutors say admitted he suffocated a Pace University student is being held without bail.


51% Show # 999 (2008-09-04)
Air Date: 9/4/08 - Miriam Pemberton talks about her book, Lessons From Iraq. Antonia Juhasz, author of an upcoming book, The Tyranny of Oil. And Kate Mulgrew narrates another chapter in our NSF profiles of women in science and engineering.


Community Organizing Versus Elected Office (2008-09-04)
A local political science professor weighs in on Palin's take on community organizing versus holding elected office.


Lt. COL Paul Fanning on Midday Magazine (2008-09-04)
One week from today will mark the 7th Anniversary of the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks. Lt. COL Paul Fanning recalls the events of 9/11.


Republican Convention Analysis 9/4/08 (2008-09-04)
We discuss this week's events in St. Paul, MN. Dr. Angela Ledford is our expert guest for the afternoon. David Galletly hosts.


Hudson Valley Wine on the Web (2008-09-04)
A group of rugged individualists have come together to bring visitors to their region.


Report Says High Dropout Rates Fuel Violent Crime (2008-09-04)
FIGHT CRIME is out with a report entitled School or the Streets: Crime and New York's Dropout Crisis --- a study showing that by increasing graduation rates by just 10 percentage points, 180 murders and 9,100 aggravated assaults could be prevented in New York every year.


Positive Reactions to Palin's speech (2008-09-04)
Sarah Palin delivered what Republicans say was the best speech in memory at a RNC.


costs are skyrocketing despite flat enrollment (2008-09-04)
District costs are skyrocketing as students in the Hudson Valley go back to school


Siena Poll: NY Consumer Confidence Up (2008-09-04)
A new Siena Research Institute Poll shows that New Yorkers are willing to spend their hard-earned dollars despite the economic doldrums that have swept the nation.


Framing Our Views (2008-09-04)
Did you see a massive red picture frame heading down the road this morning? Here's an explanation


Suozzi:You can't keep raising property taxes (2008-09-04)
The head of the New York Governor's Property Tax Commission, Thomas Suozzi argued against property tax increases.


Back to committee for proposed Ethics Law (2008-09-04)
It may be back to committee for Ulster County, NY's proposed Ethics Law


State celebrates completed bridge rehabilitation in Hudson Valley (2008-09-04)
State transportation officials were in the Hudson Valley yesterday to celebrate the completion of a bridge rehabilitation.


Pilot recycling program to be launched (2008-09-04)
Pilot recycling program will be launched later this month in one Springfield neighborhood.


Farm Bureau offers scholarships to ag students (2008-09-04)
The New York Farm Bureau is offering scholarships to high school seniors


Small plane lands on Adirondack Northway (2008-09-04)
A single-engine private plane safely made an emergency landing on Interstate 87.


NY-22: Hinchey to Seek Ninth Term (2008-09-04)
Maurice Hinchey announce his bid to seek a ninth term in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Putnam County has agreed to pay DEC fine (2008-09-04)
Putnam County has agreed to pay a heft fine as part of a settlement with the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation.


Full schedule for the Woodstock Film Festival (2008-09-04)
The full schedule for the Woodstock Film Festival is out It includes two east coast premiers and one Silent Bob.


Reward for information on ``Whitey'' Bulger doubled (2008-09-04)
The FBI is marking fugitive mob boss James ``Whitey'' Bulger's 79th birthday by doubling the reward for information leading to his capture.


NY Delegates Give Enthusiastic Reaction to Palin's Speech (2008-09-04)
Karen DeWitt caught reactions on the delegation floor to Palin's speech.


State agencies launch project to meet needs of aging population (2008-09-04)
The New York Department of State and Office for the Aging are launching a project to meet the needs of elderly residents.


Home Wind Turbines Become More Popular in VT (2008-09-04)
For years, home wind turbines have been popular mainly with the off the grid crowd. But now there's a new market: People who are tired of paying high electric bills.


NPR Political Editor Ken Rudin (aired 9/3/08) (2008-09-03)
Joe Donahue speaks with NPR Political Editor Ken Rudin about the Republican National Convention.


State-of-the-art recycling center being built (2008-09-03)
The head of the family-owned Brookfield company said they plan to spend between $15 million and $18 million to build their state-of-the-art recycling center.


Congressional Corner with John Olver (1 of 3 - aired 9/3/08) (2008-09-03)
Alan speaks with Congressman John Olver of Massachusetts about the Democrats' prospects in the upcoming election.


AG Announces National College Loan Fraud Protection (2008-09-03)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo visited a suburban Albany County High School to announce new national safeguards to protect students against college loan fraud.


Word For The Wise #3583 (2008-09-03)
Word For The Wise #3583--09/03/08: This program--approved by Bat-Boy!


Politics 9/03/08 (2008-09-03)
It's an open forum on the Republican National Convention, the Democratic Convention and the race for the White House. Alan Chartock takes listener calls.


Indian Point Delay Seen As Promising (2008-09-03)
Opponents of the Indian Point power plant see an extension of deadlines in the license renewal project as a good sign.


Meet The Man Behind the Belleayre Resort (2008-09-03)
Who is behind the Belleayre Resort project? We have an exclusive interview with the man described as the major investor.


When The Press Becomes The Story (2008-09-03)
Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas talks with Amy Goodman about her arrest Monday night outside the Republican National Convention.


Matt Rothschild (aired 9/3/08) (2008-09-03)
Joe Donahue speaks with Matt Rothschild about his new memoir, Dumbfounded, which chronicles his childhood with his elderly and wealthy grandparents in New York City.


Kathy Reichs (aired 9/3/08) (2008-09-03)
Joe Donahue speaks with forensic anthropologist and author Kathy Reichs about her newest novel, Devil Bones.


Michael Kimmel (aired 9/3/08) (2008-09-03)
Joe speaks with author Michael Kimmel about his new book about the perils facing men in their 20's- Guyland.


Wind Farms Spark Debate in Upstate New York (2008-09-03)
New York is the Northeast's wind capital. There, giant wind farms are producing renewable energy and reviving rural economies. But the turbines are also dividing neighbors and sparking an angry debate.


Cheese may be E. coli contaminated (2008-09-03)
a particular brand of cheese may be E. coli contaminated.


Hudson Valley Nurses unionize (2008-09-03)
Nurses at a Hudson Valley hospital are going ahead with their attempts to unionize.


Governor's regional office may be moving (2008-09-03)
Rumors are flying that the governor's regional office is being moved to Kingston.


Giuliani to Emphasize McCain's Foreign Policy Experience in Speech (2008-09-03)
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani confirmed that he's back on again as the keynote speaker for the convention on Wednesday night.


Springfield To Test New Recycling System (2008-09-03)
Officials hope to boost recycling of household waste via single stream method


Off-track betting on your BlackBerry (2008-09-03)
An experiment that could pave the way for changing the off-track betting landscape is underway.


Health care coverage for all NY children (2008-09-03)
Starting this month, all New York families with uninsured children are eligible for state health care coverage.


Review of Indian Point's relicensing application extended (2008-09-03)
The review of Indian Point's relicensing application has been extended


New superintendent met with students and staff (2008-09-03)
The new superintendent of Springfield, MA schools met with students and staff.


legal challenge to gay marriage has been rejected (2008-09-03)
A legal challenge to New York Governor David Paterson's executive order on gay marriage has been rejected.


NYC suspect held in college student's death (2008-09-03)
New York City police say they believe a college student from was suffocated by a homeless stranger.


Rockland County, NY Republican Party Chairman behind McCain's choice (2008-09-03)
Rockland County, NY Republican Party Chairman Vincent Reda is 100 percent behind Alaska Governor Sarah Palin


Culinary Corner- Gazpacho with Josh Kronor (aired 9/3/08) (2008-09-03)
In the midst of tomato season, Sarah meets with Chef/Owner Josh Kronor of Terrapin in Rhinebeck to discuss his recipe for Gazpacho.


NY Tightens Layoff Notice Law (2008-09-02)
State Labor Commissioner Patricia Smith announced the signing of the State Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act in Watervliet. The new law requires employers with 50 or more workers to notify employees and the Department of Labor at least 90 days prior to a closing or mass layoff.


Mass. farmers expect strong apple harvest (2008-09-02)
Massachusetts apple growers expect a strong harvest this fall.


Book Picks (aired 9/2/08) (2008-09-02)
Scott Meyer of Merritt Book Stores shares this month's booklist.


Tom Piazza (aired 8/29/08) (2008-09-02)
Joe Donahue speaks with Tom Piazza on his new novel on New Orleans- City of Refuge.


New York 21st District Congressional Race Update (2008-09-02)
Steve Felano checks in on the seven candidates that are vying for Michael McNulty's Congressional seat, which he will vacate whe he retires next January.


NY-21: Seven Candidates Running to Replace McNulty (2008-09-02)
Seven candidates are vying for Michael McNulty's congressional seat, which he will vacate when he retires next January.


Congressional Corner- Michael Arcuri #3 of 3 (aired 9/2/08) (2008-09-02)
Alan Chartock speaks with Congressman Mike Arcuri on economic development and alternative energy sources.


NY School Funding 9/2/08 (2008-09-02)
On today's Vox Pop we discuss the economy's effect on schools in New York. Alan Chartock welcomes Tim Kremer, Executive Director of the New York State School Boards Association.


Julia Reed (aired 8/29/08) (2008-09-02)
Julia Reed relates to Joe Donahue hersstory of refurbishing a home in New Orleans before and after Hurrican Katrina. Her book is called The House on First Street: My New Orleans Story.


Karen Dewitt at the GOP Convention (aired 9/2/08) (2008-09-02)
WAMC Capital Correspondent Karen DeWitt is in Minneapoplis/St. Paul for the Republican National Convention, and she spoke to Joe Donahue on the second day of the event...


Word For The Wise #3582 (2008-09-02)
Word For The Wise #3582--09/02/08: Well? Can I smoke or not?


New Superintendent Greets Students In New Uniforms (2008-09-02)
New Springfield schools head sees dress policy well received on opening day


Elin Hilderbrand - A Summer Affair (aired 9/2/08) (2008-09-02)
Author Elin Hilderbrand speaks with Katie Britton about her new novel, "A Summer Affair".


Phyllis Montana-Leblanc- (aired 8-29-08) (2008-09-02)
Joe Donahue speaks with Phyllis Montana-Leblanc about her remarkable tale of survival in New Orleans after Katrina. Her recollections are recounted in her book, Not Just the Levees Broke: My Story During and After Hurricane Katrine.


Jere Longman (aired 8/29/08) (2008-09-02)
Joe Donahue speaks with Jere Longman, an author who spent two seasons following the Hurricanes, a High School football team that formed in Plaquemines Parish in New Orleans after Hurrican Katrina.


New York 21st District Congressional Race Update (2008-09-02)
Steve Felano checks in on the seven candidates that are vying for Michael McNulty's Congressional seat, which he will vacate whe he retires next January.


Michael Babcock and Ric Orlando (aired 9/2/08) (2008-09-02)
The Roundtable hosts speak with organizer Michael Babcock and participant Ric Orlando about the Hudson Valley Food and Wine Festival, to take place on Sept. 6 and 7.


BlackBerry Betting (2008-09-02)
An experiment that could pave the way for changing the off-track betting landscape is about to make its debut on A BlackBerry near you... the handheld device has been selected as a test device to conduct a trial run of a new platform that will enable internet wagering


Red Cross volunteers deployed to gulf (2008-09-02)
The Dutchess County, NY American Red Cross is deploying volunteers in response to Hurricane Gustav.


AirTran will service the Mid-Hudson Valley (2008-09-02)
AirTran will service the Mid-Hudson Valley from Stewart Airport


Group handed out 6000 reusable bags (2008-09-02)
Group handed out 6000 reusable bags in Sullivan County, NY.


3 companies plan expansions in Mass. (2008-09-02)
The life sciences industry in Massachusetts is getting a major boost


Residents sue town for violating Clean Water Action (2008-09-02)
Three residents sue the Town of Montgomery, NY for violating the Clean Water Action.


Pace student from Mass. found dead in NYC (2008-09-02)
Police say a Pace University student has been found dead.


Republican delegates wait out storm (2008-09-02)
delegates at the Republican National Convention waited and hoped that the hurricane would not be as destructive as originally predicted.


Home Explodes in Columbia County (2008-09-02)
It was like a bomb went off. That's what witnesses say happened when a propane tank blew at a NY home over the weekend.


Word For The Wise #3581 (2008-09-01)
Word For The Wise #3581--09/01/08: Eveything short of yodeling


The Legislative Gazette #835 (2008-09-01)
(Airs: 8/29/08 and 8/30/08) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics.


The Media Project #900 (2008-09-01)
(AIRS 8/31/08 & 9/01/08) WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and Kingston Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss issues confronting the media.


The Best of Our Knowledge # 937 (2008-09-01)
Air Date: 9/1/08 - Testing - how much is too much? A professor who's been researching testing for 20 years. And students build an electric car that doesn't need to plug in.


The Capitol Connection #835 (2008-08-30)
Host Alan Chartock is joined by Jay Gallagher, Albany Bureau Chief for the Gannett News Service. Air Date: 8/29/08


Vermonters React to Obama Acceptance Speech (2008-08-29)
Vermonters react to Barak Obama's Presidential nomination acceptance speech.


Budget cuts hit state colleges in VT (2008-08-29)
The University of Vermont and state colleges are taking a hit from budget cuts.


In Conversation with... Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson (2008-08-29)
Alan Chartock is joined by Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, President of R.P.I. to talk about energy security issues.


End of Dem Convention/ McCain VP Pick (2008-08-29)
WAMC listeners share their thoughts on the Democratic National Convention, and on John McCain's surprise pick of Sarah Palin for a running mate. Our expert guest is Jennifer Stromer-Galley. Hosting the show is our own Dave Galletly.


Word For The Wise #3580 (2008-08-29)
Word For The Wise #3580--08/29/08: Take my...kids...please


Luke Massery (2008-08-29)
Prior to his 8/30 recital at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, classical pianist Luke Massery stopped by the WAMC studios to chat with Sarah LaDuke.


NY Toughens Child Abuse Reporting Law (2008-08-29)
It's a crime in New York State to knowingly report a false claim of child abuse or mismanagement: that law just got a little tougher.


Tom Fels (aired 8/28/08) (2008-08-29)
Tom Fels joins Joe and Sarah to discuss his communal life from 1969 to 1973 and the book he wrote about it, Farm Friends.


Boston Musical Theater (aired 8/28/08) (2008-08-29)
Prior to their CD release recital at The Mahaiwe, Boston Musical Theatre stops by the WAMC studios.


Comet Discoverer David Levy Visits Plattsburgh State Campus (2008-08-29)
Famed comet discoverer David Levy visits northern New York college.


Flooded Counties Denied Federal Aid (2008-08-29)
Denied Federal Disaster Aid after two severe summer storms, two upstate counties are struggling to help victims get back on their feet.


New budget for OCCC with a $200,000 cut (2008-08-29)
The Orange County, NY Legislature Thursday split the difference and approved a new budget for Orange County Community College.


Paterson gave address on final day of DNC (2008-08-29)
On the final day of the convention, Governor David .


lawmakers investigate how sex offenders are manages (2008-08-29)
Department of Corrections officials are coming under tough questioning


Judge orders enforcement of building code for rentals (2008-08-29)
A judge is ordering the Vermont Department of Public Safety to enforce state building codes for rental housing.


NY officials react to Obama's acceptance speech (2008-08-29)
NY Democratic Chairman Jonathan Jacobson sat in the 17th row from the podium as Senator Barak Obama delivered his acceptance speech.


Hall spent week at DNC (2008-08-29)
Hudson Valley, NY Congressman John Hall of Dover Plains spent the week in Denver to participate in the Democratic National Convention


Science Forum 8/28/08 (2008-08-29)
Dr.'s Barbara Brabetz, Jim Pickett and Nancy Slack join Brian Shields in Studio A to take listener calls on this edition of The Science Forum.


Science Forum 8/28/08 (2008-08-29)
Dr.'s Barbara Brabetz, Jim Pickett and Nancy Slack join Brian Shields in Studio A to take listener calls on this edition of The Science Forum.


Court fight over estate of illustrator (2008-08-29)
A New Hampshire woman is involved in a court fight over the $2 million estate of her famous mother.


Police officers in suburban NY city to walk, bike (2008-08-29)
Police officers are being told to walk, bike or ride Segways to conserve fuel


Congressman McHugh spent time in Iraq this week (2008-08-29)
Congressman John McHugh spent several days this week in Iraq.


Police: Nicholas Garza's death was accidental (2008-08-29)
Police do not plan to charge anyone in the death of Nicholas Garza.


Congressional Corner - Michael Arcuri (#2 of 3 - aired 8/28/08) (2008-08-29)
Alan speeks with Rep. Michael Arcuri at the DNC about health care.


NY-23: Northern New York Congressman Reports on Iraq Trip (2008-08-28)
New York Congressman John McHugh talks about his ninth trip to Iraq.


NY-19: Congressional Candidate Calls Incumbent Eco-Extremist (2008-08-28)
Congressional candidate Kieran Lalor called incumbent Democrat John Hall an eco-extremist.


Taskforce Releases NY Human Trafficking Report (2008-08-28)
A New York State task force has released a series of recommendations aimed at further strengthening what is already the nation's most comprehensive approach to the scourge of human trafficking.


Word For The Wise #3579 (2008-08-28)
Word For The Wise #3579--08/28/08: A bird in the hand is worth two in the binoculars


Congressman Says Healthcare Top Issue at DNC (2008-08-28)
New York Congressman Michael Arcuri says healthcare is the top issue at the DNC.


Water Quality Results At the Click of Computer Mouse (2008-08-28)
Someday you may be able to see the quality of the world's river water as easily as you can check out the weather forecast. The first step is underway.


51% Show # 998 (2008-08-28)
Air Date: 8/28/08 - Ashley Rhodes Courter, a survivor of the foster care system. Carla Goldstein talks about a new program from the Omega Institute. And Kate Mulgrew narrates the next NSF profile.


LTC Theresa Vancort on Midday Magazine (2008-08-28)
LTC Theresa Vancort speaks with Brian Shields about how Women's Equality Day was commemorated in Afghanistan this week.


High Volume of Current Assistance Requests Raises Concerns for Winter Needs (2008-08-28)
Calls to assistance referral center spikes and advocates do not expect things to improve.


Paterson comments on Hillary Clinton's speech (2008-08-28)
Governor David Paterson added his voice to the opinions on Hillary Clinton's speech.


Belleayre behind schedule (2008-08-28)
The Belleayre Resort is way behind its stated schedule.


lawmaker calling for a building moratorium on CVS (2008-08-28)
Signs proclaiming boycott CVS' are appearing in uptown Kingston shop windows.


Report claims Ulster is still growing (2008-08-28)
The recession's hitting home values in Orange and Dutchess counties.


Macy's and the EPA reach settlement (2008-08-28)
A Macy's department store in Albany county is included in a settlement reached between the retail chain and the Federal Environmental Protection Agency. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.


Mistrial declared in clergy abuse case (2008-08-28)
A mistrial has been declared in the case of a former altar boy who sued the Diocese of Burlington.


Radiation spike blamed on human error (2008-08-28)
Human error is being blamed for a radiation spike at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant,


New emergency siren system at Indian Point (2008-08-28)
A new emergency siren system is now in service at Indian point.


Xcel agreed to disclose risks to investors (2008-08-28)
Xcel Energy has agreed to disclose risks to investors from its stake in coal-burning power plants.


Environmental Concerns Slow Projects...But They're Moving Forward (2008-08-28)
An old hotel is gone to make room for a new resort while other proposed projects are moving ahead more slowly.


Pollina supporters plan to file suit (2008-08-28)
Some supporters of Vermont Independent Gubernatorial Candidate Anthony Pollina plan to file a lawsuit against state officials.


Labor Commissioner says backstretch workers underpaid (2008-08-28)
The New York State Labor Commissioner says backstretch workers at Saratoga Race course have been underpaid, overworked and required to live in unfit conditions.


Concord Resort secures millions in financing (2008-08-28)
The proposed Concord Resort and hotel announcement Wednesday that it has secured $225 million in financing.


Tissue company announces $120 million expansion (2008-08-28)
A manufacturer of tissue products is planning a $120 million dollar expansion of their upstate consumer products mill.


Power line application deemed complete (2008-08-28)
The New York State Public Service Commission deemed complete the Article VII application submitted by New York Regional Interconnect Inc.


PSC Commissioner Buley resigns (2008-08-28)
A state Public Service Commission member who was embroiled in several political skirmishes says she's resigning next month to get married.


VT courthouses may close a half day a week (2008-08-28)
Vermont's courthouses may close to the public a half day a week under a new round of budget cuts.


Officials want more safety information on Vermont Yankee (2008-08-28)
New Hampshire Congressman Paul Hodes and State Senator Molly Kelly say they want more answers about safety at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant.


Tobacco suit will go forward (2008-08-28)
A judge has rejected R.J. Reynolds' request that he dismiss a suit filed by VT.


Declining transportation revenue felt in VT (2008-08-28)
Declining state transportation revenues will likely soon be felt by Vermont's cities and towns.


NY Comtproller to Audit Thruway Gas Prices (2008-08-28)
State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli has announced his office will be auditing gas prices on the New York State Thruway to determine if fueling stations there are overcharging motorists for fuel.


Leahy Speech to Democrats Focuses on Rural Issues (2008-08-27)
Leahy speech focuses on rural issues and slams Republican candidate and policies.


Upstate town has no Government to run it (2008-08-27)
The supervisor of a small upstate town has no government to run it.


Federal Flood Study Under Review as State Flood Buyout Begins (2008-08-27)
A new state buyout program is beginning as a federal study of flooding in part of the Hudson Valley wraps up.


Pollster Says DNC "Extremely Important" for Obama (2008-08-27)
In the midst of the Democratic National Election, Joe Donahue speaks to pollster John Zogby about Barrack Obama's declining fortune in the polls, his future prospects and Zogby's new book The Way We'll Be.


Philip Zimbardo (aired 8/27/08) (2008-08-27)
Professor Philip Zimbardo believes that our conception of time is one of the most important factors in defining our reality. Andy Clegg speaks with him about his new book on the subject- The Time Paradox: The New Psychology of Time That Will Change Your Life.


Westchester Waits To Learn Safety Impact of New Earthquake Info (2008-08-27)
One of Indian Point's neighbors is wondering how new information on fault lines impacts people's ability to evacuate the area.


Dana Milbank (aired 8/26/08) (2008-08-27)
Joe speaks with Dana Milbank about his book, "Homo Politicus: The Strange and Scary Tribes that Run Our Government."


Daniel Gardner (aired 8/27/09) (2008-08-27)
The Roundtable hosts speak to author Daniel Gardner about his new book The Science of Fear, which explores the effects fear in society.


Book Picks (aired 8/26/08) (2008-08-27)
Bruce Anderson of Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, VT makes his Book Pick debut!


Pat Choate (aired 8/26/08) (2008-08-27)
Pat Choate speaks with Joe about "Dangerous Business: The Risks of Globalization for America."


Word For The Wise #3578 (2008-08-27)
Word For The Wise #3578--08/27/08: Kitty-corner from cursing


Pollina Supporters to File Suit over Campaign Donation Limits (2008-08-27)
Supporters of Independent candidate for Governor Anthony Pollina plan to sue, saying state decision that the candidate must return donations is wrong.


Congressional Corner Rep. Michael Arcuri #1 of 3 (aired 8/27/08) (2008-08-27)
From the floor of the Democratic National Convention, Alan Chartock speaks with NY Congressman Michael Arcuri about the atmosphere at the convention.


Teri Ptacik and Peter Paden (aired 8/27/08) (2008-08-27)
The Roundtable Hosts speak with Teri Ptacik and Peter Paden, Executive Directors from Agricultural Sterwardship Association and Columbia Land conservancy, respectively.


Saratoga Backstretch Blues (2008-08-27)
A New York State Labor Department investigation has found more than 1,200 backstretch workers at Saratoga Race course have been underpaid, overworked and required to live in unfit conditions.


Congressional Corner - Johnathan Allen (3 of 3 aired 8/26/08 (2008-08-27)
Andy Clegg concludes his 3 part Congressional Corner interview with Jonathan Allen of Congressional Quarterly.


NYC's drinking water wins state taste test (2008-08-27)
York City's list of superlatives now includes best-tasting water.


VT students continue to perform well on SAT's (2008-08-27)
VT high school seniors are continuing to perform well on the SAT


New emergency warning system for Indian Point (2008-08-27)
The new Indian Point nuclear power plant emergency warning system will be activated Wednesday.


Plan to move residences from flood prone areas (2008-08-27)
Plan will remove residences from flood prone areas.


Neighborhood Revitalization in one Capital District city (2008-08-27)
"Neighborhood Revitalization" is the buzzword in one Capital District city.


SAT scores decline slightly in NY (2008-08-27)
New York high school students scored slightly lower on the SAT.


City Manager cleared of charges (2008-08-27)
Winooski, Vermont City Manager Josh Handverger has been cleared of charges he created a hostile work environment.


Clinton's DNC speech a success (2008-08-27)
Senator Hillary Clinton delivered what some say is the best speech of her political career at the Democratic National Convention.


Blood supplies low in northern New England (2008-08-27)
Blood supplies across northern New England are precariously low.


Douglas could cut PR positions (2008-08-27)
A Democratic lawmaker says Governor Jim Douglas could help balance the budget by cutting public relations positions


Douglas is ahead in fund raising (2008-08-27)
Campaign finance reports show Douglas is ahead in fund raising.


man serving a 55-years-to-life apologized for murder (2008-08-27)
A man serving a 55-years-to-life prison sentence for killing a Jamaica, Vermont couple in 1995 is apologizing


California's AG doesn't think Schumer sank IndyMac (2008-08-27)
California's attorney general says he doesn't think a letter from Chuck Schumer sank IndyMac.


Program to help residents deal with winter (2008-08-27)
Ulster County's program to help residents deal with what's expected to be a very expensive winter is kicking off.


Wife of slain New York State Trooper files suit (2008-08-27)
The wife of slain New York State Trooper David Brinkerhoff has filed a lawsuit against St. Lawrence County and its probation department.


Paterson's spoke at the DNC (2008-08-27)
Our Capital correspondent Karen DeWitt was with the New York delegation on the floor of the convention center, when Paterson spoke.


Berkshire Playwright's Lab (aired 8/27/08) (2008-08-27)
The Roundtable Hosts speak with Jim Frangione, Kelly Masterson, Elizabeth Franz and Frances Sternhagen of the Berkshire Playwright's Lab to discuss a staged reading of Against the Rising Sea.


Trying To Avert A Winter Crisis (2008-08-26)
Experts say this winter's going to be a very cold one and one county is creating an assistance program that others are using as a model


Group concerned with winter cost (2008-08-26)
Concerned about people being able to meet their living costs this winter, Ulster County Winter Watch has been formed.


Word For The Wise #3577 (2008-08-26)
Word For The Wise #3577--08/26/08: Like a fish needs a bicycle...


NY-Vermont Partner to Sync 9-1-1 Services (2008-08-26)
Officials in New York and Vermont are working with Verizon to ensure there will never be a repeat of a botched 9-1-1 call that ended with a death.


Michael Howard Is Not Dead (2008-08-26)
A Columbia County attorney is still trying to convince friends and neighbors that he's not dead.


State of the Economy 8/26/08 (2008-08-26)
Money, money, money makes the world go 'round! We welcome back financial guru Hugh Johnson to take listener call. David Galletly hosts.


The Book Show #1049 (2008-08-26)
Host Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina is joined by Richard Todd, author of the new book "The Thing Itself." Air Date: 8/26/08


Law Enforcement Officials Receive Training in Sex Offender Management (2008-08-26)
New York State Office of Sex Offender Management and State Association of Chiefs of Police partner to provide training and tools to help law enforcement personnel deal with sex offenders.


Frank Schaeffer - Crazy for God (aired 8/26/08) (2008-08-26)
In Frank Schaeffer's new book, "Crazy for God", he chronicles his life growing up with the religious right, and how he took a different path than that of his family.


Death is one of New York's growth industries (2008-08-26)
Death taxes are apparently a sure thing in New York.


Poughkeepsie mayor calling for beefed up police presence (2008-08-26)
Poughkeepsie's mayor is calling for a beefed up police presence in some neighborhoods.


Second-degree murder charges upheld in car crash (2008-08-26)
An upstate New York judge has refused to dismiss second-degree murder charges in an alcohol-related car crash.


College unions file complaint against state (2008-08-26)
Eleven college unions at MA state universities have filed a complaint against the state.


Farmers' Almanac predicts cold winter (2008-08-26)
The 2009 edition of the Farmers' Almanac predicts hard winter ahead.


Clinton urged supporters to get behind Obama (2008-08-26)
Hillary Clinton urged her supporters to transfer their support to Obama.


Clinton's name to be placed in nomination (2008-08-26)
Hillary Clinton's name is going to be placed in nomination for the Democratic nomination for president.


Man facing charges following stabbing (2008-08-26)
An 18-year-old New York man is facing charges following a stabbing in downtown Burlington, VT.


Fossella's drunken-driving trial postponed (2008-08-26)
Rep. Vito Fossella's trial on drunken-driving charges was supposed to start in Virginia this week, but has been postponed until October.


EPA: Indian Point cooling system harmful to environment (2008-08-26)
the huge numbers of fish killed by the cooling system at the Indian Point nuclear plant prove the system is harmful to the environment.


NYRI ready to move ahead with power line (2008-08-26)
NYRI officials say they're ready to move ahead with a two hundred mile long power line.


VT asks for help cleaning St. Albans Bay (2008-08-26)
The state of VT is asking for federal help to clean up St. Albans Bay.


Officials say cuts are illegal (2008-08-26)
Some county officials say the state's latest cuts are illegal.


Twelve states sue EPA (2008-08-26)
Twelve states, New York City and the District of Columbia are suing the EPA.


Entergy Corp. will continue paying NYS (2008-08-26)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says Entergy Corp. has agreed to continue paying NYS.


Sleeping juror dismissed (2008-08-26)
A juror hearing a priest sex abuse case against the Diocese of Burlington has been dismissed for sleeping through parts of the trial.


Couple filed discrimination suit over property assessment (2008-08-26)
An African American couple have filed a lawsuit alleging their property assessment was higher than those of white resident


Communities compete for best tasting water (2008-08-26)
The tastiest tap water title will be determined today at the state fair in Syracuse.


Terrorism: Real vs. Manufactured (2008-08-26)
Last week while activists gathered in Albany in support of the Muslim Solidarity Committee's efforts to remember the arrest four years ago of two local Muslim men in an FBI sting, authorities released details of a terror investigation on Long Island.


Word For The Wise #3576 (2008-08-25)
Word For The Wise #3576--08/25/08: Don't be cruel...


NY AG issues tips for gas leases (2008-08-25)
The New York State Attorney General's office has issued eight tips for minimizing the risk of signing a natural gas lease.


Congo- Jon Allen #2 of 3 (2008-08-25)
The Democratic National Convention is getting underway in Denver today, and the Republican Counterpart will follow next week in Minneapolis and St. Paul. While Alan is live on the scene in Denver, we've brought in Congressional Quarterly's Jonathan Allen for some supplementary insight. In today's Congressional Corner, Andy Clegg asks the reporter what type of news we can expect from the convention...


In Our Backyard #168 (2008-08-25)
Okay, we got it, we got it - there is a big difference between goldenrod and ragweed. Apparently in last week's show we unfairly maligned goldenrod and boy did we get letters.


Tea Experts Bob and Mary Lou Heiss (aired 8/25/08) (2008-08-25)
Bob and Mary Lou Heiss, authors of The Story of Tea: A Cultrual History and Drinking Guide, visit the Roundtable for a tea tasting.


Douglas Preston (aired 8/22/08) (2008-08-25)
Douglas Preston speaks with Joe about his non-fiction book "Monsters of Venice."


Congressional Corner - Jonathan Allen (1 of 3 aired 8/22/08 (2008-08-25)
Congressional Quarterly's Jonathan Allen speaks with Roundtable Senior Producer Andy Clegg - filling in for Alan Chartock.


Farmer's Market Goes Hi-Tech (2008-08-25)
In 2007, just 40 of New York State's farmer's markets accepted food stamps. Now nearly 90 welcome them and food stamp sales have increased statewide from $3,000 in 2002 to $90,000 last year. Some of that increase is attributed to the electronic debit cards that have replaced paper food stamps.


Joe Conason- It Can Happen Here (aired 8/25/08) (2008-08-25)
Joe Donahue speaks to Joe Conason about his new book It Can Happen Here: Authoritarian Peril in the Age of Bush. Conason writes about Sinclair Lewis's predictions of a totalitarian state in America.


The Best of Our Knowledge # 936 (2008-08-25)
Air Date: 8/25/08 - Dolores Huerta on the "education crisis." Plus "green" education stories about the Edible Schoolyard, and school cafeterias buying local produce.


NRC Studies Earthquake Risk for Indian Point (2008-08-25)
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is studying a new reports on the risk of earthquakes around Indian Point.


Medical Monday 8/25/08 (2008-08-25)
We focus on Neurology today. Bob Barrett handles hosting duties for Alan Chartock, who is covering the Democratic National Convention. Bob welcomes Dr. David Heart.


David Burke (aired 8/22/08) (2008-08-25)
David Burke, author of Writers in Paris: Literary Lives in the City of Light, joins Joe and David in Studio A.


Arkell Museum (aired 8/22/08) (2008-08-25)
Diane Forsberg - Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Arkell Museum - joins Joe and David to talk about the museum's current exhibits.


Congo- Jon Allen #2 of 3 (2008-08-25)
The Democratic National Convention is getting underway in Denver today, and the Republican Counterpart will follow next week in Minneapolis and St. Paul. While Alan is live on the scene in Denver, we've brought in Congressional Quarterly's Jonathan Allen for some supplementary insight. In today's Congressional Corner, Andy Clegg asks the reporter what type of news we can expect from the convention...


Stefan Fatsis (aired 8/22/08) (2008-08-25)
Stefan Fatsis - talks about his book, "A Few Seconds of Panic: A 5-Foot-8, 170-Pound, 43-Year-Old Sportswriter Plays In The NFL" with Joe and David.


Kennedy may visit convention (2008-08-25)
Sen. Edward Kennedy could make an unscheduled appearance at this week's Democratic convention.


Number of state workers on the rise (2008-08-25)
The state of MA has added about 1,900 new workers in the past year.


Application to build a power line filed (2008-08-25)
The New York Regional Interconnection company has filed its response to the state Public Service Commission.


Shootout still under investigation (2008-08-25)
Police continue to investigate a shootout on a Poughkeepsie, NY city street.


Orange County Democratic Chairman says Biden is excellent choice (2008-08-25)
Orange County, NY Democratic Chairman says Biden is an excellent choice.


County Fair Business Good in Bad Economy (2008-08-25)
How has the economy affected the county fair business? We take a look at one of the biggest


Jesse Feiller (aired 8/22/08) (2008-08-25)
Our Tech Guru Jesse Feiller drops in to tell us what's good and what's less good about The Kindle.


Michael Cohen - Live from the Campaign Trail (aired 8/25/08) (2008-08-25)
Michael Cohen speaks to Katie Britton about his book "Live from the Campaign Trail".


The Media Project #899 (2008-08-25)
(AIRS 8/24/08 & 8/25/08) WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and Kingston Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss issues confronting the media.


Daniel Levitin - The World in Six Songs (aired 8/25/08) (2008-08-25)
In Daniel Levitin's latest book, "The World in Six Songs" we learn how the musical brain created human nature.


Congressional Corner - Jonathan Allen (2 of 3 aired 8/25) (2008-08-25)
The Democratic National Convention is getting underway in Denver today, and the Republican Counterpart will follow next week in Minneapolis and St. Paul. While Alan is live on the scene in Denver, we've brought in Congressional Quarterly's Jonathan Allen for some supplementary insight. In today's Congressional Corner, Andy Clegg asks the reporter what type of news we can expect from the convention...


Partnership With Jail Produces Clean Downtown (2008-08-22)
Inmates work on downtown clean up crews supported by Springfield businesses


Thruway holding 'safety breaks' at 4 travel plazas (2008-08-22)
The Thruway Authority is hosting ``safety breaks''.


NY Child Health Plus Enrollment Drive (2008-08-22)
The State Health Department is partnering with Price Chopper Supermarkets to reach qualified families.


Birds 8/22/08 (2008-08-22)
Another Vox Pop that is strictly "for the birds." Bird watcher Rich Guthrie returns to the WAMC nest for another fun and interesting hour. Glenn Busby hosts.


Funeral directors allowed to scatter unclaimed remains (2008-08-22)
Governor Patrick has signed a bill allowing Funeral directors to bury or scatter unclaimed cremated remains.


The Capitol Connection #834 (2008-08-22)
Host Alan Chartock is joined by Richard Iannuzzi, President of New York State United Teachers Union. Air Date: 8/22/04


Survey on cost of living in the Hudson Valley (2008-08-22)
Want to speak out about the high cost of living in the Hudson Valley?


SPAC Sets Stage for Yuja Wang (2008-08-22)
The gifted young performer brings her music to SPAC tonight in her own concert date with the Philadelphia Orchestra.


DiNapoli: emergency radio company must fix problems (2008-08-22)
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is warning the state to not move forward on emergency radio network.


SCCC will have budget by Tuesday (2008-08-22)
Sullivan County Community College, in New York's Catskills Region, will have a budget in place by next Tuesday.


Quick care for children with mental illness (2008-08-22)
Governor Patrick has signed a bill designed to more quickly deliver services to children with mental illness in Massachusetts.


Iraq War Veteran Trys To Help Refugees (2008-08-22)
Former Marine Corp officer urges more US government help


Details of the latest NYS cutbacks released (2008-08-22)
The details of the latest round of spending cutbacks in New York State government have been released.


Cornell team displays 100 mpg car at state fair (2008-08-22)
It looks like a '91 Geo from the outside. But don't let the humble exterior fool you this may be the ``Car of the Future.''


Security guards at mall charged with theft (2008-08-22)
Three security guards at a mall in Wallkill are charged with theft.


Suicide at Kingston Rhinecliff bridge (2008-08-22)
After several months of quiet, police say there's been another suicide at the Kingston Rhinecliff bridge.


Conservation group selling timberlands (2008-08-22)
A conservation group is selling 90,500 acres of timberlands.


Sullivan County Economic Development Corporation Approved (2008-08-22)
The Sullivan County, NY Legislature unanimously approved creation of The Sullivan County Economic Development Corporation.


Westchester County takes Bloomberg's turbine suggestion a step further (2008-08-22)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's wind turbine suggestion taken one step further.


Deal made for economic growth (2008-08-22)
The city of Springfield and town of east Longmeadow have made a deal.


Mosquito pool with West Nile Virus confirmed (2008-08-22)
Health officials in Dutchess County have confirmed the first mosquito pool with West Nile virus.


Word For The Wise #3575 (2008-08-22)
Word For The Wise #3575--08/22/08: Just toe the line--don't jury-rig it


Captain Joel E. Abelove on Midday Magazine (2008-08-21)
Captain Joel E. Abelove speaks with Brian Shields about his role as a Judge Advocate in the New York National Guard.


Efforts to ban trans fats gain momentum (2008-08-21)
Efforts to ban artery-clogging trans fats from restaurants statewide are gaining momentum.


The Woodstock Fringe Festival (aired 8/21/08) (2008-08-21)
Wallace Norman and Randy Cohen join Joe and Sarah in Studio A to discuss The Woodstock Fringe Festival and Cohen's play "The Punishing Blow" which has its world premier there tonight.


Word For The Wise #3574 (2008-08-21)
Word For The Wise #3574--08/21/08: The truth will out


City And Suburb Strike Deal To Grow Jobs (2008-08-21)
Springfield and East Longmeadow MA in partnership


As Numbers Show AIDS Cases Underestimated, Funds Are Cut (2008-08-21)
AIDS advocates say budget cuts in Albany are gutting programs for an epidemic that's worse than anyone realized..


Mike Berenstain - The Berenstain Bears' Big Bedtime Book (aired 8/21/08) (2008-08-21)
Children's book author Mike Berenstain speaks with Katie Britton about the Berenstain Bear series.


In Conversation with... James Barba (2008-08-21)
Alan Chartock is joined by James Barba, President and C.E.O. of Albany Medical Center to talk about the history of Albany Medical Center.


Richard Todd - The Thing Itself (aired 8/21/08) (2008-08-21)
Richard Todd joins The Roundtable to discuss his memoir "The Thing Itself" and the search of authenticity.


Affordable Housing: A Changing Dynamic (2008-08-21)
How are companies that build affording housing dealing with the pressure as housing costs rise and salaries can't keep up?


Jay Ungar and Molly Mason (aired 8/21/08) (2008-08-21)
Jay Ungar and Molly Mason stop in to tell Sarah and Joe about The Catskill Mountain Eco-Heritage Festival at Ashokan Fri, Aug 29 - Sat, Aug 31. It features hikes, nature walks, music, dancing and much more!


Albany-Voorheesville "Rail Trail" One Step Closer to Reality (2008-08-21)
It's a project many thought would never see the light of day - a modern recreational trail stretching from the Hudson River to the Heldebergs!


19 NY schools labeled ``persistently dangerous'' (2008-08-21)
New York State Education Commissioner Richard Mills says 19 of the state's schools have been labeled ``persistently dangerous''.


Murder trial will be broadcast for families (2008-08-21)
A live feed of the trial of the accused killer of two Army Reserve officers will be broadcast at West Point


IRS tries to reach veterans that haven't filed (2008-08-21)
The IRS is trying to reach scores of retirees and disabled veterans to claim their economic stimulus checks.


New building for Citizenship and Immigration Services (2008-08-21)
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has begun construction on a new building.


Hudson Valley officials react to budget cuts (2008-08-21)
Reaction to budget cuts from Hudson Valley officials.


Schumer gets Dem convention speaking role (2008-08-21)
Schumer will speak at the Democratic National Convention.


51% Show # 997 (2008-08-21)
Air Date: 8/21/08 - Adelaide Elm Kimball, founding member of votesmart.org; Judith O'Reilly has a blog and a book called Wife in the North; plus Elizabeth Blackwell is profiled in our new NSF series.


CVP proposed construction of natural-gas power plant (2008-08-21)
CPV Valley LLC, a Silver Spring, Maryland company, has proposed construction of a $800 million natural-gas power plant.


Judge claims disability after law suit (2008-08-21)
A judge who sent threatening letters to the Boston herald's publisher will not work as a judge again in MA.


Capital Region school among most dangerous in State (2008-08-21)
A Capital District high school has made the state education department list of the most persistently dangerous schools in New York .


Change the Drinking Age? 8/21/08 (2008-08-21)
An interesting debate over recent efforts by some to lower the drinking age to 18. We welcome John McCardell, the founder of The Amethyst Initiative and Brian Demars of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. David Galletly hosts.


Warnings About "Gas Drilling Lottery" (2008-08-20)
Other states are warning New York to move quickly as gas drilling leases get snapped up.


Cohen: No tolls on I-93 (2008-08-20)
The Massachusetts State Transportation Secretary is saying that drivers who use Interstate 93 to get into Boston need not fear paying tolls.


Many Still Owed Stimulus Checks By IRS (2008-08-20)
Agency says 150 thousand people in Massachusetts must file to claim money


Gun Violence Task Force Holds 3rd Public Forum (2008-08-20)
Tuesday night, The Albany Gun Violence Task Force hosted the third in a series of public forums to give citizens an opportunity to air opinions and experiences pertaining to the issue. The Task Force is charged with examining the problem of gun violence in Albany and passing recommendations on to police and city officials.


Springfield Cracks Down On Trash Freeloaders (2008-08-20)
Trash collections halted for those who have not paid annual fee.


Welcome to Shirley - A Cautionary Tale for Indian Point? (2008-08-20)
The author of new book about the cancer rates in neighbors of a Long Island nuclear facility say there are lessons to be learned for neighbors of Indian Point.


Northway Wireless Tower Construction Begins (2008-08-20)
Verizon Wireless says the first of four new cell towers should be up and ready to go by the end the year.


Cat'n Around Catskill and Best in Show (aired 8/20/08) (2008-08-20)
Sarah LaDuke and David Guistina speak with Sue Chiafullo and Daniela Marino of the Columbia County Council for the Arts about upcoming exhibits in Hudson and Catskill.


Culinary Corner (aired 8/20/08) (2008-08-20)
Alan Chartock visits William Merelle at the Rouge Restaurant in West Stockbridge to learn how to make a host of desserts.


Congressional Corner with John Hall (part 1 of 3 aired 8/20/08) (2008-08-20)
Alan Chartock speaks with Congressman John Hall on the issue of local water contamination and the EPA's involvement.


Pets and Vets 8/20/08 (2008-08-20)
Glenn Busby welcomes back Animal Behaviorist Sue Sternberg for a purrrrrfectly wonderful show.


Maestro Charles Dutoit (aired 8/20/08) (2008-08-20)
Joe Donahue speaks with Maestro Charles Dutoit about his upcoming performance with the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.


Word For The Wise #3573 (2008-08-20)
Word For The Wise #3573--08/20/08: The Rhyme of the Ancient...


The Book Show #1048 (2008-08-20)
Host Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina is joined by author Paul Auster to talk about his new novel, "Man in the Dark." Air Date: 8/19/08


Ralph Nader will be on NY ballot (2008-08-20)
Ralph Nader's adding New York to the list of states that will include him on the November ballot.


Police handed out warnings for violating curfew (2008-08-20)
Police in Hartford, CT say they've handed out 50 warnings to young people for violating the city's curfew.


Disaster drill performed Tuesday (2008-08-20)
A large scale disaster drill put emergency responders through their paces Tuesday.


Gag order on MIT students lifted (2008-08-20)
A Federal Judge has lifted a gag order on three MIT students.


Increase in number of people insured in MA (2008-08-20)
State officials are reporting a big jump in the number of people with health insurance


Cappelli chosen for MTA board (2008-08-20)
New York Governor David Paterson has chosen Allen P. Cappelli of Staten Island for a seat on the MTA Board.


NY Assembly, Senate divided on property tax relief (2008-08-20)
State lawmakers have failed to reach an agreement on homeowner tax relief.


Controversy surrounding medical facility groundbreaking (2008-08-20)
Groundbreaking ceremonies were held this week for a new medical facility but the controversy surrounding it isn't over.


Galvin asks Fidelity to buy back securities (2008-08-20)
MA Secretary of State asking Fidelity Investments to buy back auction rate securities sold to customers.


State lawmakers give up some member items (2008-08-20)
State lawmakers have agreed to give up some of their coveted member items as part of a deal to slash the state budget by over a billion dollars


Missing elderly man found (2008-08-20)
A missing elderly man has been found after an extensive search in deep woods.


deputy sheriff indicted for fraudulent disability claim (2008-08-20)
A 40-year-old Orange County, NY deputy sheriff has been indicted by a county grand jury on 43 counts related to a fraudulent disability claim.


Thousands spent to get proposal rejected (2008-08-20)
Tens of thousands of dollars are being spent in an effort to get CT voters to reject a proposal to reopen the state constitution.


Detailed forum on natural gas drilling held (2008-08-20)
A bit over 5,000 acres are already under natural gas drilling leases.


Federal detainees move to Orange County jail (2008-08-20)
The first of the federal detainees to be housed under a contract with Orange County, NY at its county jail in Goshen were moved in on Tuesday.


Steve and Dede Leiber (aired 8/20/08) (2008-08-20)
David Guistina and Sarah LaDuke speak with the regular WAMC film experts, Steve and Dede Leiber about the upcoming film "Frozen River."


Book Picks (aired 8/19/08) (2008-08-19)
Joe Donahue and David Guistina speak with Neil Novik of the Odyssey Books in South Hadley, MA.


Torrington sex offender to return award (2008-08-19)
The Torrington Board of Approved Baseball Umpires wants lifetime achievement award given to child sex offender returned.


Orson Bean (aired 8/18/08) (2008-08-19)
Joe Donahue speaks with actor Orson Bean about his varied career, politics and being blacklisted.


Dick Meyer- Why We Hate Us (aired 8/19/08) (2008-08-19)
Joe Donahue speaks with author Dick Meyer about his latest book "Why We Hate Us: American Discontent in the New Millennium."


Paul Tuthill on Slavery in the Connecticut River Valley (aired 8/19/08) (2008-08-19)
WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill travels to historic Deerfield, MA to learn about slavery in the Connecticut River Valley.


Congressional Corner with John McHugh (part 6 of 6 aired 8/19/08) (2008-08-19)
Alan Chartock concludes his conversation with New York congressman John McHugh.


Astronomy 8/19/08 (2008-08-19)
Bob Berman is back to talk about "the final frontier" with WAMC listeners. Brian Shields sits in the captain's chair. Beam me up.


Emergency Responders In Large Scale Drill (2008-08-19)
Preparedness exercise simulates air show mishap in Springfield


Bernie Sanders (part 1 of 2 aired 8/18/08) (2008-08-19)
Alan Chartock, Joe Donahue, and Sarah LaDuke speak with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders about local, national and international politics.


Bill Howland - Lake Champlain Basin Program (aired 8/18/08) (2008-08-19)
Joe Donahue, Alan Chartock and Sarah LaDuke speak with Bill Howland, program director of the Lake Champlain Basin Program.


Alan Newman- Magic Hat Brewing Company (aired 8/18/08) (2008-08-19)
Sarah LaDuke, Alan Chartock and Joe Donahue speak with Alan Newman, owner of the Magic Hat Brewing Company about his business and his product.


Economy Woes Hit New York's Cities (2008-08-19)
As Albany legislators consider spending cuts cities try to brace for the worst.


Word For The Wise #3572 (2008-08-19)
Word For The Wise #3572--08/19/08: Television and other tools of cultural destruction


Bernie Sanders (part 2 of 2 aired 8/18/08) (2008-08-19)
The cast of the Roving Round Table welcomes Bernie Sanders back to continue their conversation.


Chris Dissenger - The Fleming Museum (aired 8/18/08) (2008-08-19)
Joe Donahue, Sarah LaDuke and Alan Chartock speak with Chris Dissenger, public relations director of the Fleming Museum about the various exhibits on display.


New trial for teen convicted in fatal stabbing case (2008-08-19)
Massachusetts' highest court has ordered a new trial for a Pittsfield teenager convicted of fatally stabbing another teen.


Andrea Rogers- The Flynn (aired 8/18/08) (2008-08-19)
Joe Donahue, Sarah LaDuke and Alan Chartock speak with Andrea Rogers, Executive Director and CEO of The Flynn about the history of her theater as well as upcoming performances.


Dutchess County fair trying to draw in visitors (2008-08-19)
One of the biggest annual events in the Hudson Valley is trying to draw in visitors worried about the economy.


Judge turns down dorm proposal challenge (2008-08-19)
A judge has turned down the town of Poughkeepsie's court challenge of a dorm proposal by the local community college.


Labor union watching how lawmakers vote (2008-08-19)
A major labor union in New York will be watching how state lawmakers vote.


Poll finds Obama not doing as well as expected (2008-08-19)
A new poll finds that Barack Obama is not doing as well as expected among potential New York voters.


A tax reform organization is disappointed with legislation (2008-08-19)
a tax reform and relief organization is disappointed with NY Assembly legislation.


Gasoline prices continue to slide (2008-08-19)
Gasoline prices in Massachusetts continue to slide.


$1.3 million in grants for workforce development (2008-08-19)
Governor Deval Patrick's administration has awarded almost $1.3 million in grants for a new workforce development effort.


Officials want a warming station for winter months (2008-08-19)
City officials in Middletown, NY want to establish a warming station for the cold winter months.


A Jazz Happening (aired 8/14/08) (2008-08-19)
Andy Clegg speaks to Chet Walker, director of the latest Jacob's Pillow production, "A Jazz Happening."


Mayors Bob Kiss and Donald Kasprzak (aired 8/18/08) (2008-08-19)
Alan Chartock, Sarah LaDuke and Joe Donahue speak with Donald Kasprzak, Mayor of the city of Plattsburgh and Bob Kiss, May of the city of Burlington about a variety of political issues.


Investigators looking into air show crash (2008-08-19)
Investigators are still looking into the cause of a tragedy at a Hudson Valley air show.


Economists met to discuss NY deficit (2008-08-19)
An all-star team of economists has met to discuss New York State's budget deficit.


Lawmakers will attempt to cut $1 billion in spending (2008-08-19)
Counties stand to lose millions in state aid if lawmakers go through Paterson's proposed cuts.


Edgar Prado- My Guy Barbaro (aired 8/19/08) (2008-08-19)
Joe Donahue and David Guistina speak with Jockey Edgar Prado about his book "My Guy Barbaro."


Poll: NY Economy In Trouble, Paterson OK, Obama Slipping (2008-08-18)
The race between Barack Obama and John McCain heats up in New York.


The Best of Our Knowledge # 935 (2008-08-18)
Air Date: 8/18/08 - A higher education economist talks about the use of endowments to ease the student loan burden. Plus an analyst predicts a decline in living standards when students can no longer afford to attend college.


Advocates Urge Lawmakers: End Poverty in NYS (2008-08-18)
An advocacy group is calling on state lawmakers to pledge to end poverty in New York State.


Medical Monday 8/18/08 (2008-08-18)
Glenn Busby pinch hits for Alan Chartock in the host's chair. The topic this week is "Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease." Glenn's guest is Dr. Mark Nelson.


Congressional Corner with John McHugh (part 4 of 6 aired 8/14/08) (2008-08-18)
Alan Chartock speaks with New York Congressman John McHugh about offshore drilling.


Congressional Corner with John McHugh (part 5 of 6 aired 8/15/08) (2008-08-18)
Alan Chartock speaks with New York Congressman John McHugh about the Clean Air Interstate Rule.


Rick Atkinson- The Day of Battle (aired 8/15/08) (2008-08-18)
Joe Donahue speaks with historian Rick Atkinson about his latest book The Day of Battle the second part in Atkinson's Liberation Trilogy.


Word For The Wise #3571 (2008-08-18)
Word For The Wise #3571--08/18/08: Big hair and big fun


Columbia County Fair (aired 8/15/08) (2008-08-18)
Joe Donahue speaks with Vicky Simons and Nancy Ginsberg of "Columbia County Bounty" about their "cooking contest with a conscience" that's taking place in the Columbia County Fair.


Call To Bring Home The National Guard (2008-08-18)
There's a move across the country to bring national guard troops home and New York's joining in.


Chester Theatre Company (aired 8/14/08) (2008-08-18)
Joe Donahue speaks with Byam Stevens of the Chester Theatre Company about the CTC's latest production "Tilted House."


NY state police reach labor deal with state (2008-08-18)
New York state troopers have a new, four-year labor deal.


Man dies after plane crash (2008-08-18)
A pilot flying a replica 1917 Nieuport 24 biplane was killed during an air show at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Sunday.


Senator Adams backs legislations to end Iraq deployments (2008-08-18)
New York State Senators Eric Adams of Brooklyn and William Perkins of Manhattan plan on sponsoring legislation calling for the denationalization of the New York National Guard.


Prospects improved for expansion of bottle bill (2008-08-18)
The lawmaker who leads the Republican majority voted for New York's first bottle bill when he was a rank-and-file legislator in 1982.


Clinton expresses concern over gas drilling (2008-08-18)
US Senator Hillary Clinton has expressed her concerns about the potential environmental impacts of expanded natural gas drilling in NY.


John Zogby (aired 8/15/08) (2008-08-18)
Joe Donahue speaks with president and CEO of Zogby International, John Zogby about his book "The Way We'll Be: The Zogby Report on the Transformation of the American Dream."


Many have not filed for stimulus checks (2008-08-18)
The IRS says more than 150,000 Massachusetts residents have not yet filed paperwork to receive federal economic stimulus checks.


State Grants Go To Workforce Development (2008-08-18)
Massachusetts Labor Secretary endorses plan to close labor force skills gap


Heating Fuel Roulette (2008-08-18)
Trying to figure out how to budget for the coming heating season is turning into a high stakes game of roulette.


People look for alternatives to home heating oil (2008-08-18)
As the price of home heating oil continues to rise more people are turning to alternative sources of energy.


Developer pledged $10 million to Monticelllo (2008-08-18)
As part of the deal to move Monticello Racing and Gaming from Monticello to the site of the former Concord Hotel.The developer has pledged $10 million to the village.


One dead in upstate NY plane crash (2008-08-18)
A simulated dogfight at a Hudson Valley air show turned deadly when one of the pilots apparently spun out of control and crashed.


Officials to reveal more details about Legionnaires outbreak (2008-08-18)
State health officials are expected to reveal more details today about an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease.


Upstate NY police recruit faces drug charges (2008-08-18)
A would-be police officer is in an upstate New York jail, accused of selling drugs to an undercover narcotics officer.


MA Property taxes continue to rise (2008-08-18)
Property taxes in Massachusetts continued to climb as home values fall.


The Capitol Connection #833 (2008-08-16)
Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Medicaid Inspector General, James Sheehan. Air Date: 8/15/08


Bill Would Extend NY "Shield Law" To Bloggers (2008-08-15)
Senator Thomas Duane has says he wants to make sure that journalistic freedom is extended to reporters who use the web.


Federal appeals court says Saudi princes can't be held liable (2008-08-15)
A federal appeals court has ruled that Saudi Arabia and four of its princes can't be held liable in 9/11 attacks


Champlain College and Woodbury College Plan Merger (2008-08-15)
Merger will create Woodbury Institute within Champlain College.


Vox Pop Antiquarian Books 8/15/08 (2008-08-15)
On today's Vox Pop, host Glen Busby and guest Dan Dwyer field your questions on all things book or antique book related.


Vox Pop Antiquarian Books 8/15/08 (2008-08-15)
On today's Vox Pop, host Glen Busby and guest Dan Dwyer field your questions on all things book or antique book related.


Champlain College and Woodbury College Plan Merger (2008-08-15)
Merger will create Woodbury Institute within Champlain College.


Bill Would Extend NY "Shield Law" To Bloggers (2008-08-15)
Senator Thomas Duane has says he wants to make sure that journalistic freedom is extended to reporters who use the web.


New York State Loses Jobs in July (2008-08-15)
The state lost 6,500 private-sector jobs over the past month, while the unemployment rate declined slightly, according to figures released Thursday by the New York State Department of Labor.


The Legislative Gazette #833 (2008-08-15)
(Airs: 8/15/08 and 8/16/08) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics.


Bill Would Extend NY "Shield Law" To Bloggers (2008-08-15)
Senator Thomas Duane has says he wants to make sure that journalistic freedom is extended to reporters who use the web.


Jack & Mary Branson - Murder in Mayberry (aired 8/15/08) (2008-08-15)
Mary Kinney Branson and Jack Branson tell the harrowing story of their aunt's murder.


Word For The Wise #3570 (2008-08-15)
Word For The Wise #3569--08/15/08: Get off my lawn, you punks!


Petition Filed with EPA to Require Vermont to Comply with Clean Water Act (2008-08-15)
Conservation Law Foundation has sent a petition to EPA outlining problems and requesting intervention with Vermont's compliance with the Clean Water Act.


Vox Pop Antiquarian Books 8/15/08 (2008-08-15)
On today's Vox Pop, host Glen Busby and guest Dan Dwyer field your questions on all things book or antique book related.


Group to tackle aging water infrastructure crisis (2008-08-15)
New York has formed a group with environmental and government leaders to tackle the looming crisis with its aging water infrastructure.


Unexpected charges to powers bills (2008-08-15)
several communities in New York complained about unexpected charges that showed up on bills for power provided to the municipalities.


Port Authority suspended all operating fees at Stewart (2008-08-15)
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Thursday suspended all operating fees charged to airlines at Stewart Airport for six months


Slight dip in MA unemployment rate (2008-08-15)
There has been a slight dip in the unemployment rate in Massachusetts.


Community leader heads to prison (2008-08-15)
A one time rising star in Albany's urban community is headed to prison for more than five years.


The Media Project #898 (2008-08-15)
(AIRS 8/17/08 & 8/18/08) WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock, WTEN Anchor Elisal Streeter and Kingston Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss issues confronting the media.


Springfield Police Review Board Holds Public Meeting (2008-08-15)
Months after it was formed board chairman says panel is set to review complaints


Vox Pop Antiquarian Books 8/15/08 (2008-08-15)
On today's Vox Pop, host Glen Busby and guest Dan Dwyer field your questions on all things book or antique book related.


Independent Candidate For Governor Must Return Campaign Contributions (2008-08-14)
Independent run bypassing primary lowers total contributions allowed to campaign.


Police identify burnt body found in pickup truck near Kingston (2008-08-14)
Police have positively identified the man found dead in a burning truck near Kingston last month.


SCA Tissue Expanding in South Glens Falls (2008-08-14)
A North Country City stands to gain as a manufacturer expands with an eye toward solidifying its place in the global market.


Crackdown On Illegal Workers Hitting NY Farms (2008-08-14)
A crackdown on illegal immigrants is expected to mean trouble again as New York's farmer hit harvest season.


51% Show # 996 (2008-08-14)
Air Date: 8/14/08 - The "face" of women in TV journalism has changed. Forty used to be considered "old." But now, there are many veteran broadcasters still on the job.


Vox Pop Science Forum 8/14.08 (2008-08-14)
On today's Vox Pop, the science forum returns with host Brian Shields.


Senator Seeks Energy Investigation (2008-08-14)
New York's senior Senator asks FERC to investigate energy delivery system in New York State.


Economic Dominoes May Crush Area Food Pantires (2008-08-14)
Bring a chicken or a checkbook - that's the advice from a soup kitchen that's looking for help as it struggles to survive.


Empire State College relocates satellite office (2008-08-14)
The Empire State College has relocated its mid-Hudson satellite office.


The Clintons quietly visited the Hudson Valley (2008-08-14)
The Clintons quietly visited the Hudson Valley this week.


Hoosick Falls Central High School: May 14, 2008 (2008-08-14)
Is it impossible to erase racism from our society?


Cold case solved (2008-08-14)
After twelve years, an unsolved murder case is closed.


Word For The Wise #3569 (2008-08-14)
Word For The Wise #3569--08/14/08: Couldn't pack more in if we wanted


Flagger dispute still short on detailes (2008-08-14)
Plan to replace police with civilian flaggers still short on specifics.


Hinchey Spokesmen call charges "ridiculous" (2008-08-14)
Spokesmen for Congressman Maurice Hinchey call assault charges "ridiculous".


Patrick has sighed bill to increase "green jobs" (2008-08-14)
Gov. Deval Patrick has signed bills to increase the number of ``green jobs''.


New technology coming to the Solar Energy Consortium (2008-08-14)
Federal, New York State and local officials lined up to voice their enthusiasm over the latest announcement about the Solar Energy Consortium.


Environmental hub for the Hudson Valley (2008-08-14)
The City of Beacon, NY is fast becoming an environmental hub for the Hudson Valley.


Group asks for more transparency in detention deal (2008-08-14)
A new group calling itself No Homeland Detention has called for more transparency in detention deal.


Man accused of kidnapping waived preliminary hearing (2008-08-14)
The Vermont man accused of kidnapping 12-year-old Brooke Bennett has waived a preliminary hearing at which an FBI agent was expected to testify.


Income based tax applauded (2008-08-14)
Assembly Republican Task Force on Real Property Tax Reform suggested an income based tax


Boaters warned about high water (2008-08-14)
The Connecticut River is flowing well above normal for this time of year and that's prompted a warning to recreational boaters.


Emergency sirens won't be in service by deadline (2008-08-14)
The new sirens meant to alert residents to an emergency at the Indian Point nuclear power plant won't be in service by Thursday's deadline.


Pollina may have to give back campaign contributions (2008-08-14)
Vermont Gubernatorial candidate Anthony Pollina's recent switch from Progressive to Independent may force him to give back some of his campaign contributions.


VT students did better than peers on ACT (2008-08-14)
Vermont high school seniors did better than their peers nationally on the A-C-T college entrance exams this year.


Judge set sentencing date for man who went on shooting rampage (2008-08-14)
A judge has set an October 29th sentencing date for a man who killed two people and wounded two others.


Teachers union withholding its endorsement (2008-08-14)
New York's powerful teachers union is withholding its endorsement from lawmakers who vote for Gov. David Paterson's tax cap proposal.


Three people stricken with Legionnaires' disease (2008-08-14)
Three people at a senior housing apartment complex in upstate New York appear to be stricken with Legionnaires' disease.


Officials seeking to overturn VA voter registration policy (2008-08-14)
Some elections officials in Vermont and New Hampshire are seeking to overturn a new Veterans Affairs policy regarding voter registration activities in V-A facilities.


Man Charged with kidnapping and rape (2008-08-14)
Police in Orange County, NY have charged a 41-year-old Newburgh man with kidnapping and rape.


Senator proposes reporter's shield for bloggers (2008-08-14)
State Sen. Thomas Duane has introduced legislation to extend New York's journalist shield law to bloggers.


Solar manufacturer planned in Ulster County (2008-08-14)
Officials have announced plans for a solar manufacturing plant that could bring as many as 400 new jobs to Ulster County.


Time Tunnel (2008-08-14)
A local historian has unearthed the first railroad tunnel built in the United States.


Property Tax Cap Flap (2008-08-13)
Enacting a property tax cap in New York would likely hurt New York schools - the way a similar cap did in Massachusetts - according to a new policy brief released today by the Alliance for Quality Education.


leaders say Paterson's cuts will hurt taxpayers (2008-08-13)
County leaders say NY governor David Paterson's proposed cuts in local spending are going to hurt taxpayers.


Geneaology 8/13/08 (2008-08-13)
On today's Vox Pop Jeanne Nudd take WAMC listener calls about Genealogy.


Geneaology 8/13/08 (2008-08-13)
On today's Vox Pop Jeanne Nudd take WAMC listener calls about Genealogy.


Steve Earle (aired 8/13/08) (2008-08-13)
Joe Donahue speaks with topical singer-songwriter Steve Earle about his upcoming show on August 14, at the Mahaiwe Theatre in Great Barrington, MA.


Frozen River (aired 8/13/08) (2008-08-13)
Joe Donahue and Sarah LaDuke speak with independent director Courtney Hunt about her latest film "Frozen River."


TSEC Brings in Another Solar Business (2008-08-13)
The effort to make the Hudson Valley a solar technology hub got another boost today.


Concord's Fans Pack Meeting (2008-08-13)
As local officials consider tax abatements, neighbors of a proposed luxury resort in the southern Catskills say tourism is about to get a major shot in the arm.


High Water Brings Danger On Conn.River (2008-08-13)
Boaters warned to watch for strong currents and debris following frequent storms


Eric Heiden- Faster, Better, Stronger (aired 8/13/08) (2008-08-13)
Joe Donahue speaks with Eric Heiden about his new book "Faster, Better, Stronger."


Word For The Wise #3568 (2008-08-13)
Word For The Wise #3568--08/13/08: Never named and only tangentially unimportant


PCB Warning Mailed To Riverbank Residents (2008-08-13)
Property owners living along the Hudson from Ft. Edward to Troy have been warned that toxic PCBs could have contaminated land prone to river flooding.


The Book Show #1047 (2008-08-13)
Host Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina is joined by author Jeffrey Lent to talk about his latest novel, "A Peculiar Grace." Air Date: 8/12/08


Steve Soloman (aired 8/13/08) (2008-08-13)
Joe Donahue and Sarah LaDuke speak with comedian Steve Soloman about his new routine "My Sister was an Only Child."


Culinary Corner- White Chocolate Key Lime Cheesecake (aired 8/13/08) (2008-08-13)
Joe Donahue speaks with Suzanne Baker of JT Bakers in Greenwich,NY and Suzanne shows Joe how to make White Chocolate Key Lime Cheesecake.


Congressional Corner with John McHugh (part 3 of 6 aired 8/13/08) (2008-08-13)
Alan Chartock speaks with Congressman John McHugh about "earmarks" and their abuse.


Computer-Assisted Robotic Surgery Now In Use in Northern New York (2008-08-13)
CVPH Medical Center adds computer-assisted robotic surgery system.


Group asking for details on federal detainees (2008-08-13)
A group calling itself No Homeland Detention in Orange County is asking officials to present the details of their arrangement to house federal detainees.


State employee fired after investigation (2008-08-13)
A state employee has been fired after an investigation by the state Inspector General.


Tax hike could be coming (2008-08-13)
The mayor of a Capital District city says a tax hike could be coming.


Construction worker stabbed (2008-08-13)
Authorities say a suspect is in custody after a construction worker was stabbed while working.


Lawyer accused of stealing paintings (2008-08-13)
A federal trial has begun for a retired Massachusetts lawyer accused of trying to sell seven stolen paintings.


Jacques gets two new defense lawyers (2008-08-13)
Two New Jersey lawyers have joined the defense team of Michael Jacques.


Pond closed after swimmers became ill (2008-08-13)
A pond in Strafford, Vermont has been closed after four people who took swimming lessons at it were sickened.


Underground FEMA fuel tanks could leak (2008-08-13)
Hundreds of government-owned underground fuel tanks around the country may be leaking hazardous substances that could contaminate water supplies.


15 day suspension for police officers involved in bar room brawl (2008-08-13)
15 day suspensions without pay for three police officers who were involved in an off duty bar room altercation.


Woman and son face animal cruelty charges (2008-08-13)
A Northeast Kingdom woman and her son are facing animal cruelty charges after a raid by VT athorities.


Mail Trucks Vandalized (2008-08-13)
Authorities in Barre, Vermont say vandals damaged 10 mail trucks.


Technology is making it easier to get food stamps (2008-08-13)
Computer technology is making it easier for needy families in the Mohawk Valley to obtain food stamps by applying online.


Officials want to bar some forms of uranium from civilian research centers (2008-08-13)
Two New York elected officials are urging the federal government to bar the use of highly enriched uranium in U.S. civilian research centers.


Opponents of Paterson's tax cap have launched an ad (2008-08-13)
Opponents of Governor David Paterson's property tax cap plan have launched an attack ad.


Redevelopment Project supporters were at the Thompson Town Hall (2008-08-13)
Concord Redevelopment Project supporters showed up at the Thompson Town Hall in droves


Taxes and brown water were top issues at school board meeting (2008-08-13)
Taxes and brown water in the school fountains were the issues at a Catskills area school board meeting.


Officials are watching their pennies (2008-08-13)
Officials in Beacon, NY are watching their pennies.


License plate readers now in some patrol vehicles (2008-08-13)
Two area police departments have installed license plate readers into patrol vehicles.


Plane that crashed transporting cancer patient (2008-08-13)
The single-engine plane that crashed in Easton Massachusetts was carrying a cancer patient to Boston for treatment.


Fund raising efforts have saved a schools sports program (2008-08-13)
Two months after the Mount Vernon, NY school district announced there was no money for sports, fund raising efforts have resurrected fall sports at the school.


Springfield Area Attractions See No Attendance Drop (2008-08-13)
Marketing to local day-trippers helped local tourist industry


New York Approves RGGI Cap and Trade Regulations (2008-08-12)
New York adopts cap-and-trade CO2 standards under regional trading system.


New round of church closings (2008-08-12)
The Springfield Roman Catholic Diocese has announced a new round of church closings.


Book Picks (aired 8/12/08) (2008-08-12)
Joe Donahue and Sarah LaDuke speak with Naftali Rottenstreich and Susan Fox of Red Fox Books in Glens Falls, NY.


Marie Winn - Central Park in the Dark (aired 8/12/08) (2008-08-12)
Katie Britton speaks with author Marie Winn about "Central Park in the Dark".


Gerry Holzman- Us Carvers (aired 8/12/08) (2008-08-12)
Joe Donahue and Sarah LaDuke speak with artist Gerry Holzman about his work, the Empire State Carousel.


Gun Violence in Urban Areas 8/12/08 (2008-08-12)
On today's Vox Pop Gun Violence in Urban Areas is the topic. Alan Chartock is the host and our guests are The Reverend Charlie Muller and Albany Common Councilwoman Barbara Smith.


Holyoke Mayor Suspends 3 Police Officers (2008-08-12)
Officers to appeal punishment that stemmed from off duty incident in bar


Well Testing Bill Passes in Dutchess County (2008-08-12)
A bill mandating testing of private wells for pollutants has passed in one county but its future isn't assured.


Report Indicates Enrollment Goal For Catamount Health Unattainable (2008-08-12)
Enrollment goals for state insurance plan falling short, according to VPIRG report.


Congressional Corner with John McHugh (part 2 of 6 aired 8/12/08) (2008-08-12)
Alan Chartock speaks with Congressman John McHugh about his run for the head of the House Armed Forces Committee.


HVME Hits the Road (2008-08-12)
An innovative recycling program is getting ready to hit the road.


Barbara Ehrenreich - This Land is Their Land (aired 8/12/08) (2008-08-12)
Joe Donahue speaks with bestselling author Barbara Ehrenreich about her latest book, "This Land is Their Land."


Springfield Adds Hybrids To City's Fleet (2008-08-12)
Parks department managers to test drive four hybrids as city looks to purchase more.


Word For The Wise #3567 (2008-08-12)
Word For The Wise #3567--08/12/08: Celebrating the new listings in the Collegiate with a glass of prosecco


Fuel spills will cost a NH company $6,000 (2008-08-12)
A pair of fuel spills in Vermont will cost a New Hampshire company $6,000.


A Hudson Valley native will be in Bejiing this week (2008-08-12)
A Hudson Valley native will be on the world stage this week in Beijing.


In Our Backyard #167 (2008-08-12)
Ward and Joe have been away from each other for a few weeks - off enjoying all the pleasures of Summer.


Social host law approved (2008-08-12)
The Westchester County, NY Board of Legislators Monday night approved a social host law.


Abused baby has died (2008-08-12)
A baby girl whom police say was beaten by her father when she wouldn't stop crying has died.


SU conducts sex assault hearing (2008-08-12)
Three Syracuse University basketball players defended themselves during a hearing on campus.


NY board approved "cap and trade" program (2008-08-12)
A New York State board has approved regulations enacting a regional ``cap and trade'' program.


NY EPA officials have gotten an earful (2008-08-12)
NY EPA officials have gotten an earful proposing a statewide ban on the open burning trash.


NY soldier killed in Iraq (2008-08-12)
A 23-year-old New York soldier has been killed in Iraq.


The Media Project #897 (2008-08-12)
(AIRS 8/10/08 & 8/11/08) WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and Kingston Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss issues confronting the media.


Local governments reaping millions in gas taxes (2008-08-12)
A published report shows New York counties are collecting millions of dollars through a windfall.


Connecticut primaries choosing November candidates (2008-08-12)
Connecticut voters are going to the polls to choose legislative candidates.


Private well testing mandated (2008-08-12)
A resolution mandating private well testing passed.


Lawmakers want a closer look at proposed cuts (2008-08-12)
New York State lawmakers from the Hudson Valley want to take a close look at proposed cuts


Hudson Valley officials acknowledge dire financial straits (2008-08-12)
Top county officials in New York's Hudson Valley acknowledged the state is in dire financial straits.


Graduation rates are improving (2008-08-12)
A study of black and Hispanic students in New York shows their graduation rates are improving


Camp for children with cancer getting a new home (2008-08-12)
A camp in Vermont for childhood cancer victims is getting a new home.


Tests found contamination on old gas plant (2008-08-12)
Tests on the site of a former manufactured gas plant in Poughkeepsie found contamination.


MA agrees to help out struggling agencies (2008-08-12)
Two Massachusetts state authorities have agreed to help out two other public state agencies that are struggling financially.


Dutchess Community College may see a smaller tuition increase (2008-08-12)
Dutchess Community College students could see less of an increase in tuition than initially expected next year.


Additional cut to the state budget suggested (2008-08-12)
Governor David Paterson has suggested a billion dollars in additional cuts to the state budget.


Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington back in court (2008-08-12)
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington returns to court this week for another trial.


Port Authority head resigning lucrative part-time post (2008-08-12)
The head of the Port Authority is resigning his lucrative part-time post.


Rich Honen (aired 8/12/08) (2008-08-12)
Joe Donahue and Sarah LaDuke with WAMC resident Lawyer Rich Honen about a pending lawsuit from toy manufacturer Mattel against Carter Bryant, creator of "Bratz."


Springfield Diocese Announces Church Closings (2008-08-11)
Changes to affect parishes in Berkshire, Franklin and Western Hampden counties


Lawmakers call for more firefighter funding (2008-08-11)
Orange County lawmakers are calling on the New York State Legislature to boost funding for firefighters.


The Best of Our Knowledge # 934 (2008-08-11)
Air Date: 8/11/08 - First of back to back shows examining the rising cost of higher education and the growing amount of student debt.


Gary Francione- Animals as Persons (aired 8/11/08) (2008-08-11)
Andy Clegg speaks with Law and Philosophy professor at Rutgers University, Gary Francione about his newest work "Animals as Persons."


Push for Law to Require Private Well Tests (2008-08-11)
One county votes tonight on an effort to make sure its citizens' well water is safe.


Education Department Announces Graduation Rates for Public High Schools (2008-08-11)
The New York state Education Department has announced graduation rates for high schools. The report points to a growing trend of extending a 5th year of high school to certain students.


Rewired not Retired (aired 8/11/08) (2008-08-11)
David Guistina and Sarah LaDuke speak with Nikki Smith of "Senior Services of Albany" about how she helps retired professionals find non-profit organizations to be a part of.


Hiring freeze previously suggested (2008-08-11)
Ulster County Republican Legislator says hiring freeze was shot down by democrats when her caucus suggested it.


Dr. Mark O'Connell - The Marriage Benefit (aired 8/11/08) (2008-08-11)
Joe Donahue speaks with marriage therapist Mark O'Connell about his newest book, "The Marriage Benefit."


Mark Alpert - Final Theory (aired 8/11/08) (2008-08-11)
Katie Britton speaks with up-and-coming thriller writer Mark Alpert about his book "Final Theory."


501 public employees get take-home vehicles (2008-08-11)
The state Republican Party and a fiscal watchdog group are criticizing the Patrick administration.


Edwardses visit to Mass. college goes forward (2008-08-11)
Salem State College still expects former presidential candidate John Edwards.


single-family homes continue to decline in value (2008-08-11)
The sales of existing single-family homes in the Hudson Valley and Catskills regions continued their double-digit decline.


Summer deluges spell trouble for farmers (2008-08-11)
State Agency of Agriculture officials say Vermont's rainy summer is taking a toll on farms.


Word For The Wise #3566 (2008-08-11)
Word For The Wise #3566--08/11/08: Try it on if you want, but you have to give it back


NY Legislature: Politics vs. Reform (2008-08-11)
As NY's governor announces more proposed cuts, state legislators continue to wrangle with tax reform.


Albany church may handle gun buyback program (2008-08-11)
Albany County lawmakers today are expected to give a pastor $10,000 to keep up his efforts.


Verizon and unions reached an agreement (2008-08-11)
Verizon and its two unions reached a tentative new three-year contract


Karen Abbott - Sin in the Second City (aired 8/11/08) (2008-08-11)
Katie Britton speaks with author Karen Abbott about her book "Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul".


Congressional Corner with John McHugh (part 1 of 6 aired 8/11/08) (2008-08-11)
Alan Chartock speaks with congressman John McHugh about the rising cost of energy and what congress plans to do about it.


Medical Monday 8/11/08 (2008-08-11)
Dr. Ronald Stram joins Alan Chartock for this edition of Medical Monday on Vox Pop.


1st Lt. Amy Bonanno on Midday Magazine (2008-08-09)
First Lt. Amy Bonanno speaks with WAMC's Brian Shields about being a female solider overseas.


West Stockbridge Zuchinni Festival (aired 8/8/08) (2008-08-08)
Julia Kraam and Bob Solerno join Joe and Sarah to chat up the West Stockbridge Zucchini Festival. They brought zucchini bread, zucchini muffins, AND zucchini ice cream!


MA reached settlement with Morgan Stanley (2008-08-08)
The Massachusetts Attorney General's office has reached a settlement with Morgan Stanley & Co.


Nicholas Whitman (aired 8/8/08) (2008-08-08)
Nicholas Whitman joins Joe and Sarah to discuss his book of photography "The Colonial Theatre: A Pittsfield Ressurrection."


Soovin Kim (aired 8/8/08) (2008-08-08)
Andy Clegg speaks with violinist Soovin Kim who is appearing as part of a Prokofiev program at Bard.


Shakespeare In The Park Comes To Springfield (2008-08-08)
Boston production of " As You Like It" to play for three nights


Albany County Bans Trans-Fats (2008-08-08)
Beginning January 1, 2009, the use of trans fats in Albany County restaurants will be banned. On July 1, 2009, the law will begin to expand to include bakeries.


Albany County Bans Trans-Fats (2008-08-08)
Beginning January 1, 2009, the use of trans fats in Albany County restaurants will be banned. On July 1, 2009, the law will begin to expand to include bakeries.


Robin Cook (aired 8/8/08) (2008-08-08)
Physician and novelist Robin Cook speaks with Joe Donahue about his latest medical thriller - Forein Object.


The Capitol Connection #832 (2008-08-08)
Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. Air Date: 8/8/08


Loan Payback Bill In Limbo On Beacon Hill (2008-08-08)
Bill to give Springfield ten year loan payback extension stalls as session ends


Introduction to Democratic Challenger in 23rd Congressional District (2008-08-08)
Democrat Michael Oot challenges Republican Incumbent John McHugh in New York's 23rd Congressional district.


Molinaro: State Environmental Laws Need More Teeth (2008-08-08)
As a small town considers a building application from a landowner neighbors say is using his farm as a construction dump, state legislators are looking for tougher enforcement of environmental laws.


Albany County Bans Trans-Fats (2008-08-08)
Beginning January 1, 2009, the use of trans fats in Albany County restaurants will be banned. On July 1, 2009, the law will begin to expand to include bakeries.


Albany County Bans Trans-Fats (2008-08-08)
Beginning January 1, 2009, the use of trans fats in Albany County restaurants will be banned. On July 1, 2009, the law will begin to expand to include bakeries.


Allergies 8/8/08 (2008-08-08)
Dr. Tepper is here to answer the questions of WAMC listeners. Brian Shields hosts.


Word For The Wise #3565 (2008-08-08)
Word For The Wise #3565--08/08/08: Oppressive, beastly and sticky


Sullivan County, NY will join MEGA (2008-08-08)
Sullivan County, NY to join the Municipal Electric and Gas Alliance


Schumer toured Resorts project site (2008-08-08)
US Senator Charles Schumer Thursday toured the site of the soon-to-be built $1 billion Cappelli Concord-Empire Resorts project


Fort Drum dedicated ranges to mortally wounded soldier (2008-08-08)
Fort Drum has dedicated one of its weapons training ranges to a 10th Mountain Division soldier mortally wounded in 2006.


Great year for some NY farmers (2008-08-08)
New York farmers who grow corn, soybeans and wheat are having a great year.


Building three casinos in MA would bring in $700 million (2008-08-08)
A new study says building three casinos in MA would allow the state to recapture up to $700 million


Millions in funding for Plattsburgh International (2008-08-08)
New York's Congressional delegation has obtained more than five million dollars in funding for the Plattsburgh International Airport.


State lawyers defend out-of-state gay marriage recognition (2008-08-08)
State lawyers are defending New York Governor David Paterson's move to recognize out-of-state gay marriages.


NY appeals court has upheld firing of smoker (2008-08-08)
A New York appeals court has upheld the firing of a worker who took smoking breaks.


State canal system kicks off 3 days of events along waterways (2008-08-08)
Communities along the New York state canal system are hosting three days of events to celebrate the waterways' historical, cultural and recreational resources.


Leahy wants to know why he was sent anthrax (2008-08-08)
Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy says he wants to know the motivation of the man thought to have mailed him anthrax.


Probation officer felt compelled to recommend release of Jacques (2008-08-08)
The probation officer who supervised the man accused of abducting 12-year-old Brooke Bennett says he felt compelled to recommend the release of Michael Jacques


The head of the FBI was in Vermont Thursday. (2008-08-08)
The head of the FBI was in Vermont Thursday. Robert Mueller says one of the best ways to fight the threat of terrorism is to ensure good communications


Spike in viral gastrointestinal outbreaks (2008-08-08)
New York health officials are warning parents that significantly more summer campers are experiencing stomach cramps


SCCC asking for more money from the county (2008-08-08)
Sullivan County Community College is asking the county for three percent more in county funds


State Senate due back for property tax session (2008-08-08)
The State Senate is due back in Albany Friday for a rare summer session


Congressional Corner with Maurice Hinchey (3 of 3 - aired 8/8/08) (2008-08-08)
Alan concludes his three part conversation with Congressman Maurice Hinchey.


Thomas Golisano 8/7/08 (2008-08-07)
Alan Chartock welcomes billionaire businessman and politician Thomas Golisano.


Patrick has plan to save student loans (2008-08-07)
Gov. Deval Patrick is asking the state pension fund and major universities to help bolster the student loan market.


Recovery from Flash Floods Continue in Addison County Area (2008-08-07)
Vermont's Addison County region recovering from flash flooding.


Watching NY Sweatshops: Current Laws Soon Expire (2008-08-07)
Data collected in the groundbreaking study, entitled "Subsidizing Sweatshops," revealed New York State held contracts with companies linked to sweatshop labor: New York is one of several states including Maine, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin to have written to the companies identified in the report.


Panel Discussion: NYS Property Tax Cap, Pros and Cons 8/7/08 (2008-08-07)
The New York State Commission on Property Tax Relief was created in early 2008 to examine the root causes of high property taxes in New York State. In June, the commission released a preliminary report of its findings, which recommended making major policy changes, including establishing a property tax cap. Now Governor David Paterson has introduced legislation to cap property taxes, and lawmakers are set to take up the issue when they return to Albany.


Congressional Corner with Maurice Hinchey (2 of 3 - aired 8/7/08) (2008-08-07)
In today's Congressional Corner Alan speaks with Congressman Maurice Hinchey about the presidential campaign...


COL Roy Tario on Midday Magazine (2008-08-07)
COL Roy Tario speak with WAMC's Brian Shields about training and mentoring Afghan National Police in the Kabul area.


NY Ag Commissioner says "Eat Local!" (2008-08-07)
It's National Farmers Market Week and New York Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker wants all New Yorkers to eat local produce at least one day this week. Hooker kicked off New York State's "Eat Local" Challenge Tuesday in Albany.


New York Apple Harvest Predicted to be Lower Due to Hail Damage (2008-08-07)
Hail expected to affect one-third of state apple harvest.


51% Show # 995 (2008-08-07)
Air Date: 8/7/08 - One-sixth of the world's population is without safe, clean drinking water. Reports from California and Ethiopia. Plus Kate Mulgrew profiles Edith Quimby.


Copake Takes on Cascino (2008-08-07)
A downstate recycler is going before a small town planning board as town officials look for help from the New York Attorney General.


Speaker of the House - Nancy Pelosi (Part 2 - aired 8/7/08) (2008-08-07)
Joe Donahue speaks with Madame Speaker Nancy Pelosi about her book - Knowing Your Power.


Christina Thompson - Come on the Shore and We Wil Kill and Eat You All (aired 8/7/08) (2008-08-07)
Joe and Sarah speak with Harvard Review's Christina Thompson about her history of New Zealand-come-memoir.


Listener Essay by Jeanne Hunter (aired 8/7/08) (2008-08-07)
In today's listener essay Jeanne Hunter talks about a beautiful and exciting canoe trip in the Catskills.


Paterson signs law that will help broadcasters (2008-08-07)
New York Gov. David Paterson says a bill he's signed eliminates restrictions that prohibited broadcasters from staying in the same city after a job change


Swindler ruled not competent enough (2008-08-07)
A federal judge has ruled that the New York hedge-fund swindler who faked his suicide is not competent enough to plead guilty.


Budget preparation for 2009 will face extra challenges (2008-08-07)
Budget preparation for 2009 is going to be an extra challenge


Search for Gagnon's computer stopped (2008-08-07)
Texas authorities have stopped looking in a landfill for a computer allegedly containing child pornography.


Rockwell model dies (2008-08-07)
A man who modeled for one of artist Norman Rockwell's iconic boy scout paintings during World War II has died.


Word For The Wise #3564 (2008-08-07)
Word For The Wise #3564--08/07/08: Explorer and other children of 1959


High gas prices may help lower insurance rates (2008-08-07)
Insurance regulators say high prices at the gas pump may keep a lid on New York's auto insurance rates.


Springfield took part in pilot meal program (2008-08-07)
The city of Springfield Massachusetts took part in a pilot program this summer intended to enhance the free meals program.


Law proposed would ban smoking on government property (2008-08-07)
A proposed local law favored plans to prohibit smoking anywhere on any government property.


Former New York State employee has pleaded guilty (2008-08-07)
A former New York State employee has pleaded guilty to second-degree grand larceny.


Five-point program for the prosecution of sex crimes (2008-08-07)
Five-point program laid out to make the prosecution of sex crimes go more smoothly


I-Phone service may be available in VT (2008-08-07)
Verizon's buyout of Unicel could make I-Phone service available in Vermont.


Officials warn of river dangers (2008-08-07)
Officials are warning swimmers about the dangers of rain swollen rivers.


Paterson has support of voters (2008-08-07)
A new poll has found that New York Governor David Paterson has the support of the voters.


Golisano could spend $5 million on elections (2008-08-07)
Golisano says he could end up spending $5 million to support state lawmakers seeking election this fall


Preparing for a Very Cold Winter (2008-08-07)
Federal, state and local lawmakers are talking about ways to deal with what they say is a looming crisis.


State pension fund chief getting bonus (2008-08-06)
The executive director of the state's pension fund is getting a $64,000 bonus even though the fund lost more than $1 billion.


D. A. dumped over 8500 pages related to scandal (2008-08-06)
District Attorney David Soares dumped over 8500 pages of documents related to the so-called Troopergate scandal.


Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus - Dedication (aired 8/4/08) (2008-08-06)
Katie Britton speaks with Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus, co-authors of The Nannie Diaries about their new book, Dedication.


Tanglewood - Mark Volpe (aired 8/5/08) (2008-08-06)
Mark Volpe comes with stories galore to entertain you and the Roundtable hosts!


Gary McLouth - Natural Causes (aired 8/4/08 (2008-08-06)
Author and St. Rose professor Gary McLouth joins Joe and Sarah in Studio A to talk about his new compilation of short stories - Natural Causes.


Tanglewood - Ellen Highstein and Composition fellow Jane Stanley (aired 8/5/08) (2008-08-06)
Joe, Alan, and Sarah the Tanglewood Music Center with Ellen and Jane.


Tanglewood - Doug Fitch and Eric Nielsen (aired 8/5/08) (2008-08-06)
Dough Fitch and Eric Nielsen join The Tablers to talk about the Brecht/Weill opera Rise and Fall of the City of Mahogany.


Albany-based health insurer fined by state officials (2008-08-06)
An Albany-based health insurer has been fined $600,000.


Business closings are at an eight year high (2008-08-06)
New business openings in CT are down by more than 750


Weight limits cause frustration for truckers (2008-08-06)
Douglas is continuing to express frustration over weight limits on Vermont's interstates


Gotti is facing federal charges (2008-08-06)
John Junior Gotti is facing federal charges that he's connected to a massive cocaine ring


Cab drivers granted 50-cent surcharge (2008-08-06)
The Kingston, NY Common Council Tuesday night gave a reprieve to the city's cab drivers.


Retirement of Republican led to lively Democratic primary (2008-08-06)
Retirement of a veteran republican Massachusetts state representative has led to a lively Democratic primary


IBM To Cut Assembly Line Worker Premium Pay (2008-08-06)
IBM workers on Alternate Work Schedule will lose pay premium, base pay to increase to compensate.


New discrimination and harassment policy (2008-08-06)
On Tuesday the Common Council approved a discrimination and harassment policy.


Tanglewood - Elizabeth Rowe and Jamie Sommerville (aired 8/5/08) (2008-08-06)
BSO soloists Elizabeth Rowe and Jamie Sommerville join the Tablers to talk about their careers.


Tanglewood - Sir Andre Previn (aired 8/5/08) (2008-08-06)
Maestro Sir Andre Previn joins Joe, Sarah, and Alan to talk about his prestigious career and this summer's shows at Tanglewood.


Tanglewood - BTF - Waiting for Godot (aired 8/5/08) (2008-08-06)
Waiting for Godot cast members David Schramm and David Adkins joins us to talk about the production at Berkshire Theatre Festival. www.berkshiretheatre.org.


Bryant Tolles - Summer by the Seaside (aired 8/6/08) (2008-08-06)
Bryant Tolles - Summer by the Seaside: The Architecture of New England Coastal Resorts


Healthier Meals Offered At Summer Lunch Sites (2008-08-06)
Project Bread helps fund Springfield summer meals program


City explores the possibility of turning over code enforcement functions (2008-08-06)
The Middletown, NY Common Council want the city to explore the possibility of turning over the city's code enforcement functions.


captive insurance professionals will be in VT (2008-08-06)
captive insurance professionals from the United States and abroad are set to be in the Burlington, Vermont


Tanglewood Wine and Food Classic (aired 8/5/08) (2008-08-06)
Joe, Sarah, and Alan learn about the goings-on of the Tanglewood Wine and Food Classic.


Congressional Corner with Maurice Hinchey (1 of 3 aired 8/6/08) (2008-08-06)
Maurice Hinchey and Alan Chartock discuss high oil prices.


Rick Alfandre (aired 8/6/08) (2008-08-06)
Rick Alfandre, joins Joe and Sarah in Studio A for a crash course in green architecture, LEDE building, and designing places and spaces of lasting beauty.


Clinton plans to campaign for Obama (2008-08-06)
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to campaign for Barack Obama in Nevada and Florida.


NY gives homeowners an extra 90 days to save homes from foreclosure (2008-08-06)
Paterson has signed legislation giving New Yorkers an extra 90 days to save their homes


Patrick gave himself, and lawmakers, high marks (2008-08-06)
Patrick gave himself, and lawmakers, high marks at the end of his firstlegislative session


Tanglewood - Tubby the Tuba (aired 8/5/08) (2008-08-06)
David Tripp - the son of Tubby the Tuba creator/composer Paul Tripp, and Tuba player Eli Newburger discuss the origins of Alan's favorite story.


Tanglewood - Keith Lockhart (aired 8/5/08) (2008-08-06)
Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart chats and charms in this segment of our live broadcast from Tanglewood.


Speaker of the House - Nancy Pelosi (Part 1 - aired 8/6/08) (2008-08-06)
Joe speaks with Madame Speaker about politics - even though her press people told him not to.


Golisano: Asking 35 Questions (2008-08-06)
Billionaire Tom Golisano was in Albany on Wednesday: Candidates for political office are asked to fill out 35-page questionnaires if they want a contribution.


Jonathan Mahler (aired 8/6/08) (2008-08-06)
NY Times journalist Jonathan Mahler talks about his book, The Challenge: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the Fight over Presidential Power.


Dog Talk 8/6/08 (2008-08-06)
Jon Katz, dog expert, joins Joe Donahue for another informative hour.


Indian Point: Water Tests on Fast Track After Radioactive Contamination Discovered (2008-08-06)
Officials say the discovery of a radioactive element in a monitoring well near Indian Point isn't a cause for concern while environmental groups say the deck is stacked against them as the plant applies for relicensing.


The Book Show #1046 (2008-08-06)
Host Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina is joined by author Erin McGraw to talk about her new novel. Air Date: 8/5/08


Word For The Wise #3563 (2008-08-06)
Word For The Wise #3563--08/06/08: Paging David Niven...


Sex offenders ordinance puts some locations off-limits (2008-08-06)
Rutland, Vermont has passed an ordinance that will place most of the city off-limits to sex offenders.


Clinton looks for help from fed government (2008-08-06)
Clinton says she is looking at ways the federal government can help ease New York State's budget crunch.


Douglas asking President Bush for $120 million (2008-08-06)
Douglas and his fellow Northeastern Governors are asking President Bush to release $120 million for LIHEAP.


Sports rivalry lawsuit names Yankees (2008-08-06)
The rivalry between New York and Boston has led to a lawsuit


Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Presents Energy Plan, Focuses on Wind Development (2008-08-06)
Democratic gubernatorial candidate lays out energy plan focused on developing wind power in Vermont.


Identity Theft Prevention 8/5/08 (2008-08-05)
Identity theft is category of crime that is exploding around the world. We welcome ID Theft specialist Mike Prusinski for an informative hour of talk.


New hospital could cost $21 million (2008-08-05)
Architects say replacing the Vermont State Hospital could cost as much as $21 million.


NY Senator Challenges Federal Court Ruling Affecting Air Quality (2008-08-05)
A New York Senator is taking on the federal Environmental Protection Agency, pushing for passage of a bill that would curb some of the most harmful air pollutants.


Battle Begins To Replace Retiring Rep (2008-08-05)
Two Democrats and Republican hope to take Second Hampden District seat.


Blood Shortage Worries (2008-08-05)
The expected annual drop in emergency blood supplies is worse than usual this summer


Environmental Advocates: Strengthen Brownfields Law (2008-08-05)
Environmental groups are out with a new survey today that finds New York State has much weaker soil cleanup standards than the ones adhered to by the federal Environmental Protection Agency - for a number of chemicals commonly found at brownfield sites.


CSEA is calling a health insurance win a sign (2008-08-05)
CSEA is calling a court win a clear sign that retiree health insurance legislation is necessary.


Group plans Beijing Olympic protest (2008-08-05)
A group protesting China's occupation of Tibet is planning protest.


Patrick signed broadband bill (2008-08-05)
Patrick visited the Hampshire county to sign broadband bill.


Taking on the Snakehead Fish (2008-08-05)
There's an effort straight out of science fiction to get rid of an unwelcome fish .


Senator Clinton Tours Pharmaceutical Plant (2008-08-05)
Community thanks Senator Clinton for her role in keeping plant operational and partnering the two companies for transition.


Cahill gets the message out about heating assistance (2008-08-05)
Kevin Cahill says more must be done to assist people who won't be able to afford their home heating bills.


Patrick signed bill authorizing $3 billion loan (2008-08-05)
Patrick has signed a bill authorizing the state to borrow nearly $3 billion.


Word For The Wise #3562 (2008-08-05)
Word For The Wise #3562--08/05/08: Really? I had you pegged as a Libra...


State flags to fly at half mast Thursday to honor fallen trooper (2008-08-05)
Flags on state government building throughout New York will fly at half-staff on Thursday.


More NYers will get heating assistance this year (2008-08-05)
More New Yorkers will qualify for state checks to help pay winter heating bills this year.


Copper thieves hit utility substation in VT (2008-08-05)
Vermont state police say a utility substation in Charlotte has been hit by burglars.


Nobel prize-winning author died Sunday (2008-08-05)
Nobel prize-winning author died Sunday in Cavendish Vermont


Partnership for Economic Development looking for new president (2008-08-05)
The Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development is looking for a new president.


Five indicted for veteran donor scam (2008-08-05)
A grand jury has indicted five men on charges they allegedly scammed more than 1,000 people.


CSEA won suit over reduced health benefits (2008-08-05)
CSEA has won a class action suit over reduced health benefits.


Public workers pension posted a positive return (2008-08-05)
Public workers pension posted a positive return for the 2007-08 fiscal year.


Binghamton's mayor asks for spending cuts (2008-08-05)
A mayor in upstate New York has called for nearly 20 departments to cut spending.


New Head At Springfield Housing Authority (2008-08-05)
Former housing court judge is agency's new executive director


Brown's Brewing and Rensselaer Land Trust (aired 8/1/08) (2008-08-04)
Brown's Brewing and Rensselaer Land Trust drop in to discuss the importance of maintaining our watersheds to keep our water clean ... to use as an ingredient in beer.


Newburgh School conversion will be completed (2008-08-04)
The Broadway School's conversion to the new City Courthouse will be completed.


James Lee Burke (aired 8/1/08) (2008-08-04)
James Lee Burke's new book is "Swan Peak" - Joe spoke with him about the change of local in his book...


Peter Steiner (aired 8/1/08) (2008-08-04)
Cartoonist Peter Steiner talks about his the second novel in his France-based crime series, "L'Assassin."


Lee Crocket (aired 8/1/08) (2008-08-04)
Lee Crocket of the PEW Environmental Association speaks with Roundtable producer Andy Clegg.


Jeff Tweedy - Wilco (aired 8/4/08) (2008-08-04)
Sarah LaDuke speaks with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy prior to the bands August 12 appearance at Tanglewood.


Medical Monday 8/4/08 (2008-08-04)
"Is there a rheumatologist in the joint?" Why yes, yes there is! Dr. Martin Farber joins Alan Chartock and WAMC listeners for an hour of questions and answers.


Hinchey: "Bush Administration Spreads More Lies" (2008-08-04)
An area legislator predicts federal help for home heating oil is going to be the latest partisan battleground.


NYS Assembly Presses For Home Heating Relief (2008-08-04)
The New York State Assembly is pressing forward with its call for action on the expected home heating fuel crisis facing state residents this winter.


In Our Backyard #166 (2008-08-04)
It's high summer here in the listening area, and that means it's a perfect time for some outdoor activities.


Roundtable Reads - Julia Spencer-Flemming (aired 8/1/08) (2008-08-04)
This month's Roundtable Reads book pick is "I Shall Not Want" by Julia Spencer-Flemming.


Bill Signed To Expand Broadband In Mass. (2008-08-04)
State will spend up to $40 million to bring high speed internet to rural areas


Gas Drilling: Forewarned is Forearmed (2008-08-04)
Industry watchdogs say New York can head off a lot of problems by tightening its gas drilling regulations


Wilco (2008-08-04)
Jeff Tweedy tells Sarah LaDuke which song from each of Wilco's albums is his favorite - and why.


Word For The Wise #3561 (2008-08-04)
Word For The Wise #3561--08/04/08: Do the ants know that a picnic isn't always a picnic?


Holyoke school secures refinancing (2008-08-04)
State finance authorities say the Holyoke Community Charter School will save $200,000 annually in debt servicing.


Airline drops fairs to increase business (2008-08-04)
One airline is dropping some fares in hopes of boosting business.


Gov. Paterson says thruway travel is down (2008-08-04)
New York Governor Paterson said travel on the Thruway is down.


Talk of converting the C-5A aircraft fleet to the newer C-17 intensifying (2008-08-04)
Talk of converting the C-5A cargo aircraft fleet to the newer C-17 aircraft is intensifying.


Growth in the Hudson Valley region (2008-08-04)
One area of the extended Hudson Valley region is growing.


Monticello reconstruction could reduce crime (2008-08-04)
Monticello reconstruction could help reduce the village's crime rate.


The Best of Our Knowledge # 933 (2008-08-04)
Air Date: 8/4/08 - Research findings are showing that girl's friendship groups can boost grades in advanced science and math.


The Capitol Connection #831 (2008-08-02)
Host Alan Chartock is joined by Peg Breen, President of New York Landmarks Conservancy and Jay DiLorenzo, President of the Preservation League of New York State. Air Date: 8/1/08


Robert Morgan - Boone: A Biography (aired 7/31/08) (2008-08-02)
Joe Donahue speaks with Boone biographer Robert Morgan.


Marilyn Nissenson - The Lady Upstairs (aired 7/31/08) (2008-08-02)
Joe speaks with Marilyn Nissenson about her book, "The Lady Upstairs:Dorothy Schiff and the New York Post"


Sounds of Progress, Part I: Gender Differences in Science and Math--The Role of Social Context (2008-08-01)
According to recent research findings from the University of Texas at Austin, having academically high-performing, same-sex friends can determine whether girls choose to take advanced math and science courses. These findings were put into practice this past year at a new all-girls middle school.


House defeats GOP censure of NY Rep. Rangel (2008-08-01)
House Democrats have voted down an effort by Republicans to chastise powerful lawmaker Charles Rangel


SUNY Campuses to Host 150 Chinese Students Affected by May Earthquake (2008-08-01)
Sichuan Province undergraduate students will spend two semesters at 22 SUNY campuses.


Legislature Approves Green Jobs Initiative (2008-08-01)
There are a number of upstart companies in the Berkshires that are either planning to offer green jobs, or already do, that could benefit.


Transportation Funding Drops As People Drive Less (2008-08-01)
Massachusetts gas tax revenue declines as mass transit use rises


Gardening 8/1/08 (2008-08-01)
Another program you can dig into! Host Bob Barrett welcomes Cindy King, Cathy Clark and Greg Ward.


The Legislative Gazette #831 (2008-08-01)
(Airs: 8/01/08 and 8/02/08) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics.


Ulster County Fair Draws Crowds With Good Deals (2008-08-01)
An audio visit to a county fair...politicians, ponies and pig races.


Roundtable Reads - Tod Wodicka (aired 7/31/08) (2008-08-01)
Tod Wodicka joins Joe and Sarah and WAMC listeners to discuss his book, "All Shall Be Well; and All Shall Be Well; and All Manner of Things Shall Be Well".


Paterson says DC must do more for states (2008-08-01)
New York Gov. David Paterson, facing a mammoth budget shortfall


Many NY veterans oppose VA campus lease plan (2008-08-01)
A battle has broken out over the Department of Veterans Affairs plan to lease more than 100 acres of its Westchester County hospital campus to developers.


Many Of Patrick's Budget Vetoes Overturned (2008-08-01)
Budget earmarks are restored as formal legislative session ends


The Media Project #896 (2008-08-01)
(AIRS 8/03/08 & 8/04/08) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and WTEN Anchor Elisa Streeter discuss issues confronting the media.


Exxon's $11.68 billion profit angered critics (2008-08-01)
Maurice Hinchey and Kirsten Gillibrand lashed out at Exxon Mobil.


Plea for return of girl taken from Boston to NY (2008-08-01)
videotaped statement pleading for daughter's return.


Learning center honoring Gov. Pataki planned in NY (2008-08-01)
Aides to former Governor Pataki are raising money for a museum and learning center honoring Pataki's administration.


Cuomo criticized Safety Evaluation Panel (2008-08-01)
Cuomo criticized Safety Evaluation Panel at Indian Point


Central Hudson G & E filed rate hike request (2008-08-01)
Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation Thursday filed a rate hike request.


Word For The Wise #3560 (2008-08-01)
Word For The Wise #3560--08/01/08: Verily and forsooth


Indian Point is safe, but needs improvement (2008-08-01)
The Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York's Hudson Valley is safe, but needs improvement.


Conference on home heating in Albany (2008-08-01)
Conference on home heating held in Albany on Thursday.


Missing Catskill woman was murdered (2008-08-01)
Police say they've confirmed a missing Catskill woman was murdered


Brooke Bennett case prosecutors get more time (2008-08-01)
prosecutors will get more time in the case of 12-year-old Brooke Bennett.


VT to supply Vermonters with firewood (2008-08-01)
To offset skyrocketing fuel costs, the state of Vermont hopes to supply Vermonters with firewood


First lady stopped in CT yesterday. (2008-08-01)
First lady Laura Bush made a stop in Connecticut yesterday.


CT to sue EPA (2008-08-01)
Connecticut is among five states planning to sue the EPA


Budget problems may hurt state tourism (2008-08-01)
The Hudson Valley waits to see the impact of NY's budget problems.


NY Senator pushing for Hybrid bus incentives (2008-08-01)
One New York Senator is pushing for incentives to help school districts


MA legislature to restore budget earmark (2008-08-01)
The MA legislature has voted to restore a half million dollar budget earmark


Report says MA will get economic boost (2008-08-01)
Report concludes concludes Massachusetts will enjoy an economic boost.


Heating and Energy Fair in Plattsburgh (2008-08-01)
The Town of Plattsburgh is planning to hold a Heating and Energy Fair this weekend.


Free lunches increase in VT (2008-08-01)
A national report says more Vermont children received free lunches.


Majority leader has cataract removed (2008-08-01)
State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos is recovering at home after having surgery to remove a cataract in his left eye and implant a corrective lens.


Vermont Seeking 32-Million Dollars in Cuts Due to Budget Shortfall (2008-08-01)
Secretary of Administration orders budget savings reports within the week.


Town Officials Bringing Energy Information to Consumers (2008-07-31)
Vendors, agencies and providers gathering to distribute information to local consumers on heating alternatives and cost reduction.


Police don't know if remains are that of missing woman (2008-07-31)
Police say they don't yet know if human remains found in Catskill are those of a missing woman.


New York's Budget Blues : Bad News for Tourism Plans? (2008-07-31)
Two big tourist draws are scheduled for the Hudson Valley for next year and we'll look at what the state's money worries might mean for those.


Fewer smokers in the Bay State (2008-07-31)
Although the number of people who smoke in the Berkshires, estimated at 22,800, is still above the state average, the rate of smoking has declined this year.


Mission of Hope Co-Founder Looks At Ten Years of Community Aid to Nicaragua (2008-07-31)
North Country Mission of Hope prepares for tenth year of humanitarian service by students and community members to village in Nicaragua.


Newburgh - Balancing Development with Affordable Housing (2008-07-31)
Cities try to balance economic development with the need to make sure their residents aren't priced out of the market.


The Blue Ribbon Boys with Julia Gottlieb (2008-07-31)
The Blue Ribbon Boys will be appearing with Julia Gottlieb at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, NY on Saturday, August 2 and at Club Helsinki in Great Barrington, MA on August 8.


51% Show # 994 (2008-07-31)
Air Date: 7/31/08 - Women Under the Influence are highlighted in this week's theme. Anthropologist, Keith Brown, is on the show as well as Kate Mulgrew narrating our newest NSF series, The Sounds of Progress.


Efforts to redevelop Westover (2008-07-31)
efforts to redevelop Westover Air Force Basein Chicipee, MA


Home foreclosures continue to rise (2008-07-31)
Housing officials say reaching for help can mean the difference between remaining in your home or losing it to foreclosure.


Word For The Wise #3559 (2008-07-31)
Word For The Wise #3557--07/31/08: There are things in this world no one should know...


Middle School in Montpelier closed due to asbestos (2008-07-31)
The Main Street Middle School in Montpelier, Vermont is closed because of concerns about asbestos contamination.


Operation IMPACT funding is down (2008-07-31)
Operation IMPACT funding is down 5.1 percent for counties in the Hudson Valley from 2007.


Schumer's plan to help school buses become more fuel efficient (2008-07-31)
Senator Charles Schumer Wednesday announced a plan to help school transportation become more fuel efficient


Paterson to slash budget by milllions (2008-07-31)
Governor David Paterson says he'll slash the state budget by $630 million dollars.


Former village mayor challenging Secretary of State (2008-07-31)
A former village mayor is challenging the five-term Vermont Secretary of State


Pet rentals illegal in MA (2008-07-31)
The legislature has voted to make pet rentals illegal in Massachusetts.


Legislators say they know where cuts should be made (2008-07-31)
Legislators are already thinking of where cuts should be made.


Blumenthal to sue three credit rating firms (2008-07-31)
Blumenthal says his office is suing three of the nation's leading credit rating firms


One hospital has agreed to be part of Charter Oak (2008-07-31)
Connecticut's social service commissioner says just one hospital has agreed to participate in the new Charter Oak health care plan.


Regulators delays gas credit decision (2008-07-31)
State regulators have delayed a decision on ordering Connecticut Natural Gas to issue credits.


Science Forum 7/31/08 (2008-07-31)
What's that liquid on Saturn's moon, Titan? What's the deal with the new study of cell phone safety? And is there a future in hydrogen cars? All these questions and more are discussed on this edition of the Science Forum. Brian Shields hosts.


Jean and John Silverwood- Black Wave (aired 7/30/08) (2008-07-30)
David Guistina and Sarah LaDuke speak with John and Jean Silverwood, authors of the book "Black Wave."


A new high school top priority for Pittsfield (2008-07-30)
The School Building Needs Committee in Pittsfield, Massachusetts says new high school is top prioroty.


New York's Fiscal Health 7/30/08 (2008-07-30)
In the wake of Governor Paterson's proposed budget cuts, we present a special roundtable discussion on New York's economic health.


Budget Crunch's Impact on Education, Counties...and Pork (2008-07-30)
Legislators think New York's budget crisis might be a golden opportunity to do things better...and maybe slim down government for good.


Saratoga Choral Festival (aired 7/30/08) (2008-07-30)
David Guistina and Sarah LaDuke speak with with Andrea Goodman, director of the Saratoga Choral Festival.


Culinary Corner- Calamari with Squid Ink (aired 7/30/08) (2008-07-30)
Alan Chartock travels to the Rouge Restaurant in West Stockbridge, MA to speak with William Marelle about the dish "Calamari with Squid Ink."


Margaret Roach (Part 3 aired 7/30/08) (2008-07-30)
Alan Chartock speaks with awaytogarden.com's Margaret Roach.


Ridley Pearson- Killer View (aired 7/30/08) (2008-07-30)
Katie Britton speaks with author Ridley Pearson about his newest book "Killer View."


City of Barre Re-Passes Sex Offender Residency Ordinance (2008-07-30)
Second vote to restrict sex offender residency passes with some concerns expressed.


Industrial Park At Former Air Force Base Grows (2008-07-30)
Officials say build out at Westover Industrial park is nearly complete


Housing bill enacted (2008-07-30)
The housing foreclosure prevention center in Western Mass. is preparing its staff, in order to help those impacted by the mortgage crisis to take full advantage of this new law.


Congressional Corner with Richard Neal (Part 3 of 3 aired 7/30/08) (2008-07-30)
Alan Chartock speaks with Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal.


Reaction to Governor Paterson's Call to Action on Budget Crisis (2008-07-30)
Reaction from Albany and New York's North Country to Governor's budget alert.


Word For The Wise #3558 (2008-07-30)
Word For The Wise #3558--07/30/08: Paging the three fishermen...three fishermen...


Out-of-state gay couples will be allowed to marry in MA (2008-07-30)
Out-of-state gay couples should soon be allowed to marry in Massachusetts.


CT beaches cleaner in 2007 than in 2006 (2008-07-30)
A new report says Connecticut's beaches were cleaner in 2007 than in 2006.


Independent pharmacy accuses CVS of predatory' development (2008-07-30)
An independent pharmacy accuses a massive drugstore of predatory' development.


Upstate NY dairy farmers admit milking government (2008-07-30)
Two upstate New York dairy farmers have to pay back more than $113,000 for trying to milk the government


Remains found were that of a murder victim (2008-07-30)
New York State Police at Catskill Tuesday night said human remains found in Catskill were that of a person who was murdered.


Hudson regional transit study will commence soon (2008-07-30)
A multi-million dollar two-part study into West of Hudson regional transit options is going to commence shortly.


State to announce funding for Operation impact (2008-07-30)
Press conferences are being held around the state to announce funding for Operation impact.


Leaders in NY agree with Paterson (2008-07-30)
Local government leaders in New York's Hudson Valley say the Governor is right.


West Nile found in Western MA this year (2008-07-30)
Health department officials say the West Nile virus has been found for the first time this season in western Massachusetts.


Committee wants to know more about where offenders live after prison (2008-07-30)
Oversight Committee wants to know more about how the Department of Corrections decides where offenders are sent to live after being released from prison.


Vermont Castings has a new owner (2008-07-30)
Vermont Castings has a new owner. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.


Top Republican says he can work with Paterson (2008-07-30)
top Republican says he can work with the new governor on solving a ballooning financial crisis.


State to treat creek, lake for invasive fish (2008-07-30)
State biologists plan to treat a creek and lake in Orange County with pesticide.


more money for MA's universal health care system (2008-07-30)
Legislative leaders in Massachusetts have come up with a plan to put more money into the state's universal health care system.


New alternatives at fair this season (2008-07-30)
Fair season has begun in the Hudson Valley, with some new alternatives.


Price hike from Central Hudson G&E (2008-07-30)
Central Hudson Gas and Electric is expected hike its rates for the second time in three years.


Conservation Law Foundation issued climate change report (2008-07-30)
The Conservation Law Foundation has issued a report outlining five steps it says Vermont must make.


Cut-your-own firewood program underway in VT (2008-07-30)
Vermont officials hope some Vermonters will be kept warm during the winter.


lawmakers react to Patersons call to cut spending (2008-07-30)
Hudson Valley area lawmakers react to New York Governor Patterson's call to cut spending.


Adirondack Museum received a bequest (2008-07-30)
The Adirondack Museum has received a sizeable bequest


VT Representative has died (2008-07-30)
Vermont State Representative Jim Hutchinson of Randolph has died.


New Paltz Central High School: May 21, 2008 (2008-07-30)
What are the political implications of having the Olympics in Beijing?


Squeezing Out the Local Pharmacy? (2008-07-29)
An independent pharmacy accuses a massive drugstore of predatory' development.


IBM buying French software company (2008-07-29)
IBM is buying a French software company for almost 350 million dollars.


Gavin Mortimer - The Great Swim (aired 7/29/08) (2008-07-29)
Katie Britton speaks with historian Gavin Mortimer about his new book "The Great Swim."


Vermont's Second Largest Utility Announces Energy Plan Focused on Renewables (2008-07-29)
Green Mountain Power plan reduces nuclear and increases renewable power sources over twenty years.


Vincent Dowling (aired 7/29/08) (2008-07-29)
Joe Donahue and Sarah LaDuke speak with Vincent Dowling about his upcoming production of The Rivalry by Norman Corwin.


Congressional Corner with Richard Neal (Part 2 of 3 aired 7/29/08) (2008-07-29)
Alan Chartock speaks with Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal about Irish politics.


Pittsfield seeks thoughts on Master Plan (2008-07-29)
It has been about 15 years since the city completed its last master plan. The newly proposed plan states, Pittsfield "will prosper as the creative and commercial hub of the county."


Margaret Roach (Part 2 aired 7/29/08) (2008-07-29)
Alan Chartock speaks with Margaret Roach of awaytogarden.com


CLF Outlines Five Steps for New England to Fight Climate Change (2008-07-29)
Group outlines five steps over five years that would reduce New England's climate change threat.


Food Banks Struggle as Costs and Demand Soar (2008-07-29)
As economic news grows darker, food banks are feeding people they've never seen before, and struggling to meet the costs.


Lee Child- Nothing to Lose (aired 7/29/08) (2008-07-29)
Joe Donahue speaks with author Lee Child about his newest novel "Nothing to Lose."


Book Picks (aired 7/29/08) (2008-07-29)
Joe Donahue and Sarah LaDuke speak with Scott Meyer of Merritt Bookstore.


The pellet stove has become popular again (2008-07-29)
Pellet stoves become popular as oil prices go up and heating bills follow.


New gas line to service all of Monticello (2008-07-29)
The village of Monticello in New York is expected to approve a new gas line.


DNA tests to identify body will take six weeks (2008-07-29)
Police in Ulster County say it'll be about six week before DNA tests tell them the identity of a body found.


Coalition asks for moratorium on drilling (2008-07-29)
There's a call for a moratorium on gas drilling permits while the state updates its environmental studies.


Word For The Wise #3557 (2008-07-29)
Word For The Wise #3557--07/29/08: Do what you want; just throw a little of that my way


Republican candidate takes on energy security (2008-07-29)
Republican Kieran Lalor has added the Get Energy Security Now! line to the November ballot.


Green Mountain Power focusing on renewables (2008-07-29)
Green Mountain Power officials say the future of energy in Vermont is in renewables.


The Book Show #1045 (2008-07-29)
Host Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina welcomes Lee Martin to talk about his new novel, "River of Heaven." Air Date: 7/29/08


Veterans' Affairs outreach center opened Monday (2008-07-29)
Veterans' Affairs regional outreach center in New York's Hudson Valley opened Monday.


CH Energy Group to increase rates (2008-07-29)
Citing lower earnings in the second quarter of the year, CH Energy Group Monday said it would file increased utility rates


Hundreds of jobs could be on the way to Orange County (2008-07-29)
Two companies that could bring several hundred jobs to Orange County, NY are one step closer.


NY trooper reassigned after accidental killing (2008-07-29)
A published report says the New York State Police has reassigned a trooper who inadvertently killed another officer.


Environmental groups are asking for a moratorium on drilling (2008-07-29)
Eight environmental groups have written a letter to New York Governor David Paterson


Entergy Nuclear to join power plant corporation (2008-07-29)
Entergy Nuclear's plan to transfer several of it's plants into a corporation approved.


Compact to prevent the diversion of water from the Great Lakes (2008-07-29)
The U-S Senate Judiciary Committee takes up a compact to prevent the diversion of water from the Great Lakes.


Uncle Rock (2008-07-29)
Uncle Rock rocks for kids in this Performance Place hosted by Andy Clegg.


bond bill to bring high speed internet to all of MA (2008-07-29)
Massachusetts house and senate have given unanimous approval to a bond bill to help bring high speed internet access to the whole state.


Berkshire Opera (2008-07-29)
Alan Chartock hosts as Berkshire Opera previews their Secrets of the Sky & Sea program which will be presented Sunday, August 3 at 8pm at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA.


MA cleans up after storms (2008-07-29)
The clean up continues following the latest round of violent thunderstorms.


College loans hard to come by (2008-07-29)
A state lending authority in Massachusetts is warning that college loans will be hard to come by


State of the Economy 7/29/08 (2008-07-29)
Economist Hugh Johnson joins Dave Galletly and WAMC listeners for a fascinating discussion about the economy today.


The Best of Our Knowledge # 932 (2008-07-28)
Air Date: 7/28/08 - How are university nursing education programs planning to reduce a projected shortage of 1.2 million nurses? And Warrior Girls suffer more sports injuries.


Riverkeeper asks for moratorium on sewer hookups (2008-07-28)
Riverkeeper urging a moratorium on new sewer hookups.


Margaret Roach (aired 7/28/08) (2008-07-28)
Alan Chartock speaks with Margaret Roach, the former Martha Stewart editorial director who is now a garden blogger of awaytogarden.com.


Call For Drilling Permit Moratorium (2008-07-28)
There's a call for a moratorium on gas drilling permits while the state updates its environmental studies


In Our Backyard #165 (2008-07-28)
There have been a lot of strong storms across the region this past week, and several inches of rain have fallen.


Holyoke Names First City Historian (2008-07-28)
Former museum curator will preserve records and promote Holyoke's history


Funds Approved To Bring Broadband To Rural Areas (2008-07-28)
$40 million bond bill approved unanimously by Massachusetts legislature


Word For The Wise #3556 (2008-07-28)
Word For The Wise #3556--07/28/08: Another hih point in the Hoover administration


Congressional Corner with Richard Neal ( 1 of 3 aired 7/28/08) (2008-07-28)
Alan Chartock speaks with Congressman Richard Neal.


The String Trio of New York (2008-07-28)
The String Trio of New York will be performing at Maverick Concerts in Woodstock on August 2.


Medical Monday 7/28/08 (2008-07-28)
Orthopedics is the topic on this Medical Monday. We welcome back Dr. Charles Kenny. Alan Chartock hosts.


Schumer says airline woes are temporary (2008-07-28)
Schumer predicts airline Problems will eventually level off


Mass. home sales down in second quarter (2008-07-28)
Spring brought no reawakening for the state's housing market.


Janet Evanovich - Fearless Fourteen (aired 7/28/08) (2008-07-28)
Joe Donahue speaks with author Janet Evanovich, author of "Fearless Fourteen."


Christopher Andersen - Somewhere in Heaven: The Remarkable Love Story of Dana and Christopher Reeve (aired 7/28/08) (2008-07-28)
Joe Donahue speaks with author Christopher Andersen, author of "Somewhere in Heaven: The Remarkable Love Story of Dana and Christopher Reeve."


Katie Hafner - A Romance on Three Legs: Glenn Gould's Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Piano (aired 7/28/08) (2008-07-28)
Katie Britton speaks with Katie Hafner, author of "A Romance on Three Legs: Glenn Gould's Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Piano."


Jonie Cole - Toxic Feedback (aired 7/28/08) (2008-07-28)
Katie Britton speaks with author Jonie Cole about her new book, "Toxic Feedback."


Violent storm causes damage in western Mass. (2008-07-28)
Crews are cleaning up after the latest violent storm in western Massachusetts.


The Legislative Gazette #830 (2008-07-28)
(Airs: 7/25/08 and 7/26/08) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics.


Monticello, NY may aprove Corning gas line (2008-07-28)
Monticello, NY Village Manager John Barbarite predicts gas line approval.


Hybrid bus operating in the Hudson Valley (2008-07-28)
Ulster County Area Transit has the first hybrid bus in that Hudson Valley.


The Media Project #895 (2008-07-28)
(AIRS 7/27/08 & 7/28/08) WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and Kingston Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss issues confronting the media.


Central NY officer seriously hurt in crash (2008-07-28)
An accident left a Port Dickinson police officer seriously hurt early yesterday morning.


Distraught man kills brother in-law before killing himself (2008-07-28)
A man distraught over the recent breakup of his relationship shot and killed her brother and then turned the gun on himself.


Gay Marriage is About Equal Rights, Say Newlyweds (2008-07-28)
Marriage isn't just about love - it's about equal rights according to a newlywed gay couple.


The Capitol Connection #830 (2008-07-26)
Host Alan Chartock is joined by Carl Hayden, Chairman of the State University of New York Board of Trustees. Air Date: 7/25/08


The Philosophy of The X-Files (aired 7/25/08) (2008-07-25)
Katie Britton speaks with Dean Kowalski about The Philosophy of The X-Files.


Four Spitzer aides broke the law (2008-07-25)
A New York State ethics panel says four members of former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer's administration broke the law


Week-long Federal Hearings Regarding Vermont Yankee Conclude (2008-07-25)
Atomic Safety and Licensing Board reviews contentions brought by nuclear plant opponents.


Report: Older cities face brighter futures (2008-07-25)
Older, smaller industrial cities such as Utica and Schenectady are being revitalized and will become important centers of development, according to a new national study.


CT Congressman Says Obama Will Win, But Not Without a Fight (2008-07-25)
Barack Obama is the "odds-on favorite" to win the presidential election.


Food Pantry Fights State Budget Cut (2008-07-25)
Springfield's Open Pantry seeks veto override as legislative session nears end


Albany Gun Violence: Leaders say ENOUGH! (2008-07-25)
Concerned Community members are partnering with county government officials to get handguns out of circulation.


Linda Greenlaw (aired 7/25/08) (2008-07-25)
Katie Britton speaks with Linda Greenlaw about her latest novel - Fisherman's Bend.


Congressional Corner with Chris Murphy (3 of 3 aired 7/25/08) (2008-07-25)
Alan and Congressman Chris Murphy of Connecticut talk about mass transit and then the presidential election.


Lester Brown (aired 7/25/08) (2008-07-25)
Andy Clegg speaks with environmental analyst, Lester Brown about his book, Plan B, 3.0.


Bar Scott and The Refugees (2008-07-25)
In this edition of Performance Place you get two musical powerhouses for the price of one: Bar Scott and The Refugees (Cindy Bullens, Deborah Holland and Wendy Waldman).


Word For The Wise #3555 (2008-07-25)
Word For The Wise #3555--07/25/08: Sometimes close is close enough


The Joy of Pregnancy (aired 7/25/08) (2008-07-25)
Tori Kropp and Katie Britton discuss the topics covered in Tori's book, "The Joy of Pregnancy."


Michael Walzer (aired 7/25/08) (2008-07-25)
Andy Clegg speaks with political philosopher, Michael Walzer. They begin by discussing an issue Walzer addresses often - the difference between and just and an unjust war.


Listener Essay by Judith Barnes (aired 7/24/08) (2008-07-25)
In today's listener essay, Judith Barnes discusses that particular brand of companionship one can find in a pet.


County Executive Vanderhoef ordered overtime freeze (2008-07-25)
Rockland County, NY County Executive Scott Vanderhoef Thursday ordered all county departments to freeze overtime.


Albany county cement facility one of the worst polluters (2008-07-25)
An Albany county facility is listed as one of the worst mercury polluting cement kilns.


Rains knocked out power in the Hudson Valley (2008-07-25)
Rains knocked out power in the Hudson Valley and brought back frightening memories.


Frustration mounts over NY healthcare and welfare (2008-07-25)
Hudson Valley residents are frustrated over the New York State healthcare and welfare systems


Paterson announces grants to fight foreclosures (2008-07-25)
Governor Paterson has announced a total of $1.7 million in grants.


Former employees reap larger pensions (2008-07-25)
Special pensions granted to 386 public employees in the past five years.


Paterson signs junior hunter bill (2008-07-25)
Young teens will be able to shoot deer and bear with a gun under adult supervision.


Youth circus on the road again (2008-07-25)
A Vermont-based youth circus is on the road again


officials warning canoeists off parts of the Winooski (2008-07-25)
Vermont state officials are warning canoeists, kayakers parts of the Winooski River


Patrick awarded millions in fed grants (2008-07-25)
The Patrick administration has awarded almost 27 million dollars in federal grant money to 55 Baystate communities.


VT Turkey Survey in need of volunteers (2008-07-25)
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department wants to determine this spring's turkey nesting success


Funeral set for missing soldier (2008-07-25)
A funeral has been set for a Massachusetts soldier


Insurers will cover pharmacy health clinics (2008-07-25)
Some of the largest health insurers in Massachusetts will cover visits to health clinics in pharmacies.


Efforts to get a Jessica's Law in VT underway (2008-07-25)
VT calling for a mandatory 25-year minimum sentence for some sex offenders.


Riverkeeper looking in to safety of the Hudson (2008-07-25)
The environmental group Riverkeeper is using its boat to compile information on the safety of the Hudson.


Is the Hudson safe to swim in? (2008-07-25)
As the Hudson River becomes cleaner almost on a daily basis, the question arises as to whether it is safe to swim in.


New Group opposes detention of immigrants (2008-07-25)
A newly formed group calling itself No Homeland Detention is in Orange County


Mass. Communities Get Grant Awards (2008-07-25)
Large share of $26.7 million in aid to go for housing rehab.


Poetry Forum 7/25/08 (2008-07-25)
Paul Elisha, Sarah Weist and Stu Bartow join host Glenn Busby for an hour of beautiful words.


Lincoln Hall - Dead Lucky (aired 7/24/08) (2008-07-24)
Lincoln Hall was left for dead near the summit of Mount Everest - but survived. Joe speaks with him about his book, Dead Lucky.


Brooklyn DA Protects MTA workers (2008-07-24)
The Brooklyn District attorney is cracking down on violence a against MTA workers.


Plan Unveiled For Revamped Three County Fairground (2008-07-24)
Northampton fairground would shift to year round operation with new buildings


Effort to memorialize DuBois' work gets new support (2008-07-24)
A small group of people began the work to honor DuBois' memory establishing a park in 1969


Astronomy 7/24/08 (2008-07-24)
Astronomer Bob Berman returns to ponder the wonderous workings of the univese. Host Glenn Busby keeps the proceedings well grounded.


Burlington Officials Sign Contract Keeping Al-Jazeera on Cable System (2008-07-24)
City cable system signs with Al Jazeera English network.


Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum (aired 7/24/08) (2008-07-24)
Composer and Artistic Director of the Museum, Richard Wargo, and Soprano Megan Weston join David and Sarah in Studio A to talk about the museum and its season.


Finks (aired 7/24/08) (2008-07-24)
Joe Donahue speaks with playwright, Joe Gilford and actor, Josh Radnor about the play Finks (based on the lives of Gilford's parents) which is at Powerhouse at Vassar. www.powerhouse.vassar.edu


Congressional Corner with Chris Murphy (2 of 3 aired 7/24/08) (2008-07-24)
In today's Congressional Corner Alan and Connecticut's Chris Murphy discuss the Farm Bill.


Plan for year round fairgrounds (2008-07-24)
Officials in Northampton Massachusetts are reviewing a master plan for fairgrounds


New NY Law Responds To Gas Drilling Boom (2008-07-24)
Environmental groups say slow down as New York cracks the door open wider to gas drilling.


Word For The Wise #3554 (2008-07-24)
Word For The Wise #3554--07/24/08: You'd be ill-tempered too; just imagine an 8-legged charley-horse


Schumer calling on DEA to stop methamphetamine (2008-07-24)
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the Drug Enforcement Agency to step up to stop the trafficking of methamphetamine


Elizabeth Royte - Bottlemania (aired 7/24/08) (2008-07-24)
Katie Britton speaks with Elizabeth Royte - about her new book, Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Buy it.


Sgt. Brian Coons on Midday Magazine (2008-07-24)
Sargent Brian Coons of the 27th National Guard Battalion speaks with WAMC's Katie Britton.


Increase in food stamp need in NY (2008-07-24)
Hard economic times, layoffs and rising food and fuel costs has boosted the number of New Yorkers receiving food stamps.


Group says VT must reduce dependence on oil (2008-07-24)
Despite Vermont's clean-and-green self image, a national environmental group says it is not doing enough.


51% Show # 993 (2008-07-24)
Air Date: 7/24/08 - Millions of people suffer from immune disorders. Have we wiped out too many germs? Plus the Sounds of Progress series continues with women scientists through history.


Dredging gearing up on the Hudson (2008-07-24)
Dredging operation in the Hudson River will gear up.


Sex Offender Residency Law Passed (2008-07-24)
Sex offender ordinance passed, challenges expected.


Copyright Forum 7/23/08 (2008-07-23)
Our favorite copyright experts return for an hour of questions and answers. Alan Chartock hosts.


Click-It-Or-Ticket program is paying off (2008-07-23)
The state of Vermont's Click-It-Or-Ticket seat belt campaign is paying dividends for transportation and public safety programs.


State Financing Supports Three Springfield Projects (2008-07-23)
Funding through MassDevelopment totals $11 million


Vincent Bugliosi (aired 7/23/08) (2008-07-23)
Joe Donahue speaks with author Vincent Bugliosi about his new book "The Prosecution of George W Bush for Murder."


New leader at Berkshire Country Day School (2008-07-23)
The lenox-based private school is once again focusing on preschool through ninth grade students.


Predicted Heavy Rains Lead to Flood Concerns (2008-07-23)
Forecasts of two more days of heavy storms and rainfall lead to flood watches throughout region.


Daniel Silva (aired 7/23/08) (2008-07-23)
Joe Donahue speaks with author Daniel Silva about his new book "Moscow Rules."


Jo Boaler - What's Math Got to Do with It? (aired 7/23/08) (2008-07-23)
David Guistina and Sarah LaDuke speak with Standford University Professor Jo Boaler about her book "What's Math Got to Do with it?"


Congressional Corner with Chris Murphy (1 of 3 aired 7/23/08) (2008-07-23)
Alan Chartock speaks with Connecticut's Chris Murphy about this Congress' addition of LIHEAP, a heating assistance program.


Preparing for the Cost of Heat (2008-07-23)
The weather may be hot, but the talks around New York are about how the state can help people stay warm this winter.


AWACS to base at Griffiss (2008-07-23)
Oneida County has been chosen as the forward training site for the Air Force's Airborne Warning and Control System.


New Conservation Group Seeks Protective Designation for Housatonic (2008-07-23)
There are currently four Areas of Critical Environmental Concern in the Berkshires. And Save the Housatonic, a newly formed coalition of conservation groups, wants to make the upper Housatonic River the fifth.


PCB Findings Underscore Need for Dredging (2008-07-23)
Environmental groups say PCBs found in drinking water confirms the need for dredging the Hudson.


Culinary Corner - Bouillabaisse (aired 7/23/08) (2008-07-23)
Joe Donahue speaks with Chef Jason Baker at JT Bakers in Greenwich, NY about how to make the fish stew, bouillabaisse.


Trustees of Reservations (aired 7/23/08) (2008-07-23)
David Guistina and Sarah LaDuke speak with Trustees of Reservations members Kathy Abbot and Steve McMahon.


Word For The Wise #3553 (2008-07-23)
Word For The Wise #3553--07/23/08: They're watching you/They see your every move


All Aboard! Albany-NYC High-Speed Train Coming? (2008-07-23)
Commuters may be closer than ever to a high-speed train trip from Albany to New York City.


Legislation that would require half of all cars made in America to be flexible fuel introduced (2008-07-23)
New York Congressman Eliot Engel of Rockland and Westchester Tuesday introduced legislation that would require half of all cars made in America to be flexible fuel vehicles, able to run on gasoline or alcohol or a combination of both, by the year 2012 and rising to 80 percent by 2015.


Clinton called on InBev to ensure that the 200 jobs would be retained (2008-07-23)
New York Senator Hillary Clinton Tuesday called on InBev, the Belgian brewing giant who recently announced that they will be purchasing Anheuser-Busch, to ensure that the 200 jobs at the Metal Container Corporation at Stewart Airport would be retained.


Southwestern Vermont Medical Center is recruiting new physicians (2008-07-23)
The Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vermont is erasing a shortage of physicians in the community.


Paterson takes aim at violent video games (2008-07-23)
A bill under consideration by New York Governor David Paterson takes aim at violent video games.


MA sales tax holiday for one weekend in august (2008-07-23)
It appears shoppers in Massachusetts will get a sales tax holiday for one weekend in august.


problems at Oniontown were the subject of an executive session (2008-07-23)
YouTube and the problems at Oniontown were the subject of an executive session in the Dutchess County town of Dover.


New York interested in creating more mass transit opportunities (2008-07-23)
One example of New York's interest in creating more mass transit opportunities is hitting the highways this fall.


Invasive algae spreading in Delaware River (2008-07-23)
An invasive algae called didymo (did-dee-mo) appears to be spreading in the Delaware River.


Bruno hired as Chief Executive of CMA Consulting Services (2008-07-23)
Former New York State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno has been hired as Chief Executive of CMA Consulting Services, which provides computer programming and information technology to the state and other clients.


A portion of a Winooski River bridge was sitting on the bottom of the river Tuesday (2008-07-23)
A portion of a Winooski River bridge that is in the process of being replaced was sitting on the bottom of the river Tuesday after it slipped off a construction barge.


Paterson is hoping to stop proposed transit fare hike (2008-07-23)
New York Governor David Paterson is hoping a state agency will hit the brakes on a proposed transit fare hike.


Baystate Medical Center opened simulation center to train doctors and nurses (2008-07-23)
Baystate Medical Center in Springfield Massachusetts has opened an expanded and renovated simulation center to train doctors and nurses.


Hinchey and Clinton called on NY EPA to develop hydro power (2008-07-23)
Both New York Congressman Maurice Hinchey of Hurley and US Senator Hillary Clinton have called on the City of New York Department of Environmental Protection to move forward on a proposal for the Delaware County Electric Cooperative to develop hydro power facilities at four New York City reservoirs in the Catskills.


Drug addicts in treatment won't be allowed to use tobacco in NY (2008-07-23)
Drug addicts, gamblers and alcoholics trying to kick their habits in treatment facilities won't be allowed to use tobacco under a new regulation that goes into effect across New York state this week.


James Levine's cyst was malignant (2008-07-23)
Doctors say the cyst removed from Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor James Levine's kidney was malignant, but the cancer was caught early and no further treatment is needed.


NYS AG is reaching out to citizens in Albany (2008-07-23)
The New York Attorney General is reaching out to citizens in Albany.


Columbia County's first workforce housing project was dedicated Tuesday (2008-07-23)
Columbia County's first workforce housing project was officially dedicated Tuesday with New York Governor David Paterson calling it a premier example for what affordable housing should be in the Hudson Valley.


Congressman Welch Faces challenge in re-election bid (2008-07-23)
Vermont's only U.S. congressman - Democrat Peter Welch - is facing a primary challenge in his first re-election bid.


Police searching for two dozen missing convicted sex offenders (2008-07-23)
Police are searching for about two dozen convicted sex offenders who couldn't be found during a recent sweep of Vermont's Chittenden County.


Historic upstate NY track opens for 140th season (2008-07-23)
The clubhouse has been spruced up, the food choices have been expanded and the horses are ready to run as Saratoga Race Course opens its 140th season today.


Winooski residents are asking the City Council to oust the City Manager (2008-07-23)
More than 250 Winooski, Vermont residents are asking the City Council to oust City Manager Josh Handverger. A petition was presented to the council on Monday.


Elton John has finally performed in all 50 states (2008-07-23)
British musician Elton John has finally performed in all 50 states.


UVM study wetlands reduce hurricane damage (2008-07-23)
A new study - conducted in part by the University of Vermont - finds that coastal wetlands dramatically reduce the damage from hurricanes and provide an estimated $23 billion in protection each year to the United States.


Schumer Calls for Tighter Meth Net (2008-07-23)
More cooperation from Canada and easier tracking of meth ingredient purchases called for.


Progressive Candidate to Run for Governor as an Independent (2008-07-22)
Progressive candidate places name on ballot for Governor as independent.


Possible increase of jellyfish in NY waters (2008-07-22)
Marine biologists say there may be more jellyfish than usual in New York waters this year.


Book Picks (aired 7/22/08) (2008-07-22)
Joe Donahue and Sarah LaDuke speak with Linda Ellingsworth of Northshire Books in Manchester, Vermont.


Congressional Corner with Joe Courtney (aired 7/22/08) (2008-07-22)
Alan Chartock speaks with Congressman Joe Courtney about the upcoming presidential election.


Connecticut Congressman Says "Change" Is the Winning Message for Voters (2008-07-22)
Barack Obama's message of change is going to be the message that wins with voters in November.


Springfield Hospital Unveils New Training Facilty (2008-07-22)
Baystate Medical Center's simulation center is said to one of the most advanced.


NY Property Tax Cap Debate 7/22/08 (2008-07-22)
Alan Chartock moderates a discussion about the controversial notion of a property tax cap in New York State.


Pat Bradley's feature on Crab Island (aired 7/22/08) (2008-07-22)
Pat Bradley goes to Crab Island, a forgotten burial site of hundred of veterans of the war of 1812.


Jesse Feiler (aired 7/22/08) (2008-07-22)
David Guistina and Sarah LaDuke speak with WAMC's resident tech expert Jesse Feiler about the new iPhone.


Janis Ian- Society's Child (aired 7/22/08) (2008-07-22)
Joe Donahue and Sarah LaDuke speak with musician Janis Ian about her new book "Society's Child."


Green Cars and Green Engineers (2008-07-22)
The growth of the green industry may help pull more girls into science.


Word For The Wise #3552 (2008-07-22)
Word For The Wise #3552--07/22/08: Aw...he's got your...petals; and look at the stamen on that little guy!


Brewster, NY man claims he was beaten by investigators (2008-07-22)
A 20-year-old Brewster, NY man, who is being held in the Putnam County Jail in Carmel on burglary and other charges, claims he was beaten up by a sheriff's investigator in a file room at the jail.


Hundreds of thousands would be eligible for the low-interest college loans (2008-07-22)
Hundreds of thousands of students would be eligible for the low-interest college loans being proposed by the state Commission on Higher Education.


Schumer scolded federal court judges who recently ruled against an EPA program (2008-07-22)
US Senator Charles Schumer of New York Monday scolded federal court judges who recently ruled against a three-year-old Environmental Protection Agency program which would have required power plants across the nation to abide by stricter emissions, and offered a resolution to address the issue.


NYC kids getting burned by playground equipment (2008-07-22)
Parents in New York City say they're kids are getting burned by hot playground equipment.


The first West Nile virus positive bird found in Dutchess County, NY (2008-07-22)
The first West Nile virus positive bird found in Dutchess County, NY this year has been located in the Town of East Fishkill, county Health Department officials said Monday.


Three Vassar College EMTs leave for Uganda (2008-07-22)
Three Vassar College emergency medical technicians leave from the Poughkeepsie, NY campus for Uganda next weekend with the goal of founding an Emergency Medical Services Program.


Barry Day - The Letters of Noel Coward (aired 7/22/08) (2008-07-22)
Joe Donahue speaks with author Barry Day, editor of the book "The Letters of Noel Coward."


Waterbury, VT likely to get permit to discharge effluent (2008-07-22)
The town of Waterbury, Vermont is likely to get a permit to discharge effluent that has not been fully treated from its wastewater treatment plant.


Homeless veterans will get some help thanks to grant (2008-07-22)
Homeless veterans will be getting some help finding a place to live in Vermont, thanks to a grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Funding to find out why honeybees are dying (2008-07-22)
The federal government is funding efforts to find out why honeybees are dying.


Gasoline prices have dropped in MA (2008-07-22)
Gasoline prices have dropped in Massachusetts for a second straight week.


Agency has awarded funding to three development projects in Springfield (2008-07-22)
A state agency has awarded funding to three development projects in Springfield Massachusetts.


New York Tax Department asking you to explain why you're getting a refund (2008-07-22)
If you got a letter from the New York Tax Department asking you to explain why you're getting a refund, you're not alone.


Paterson held a meeting with his cabinet on NY's Financial outlook (2008-07-22)
Governor David Paterson held a meeting with his cabinet to discuss the bleak outlook for New York's financial future.


Media company Comcast could face legal action (2008-07-22)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is warning media company Comcast that it could face legal action if it doesn't agree to eliminate access to child porn through its Internet service.


Fine for denying insurance coverage for infertility treatments (2008-07-22)
New York state regulators say HealthNow New York will pay a $1 million fine for denying insurance coverage for infertility treatments to thousands of women.


Lieberman plans to give speech at conference hosted by Hagee (2008-07-22)
Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman plans to give a speech at a conference hosted by the controversial pastor John Hagee.


Berkshire County has plan to end homelessness (2008-07-22)
Three-hundred and fifty communities nationwide are working to address the issue of homelessness. And Berkshire County has released its plan for ending homelessness and housing instability there in the next decade.


South Burlington is considering land for interchange (2008-07-22)
The city of South Burlington, Vermont is considering buying a five-acre parcel of land that could become part of a new interchange on Interstate 89.


Schenectady officials say they'll pay for illegal guns (2008-07-22)
Schenectady officials want to take illegal guns off the street and they're willing to pay for them.


Anthony Pollina will run as an Independent (2008-07-22)
Vermont gubernatorial candidate Anthony Pollina has decided to run as an Independent, rather than a Progressive, in the fall election.


Abandoned Island's History Includes Designation as National Cemetery (2008-07-22)
Overgrowth and poison ivy hides veterans' burial sites on Lake Champlain island designated as National Cemetery.


The Best of Our Knowledge # 931 (2008-07-21)
Air Date: 7/21/08 - Are AP classes beneficial? A chemistry professor studies the building blocks of life. And the effect of impact cratering on our origins of life.


Man, 32, dies during New York City triathlon swim (2008-07-21)
A 32-year-old man has died during the New York City triathlon. It's the first death in the event's eight-year history.


Medical Monday 7/21/08 (2008-07-21)
Foot care is the topic. Dr. Doug Tumen and Alan Chartock go to "toe to toe" in an hour long conversation that you're sure to get a kick out of.


Plan to end homelessness released in Berkshires (2008-07-21)
The release of the plan Monday follows a years worth of brainstorming and meetings with more than 100 state and local stakeholders.


Altar Boyz (2008-07-21)
Joe and Sarah host as ATF's cast of Altar Boyz preview their show. For tickets and information visit atfestival.org.


Mark Volpe (aired 7/18/08) (2008-07-21)
Alan Chartock, Joe Donahue and Sarah LaDuke speak with Managing Director of the Boston Symphony Mark Volpe.


Ellen Highstein (aired 7/18/08) (2008-07-21)
Alan Chartock, Joe Donahue and Sarah LaDuke speak with Director of the Tanglewood Music Center Ellen Highstein.


Clarence Fanto (aired 7/18/08) (2008-07-21)
Alan Chartock, Joe Donahue and Sarah LaDuke speak with writer for the Berkshire Eagle, Clarence Fanto.


Dr. Kenneth Miller (aired 7/21/08) (2008-07-21)
David Guistina and Sarah LaDuke speak with Brown University Biology professor, Dr. Kenneth Miller about his book "Only a Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America's Soul."


In Our Backyard #164 (2008-07-21)
It is County Fair time and Ward is just back from the Saratoga County Fair and you can't kick the smile off of his face - not that Joe has tried...


Shi-Yeon Sung and Tony Fogg (aired 7/18/08) (2008-07-21)
Alan Chartock, Joe Donahue and Sarah LaDuke speak with Assistant Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra,Shi-Yeon Sung as well as Artistic Administrator Tony Fogg.


Rare Plant Blooms With Foul Smell At Smith College (2008-07-21)
The "corpse flower" is expected to draw large crowds to campus greenhouse


Sullivan County Sheriff issued an alert to all seniors (2008-07-21)
Sullivan County, NY Sheriff Michael Schiff Sunday issued an alert directed to all senior citizens who live in the county.


Activist group ``ordains'' women Catholic priests (2008-07-21)
An activist group pressing the Roman Catholic church to drop its long-standing ban on women from the priesthood says it has ordained three women as priests and a fourth as a deacon.


Congressional Corner with Joe Courtney (aired 7/21/08) (2008-07-21)
Alan Chartock speaks with Joe Courtney about plans for renewable energy in the United States.


Gillibrand: Announcements about Vets and Museums (2008-07-21)
Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand has announced two pieces of legislation that will help the Capital region.


Farewell to Artie Traum (2008-07-21)
Musicians and friends pay tribute to Artie Traum.


The Book Show #1044 (2008-07-21)
Host Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina talks with author Joan Silber about her novel, "The Size of the World." Air Date: 7/22/08


Word For The Wise #3551 (2008-07-21)
Word For The Wise #3551--07/21/08: The medium is the message is the misspelling


Monticello, NY's business corridor rebuild should begin this fall (2008-07-21)
The $8 million project to rebuild Monticello, NY's business corridor should begin this fall.


Body found in the Esopus Creek (2008-07-21)
The body of a 44-year-old Saugerties, NY man was pulled from the Esopus Creek Sunday.


Guardian Angels began their recruiting efforts in Newburgh (2008-07-21)
The Guardian Angels have officially landed in the city, beginning Saturday along the street corners of Broadway and out into the side streets of Newburgh, New York's main corridor in an attempt to gather volunteers for a new chapter here.


Stewart Airport expected to do well in the future (2008-07-21)
Stewart Airport may be feeling the dramatic effects of the economy that are plaguing the entire airline industry, but the state's transportation commissioner sees them as short term and expects the Newburgh, NY airport to do well in the future.


William Stolzenberg- Where the Wild Things Were (aired 7/21/08) (2008-07-21)
Katie Britton speaks with author William Stolzenberg about his new book, "Where the Wild Things Were."


Day by Day (2008-07-21)
A Pittsfield resident who has lived with HIV for 23 years says she draws on support from family and organizations such as the Berkshire County AIDS coaltion and others.


Donna Foote- Relentless Pursuit (aired 7/21/08) (2008-07-21)
Joe Donahue speaks with author Donna Foote about her new book "Relentless Pursuit."


Peggy Daniels - Tanglewood: A Group Memoir (aired 7/18/08) (2008-07-21)
Sarah LaDuke, Joe Donahue and Alan Chartock speak with author Peggy Daniels about her latest book, "Tanglewood: A Group Memoir."


Midori (aired 7/18/08) (2008-07-21)
Sarah LaDuke, Joe Donahue and Alan Chartock speak with world-famous violinist Midori.


Artie Traum Tribute Performance Place (2008-07-21)
All of us at WAMC are saddened by the death of our friend Artie Traum. He recently came to The Linda for a special performance. We share that performance, here.


New Air Pollution Report Highlights Urgent Issue (2008-07-21)
A new study shows the air pollution issue is demanding attention.


The Legislative Gazette #829 (2008-07-21)
(Airs: 7/18/08 and 7/19/08) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics.


Maestro Leonard Slatkin (aired 7/18/08) (2008-07-21)
Alan Chartock, Joe Donahue and Sarah LaDuke speak with Maestro Leonard Slatkin.


Garrick Ohlsson (aired 7/18/08) (2008-07-21)
Sarah LaDuke, Alan Chartock and Joe Donahue speak with pianist Garrick Ohlsson of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.


Mezzo Soprano, Kate Lindsey (aired 7/18/08) (2008-07-21)
Joe Donahue, Alan Chartock and Sarah LaDuke speak with Mezzo Soprano, Kate Lindsey.


Isaiah Sheffer (aired 7/18/08) (2008-07-21)
Sarah LaDuke, Joe Donahue and Alan Chartock speak with Director of "Selected Shorts", Isaiah Sheffer.


Dr. Michael Behe (aired 7/21/08) (2008-07-21)
Roundtable Producer Andy Clegg speaks with professor of Biochemistry at Lehigh University Dr. Michael Behe about his new theory of "irreducible complexity."


The Media Project #894 (2008-07-21)
(AIRS 7/20/08 & 7/21/08) WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and Kingston Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss issues confronting the media.


Connecticut boy dies after falling from fishing boat on Lake (2008-07-21)
Police in Ticonderoga are investigating a boating accident that killed a 15-year-old Connecticut boy on Lake Champlain over the weekend.


Officials Announce Unemployment Insurance Fraud Arrests (2008-07-21)
The New York State Labor Department continues its crackdown on Unemployment Insurance fraud upstate.


The Capitol Connection #829 (2008-07-19)
Host Alan Chartock is joined by Jay Gallagher, Albany Bureau Chief with Gannett News Service. Air Date: 7/18/08


Civilian Review Of Springfield Cops Slow To Start (2008-07-18)
Mayor defends board's work and says it will have higher public profile.


Push to get IBM Semiconductor Facility built in Marcy (2008-07-18)
This week Governor David Paterson announced a $1-point-5 Billion dollar investment by IBM in New York State, accelerating the states' international leadership in nanotechnology research and development and creating up to one-thousand new high tech jobs upstate... there was one detail left up in the air: the location of IBM's semiconductor facility...


Shakespeare &Co. wants patrons to green-up, and save (2008-07-18)
The compnay developed a green plan of action for the organization and its patrons.


Sadie the Pirate 7-18-08 (2008-07-18)
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Groups Criticize Vermont Yankee Oversight (2008-07-18)
Anti-nuclear groups say Vermont regulators weak on oversight of nuclear power plant.


Patrick defended his budget vetoes (2008-07-18)
Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick defended his budget vetoes during a visit to western Massachusetts.


Job growth in the Hudson Valley has weakened (2008-07-18)
Job growth in the Hudson Valley has weakened considerably since last summer and that could mean we are entering a recession, the New York State Labor Department said Thursday as it released its June statistics.


alternative ways to stay warm this winter may be dangerous (2008-07-18)
With the cost of home heating on the rise, fire officials in the Berkshires are troubled people might turn to alternative, and dangerous, ways to stay warm this winter.


Judge says Assembly Speaker Silver doesn't have to pay (2008-07-18)
A judge says Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver doesn't have to pay for a settlement New York state reached with a woman who accused a former Silver staffer of sexual misconduct.


French official toured an archeology excavation in NY (2008-07-18)
A French government official toured an archeology excavation at an upstate New York historic site where his country garrisoned a key military outpost 250 years ago.


DiNapoli Releases State Revenue Collections Report and June Cash Report (2008-07-18)
While overall revenue was higher than expected in the first quarter of the state's fiscal year due to an influx of federal funds, total tax collections were $195 million below projections. Anticipated business tax collections fell below estimates by $453 million in the General Fund, according to a report released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.


Taylor Mali (aired 7/17/08) (2008-07-17)
Taylor Mali - spoken word artist, slam poet, former teacher - will be at The Triplex in Great Barrington this weekend. Prior to that stop, he dropped by Studio A to speak with Joe and Sarah.


Steve Powers - How to Watch TV News (aired 7/17/08) (2008-07-17)
Steve Powers joins Joe and Sarah to talk to them about the book he co-authored, "How to Watch TV News."


Congressional Corner with Joe Courtney (aired 7/17/08) (2008-07-17)
Alan and CT's Joe Courtney speak about the newly passed Farm Bill.


James Naughton (aired 7/17/08) (2008-07-17)
Actor James Naughton will appear at The Mahaiwe this Saturday for a taping of PRI's Selected Shorts. Joe Donahue spoke with him about why he enjoys doing the show.


Rita Moreno (aired 7/17/08) (2008-07-17)
Oscar winning actress and dancer Rita Moreno will be at SPAC in Saratoga this weekend for their NYCB Gala. Joe spoke with her about her amazing life.


Rita Moreno (aired 7/17/08) (2008-07-17)
Oscar winning actress and dancer Rita Moreno will be at SPAC in Saratoga this weekend for their NYCB Gala. Joe spoke with her about her amazing life.


Economic Security Discussion Focuses on Heating and Energy Costs (2008-07-17)
Community officials point to heating and fuel costs as primary economic factors affecting low income North Country residents.


Patrick Defends Budget Vetoes (2008-07-17)
Governor says cuts were fairly distributed by region and program


51% Show # 992 (2008-07-17)
Air Date: 7/17/08 - The Lolita Effect with author, Dr. M. Gigi Durham. Plus a program that teachers girls to be critical thinkers.


Word For The Wise #3549 (2008-07-17)
Word For The Wise #3549--07/17/08: Black and cold and tough--iron(y)


High cost of home heating fuel fueling safety concerns (2008-07-17)
Some fire officials are worried that people who can't afford to heat their homes by standard means will turn to alternative methods, such as turning up a stove or buying additional space heaters, which can be dangerous.


More Financial Troubles For Colonie (2008-07-17)
Whistleblower alleges waste hauler defrauded the town out of at least $15 Million.


Race On For Bruno's Senate Seat (2008-07-17)
The race to replace retiring state Senator Joe Bruno in the 43rd Senate District is on...


Long Haul 7-17-08 (2008-07-17)
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Year to Year: Higher ed funding up in Mass. (2008-07-17)
Under the budget approved by the governor on Sunday, Berkshire Community College is down $173,000 and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will lose $93,000 when compared to the legislature's budget.


Berlin Central High School: May 28, 2008 (2008-07-17)
What steps can graduating high school seniors take to prepare for a world of economic uncertainty?


COL Brian Balfe on Midday Magazine (2008-07-17)
Midday host Brian Shields speaks with COL Brian Balfe, the Commander of the Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix VII, and 27th Brigade Combat Team.


Orange County, NY will make $3 million to $5 million for boarding federal detainees (2008-07-17)
Orange County, NY government stands to make between $3 million and $5 million a year by boarding federal detainees at the Orange County Jail.


Young skier should receive $137,500 for injuries (2008-07-17)
The Windham County Superior Court says a young skier should receive $137,500 from the Stratton Mountain Ski Resort after he injured his mouth and jaw when he skied into a rope that was used to close a trail.


Blumenthal is asking regulators to cut gas rates (2008-07-17)
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says Connecticut Natural Gas' profits are excessive and he's asking regulators to immediately cut the rates the company charges its customers.


Inspection points on Lake Champlain have been consolidated (2008-07-17)
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has consolidated boat inspection points on Lake Champlain to one location.


Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant has finished repairs (2008-07-17)
Technicians at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant have finished repairs on one of two sets of 11 cooling towers and have boosted the plant's power level to 34 percent of its normal 650-megawatt output.


New York has been awarded a technical assistance grant (2008-07-17)
Governor Paterson has received notice from the National Governor's Association that New York has been awarded a technical assistance grant to participate in a Policy Academy formed to address issues related to community needs and the aging population.


Electric bills in some NYC suburbs are about to go up (2008-07-17)
Electric bills in some of New York City's northwest suburbs are about to go up.


EPA is accusing developer of violating lead paint reporting rules (2008-07-17)
The federal Environmental Protection Agency is accusing a housing developer of violating lead paint reporting rules at hundreds of properties in Massachusetts and Connecticut.


US Senator Charles Schumer says the nation is in a recession (2008-07-17)
Some people have been leery about saying it, but US Senator Charles Schumer Wednesday said make no mistake about it, the nation is in a recession.


Washington Electric Cooperative is hoping to expand its generating plant (2008-07-17)
The Washington Electric Cooperative is hoping to expand its generating plant that runs on methane from a landfill in Coventry, Vermont.


House members in VT want a major increase in federal home heating aid (2008-07-17)
House members from the Northeast worried about rising energy prices want a major increase in federal home heating aid this winter.


Council of Industry signed safety agreement (2008-07-17)
The Council of Industry of Southeastern New York Wednesday signed an agreement with Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials creating an alliance to foster stronger safety efforts in workplaces around the Hudson Valley region of New York.


Some restaurants don't know what they're going to do with food scraps (2008-07-17)
Some restaurants in the Montpelier, Vermont area say they don't know what they're going to do with food scraps if the Vermont Compost Company closes as it has been ordered to do.


Former stepfather of Vermont girl indicted (2008-07-17)
The former stepfather of a 12-year-old Vermont girl found dead earlier this month was indicted Wednesday on child pornography charges.


Bruno could take job with company helped by state (2008-07-17)
When former Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno retires this week from the seat he's held since 1976, he could land a job with a friend whose business grew fast in recent years with the help of millions of dollars in state contracts.


Michael Sullivan will not seek re-election (2008-07-17)
The popular mayor of Holyoke Massachusetts, Michael Sullivan, has made a surprise announcement.he is not going to seek re-election.


Supreme Court asked to overrule release decision (2008-07-17)
The Bennington County State's Attorney is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule a Vermont Supreme Court decision that released a man convicted of domestic assault because the case took too long.


Farm Aid benefit concert will be held in New England (2008-07-17)
For the first time since it started 23 years ago, the Farm Aid benefit concert will be held in New England and it will put a spotlight on the region's family farms.


CT banking commissioner says banks are in very good shape (2008-07-17)
Connecticut's banking commissioner says the state-chartered banks in the state are in very good shape.


CT will get $2 million as part of Bristol-Myers Squibb settlement (2008-07-17)
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says Connecticut will be receiving almost $2 million as part of a national settlement with drug maker Bristol-Myers Squibb.


300 out-of-state businesses have been fined for not registering (2008-07-17)
Connecticut officials say more than 300 out-of-state businesses have been fined for operating in Connecticut without registering properly.


Norman Rockwell Museum awarded $225,000 grant (2008-07-17)
National Endowment from the Humanities awarded a $225,000 grant to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge.


Border Protection Consolidates Boater Customs Inspections on Lake Champlain (2008-07-16)
Boaters entering US now have one border reporting station on Lake Champlain.


Out-of-state same sex couples can Marry in MA (2008-07-16)
The Massachusetts senate has repealed a law that barred out-of-state same sex couples from marrying in Massachusetts.


Local Farmers See Boost From Farm Aid Benefit (2008-07-16)
Nonprofit promoter of Western Mass agriculture will have part in show


Offshore Oil Another Red Herring? (2008-07-16)
An in-depth discussion with Congressman Maurice Hinchey about offshore drilling, the US economy and what he thinks could be the fix.


Steve and Dede- Upstate Films (aired 7/16/08) (2008-07-16)
Joe Donahue and David Guistina speak with Steve and Dede Leiber from Upstate Films.


Rockwell Museum gets NEH support (2008-07-16)
NEH Chairman Bruce Cole detailed a grant award and the museum's part in a new educational initiative Wednesday morning.


NY Participating in NGA Academy (2008-07-16)
New York is among 6 states selected to participate in a National Governors Association's Policy Academy that will address issues related to engaging the elderly in volunteering and employment opportunities in the future.


AG Investigates Western NY Wind Farm Projects (2008-07-16)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has opened a probe of two wind power companies developing windmill projects in western New York.


Survey Finds Mass. Young Adults Optimistic (2008-07-16)
MassInc's report cites higher confidence in private than public sector


Congressional Corner with Kirsten Gillibrand (aired 7/16/08) (2008-07-16)
Alan Chartock speaks with Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand about upcoming possible fixes to tax law.


Cullinary Corner- Chicken Pineapple Skewers (aired 7/16/08) (2008-07-16)
Alan Chartock speaks with Chef William Merelle of the Rouge Restaurant in Stockbridge, MA.


Children's Garden Party- Berkshire Botanical Garden (aired 7/16/08) (2008-07-16)
Joe Donahue and David Guistina speaks with John and David Grover about the Big Bear Band's upcoming performance at the Berkshire Botanical Garden.


The Book Show #1043 (2008-07-16)
Host Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina is joined by author Roxana Robinson to talk about her new novel, "Cost." Air Date: 7/15/08


The Stickleback 7-16-08 (2008-07-16)
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Word For The Wise #3548 (2008-07-16)
Word For The Wise #3548--07/16/08: Ida B. Wells--you sit wherever you want


Jane Curtin (aired 7/16/08) (2008-07-16)
Joe Donahue speaks with actress Jane Curtin about her involvement in "Selected Shorts."


Paterson says IBM is investing $1.5 billion in nanotechnology (2008-07-16)
New York Governor David Paterson says IBM is investing $1.5 billion to promote nanotechnology research and to create and keep jobs in the state.


Latest high school performance tests show improvements (2008-07-16)
Connecticut officials say the latest performance tests for Connecticut's high school sophomores show improvements in math, writing and science over last year's results.


NY and IBM are teaming up to create jobs (2008-07-16)
NY and IBM are teaming up to create jobs and grow the company's nanotech research.


Local communities are trying to predict impact of gas drilling (2008-07-16)
As gas drilling companies buy up mineral rights around NY, local communities are trying to predict the industry's impact.


A beagle returns home after five years (2008-07-16)
Rocco the beagle strayed out of his New York City yard five years ago. Five years and 850 miles later, he's home again.


The Committee for Families of Iraqi and Afghanistan War Veterans presented checks (2008-07-16)
The Committee for Families of Iraqi and Afghanistan War Veterans Tuesday presented family members of Marine Sgt. Eddie Ryan and of the late Marine Sgt. Carmelo Rodriguez with $2,000 checks to help defray family expenses.


New York state lawmakers have a chance to help people find affordable housing (2008-07-16)
In an economy where every market seems to be taking a hit these days, housing is no exception. But, New York state lawmakers do have a chance to help people find affordable housing, and it could come in the form of an insurance provision of a current construction law.


Bruno says he'll resign this week (2008-07-16)
New York's former Senate majority leader Joe Bruno says he'll resign from his state Senate seat this week.


Fresh round of problems with cooling towers at VT Yankee (2008-07-16)
A top official from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the agency wants to thoroughly investigate a fresh round of problems with cooling towers at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant.


Prosecutors rested their case against Christopher Williams (2008-07-16)
Prosecutors have rested their case against Christopher Williams, the man charged with killing two people and wounding two others in a series of shootings in Essex, Vermont in August 2006.


VT sold frozen Holstein embryos to Argentina (2008-07-16)
Vermont dairy farmers have a new market for their cows. The state recently sold 50 frozen Holstein embryos to Argentina.


State funding for Homeowners vulnerable to flooding (2008-07-16)
Homeowners whose residences are in areas that are vulnerable to flooding may be eligible for state funding to move.


President declares Vt. flood disaster (2008-07-16)
President Bush has declared Addison and Franklin counties disaster areas, making them eligible for federal assistance in repairing damage from last month's flooding.


Wanted Serb student signs overseas basketball contract (2008-07-16)
A Serb student wanted in New York on assault charges today signed a contract with a basketball club in Serbia.


Forty-nine people have been arrested and charged with stealing (2008-07-16)
Forty-nine people have been arrested and charged with stealing $194,000 in unemployment insurance benefits from New York state.


Head of CT probate court has resigned (2008-07-16)
The head of Connecticut's probate court system who had been trying to institute reforms for years has resigned.


Ben & Jerry's have whipped up a treat for Elton John (2008-07-16)
Elton John is coming to Vermont and Ben & Jerry's have whipped up a treat for the rocker - who will play at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction next Monday.


Second rock spoiling the fun at popular Watertown kayak spot (2008-07-16)
A kayaking hot spot on the Black River in Watertown hasn't been so hot this year as officials grapple with rocks that are spoiling the fun.


Dog track owners have challenged highest court in MA (2008-07-16)
The highest court in Massachusetts has rejected a challenge By dog track owners who wanted to eliminate a November ballot question that asks voters whether to ban dog racing in Massachusetts.


MA will get $9 million from Bristol-Myers Squibb settlement (2008-07-16)
The Massachusetts medicaid program will receive more than $9 million as part of a settlement with Bristol-Myers Squibb.


Young adults in the state are optimistic about their future (2008-07-16)
A Massachusetts based think tank reports a poll it conducted finds young adults in the state are optimistic about their future.


Cathy Alter- Up For Renewal (aired 7/16/08) (2008-07-16)
Joe Donahue and David Guistina speak with author Cathy Alter about her new book "Up For Renewal."


IBM invests in NY (2008-07-15)
Governor David Paterson joined with other officials at Albany NanoTech in announcing a major investment in the upstate economy.


Integrated algebra test administered in June was challenging (2008-07-15)
New York's new integrated algebra test administered in June was so hard that a student could get a ``raw score'' of just 30 percent correct answers and still pass.


Kenny Mayne (aired 7/15/08) (2008-07-15)
Joe Donahue and Sarah LaDuke speak with "SportsCenter" host Kenny Mayne about his first book "An Incomplete and Inaccurate History of Sport."


Bennington Museum (aired 7/15/08) (2008-07-15)
Joe Donahue and Sarah LaDuke speak with Jamie Franklin, Curator of the Bennington Museum.


Court Strikes Down Regulation That Reduced Pollutants Impacting Acid Rain Depositions (2008-07-15)
Adirondack groups concerned over court ruling vacating Clean Air Interstate Rule.


Tour De Habitat (aired 7/14/08) (2008-07-15)
Joe Donahue and David Guistina speak with Brew Master of the Albany Pump Station, George DiPiro about the benefit race "Tour De Habitat."


Governor vetoes millions of dollars in earmarks (2008-07-15)
All of the earmarks for cultural venues in the Berkshires made it through the $122.5 million he vetoed from the fiscal 2009 budget on Sunday. However, not all the earmarks were funded at the amount requested by the legislature.


Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (aired 7/15/08) (2008-07-15)
Joe Donahue and Sarah LaDuke speak with Terrance O'Brien, artistic director of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare company.


Book Picks (aired 7/15/08) (2008-07-15)
Joe Donahue and Sarah LaDuke speak with Joan Grenier and Emily Russo of the Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley Massachusetts.


Senate repeals 1913 law (2008-07-15)
On Tuesday, the Massachusetts senate repealed the law that then Governor Mitt Romney brought to the fore after gay marriage was legalized in the Bay State.


Alison Bass (aired 7/14/08) (2008-07-15)
Joe Donahue and David Guistina speak with Boston Globe reporter Alison Bass about her new book "Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower and a Best-Selling Antidepressant on Trial."


Congressional Corner with Kirsten Gillibrand (aired 7/14/08) (2008-07-15)
Alan Chartock speaks Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand about veteran's benefits.


Economy Hits Some Student Loans (2008-07-15)
Community college students are being shut out of student loans and one community college in NY is in budget limbo because of a proposed tuition hike.


Hispanic Festival Set For Holyoke (2008-07-15)
Annual event draws thousands for music, culture and parade.


RGGI moves forward (2008-07-15)
Ten northeast and mid atlantic states, including Massachusetts, New York, and Vermont, will require power plants to buy credits at a regional auction for the carbon dioxide they release.


Congressional Corner with Kirsten Gillibrand (aired 7/15/08) (2008-07-15)
Alan Chartock speaks with Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand about renewable energy.


Word For The Wise #3547 (2008-07-15)
Word For The Wise #3547--07/15/08: Sooner or later, it's all doo-doo


David Kaufman - Doris Day (aired 7/14/08) (2008-07-15)
Katie Britton speaks with author David Kaufman, author of "Doris Day: The Untold Story of the Girl Next Door."


Legislative Leaders Question Vermont Sex Offender Statutes (2008-07-15)
Vermont Senate Judiciary Committee to review state statutes before any special session of Legislature called.


Patrick has vetoed tens of millions of dollars in state budget (2008-07-15)
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has vetoed tens of millions of dollars in state budget earmarks for local programs and organizations.


Gas prices in Massachusetts have dropped (2008-07-15)
Gas prices in Massachusetts have dropped for the first time in nearly four months.


Lawmakers are pushing a bill to Strengthen safety net for children (2008-07-15)
Top Massachusetts state lawmakers are pushing a bill to Strengthen the state's safety net for children with mental illness.


Hybrid Thrush found on Stratton Mountain (2008-07-15)
A group of Vermont scientists who specialize in a bird called the Bicknell's Thrush say they've found what appears to be a hybrid on Stratton Mountain.


$10k fines for heavy trucks at NY bridges, tunnels (2008-07-15)
Truck drivers carrying overweight loads are risking heavy fines if they try to cross New York City's bridges and tunnels.


VT plans to clean up more than a dozen streams (2008-07-15)
The state of Vermont's plans to clean up more than a dozen streams fouled by stormwater runoff are taking longer than some expected, and critics warn that costs will rise the longer it takes to address them.


Hall has co-sponsored cardholders' bill of rights legislation (2008-07-15)
New York Congressman John Hall is one of 155 members of the House to have signed on as co-sponsors to credit cardholders' bill of rights legislation.


Hudson Fjord 7-15-08 (2008-07-15)
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Straniere endorsed for Fossella seat in New York (2008-07-15)
Staten Island Republicans have endorsed a former New York state assemblyman for Vito Fossella's seat.


Dubie says VT must crack down on sex offenders (2008-07-15)
Vermont Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie says the state must crack down on sex offenders


Essex School shootings trial (2008-07-15)
There were emotional moments in court Monday in Burlington, Vermont, where the man accused in the Essex School shootings in 2006 broke down in tears at his trial.


Heating aid program will start five months early (2008-07-15)
Central Vermont Public Service, which has run an emergency home heating aid program for more than 20 years, is starting the program five months early this year


Dutchess County Legislature rejected the elimination of a $100 tuition increase (2008-07-15)
By a 12-12 vote, the Dutchess County, NY Legislature Monday night rejected a proposed Dutchess Community College budget that would have eliminated a $100 tuition increase for full-time students. One lawmaker was absent.


Hinchey says Bush's move to drill is a political game (2008-07-15)
President Bush's decision Monday to lift the presidential moratorium imposed by his father on oil and gas drilling in environmentally sensitive parts of the Outer Continental Shelf in the Gulf of Mexico is nothing more than political game, New York Congressman Maurice Hinchey charged.


NY's Rangel to move office from low-rent NYC apt (2008-07-15)
A newspaper reports that U.S. Rep. Charles B. Rangel will move his campaign office out of one of four.


Poll: Upstate NY's grumpier over future (2008-07-15)
A new poll shows upstate New Yorkers are more likely to be sour on the Empire State's future and the chances of them being part of it than residents of New York City and its suburbs.


Westchester may be first to outlaw text messaging while driving (2008-07-15)
Westchester County could very well become the first county in New York's Hudson Valley to outlaw text messaging while driving.


Effort to repeal law that has banned out of state gay couples from coming to MA to marry (2008-07-15)
An effort is gaining momentum on Beacon Hill to repeal a 1913 Massachusetts law that has banned most out of state gay couples from coming to Massachusetts to marry.


Dutchess reduced work week to four days (2008-07-15)
The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce in Poughkeepsie, NY continues to have office hours Mondays through Fridays, but it has reduced its employee work week from five to four days.


Kate Jacobs - Comfort Food (aired 7/15/08) (2008-07-15)
Katie Britton speaks with author Kate Jacobs about her new novel "Comfort Food."


Eric Hardiman (aired 7/10/08) (2008-07-14)
Joe Donahue and Sarah LaDuke speak with Eric Hardiman of the "Sonic Arts Collective" about his music and how the idea came about.


Ulster County feeling the effects of recession (2008-07-14)
The Ulster County, NY economy is feeling the effects of what Ulster County Development Corporation President Lance Matteson calls a recession, but he said some sectors are doing well.


The Best of Our Knowledge # 930 (2008-07-14)
Air Date: 7/14/08 - What can successful charter schools teach traditional public schools? Plus, what's new in "green" curriculum?


Ian Berry (aired 7/11/08) (2008-07-14)
Joe Donahue speaks with Ian Berry, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Tang art museum in Saratoga, NY.


Elizabeth Brundage (aired 7/14/08) (2008-07-14)
Joe Donahue and David Guistina speak with author Elizabeth Brundage about her new book, "Somebody Else's Daughter."


Sam Wolfson (aired 7/10/08) (2008-07-14)
Alan Chartock speaks with playwright Sam Wolfson about his latest play "Jewtopia."


Parole Officers Memorial Service (2008-07-14)
A wreath-laying ceremony was held at the Parole Officers Memorial behind the Legislative Office Building in Downtown Albany.


National Museum of Dance (aired 7/11/08) (2008-07-14)
Joe and Sarah are joined by representatives from the National Museum of Dance.


Betsy Block (aired 7/10/08) (2008-07-14)
Joe Donahue and Sarah LaDuke speak with author Betsy Block about her new book "The Dinner Diaries."


In Our Backyard #163 (2008-07-14)
It is the dog days of summer - and we will get a state of the summer (or a Woof Report, if you prefer) from Ward this week. What has been happening in your backyards?


Joyce Carol Oates (aired 7/11/08) (2008-07-14)
Sarah LaDuke and Joe Donahue speak with novelist Joyce Carol Oates about her latest novel, "My Sister, My Love."


Wendy Whelan (aired 7/11/08) (2008-07-14)
Joe Donahue and Sarah LaDuke speak with Wendy Whelan, Principal Dancer of the New York City Ballet.


Marcia White (aired 7/11/08) (2008-07-14)
Joe Donahue and Sarah LaDuke speak with Marcia White, president of SPAC about upcoming events this summer.


Ron McLarty (aired 7/14/08) (2008-07-14)
Joe Donahue and David Guistina speak with actor, playwright and audio book narrator, Ron McLarty about his new book "Art in America."


In Our Backyard #161 (2008-07-14)
Joe Donahue and Ward Stone discuss what is going on with the environment and instruct you to get outside and enjoy nature.


Patrick Budget Vetoes Target Earmarks (2008-07-14)
Many Pioneer Valley programs and organizations affected by cuts


Congressional Corner with Kirsten Gillibrand (aired 7/10/08) (2008-07-14)
Alan Chartock speaks with Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand about the rising cost of energy.


Information clerks cut from Mass Pike kiosks (2008-07-14)
The Berkshire Visitor's Bureau is concerned that cut and others could have a negative impact on tourism.


Mark McEwan (aired 7/10/08) (2008-07-14)
Joe Donahue and Sarah LaDuke speak with TV personality Mark McEwan about his new book "Change in the Weather."


Ravenous Crepes (aired 7/11/08) (2008-07-14)
Lauren and Fran D'Amico bring pomme frites, crepes, and dazzling personalities to The Roundtable. Sarah and Joe have never been happier.


Regulators claim Schumer is to blame for Indymac (2008-07-14)
Senator Charles Schumer is defending himself against claims by regulators that he is partly to blame for the collapse of Indymac Bancorp.


Number of civil unions in Connecticut dropping (2008-07-14)
Figures show that the number of same-sex couples seeking civil unions in Connecticut has been steadily declining.


The Idea 7-14-08 (2008-07-14)
The Clearwater Moment is a daily gathering of knowledge to activate, educate, and inspire. Listen in everyday to learn more about sustainable living, nautical history, environmental trivia, everyday best practices, and how you can protect and improve your planet.


Word For The Wise #3546 (2008-07-14)
Word For The Wise #3546--07/14/08: This birthday is your birthday, Woody


Alan Edstrom (aired 7/11/08) (2008-07-14)
Joe Donahue and Sarah LaDuke speak with Alan Edstrom, Director of Programs and Events at the Saratoga Auto Museum.


Peter Martins (aired 7/11/08) (2008-07-14)
Joe Donahue and Sarah LaDuke speak with Balletmaster-in-Chief of the New York City Ballet Peter Martins.


In Our Backyard #162 (2008-07-14)
Joe Donahue and Ward Stone discuss what is going on with the environment and instruct you to get outside and enjoy nature.


Solar Racing Team has added prototype to lineup (2008-07-14)
The Newburgh Free Academy award winning Solar Racing Team has added a prototype vehicle to its lineup. The high school students from the greater Newburgh, NY area, having built and competitively raced a solar car, have completed development of their first solar boat.


The Legislative Gazette #828 (2008-07-14)
(Airs: 7/11/08 and 7/12/08) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics.


The Media Project #893 (2008-07-14)
(AIRS 7/13/08 & 7/14/08) WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and Kingston Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss issues confronting the media.


Green roof' to be built over Yonkers reservoir (2008-07-14)
An environmentally friendly ``green roof'' would be the world's largest if built over a Yonkers reservoir.


Schumer says AirTran made a mistake (2008-07-14)
AirTran Airways' plan to pull service from Stewart Airport at Newburgh, NY later this year was a mistake, says U.S. Senator Charles Schumer.


$20,000 for review of Health and Family Services operation (2008-07-14)
Sullivan County, NY may spend $20,000 for a full review of the county's Health and Family Services operation.


AMA Apology to Black Physicians: the Schenectady Connection (2008-07-14)
Last week, the American Medical Association publicly apologized for a policy that barred black physicians from membership, creating what some referred to as "medical apartheid" in the United States. That apology resulted from a study whose lead author is based in Schenectady.


The Capitol Connection #828 (2008-07-12)
Host Alan Chartock is joined by Shaun Flynn, Director of Governmental Affairs with the New York State Nurses Association. Air Date: 7/11/08


State Officials Praise Holyoke Geriatric Project (2008-07-11)
Local officials seek funding for new elder care center


Vermont Department of Corrections recommended sex offenders early release (2008-07-11)
Reversing what it said last week, the Vermont Department of Corrections now says it recommended - not opposed - the early release from probation of a convicted sex offender who is now accused of kidnapping 12-year-old Brooke Bennett.


Green Living Expo (2008-07-11)
This Expo is designed to increase awareness and knowledge of variety of topics ranging from integrative healthcare to green and sustainable resources.


Snowmobile Maintenance Funding to Nearly Double (2008-07-11)
NYS Snowmobile Association trail maintenance funding grant to increase substantially.


Medical Associates President: Survey to be taken with 'grain of salt.' (2008-07-11)
The survey, conducted by the Massachusetts Health Quality Partnership in 2006, focused on four areas: how well doctors communicate with patients; coordinate care; know their patients; and give preventive care and advice.


Saving the Pine Bush: Still Much To Be Done (2008-07-11)
Schenectady County Historian Don Rittner is writing a management plan for Woodlawn Preserve as a Pine Bush habitat.


Word For The Wise #3545 (2008-07-11)
Word For The Wise #3545--07/11/08: What is French for "frag"?


Officials Put a Hold on Closing Gaps in New York Canal Trail (2008-07-11)
New York State officials have put off indefinitely plans to close gaps in the 524-mile long Canalway Trail System, a network of paths for hikers, runners and bikers.


Gardening 7/11/08 (2008-07-11)
Fred Breglia, Dorthe Hviid and Greg Ward from Ward's Nursery join host Glenn Busby for a lively discussion about plants and gardening. You'll dig it.


A Senate committee has approved $4 million for Hudson Valley projects (2008-07-11)
A Senate committee has approved $4 million for two projects in New York's Hudson Valley. $2 million of that would be for a study to connect commuter service from Salisbury Mills to Stewart Airport at Newburgh, NY.


Blood shortage in NY (2008-07-11)
The American Red Cross is making an appeal for blood donations.


Maine's wilderness zoning board approved wind power farm (2008-07-11)
Maine's wilderness zoning board has given final approval to what would be New England's largest wind power farm.


Residents of an apartment building after carbon monoxide leak (2008-07-11)
Residents of an apartment building in Poughkeepsie were back in their homes, but without heat and hot water while officials try to find the source of a carbon monoxide leak.


Benefits for gay couples can't be applied retroactively (2008-07-11)
The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that marriage benefits for gay couples can't be applied retroactively to the time before same-sex marriage was legalized in the state.


November election ballot questions has been set (2008-07-11)
The order has been set for the three questions that will be on the November election ballot in Massachusetts.


9/11 family letter protests WTC memorial delays (2008-07-11)
Several Sept. 11 family members are writing to protest a recent report that says the memorial won't be built in time for the terrorist attacks' 10th anniversary.


MassPike trims more jobs (2008-07-11)
The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority has further tightened its belt by trimming 28 jobs in a move expected to save the agency about $1 million.


Group says Cement plant landfill pollutes Hudson River (2008-07-11)
An environmental group says a cement plant landfill near the Catskill Mountains is dumping pollutants as caustic as household bleach into wetlands that feed the Hudson River and the contaminants are endangering the environment and human health.


Very small population growth in CT (2008-07-11)
The Connecticut State Data Center says figures from last year show the population growth in the state is very small.


Edwards is criticizing Connecticut's governor (2008-07-11)
Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is criticizing Connecticut's governor for vetoing an increase in the state's minimum wage.


The number of Lyme cases is up in the Hudson Valley is about to peak (2008-07-11)
The number of Lyme cases is up in the Hudson Valley and health officials say its probably about to peak.


Internet providers have removed newsgroups (2008-07-11)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says two of the nation's largest Internet providers have removed newsgroups that featured child pornography.


NYer charged with dad's death may now visit mom (2008-07-11)
A defense lawyer says the New Yorker charged with leaving his elderly parents in a hot car _ apparently causing his father's death _ is the only one who can properly care for his mother.


Greener living and higher gasoline prices shutters one business (2008-07-11)
Interest in greener living and increased gasoline prices are steering motorists away from purchasing larger trucks and SUVs


51% Show # 991 (2008-07-10)
Air Date: 7/10/08 - Guests include Dr. Clifford Wirth on peak oil. And living off the grid from New Mexico.


NYCLU sues Buffalo insurer over coverage denial (2008-07-10)
The New York Civil Liberties Union is suing a western New York health insurer accused of refusing to cover the same-sex spouse of a policy holder.


Border Interests Pleased With Issuance of Enhanced Drivers' Licenses (2008-07-10)
Northern border communities praise New York's announcement to issue Enhanced Drivers' Licenses.


Crane to sell minority interest to investment firm (2008-07-10)
CEO Charles Kittredge says the majority of the company will remain family-owned.


Word For The Wise #3544 (2008-07-10)
Word For The Wise #3544--07/10/08: More than anything, I remember...cake...


NY State Invests In Albany Crimefighting Crusade (2008-07-10)
More than $1.1 Million Dollars in grants to benefit strategic crimefighting initiatives in Albany.


Consumer Confidence Down Again, County Governments Strapped (2008-07-10)
The economic dominos are continuing to fall consumer confidence is tanking and counties are scrambling to pay the bills.


Remains of MIA Korean War soldier identified (2008-07-10)
Remains of a Binghamton-area soldier who went missing in action during the Korean War have been identified and will be buried Friday at Arlington National Cemetery.


Line for free furniture in Poughkeepsie (2008-07-10)
There was a line down the street for free furniture in Poughkeepsie today.


Hot weather has led to one death (2008-07-10)
The current hot weather has led to one death and the arrest of the victim's son.


The Department of Homeland Security has appropriated $1.3 million for Orange County (2008-07-10)
The Department of Homeland Security has appropriated $1.3 million for Orange County and $600,000 for Rockland County, both in New York's Hudson Valley, to improve communications between first responders.


$100 per year tuition increase for Dutchess Community College (2008-07-10)
A proposed $100 per year tuition increase for full-time students attending Dutchess Community College in New York's Hudson Valley was eliminated Wednesday by the County Legislature's Budget and Finance Committee.


Genealogy 7/10/08 (2008-07-10)
Jean Nudd returns as our listeners bark up their family trees. Katie Britton hosts.


Romney may have to settle for being leader of the MA delegation at Convention (2008-07-10)
Former Gov. Mitt Romney hoped to be at the Republican National Convention as his party's presidential nominee, but he may have to settle for being leader of the Massachusetts delegation instead.


Nearly 1,000 people turned out for Bennett Funeral (2008-07-10)
Nearly 1,000 people turned out Wednesday to say goodbye to a 12-year-old girl who disappeared last month and was later found dead.


The VT Attorney General's office has released its annual drug marketing report (2008-07-10)
The Vermont Attorney General's office has released its annual report assessing how much the drug companies spend in the state to market their product to physicians and medical professionals.


Budget chief warning budget deficit could worsen (2008-07-10)
Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell's budget chief is warning state lawmakers that the projected $150 million state budget deficit could worsen.


Movie premiere in Syracuse (2008-07-10)
The premiere of the ``The Express,'' a movie about the life of former Syracuse University football star Ernie Davis, will be in Syracuse.


MA criminal traffic convictions delayed (2008-07-10)
The state auditor in Massachusetts says delays in processing criminal traffic convictions are keeping unsafe drivers on the road for years.


A privately held family company is selling a minority interest (2008-07-10)
A privately held family company in the Berkshires is selling a minority interest to a New York based investment partnership.


NY stores caught selling old food are fined $85k (2008-07-10)
Fines totaling more than $85,000 have been issued to 33 stores in New York's northern suburbs that kept expired food items on their shelves.


Shooting spree trial got under way Wednesday (2008-07-10)
The trial of a man charged in a 2006 shooting spree that killed two people got under way in Burlington, Vermont on Wednesday.


Census: NYC grows as upstate cities shrink (2008-07-10)
The Big Apple is getting bigger as the largest cities in upstate New York continue to lose more people.


Abu Dhabi investment fund has bought a majority stake in Chrysler Building (2008-07-10)
An Abu Dhabi investment fund has bought a majority stake in New York's landmark Chrysler Building.


Patrick was within his rights to fire the chief medical examiner (2008-07-10)
Massachusetts' highest court has ruled that Governor Deval Patrick was within his rights to fire the chief medical examiner in Massachusetts.


Gund Institute Partners With EPA to Study Economic Value of Ecosystems (2008-07-10)
Partnership between UVM's Gund Institute and the federal EPA will model the value of the ecosystem.


NY Hospitals Infection Report Released (2008-07-09)
Since a state law was signed in 2005, the Department of Health has worked with hospitals statewide to develop a reporting tool; train hospitals on its use; standardize definitions, methods of surveillance and reporting; audit and validate the hospitals' infection data; and modify the system to ensure that the hospital-specific infection rates would be fair, accurate and reliable.


Word For The Wise #3543 (2008-07-09)
Word For The Wise #3543--07/09/08: Maybe it won't get better after all


Kelleigh McKenzie (2008-07-09)
Kelleigh McKenzie's CD release party at The Bearsville Theater in Woodstock is July 10th.


The Book Show #1042 (2008-07-09)
Host Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina is joined by Michael Ondaatje to discuss his latest novel, "Divisadero." Air Date: 7/8/08


NYC Watershed Towns Get Room to Grow (2008-07-09)
New York City's traditionally chilly relationship with the towns along its watershed continues to thaw.


Culinary Corner- Red Pepper Cole Slaw (aired 7/9/08) (2008-07-09)
Heidi Hoyt of Black Diamond Caterers in Saratoga Springs shows Sarah LaDuke how to make red pepper cole slaw.


AG Releases Annual Pharmaceutical Spending Report (2008-07-09)
Report finds psychiatrists receive bulk of marketing money from drug companies in Vermont.


Alvin Felzenberg (aired 7/9/08) (2008-07-09)
Joe Donahue and David Guistina speak with Alvin Felzenberg, author of "The Leaders We Deserved (And a Few We Didn't)."


Congression Corner with Ira Fusfeld (aired 7/9/08) (2008-07-09)
Alan Chartock speaks with publisher of the "Daily Freeman", Ira Fusfeld and discusses the importance of newspaper endorsements of political candidates.


Robert Wexler (aired 7/9/08) (2008-07-09)
Joe Donahue speaks with Florida Congressman Robert Wexler about his new book "Fire-Breathing Liberal: How I Learned to Survive (and thrive) in the Contact Sport of Congress."


The Future of Minnewaska (2008-07-09)
State officials are trying to plan for the future of a sprawling park while swimmers and rock climbers hope for more access.


Mellon Tytell (aired 7/9/08) (2008-07-09)
Joe Donahue speaks with photographer Mellon Tytell about her new book "My Lucky Dog."


Maverick Concerts (aired 7/9/08) (2008-07-09)
David Guistina and Joe Donahue speak with renowned musicians Frederic Hand and Marilyn Crispell about the Legends concert series.


McDonald, Tutunjian on Economic Development in Troy (2008-07-09)
Assemblyman Roy McDonald sat down with Troy Mayor Harry Tutunjian and other city officials to discuss the Collar City's economy.


Vermont Agency of Natural Resources issued air Quality warning (2008-07-09)
The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is warning people about the quality of the air through early Wednesday afternoon.


It may take a little longer to cross the Wrong Way Bridge (2008-07-09)
Starting Monday, July 14th it could take a little longer to cross the Wrong Way Bridge on Vermont Route 15 in Cambridge.


Berkshires leads state in abilty to woo Hollywood (2008-07-09)
Nick Paleologos, executive director of the Massachusetts Film Office, says Berkshire County has the tools in place to consistently attract movie production crews.


$1.2 million expected for bike path (2008-07-09)
The Berkshire Bike Path Council is advocating for a 75 mile route that runs the distance of the county and meets the borders of Vermont and Connecticut.


National Transportation Safety Board looking into near collision (2008-07-09)
The National Transportation Safety Board is looking into what's now being called a near collision of two jets over Kennedy Airport last weekend.


The state's film office czar says Berkshire County is ahead of the cut (2008-07-09)
The state's film office czar says Berkshire County is ahead of the cut when it comes to wooing movie production crews and their money to the area.


Patrick hopes new child welfare law brings good news (2008-07-09)
Massachusetts Governor Patrick says that when it comes time to assess the effectiveness of a new child welfare law, he hopes no news will be good news.


Judge sentenced NY woman to six months for hit and run (2008-07-09)
A Connecticut judge has sentenced a NY woman to six months in jail for her part in a University of Connecticut hit and run.


WaterKeeper Wins Lawsuit Against Town of Lake George Subdivision Approval (2008-07-09)
Waterkeeper wins court ruling over subdivision in Lake George.


MBTA workers will pay a portion of their health care premiums (2008-07-09)
MBTA workers will pay a portion of their health care premiums after retirement for the first time under a new contract assembled in arbitration between the transit agency and union officials.


New York hospitals have higher rate of surgical infection (2008-07-09)
A new report says New York hospitals had a higher rate of infection in surgical intensive care units in 2007 than the rest of the nation.


No opening statements in murder trial Tuesday (2008-07-09)
There were no opening statements Tuesday in the trial of the man charged with killing two people and wounding two others in Essex, Vermont in August 2006.


Border Patrol says a man suspected of assault is in custody (2008-07-09)
The U.S. Border Patrol says a man suspected of assaulting an agent near the Vermont-Quebec border is in custody in Canada.


Patrick is set to launch town hall meeting tour (2008-07-09)
Massachusetts Governor Patrick is set to launch a five-week town hall meeting tour across Massachusetts to let residents spell out issues they consider most important.


Bill that would allow consumers to prevent online tracking discussed (2008-07-09)
Massachusetts House and Senate members are discussing a bill that would allow consumers to prevent Internet search providers and search engines from tracking their online habits.


Bruno says he may leave in a few weeks (2008-07-09)
Former New York State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno says he may leave the Senate altogether in a few weeks.


Two women sentenced to prison for attacking 88-year-old (2008-07-09)
Two Albany-area women will serve time in state prison for stalking, beating and robbing an 88-year-old woman in September.


Golisano will give $5 million dollars to candidates with same views (2008-07-09)
Billionaire businessman Tom Golisano says he'll give $5 million dollars of his own money to help candidates who agree with his views win state legislative races.


Work is back to normal at the Asa Bloomer Building (2008-07-09)
Work is back to normal at the Asa Bloomer State Office Building in Rutland, Vermont.


Dog Talk 7/09/08 (2008-07-09)
That Katz cat is back to talk dogs. Joe Donahue hosts.


Drug Awareness Campaign Targets Gay Community (2008-07-08)
Crystal Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant that goes by a variety of nicknames including speed, crank and ice... it can be made quietly and inexpensively using ingredients found in the home. The Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Council is partnering with the Albany-based "In our own voices" in a media campaign designed to spread word to area residents, especially gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people that crystal meth is deadly and dangerous.


U.S. Border Patrol agent shot at three suspects (2008-07-08)
The U.S. Border Patrol says an agent shot at three suspects after being assaulted near the Vermont-Quebec border early Monday.


West Side Initiative (aired 7/8/08) (2008-07-08)
WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo speaks with members of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts community about a project they're calling "The West Side Initiative."


Invasive Species Awareness Week Proclaimed By Governor and Adirondack Park Agency (2008-07-08)
Agency hopes to raise awareness of land and water invasive species affecting Adirondack Park.


Tony Horowitz (aired 7/8/08) (2008-07-08)
Joe Donahue speaks with Tony Horowitz, author of "A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World."


Pat Buchanan (aired 7/8/08) (2008-07-08)
Joe Donahue speaks with author and former presidential candidate Pat Buchanan about his new book: "Churchill, Hitler and the Unnecessary War: How Britain Lost its Empire and the West Lost the World."


Supreme Court 7/8/08 (2008-07-08)
Law professor Stephen Gottlieb joins Alan Chartock for an overview of recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court.


Re-building the West Side community (2008-07-08)
The city's west side was once home to many of the merchants who ran businesses in the nearby downtown. Through the years, as larger companies left the area and the city's economy began to deteriorate, so too did some of the city's once well maintained neighborhoods.


Book Picks (aired 7/8/08) (2008-07-08)
Joe Donahue and David Guistina speak with Naftali Rottenstreich and Susan Fox about their store and great books they're selling.


Bard's Eye View- Jay Rogoff (aired 7/8/08) (2008-07-08)
Paul Elisha speaks with Jay Rogoff, professor at Skidmore College about his latest work.


Foreclosures - Climbing as Investors Snap Them Up (2008-07-08)
Foreclosures are climbing and new efforts are underway to prevent them while investors see them as an opportunity.


Vermont Groups Join National Effort for Health Care Reform (2008-07-08)
Vermont groups join national effort to push Congress to enact health care reforms.


Child pornography charges against the ex-stepfather of a VT girl found dead (2008-07-08)
Alabama authorities on Monday lodged child pornography charges against the ex-stepfather of a Vermont girl who was found dead last week.


Patrick announced new steps to boost local economy (2008-07-08)
Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick has announced new steps to try to boost the local economy in Springfield.


Word For The Wise #3542 (2008-07-08)
Word For The Wise #3542--07/08/08: Modern architecture and the working woman


Jury selection is under way in the double murder trial (2008-07-08)
Jury selection is under way in the double murder trial of 29-year-old Christopher Williams, the man charged with killing two and wounding two in Essex, Vermont in August 2006.


EPA plan to eliminate the contaminated water problem in Hopewell Junction (2008-07-08)
Hopewell Junction Citizens for Clean Water leader Debra Hall said she was initially skeptical of an EPA plan to eliminate the contaminated water problem in the Hopewell Precision Superfund site in New York's Dutchess County by connecting to a municipal supply.


Schumer pushed for Hudson Valley seat on the Port Authority (2008-07-08)
Since the Port Authority now operates Stewart Airport at Newburgh, NY, US Senator Charles Schumer Monday urged the state legislatures in New York and New Jersey adopt legislation to create one seat on the agency's board assigned to the Hudson Valley.


CRRA makes it easier to recycle trash (2008-07-08)
Recycling trash for thousands of people in 70 Connecticut towns and cities should soon be easier.


Two Bosnians accused of beating are being held (2008-07-08)
Two Bosnian national accused of battering a NY college student are being held until a judge is confident they can't run off.


CA joined cell phone ban (2008-07-08)
As of July 1st, California and Washington state joined Washington D.C., Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York, to ban the use of cell phones while driving. The number of New Yorkers being ticketed for using the devices while driving is rising.


US airlines improved their on-time arrival rates (2008-07-08)
The latest numbers show US airlines improved their on-time arrival rates in May... a little.


Regulators nix UI request to reopen rate increase (2008-07-08)
Connecticut regulators have rejected a utility's request to reopen a 2006 decision allowing a rate increase.


Lobby group seeks lower energy costs for seniors (2008-07-08)
A committee has been formed to lobby state lawmakers to back a plan for lower energy costs to help seniors and low-income residents.


Schumer says Medicare delays threaten smaller drug stores (2008-07-08)
Senator Chuck Schumer says the survival of independent drug stores is threatened by slow payments from Medicare.


Utica sees a spree of suspicious fires (2008-07-08)
A new arson task force in Utica has its hands full.


Cape Cod man is pleading not guilty to beating a tourist (2008-07-08)
A Cape Cod man is pleading not guilty to using a baseball bat to beat a tourist because he was a Yankees fan.


VT Congressional delegation are calling for more Energy Assistance (2008-07-08)
The three members of Vermont's Congressional delegation are calling on Congress to increase federal spending on the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.


Delay in shingles vaccine (2008-07-08)
The Vermont Department of Health is canceling some clinics to immunize adults against shingles because of delays in receiving enough vaccine.


Gas prices are back on the rise in MA (2008-07-08)
Gas prices are back on the rise in Massachusetts after holding steady for three weeks.


New Juvenile Court and Detention Center is done (2008-07-08)
Connecticut's new Juvenile Court and Detention Center is done, nearly three years ago after it confronted scandal and opposition in Bridgeport and in the state Capitol.


Congressional Corner with Peter Welch (aired 7/8/08) (2008-07-08)
Alan Chartock speaks with Vermont congressman Peter Welch about government contracts given to Blackwater private defense contractors in Iraq.


Kathryn Shevelow (aired 7/7/08) (2008-07-07)
Joe Donahue speaks with Kathryn Shevelow, author of "For the Love of Animals: The Rise of the Animal Protection Movement."


New Executive Director for the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (2008-07-07)
The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission has a new Executive Director.


Benedictine Nurses Fight to Unionize (2008-07-07)
As two hospitals work on a state-ordered affiliation, nurses at one hospital are fighting to unionize.


Springfield Gets Grants And Growth District (2008-07-07)
Gov. Patrick says city must get "stronger and stay strong."


The Best of Our Knowledge # 929 (2008-07-07)
Air Date: 7/7/08 - One new charter school offers a $125,000 paycheck, while another charter school closes. Plus a look at North Star Education.


Kingston's New Policy Called Too Late and Not Enough (2008-07-07)
One city's campaign to raise awareness of sexual harassment is called a day late and a dollar short.


Rick Atkinson (aired 7/3/08) (2008-07-07)
Joe Donahue speaks with historian Rick Atkinson about his new book, "The Day of Battle."


Walter Isaacson (aired 7/7/08) (2008-07-07)
Joe Donahue speaks with former CNN chairman and former managing editor of Time Magazine, Walter Isaacson about his biography about Albert Einstein.


Christina Meldrum - Madapple (aired 7/7/08) (2008-07-07)
Katie Britton speaks with Christina Meldrum about her new book, "Madapple."


Louis Masure - The Soiling of Old Glory (aired 7/3/08) (2008-07-07)
Katie Britton speaks with Louis Masure about his new book, "The Soiling of Old Glory."


Pete Sampras (aired 7/3/08) (2008-07-07)
Katie Britton speaks with former tennis pro Pete Sampras about his new autobiography "A Champion's Mind."


NY Coalition Joins National Effort for Health Care Reform (2008-07-07)
Monday, in 53 cities across the country, a new national campaign is bringing together millions of Americans to demand quality, affordable health care for all.


Word For The Wise #3541 (2008-07-07)
Word For The Wise #3541--07/07/08: There's a lot more to it than just a lei


Ophthalmology7/7/08 (2008-07-07)
The "eyes" have it on this edition of Medical Monday. Alan Chartock welcomes noted ophthalmologist, Dr. Robert Sax.


Kathleen Parker (aired 7/3/08) (2008-07-07)
Joe Donahue speaks with columnist Kathleen Parker about her new book "Save the Males."


Dams eyed by town officials (2008-07-07)
Dams that once were used to power Connecticut industry are once again being eyed by town officials who hope to cut municipal energy bills.


The Elizabeth Freeman Center (aired 7/7/08) (2008-07-07)
The Roundtable sits down with Program Manager Deb Parkington and Organizer Dr. Liz Shaker of the Elizabeth Freeman Center.


Congressional Corner with Peter Welch (aired 7/7/08) (2008-07-07)
Alan Chartock speaks with Vermont Congressman Peter Welch about the rising cost of tuition.


State to reopen some of its most productive shellfish beds (2008-07-07)
An expansive red tide has abated, allowing the state to reopen some of its most productive shellfish beds.


Pittsfield Contemporary (2008-07-07)
An artist's life and work can happen in the country too.


Congressional Corner with Peter Welch (aired 7/3/08) (2008-07-07)
Alan Chartock speaks with Vermont Congressman Peter Welch about credit card companies' abuses towards the consumer and small businesses.


Harlan Coban (aired 7/7/08) (2008-07-07)
Joe Donahue speaks with author Harlan Coban about his new book "Hold Tight."


TIckets For Talking: NY Drivers' Cell Phones (2008-07-07)
Increasing numbers of New York drivers keep talking on their cell phones: police agencies keep writing tickets.


Kingston is stepping up training in the wake of charges of sexual harassment (2008-07-07)
The city of Kingston is stepping up training in the wake of charges of sexual harassment in the department of public works.


Hearing onbill designed to increase the number of so-called ``green jobs'' planned in MA (2008-07-07)
Beacon Hill lawmakers are planning a hearing on a bill designed to increase the number of so-called ``green jobs'' in Massachusetts.


CT online vehicle registration program a big hit (2008-07-07)
Connecticut's new online vehicle registration program is a big hit.


Clark Art Institute gets $5 million grant (2008-07-07)
The Clark Art Institute has landed a $5 million grant from the Starr Foundation.


EPA cleanup begins today (2008-07-07)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 30 day comment period for the preferred cleanup alternative to address contamination at the Hopewell Precision Superfund site in New York's Dutchess County begins today and ends on August 5.


Law extending equal protection of law to all victims of domestic violence approved (2008-07-07)
Safe Homes of Orange County has praised the New York State Legislature's approval of a law extending equal protection of law to all victims of domestic violence.


Boating season in full swing with boat owners more worried about what's going into there fuel tanks (2008-07-07)
With boating season getting into full swing, some boat and marina owners in northern New England are less worried about the cost of gas than the type of fuel that's going into their fuel tanks.


Norwich has failed to qualify for federal money to help pay cost of fires (2008-07-07)
Norwich has failed to qualify for federal money to help pay the costs related to a massive fire that destroyed an apartment complex in april.


The Media Project #892 (2008-07-07)
(AIRS 7/06/08 & 7/07/08) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and WTEN Anchor Elisa Streeter discuss issues confronting the media.


The Legislative Gazette #827 (2008-07-07)
(Airs: 7/04/08 and 7/05/08) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics.


Vermont Governor Jim Douglas assaulted (2008-07-07)
A Northfield man is facing simple assault charges that he hit Vermont Governor Jim Douglas in the face with a cream pie.


The Vermont State Police are investigating two arson fires at Correctional Facility (2008-07-07)
The Vermont State Police are investigating two arson fires in two days at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility in South Burlington.


The Chandler Music Hall to kick off the second phase of its capital campaign (2008-07-07)
The Chandler Music Hall in Randolph, Vermont is kicking off the second phase of its $5 million capital campaign.


More Vermont farmers' markets accept debit cards and electronic food stamps (2008-07-07)
More Vermont farmers' markets are accepting debit cards and electronic food stamps this summer, making it easier for people to buy local produce, organic cheeses and homemade breads and pies.


Ulster County wants to do more for the environment (2008-07-07)
Ulster County, NY government may have some public transit buses that operate on hybrid systems, but the county wants to do more.


Videos of dancers performing will be on display in 16 businesses in Saratoga Springs (2008-07-07)
With the New York City Ballet's summer residency starting Tuesday in Saratoga Springs, videos of dancers performing will be on display in 16 businesses to help build interest in the Saratoga Performing Arts Center's classical season.


How to Save Your Life #089 (2008-07-07)
Host Dr. Phil Stieg is joined by Dr. Charles Rosen, Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of California. Air Date: 6/24/08


The Capitol Connection #827 (2008-07-05)
Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Labor Commissioner Patricia Smith. Air Date: 7/4/08


Word For The Wise #3540 (2008-07-04)
Word For The Wise #3540--07/04/08:Yeah..I tried tomato juice--any other suggestions?


Science Forum 7/3/08 (2008-07-03)
It's the Science Forum. Your host is knowledgable layman, Brian Shields. Brian is joined by a team of great minds: Dr. Ken Welles, Dr. John Cummings and Dr. Barbara Brabetz.


In Conversation with... Stephen Bergman (2008-07-03)
Alan Chartock talks to novelist, playwright and doctor, Stephen Bergman.


Green Mountain Power Solar Metering Plan Approved (2008-07-03)
Solar net metering plan approved by Vermont Public Service Board.


Vermont Treasurer Urges Comment on Proposed Credit Card Rules (2008-07-03)
Vermont state treasurer discusses proposed rules to regulate credit card charges and billing practices.


Word For The Wise #3539 (2008-07-03)
Word For The Wise #3539--07/03/08: Foppery of the most unfruitful kind


NY Sweatshops UPDATE (2008-07-03)
Reaction to a report issued this week by Massachusetts-based SweatFree Communities that alleged New York State holds contracts with companies linked to sweatshop labor.


51% Show # 990 (2008-07-03)
Air Date: 7/3/08 - Adoption Options continues with authors of "Identical Strangers" and "Secret Thoughts of an Adoptive Mother."


County Governments Look at Flex To Save Commuting Costs (2008-07-03)
Two NY counties are looking at flex time as a way to save workers gas money.


Home, Sweet Green Affordable Home! (2008-07-03)
Mayor Brian Stratton says the electric city is not just THINKING green, it is ACHIEVING GREEN: this week Stratton took the wraps off the "Universal Design, Green Affordable Housing Proto-type Project."


Rocks Fly at Unwelcome Guests in Oniontown (2008-07-03)
A YouTube fad has led to violence in one Dutchess County community.


Cross County Cancer Campaign Stops In WMass (2008-07-02)
California cancer survivor points to fire fighters' higher disease risk.


Utility union: Tentative deal with Con Ed in NYC (2008-07-02)
A spokesman for a union representing nearly 9,000 utility workers says they have reached a tentative agreement with Consolidated Edison at a meeting in Manhattan.


State of the Economy 7/2/08 (2008-07-02)
Host David Galletly is joined by Hugh Johnson. A nationally known financial guru, Johnson heads up Johnson Illington Advisors.


Transportation Officials Announce Successful Program to Replant Sensitive Road Areas (2008-07-02)
Adirondack lake area vegetation restored in road salt mitigation program.


Springfield Diocese Settles With Insurance Carriers (2008-07-02)
Church urges arbitration process for people with pending clergy sex abuse claims


The Book Show #1041 (2008-07-02)
Host Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina is joined by Fergus Bordwich to talk about his book "Washington: The Making of the American Capital." Air Date: 7/1/08


Albany County Comptroller Seeks Government Intervention In Gas Crunch (2008-07-02)
Albany County Comptroller Mike Conners says the gasoline buying public is in a chokehold - being slowly strangled by the oil companies.


Bill Geist (aired 7/2/08) (2008-07-02)
Joe Donahue speaks with journalist Bill Geist about his new book, "Way Off the Road: Discovering the Peculiar Charms of Small Town America"


Patricia Schultz (aired 7/2/08) (2008-07-02)
Joe Donahue speaks with Patricia Schultz, author of "1000 places to see in the USA" about her book.


Weston Playhouse (aired 7/2/08) (2008-07-02)
David Guistina speaks with Steve Stettler, Theresa McArthy and Elizabeth Wilson of the Weston Playhouse about their upcoming performances.


Culinary Corner- Tataki Beef Appetizer (aired 7/2/08) (2008-07-02)
Joe Donahue speaks with Jason of JT Baker's in Greenwich, NY and learns how to make Tataki Beef.


Woodstock Beat (aired 7/2/08) (2008-07-02)
David Guistina and Sarah LaDuke speak with Gary Kvistad and his group, Nexus who are playing at the benefit at the Maverick Concert Hall.


Holiday Travel Expected to be Down (2008-07-02)
The first major holiday of the summer is nearly here and many businesses are bracing to see how high gas prices impact them.


Word For The Wise #3538 (2008-07-02)
Word For The Wise #3538--07/02/08: Tiny bits, please--preferably smoldering


Legislative Leaders Make Appointments to Nuclear Plant Inspection Panel (2008-07-02)
Vermont House Speaker and Senate President Pro-Tem announce their appointments to panel that will conduct state inspection of Vermont Yankee.


Robert B Parker (aired 7/2/08) (2008-07-02)
Joe Donahue speaks with Robert B Parker about his two latest books; "The Boxer and the Spy" and "Resurrection".


Congressional Corner with Peter Welch (aired 7/2/08) (2008-07-02)
Alan Chartock speaks with Vermont Senator Peter Welch about a loophole that doesn't hold foreign contractors accountable for fraud.


Homelessness is increasing in Vermont (2008-07-02)
The Vermont Housing Finance Agency has released the latest in a series of issues papers. The latest report focuses on homelessness in Vermont and indicates that families falling into homelessness is a growing problem for Vermont.


ban on the sale of cigarettes via the Internet (2008-07-02)
Vermont's new ban on the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products via the Internet is now in effect.


NY considers help to victims of child prostitution (2008-07-02)
A new bill Governor Paterson is reviewing would help child prostitutes avoid harsh prosecution. They would be treated as victims and get services to help escape exploitation in the sex trade.


Fuel price crisis taking its toll on Stewart Airport (2008-07-02)
The continuing fuel price crisis has again taken its toll on Stewart Airport at Newburgh, NY.


Republican leaders call for legislature to do more about gas prices (2008-07-02)
Republican leaders in Connecticut say the Democrat-controlled legislature should reconvene and do more to tackle rising gasoline prices.


Home prices in Connecticut have dropped (2008-07-02)
A research firm says home prices in Connecticut have dropped more than 10 percent in May from a year ago.


Second suspect in child sex case has been arrested (2008-07-02)
The Vermont U.S. Attorney's office says the second suspect in a child sex case has been arrested on federal charges and will appear in court Wednesday.


Troubled Future for Airlines and Airports (2008-07-02)
Industry experts say US airlines are going to take the hardest hit as fuel prices climb.


Book Picks (aired 7/1/08) (2008-07-01)
Joe Donahue and Sarah LaDuke speak with Susan Taylor of the Book House in Stuyvesant Plaza.


William Eskridge (aired 6/30/08) (2008-07-01)
The Roundtable's Joe Donahue speaks with William Eskridge; the author of "Dishonorable Passions" about gay rights over the course of the country's history.


Strike Looms at Arms Acres and Conifer Park (2008-07-01)
Negotiations at two major New York substance abuse treatment centers seem to be heading toward a strike.


Ethics hearing to be set for Mayor Ruberto (2008-07-01)
While the commission opted not to pursue two likely ethics violations, it does intend to move forward with a third, separate, matter regarding a pair of World Series Tickets he purchased in 2004.


Candidates Run For Joe Bruno's Senate Seat (2008-07-01)
The race is on after State Senator Joe Bruno recently announced he won't be running for another term. Bruno's 43rd district seat is up for grabs.


Congressional Corner with Bernie Sanders (aired 7/1/08) (2008-07-01)
Alan Chartock speaks with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders about his role about his status as a political independent and his view on the upcoming election as well as Vermont's steps toward renewable energy.


Steve Trachtenburg (aired 7/1/08) (2008-07-01)
Joe Donahue speaks with George Washington University president Steve Trachtenberg


HIV Reporting 7/1 (2008-07-01)
NY Assemblywoman Nettie Mayersohn joins Alan Chartock and WAMC listeners for a discussion on Partner Notification/Name Reporting Legislation.


Biker Billy - Hog Wild on a Harley Cookbook (aired 6/30/08) (2008-07-01)
Katie Britton speaks with biker Bill Hufnagle about his food recipes and his recently published collection.


State Street Corridor Project Begins (2008-07-01)
Officials hope major street reconstruction spurs new development.


Aaron Brown (aired 7/1/08) (2008-07-01)
The Roundtable's Joe Donahue speaks with acclaimed reporter Aaron Brown about his new series on PBS; "Wide Angle".


Jeanne Safer (aired 7/1/08) (2008-07-01)
The Roundtable's Katie Britton speaks with Jeanne Safer, author of "Death Benefits"


New Report Shows More Families Homeless in Vermont (2008-07-01)
New report shows family homelessness rising in Vermont.


Tod Wodicka (aired 6/30/08) (2008-07-01)
The Roundtable's Joe Donahue speaks with author Todd Wodicka about his book;"All Shall Be Well; And All Shall Be Well; And All Manner of Things Shall Be Well" - This month's Roundtable Reads Book Club Pick.


Word For The Wise #3537 (2008-07-01)
Word For The Wise #3537--07/01/08: And Canada Day is a holiday...where?


Questions being raised around Celtics fan death (2008-07-01)
The parents of a man who apparently stopped breathing after he was arrested during the Boston Celtics NBA championship celebration are raising questions about his death, and what happened while he was in police custody.


Pataki bounced as a state delegate (2008-07-01)
A spokesman for former New York Governor George Pataki says the Republican was bounced as a state delegate supporting John McCain at the GOP's national convention.


NY is dedicating $137 million to improving affordable housing (2008-07-01)
New York Governor David Paterson says the state is dedicating $137 million to improving and expanding affordable housing statewide.


VT is stepping in to protect the privacy of library patrons (2008-07-01)
The privacy of library patrons' borrowing records has been an issue since the Patriot Act of 2001 gave the federal government broad new powers to investigate them. Now Vermont is stepping in.


Robert Scheer (aired 6/30/08) (2008-07-01)
Joe Donahue and David Guistina speak with Robert Scheer, author of "The Pornography of Power: How Defense Hawks Hijacked 9/11 and Weakened America."


The war over Catskill skiing has gotten more heated (2008-07-01)
The war over Catskill skiing got more heated over the past week with one legislator urging a boycott for as long as it takes.


Springfield's bond rating has been upgraded (2008-07-01)
A major financial rating agency has upgraded the bond rating for the city of Springfield Massachusetts.


NY State Contracts Tied To Sweatshops (2008-07-01)
A new national report says New York State has contracts with apparel companies tied to sweatshop labor.


Victoria Cass (aired 7/1/08) (2008-07-01)
Katie Britton of the Roundtable speaks with Victoria Cass about her collection of Chinese Myths; "In the Realm of the Gods."


Dam in suburban New York to undergo renovation (2008-07-01)
A dam in suburban New York that helps form a reservoir that provides drinking water to the metro area will undergo a massive renovation.


State to invest in ``Brain Gain'' initiatives to keep young workers (2008-07-01)
State Labor Commissioner Patricia Smith is holding a news conference in Binghamton this afternoon to announce a $26 million investment aimed at stopping the ``brain drain'' of young workers leaving the state.


CT accepting applications from uninsured adults for Charter Oak health plan (2008-07-01)
Connecticut is accepting applications from uninsured adults for its new Charter Oak health plan.Individual premiums will range from $75 to $259 a month, depending on income levels.


The CT AAA says gasoline prices will keep motorists close to home (2008-07-01)
The Connecticut AAA says gasoline prices will be keeping many Connecticut motorists close to home for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.


Work on the Benningon Bypass is on schedule (2008-07-01)
Vermont officials say work on the northern section of the Benningon Bypass is on schedule, and part of the highway project could be open to traffic a month early.


One Columbia County orchard found a new way to market its crop (2008-07-01)
One Columbia County orchard has found a new way to market its crop.


Paterson promised to revamp WTC Construction projects (2008-07-01)
Saying he finds the situation unacceptable , Governor David Paterson promised to revamp the long delayed construction projects at the former World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan.


Amtrak has resumed regular service between New York and Boston (2008-07-01)
Amtrak has resumed regular service between New York and Boston after completing work on a 90-year-old bridge in Connecticut.


Number of homeless families rising in VT (2008-07-01)
A new report indicates that the number of homeless families is rising in Vermont.


Ben Jones (aired 6/30/08) (2008-07-01)
The Roundtable's Joe Donahue and David Guistina speak with Ben Jones, who portrayed the mechanic "Cooter" on "The Dukes of Hazzard"


Congressional Corner with Bernie Sanders (aired 6/30/08) (2008-07-01)
The Roundtable's Alan Chartock speaks with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders about the abuses and misuses of spending in the defense department.


Congressman John McHugh Discusses New Energy Package (2008-07-01)
New York Republican Congressman John McHugh discusses his HEATR Act of 2008.


The Best of Our Knowledge # 928 (2008-06-30)
Air Date: 6/30/08 - Just how badly is the U.S. falling behind other countries in math, science and technology? It could lead to a generation of school children living a lower standard of living than their parents.


Two NY guardsmen killed in Afghanistan (2008-06-30)
A New York Army National Guard soldier from Poughkeepsie was killed Sunday afternoon local time in Afghanistan along with another soldier from Queens, the Department of Defense announced Sunday evening.


Plattsburgh International Airport Announces Bus Service Available to Terminal (2008-06-30)
Plattsburgh International Airport announces bus service direct to terminal.


NYS Labor Dept. Makes Announcements in Schenectady (2008-06-30)
State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith joined Schenectady Mayor Brian Stratton at a press conference Monday with good economic news for the electric city and the Capital Region.


Word For The Wise #3536 (2008-06-30)
Word For The Wise #3536--06/30/08: His, hers and theirs


Smitty Pignatelli (aired 6/27/08) (2008-06-30)
Alan Chartock, Joe Donahue and Sarah LaDuke interview Massachusetts congressman Smitty Pignatelli.


Underground Economy Task Force solicits thoughts in Berkshires, elsewhere (2008-06-30)
Governor Deval Patrick has said the illegal underground economy is harmful to workers, upstanding businesses, and the state's economy.


Dredging and Drinking Water - Part Two (2008-06-30)
Hudson River dredging and drinking water don't mix for many communities...and health experts say their concerns are valid.


Norman Rockwell Museum (aired 6/27/08) (2008-06-30)
Sarah LaDuke, Alan Chartock and Joe Donahue interview Associate Director of Marketing and Communications for the Norman Rockwell Museum, Kimberly Rawson.


Farmers'Markets Grow In Massachusetts (2008-06-30)
Food safety concerns said to increase desire to shop locally


Addiction 6/30/08 (2008-06-30)
Dr. Jennifer Michaels returns to join host Alan Chartock for another Medical Monday. Dr. Michaels is an expert on addiction, treatment and recovery.


NY woman celebrates 113th birthday (2008-06-30)
A western New York woman thought to be one of the oldest people in the world is celebrating her 113th birthday.


The Legislative Gazette #826 (2008-06-30)
(Airs: 6/27/08 and 6/28/08) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics.


The Legislative Gazette #826 (2008-06-30)
(Airs: 6/27/08 and 6/28/08) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics.


Chesterwood Estate (aired 6/27/08) (2008-06-30)
Joe Donahue, Sarah LaDuke and Alan Chartock interview Donna Hassler the curatorial consultant of the Chesterwood Estate as well as Carol Bosco-Baumann,a board member of the estate.


Jacob's Pillow (aired 6/27/08) (2008-06-30)
The cast of the Roving Round Table interviews Executive Director of Jacob's Pillow, Ella Baff.


Berkshire Brewing (aired 6/27/08) (2008-06-30)
The cast of the Roving Round Table interview Andrew Mankin of the Berkshire Mountain Brewery


Downriver From the Dredging (2008-06-30)
As preparations begin for the long-awaited and much-debated dredging of the Hudson River, communities downstream say their health clearly doesn't matter.


The Legislative Gazette #826 (2008-06-30)
(Airs: 6/27/08 and 6/28/08) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics.


Berkshire Theatre Festival (Aired 6/27/08) (2008-06-30)
Sarah LaDuke, Joe Donahue and Alan Chartock interview artistic director and CEO of the Berkshire theatre, Kate Macguire.


Nader raises $2,000 in Connecticut fundraiser (2008-06-30)
Connecticut native and presidential candidate Ralph Nader has made a campaign stop in the state to raise money for his campaign.


Fast food chains ditch trans fats to meet NYC ban (2008-06-30)
Fast-food restaurants have been changing their recipes to adapt to New York City's trans fat ban. Here are some of the menu overhauls at major chains


Sullivan County man faces felony charges for shooting himself with a stolen gun (2008-06-30)
A Sullivan County man is facing felony charges after state police say he shot himself in the leg with a stolen gun and lied to investigators about how he was wounded.


The Media Project #891 (2008-06-30)
(AIRS 6/29/08 & 6/30/08) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld and WTEN Anchor Elisa Streeter discuss issues confronting the media.


The Legislative Gazette #826 (2008-06-30)
(Airs: 6/27/08 and 6/28/08) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics.


Water power could be revived in the Hudson Valley (2008-06-30)
The Fishkill Creek runs through the City of Beacon, NY and during the manufacturing age factories along the creek were powered by its running water. That water power could be revived.


"Orange County Bounty" to provide locally grown produce to local chefs (2008-06-30)
Modeled after the successful Columbia County, NY Bounty program, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County has launched Orange County Bounty, to provide locally grown produce to local chefs and restaurants.


Spingfield Bond Rating Improves (2008-06-30)
Officials say upgrade is another positive sign in financial turn around


The Capitol Connection #826 (2008-06-28)
Host Alan Chartock is joined by Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, Chair of the Assembly's Energy Committee. Air Date: 6/27/08


New Charges: Aaron Dare indicted on 59 counts of felony fraud (2008-06-27)
Aaron Dare and girlfriend face 25 years for real estate scams totaling more than $1.6 Million.


Upstate historic site hosting 1758 battle re-enactment (2008-06-27)
More than 2,000 military re-enactors are gathering this weekend at an upstate historic site to commemorate the 250th anniversary of a famous battle.


Pittsfield Council approves fiscal 09 spending (2008-06-27)
The city councilor approved $127 million budget, the use of $1.5 million in free cash and an $8.2 million capital budget.


Berkshire County adds Triad (2008-06-27)
While triads exist through out the state of Massachusetts and across the country, the Berkshire County Sherriff says the collaborative organizations are of particular importance in rural communities.


Career Forum 6/27/08 (2008-06-27)
Tom Denham and Bob Frederick join host Glenn Busby.


Not enough jobs in the Hudson Valley (2008-06-27)
While the population of the Hudson Valley region of New York continues to grow, there are not enough jobs in the region to go around. The Marist College Bureau of Economic Research Thursday released its report for 2007 and found that the labor force has grown, but at a faster pace than the number of new jobs, forcing more people to find work outside the region.


Gun-control activists say they expect few changes in CT (2008-06-27)
Activists on both sides of the gun-control issue say they expect few changes in Connecticut in thewake of the new U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gun rights.


Word For The Wise #3535 (2008-06-27)
Word For The Wise #3535--06/26/07: More than you ever wanted to know about things that aren't worth knowing


$400,000 for the Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center (2008-06-27)
The full Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies FY09 Appropriations Bill.


Police in Springfield Massachusetts reporting a drop in crime (2008-06-27)
Police in Springfield Massachusetts are reporting a substantial drop in crime during the first five months of this year.


Dutchess County's major employers looking for the state to invest (2008-06-27)
One of Dutchess County's major employers is looking for the state to invest almost a hundred million dollars to spur a couple of billion dollars in private investment in high tech job development.


Parents Offered Gang Prevention Education (2008-06-27)
Springfield authorities enlist families to fight violence


Towns passed resolutions opposing the Vermont Yankee license extention (2008-06-27)
A dozen towns in northwestern Massachusetts' Franklin County have passed resolutions opposing the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant's bid to extend its license for 20 years.


Hudson River dredging facility construction in full swing (2008-06-27)
After years of delays, the PCB dredging project on the upper Hudson River looks ready to launch.


Cost-cutting by American airlines (2008-06-27)
Cost-cutting by American airlines has resulted in eliminating some flights at Upstate airports.


Paterson defends his record (2008-06-27)
Governor David Paterson is defending his record at the end of the 2008 legislative session, saying that, despite criticism, he thinks he and the legislature accomplished a lot.


Albany: Community Calls For Truce To Violence (2008-06-27)
Two initiiatives Saturday address the growing concern over neighborhood violence in the Capital city.


51% Show # 989 (2008-06-27)
Enjoy our special theme show all about Adoption with Claudia Corrigan D'Arcy, Birdie Jaworski and others.


Eric Bogosian (aired 6/26/08) (2008-06-26)
Playwright/actor Eric Bogosian speaks with Joe and David about his new play 1+1, which premiers at Vassar's Powerhouse theatre series on July 1.


Police identified a suspect in weekend murder (2008-06-26)
City of Poughkeepsie, NY police have identified a suspect in the weekend murder of a local woman, and are asking the public for help in locating the man.


Alice Fulton (aired 6/26/08) (2008-06-26)
Poet, author, professor Alice Fulton speaks with Joe and David about her book, "The Nightingales of Troy."


Melissa Etheridge (aired 6/26/08) (2008-06-26)
Real life rock n' roller Melissa Etheridge will be at The Palace in Albany this weekend. Joe Donahue speaks with her about - well, about just everything.


Debra Winger (aired 6/26/08) (2008-06-26)
Academy Award nominee Debra Winger will be in the region this weekend and prior to her visit Joe spoke with her about her book, "Undiscovered."


Conference Tackles Veteran's Mental Health Issues (2008-06-26)
Smith College hosts social workers, soldiers to discuss current war vet's needs


Oneida County Seeks To Increase Revenues (2008-06-26)
Oneida County officials are asking the county Board of Legislators to bolster the county's fiscal position.


Home Improvement 6/26/08 (2008-06-26)
Ned Depew is back to answer listeners' questions about fixing things up on the home front. Katie Britton hosts.


Word For The Wise #3534 (2008-06-26)
Word For The Wise #3534--06/26/08: Definition: a kindergarten after an in-class all-you-can-eat birthday party


There are concerns that fish in the Delaware River may die (2008-06-26)
There are concerns that fish in the Delaware River may die from heat exposure unless New York City releases more water from its reservoirs.


Energy Exploration in New York: Getting Educated (2008-06-26)
New Yorkers grapple with tough questions as the state considers two new energy developments


American Eagle Leaving Albany Airport (2008-06-26)
Albany International impacted by American Eagle's closures stemming from the dramatic increase in fuel prices.


Skelos' first full day as Senate Majority Leader (2008-06-26)
Senator Dean Skelos is spending his first full day as Senate Majority Leader, following a fast moving and often poignant series of events that led to his elevation to the most powerful Republican post in the state.


MTA board members voted to give up their lifetime passes (2008-06-26)
Metropolitan Transportation Authority board members voted yesterday [Wednesday] to give up their lifetime passes through the agency's tolls and transit system. The perk had drawn fire amid a financial crunch at the M-T-A.


NY State assemblyman critical of the lack of action (2008-06-26)
One Hudson Valley, NY State assemblyman is highly critical of the lack of action on two top concerns.


Private residents selling natural gas is a hot button topic (2008-06-26)
The topic of private residents selling natural gas drilling rights on their property is becoming a hot button topic in Sullivan County, NY so much so that an educational forum planned for Friday evening had to be moved to the Liberty High School auditorium to accommodate the anticipated large crowd.


Albany legislators adjourned without dealing with gas prices (2008-06-26)
Albany legislators adjourned without dealing with gas price or property tax relief, but they agreed on a plan to reform NY's brownfield cleanup program.


Education initiatives being unveiled by Patrick (2008-06-26)
Low-cost home computers, intensive summer classes and longer school days are among the latest batch of education initiatives being unveiled by Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick.


Half a million dollars in state funds for waterfront development (2008-06-26)
One of the bills that made it thru the end-of-the-session flurry in Albany was half a million dollars in state funds for waterfront development in Poughkeepsie.


Schumer says the government is risking seniors' financial information (2008-06-26)
Senator Charles Schumer says the government is risking seniors' financial information by putting their full Social Security numbers on their Medicare cards.


30 percent claiming ground zero-related illnesses have no serious health problems (2008-06-26)
Lawyers for New York City claim 30 percent of those suing in federal court claiming ground zero-related illnesses don't have serious health problems.


American households spent stimulus check on gasoline (2008-06-26)
A consumer advocacy group in Massachusetts has issued a report that claims the average American household spent all its government economic stimulus check on gasoline.


Ground breaking on 1.2 million square foot industrial park (2008-06-26)
A Malvern, PA developer doing business as Hudson Valley Crossing LLC Wednesday ceremonially broke ground for construction of what will wind up being a 1.2 million square foot industrial park in Orange County, NY.


New York's top court has affirmed dropping four claims against Grasso (2008-06-26)
New York's top court has affirmed dropping four claims against former chairman New York Stock Exchange Chairman Richard Grasso, dealing a major setback to the legacy of former Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. WAMC's Dave Lucas explains.


Public forum on gas drilling (2008-06-26)
Catskill Mountainkeeper and Sullivan County have moved a public forum on gas drilling this Friday to a bigger venue after getting flooded with calls.


Parents of autistic children have filed a complaint in US District Court (2008-06-26)
A group of parents of autistic children who attended the Bridge Program at the Mahopac Central School District in New York's Putnam County has filed a complaint in US District Court in White Plains contending their emotionally abused by the conduct of the school district and a number of staff members assigned to the children.


Congressional Corner with Bernie Sanders (aired 6/26/08) (2008-06-26)
Alan and Bernie Sanders speak about the ongoing energy and economic crisis.


Democratic Party May Be Set for Major Resurgence (2008-06-25)
This election could mark a new period for the Democratic Party.


Albany Med Research Team Awarded $5.4M to Develop Flu Vaccine (2008-06-25)
Imagine a vaccine would protect you against all forms of influenza, whatever the strain or mutation. An Albany Medical College research team has received a $5.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.


Local Produce: After the Hailstorm (2008-06-25)
Last week's hailstorm will affect farmers and consumers.


Congressional Corner with David Hawkings (aired 6/25/08) (2008-06-25)
In today's Congressional Corner Alan and David speak about the power of endorsements.


Berkshire Playwright's Lab (aired 6/25/08) (2008-06-25)
Some famous faces join Joe and Sarah in Studio A to discuss tonight's opening event at the Mahaiwe.


Schoharie Central High School: March 5, 2008 (2008-06-25)
To what extent does geography determine the destinies of young people in rural communities?


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (2008-06-25)
Composer/Lyricist Bill Finn and Barrington Stage's cast of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee join Sarah LaDuke at The Linda. For tickets or information about the show, visit www.barringtonstageco.org.


Consumer Advocates Call For Expanded Mass Transit (2008-06-25)
MassPirg says many commuters lack options to escape high gasoline prices


Chris Eigeman (aired 6/25/08) (2008-06-25)
Joe and Sarah speak with actor/writer/director/producer Chris Eigeman about his movie "Turn the River" which will be at Time and Space Limited in Hudson this weekend.


Culinary Corner - Ginger Carrot Soup (aired 6/25/08) (2008-06-25)
Alan and William Merrell make a ginger carrot soup in today's Congressional Corner.


Weather 6/25/08 (2008-06-25)
Meteorologist Jason Gough returns for another chat about the weather. It's a subject we always enjoy! Katie Britton hosts.


Word For The Wise #3533 (2008-06-25)
Word For The Wise #3533--06/15/08: Midge, Mata Hari--Mata Hari, this is Midge


Lease approved for 40 acres of land at SUNY Purchase for senior housing (2008-06-25)
The New York State Legislature has approved the lease of some 40 acres of land at SUNY Purchase for the development of senior housing.


Roundtable Reads Discussion - Chris Bohjalian - Skeletons at the Feast (aired 6/24/08) (2008-06-25)
Bohjalian speaks with Joe, Sarah, and WAMC listeners about "Skeletons at the Feast."


NY suing two major pharmacies for selling expired food (2008-06-25)
New York is suing two major pharmacies for selling expired food, medicine and baby formula even after getting a warning.


Rell has unveiled a plan to cut $125 million in spending (2008-06-25)
Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell has unveiled a plan to cut $125 million in state spending to help cover a $150 million deficit predicted for the next fiscal year.


High fuel prices may be more than the police budget can handle (2008-06-25)
Hudson city officials are being warned that high fuel prices may be more than the police budget can handle.


Parents file suit over Schenectady drowning (2008-06-25)
The parents of a Bronx girl who drowned in an upstate swimming pool last summer are suing the city and the YWCA of Schenectady for $25 million.


Tanglewood wants to make gassing-up music to your ears (2008-06-25)
Tanglewood wants to make gassing-up on the Mass Turnpike music to your ears. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details


A congressional committee is after NYC officials after crane accidents (2008-06-25)
A congressional committee is holding New York City officials' feet to the fire after a series of crane accidents.


Catskill Animal Sanctuary (aired 6/24/08) (2008-06-25)
Kathy Stevens and Murphy the Dog of The Catskill Animal Sanctuary join Joe and Sarah in Studio A to talk about the upcoming Sanctuary Shin-Dig!


Police identify woman found slain in Poughkeepsie Saturday (2008-06-25)
Police have identified a woman found dead near a trash bin in Poughkeepsie early Saturday morning and are now trying to find her killer.


Officials with the state and with GE have asked the EPA to put the brakes on pcb clean-up (2008-06-25)
Officials with the state and with General Electric have asked the Environmental Protection Agency to put the brakes on the process governing the pcb clean-up of the Housatonic River.


A Western Massachusetts man is calling on the Roman Catholic Church to defrock a priest who abused him (2008-06-25)
A Western Massachusetts man is calling on the Roman Catholic Church to defrock a priest whom the man says sexually abused him when he was a young seminarian. WAMC s Paul Tuthill reports.


Editions of a Boston newspaper will be printed in western MA (2008-06-25)
Editions of a Boston newspaper are going to be printed in western Massachusetts.


A settlement has been reached in Ethan Allen suit (2008-06-25)
A settlement has been reached with the tour boat operator in the lawsuits brought on behalf of nine survivors and 20 tourists killed when their boat overturned on an Adirondack lake in 2005.


The New York Board of Regents is strengthening rules for hiring (2008-06-25)
The New York Board of Regents is strengthening rules for hiring retired school superintendents to reduce ``double dipping'' into state pension benefits at the same time they collect paychecks.


Massachusetts lawmakers are weighing energy reform bill (2008-06-25)
Massachusetts lawmakers are weighing a sweeping energy reform bill designed to dramatically increase the state's reliance on renewable forms of energy.


Legislative approval of a financial package that will pave the way for a resort (2008-06-25)
The New York State Assembly late Tuesday afternoon gave final legislative approval to a financial package that will pave the way for the resort that will rise out of the ashes of the old Concord Hotel in Kiamesha Lake.


Ulster County to explore a licensing law for pawn brokers (2008-06-25)
The Criminal Justice Committee of the Ulster County, NY Legislature is going to explore crating a licensing law for pawn brokers, precious metal dealers and secondhand goods dealers.


The New York State Legislature wants to protect overworked nurses (2008-06-25)
There is a concern among health care industry professionals that nurses are overworked and face burnout on a regular basis. The New York State Legislature wants to change that.


Poughkeepsie's superintendent plead guilty to a reduced charge (2008-06-25)
Poughkeepsie's embattled former school superintendent has plead guilty to a reduced charge in connection with a drunk driving incident.


NY lawmakers have agreed to punish spectators at animal fights (2008-06-25)
New York lawmakers have agreed to punish spectators at animal fights with fines up to $500 for a first offense.


Joe Bruno spoke for the first time since announcing that he won't seek reelection (2008-06-25)
State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno spoke for the first time since announcing that he won't seek reelection, after 32 years in office, 14 of them as Senate Leader.


End of NY Legislative Session Analysis 6/24/08 (2008-06-24)
Blair Horner of NYPIRG joins Alan Chartock for a discussion of the latest happenings in Albany. Host: Alan Chartock


Berkshire Regional School District teachers have been working without a contract since last June (2008-06-24)
It appears educators in the Central Berkshire Regional School District will have a contract come fall.


The Book Show #1040 (2008-06-24)
Host Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina is joined by author Sebastian Barry. Air Date: 6/24/08


Congressional Corner with David Hawkings (1 of 3 aired 6/23/08) (2008-06-24)
Alan and David Hawkings talk about the impact of the projected high voter turn out in the upcoming election.


County's school come together to cut costs (2008-06-24)
School districts in the collaborative should realize a savings during fiscal 2010.


The Buskers (2008-06-24)
thebuskers.com The Buskers will be at the Crandall Public Library concert series in Glens Falls on Thursday, June 26 from 7 to 9.


State and GE request EPA take its time with pcb document (2008-06-24)
Two separate letters were sent to Environmental Protection Agency requesting EPA slow down the timeline for prescribing a clean-up for the Housatonic River.


NY Lawmakers Reach Brownfield Agreement (2008-06-24)
Legislators have come to an agreement over Brownfield Clean-Up in New York.


Joshua Kendall (aired 6/23/08) (2008-06-24)
Joe speaks with Joshua Kendall about his book, "The Man Who Made Lists: Love, Death, Madness, and the Creation of Roget's Thesaurus."


Bob Morris (aired 6/23/08) (2008-06-24)
Bob Morris joins Joe and David to speak about his book, "Assisted Loving" - his true tales of double-dating with his Dad.


Leigh Montville - The Mysterious Montague (aired 6/23/08) (2008-06-24)
Katie Britton speaks with Leigh Montville about "The Mysterious Montague: A True Tale of Hollywood, Golf, and Armed Robbery"


Bruno to Step Down (2008-06-24)
State senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno has announced that he will not be seeking reelection. In a statement, Bruno says after 32 years in office, 14 of them as Majority Leader, it's time to move on.


Book Picks (aired 6/24/08) (2008-06-24)
Round Table interview with Scott Meyer of Merit Bookstore of Millbrook and Red Hook


Food Pantry Funding Request Rejected (2008-06-24)
Springfield city official says other agencies can step up if Open Pantry closes.


Schumer urges CEO David Barger to expand JetBlue at Stewart Airport (2008-06-24)
US Senator Charles Schumer was instrumental in bringing JetBlue to Stewart Airport over a year ago, so it makes sense that the senator would pick up the phone and call CEO David Barger to urge him to not only keep the airline operating in Newburgh, NY but to consider expanding service.


The latest round of storms blamed for two house fires (2008-06-24)
What is going on with the weather? The latest round of storms is being blamed for two house fires.


Police have identified a murder victim (2008-06-24)
Police have identified a murder victim in Newburgh as a recent immigrant.


Word For The Wise #3532 (2008-06-24)
Word For The Wise #3532--06/24/08: Nothing like language to inspire a bench-clearing brawl


Half a million dollars in federal funds for Quadricentennial (2008-06-24)
Congressman Maurice Hinchey has announced half a million dollars in federal funds and a promised visit from Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands as part of next year's Quadricentennial on the Hudson.


Measure to stop growing cost of college textbooks (2008-06-24)
Legislative leaders and Gov. David Paterson have agreed on a measure to stop some of the practices that have driven the growing cost of college textbooks at twice the rate of inflation in recent years.


leaders have revise the state's brownfield program (2008-06-24)
Gov. David Paterson and legislative leaders say they've agreed to revise the state's brownfield program to continue giving companies a tax break for environmental cleanup and re-use of polluted sites.


Foreclosures proved to be a financial bonanza for some state marshals (2008-06-24)
The jump in the number of foreclosures in Connecticut has proved to be a financial bonanza for some state marshals.


Mayor says there is no evidence of a pregnancy pact (2008-06-24)
The mayor of Gloucester Massachusetts says there is no evidence a group of young girls made a pact to get pregnant and raise their babies together.


Pfizer Inc. pays a $975,000 in civil penalty (2008-06-24)
Federal officials say Pfizer Inc. has agreed to pay a $975,000 civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at its former manufacturing plant in Groton, Connecticut.


Springfield is starting to pay back the 52 million dollar emergency loan (2008-06-24)
The city of Springfield Massachusetts is starting to pay back the 52 million dollar emergency loan it received from the state four years ago.


Tim Russert gets lifetime achievement award (2008-06-24)
Syracuse University is honoring late political journalist Tim Russert with a lifetime achievement award.


Indian Point siren system tested Monday (2008-06-24)
A full volume test of the new Indian Point nuclear power plant siren system Monday evening produced good grades.


Dodd says controversy over loans will not compromise his ability to lead (2008-06-24)
Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd says the controversy over two loans he received will not compromise his ability to lead Congress' efforts to ease the sub-prime mortgage meltdown.


Sweet Deal for the Concord (2008-06-24)
The resort many hope will bring a rebirth of the Borscht Belt heyday is getting a boost in Albany.


Three homicides in Hudson Valley, NY (2008-06-23)
Three homicides in Hudson Valley, NY cities over the weekend.


Families displaced after NY condos lightning hits (2008-06-23)
Eight families have been displaced from their homes in suburban New York after lightning struck and set ablaze their condominium.


LGBTQ seniors learned of the services provided by the Ulster County, NY Office for the Aging (2008-06-23)
Seniors, who are members of the LGBTQ community, learned of the services of the Ulster County, NY Office for the Aging Sunday, but the leader of the group said she was staggered by the lack of resources that the office has to get the word out to the county's aging population.


Bill Ivey - Arts, Inc. (aired 6/23/08) (2008-06-23)
Katie Britton speaks with Bill Ivey about his book "Arts, Inc.: How Greed and Neglect Have Destroyed Our Cultural Rights."


Campbell Scott and Nicholas Martin (aired 6/20/08) (2008-06-23)
At the Roundtable's remote broadcast from the Clark Art Institute, the hosts speak to Williamstown Theatre Festival's Director, Nicholas Martin and actor Campbell Scott.


Medical Monday 6/23/08 (2008-06-23)
It's Medical Monday. Alternative medicine is the focus today as we welcome Dr. Mark Pettus. Bob Barrett hosts.


Steve Lawson (aired 6/20/08) (2008-06-23)
At the Clark Art Institute, the Roundtable Hosts speak to Williamstown Film Festival Director Steve Lawson.


Kate Burton and Darell Hammond (aired 6/20/08) (2008-06-23)
At the Clark Art Institute, the Roundtable Hosts speak to actors Kate Burton and Darrell Hammond about their performances at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.


Richard Rand and Julie Chase (aired 6/20/08) (2008-06-23)
During the live remote live broadcast from the Clark Art Institute, the Roundtable Hosts asked Senior Curator Richard Rand and Director of Special Projects Julie Chase about the Clark's current expansion project.


Bell tolls for the environment (2008-06-23)
Bill McKibben has helped to organize an online movement called 350.org, hoping that the significance of the number 350 will become internationally known.


Springfield Loan Payback Begins (2008-06-23)
City begins to payback $52 million bailout from state


Mayor John Barrett- (aired 6/20/08) (2008-06-23)
The Roundtable hosts spoke to North Adams Mayor John Barrett about his community during his live broadcast from the Clark.


Michael Conforti- (aired 6/20/08) (2008-06-23)
Clark Director Michael Conforti speaks with the hosts about the new Stone Hill Center during the Roundtable's live broadcast from the site.


Suzanne Silitch (aired 6/20/08) (2008-06-23)
At the live broadcast from the Clark Art Institute, Suzanne Silitch speaks about her work as Director of Public Relations at the Williams College Museum of Art.


Arts and culture on a budget (2008-06-23)
Nearly every Berkshire County arts and cultural venue has discounts available for patrons.


Word For The Wise #3531 (2008-06-23)
Word For The Wise #3531--06/23/08: "F F F..J J J...No looking!"


Gary Hilderbrand and Lisa Green (aired 6/20/08) (2008-06-23)
At the Clark Art Institute, the Roundtable Hosts speak to lanscape architect Gary Hilderbrand and the Clark's Lisa Green about the design of the new Stone Hill Center.


The Best of Our Knowledge # 927 (2008-06-23)
Air Date: 6/23/08 - Schools may be out for the summer, but parents, don't let your child's brain take a vacation. Plus laptops in developing countries.


Jennifer Karampatsos (aired 6/20/08) (2008-06-23)
At the Clark Art Institute, the Roundtable hosts speak to Jennifer Karampatsos about her establishment- Papa Charlie's Deli.


Kingston's 104th Military Police Battalion honored (2008-06-23)
Seventy-nine Army National Guard soldiers and dozens of their family members celebrated their return from Iraq in March, and Sunday they were honored for their service overseas in the last year.


The Media Project #890 (2008-06-23)
(AIRS 6/22/08 & 6/23/08) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and WTEN Anchor Elisa Streeter discuss issues confronting the media.


Local Vigil On World Refugee Day (2008-06-23)
The vigil in Albany's West Capitol Park was organized by the Iraqi Refugees Project of Women Against War.


NY Grades 3-8 Achievement Improves (2008-06-23)
Statewide student achievement improves across grades 3 through 8


In Our Backyard #160 (2008-06-23)
The rain in Iowa is dominating headlines and Ward has some thoughts on how it will impact us. Plus we will meet Nutmeg and Merlin...


NY lawmakers, governor hash out last-minute deals (2008-06-23)
Gov. David Paterson and legislative leaders are continuing to negotiate behind closed doors on a range of issues they're aiming to settle before the Legislature adjourns its session.


Frank Powers, seeking House seat, dies at NY home (2008-06-23)
The millionaire endorsed by Republican leaders as their candidate for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Vito Fossella has died at his Staten Island home.


The Legislative Gazette #825 (2008-06-23)
(Airs: 6/20/08 and 6/21/08) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics.


More Funds for Quadricentennial (2008-06-23)
More money's flowing toward the Hudson for its quadricentennial celebration


Clark opens Stone Hill Center (2008-06-23)
With the first phase of its campus expansion plan completed, the museum will work toward its plans for 2013.


Faye Vincent (aired 6/23/08) (2008-06-23)
Joe Donahue speaks with former Baseball commissioner, Faye Vincent.


Two dozen gathered to support a cause championed by former Lt. Governor (2008-06-23)
About two dozen men and women mounted stationary bike in the parking lot of Gold's Gym in the Town of Newburgh on Saturday to support a cause championed by former New York State Lt. Governor Betsy McCaughey.


The Capitol Connection #825 (2008-06-21)
Host Alan Chartock is joined by Steve Greenberg, spokesman for the Siena New York poll. Air Date: 6/20/08


Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes (2008-06-20)
On episode 988 of 51%, we learn about change and bid some fond farewells


Antiquarian Books 6/20/08 (2008-06-20)
Dan Dwyer, our antiquarian book expert, returns to Vox Pop.


Local Budget Process Critiqued (2008-06-20)
Elected officials in Springfield MA do budget work for first time in 4 years.


Word For The Wise #3530 (2008-06-20)
Word For The Wise #3530--06/20/08: Ed Sullivan, MC and toast of the town


Loan Payback Bill Aired At Springfield Hearing (2008-06-20)
Concerns voiced about local governance changes sought by Gov.Patrick


Major Downtown Albany Development Project To Begin (2008-06-20)
The Wellington Hotel and several adjoining buildings along State Street are getting a 65-Million Dollar makeover.


Barbara Kingsolver (part 2 - aired 6/18/08) (2008-06-19)
Joe finishes his discussion with Barbara Kingsolver about her book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle - now out in paperback.


Mothers vs. Fathers over Mandated Joint Custody (2008-06-19)
Fathers Rights activists held a day-long rally at the Legislative Office Building, Women's Rights Supporters gathered at Albany's Egg.


Public Integrity Commission Meets in Albany (2008-06-19)
The New York State Commission on Public Integrity met today [Thursday] in Albany - Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas attended that meeting...


Congressional Corner with John McHugh (2 of 3 - aired 6/18/08) (2008-06-19)
Alan and John McHugh continue their conversation in today's Congressional Corner.


Rita Rudner (aired 6/19/08) (2008-06-19)
Joe speaks with comedian Rita Rudner about her book "I Still Have It, I Just Can't Remember Where I Put It: Confessions of a Fiftysomething."


Steven Wax (aired 6/19/08) (2008-06-19)
Joe and Sarah speak with Steven Wax - a public defender from Oregon - about his book "Kafka Comes to America" which deals with the conditions of prisoners and legal systems surrounding Guantanamo Bay.


Josh Waitzkin (aired 6/19/08) (2008-06-19)
Joe and Sarah speak with Josh Waitzkin about his life and his book "The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance."


Susan Neiman (aired 6/18/08) (2008-06-19)
Susan Neiman speaks with Joe and David about her book, Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grown-Up Idealists.


Culinary Corner - Yellow Fin Tuna (aired 6/18/08) (2008-06-19)
Heidi Hoyt makes a fantastic hors d'oeuvre with Associate Producer - Sarah LaDuke.


Science Forum 6/19/08 (2008-06-19)
Energy related issues jump to the fore on this action packed edition of The Science Forum. The seldom entropic Brian Shields hosts.


Incumbent Governor Jim Douglas kicked off his campaign (2008-06-19)
Vermont's Republican Incumbent Governor Jim Douglas kicked off his campaign for a fourth term Wednesday, embarking on a two-day tour that will stop in all 14 of the state's counties.


Agreement unlikely on tax cap proposal (2008-06-19)
Governor Paterson says it's unlikely that legislative leaders will agree on his tax cap proposal before they adjourn on Monday.


Fairpoint Communications will delay a cutover (2008-06-19)
Fairpoint Communications will delay a cutover related to its recent acquisition of Verizon Communication's landline operations in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont.


Senator Joe Lieberman recives Jefferson Awards (2008-06-19)
Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman is among more than a dozen recipients of this year's Jefferson Awards for national and local public service.


Governor Officially Kicks Off Reelection Campaign (2008-06-19)
Vermont gubernatorial field expands to five as incumbent begins reelection campaign.


FAA says airport must shift its short-term focus (2008-06-19)
The Pittsfield Municipal Airport is now reassessing its proposed upgrades to meet the needs of the FAA and the DEP.


House Aviation Subcommittee not happy with the FAA's recommendation (2008-06-19)
The House Aviation Subcommittee and many of its members, including Transportation Committee Chairman James Oberstar, are not happy with the FAA's recommendation to alleviate the capacity problem at New York's Big Three airports, namely through a slot auction system.


Word For The Wise #3529 (2008-06-19)
Word For The Wise #3529--06/19/08: Her name may be Kathleen, but she's one chatty patty


Judges have the authority to revoke pensions of corrupt elected officials (2008-06-19)
Connecticut judges have been given the authority to revoke or reduce the pensions of corrupt elected officials and public employees.


Michael Veitch (2008-06-19)
Michael Veitch joins Howard at The Linda. michaelveitch.com


The Mysteries of Harris Burdick (2008-06-19)
Alan hosts as the cast and creators of this new musical share three songs with us. The Mysteries of Harris Burdick is being performed in Pittsfield, MA at Barrington Stage Company's Stage II through July 5th.


Electric bill boost to pay for efficiency program (2008-06-19)
New York electric bills will be slightly higher starting in November.


Hodding Carter (aired 6/19/08) (2008-06-19)
Joe and Sarah speak with Hodding Carter about his experiences working through a mid-life crisis by re-training to swim and trying to qualify for the Olympics.


Congressional Corner with John McHugh (3 of 3 - aired 6/18/08) (2008-06-19)
In today's Congressional Corner Alan and John McHugh discuss earmarks.


State Officials Seeking Assistance Avenues for Heating Costs (2008-06-19)
Vermont Governor leads coalition asking for full federal funding of LIHEAP.


Schumer says New Yorkers have so far avoided the worst of the foreclosure crisis (2008-06-19)
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer Wednesday said Upstate New Yorkers have so far avoided the worst of the foreclosure crisis, faring better than most states in the face of the national housing crisis.


NRC didn't discover any dealbreakers at Indian Point (2008-06-19)
Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspectors say their preliminary findings didn't discover any dealbreakers as the owner of the Indian Point Nuclear plants continues to move toward relicensing.


Environmental activists call on state to pass an energy bill before the end of sesssion (2008-06-19)
Environmental activists in Massachusetts are calling on the state legislature to pass an energy bill before the legislative session ends next month.


In Conversation with... Jeffrey Deskovic and David Kaczynski (2008-06-19)
Alan Chartock in conversation with Jeffrey Deskovic and David Kaczynski on wrongful conviction and criminal justice reform.


Pets and Vets 6/18/08 (2008-06-18)
Katie Britton takes over the host's chair for this edition of "Pets and Vets." Katie welcomes guests Sue Sternberg and Dr. Ronald Scharf.


New York lawmakers have approved graduated penalties for recording motion pictures (2008-06-18)
New York lawmakers have approved graduated penalties for secretly recording motion pictures or live performances without theater permission.


Elly Wininger (2008-06-18)
Singer/Songwriter Elly Wininger joins Howard on Performance Place.


Book Picks (aired 6/17/08) (2008-06-18)
Sarah Knight - merchandising diva and bookseller from Northshire joins Joe and Sarah in Studio A with this week's book picks!


Jim Noles - State Quarters (aired 6/17/08) (2008-06-18)
Joe speaks with Jim Noles about his book,A Pocketful of History: Four Hundred Years of America--One State Quarter at a Time.


SUNY Trustees Approve Additional Budget Cuts (2008-06-18)
Concerns expressed over additional SUNY budget cuts.


The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn (2008-06-18)
The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn join Howard at The Linda.


How to Save Your Life #088 (2008-06-18)
Host Dr. Phil Stieg is joined by Dr. Ellen Marmur Chief of the Division of Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgery and Assistant Clinical Professor at The Mount Sinai Medical Center New York. Air Date: 6/17/08


Labor Market Study Finds Skills Shortage (2008-06-18)
More higher education needed in Springfield area workforce.


Council on Future of Vermont to Seek Chittenden County Input Thursday (2008-06-18)
Input sought from Vermonters on how they envision the future of their state.


The New York State launched a new, easy-to-use Web site (2008-06-18)
The New York State Comptroller's office has launched Open Book New York, a new, easy-to-use Web site providing the public access to how state government is spending tax dollars.


Gov. David Paterson is turning up the pressure to reconsider his cap on property taxes (2008-06-18)
Gov. David Paterson is turning up the pressure on the Legislature to reconsider his cap on property taxes.


FDR: The First Hundred Days (aired 6/17/08) (2008-06-18)
Katie Britton speaks with Anthony Badger about his book, FDR: The First Hundred Days.


Word For The Wise #3528 (2008-06-18)
Word For The Wise #3528--06/18/08: Hawks and doves and American history


The Sugarbush Ski Resort has agreed to pay an $18,980 fine (2008-06-18)
The Sugarbush Ski Resort has agreed to pay an $18,980 fine for violating federal regulations that require it to keep records on hazardous chemicals stored on its land.


Storms have power crews out again (2008-06-18)
A second round of powerful storms in just a week has power crews out again.


Blumenthal wants rate cuts for Connecticut Natural Gas (2008-06-18)
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and the state Office of Consumer Counsel want rate cuts for Connecticut Natural Gas after the utility reported more profit than regulators allow.


Dodd says he got no special treatment from Countrywide (2008-06-18)
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd says he got no special treatment from Countrywide Financial Corp. on two mortgatges.


Barbara Kingsolver (part 1 - aired 6/17/08) (2008-06-18)
Barbara Kingsolver speaks with Joe Donahue about her best-selling book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle - now out in paperback.


Cleanup of flooding from Saturday night's rainstorm continues (2008-06-18)
The cleanup of flooding from Saturday night's rainstorm continues in Rutland, Vermont, where the state's A-S-A Bloomer Building remains closed.


A former upstate New York police officer is facing prison after pleading guilty to molesting a girl (2008-06-18)
A former upstate New York police officer is facing 10 years in state prison after pleading guilty to sexually molesting a girl over a four-year period.


Policeman was found not guilty in the death of an illegal immigrant (2008-06-18)
A former policeman was found not guilty on Tuesday in the death of an illegal immigrant.


Springfield MA has voted for a 531 million dollar budget (2008-06-18)
The city council in Springfield Massachusetts has voted for a 531 million dollar budget for the fiscal year that starts July First. This marks the first time elected officials have had a say over city spending since the state appointed a finance control board four years ago.


An airline may be adding flights at Stewart Airport (2008-06-18)
As one airline prepares to leave Stewart Airport, another says it may be adding flights to take up the slack.


Hundreds join president in mourning Russert (2008-06-18)
A private funeral will be held in Washington today for Buffalo native Tim Russert, host of the Sunday morning talk show ``Meet the Press.''


Nicholas Ostler - Ad Infinitum: A Biography of Latin (aired 6/17/08) (2008-06-18)
Joe speaks with Nicholas Ostler about his book, Ad Infinitum: A Biography of Latin.


Congressional Corner with John McHugh (1 of 3 - aired 6/17/08) (2008-06-18)
Alan and John McHugh discuss the complexities of the energy crisis.


Caught in a Tornado (2008-06-18)
Three major storms in one week are keeping power crews scrambling, and nearly cost one man his life.


Joe Donahue speaks with Barbara Kingsolver (aired 6-18-08) (2008-06-18)
Barbara Kingsolver speaks about her new book-- Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life-- which is a chronicle of how she and her family vowed to spend a year eating a locally produced diet.


Rell directing all state agency heads to freeze spending (2008-06-18)
Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell is directing all state agency heads to freeze spending for the final days of the current fiscal year.


EPA wants GE to submit additional cleaning plan details for the Housatonic (2008-06-18)
The Environmental Protection Agency will require General Electric to submit additional details about its plans for cleaning up the next portion of the Housatonic River.


Bill to protect drinking water gets final approval (2008-06-18)
A bill increasing penalties for contaminating public drinking water supplies has received final legislative approval.


800 Vermonters tell their stories of economic hardship (2008-06-18)
Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has been talking about the shrinking middle class for years, but until now, he says he didn't realize the extent of the problem. He recently received more than 800 responses after appealing to his constituents to tell their stories of economic hardship.


VA clinic gets new home (2008-06-18)
A Veterans Administration clinic that had been housed in the Vermont Veterans home in Bennington has a new space.


The Book Show #1039 (2008-06-18)
Host Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina welcomes author and blogger Catherine Sanderson. Air Date: 6/17/08


VNY Property Tax Cap, Same Sex Marriage and VP Candidates 6/17/08 (2008-06-17)
Dr. Alan Chartock discusses these hot-button topics with WAMC listeners.


U-Mass men s basketball team are going to spend some time with youths (2008-06-17)
Members of the nationally ranked U-Mass men s basketball team are going to spend some time this summer working with youths in the city of Springfield.


Vermont Lawmaker Floats Four Day Work Week (2008-06-17)
Senator Vincent Illuzzi suggests four day work week to Douglas Administration officials.


Online Auction Cuts City's Energy Bills (2008-06-17)
Springfield finds competition for its energy business during real time bidding.


AARP Survey Indicates Small Businesses Want Enrollment in State Insurance Plans (2008-06-17)
AARP-Vermont survey of small business finds struggle with health care costs, desire to enroll in state plan high.


Budget Review Hits Snag (2008-06-17)
Councilor questions use of cash reserves to balance Springfield's books


Drilling for Money - Landowners Warned to Educate Themselves (2008-06-17)
State officials are warning New Yorkers negotiating with gas drilling companies to protect themselves.


Word For The Wise #3527 (2008-06-17)
Word For The Wise #3527--06/17/08: Clearing the decks to make room for still more insouciance


New York Finances: An Open Book (2008-06-17)
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced the Open Book New York initiative, part of DiNapoli's reforms to open up government for the average New Yorker. The initiative is the closest to real-time financial tracking the state has ever seen.


NYCLU Against "Familial Searching" DNA (2008-06-17)
The New York Civil Liberties Union held a news conference to discuss a state proposal that would authorize collecting DNA from the family members of anyone whose DNA is a "partial match" with crime scene evidence.


Patrick has signed a one billion dollar life sciences bond bill (2008-06-17)
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has signed a one billion dollar bond bill to foster the state s life sciences industry. The bill has been hailed as a key component of the Patrick administration s economic development strategy.


New York utility regulators to nix $4.6-billion buyout (2008-06-17)
An administrative law judge is advising New York utility regulators to nix a global power company's planned $4.6-billion buyout of Energy East Corp., which serves four Northeastern states.


Champlain clean up taking longer than expected (2008-06-17)
Vermont Governor Jim Douglas says it's taking longer than expected to clean up Lake Champlain by reducing its phosphorous levels.


Three programs for children will get funding (2008-06-17)
Three programs that serve at-risk children in Rutland, Vermont schools will get federal funding under a measure announced Monday by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.


Suicide ruled out in the disappearance of hedge fund swindler (2008-06-17)
A federal marshal ruled out suicide yesterday in the disappearance of a missing hedge fund swindler whose car was found abandoned on a New York Bridge.


Rell is hearing criticism over nonprofit veto (2008-06-17)
Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell is hearing criticism for her veto of a bill that would have created a cabinet to consider long term funding options for struggling nonprofit social service agencies.


Two men will be tried separately in connection with killing of a mother and two daughters (2008-06-17)
A Connecticut prosecutor says two men will be tried separately in connection with the killing of a mother and her two daughters in a home invasion in Cheshire last year.


Red tide tests will begin this week (2008-06-17)
The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries plans this week to begin testing shellfish harvested from federal waters that may have been affected by red tide.


AirTran Airways will going to continue flying (2008-06-17)
AirTran Airways, which Friday announced it would shut down its Stewart Airport, Newburgh, NY operations on September 3, is going to continue flying from Westchester County Airport.


Officials have broken ground on obility Management Facility (2008-06-17)
Sullivan County, NY officials broke ground on their new transportation facility Monday, kicking off a project already several years in the planning.


JetBlue will consider adding more flights (2008-06-17)
With AirTran Airways' termination of service from Stewart Airport in Newburgh, NY in early September, JetBlue, the other airline that provides daily Florida service will evaluate its ridership and consider adding more flights in the future.


An appropriation of $800,000 is making its way through the House (2008-06-17)
An appropriation of $800,000 is making its way through a House of Representatives committee and the funding is targeting to be applied to the cost of the new $15.5 million water treatment plant under construction in the City of Middletown, NY.


Singapore officials tour upstate prisons (2008-06-17)
Prison officials from Singapore are touring western New York correctional facilities to study general andclinical supervision practices.


Senate, Assembly near authorities reform (2008-06-17)
Senior New York legislators say they are near agreement on landmark reform of state authorities that can borrow hundreds of millions of dollars, set fares and tolls, and sell off state assets such as property development rights.


Congressman Hall urged the senate to pass $6.4 billion in grants (2008-06-17)
Hudson Valley, NY Congressman John Hall Monday urged the Senate to adopt a bill that has already been approved in the House that would provide $6.4 billion in grants to school districts to repair, modernize and green school buildings. Hall announced the bill while at Monroe-Woodbury High School with school district officials. If approved by the Senate and signed by the President, it could pump $6 million into Hall's district alone.


sick and infested cats hiding in the walls and ceiling of a home (2008-06-17)
Officials in Ulster County say there are still at least a dozen sick and infested cats hiding in the walls and ceiling of a home where 40 others have already been rescued.


New York's senate is trying to offer some relief to homeowners (2008-06-17)
New York's senate is trying to offer some relief to homeowners facing huge heating bills this winter.


EPA will require GE submit more details about pcb clean-up plans (2008-06-17)
The two primary land owners along this stretch of the Housatonic were among those that requested the EPA require GE to submit supplemental information to its Corrective Measures Study.


Patrick Signs Life Science Bond Bill (2008-06-16)
$1 Billion to be invested in fostering bio-tech industry


John Buchinger - Farmer's Museum (aired 6/13/08) (2008-06-16)
John Buchinger, the Associate Director of Education at The Farmer's Museum joins Joe, Alan and Sarah.


Siena Research Institute Releases New Poll Results (2008-06-16)
Nearly three-quarters of voters support Governor David Paterson's proposal to cap property tax increases to no more than four percent per year, according to a new Siena (College) Research Institute poll released today. The Siena poll shows a plurality of voters support a law to legalize same sex marriage in New York and three-quarters support some recognition of same sex couples.


George Will (Part 2 of 2 - aired 6/16/08) (2008-06-16)
Joe speaks with George Will about his book, One Man's America: The Pleasures and Provocations of Our Singular Nation.


Dan Buettner - The Blue Zones (aired 6/16/08) (2008-06-16)
Joe speaks with explorer Dan Buettner about The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest.


Philip Gourevitch (aired 6/16/08) (2008-06-16)
Joe speaks with Philip Gourevitch about his book, Standard Operating Procedure.


Ted Sorenson (aired 6/16/08) (2008-06-16)
Joe Donahue speaks with JFK adviser Ted Sorenson about his book "Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History."


Tokyo String Quartet (2008-06-16)
A special Performance Place featuring The Tokyo String Quartet.


Word For The Wise #3526 (2008-06-16)
Word For The Wise #3526--06/16/08: Can't we all just get along?


Medical Monday 6/16/08 (2008-06-16)
We welcome back Dr. Paul Lemanski for a discussion about cardiovascular health. Alan Chartock hosts.


Congressional Corner with Mike McNulty (1 of 3 aired 6/16/08) (2008-06-16)
Alan speaks with Mike McNulty about the switch over from back Clinton to backing Obama in light of Obama winning the nomination.


Leonard S. Marcus (aired 6/16/08) (2008-06-16)
Katie Britton speaks with children's book historian Leonard S. Marcus.


Madeleine Peyroux (2008-06-16)
A very special Performance Place featuring Madeleine Peyroux.


Jeff Idelson - President of the Baseball HoF (aired 6/13/08) (2008-06-16)
Joe, Alan and Sarah speak with Jeff Idelson about the goings-on at the Baseball Hall of Fame.


The Legislative Gazette #824 (2008-06-16)
(Airs: 6/13/08 and 6/14/08) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics.


Springfield And UMass Team Up To Help Kids (2008-06-16)
Minuteman basketball team members to put on youth clinics through the summer.


In Our Backyard #159 (2008-06-16)
We had a heat wave - a tropical heat wave - what impact has that had on our backyards over the past week - Ward will comment.


The Best of Our Knowledge # 926 (2008-06-16)
Air Date: 6/16/08 - The DOD says due to frequent relocation, military spouses are often under educated and therefore under employed. So there are new education programs in place for military spouses.


Gregg Kenney (aired 6/13/08) (2008-06-16)
Gregg Kenney - an actor who impersonates Roberto Clemente and Jackie Robinson - joins Joe, Alan and Sarah.


Goose Gossage (aired 6/13/08) (2008-06-16)
Joe speaks with Goose Gossage about how it feels to get inducted into the Hall of Fame.


Kris Rossi - The Fenimore Museum (aired 6/13/08) (2008-06-16)
Kris Rossi joins Joe, Alan, and Sarah to talk about exhibits at The Fenimore Museum.


Hall of Fame Game Washes Out (2008-06-16)
The end of the annual Hall of Fame game in Cooperstown was a disappointing one but town businesses say they'll bounce back.


Glimmerglass Opera (aired 6/13/08) (2008-06-16)
Eric Schnobrick, Kate Newman, and Amanda Crider join Joe, Alan, and Sarah to talk about the upcoming season at Glimmerglass.


Dave Niehaus (aired 6/13/08) (2008-06-16)
Ford C. Frick Winner and Seattle Mariners Broadcaster, Dave Niehaus speaks with Joe Donahue.


Chutney Unlimited and Brewery Ommegang (aired 6/13/08) (2008-06-16)
Tanna Roten of Chutney Unlimited and Brewmaster for Brewery Ommegang join Joe, Alan, and Sarah.


George Will (Part 1 of 2 - aired 6/13/08) (2008-06-16)
Conservative columnist and baseball fan, George Will, speaks with Joe about the state of baseball.


New York State to take over NYC OTB (2008-06-16)
New York State is going to take over the operation of the New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation to ensure its financial viability.


Teen drowns while swimming in upper Hudson River (2008-06-16)
Authorities say an upstate teenager was trying to swim across the upper Hudson River with a friend when he drowned.


Legislators are hoping to explore new ways to purchase natural gas at lower rates (2008-06-16)
Dutchess County, NY legislators are hoping to explore new ways to purchase natural gas and electricity at lower rates by joining neighboring counties in a joint venture.


NY health official says tax hike has smokers ready to quit (2008-06-16)
New York health officials are declaring the state's highest-in-the-nation cigarette tax a success.


SS Columbia on its way to New York Harbor (2008-06-16)
Planning is underway to transport the SS Columbia, the oldest surviving excursion steamer in the United States from Detroit to New York Harbor. The volunteer organization, SS Columbia Projects, needs to match a $750,000 grant from the state, restore the 106-year-old vessel and bring it home to the Hudson River.


D.A.R.E. remains popular, with students, families (2008-06-16)
Nationwide, the D.A.R.E, the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, may not be quite as popular as it once was, but in Sullivan County, NY, the program remains popular, with students, families.


Hall of Fame Librarian - Jim Gates (aired 6/13/08) (2008-06-16)
HoF Librarian Jim Gates joins Joe, Alan, and Sarah to speak about the history of the sport, the game, and the hall.


Bosley says no more (2008-06-16)
State Rep. Daniel Bosley says so-called MORE grant funds are being "doled out like popcorn" by the Patrick-Murray administration. Meanwhile, the administration maintains the funds are stimulating economic growth.


The Capitol Connection #824 (2008-06-14)
Host Alan Chartock is joined by Blair Horner, Legislative Director with the New York Public Interest Research Group. Air Date: 6/13/08


DiNapoli Bumps More Lawyers From Retirement System (2008-06-13)
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has removed three more lawyers from the state and local retirement system and rescinded service credit for a fourth.


Program Aims To Improve Workforce Skills (2008-06-13)
A-I-C in Springfield to offer certificates in computer and health care skills


The Media Project #889 (2008-06-13)
(AIRS 6/15/08 & 6/16/08) WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and Kingston Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss issues confronting the media.


The oldest profession in the world (2008-06-13)
Episode 987 is a re-air of 51%'s much-acclaimed show on prostitution


Word For The Wise #3525 (2008-06-13)
Word For The Wise #3525--06/13/08: Could you care less?


Colonie Confronts Deficit (2008-06-13)
Last night the Town Board formally asked state lawmakers to act...passing a "home-rule" message in a 4 to 3 vote split according to party lines... no one is certain that the proposal will make it through as the bill is among hundreds awaiting review with just a few days left in the current legislative session.


Congressmen From Region Sign on to Big Oil Legislation (2008-06-13)
Democratic Congressmen introduce legislation to impose fee on unused domestic oil leases.


Stamps and Coins 6/13/08 (2008-06-13)
You want to talk stamps? We can do that. Coins? Bring it on! Our favorite stamp and coin experts, Bob Scott and David Tripp return to join Bob Barrett for an hour of interesting talk.


Gasoline Prices Seen Hitting Lottery Sales (2008-06-13)
Massachusetts still on pace for record revenue year for state lottery


Berkshire Botanical Garden cultivating art (2008-06-13)
This is the second year Berkshire Botanical Garden has hosted special themed exhibitions on its grounds.


Albany High School: March 19, 2008 (2008-06-12)
Do public high schools still practice a form of don't ask, don't tell when it comes to including sexual orientation in their curricula & bullying policies?


Word For The Wise #3524 (2008-06-12)
Word For The Wise #3524--06/12/08: How perfect is too perfect?


Pay Raise for New York's Judges (2008-06-12)
Governor Paterson and the Legislature have to come up with a pay raise for state judges within 90 days. That's the ruling from a state court judge in Manhattan.


Lieutenant Governor Begins Planning for Winter Heating Emergency (2008-06-12)
Vermont Lieutenant Governor warns state to be prepared for winter heating emergency.


Current Use Law Expands Protections on Ecologically Sensitive Land (2008-06-12)
New provisions to Vermont's current use tax law should protect more sensitive lands.


Allergies 6/12/08 (2008-06-12)
Dr. Clifford Tepper returns to WAMC microphones for an enlightening discussion about allergies, a topic much on the minds of many people in the Northeast at this time of year. Steve Felano hosts.


Calls For Campaign Finance Reform (2008-06-12)
With the clock winding down toward the end of the legislative session, there's a renewed call for campaign finance reform legislation.


Jim Nantz (aired 6/12/08) (2008-06-12)
Joe speaks with Jim Nantz about his new book which honors his father.


Art on Lark (aired 6/12/08) (2008-06-12)
Michael Wieidrich joins Joe and David to talk about Art on Lark.


Congressional Corner with Mike McNulty (2 of 3 aired 6/12/08) (2008-06-12)
In today's Congressional Corner Alan and Mike McNulty discuses the proposal to remove the tax on gas.


Rush to Get Heat Alternatives (2008-06-12)
It may be hot outside, but companies selling alternative heating systems say they're swamped with business


Chittenden County police plan to start recording the race of people who are stopped on Vermont's roads (2008-06-12)
Four Chittenden County police departments plan to start recording the race of people who are stopped on Vermont's roads in an effort to reduce prejudice that leads to racial profiling.


Change in hours sought (2008-06-12)
BaRT charter executive director said shifting its school day hours will result in the loss of 10 minutes of instruction per week.


David Donaldson will not challenge Elliot Auerbach for the Democratic nomination for county comptroller (2008-06-12)
Ulster County Legislature Chairman David Donaldson Tuesday announced he would not challenge Elliot Auerbach for the Democratic nomination for county comptroller in that Hudson Valley, NY county.


Closing the Loophole on Predatory Teachers (2008-06-12)
A bill aimed at cracking down on teachers who have sexual relationships with their students is being called a no-brainer by one mother.


Listener Essay by Judith Barnes (aired 6/12/08) (2008-06-12)
In honor of Father's Day, Judith Barnes shares some stories about a father figure in her life.


Transit Authority in western Massachusetts will hike fares (2008-06-12)
The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority in western Massachusetts will hike fares effective July First to in part off set the rising costs of fuel for its buses.


Hilltop Orchards owner offers land for CSA (2008-06-12)
Land is abundant in the Berkshires compared to other portions of the state. But it is also often too costly for would-be farmers to invest in and expect to turn a profit.


Power company has agreed to reduce some of the extra charges consumers face (2008-06-12)
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says he's reached a settlement with a Milford power company that has agreed to reduce some of the extra charges consumers faced paying in upcoming years.


Three counties announced the first results of a study dealing with a housing market (2008-06-12)
Three counties announced the first results of a study dealing with a housing market that's priced workers out of area as another study shows just how bad it is.


Simon Winchester (aired 6/12/08) (2008-06-12)
Joe speaks with Simon Winchester about his latest work, "The Man Who Loved China."


Past Presidential Candidates Popular VP Picks (2008-06-11)
New York voters like former presidential candidates for vice president.


Word For The Wise #3523 (2008-06-11)
Word For The Wise #3523--06/11/08: All poets should do as much time


How to Save Your Life #087 (2008-06-11)
Host Dr. Philip Stieg is joined by Dr. Herbert Pardes, President and CEO of New York Presbyterian Health Care System. Air Date: 6/10/08


The Book Show #1038 (2008-06-11)
Host Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina is joined by Dani Shapiro, author of the novel "Black & White." Air Date: 6/10/08


PVTA Fare Hike Approved (2008-06-11)
Bus fares in 24 WMass cities and towns go up July 1


Police To Collect Race Data to Help Assess Racial Bias (2008-06-11)
Four Chittenden County police departments will work with citizens' group to gather race data.


Hudson Valley's Middle Class Priced Out of Town (2008-06-11)
Hudson Valley's middle class is being squeezed out of the area.


Capital Region Drug Ring Broken (2008-06-11)
Andrew Cuomo's multi-agency drug crackdown pays off.


Good Luck Julia Send-Off (aired 6/11/08) (2008-06-11)
It's Julia Taylor's last day at WAMC. Her co-Tablers and some surprise guests wish her well!


Culinary Corner - Fillet Mignon Panini (aired 6/11/08) (2008-06-11)
Julia joins Dan Leader next to the panini press at Bread Alone to make an extremely tasty fillet mignon sandwich.


Listener Essay by Mary Ann Kentofio (aired 6/11/08) (2008-06-11)
In today's listener essay, Mary tells us about a recent dinner party she attended with her husband, a dinner party that revealed the dark undercurrents that lurk beneath even the most placid unions


Amma: One on One With An Ambassador for Love (2008-06-11)
An exclusive one on one interview with an Indian holy woman who draws thousands of people as she tours the world.


The heat wave isn't going to break without a fight (2008-06-11)
The heat wave isn't going to break without a fight


$6 million in state money for cleaner coal power plant (2008-06-11)
New York Gov. David Paterson is committing up to $6 million in state money to help build a new, cleaner coal power plant in Jamestown, Chautauqua County.


Massachusetts is stepping up its outreach against domestic violence (2008-06-11)
With the number of domestic violence triple what is was in 2005, Massachusetts is stepping up its outreach in an effort to save lives.


CT will approve $2.5 million to provide fuel efficient burners (2008-06-11)
Connecticut lawmakers say they plan to approve $2.5 million to provide fuel efficient burners and furnaces to more than 3,000 low-income and elderly families.


Two groups work to register 10,000 new Latino voters (2008-06-11)
Connecticut election officials and Hispanic organizations are kicking off a statewide effort to register at least 10,000 new Latino voters.


Albany Mortgage Rally (2008-06-11)
Homeowners in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure were in Albany Tuesday to ask state lawmakers for help.


David Sedaris (Part 2 - aired 6/11/08) (2008-06-11)
Joe continues his discussion with David Sedaris who will be reading at The Palace in Albany in September.


Ken Davis (aired 6/11/08) (2008-06-11)
Ken Davis - America's History Teacher - speaks with Joe and Julia.


A supermarket and a fast food chain have stopped selling some tomatoes (2008-06-11)
A supermarket and a fast food chain have stopped selling some tomatoes after a 17 state salmonella outbreak.


Proposed property tax cap not likely to reach the floor of the Legislature (2008-06-11)
A proposed property tax cap supported by Governor David Paterson, his expert tax-relief commission, and 72 percent of New Yorkers isn't likely to even reach the floor of the Legislature this session.


New York's top court says small amounts of marijuana do not represent ``dangerous contraband'' (2008-06-11)
New York's top court says small amounts of marijuana in prison do not represent ``dangerous contraband'' under the law. And it ordered lower courts to reduce two convictions to misdemeanors with shorter sentences.


The Hudson River is being searched to find convict (2008-06-11)
The Hudson River is being searched near Bear Mountain to find a convicted hedge fund swindler.


No criminal charges will be filed against two Vermont state police who ran over a man (2008-06-11)
Prosecutors say no criminal charges will be filed against two Vermont state police troopers who ran over a man who had been lying in the roadway on Route 100 in Dover.


Tax Cap Flap (2008-06-11)
A broad-based coalition representing more than one-million New Yorkers is speaking out against Governor David Paterson's proposed property tax cap.


Catherine Friend (aired 6/11/08) (2008-06-11)
Catherine Friend discusses being a Compassionate Carnivore with Joe and Julia.


Representative McNulty Retiring After 20 Years (2008-06-11)
Mike McNulty has announced that he won't run for re-election in November.


Protesters Call for Diplomacy, Not an Iran War (2008-06-10)
As President Bush and EU leaders take a tough stance against Iran's nuclear development, a national call-in and protest calls for more diplomacy.


Catskills region, NY swimming hole sees more traffic (2008-06-10)
Chris Dourin could have been home working, but when the temperatures reach into 90s Monday, he can be found at a popular Catskills region, NY swimming hole with his year-old daughter, Jennabeth.


Fergus Bordewich (aired 6/10/08) (2008-06-10)
Joe and Julia speak with Fergus Bordewich about his new book "Washington, The Making of the American Capital."


US Fish and Wildlife Asks Wind Developers to Suspend Projects to Protect Bats (2008-06-10)
Bats weakened by White Nose Syndrome may be at risk from wind turbine development.


North Adams looks to art for foot traffic and cash (2008-06-10)
Four new contemporary art galleries will fill some of the many vacant storefronts in downtown North Adams.


Word For The Wise #3522 (2008-06-10)
Word For The Wise #3522--06/10/08: The fine tradition of American honesty


Governor Signs Health Bills Into Law (2008-06-10)
Advocates praise additions to Vermont health care plans.


Domestic violence related deaths nearly triple that of 2005 (2008-06-10)
Health officials and victim advocates say there are a number of resources available to victims as well as those seeking help to remedy their own violent behavior.


Sides Gear Up For Ballot Tax Battle (2008-06-10)
Measure would repeal Massachusetts state income tax


Meditation and Psychotherapy 6/10/08 (2008-06-10)
Host Brian Shields welcomes Dr. Michael Lipson for a fascinating discussion about meditation and its possible uses in promoting psychological well-being.


City Councilors Question Budget Claims (2008-06-10)
Assert budget numbers don't match Springfield mayor's political promises


Vermont officials say there has been a decline in tax revenues (2008-06-10)
Vermont officials say a decline in tax revenues last month is another signal that an economic slowdown has hit Vermont.


Cuomo is investigating a foundation operated by stars's boyfriend (2008-06-10)
New York state's attorney general is investigating a foundation operated by the boyfriend of ``The Devil Wears Prada'' star Anne Hathaway.


GE Energy gets billion-dollar turbine contract (2008-06-10)
General Electric has received a billion-dollar contract for a new power plant in Algeria using GE Energy's gas turbine technology.


Patrick administration focuses on the "Creative" economy (2008-06-10)
The Patrick administration wants to give the so-called Creative economy of Massachusetts a shot in the arm. focuses


David Sedaris (Part 1 - aired 6/10/08) (2008-06-10)
Joe speaks with American Humorist David Sedaris about life and his new book, "When You Are Engulfed in Flames."


Strobe Talbott (aired 6/10/08) (2008-06-10)
Joe speaks with Strobe Talbott about his book, "The Great Experiment."


Book Picks (aired 6/10/08) (2008-06-10)
Neil Novick of The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA joins Joe and Julia and shares some summer mystery suggestions!


We're Having a Heat Wave (2008-06-10)
Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports on efficient (and environmentally friendly) ways to handle the heat.


Salmonella poisoning linked to certain raw, red tomatoes (2008-06-10)
The Vermont Department of Health is warning people about a nationwide outbreak of salmonella poisoning linked to certain raw, red tomatoes.


Retired State trooper helps train new doctors (2008-06-10)
Retired Vermont state trooper Jim Conan is a part-time actor. But you won't see him on the stage or screen.


EPA fined the City of Middletown, NY (2008-06-10)
The US Environmental Protection Agency has fined the City of Middletown, NY $50,000 for not meeting its deadline for building a new water filtration plant and the city's common council Monday night approved the funding and authorized the city attorney to sign the consent decree with the government.


Schools in Springfield may loose veteran teachers (2008-06-10)
The superintendent of schools in Springfield Massachusetts says the city could loose many veteran teachers to surrounding districts this summer unless the teacher s pay goes up.


Reduction in scholarships in NY (2008-06-10)
Part of New York's attempts to tighten its belt will lead to a reduction in scholarships.


Schumer takes on new EPA laws (2008-06-10)
US Senator Charles Schumer Monday announced an initiative to battle a recent Environmental Protection Agency law that he says could be just a scheme to increase revenues.


DEC Commissioner Pete Grannis spoke at a press conference Monday in Albany (2008-06-10)
DEC Commissioner Pete Grannis spoke at a press conference Monday in Albany on the importance of overhauling New York State's Brownfield Law.


Funeral held for 10-year-old upstate girl killed by stray bullet (2008-06-10)
Funeral services were held last night for the Albany fourth-grader who was killed by a stray bullet as she played outside her home last month.


VT hospitals will test their ability to respond to an influenza pandemic (2008-06-10)
On Wednesday, eleven Vermont hospitals will work with the Health Department and Emergency Management to test their ability to respond to an influenza pandemic.


First Youth Environmental Summit in the Berkshires (2008-06-10)
About 200 elementary and middle school students recently took part in the first Youth Environmental Summit in the Berkshires.


The heat save is stressing electric companies (2008-06-10)
The heat save is stressing electric companies and worrying health officials.


Joanna Trollope (aired 6/10/08) (2008-06-10)
Katie Britton interviews Joanna Trollope about "Friday Nights: A Novel."


The Best of Our Knowledge # 925 (2008-06-09)
Air Date: 6/9/08 - A look at access and affordability issues through the eyes of online education.


Conn. to grant school credits for foreign language lessons (2008-06-09)
Connecticut will soon join four other states that let students receive high school credit for foreign language lessons in community and cultural programs.


Advocates: Overhaul NY Brownfield Law (2008-06-09)
A call for reform from advocates who note that the current legislative session ends in two weeks, on June 23rd.


Word For The Wise #3521 (2008-06-09)
Word For The Wise #3521--06/09/08: Bad feelings and bad impulses


Suspect in 2006 homicides sues media, police (2008-06-09)
The man charged with killing two people and wounding two others during a series of shootings in 2006 is suing two media outlets, a police department, the state and the hospital that treated him.


New Citizens Believe in the American Dream (2008-06-09)
It means renouncing the past...and embracing a new country...and America's newest citizens say it's worth it.


NYS Announces Major Coastal Cleanup Funding (2008-06-09)
New York's investing big money into its coastal areas despite major budget cuts.


Will Hermes Summer Song Picks (aired 6/9/08) (2008-06-09)
Julia gets the best in summer songs from music critic and professor of journalism - WIll Hermes.


In Our Backyard #158 (2008-06-09)
Ward defends the bullhead and we also talk about the trout population. We will also talk about wind power on this week's show - a listener has a concern over the impact turbines have on birds.


Ann Barshares (aired 6/9/08) (2008-06-09)
Katie Britton speaks with NY Times best selling author, Ann Barshares, about her first adult novel.


Medical Monday 6/09/08 (2008-06-09)
Today, Alan Chartock discusses healthy eating with Dr. Sharon Alger Mayer.


Websites Crucial for Political Campaigns (2008-06-09)
Sophisticated websites are now a mark of a top level political campaign.


The Legislative Gazette #823 (2008-06-09)
(Airs: 6/6/08 and 6/7/08) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics.


Transit Companies: Release State Funds (2008-06-09)
Transit companies across New York are asking Governor David Paterson and the Legislature to release $6.2 million from a transit in already budgeted supplemental aid to help offset the rising fuel costs.


Police ticket three in alleged parachute stunt in Bear Mountain (2008-06-09)
Police say an Orange County man and two others have been ticketed after an apparent stunt in Bear Mountain State Park that was initially thought to be a suicide attempt.


Bill to hold the military accountable for medical malpractice (2008-06-09)
New York Congressman Maurice Hinchey has asked the chairmen of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Judiciary Committee to hold hearings on a bill he has introduced to provide servicemen and woman with the right to hold the military accountable for medical malpractice.


Confusion over drunk driving program (2008-06-09)
Anyone convicted of driving while intoxicated in Sullivan County must attend a Victim Impact Program. The program is offered bi-monthly. Some of the 83 assigned to attend the last program apparently didn't quite understand why they were in trouble.


Three fatal accidents over the weekend in the Catskills (2008-06-09)
Three fatal accidents over the weekend in one Catskills Region, NY county. On Friday night around 10-45, 17-year-old George Quinn of Callicoon was struck and killed by a car on Route 97 in the Sullivan County Town of Delaware.


Orange County development director may hand over business development functions (2008-06-09)
With the retirement of Orange County, NY's business development director William Trimble, County Executive Edward Diana is considering handing over the county's business development functions to the Orange County Partnership.


Dee Dee Myers (aired 6/9/08) (2008-06-09)
Joe speaks with former press secretary (during the Clinton administration) Dee Dee Myers.


Tradition, tradition (2008-06-06)
Is there any use for tradition? 51% Episode 986 takes a look at how traditions evolve and devolve


Word For The Wise #3520 (2008-06-06)
Word For The Wise #3520--06/06/08: Standing high above the vulgar fray yet again


The Media Project #888 (2008-06-06)
(AIRS 6/8/08 & 6/9/08) WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and Kingston Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss issues confronting the media.


Hundreds Of Homeless Offered Help (2008-06-06)
One day event in Springfield puts resources under one roof


AG files suit against Western Mass property owner (2008-06-05)
The complaint alleges beginning in 2003, Richard Doherty submitted false information when he applied for mortgage loans for several properties.


Community Preservation Act match likely to decrease (2008-06-05)
A recent forecast from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue anticipates the state match of CPA dollars will go from 100 percent to 65 percent next fiscal year.


The Capitol Connection #823 (2008-06-05)
Host Alan Chartock is joined by Dan Cantor, Executive Director of the Working Families Party.


Word For The Wise #3519 (2008-06-05)
Word For The Wise #3519--06/05/08: The Invisible Hand and the man who just couldn't laissez-faire


Safe Dams or Abandoned Dams? (2008-06-05)
New York's proposed new dam safety regulations are causing an uproar among property owners who say they can't afford them.


New York Cigarette Tax Increases (2008-06-05)
Mixed reaction to New York State's increase in cigarette tax.


State of NY May Owe YOU Money! (2008-06-05)
There are $9 Billion in unclaimed funds in more than 23 million accounts from all across New York state.


Bill Filed To Extend Loan Repayment (2008-06-05)
Springfield would have to make governance changes to get loan payback extension.


The Book Show #1037 (2008-06-04)
Host Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina is joined by Pulitzer Prize winning author John Matteson. Air Date: 6/3/08


Word For The Wise #3518 (2008-06-04)
Word For The Wise #3518--06/04/08: All the fabric for this coat came from my own personal hell


How to Save Your Life #086 (2008-06-04)
Host Dr. Philip Stieg is joined by former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop.


AG Cuomo: 3 Pension Settlements (2008-06-03)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has announced three settlements with law firms and lawyers stemming from his pension investigation.


Making a Difference in Newburgh (2008-06-03)
An update on efforts to end violence, and bring hope to the streets of Newburgh.


A Month of Anti-Torture Activism (2008-06-03)
A national effort to stir up outrage at US sponsored torture is underway.


Word For The Wise #3517 (2008-06-03)
Word For The Wise #3517--06/03/08: For better or worse, it certainly stands out, doesn't it?


Developer Picked For Key Project (2008-06-03)
Boston firm chosen to redevelop Court Square buildings in Springfield MA


The Best of Our Knowledge # 924 (2008-06-02)
Air Date: 6/2/08 - TBOOK goes on location to Philadelphia to look at an inner-city program that teaches science through sports, and visits a new STEM public high school in Ohio.


Big Improvements Reported At Crime Lab (2008-06-02)
Massachusetts lab cuts evidence backlog and reduces turn around time for test results.


Schumer Scuttles EPA Boating Regulation (2008-06-02)
Senator Charles Schumer visited The Albany Yacht Club in Rensselaer to draw attention to a new federal EPA regulation that he contends will punish New York's recreational boaters.


Yarn (2008-06-02)
Not just knitting anymore - Yarn joins Howard on this Performance Place.


Vince Gatton (aired 5/30/08) (2008-06-02)
Vince Gatton, star of the one-man show "I Am My Own Wife" at Berkshire Stage speaks with Clarence Fanto.


Word For The Wise #3516 (2008-06-02)
Word For The Wise #3516--06/02/08: More likely, it was a flying saucer


US "Floating Prisons" Cause International Uproar (2008-06-02)
Reports of secret American floating prisons for suspected terrorists are causing a storm overseas.


Roundtable Reads Book Pick for June - Chris Bohjalian (aired 5/30/08) (2008-06-02)
Joe's preliminary interview with Chris Bohjalian about his new book "Skeletons at the Feast." Read along with us this month and talk to the author at the end of June!


Suze Orman (aired 5/30/08) (2008-06-02)
Personal finance adviser and industry unto her self - Suze Orman speaks with Joe Donahue.


Berkshire County prosecutor honored (2008-06-02)
Berkshire County First Assistant District Attorney Paul Caccaviello and Carrie Saldo spoke about his 19 years in the DA's office.


Sounds of Progress, Part I: Can a Hook Shot Hook the Scientific Mind? Teaching Science Through Sports (2008-06-01)
Dr. Penny Hammrich is researching and designing a program to attract young women to science. She does this by mixing science learning up with something fun...sports!


The Capitol Connection #822 (2008-05-31)
Host Alan Chartock is joined by Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News. Air Date: 5/30/08


Coalition Sends Letters to U-S House Leadership Emphasizing Need for LIHEAP Funds (2008-05-30)
Governors and Congressional representatives ask House leadership to support one billion dollars in supplemental funding for LIHEAP.


Pollina says he's staying in the Vermont governor's race. (2008-05-30)
Progressive Party Gubernatorial Candidate Anthony Pollina says he's staying in the Vermont governor's race.


The Media Project #887 (2008-05-30)
(AIRS 6/01/08 & 6/02/08) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and Kingston Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss issues confronting the media.


In Our Backyard #157 (2008-05-30)
The weather has been great and we are going to talk about fishing. Joe had a great run the other night, Ward will let us know what is on the line - and what shouldn't be.


Progressive Gubernatorial Candidate Dispels Rumors of Campaign Demise (2008-05-30)
Pollina holds rally to announce intention to remain in race for Vermont governor's seat.


Radio pioneers (2008-05-30)
On Episode 985 of 51%, we hear the work of award-winning women in radio


Hockey Team Expected To Stay Put (2008-05-30)
Springfield Falcons hit season ticket mark after threat to move


Spice owners anticipate meeting TIF requirements (2008-05-30)
Owner Joyce Bernstein says the restaurants' temporary closure won't impact its complying with a Tax Incremental Financing agreement with the city of Pittsfield.


Street Crime Unit Returns To Springfield (2008-05-30)
16 member unit is reactivated to combat gang violence


Mahaiwe to host Paul Taylor Dance Company (2008-05-30)
The Paul Taylor Dance Company is back in the Berkshires, with a company world premiere.


Word For The Wise #3515 (2008-05-30)
Word For The Wise #3515--05/30/08: You couldn't just leave it alone, could you?


NY may let some retailer sell gas by the half-gallon (2008-05-30)
Gas prices are so high that old pumps can't keep up so NY's going to allow some retailers to sell by the half-gallon.


Plan to determine why shad populations are plummeting (2008-05-30)
A comprehensive plan to determine why shad populations in the Hudson River are plummeting and help rebuild stocks is being backed by New York Gov. David Paterson.


emergency evacuation drill was a success (2008-05-30)
Officials say an emergency evacuation drill at schools around the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant on Wednesday was a success despite a few small glitches.


Vermont's restrictions on travel to Cuba may violate rights (2008-05-30)
A group of Cuban-Americans living in Vermont say restrictions on travel to Cuba to once every three years is a violation of their rights.


All 4 One: The Musical (2008-05-30)
The New York Conservatory of the Arts presents the US Premier of this Kevin Heuston/John Trent Wallace Musical this weekend at the Ulster Performing Arts Center.


A pair of ospreys are raising young in VT (2008-05-30)
A pair of ospreys is raising young on a platform above Leffert's Pond in Chittenden, Vermont.


Firefighters still battling stubborn blaze at brewery (2008-05-30)
Firefighters continue to battle a stubborn blaze that broke out at the F.X. Matt brewery more than 12 hours ago.


Cuomo reached a settlement that will prevent the use of cadavers without documentation (2008-05-30)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says he's reached a settlement with a company exhibiting preserved human cadavers that will prevent the future use of bodies without documentation of their origins.


MTA will rescind free E-ZPass tags for former board members (2008-05-30)
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority will rescind free E-ZPass tags for former board members and restrict their use by current members.


A museum dedicated to Woodstock is open (2008-05-30)
A museum dedicated to an event that's been called a triumph of improvisation over planning is opening the aim is to take you back to Woodstock.


DiMasi impressed with the turn-a-round in Springfield s finances (2008-05-30)
The Speaker of the Massachusetts House, Salvatore DiMasi said he is impressed with the turn-a-round in Springfield s municipal finances over the last five years.


Researchers to examine how video games can improve health (2008-05-30)
Why fight the proliferation of video games if you can use them to improve the nation's health?


Woodbury College will develop mediation training for judges and lawyers in China (2008-05-30)
Woodbury College will develop mediation training for judges and lawyers in China and exchange programs and joint degrees with a Beijing university.


Springfield keeping its American Hockey League team (2008-05-30)
It appears the city of Springfield Massachusetts will be keeping its American Hockey League team.


Blumenthal is suing the nation's largest pharmaceutical distributor (2008-05-30)
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is suing the nation's largest pharmaceutical distributor on allegations it illegally inflated wholesale drug costs.


Library Receives Grant For Immigrant Services (2008-05-30)
An Albany area Public Library has received a national grant to enhance services for immigrants.


DiMasi Says Springfield Loan Payback Extension Likely (2008-05-29)
Massachusetts House Speaker is impressed with city's management reforms and savings


Massachusetts' commercial electricity rate second highest in the nation (2008-05-29)
Massachusetts' commercial electricity rate is the second highest in the nation. A federal senate hearing devoted to energy costs was held in Pittsfield Wednesday.


Massachusetts Attorney General Talks About Greenhouse Gas Lawsuit (2008-05-29)
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley discusses latest court filing against the EPA on greenhouse gas emissions.


NYS Assembly: 5-Bill Energy Package (2008-05-29)
The next winter season seems far away, but increasing energy costs are deeply troubling Assembly Republicans--- Wednesday in Albany, Assembly Minority Leader Jim Tedisco introduced a 5-bill legislative package aimed at making home heating fuel more accessible and affordable.


Dam Safety Bill Part Two (2008-05-29)
More information on a dam safety bill that isn't expected to survive, despite unanimous support in the NY Senate


Kevin Bartlett (2008-05-29)
Joe Donahue and Sarah LaDuke host electronic musician Kevin Bartlett in this edition of Performance Place.


Kevin Hubbard (2008-05-29)
Howard hosts classical guitarist Kevin Hubbard in this edition of Performance Place.


Clearwater Festival (aired 5/29/08) (2008-05-29)
The only segment where the following statement is true: Roundtable hosts Joe Donahue and Sarah LaDuke sing back-up on a sea shanty.


Memory, Alzheimer's disease and dementia... discover the difference (2008-05-29)
The first of three panel discussions highlighting topics related to Alzheimer's disease. The event was held at the Linda, WAMC's Performing Arts Studio in Albany.


New York Congressman Maurice Hinchey pounded away at the Bush Administration (2008-05-29)
New York Congressman Maurice Hinchey Wednesday continued to pound away at the Bush Administration and Wall Street, saying they are the causes for the seemingly out-of-control daily price hikes at the gas pumps.


Orange County judge confirmed (2008-05-29)
Stephen Hunter has been confirmed by the New York State Senate as judge of Orange County Surrogate Court.


Body found is belived to be Nicholas Garza's (2008-05-29)
In Middlebury, Vermont flowers and messages of condolences have replaced missing posters that showed the photo of college student Nicholas Garza.


Man to be sentenced for killing upstate NY police officer (2008-05-29)
Friends and family of a slain upstate New York policeman are expected to pack a courtroom to hear sentencing imposed upon his killer.


Vermont Yankee running at 88 percent (2008-05-29)
The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant is running at 88 percent of full power while a cooling tower that collapsed last year is brought back on line.


State of the Economy 5/29/08 (2008-05-29)
WAMC's David Galletly spends a fascinating hour in conversation with economist Hugh Johnson.


Scene of triple slaying is demolished (2008-05-29)
Demolition crews have taken down the fire-damaged house that was the scene of last year's home invasion and slayings of three members of a Cheshire family.


NY approves disabled veteran jobs measure (2008-05-29)
The state Legislature has given final approval to a measure making it easier for returning disabled veterans to find work in state government.


Roundtable Reads Discussion - Nancy Horan (aired 5/29/08) (2008-05-29)
Nancy Horan speaks at length with Sarah and Joe about her bestselling book, Loving Frank.


Arthur C. Brooks - Gross National Happiness (aired 5/29/08) (2008-05-29)
Joe and Sarah speak with Professor Arthur Brooks about his happiness research.


Bleak Prospects for Bill to Review NYC Dam Upkeep (2008-05-29)
A bill aimed at ensuring NYC's dams are safe sailed through the Senate, but isn't expected to survive in the assembly


Two NY officials are retiring (2008-05-29)
Two Orange County, NY officials are retiring after long careers of public service.


Hartford man is among four servicemen, missing in action from the Vietnam War (2008-05-29)
The Department of Defense says a Hartford man is among four servicemen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, whose remains from a crash site that have been identified.


Connecticut is one of 28 states to reach financial settlement with drug company (2008-05-29)
Connecticut is one of 28 states to reach a financial settlement with Express Scripts over switching to cheaper medications.


Word For The Wise #3514 (2008-05-29)
Word For The Wise #3514--05/29/08: Lots and lots and lots


Trying to Beat the Price at the Pump (2008-05-28)
How are we dealing with rising gas prices? A look at some of the alternatives.


Two North Adams, Massachusetts men arrested for drugs (2008-05-28)
Two North Adams, Massachusetts men have been arrested by New York State Police from the Livingston barracks on a charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance after they were found to have cocaine with an estimated street value of $20,000 with them.


Congressional Corner with Maurice Hinchey (3 of 3 - aired 5/28/08) (2008-05-28)
Alan and Maurice conclude their three part discussion.


Culinary Corner - Shrimp Salad (aired 5/28/08) (2008-05-28)
Alan joins William Merelle of Rouge in West Stockbridge to make this summery shrimp salad.


NY Reacts to Autism (2008-05-28)
OMRDD has created a comprehensive autism platform to combat autism on multiple fronts.


Go Ocean: Awash in Debt and Confusion (2008-05-28)
What was announced as a major water park a year ago is now a confusing mess of lawsuits and apparent scams


Elizabeth Smith-Boivin - Alzheimer's Panel at The Linda (aired 5/28/08) (2008-05-28)
Elizabeth Smith-Boivin joins Joe and Sarah to give them a preview of the upcoming panel discussions on Alzheimer's at The Linda.


Steve Vogel - The Pentagon (aired 5/28/08) (2008-05-28)
Joe speaks with Steve Vogel about his book, The Pentagon.


Jazz Harp at SPAC (2008-05-28)
Internationally acclaimed Colombian jazz harpist Edmar Casta eda is making an appearance in the Capital Region Thursday night.


Barbara Walters (aired 5/28/08) (2008-05-28)
Last week Joe drove to New Hampshire to speak with the great Barbara Walters. You get to hear their discussion from the comfort of your own desk chair.


Astronomy 5/28/08 (2008-05-28)
Astronomer Bob Berman joins Brian Shields for another rollicking hour of astro-fun!


States Challenge EPA Smog Rules (2008-05-28)
New York joins other states in challenging EPA ozone standards.


Transformation of Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge has started (2008-05-28)
Local, New York state, and federal officials took crowbars in hand and pulled railroad spikes out of the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge to symbolically start the transformation of the bridge into the Walkway Over the Hudson Park.


Ulster County, NY appears to be in a no man's land (2008-05-28)
Ulster County, NY appears to be in a no man's land sandwiched between New York City and its suburbs and the upstate region, and that is not good for the economic health of the county. That assessment came Tuesday from Ulster County Development Corporation President Lance Matteson.


The economy of Greene County, NY is in good shape (2008-05-28)
The economy of Greene County, NY is in relatively good shape and appears to be weathering the mild recession, according to Frank Surdey, state Labor Department analyst.


Word For The Wise #3513 (2008-05-28)
Word For The Wise #3513--05/28/08: It's always the quiet ones


New York State Senate voted to ban text messaging by drivers (2008-05-28)
The New York State Senate Tuesday voted to ban text messaging by motorists while driving and the bill now goes to the Assembly for action.


How to Save Your Life #085 (2008-05-28)
Host Dr. Philip Stieg hosts a discussion on planning for natural disasters and other emergencies with Lt. General Russell Honore. Air Date: 5/27/08


The Book Show #1036 (2008-05-28)
Host Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina welcomes Joseph O'Neill, author of the new novel "Netherland." Air Date: 5/27/08


Owners of the Winston Farm met to create marketing plan for the land (2008-05-28)
Owners of the Winston Farm, which hosted the mammoth 25th anniversary of the Woodstock concert in 1994, and Town of Saugerties have met with the Ulster County, NY Development Corporation to create a master plan to help market the 800-acre parcel.


US Senate committee holds energy hearing in Pittsfield (2008-05-28)
One restaurateur said this is the hardest time small business owners ever have seen, and energy costs have a lot to do with it.


Book Picks (aired 5/27/08) (2008-05-27)
Red Fox books gives us our must-have summer reads!


State tax credit program draws critics (2008-05-27)
The state program that offers tax credits and sales tax exemptions for companies making moves in Massachusetts, is also benefiting producers of commercials.


Elizabeth Park Rose Garden (aired 5/23/08) (2008-05-27)
Alan, Joe, and Julia learn about the rose garden in historic Elizabeth Park.


E.L. Doctorow (2008-05-27)
With innovative narrative strategies, masterful prose, and vivid atmospherics, E.L. Doctorow has created one of the most substantial bodies of work of any living american writer. Recently Doctorow delivered a keynote address during Western New England College's Lecture Dlay.


Congressional Corner with Chris Murphy (Hartford Special - aired 5/23/08) (2008-05-27)
Congressman Chris Murphy joins Alan to talk about his district.


Politicans And Police... (2008-05-27)
NY Gov. David Paterson attended a Pinning Ceremony for promoted State Police employees in Albany and The City of Rensselaer welcomed lawmakers to the dedication of a new police station.


Cooperstown Impasse (2008-05-27)
Village Officials react to Environmentalists, who have stepped up their crusade of concern over the local golf course's use of pesticides.


Council to consider $1.1 million request (2008-05-27)
Developer Richard Stanley says a $1.1 million loan from the city will make or break his proposed downtown cinema project.


David Benioff (aired 5/27/08) (2008-05-27)
Joe speaks with screenwriter and novelist, David Benioff, about his book City of Thieves.


Burlington Seeks Comment Whether Al-Jazeera Should Stay on Cable (2008-05-27)
Public input to be sought whether Burlington Telecom should keep Al Jazeera on cable system.


Children's Museum (aired 5/23/08) (2008-05-27)
Alan, Joe, and Julia regress - in a good way - and enjoy hearing about the Children's Museum.


Charter Oak Students and Teachers (aired 5/23/08) (2008-05-27)
Representatives from the 3rd and 5th grades join The Roundtable hosts.


Hartford Stage (aired 5/23/08) (2008-05-27)
Alan, Joe, and Julia speak with Michael Wilson, the Artistic Director of Hartford Stage.


How to Save Your Life #084 (2008-05-27)
Host Dr. Philip Stieg is joined by Dr. John Ratey for a discussion on the science of exercise and the brain. Air Date: 5/20/08


Walkway over the Hudson Groundbreaking (2008-05-27)
Crews have begun work transforming a bridge into a worldwide attraction.


Antiquarian Books 5/27/08 (2008-05-27)
Host Bob Barrett is joined by antiquarian book expert, Dan Dwyer.


Charter Oak Staff (aired 5/23/08) (2008-05-27)
Members of the Charter Oak Academy staff chat with Alan, Joe, and Julia.


PVTA Takes Comments On Fare Hikes (2008-05-27)
Bus ridership is up, but so are fuel costs so fares may rise.


Governor Signs Domestic Violence Laws (2008-05-27)
Vermont's governor signs two laws designed to aid domestic violence victims.


Lewitt Retrospective sneak peek (2008-05-27)
The installation of the Sol LeWitt retrospective is underway at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams.


David Rothenberg (aired 5/27/08) (2008-05-27)
Joe and Julia speaks with musician, composer, author and philosopher-naturalist David Rothenberg.


Congressional Corner with Maurice Hinchey (2 of 3 - aired 5/27/08) (2008-05-27)
Dr. Alan Chartock speaks with Congressman Maurice Hinchey. http://www.house.gov/hinchey/


Augusten Burroughs (aired 5/27/08) (2008-05-27)
Joe speaks with Augusten Burroughs about his latest in a line of memoirs - Wolf at the Table.


Mark Twain House (aired 5/23/08) (2008-05-27)
Alan, Joe, and Julia welcome a representative from the Mark Twain House.


Word For The Wise #3512 (2008-05-27)
Word For The Wise #3512--05/27/08: That's gumshoe to you, pal


Community Access to the Arts, 15 and growing (2008-05-27)
Through the years CATA has gone from offering one program in south county to more than 1,000 annually throughout the Berkshires.


Karen Adler - BBQ Queen (aired 5/27/08) (2008-05-27)
As summer swings in with Memorial Day weekend just past, Katie Britton speaks with Karen Adler about barbecuing!


Residents who gave their lives in Iraq were remembered Monday (2008-05-27)
Catalin Dima, White Anthony Kaiser, Kenneth VonRonn the three Sullivan County, NY residents who have given their lives in Iraq. They, and countless others, who have died in service of their nation, and their home county, were remembered in a Memorial Day ceremony at the County Government Center in Monticello.


Returning NYS veterans will find a good portfolio of benefits (2008-05-27)
Returning New York State veterans will find a good portfolio of benefits , says the state's Director of Veterans' Affairs, Jim McDonough, guest speaker at Sullivan County's Memorial Day observance.


Memorial Day parade (2008-05-27)
It was perhaps the largest turnout in years as hundreds of people lined the entire length of Broadway in Newburgh, NY Monday as the city honored the memory of America's war dead during its Memorial Day parade and service at Washington's Headquarters.


State veterans tuition program doubled this year (2008-05-27)
Governor Paterson chose the Memorial Day weekend to remind New York's combat veterans that the state's college tuition assistance program has been expanded.


Putnam County liquor store owner says robbers torched his store (2008-05-27)
Police are investigating a Putnam County businessman's report that four men tied him up, stole cash and merchandise and set his liquor store on fire.


Memorial Day ceremonies all have common theme (2008-05-27)
No matter which Memorial Day ceremony you attended Monday, there was a common theme - the day is more than just barbecues and shopping. It's a day that we set aside for those that gave us the opportunity to have weekends like this, said Dutchess County, NY Veterans Service Agency Director Nelson Rivera at a service held in Poughkeepsie.


City to decide if Al-Jazeera should stay on cable (2008-05-27)
Two citizen committees that oversee Burlington Telecom's cable television offerings will decide if the system should continue to broadcast the Arab television network Al-Jazeera.


$72.9 million project to rehabilitate State Route 9 (2008-05-27)
The New York State Transportation Department has awarded a $72.9 million project to rehabilitate State Route 9.


Dave and Becky Pauluk (aired 5/23/08) (2008-05-27)
Roundtable on the Road drawing winners Dave and Becky Pauluk join Alan, Joe, and Julia.


The Best of Our Knowledge # 923 (2008-05-26)
Air Date: 5/26/08 - Students, teachers and administrators talk about the meaning of graduation, and from the drop out capital of Detroit, come the new graduation rate regulations.


Peak Oil and Off Grid (2008-05-26)
There is growing agreement that the energy crisis is here and the question is what that will mean.


Word For The Wise #3511 (2008-05-26)
Word For The Wise #3511--05/26/08: Memorial Day--a day to look back


The Legislative Gazette #821 (2008-05-26)
(Airs: 5/23/08 and 5/24/08) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics.


Holocaust Survivor Remembers Auschwitz (2008-05-26)
Survivor of Nazi death camp describes experience.


The Capitol Connection #821 (2008-05-24)
Host Alan Chartock is joined by Assemblyman Felix Ortiz. Air Date: 5/23/08


Study: Wealth Transfer in Northeastern NY (2008-05-23)
Capital Region nonprofits are facing a generosity gap.


Newburgh, NY officials are planning to hold public forums on teen curfews (2008-05-23)
Newburgh, NY officials are planning to hold public forums to gain input on the possibility of implementing a curfew for teens under a certain age. Recent violence, including the murders of two teens, has precipitated the discussion of a curfew.


Gateway Cities form compact (2008-05-23)
The compact aims to bring more industry and residents back into 11 cities, including Springfield, Holoyoke and Pittsfield.


Plattsburgh Audit Finds Financial Mismanagement, City Already Correcting (2008-05-23)
Comptroller's audit from 2005-2007 reveals problems with city of Plattsburgh's financial management.


Questioning sexism (2008-05-23)
On Episode 984 of 51%, we ask - when do you classify remarks about gender as sexist? When are they pointing out true differences? Can embracing a traditional gender role be ok?


Gov. Paterson urges Clinton to end MI/FL Vote Count Bid (2008-05-23)
On WAMC's afternoon call in program Vox Pop with Alan Chartock yesterday, New York Gov. David Paterson, who is superdelegate supporting Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, said he hopes she will end her effort to count Michigan and Florida votes to save her presidential campaign


Word For The Wise #3510 (2008-05-23)
Word For The Wise #3510--05/23/08: If you've got skinny enough thighs, it's lovely stuff (shuff, shuff, shuff)


The Media Project #886 (2008-05-23)
(AIRS 5/25/08 & 5/26/08) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and WTEN Anchor Elisa Streeter discuss issues confronting the media.


Mayor's Budget Adds Police (2008-05-23)
Springfield budget averts layoffs, but many unfilled positions are cut.


Pets and Vets 5/23/08 (2008-05-23)
Sue Sternberg and Dr. Ronald Sharf join Glenn Busby for a fun and informative hour of pet talk!


Pets and Vets 5/23/08 (2008-05-23)
We welcome back pet expert Sue Sternberg and veterinarian Dr. Ronald Sharf. Glenn Busby hosts.


Springfield Ceremony Honors Fallen Soldiers (2008-05-23)
Flag-raising and wreath-laying part of kick off to Memorial Day weekend


Three apparent incidents of violence at the Yonkers office of a 0New York State Senator (2008-05-23)
Three apparent incidents of violence at the Yonkers office of New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins in recent weeks prompted the Senator's minority leader, Malcolm Smith, to really outside her office with a number of other officials Thursday and call for an end to that kind of behavior.


Shortline drivers strike (2008-05-23)
Shortline drivers strike in New York's Hudson Valley, bringing service to a halt.


Gas Drilling Through Federal Legal Holes (2008-05-23)
Part 3 of a 3 part series: We'll look at the environmental concerns raised by the race to get at a huge natural gas supply under several eastern states


Jane's Ice Cream (aired 5/22/08) (2008-05-22)
Amy, George, and - of course - Jane join Joe and Julia in Studio A with ice cream, ice cream cake, and a flavor naming contest!


Testimony has concluded in the trial of a man charged with rape and murder (2008-05-22)
Testimony has concluded in the trial of a man charged with raping and killing a University of Vermont student after their chance meeting on a downtown Burlington street.


Carl Hiaasen (aried 5/22/08) (2008-05-22)
Joe speaks with one of his favorite novelists, Carl Hiaasen, about his new book "The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport."


Gas Rush Heading for New York (2008-05-22)
The energy crunch and new technology are creating a land rush that could lead to drilling all over New York and Pennsylvania.


Governor Paterson on Vox Pop 5/22/08 (2008-05-22)
New York Governor David Paterson is back for another appearance on Vox Pop, his first since undergoing eye surgery earlier in the week. Alan Chartock hosts.


Congressional Candidate Discusses His Key Issue (2008-05-22)
Sandy Treadwell discusses his Congressional campaign and the primary issue facing voters.


Energy costs could price residents out of their homes (2008-05-22)
Some affordable hosing advocates are warning, it's time to look at energy efficiency and affordable housing as hand and glove.


Digging Deeper in Natural Gas Drilling (2008-05-22)
In the second part of an in-depth look at the modern gas rush we'll see how the scramble to go underground is affecting other parts of the country.


Katie Haverly (2008-05-22)
To celebrate the release of her new CD - Katie Haverly joins Howard on Performance Place.


Entergy Spin-Off Plan Goes Before NYS PSC (2008-05-22)
Public Service Commission orders 60 day review of Entergy reorganization plan.


In Conversation with... Antoine van Agtmael (2008-05-22)
Antoine van Agtmael is widely considered a pioneer in emerging markets investing, having coined the term "emerging markets."


Rick Udler (2008-05-22)
Julia Taylor speaks with basa guitarist Rick Udler and he allows us to enjoy tracks from his CDs.


Blind Win Court Ruling on US Currency (2008-05-22)
A federal appeals court this week ruled that U.S. paper currency is discriminatory toward blind people, who have trouble distinguishing among the denominations.


Mother Daughter Stringband (2008-05-22)
The Mother-Daughter Stringband is: Lyn Hardy & Abby Newton and their daughters Ruth Ungar Merenda & Rosie Newton. The join Howard Glassman on this Performance Place.


The Barefoot Boys (2008-05-22)
Howard hosts The Barefoot Boys at The Linda on this Performance Place.


Oneida Nation Scores Land Trust Victory (2008-05-22)
The US Department of the Interior puts 13,004 acres of Oneida Indian Nation land into federal trust.


Marjorie Thompson (2008-05-22)
Howard hosts Marjorie Thompson who - according to everyone we've spoken to - plays as well as anyone they've ever seen and better than most.


The Wood Brothers (2008-05-22)
Julia hosts this Performance Place featuring The Wood Brothers.


Word For The Wise #3509 (2008-05-22)
Word For The Wise #3509--05/22/08: He never said it, so we won't either


Artifacts from the oldest church in Western Massachusetts turned over to a museum in Springfield (2008-05-22)
Artifacts from the oldest church in Western Massachusetts that had gone on the auction block earlier this year are being turned over to a museum in Springfield to be placed on permanent public display.


Former Hudson Valley, NY Congressman DioGuardi wants to challenge Hall (2008-05-22)
Former Hudson Valley, NY Congressman Joseph DioGuardi is the latest to announce that he wants to challenge Democrat House member John Hall this November.


People may find some snow at the top of some of the state's highest peaks this Memorial Day (2008-05-22)
Memorial Day is the traditional start of Vermont's summer hiking season, but people who reach the top of some of the state's highest peaks this weekend may find some snow.


Saland has introduced legislation to get school employees convicted of crimes out of schools (2008-05-22)
New York State Senator Stephen Saland of Poughkeepsie, chairman of the Senate Education Committee, has introduced legislation to get school employees convicted of sex crimes and school business officials convicted of financial felonies out of schools immediately.


Thruway Authority has met to come up with ways to prevent suicides (2008-05-22)
In the wake of three suicides on the Tappan Zee Bridge in April alone, top officials from Rockland County, NY government and the Thruway Authority have met to come up with ways to prevent, as much as possible, future suicides from occurring.


Catskill Mountainkeeper is taking its latest environmental battle across the river (2008-05-22)
Catskill Mountainkeeper is taking its latest environmental battle across the river. The rapidly growing concern over the rapid influx of natural gas prospectors threatens the Delaware River, from both sides - in Pennsylvania and New York, says Mountainkeeper Program Director Wes Gillingham.


Pat Bradley, 20-year-old, horse, recovering, after, pulled, mud, hole (2008-05-22)
A 20-year-old horse is recovering after it was pulled from a mud hole in Underhill, Vermont by members of the Underhill-Jericho Fire Department.


A hemlock-killing insect has been found on more trees in Brattleboro (2008-05-22)
A hemlock-killing insect has been found on more trees in Brattleboro, Verrmont.


Congressional Corner with Maurice Hinchey 1 of 3 (aired 5/22/08) (2008-05-22)
Alan and Maurice Hinchey talk about a new bill that would give members of the military great access to courts.


Upstate Films - Steve and Dede Leiber (aired 5/21/08) (2008-05-21)
Steve and Dede join Sarah and Joe in Studio A to discuss what's playing at independent cinemas in our region.


Ex-convicts join ranks of lobbyists in Albany (2008-05-21)
They're some of the most unlikely lobbyists ever to hit Albany -- ex-convicts.


Trash Fee To Remain In Springfield (2008-05-21)
Mayor Sarno seeks shift from flat fee to "pay-as-you-throw" system.


Word For The Wise #3508 (2008-05-21)
Word For The Wise #3508--05/21/08: Stacks and stacks of fantastic wax!


Pittsfield school buildings report yields mixed reaction (2008-05-21)
Leaders of the Pittsfield School Building Needs Commission - which is looking at potential consolidation of the city's two high school's - stress they're seeking community input.


Culinary Corner - Spaghetti Squash Bisque (aired 5/21/08) (2008-05-21)
Joe and Jason from JT Baker's make a super tasty Spaghetti Squash Bisque.


Senate Announces Bills To Help Military (2008-05-21)
Members of the New York Senate Majority Conference have introduced a package of legislation that would provide greater benefits and protections to the state's military personnel.


NY School Budget Vote 5/21/08 (2008-05-21)
Almost 93 percent of school budgets passed in New York this year. David Galletly hosts a one hour discussion about school budget issues. Our guest is Tim Kremer, Executive Director of the New York State School Boards Association.


Carl Honore (aired 5/21/08) (2008-05-21)
Joe speaks with Carl Honore about his book on hyper-parenting, Under Pressure.


A Montpelier physician has decided not to run for Lieutenant Governor (2008-05-21)
A Montpelier physician, who is a voice for health care reform in Vermont, has decided not to run for Lieutenant Governor.


The Book Show #1035 (2008-05-21)
Host Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina interviews writer Patrick Mcdonnell. Air Date: 5/20/08


Dutchess County Airport will get $1 million in federal funds (2008-05-21)
Dutchess County Airport in Wappinger and Randall Airport in the Town of Wallkill, both in New York's Hudson Valley, will receive a total of $1 million in federal funds. The money comes from the Department of Transportation


Robin Yess announced she will run on the Republican line (2008-05-21)
Esopus resident Robin Yess Tuesday officially announced that she will run on the Republican line for the 101st New York State Assembly District seat currently held by Democrat Kevin Cahill of Kingston. She made the announcement at the Kingston waterfront.


NY law would yank certification of convicted teachers (2008-05-21)
A Senate bill would immediately revoke the certification of a teacher or administrator convicted of felonies including sexual misconduct and embezzlement, ending a hearing process that can cost taxpayers $150,000 per case.


The state of Vermont will receive $1.7 million as part of Vioxx settlement (2008-05-21)
The state of Vermont will receive $1.7 million as part of a $58 million multi-state settlement concerning advertising of the now-withdrawn painkiller, Vioxx.


Food Shelf Needs Increase With Struggling Economy (2008-05-21)
More people in Vermont seeking food shelf services.


Rutland, Vermont will continue adding fluoride to water supply (2008-05-21)
The city of Rutland, Vermont will continue adding fluoride to the community's public water supply.


School Budgets Votes Across NY (2008-05-21)
Despite the economy, it was good day for school budgets across New York as voters went to the polls.


Economic Development - No Simple Answers (2008-05-21)
There's news from the Hudson Valley's solar coordinator while officials say they're busy courting businesses overseas.


NY, historian admits he stole presidential letters (2008-05-21)
A historian and author has admitted in court that he stole letters written by George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and tried to resell them for nearly $100,000.


NRC says there is no groundwater threat at Indian Point (2008-05-21)
There is no threat to health or safety , says NRC about Indian Point groundwater leaks.


A special panel reviews complaints of political espionage (2008-05-21)
A special panel of three Sullivan County, NY legislators formed to review a complaint that legislative aide Alexis Eggleton engaged in political espionage Tuesday voted against sending the case to the county Board of Ethics.


Entergy Corporation's spin off plan is facing opposition (2008-05-21)
Entergy Corporation's plan to spin off its northeastern nuclear division into a standalone company is facing opposition in New York.


Jurors saw autopsy photos at the trial of murdered University of Vermont student (2008-05-21)
Jurors in the murder trial of a man charged with killing a University of Vermont student saw autopsy photos of her body Tuesday.


8 NYC officers face disciplinary charges in Bell shooting (2008-05-21)
Eight police officers are facing disciplinary charges in the shooting of an unarmed groom-to-be on his wedding day.


Keeping Felons Off School Payrolls (2008-05-21)
State Senator Steve Saland has introduced a bill to terminate immediately the license or certification of a school employee or administrator convicted of certain felonies.


Roger Mudd (Part 2 - aired 5/21/08) (2008-05-21)
Joe finishes up his conversation with Roger Mudd. Today the talk about the current climate in news media.


Nam Le (aired 5/21/08) (2008-05-21)
Joe speaks with Nam Le about his short fiction collection, The Boat.


St. Johnsbury School Board wants to hire an investigator (2008-05-21)
The St. Johnsbury School Board wants to hire an investigator to verify the residency claims of parents who want the town to pay tuition for their children at St. Johnsbury Academy.


Ballad of Indiana (aired 5/21/08) (2008-05-21)
Joe speaks with Todd Howard who co-wrote an Indiana Jones tribute song to commemorate the release of the new movie!


More Funding Sought For Domestic Violence Programs (2008-05-20)
Massachusetts coalition of shelters and service providers lobby for '09 budget hike


Ulster County is exploring possible shared municipal services (2008-05-20)
Ulster County is exploring possible shared municipal services with its city and several towns, starting with a New York State grant to help push the effort forward in the next year.


Community Leader Reflects on Problems in Newburgh (2008-05-20)
One of Newburgh's community leaders talks about what he thinks it will take to bridge the gap between the police and the city's minority population.


Book Picks (aired 5/20/08) (2008-05-20)
Marggie Skinner joins Joe and Sarah in Studio A and they have a great time talking about what they all love most - books!


Nancy Pearl - Action Librarian (aired 5/20/08) (2008-05-20)
Nancy Pearl (author of Book Lust, More Book Lust, and Book Crush) joins Joe and Sarah to discuss what it means to be a librarian with an action figure.


Genealogy 5/20/08 (2008-05-20)
Our favorite archivist is back to talk genealogy! Jean Nudd takes on-air questions from listeners who are barking up their family trees. Bob Barrett hosts.


Scholars Discuss 1758 Events of French and Indian War (aired 5/20/08) (2008-05-20)
Fort Ticonderoga War College assesses events of 1758.


Consultant recommends high school consolidation in Pittsfield (2008-05-20)
A number of options for Pittsfield and Taconic high schools are outlined in a school buildings need report released Monday.


Cautious Motion Toward Consolidating Services (2008-05-20)
A study that looks for ways to get local governments to work together and save tax dollars has begun in Ulster County.


Mammography Patient Cost Bill Signed into Law (2008-05-20)
Governor signs law to eliminate deductibles and reduce co-pays for mammographies.


Congressional Corner with Peter Welch (3 of 3 - aired 5/20/08) (2008-05-20)
Alan and Peter Welch discuss the effect of endowments on university tuition.


Sue Halpern (aired 5/20/08) (2008-05-20)
Sue Halpern joins Joe and Sarah to fill them in on the updates in memory research - we'll see if they can remember what they learned!


Roger Mudd (Part 1 - aired 5/20/08) (2008-05-20)
Joe speaks with broadcasting legend Roger Mudd about his new book, The Place to Be: Washington, CBS, and the Glory Days of Television News.


Word For The Wise #3507 (2008-05-20)
Word For The Wise #3507--05/20/08: One lucky, one, not so much


School officials are trying to find out why students at Saugerties High have started having seizures (2008-05-20)
School officials are trying to find out if school construction is the reason four students at Saugerties High have started having seizures.


Murder suspect questioned lack of evidence on clothes and car (2008-05-20)
The lawyer for a man accused of killing University of Vermont student Michele Gardner-Quinn questioned a lack of evidence on Brian Rooney's clothes or car linking him to the crime.


Second teenage boy was killed on the street in Newburgh (2008-05-20)
Tensions are mounting in the city of Newburgh after a second teenage boy was killed on the street.


A third of candidates who won mayoral elections spent less than their competitors (2008-05-20)
More than a third of candidates who won mayoral elections across Massachusetts last year spent less than their competitors.


Sullivan County public defender system got a C (2008-05-20)
The New York State Defenders' Association has given the Sullivan County public defender system no grade higher than a C in its annual report card.


The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority plans to study whether tolls on Interstate 93 make sense (2008-05-20)
The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority plans to study the number of cars using the Zakim Bridge and other major arteries in and out of Boston in an effort to determine whether tolls on Interstate 93 make sense.


Energy Department announced it is temporarily suspending the purchase of oil for the strategic reserve (2008-05-20)
Democratic legislators are claiming victory after the Energy Department announced it is temporarily suspending the purchase of oil for the strategic reserve.


Buses are expected to run on time in Dutchess county (2008-05-20)
Buses are expected to run on time in Dutchess county, despite a fire that took 9 buses off the road this weekend.


Republican Karen Kerin will run for Vermont AG (2008-05-20)
Republican Karen Kerin has announced she is running for Vermont Attorney General, hoping to unseat Democratic Incumbent William Sorrell.


A watchdog group is asking lawmakers to investigate Vito Fossella (2008-05-20)
A watchdog group is asking lawmakers to investigate whether New York Representative Vito Fossella used government resources to conduct an extramarital affair.


Bill to hold the military accountable for negligent health care (2008-05-20)
A bill to hold the military accountable for negligent health care was announced today.


Top Roman Catholic clergyman has written to parishioners apologizing (2008-05-20)
Vermont's top Roman Catholic clergyman has written to parishioners around the state, apologizing to the victim in a priest sex abuse case but saying the church will appeal last week's $8.7 million verdict against the Diocese of Burlington.


Paterson proposed legislation designed to reduce gun violence (2008-05-20)
New York Governor Paterson Monday proposed legislation designed to reduce gun violence without infringing on the rights of law-abiding gun owners and at first blush, Orange County Sheriff Carl DuBois supports it.


Schumer says NY Prisons are dangerously overcrowded (2008-05-20)
Senator Charles Schumer says the four federal prisons in New York State are dangerously overcrowded and understaffed.


New traffic alert system in New York State (2008-05-20)
New York State officials have launched a traffic alert system that provides real-time information about delays on New York's highways.


The Vermont Supreme Court gives green light to new set of power lines (2008-05-20)
The Vermont Supreme Court has given a green light to the company that wants to build a big new set of power lines to serve northwestern Vermont.


Man is in jail after police say he assaulted his wife and then set their house on fire (2008-05-20)
A northern New York man is in jail after police say he assaulted his wife and then set their house on fire with three children still inside.


Event that occurred in New York is top international hockey story (2008-05-20)
The International Ice Hockey Federation has named an event that occurred in northern New York its top international hockey story of the past century.


Consumer confidence in Massachusetts at lowest point since 1991 (2008-05-20)
Consumer confidence in Massachusetts has fallen to the lowest point since 1991 according to a new report.


Massachusetts' new education commissioner has been sworn in (2008-05-20)
Massachusetts' new education commissioner has been sworn in, making a pledge to try to bring greatness to public schools.


Fort Ticonderoga War College (aired 5/20/08) (2008-05-20)
North Country Bureau Chief's story about the Fort Ticonderoga War College.


The Best of Our Knowledge # 922 (2008-05-19)
Air Date: 5/19/08 - Congress passes student loan crisis bill and President signs it. Plus, bullying costs billions and billions of dollars each year.


Both houses have approved a new farm bill (2008-05-19)
Now that both houses of Congress have approved a new farm bill, it remains to be seen if President Bush will approve or veto it.


Medical Monday 5/19/08 (2008-05-19)
Mental health is the topic for today's show. Dr. Eric Plakun takes listener calls. Alan Chartock hosts the proceedings.


Microstamping Demonstrated (2008-05-19)
Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel hosted a live fire demonstration of microstamping technology at the State Police Academy firing range.


Shakespeare and Co. (aired 5/19/08) (2008-05-19)
# Tina Packer and Michael Hammond - Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director of Shakespeare and Company join Joe and David in Studio A to talk about their upcoming season.


Sarah O'Leary Burningham - Raising Your Parents (aired 5/19/08) (2008-05-19)
Katie Britton speaks with Sarah O'Leary Burningham about her book on Raising Your Parents.


Word For The Wise #3506 (2008-05-19)
Word For The Wise #3506--05/19/08: A headless salute to Anne Boleyn


Congressional Corner with Peter Welch (2 of 3 - aired 5/19/08) (2008-05-19)
Peter Welch and Alan continue their three-part talk.


Two Deaths Increase Tensions in Newburgh (2008-05-19)
Two murders in two weeks are pushing police and minorities in one city farther apart


Darren Ching (aired 5/1908) (2008-05-19)
Julia speaks with Creative Director @ The Center for Photography at Woodstock.


The Legislative Gazette #820 (2008-05-19)
(Airs: 5/16/08 and 5/17/08) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics.


BIFF Folks (aired 5/16/08) (2008-05-19)
Kelley Vickery (creator and founder of BIFF), Richard Stanley (owner of The Triplex) and John Valente (manager of The Triplex) join Joe, Julia, and Alan to chat about all things BIFF.


Kevin Bacon (part 1 - aired 5/16/08) (2008-05-19)
Joe, Alan and Julia speak with BIFF Lifetime Achievement Honoree - Kevin Bacon.


Kevin Bacon (part 2 - aired 5/16/08) (2008-05-19)
Joe, Alan and Julia speak with BIFF Lifetime Achievement Honoree - Kevin Bacon.


Republican to challenge Olver (2008-05-19)
West Springfield native Nathan Bech is vying for the First US Congressional District seat in Massachusetts.


Philippe Petit (aired 5/16/08) (2008-05-19)
Philippe Petit joins The Tablers to talk about his incredibly life.


Pearl's Restaurant (aired 5/16/08) (2008-05-19)
Creighton Peet and Kylie Pewtherer of Pearl's Restaurant finish out our BIFF Broadcast with delicious treats!


In Our Backyard #156 (2008-05-19)
It's always great to get response from listeners and this week you certainly have made yourselves heard.


Margot Livesey (aired 5/19/08) (2008-05-19)
Margot Livesey speaks with Joe about her book, House on Fortune Street.


Douglas Trumbull (aired 5/16/08) (2008-05-19)
Douglas Trumbull - visionary special effects man best known for 2001: A Space Odyssey; Close Encounters of the Third Kind; and Bladerunner - joins Joe, Julia and Alan.


Health Worries at Local High School (2008-05-19)
There are no answers yet as officials try to find out why students are suddenly sick at a Hudson Valley high school.


Six buses are out of commission following a fire (2008-05-19)
Six buses in the Dutchess County, NY LOOP mass transit system totaling about $1 million in value are out of commission following a fire in the main bus garage in Poughkeepsie early Sunday morning.


Sid Ganis (aired 5/16/08) (2008-05-19)
Sid Ganis - President of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - joins us - but does NOT give us Oscars.


Kelly Nyks (aired 5/16/08) (2008-05-19)
Kelly Nyks - director of the documentary "Split" joins Joe, Julia, and Alan.


The Media Project #885 (2008-05-19)
(AIRS 5/18/08 & 5/19/08) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and Kingston Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss issues confronting the media


Freshman U.S. Rep. Peter Welch has no opponent (2008-05-19)
It's a rule of thumb in American politics that if you're going to defeat an incumbent member of Congress, the best time to try is at the end of his or her first term.


Barbecue and thank you for returning veterans (2008-05-19)
Hundreds of people turned out at Goshen Park this weekend to enjoy a barbeque and to thank returning veterans during Orange County's welcome home picnic for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.


Upstate New York Citizens Alliance spoke out against power line (2008-05-19)
The Upstate New York Citizens Alliance is the latest to speak out against the proposed New York Regional Interconnection power line from Oneida County to Orange County.


New voting machines will be available for persons with disabilities by the fall (2008-05-19)
New voting machines will be available for persons with disabilities this fall in Sullivan County, NY. They will be used in September if there are any primaries and in November for the general election.


Electrical problem suspected in fire that destroyed 7 Dutchess (2008-05-19)
Transportation officials in Dutchess County say seven buses were completely destroyed and 36 others were covered in soot in a fire at the county's bus barn this weekend.


John Feinstein (aired 5/9/08) (2008-05-19)
John Feinstein speaks with Joe about his new book, "Living on the Black: Two Pitchers, Two Teams, One Season to Remember."


The Capitol Connection #820 (2008-05-17)
Host Alan Chartock is joined by Lee Miringoff, Director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. Air Date: 5/16/08


Word For The Wise #3505 (2008-05-16)
Word For The Wise #3505--05/16/08: Pucker up; it's time for rhubarb


"It's Over When She Says It's Over" (2008-05-16)
As Barack Obama begins to pull away in the race for the democratic presidential nomination, Clinton superdelegates in NY are sticking with her.


International power (2008-05-16)
We look at women around the globe who are gaining political, economic and cultural ground


Theatre company works with its 'albatross' (2008-05-16)
As a result, a new theatre, rehearsal rooms, set and costume design shops, administrative offices, and storage are nearly completed.


Mike Landin's Farewell 5/16/08 (2008-05-16)
After 30 years on WAMC, Mike Landin retired on May 16, 2008. This is his final regular appearance on Morning Edition.


Run For Women "Going Green" (2008-05-16)
The organizers of an annual Albany race are taking steps to reduce that event's "garbage footprint".


Plan To Transform Watervliet Arsenal (2008-05-16)
The Watervliet Arsenal may rent space to hi-tech businesses.


Utility Announces Solar Incentives (2008-05-16)
Green Mountain Power announces incentive plan that will pay customers that produce solar power.


Patrick targets Pittsfield for economic growth district (2008-05-16)
Governor Deval Patrick said the state has targeted Pittsfield as a growth district because officials there have made a concerted effort to develop a business friendly environment.


Home Improvement 5/16/08 (2008-05-16)
Ned Depew puts down the hammer and picks up a microphone for another installment of our popular Home Improvement Vox Pop. Bob Barrett hots.


Congressional Corner with Peter Welch (1 of 3 - aired 5/15/08) (2008-05-15)
Alan speaks with Peter Welch about fraudulent international contractors in Iraq.


NY lawmakers optimistic about stricter oversight of doctors (2008-05-15)
Lawmakers say Gov. David Paterson's proposal to increase doctor oversight and prevent misconduct has a good chance of passing this session, but with changes.


Northampton Is Latest To Adopt Faster Permitting (2008-05-15)
Governor says it makes Massachusetts more business-friendly


Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart:: A Fiftieth-Year Retrospective (2008-05-15)
"Revisiting Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart: A Fiftieth-Year Retrospective" Chinua Achebe is one of the most important international figures in contemporary literature. This year marks half a century since the publication of his first and most influential novel, Things Fall Apart. Recorded at Bard College 4/11/08


Word For The Wise #3504 (2008-05-15)
Word For The Wise #3504--05/15/08: A momentous day for women everywhere and some men


Treasurer Seeks Businesses for Economically Targeted Investment Program (2008-05-15)
State treasurer wants investment in retirement fund to enhance Vermont economy.


Mark Vaughn - Sante (aired 5/14/08) (2008-05-15)
Mark Vaughn of Sante magazine (isantemagazine.com) joins Joe and Sarah in studio to try three delicious white wines.


Assistive Technology Expo Opens Doors (2008-05-15)
The NYS Governors Expo on Assistive Technology (AT) was held today at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Downtown Albany.


Kristin Fischer - Ramen Noodles, Rent, and Resumes (aired 5/15/08) (2008-05-15)
Katie Britton speaks with Kristin Fischer about her book, Ramen Noodles, Rent, and Resumes: An After-College Guide to Life.


How to Save Your Life #083 (2008-05-15)
Host Dr. Philip Stieg is joined by science writer Rita Carter to talk about her latest book "Multiplicity." Air Date: 5/13/08


Army taking a zero tolerance stance toward inappropriate cadet activity (2008-05-15)
The U.S. Army is taking a zero tolerance stance toward inappropriate cadet activity at the U.S. Military Academy. West Point officials briefed the Board of Visitors at their meeting in Washington Wednesday.


Hinchey and Hall voted for the new farm bill approved Wednesday (2008-05-15)
Hudson Valley, NY House Members Maurice Hinchey and John Hall both voted for the new farm bill approved in Congress Wednesday.


Congressional Corner with Jean Johnson (3 of 3 - aired 5/14/08) (2008-05-15)
Alan speaks with Public Agenda's Jean Johnson about the national debt.


Arianna Huffington (aired 5/14/08) (2008-05-15)
Joe speaks with Arianna Huffington about her book, Right Is Wrong : How the Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded the Constitution, and Made Us All Less Safe.


New York Legislature releasing details of capital `pork (2008-05-15)
The Senate and Assembly are detailing how they will direct $750 million in pork-barrel spending for construction projects in their districts this election year.


Misha Glenny (aired 5/14/08) (2008-05-15)
Joe speaks with Misha Glenny about his book, McMafia.


Farm Bill Signals New Opportunity for Dems (2008-05-15)
A new Farm Bill is expected to easily get the votes to override any threatened presidential veto...and that may signal a shift.


NY Farmers Push For "Healthy Foods Act" (2008-05-15)
New York farmers are urging state lawmakers to pass a "Healthy Foods Act" that would give them greater access to school lunch menus and help fight childhood obesity.


Berkshire Museum to begin third phase of capital campaign (2008-05-15)
A $250,000 contribution from the city's GE Economic Development fund helped the Berkshire Museum meet its interim campaign goal and secure an additional half-million from the Kresge Foundation.


Economics 5/15/08 (2008-05-15)
The U.S. economy is the focus of today's show. Host Alan Chartock welcomes Michael Meeropol.


Movin' Out (aired 5/15/08) (2008-05-15)
Joe and Sarah are joined at The Linda with The Piano Man's Piano Man - Matthew Friedman who is in the national tour of Movin' Out.


Commission receives record complaints against judges (2008-05-15)
The State Commission on Judicial Conduct says it received a record 1,711 complaints last year against some of the state's 3,500 judges and justices. Most complaints were dismissed after preliminary review.


Michigan Senate approves Great Lakes compact (2008-05-15)
After months of waiting, the Michigan Legislature has approved a regional compact to prevent Great Lakes water from being sent to thirsty regions.


Rockland County, NY grand jury indicted Spring Valley Police Officer on two felony counts and four misdemeanors (2008-05-15)
A Rockland County, NY grand jury Wednesday indicted Spring Valley Police Officer David Lebron on two felony counts and four misdemeanors for allegedly tipping off establishments that sold alcohol of impending police raids.


Veterans receive legislature's blessing for a Veterans Cemetery (2008-05-15)
Several veterans, most of them well along in years, received a standing ovation from the Ulster County, NY Legislature. They also received what they really wanted - the legislature's blessing for a Veterans Cemetery, a dream of two decades.


Port Jervis Drivers go to New Jersey for cheaper gas (2008-05-15)
As gas prices rise by nickels and dimes almost daily in recent days, one area of the Hudson Valley appears to be facing its own crisis of sorts in terms of competition.


Bernard Goldberg (aired 5/14/08) (2008-05-15)
Joe speaks with Bernard Goldberg about his book, Crazies to the Left of Me, Wimps to the Right : How One Side Lost Its Mind and the Other Lost Its Nerve.


Fish Population Concerns in the Hudson River (2008-05-15)
A new study raises some serious concern about the health of the Hudson River.


Patrick Files Bridge Repair Bond Bill (2008-05-14)
Up to 300 bridges statewide would be fixed under scaled down borrowing proposal


Entergy inspection to be discussed at a public meeting (2008-05-14)
The result of a Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspection of Entergy's work on characterizing groundwater contamination at the Indian Point nuclear power plant will be discussed at a public meeting on Tuesday, May 20.


Trying to Turn Down the Heat at the CIA (2008-05-14)
Problems at an elite cooking school are boiling over.


New Executive Director of SUNY Charter Schools Institute (2008-05-14)
The SUNY Board of Trustees has appointed Jonas Chartock as the new Executive Director of the SUNY Charter Schools Institute.


Mendelssohn Club 99th Spring Concert (2008-05-14)
The Mendelssohn Club of Albany will perform its traditional spring concert this week at the Egg in Albany.


Changes Proposed After Cop's Death (2008-05-14)
A panel recommends changes in the wake of a NY police officer's death.


Milestone Marked In Smoke Detector Program (2008-05-14)
Springfield officials say program is making seniors safer in their homes


West VA. Primary Analysis 5/14/08 (2008-05-14)
Hillary Rodham Clinton picked up a win in the West Virgina Democratic Presidential Primary. Many pundits say it's a question of "too little, too late" for the former first lady and current junior U.S. Senator from NY. Host Alan Chartock finds out what our listeners think.


The Book Show #1034 (2008-05-14)
This year celebrates the 50th anniversary of Chinua Achebe's groundbreaking novel "Things Fall Apart." This is a special broadcast of an event in his honor. Air Date: 5/13/08


Groups Request Amicus Brief Filings in State Tax Payment Lawsuit (2008-05-14)
Groups seek to file briefs supporting state property tax payments in Adirondack and Catskill Parks.


Job opportunities for disabled vets in Orange County (2008-05-14)
The National Disabled Veterans Business Council and New York Regional Interconnection have joined forces to provide job opportunities for disabled vets.


The Ashokan Field Campus has been sold (2008-05-14)
The Ashokan Field Campus at the Ashokan Reservoir in the towns of Olive and Marbletown has been sold to the land acquisition affiliate of the Open Space Institute, which in turn, has sold it in two parcels to maintain its open space.


Culinary Corner - Nutella French Toast Panini (aired 5/14/08) (2008-05-14)
To-die-for delicious Nutella French Toast Panini from Dan Leader of Bread Alone.


Police Officer Christopher Dolan honored with a Purple Heart award (2008-05-14)
Police Officer Christopher Dolan, who was the first cop in Middletown, NY's history to be shot during an incident, was back on the job four months after being shot three times during a domestic dispute last July. He was honored with the city department's Police Purple Heart award.


Assembly Republicans call for nursing shortage action (2008-05-14)
The state Assembly's Republican minority conference is calling for legislative measures to address a nursing shortage in the state.


Ulster County, NY veterans' cemetery is going to become a reality (2008-05-14)
After over two decades of trying to establish an Ulster County, NY veterans' cemetery, it is going to become a reality.


No-interest loans to dam owners in Sullivan County (2008-05-14)
The Sullivan County, NY Legislature is going to ask the state to provide no-interest loans to dam owners, who will be required to bring them up to new state standards.


Man sentenced for slashing Saratoga Springs cop last year (2008-05-14)
A 19-year-old upstate man has been sentenced to 9 to 14 years in prison for slashing a police officer's throat after walking away from a mental health facility.


Public safety commissioner instructs state troopers to conserve gasoline (2008-05-14)
Connecticut's public safety commissioner is defending a directive that instructs state troopers to conserve gasoline.


Man ruled competent to stand trial in 2007 shooting (2008-05-14)
A man accused of wounding a state trooper in a gun battle on an Adirondack back road last summer has been ruled competent to stand trial.


Word For The Wise #3503 (2008-05-14)
Word For The Wise #3503--05/14/08: How hot is hot?


Good marks for nutrition (2008-05-13)
The Kittredge and Becket Washington elementary schools will receive Gold Awards from the United States Department of Agriculture.


Lyme Disease is still a threat (2008-05-13)
Lyme Disease is still very much a threat. That's the bad news


Preparing for a Green Future (2008-05-13)
The economic news may not be improving, but one area school is preparing its students for a field that's got a bright future.


Bookmobile Travels Rough Financial Road (2008-05-13)
Small libraries in WMass still visited despite rising costs


Book Picks (aired 5/13/08) (2008-05-13)
Scott Meyer joins Julia and Joe to talk about the upcoming Millbrook Book Festival.


Vermont Gubernatorial Race Adds Third Candidate (2008-05-13)
Democrat Gaye Symington enters race for Vermont Governor.


UMass May Take Away Honorary Degree (2008-05-13)
Calls grow to revoke degree given Robert Mugabe in 1986


Congressional Corner with Jean Johnson (2 of 3 - aired 5/13/08) (2008-05-13)
Alan continues his conversation with Jean Johnson.


State applauds environmental volunteers (2008-05-13)
Groups in five communities in Western Massachusetts, 23 statewide, were recognized by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.


Sen. Harry Reid (Part 2 - aired 5/13/08) (2008-05-13)
Joe continues his discussion with Senator Harry Reid about his book "The Good Fight."


Susan Barnett - Flab to Fit (Part 4 - aired 5/13/08) (2008-05-13)
The final installment of Susan Barnett's Flab to Fit series.


Paul Tuthill - Bookmobile (aired 5/13/08) (2008-05-13)
To learn more about the Western Massachusetts Regional Library System and its bookmobile visit www.wmrls.org.


Vermont State Police are investigating the death of a nursing home patient (2008-05-13)
Vermont State Police are investigating the death of a nursing home patient whose body was found in a pond on the facility's grounds in Barton.


Word For The Wise #3502 (2008-05-13)
Word For The Wise #3502--05/13/08: The eternal quest


VT maple syrup for soldiers has been deemed a success (2008-05-13)
After a last-minute effort to boost donations of maple syrup for soldiers, Vermont's annual effort has been deemed a success.


Medical Monday 5/12/08 (2008-05-13)
In today's Medical Monday, Dr. Roger Wilmot takes WAMC listener questions about fibromyalgia and rheumatology.


An emergency shelter for battered women will reopen (2008-05-13)
An emergency shelter for battered women in Western Massachusetts that was closed two years ago because of state funding cuts is going to reopen this week.


Greenwich Hospital will pay $600,000 to resolve allegations (2008-05-13)
Federal authorities say Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut has agreed to pay more than $600,000 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act.


Vermont State Transportation officials are warning drivers to expect delays (2008-05-13)
Vermont State Transportation officials are warning drivers to expect delays on Interstate 89 North, between Richmond and Williston, as two weeks of work gets under way to repair a dip in the road.


Gaye Symington is running for governor (2008-05-13)
Outgoing Vermont House Speaker Gaye Symington made her official announcement Monday morning that she is running for governor.


An online directory service will pay $150,000 in penalties and up to $3 million in restitution for defrauding thousands (2008-05-13)
New York officials say a national online directory service will pay $150,000 in penalties and up to $3 million in restitution for defrauding thousands of small businesses and not-for-profits nationwide.


Career Forum 5/13/08 (2008-05-13)
It's time for another edition of the Career Forum. Host Glenn Busby welcomes Tom Denham.


Social Host Law' passed in Dutchess County (2008-05-13)
A Social Host Law', imposing sanctions on property owners who allow underage people to drink is now law in Dutchess County, NY. The County Legislature adopted the law with little opposition.


Anti-tax activists have begun a second petition Drive (2008-05-13)
Anti-tax activists have begun a second petition Drive aimed at putting a question on the November state ballot which, if approved, would abolish the state income tax in Massachusetts.


NY Congressman Hall urging Bush to halt adding to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (2008-05-13)
Hudson Valley, NY Congressman John Hall of Dover Plains Monday added his voice to those who are urging President Bush to put a temporary halt to adding to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve as a means of lowering gasoline prices.


Attorney for a former altar boy has urged jurors to award millions (2008-05-13)
An attorney for a former altar boy, who filed suit against Vermont's Catholic Diocese, has urged jurors to award millions in compensatory and punitive damages for suffering that was allegedly endured at the hands of a priest.


Supporters asking prosecutors to reconsider the charges filed against UMASS student (2008-05-13)
Supporters of a former university of Massachusetts student accused of stabbing two men on the Amherst campus are asking prosecutors to reconsider the charges filed against him.


Paterson signs 911, child support bills (2008-05-13)
Gov. David Paterson is making it a crime to prevent someone in a domestic violence situation from calling 911 by disabling or removing a phone.


New York proposes mini-cams for police handguns (2008-05-13)
A New York senator who is a former New York City police officer is pushing to put mini-cameras on police handguns to help sort out contested police shootings such as those in the cases of Sean Bell and Amadou Diallo.


Derelict structures eliminated through matching grants (2008-05-13)
Twenty-two derelict structures will be eliminated and three roadside areas cleaned up through matching grants awarded by Sullivan Renaissance in New York's Catskills Region through its Municipal Clean Up Grant Program.


Senator Christopher Dodd says cable TV news have too much influence (2008-05-13)
Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd says cable TV news networks have too much influence on the presidential campaign.


Owner of shuttered Wendy's restaurants fined $50,000 (2008-05-13)
The former owner of 13 Wendy's restaurants in western Massachusetts has been fined $50,000 after his company pleaded guilty to charges it failed to pay its workers.


Agency issues warning about recreational activity at quarries (2008-05-13)
The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration is warning about the dangers of playing at mines and quarries.


NY farmers fear state will leave them short of workers (2008-05-13)
New York farmers say the state is making it harder to hire experienced seasonal workers. Gov. David Paterson spent part of Monday with Sen. Charles Schumer in Genesee County addressing growers' concerns.


Pfizer: personal information on employees on stolen laptop (2008-05-13)
Pfizer Inc. says there's been another computer security breach, this time the theft of a laptop containing information on thousands of employees, including 5,000 in Connecticut.


Raj Patel - Stuffed or Starved (aired 5/13/08) (2008-05-13)
Joe and Julia speak with Raj Patel about his book "Stuffed or Starved."


Waiting for the Bus... (2008-05-12)
Capital Region motorists looking to save money on gas may now be found at the nearest bus stop.


NY lawmaker urges banks to maintain foreclosed properties (2008-05-12)
New York lawmakers say that lending institutions that own foreclosed properties in the state should be responsible for maintaining them.


Lewis Alsamari (aired 5/12/08) (2008-05-12)
Lewis Alsamari speaks with Joe about his book, "Escape from Saddam" and what it was like to do just that...


The Media Project #884 (2008-05-12)
(AIRS 5/11/08 & 5/12/08) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and WTEN Anchor Elisa Streeter discuss issues confronting the media.


The Best of Our Knowledge # 921 (2008-05-12)
Air Date: 5/12/08 - The focus in on the latest bullying research and new educational programs for remediation.


Congressional Corner with Jean Johnson (1 of 3 - aired 5/12/08) (2008-05-12)
Alan speaks with Jean Johnson, Executive Vice President of Public Agenda about that organization.


Company refutes GE's study (2008-05-12)
BioGenesis says its pcb clean-up technology is less expensive and more effective than GE claims it is.


J.P. Tellotte (aired 5/12/08) (2008-05-12)
J.P. Tellotte speaks with Katie Britton about "The Essential Science Fiction Television Reader."


Word For The Wise #3501 (2008-05-12)
Word For The Wise #3501--05/12/08: Low, low original miles!


Andrew Blechman (aired 5/12/08) (2008-05-12)
Andrew Blechman joins Joe and David in Studio A to speaks about "Leisureville."


NY Farmers Talking with Cuba (2008-05-12)
NY farmers are finding a new market for their produce - a country long considered an enemy of the US.


The Legislative Gazette #819 (2008-05-12)
(Airs: 5/09/08 and 5/10/08) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics.


Domestic Violence Shelter To Reopen (2008-05-12)
Massachusetts DSS to provide funds for Westfield shelter


In Our Backyard #155 (2008-05-12)
We are going to start off the conversation by talking about New York State's official mammal - The Beaver.


Sen. Harry Reid (Part 1 - aired 5/12/08) (2008-05-12)
Joe speaks with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid about his book, "The Good Fight."


Woodstock Go Green Energy Fair (aired 5/12/08) (2008-05-12)
Julia Taylor sat down with Jack Christman is a LEED-certified energy efficiency consultant, and Larry Brown who has been installing solar systems for nearly 20 years to talk about the upcoming Woodstock Go Green Energy Fair.


A Shift Away From the Car Society (2008-05-12)
New York is finding that money spent on mass transit is a better investment than new highways


Supporters of ex-UMass student want charges reviewed (2008-05-12)
Faculty and students at the University of Massachusetts want prosecutors to drop charges against a former student accused of stabbing of two men he says broke his dorm room window and taunted him with racial insults.


RacehorseTask Force Seeks Public Input (2008-05-12)
The New York State Task Force on Retired Race Horses is looking for input from horsemen and from the public as they search for ways to make Horses' lives more comfortable.


The Capitol Connection #819 (2008-05-10)
Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Assembly Minority Leader James Tedisco. Air Date: 5/9/08


Plug Power Suing UBS (2008-05-09)
Troubles plaguing the student loan industry have touched the Albany-area fuel cell manufacturer.


Vermont ranks third in the nation in deaths from accidental falls (2008-05-09)
Vermont ranks third in the nation in deaths from accidental falls among people over the age of 65.


Fair Trade Day (aired 5/9/08) (2008-05-09)
Kim and Chris from Mango Tree Imports and Brenda of Mayan Hands join Joe and Sarah in Studio A to discuss the importance of Fair Trade and Fair Trade Day.


Buzz Make Beeline For Albany (2008-05-09)
The New York Buzz of World Team Tennis is moving its official home site to the Washington Avenue Armory.


Union Urges NY: Save Money! (2008-05-09)
The Public Employees Federation (PEF) claims New York can save Millions of Dollars simply by using existing public employees.


Council to consider funds for Berkshire Museum (2008-05-09)
The $10 million General Electric Economic Development Fund was part of GE's PCB clean-up settlement reached with the city in 2000. The city council has always carefully considered use of the funds.


Mo Rocca (aired 5/9/08) (2008-05-09)
At a taping of "Wait wait, Don't Tell Me!" last night at Proctors Joe nabbed a few minutes of Mo Rocca's time and this interview is the result.


Peter Yarros (aired 5/9/08) (2008-05-09)
Joe speaks with folk music legend Peter Yarrow prior to his appearance in Albany this weekend.


Grown-ups and their moms (2008-05-09)
In Episode 982 of 51%, we talk about motherhood in the adult stage, exploring communication between the generations


Listener Essay by Eve Ogden Schaub (2008-05-09)
In today's Listener Essay Eve Ogden Schaub speaks about Mother's Day and motherhood from the perspective of a daughter and a mother.


Elizabeth George (aired 5/9/08) (2008-05-09)
Joe Donahue speaks with Elizabeth George about her newest book, "Careless in Red."


Regional Chamber Ranked Among Top Twenty Nationally (2008-05-09)
Regional Chamber ranked in top twenty nationally by Site Selection Magazine.


Company scouting wind sites in Western Mass. (2008-05-09)
Minuteman Wind expects to file for a special permit for a wind project in Savoy no later than this fall.


Contract Ratified With Local Hospital (2008-05-09)
Union and hospital announce highlights of new three year contract.


Jimmy Carter (aired 5/9/08) (2008-05-09)
Joe speaks with Jimmy Carter about his Remarkable Mother.


Congressional Corner with Michael Arcuri 3 of 3 (aired 5/9/08) (2008-05-09)
Congressman Michael Arcuri and Alan Chartock talk about - what else? - the presidential race.


Women To Lead Home Build (2008-05-09)
Habitat For Humanity project will include training for women jail inmates


The town of Brattleboro, Vermont has settled with a former resident (2008-05-09)
The town of Brattleboro, Vermont has settled with a former resident who accused police of violating his civil rights when they stunned him with a taser in 2004.


The two bonding resolutions are in discussion stage for Dutchess County (2008-05-09)
Over $6 million in bonding would finance reconstruction of several Dutchess County, NY buildings, roads and bridges. The two bonding resolutions, about 3.2 million for buildings, and $3 million for roads and bridges, are in discussion stage. There was a good deal of discussion in the Public Works and Capital Projects Committee Thursday.


State makes $109 million available for stem cell research (2008-05-09)
Nearly 109 million dollars in new state funding is being made available to support stem cell research in New York.


Troopers: NY teen tries to poison stepdad, younger brother (2008-05-09)
A 14-year-old boy is charged with trying to murder his stepfather and his 11-year-old step brother by poisoning them with antifreeze.


A former alter boy is suing the Diocese of Burlington over sexual abuse (2008-05-09)
A former alter boy suing the Diocese of Burlington over sexual abuse he says he suffered at the hands of a priest and never reported it because he believed that priests were the next thing to God.


New housing starts in Connecticut dropped 16 percent last year (2008-05-09)
A state economic development agency says that new housing starts in Connecticut dropped 16 percent last year, but the figures were better than those in the region and the nation.


Lawmakers will call themselves back into special session to make budget fix (2008-05-09)
The leader of the state Senate says lawmakers are signing petitions to call themselves back into special session to make at least one budget fix.


Facebook has agreed to implement more than 40 safeguards (2008-05-09)
Attorneys general from several states say Facebook has agreed to implement more than 40 safeguards to protect young users of its online social networking site.


Plans to lift a ban on camera phones in CT state courthouses (2008-05-09)
Connecticut's chief justice says she plans to lift a ban on camera phones in state courthouses.


One federal lawmaker thinks credit card companies should stop raising interest rates (2008-05-09)
The price of gas isn't the only thing that is going up in price lately. Credit card companies are raising their interest rates. One federal lawmaker wants to do something about that.


Some say they feel ill since Town of Poughkeepsie water cleansing process change (2008-05-09)
When the joint water board changed the method of purifying the water in the joint water district of the City and Town of Poughkeepsie from chlorination to chloramination, some Dutchess County, NY legislators said they received calls from constituents about them feeling ill.


Ulster County, NY spend almost half an hour debating " Social Host" measure (2008-05-09)
Two months after a divided Ulster County, NY legislature adopted a Social Host law, after much debate, lawmakers across the river are much more in agreement, but still managed to spend almost half an hour debating the measure.


Antiques 5/9/08 (2008-05-09)
Antiques experts Colin Stair and Rebecca Hoffman join Bob Barrett.


May is national bike to work month (2008-05-08)
Saving money on gas, getting exercise, and reducing carbon dioxide emmissions are three reasons cyclists say biking beats driving.


Red Haired Strangers (2008-05-08)
Red Haired Strangers fill up the air with sound in this edition of Performance Place.


Ron Paul (2 of 2; aired 5/8/08) (2008-05-08)
Joe concludes his talk with Doctor/Congressman/Manifest Author Ron Paul.


Generic vs. Brand Name Drugs (2008-05-08)
Health Plans are being scrutinized for practices involving Generic Drugs and methods of enticing physicians to prescribe them.


Donna Rosenthal - The Israelis (aired 5/8/08) (2008-05-08)
Joe speaks with Donna Rosenthal about her book "The Israelis: Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Land, Updated for the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of Israel"


Congressional Corner with Michael Arcuri 2 of 3 (aired 5/8/08) (2008-05-08)
Today Alan speaks with Michael Arcuri about a subject on everyone's minds - the gas tax.


Jill Stevenson (2008-05-08)
Howard Glassman hosts; Jill Stevenson croons, you enjoy!


Construction hasn't stopped 'Village People' (2008-05-08)
The Chatham Business Alliance has a web site where it posts regular updates on the construction progress. And business owners through out the Village intend to remain open during the construction period.


Verdes (2008-05-08)
New Paltz band Verdes joins Howard Glassman at The Linda.


Maria Zemantauski (2008-05-08)
Howard Glassman hosts as Maria Zemantauski joins takes the stage on this Performance Place.


Honor Moore (aired 5/8/08) (2008-05-08)
Honor Moore speaks with Joe and Julia about her memoir, "The Bishop's Daughter."


Lipbone Redding (2008-05-08)
Lipbone Redding and his Orchestra join Howard Glassman at The Linda to jaw and to jam.


Panel Discussion: The Affordability of Higher Education 5/8/08 (2008-05-08)
Our panel of three area college presidents discusses the rising cost of tuition, the weakening economy, the recent credit crunch and other factors that make access to higher education more and more difficult for low and middle-income students.


Science Forum 5/8/08 (2008-05-08)
We welcome a distinguished panel of scientists: Dr.Nancy Slack, Dr. Ken Welles and Dr. Barbara Brabetz. Glenn Busby - not a "Dr." but pretty darned smart all the same - officiates the proceedings.


Big Box on Hold in Albany Hilltown (2008-05-08)
Residents of an Albany hilltown gathered at the local high school last night to protect their way of life.


Albany City Gardener - Judy Stacey (aired 5/8/08) (2008-05-08)
With a little tease for this weekend's Tulip Fest, Judy Stacey joins Joe and Julia in Studio A.


Elizabeth! (2008-05-08)
Elizabeth! joins our Howard Glassman at The Linda.


The Dust Poets (2008-05-08)
The Dust Poets join Julia Taylor at The Linda to share their particular brand of irreverent Canadian Folk-Pop-Rock!


New York - A State of Transition (2008-05-07)
The economy's down, population growth is flat. Some are predicting big changes ahead for the Empire State.


JetBlue Airways is the latest airline to be sued by skycaps (2008-05-07)
JetBlue Airways is the latest airline to be sued by skycaps who claim a two dollar-per-bag curbside check-in fee violates the Massachusetts Tips Law.


Culinary Corner - Truffle Curls (aired 5/7/08) (2008-05-07)
Black Diamond Caterers' Chef Heidi Hoyt teaches Sarah LaDuke how to take a hip spin on a classic.


Oliver Kita Chocolates (aired 5/7/08) (2008-05-07)
Oliver Kita joins Joe and Sarah in Studio A to educate them about cocoa percentages, dark vs. light, and monkeys and machetes.


Ron Paul (1 of 2; aired 5/7/08) (2008-05-07)
Joe Donahue speaks with Republican Presidential still-hopeful Ron Paul about his manifesto, "The Revolution."


The Editorial Page: Indiana & North Carolina Primary Analysis (2008-05-07)
Brian Shield welcomes Dr. Angela Ledford, Associate Professor of Political Science at the College of St. Rose. Brian, Dr. Ledford and WAMC listeners discuss the Democratic primaries, possible vice presidential nominees and debate the question of whether John McCain's age should be an election issue.


3rd Consecutive Schenectady Budget Surplus (2008-05-07)
The city of Schenectady ended 2007 with a surplus for the third straight year according to an annual audit presented to the City Council.


New Effort To Prevent Foreclosures In WMass. (2008-05-07)
State grant funds regional foreclosure prevention center


Michael Farquhar - A Treasure of Foolishly Forgotten Americans (aired 5/7/08) (2008-05-07)
Michael Farquhar talks to Joe and Sarah about his book, "A Treasure of Foolishly Forgotten Americans."


Congressional Corner with Michael Arcuri 1 of 3 (aired 5/7/08) (2008-05-07)
Alan speaks with Michael Arcuri of New York's 24th District.


How to Save Your Life #082 (2008-05-07)
Host Dr. Philip Stieg is joined by Michael Paul Mason, author of "Head Cases: Stories of Brain Injury and its Aftermath." Air Date: 5/6/08


The Book Show #1033 (2008-05-07)
Host Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina welcomes Siri Hustvedt, author of the new novel "The Sorrows of an American." Air Date: 5/6/08


Woman gives birth at Port Authority in NYC (2008-05-07)
A Massachusetts woman traveling to Oklahoma City with her three young children has given birth to a fourth child during rush hour at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.


Schumer wants Oneida Indian land trust decision delayed (2008-05-07)
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is urging the federal Department of the Interior to hold off ruling on the Oneida Indian Nation's land-into-trust application.


Poughkeepsie City Hall to crack down on nuisance properties (2008-05-07)
City Hall is going to crack down on nuisance properties in the City of Poughkeepsie, NY in an effort to clean up neighborhoods


Patrick Administration is launching a study of rail freight transportation (2008-05-07)
The Patrick Administration is launching a study to look at ways to expand rail freight transportation in Massachusetts.


Steinhaus has proposed a $2.9 million bond resolution to fund highway and bridge improvements (2008-05-07)
Dutchess County Executive William Steinhaus has proposed a $2.9 million bond resolution to fund highway and bridge improvements on the county's 394 miles of roads and 312 bridges. The total cost of the program is $5.5 million, but New York State would fund the $2.6 million difference.


Glenn Noonan has announced that he will seek the Republican, Independence and Conservative Party endorsements (2008-05-07)
Ulster County Legislature Republican Minority Leader Glenn Noonan has announced that he will seek the Republican, Independence and Conservative Party endorsements to run for county executive in this Hudson Valley, NY county this fall.


The state's highest court is set to consider the chief medical examiner's firing (2008-05-07)
The state's highest court is set to consider whether Governor Patrick had grounds to fire Massachusetts' former chief medical examiner.


Kingcston's CSEA has a new four year contrat (2008-05-07)
The 153 members of the City of Kingston's CSEA have a new four year contract as the city council Tuesday night approved the agreement effective January 1, 2008.


Rell is directing her commissioners and agency heads to ban out-of-state travel (2008-05-07)
Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell is directing her commissioners and agency heads to ban out-of-state travel by all personnel because of a projected budget deficit. The ban only applies if the travel is paid with state funds.


Tough Decisions in NY's Rural Districts (2008-05-07)
New York's declining population is forcing some hard choices in local school districts.


Carl Kassel (aired 5/6/08) (2008-05-06)
"Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me!"s Carl Kassel chats with Joe before we all see him in person at Proctors this Thursday, May 8.


Investigation of subway car derailment (2008-05-06)
Investigation is continuing into what led to a subway car derailment near Central Park this weekend.


Rich Honen (aired 5/6/08) (2008-05-06)
Tech Attorney and racehorse enthusiast Rich Honen joins Julia and David in Studio A.


New Superintendent Picked For Springfield (2008-05-06)
Alan Ingram is unanimous choice of school committee and control board


New UMass Amherst Chancellor Sets Goals (2008-05-06)
Robert Holub aims to put flagship campus in top tier of public universities


A Second Look at Lyme Treatment Guidelines (2008-05-06)
Thousands of people will be diagnosed with Lyme Disease this year and the guidelines used to treat them are under fire.


Berkshire County school mulls schedule changes (2008-05-06)
School officials say its commitment to extended learning time will remain entact, even if school day is shortened.


Charles Osgood (aired 5/6/08) (2008-05-06)
Joe speaks with newsman Charles Osgood about his newest book "A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to The White House."


Berkshire Opera hopes to hit high note (2008-05-06)
The Berkshire Opera has a new administrative team in place, a revamped vision statement, and hopes to be in the black soon.


Tax Freedom Day, the third highest in the nation, was marked in New York on Monday. (2008-05-06)
Tax Freedom Day, the third highest in the nation, was marked in New York on Monday. That refers to the amount of days people must work to earn enough money to pay their combined federal, state and local tax obligations.


A former Miss Connecticut is considering a run for a vacated House seat (2008-05-06)
A former Miss Connecticut is considering a run for the House of Representatives seat being vacated by House Speaker James Amann.


GE Healthcare's surgery business has started up again (2008-05-06)
GE Healthcare's surgery business has started up again, 20 months after General Electric signed a consent decree with the federal government to halt the manufacture of X-ray surgical equipment.


UMass Trustees unanimously approved Robert Holub as Amherst chancellor (2008-05-06)
The Trustees of the University of Massachusetts at a special meeting in Boston ( Monday) unanimously approved Robert Holub as the 29th chancellor of the university s flagship Amherst Campus.


Electronic Defense Against Domestic Violence (2008-05-06)
Bi-partisan legislation which has been introduced in the Senate and Assembly would require any person against whom an order of protection has been issued, wear an electronic monitoring device for the term of the restraining order.


Dorothea Benton Frank - Bulls Island (aired 5/6/08) (2008-05-06)
Katie Britton speaks with Dorothea Benton Frank about her book, "Bulls Island."


Tyner said the county needs to do more to clean up the air (2008-05-06)
In light of last week's Lung Association report, which graded Dutchess County, NY's air quality as a C , County Legislator Joel Tyner said the county needs to do more to clean up the air that we breathe.


The Editorial Page: Energy Policy and Alternative Fuels 5/6/08 (2008-05-06)
Experts Dr. Pradeep Haldar and Dr. Alan Cramb join host David Galletly for an illuminating hour.


Ativist criticize Rell's budget decision (2008-05-06)
Mayors, union leaders and activists are criticizing the decision by Governor M. Jodi Rell and legislators not to make any changes to the Connecticut state budget that will take effect July 1.


The Poughkeepsie, NY Common Council overrode Mayor John Tkazyik's veto of independent attorney (2008-05-06)
By a seven to one vote, the Poughkeepsie, NY Common Council Monday night overrode Mayor John Tkazyik's veto of a local law to allow the council to hire its own attorney on an as needed basis. The mayor had argued the common council should use the city corporation counsel's office, but lawmakers rejected that by overriding his veto.


NY Common Council approved $4.8 million for infrastructure upgrades (2008-05-06)
The Poughkeepsie, NY Common Council Monday night approved $4.8 million in bonds to undertake a number of infrastructure upgrades. Work will include upgrades to streets, sidewalks, parking, technology, parks, water, storm and sanitary sewers and the wastewater treatment plant.


In the coming weeks, Vermonters are expected to receive stimulus checks (2008-05-06)
In the coming weeks, Vermonters are expected to receive about $300 million in cash from the U.S. Treasury as part of the national stimulus plan.


The Connecticut Senate has given approval to a bill aimed at reducing the pollution (2008-05-06)
The Connecticut Senate has given final legislative approval to a bill aimed at reducing the pollution that causes global warming.


The new owner of Pepsi bottling franchise has laid off 15 workers (2008-05-06)
The new owner of Vermont's Pepsi bottling franchise has laid off 15 workers in the state.


A 68-year-old man is pleading not guilty to charges he drove a school bus after drinking (2008-05-06)
A 68-year-old man is pleading not guilty to charges he drove a South Burlington, Vermont school bus after he had been drinking.


Vermont's Roman Catholic Diocese is being sued by a former altar boy (2008-05-06)
Vermont's Roman Catholic Diocese is back in court defending itself against a suit filed by a former altar boy who blames the church for the molestation he allegedly suffered as a child.


Southwestern Vermont Medical Center to replace the existing heating and cooling systems (2008-05-06)
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington is hoping to begin construction later this year on a $12 million project to replace the existing heating and cooling systems.


Filming is scheduled to begin this fall in the eastern Adirondacks (2008-05-06)
Filming is scheduled to begin this fall for a $20 million movie set in an iron ore mining town in the eastern Adirondacks.


VT Commissioner of Housing and Community Affairs is leaving (2008-05-06)
Vermont's Commissioner of Housing and Community Affairs is leaving his post to return to the private sector.


Lawsuit claims NY state is ripping off lottery customers (2008-05-06)
A lawsuit is accusing the New York State Division of Lottery of tricking people into playing its Take Five lottery game by exaggerating the likelihood of winning.


Port Jervis and Middletown are going to share equipment (2008-05-06)
In what may very well be the first partnership between two Orange County, NY municipalities that are miles apart, the cities of Port Jervis and Middletown are going to share equipment paid for by the state.


Congresswoman backs plan to aid homeowners at risk of losing their homes (2008-05-06)
Congresswoman Nita Lowey of Westchester County, NY Monday lent her support to legislation that would expand the Federal Housing Administration loan insurance program to aid homeowners at risk of losing their homes.


Weekly Book Picks (aired 5/6/08) (2008-05-06)
Cheryl Cornwell of Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, VT joins Julia and David with the picks of the week!


Congressional Corner- Senator Bernie Sanders 3 of 3 (aired 5/5/08) (2008-05-05)
Alan and Senator Bernie Sanders discuss the present state of the economy in today's edition of Congressional Corner.


Guardian Angels handed out flyers Sunday afternoon (2008-05-05)
A half dozen members of the local chapter of the Guardian Angels in Middletown, NY spent Sunday afternoon handing out flyers in both English and Spanish to motorists as they stopped at the corner of Wickham and Wisner avenues.


Advocates Back Great Lakes Plan (2008-05-05)
A coalition of Environmental Groups is applauding a Legislative Resolution Urging a Sustainable Water Level Management Plan to Protect & Restore the Ecological Integrity of Lake Ontario & St. Lawrence River.


2 Biomedical Scientists Are First Women to Win Prize (2008-05-05)
Two biomedical scientists are the first women to receive the 500-thousand dollar Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the largest award in American medicine.


Lita Epstein (aired 5/5/08) (2008-05-05)
Julia Taylor speaks with financial management expert Lita Epstein about the current economic troubles. (aired 5/5/08)


"The Poster Child for Education Funding Reform" - State and school officials (2008-05-05)
A potential school tax hike in one NY community is being called the poster child for the need for education funding reform.


Marni Jameson- The House Always Wins (aired 5/5/08) (2008-05-05)
Katie Britton speaks with Marni Jameson on her new home improvement book- THe House Always wins.


Ginger Strand- Inventing Niagra (aired 5/5/08) (2008-05-05)
Joe speaks with author Ginger Strand about her new book, Inventing Niagra.


Local Library Expansion Up for a Vote (2008-05-05)
Libraries caught between a recession and a greater demand struggle to find middle ground.


Alice Hoffman- The Third Angel (aired 5/5/08) (2008-05-05)
Joe Donahue speaks with Alice Hoffman about her newest book The Third Angel.


The Best of Our Knowledge # 920 (2008-05-05)
Air Date: 5/5/08 - This week we focus on mathematics, from important research underway in Hawaii, to the Math Panel Report in DC.


The Media Project #883 (2008-05-05)
(AIRS 5/4/08 & 5/5/08) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and Kingston Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss issues confronting the media.


The Legislative Gazette #818 (2008-05-05)
(Airs: 5/02/08 and 5/03/08) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics.


Howard Zinn- A People's History of American Empire- (5/5/08) (2008-05-05)
Joe speaks with historian Howard Zinn about his newest book A People's History of American Empire.


New York's Hudson Valley held their own rally for Human Rights (2008-05-05)
Timed with the running of the Olympic Torch, a local group in New York's Hudson Valley held their own rally, the Human Rights Torch Relay.


Congressman Hinchey received a Green Leadership Award (2008-05-05)
Hudson Valley, NY Congressman Maurice Hinchey received a Green Leadership Award from the Town of Rosendale's Commission for Conservation and Environment during its 2008 Earthfest this weekend.


Hydrogen gas leak at the Turbine Airfoil Coating company (2008-05-05)
Tower Drive right by Wallkill, NY Town Hall and Police Headquarters had to be shut down Sunday afternoon when a town police officer noticed a discharge of hydrogen gas spewing from a vent at the Turbine Airfoil Coating company facility.


A call for more volunteers in the City of Beacon (2008-05-05)
A call for more volunteers in the City of Beacon, NY youth programs and fire department was made during the city's first of four yearly public forums Saturday.


Top New York official offers assistance navigate through financial waters (2008-05-05)
It seems that in these increasingly tough times, it is becoming more and more difficult to navigate through financial waters. A top New York official is offering his assistance.


Medical Monday 5/5/08 (2008-05-05)
Today's show is all about orthopedics. Alan Chartock welcomes Dr. David Abraham to WAMC's Studio A.


The Capitol Connection #818 (2008-05-03)
Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. Air Date: 5/2/08


Legislature Sends Specialty Beer Bill to Governor (2008-05-02)
Bill to allow general sales of high alcohol content beer moves to Governor's desk.


Kate Mosse - The Sepulcher (aired 5/2/08) (2008-05-02)
Joe speaks with author Kate Mosse about her new book, "The Sepulcher".


Vermont Food Stamp Applications Nears Record (2008-05-02)
Region seeing spike in food stamp applications and food shelf need.


River Pollution Projects Get Funding (2008-05-02)
Work will curb sewage discharges in Chicopee and Holyoke


Nancy Scarselletta - Language Learning Institute (aired 5/2/08) (2008-05-02)
Nancy Scarselletta of the Language Learning Institute in Albany, NY speaks to Joe and David about the institute and their summer camp.


Hats In The Ring For Congressional Seat (2008-05-02)
A field of nine candidates, 7 democrats, 2 republicans - vying for the 21st Congressional District seat Congressman Mike McNulty will be vacating after 20 years.


Stretching out (2008-05-02)
Episode 981 is a re-air of the very popular yoga show, featuring yoga guru Seane Corne and yoga entrepreneur Robin Lange


Union, Advocates Rally To Release SUNY Funds (2008-05-02)
A Noontime Rally was held on the Capitol Steps in Albany to convince the State to release "frozen" State University Funds.


Congressional Corner with Senator Bernie Sanders 2 of 3 (aired 5/2/08) (2008-05-02)
Alan speaks with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders about whether the record high profits from oil companies can mitigate the gas prices in today's Congressional Corner.


Joe Camp - Soul of a Horse (aired 5/2/08) (2008-05-02)
Joe speaks with Joe Camp about how be came to write "Soul of a Horse".


Reporters Roundtable With Deval Patrick (2008-05-02)
Massachusetts Governor holds court with media during recent visit to Northampton


Elizabeth Jacks - Thomas Cole (aired 5/2/08) (2008-05-02)
Director Elizabeth Jacks joins the Roundtable to speak about the new Thomas Cole exhibit at the National Historic site Cedar Grove in the Hudson Valley.


Listener Essay by Lewis Eisenberg (aired 5/2/08) (2008-05-02)
Lewis Eisenberg's listener essay explains why steroid use may not be so bad in sports.


MoCA extends summer hours (2008-05-02)
Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has details of the summer season at the country's largest contemporary arts museum.


Julie Mehretu (aired 5/2/08) (2008-05-02)
Julia speaks with contemporary artist Julie Mehretu about her work and new exhibit at Williams College.


In Our Backyard #154 (2008-05-02)
We'll hear the latest about Pale Male and Lola and how they are faring in Manhattan. And that will lead Ward and I into a conversation about Urban wildlife


Gardening 5/02/08 (2008-05-02)
Julia Taylor hosts this regular meeting of our Vox Pop "Green Thumb" club! She welcomes Fred Breglia, Greg Ward, and Dothe Hviid.


Massachusetts Republican Party chairman calls for investigation of phantom voting practices (2008-05-02)
Massachusetts Republican Party chairman Peter Torkildsen is calling on Attorney General Martha Coakley to investigate so-called phantom voting practices on Beacon Hill.


General Motors and MA partner with ethanol startup company (2008-05-02)
General Motors has formed a partnership with a ethanol startup company. WAMC's Paul Tuthill reports...


State comptroller says Connecticut will end the fiscal year in deficit (2008-05-02)
The state comptroller says Connecticut will end the fiscal year on June 30 at least $67.7 million in deficit,worse than what Gov. M. Jodi Rell has projected.


Dubie says he will run for re-election (2008-05-02)
Vermont Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie says he will run for re-election.


Food stamp beneficiaries at a 15-year high (2008-05-02)
The number of Vermonters signing up for food stamp benefits is at a 15-year high.


The Home Depot chain is closing 15 stores (2008-05-02)
The Home Depot chain is closing 15 of its namesake stores across the country, including one in Brattleboro, Vermont.


Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding and Tax Reform formed (2008-05-02)
Ulster County, NY has established a Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding and Tax Reform, and Frank Mauro, the executive director of Fiscal Policy Institute, spoke to those at SUNY New Paltz Thursday interested in the problem.


Lawmakers argued over whether village deserves its yearly property tax exemptions (2008-05-02)
Controversy between Orange County, NY and the Village of Kiryas Joel continued Thursday during a county legislature meeting where lawmakers argued over whether or not the village deserves its yearly property tax exemptions.


A medical group that was criticized for its national guidelines for Lyme disease (2008-05-02)
A medical group that was criticized for its national guidelines for diagnosing and treating Lyme disease will reassess its findings following an investigation by the Connecticut attorney general.


Grafton Village Cheese facility is making cheese (2008-05-02)
The new Grafton Village Cheese facility in Brattleboro, Vermont is making cheese.


Army officials say it could take 10 years and cost $10 million to clean up jet fuel leak (2008-05-02)
Army officials say it could take as long as 10 years and cost $10 million to clean up 350,000 gallons of jet fuel that has leaked into the ground at Fort Drum's Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield.


The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed a claim against the city of Troy (2008-05-02)
The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed a claim against the city of Troy for closing an arts center after the opening of a controversial exhibit.


Wind turbine unanimously approved (2008-05-02)
A wind turbine on the Sullivan County Community College campus in Loch Sheldrake, NY has the unanimous approval of the county legislature.


Criminal charges filed against Metro-North Railroad for fuel spill (2008-05-02)
The Westchester County Department of Public Safety Thursday filed criminal charges against the Metro-North Railroad and one of its supervisors in connection with a fuel spill at the Harmon Yard in Croton-on-Hudson, NY.


Upstate vet kidnapped, killed in Iraq remembered at service (2008-05-02)
A memorial service will be held this morning in western New York for Jonathon Cote , the Army veteran kidnapped and killed while working as a security contractor in Iraq.


Holyoke Massachusetts observes National Day of Prayer (2008-05-02)
Holyoke Massachusetts was one of several communities around the country to observe the National Day of Prayer.


John Olsen throws his support toHillary Clinton (2008-05-02)
John Olsen, a super delegate at the Democratic convention, is throwing his support to presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.


Intervale Center composting facility will stay open for another week (2008-05-02)
Burlington Vermont's nonprofit Intervale Center is keeping its composting facility near the Winooski River open for another week.


Fiscal analysts say a recession is beginning in New York (2008-05-02)
Fiscal analysts for New York Governor David Paterson say a recession is beginning in New York and should continue into early 2009 in what will likely be a longer and deeper downturn than a national recession.


Clinton can count on at least two more superdelegates from her home state of New York (2008-05-02)
Presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton can count on at least two more superdelegates from her home state of New York: Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.


New corporate name for Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant (2008-05-02)
The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Vernon might get a new corporate name.


Poll shows most New Yorkers will cut back on their vacations due to high gas prices (2008-05-02)
A poll shows most New Yorkers will cut back on their vacations because of high gas prices that are also making some fall behind paying their bills.


School for International Training has a new strategic plan (2008-05-02)
Some students and faculty at the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont are worried that a new strategic plan could endanger the institution's reputation as one of the premier locations for international studies.


90-day cooling off period for homeowners facing foreclosure (2008-05-02)
A new state law provides a 90-day cooling off period for Massachusetts homeowners facing the prospect of foreclosure.


BCC students to present at national convention (2008-05-02)
Their study of Iraq war Veterans found Soldiers who'd been directly involved in killing Iraqis rated the war more favorably, and American civilians less favorably, than did soldiers who had not killed.


Albany Republicans Propose Gas Tax Holiday (2008-05-01)
Senate and Assembly Republicans are calling for a Summer Gas Tax Holiday.


Hall Bill To Aid Vets Moves Forward (2008-05-01)
Congressman John Hall says the changes proposed for veterans' benefits are long overdue.


Sounds of Progress, Part I: The Role of Gender in Language Used by Children and Parents Working on Mathematical Tasks (2008-05-01)
Researchers at the University of Hawaii are examining the role that language plays in young girls' confidence in their mathematic abilities.


A More Efficient Future for the Hudson Valley (2008-05-01)
A new committee is hoping ideas from the state will take root in the Hudson Valley.


National Day Of Prayer Observed In Holyoke (2008-05-01)
Local event not tied to national task force which insists on Christian only observance


The State of the Campaign for President 5/1/08 (2008-05-01)
Buckle your seatbelts! Tempers flared on this edition of Vox Pop, with supporters of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton trading barbs and accusations. In the middle of the fray - doing his best to keep the peace - was our host, Dr. Alan Chartock.


Congressional Corner with Senator Bernie Sanders 1 of 3 (aired 5/1/08) (2008-05-01)
In today's Congressional Corner, Alan speaks with Vermont Congressman Bernie Sanders about whether or not the high gas and food prices are due to the increased production of ethanol.


Catskill Peak Experiences: Mountaineering Tales of Endurance, Survival, Exploration & Adventure from the Catskill 3500 Club (aired 5/1/08) (2008-05-01)
Joe and David talk to David and Carol of the Catskill 3500 Club to talk about their book, "Catskill Peak Experiences: Mountaineering Tales of Endurance, Survival, Exploration & Adventure from the Catskill 3500 Club"


Analysis Indicates Too Many Children on Psychiatric Drugs (2008-05-01)
Vermont officials begin to assess amount of psychiatric drugs used to treat children.


Summer Power: Plentiful (2008-05-01)
A new report says the Northeast will have more than enough electricity during the peak summer season.


American Lung Association Releases Annual Air Quality Report (2008-05-01)
American Lung Association State of the Air report shows mixed results nationally and statewide.


Louise Erdrich - The Plague of Doves (aired 5/1/08) (2008-05-01)
Joe speaks with Louise Erdrich about her book "The Plague of Doves" and how she came to write it.


Joseph Persico - Franklin & Lucy: President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherfurd, and the Other Remarkable Women in His Life (aired 5/1/08) (2008-05-01)
Joseph Persico speaks with Joe about his book "Franklin & Lucy: President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherfurd, and the Other Remarkable Women in His Life".


DEP wants more info on airport project (2008-05-01)
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection stated the airport project can't be permitted as proposed.


Hinchey Blasts Media's Presidential Campaign Coverage (2008-05-01)
One superdelegate says the media's to blame for distracting voters from the real issues.


Albany 2nd Hand Shop Law "On Hold" (2008-05-01)
The City of Albany's so-called "Second Hand Shops Law" is on the back-burner... for now.


Four Dollar A Gallon Gas...and More (2008-04-30)
The dreaded four dollar a gallon mark has been passed in NY.


The Book Show #1032 (2008-04-30)
Host Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina is joined by Leif Enger, author of the novel "So Brave, Young, and Handsome." Air Date: 4/29/08


The Weather 4/30/08 (2008-04-30)
Newschannel meteorologist Jason Gough joins host Brian Shields for a fascinating discussion about the weather. Tornados, global warming and the jet stream are all touched upon in this classic edition of Vox Pop.


Vermont Democrats Release Stimulus Package, Paralleling Douglas Package (2008-04-30)
Vermont Democrats offer their version of an economic stimulus package, in the aftermath of a package offered by the Republican governor.


How to Save Your Life #081 (2008-04-30)
Host Dr. Philip Stieg is joined by Dr. Jeffrey Moses, Director of the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Air Date: 4/29/08


David Kaczynski (aired 4/30/08) (2008-04-30)
Joe speaks with Ted Kaczynski's brother, David Kaczynski.


Listener Essay by Susan Thompson (aired 4/30/08) (2008-04-30)
In Susan Thompson's listener essay, she offers a beautiful description of what spring means to her.


Dr. Sharon Moalem - Survival of the Sickest (aired 4/30/08) (2008-04-30)
Joe speaks with Dr. Sharon Moalem about his book, "Survival of the Sickest: The Surprising Connections Between Illness and Longevity".


Culinary Corner- Aztec Shrimp (aired 4/30/08) (2008-04-30)
Roundtable producer Andy Clegg joins chef Sean at The Rattlesnake restaurant in Bennington, VT to make Aztec shrimp in today's Culinary Corner.


Jamie S. Korngold - Adventure Rabbi (aired 4/30/08) (2008-04-30)
Joe speaks with Jamie S. Korngold about her book "Adventure Rabbi".


Cokie Roberts (Part 2) - Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation (aired 3/30/08) (2008-04-30)
Joe concludes his conversation with Cokie Roberts as they talk about her book, "Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation".


Congressional Corner with Richard Neal 3 of 3 (aired 4/30/08) (2008-04-30)
Alan speaks with Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal about the combative relationship between Congress and President Bush in today's Congressional Corner.


Governor Expected to Veto Decommissioning Bill (2008-04-30)
Legislature passes decommissioning bill, but Governor is expected to veto.


Regional approach stressed by Rooney (2008-04-30)
The BEDC's David Rooney says Berkshires and Tech Valley should leverage each others strengths.


Reported cases of child abuse in MA increased (2008-04-29)
Figures compiled by the Department of Social Services also showed reported cases of abuse decreased in Berkshire County.


NY governor 'surprised' by Bell verdict (2008-04-29)
Governor Paterson says he's ``surprised'' by last week's acquittal of three police officers in the fatal shooting of unarmed groom-to-be Sean Bell.


New Albany Ordinance Under Scrutiny (2008-04-29)
Some Albany business owners are up in arms over a new ordinance designed to protect citizens and potentially help police solve burglary cases faster.


Environmental Group Report Says Permits Rubber Stamped (2008-04-29)
Environmental Advocates' report says DEC not properly reviewing, yet approving, water quality permits.


Chicopee,Springfield To Hold Joint Police Academy (2008-04-29)
Springfield will train 32 new officers and Chicopee to add 15


Albany County DNA Initiative (2008-04-29)
The Albany County District Attorney is putting out the welcome mat ... opening up the office on a Saturday in May to extend an offer to individuals who have been convicted of certain crimes.


Robert Kiyosaki- Rich Dad's Increase (aired 4/29/08) (2008-04-29)
Joe speaks with Robert Kiyosaki about his new book, "Rich Dad's Increase Your Financial IQ: Get Smarter with Your Money (Rich Dad's)".


Book Picks- Odyssey Books (aired 4/29/08) (2008-04-29)
Joan, the co-owner of Odyssey Books in South Hadley, MA joins the Roundtable to discuss her book picks for this week.


Swiss Ambassador Previews Global Climate Speech at UVM (2008-04-29)
Swiss Ambassador to US to provide international perspective on climate change in a talk at UVM.


Patrick Promotes Economic Stimulus Plan (2008-04-29)
Governor announces workforce training grant for Northampton company.


Congressional Corner- Richard Neal 2 of 3 (aired 4/29/08) (2008-04-29)
Alan speaks with Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal about the Pope's recent visit to the U.S. and the intersection of Catholicism and politics in our country.


Lucy Daglish- Reporters Committee (aired 4/29/ 08) (2008-04-29)
Andy speaks with director of the Reporters Committee Lucy Daglish about the contents of her speech at University of Albany tonight.


Steve Lopez- The Soloist (aired 4/29/08) (2008-04-29)
Joe speaks with award winning journalist and author, Steve Lopez about his book "The Soloist".


Coki Roberts- Ladies of Liberty 1 of 2 (aired 4/29/08) (2008-04-29)
Joe speaks with NPR's Coki Roberts about her book, "Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Lives" that explores women's contribution to our country's development.


Independent Safety panel starts its Evaluation of the Indian Point (2008-04-29)
A panel charged with conducting an Independent Safety Evaluation of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York's Westchester County began its work Monday with a pair of public input sessions. Much of the input at least alluded to just how independent the evaluation can be, given that the ISE was initiated by Indian Point owner Entergy.


The Beacon Institute will now have a satellite facility (2008-04-29)
The Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, headquartered on the Hudson River at the City of Beacon, NY, will now have a satellite facility to the north.


The New York State Transportation Department to give CSX $604,000 in funding (2008-04-29)
The New York State Transportation Department is going to provide $604,000 in funding for track improvements and siding construction for CSX Transportation in Kingston.


Sales of hybrid vehicles stay steady (2008-04-29)
Even though the economy is in what many are calling a recession, sales of hybrid vehicles may have never been better.


New management at Wurtsboro Airport in Sullivan County (2008-04-29)
New management at Wurtsboro Airport in Sullivan County, NY hopes to breathe new life into the more than 80-year-old airfield that gained notoriety for years as a glider airport.


NYRA sees end in sight to bankruptcy (2008-04-29)
The New York Racing Association says it's closer to emerging from bankruptcy.


Editorial Page 4/29/08 (2008-04-29)
Should cameras be allowed inside courtrooms in New York State? That topic is debated by guests Jonathan Gradess (NYSDA) and Vincent Buzard (Harris Beach PLLC.) Alan Chartock moderates the discussion.


The Best of Our Knowledge # 919 (2008-04-28)
Air Date: 4/28/08 - The latest on the potential student loan "crisis" and the history of impact cratering on Earth.


NY-based Eos Airlines to cease operations (2008-04-28)
New York-based business class-only Eos Airlines says it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will cease operations by today.


New York City Funds to Ensure Security and Plans for Safety (2008-04-28)
New York City is creating a security system to ensure its residents are safe from any attempts to sabotage its drinking water


In Our Backyard #153 (2008-04-28)
April showers bring May flowers but wait the flowers are coming out in April. April flowers bring what?


Push For Green Energy In Northampton MA (2008-04-28)
City is tops in state for participation in Green Start program.


Congressional Corner with Richard Neal 1 of 3 (aired 4/28/08) (2008-04-28)
Alan speaks with Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal about Hillary Clinton's chances in the upcoming election race.


Barbra Zuren Pearson - Raising a Bilingual Child (aired 4/28/08) (2008-04-28)
Joe and Sarah speak with Barbra Zuren Pearson about her book, "Raising a Bilingual Child".


David Baldacci - The Whole Truth (aired 4/28/08) (2008-04-28)
Joe speaks with author David Baldacci about how he came to write his book, "The Whole Truth".


The Media Project #882 (2008-04-28)
(AIRS: 4/27/08 & 4/28/08) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and WTEN Anchor Elisa Streeter discuss issues confronting the media.


Marketing 'Grown in NY' Amid Growing Pressures (2008-04-28)
Farmers in NY are getting squeezed from every direction and the answer may prove to be the buy local movement.


The Legislative Gazette #817 (2008-04-28)
(Airs: 4/25/08 and 4/26/08) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics.


Sanjay Gupta - Chasing Life (aired 4/28/08) (2008-04-28)
Joe speaks with neurologist, associate professor at Emory College and New York Times medical columnist Sanjay Gupta about his book "Chasing Life".


Joni Cole - Water Cooler Diaries: Women Across America Share Their Day at Work (aired 4/28/08) (2008-04-28)
Katie speaks with Joni Cole about her book "Water Cooler Diaries: Women Across America Share Their Day at Work".


Poll: New Yorkers Favor "Clean Elections" (2008-04-28)
A New Zogby Poll Finds New Yorkers Overwhelmingly Support Public Financing of Elections.


911 center goes online in the next couple of months (2008-04-28)
When the Orange County, NY 911 center goes online in the next couple of months, it will be taking over some of the duties of the county Sheriff's Office.


Funeral arrangements have been finalized for Jonathon Cote (2008-04-28)
Funeral arrangements have been finalized for Jonathon Cote, the kidnapped security contractor whose body was found in Iraq on April 19.


Safety Evaluation Panel begins its study of Indian Point (2008-04-28)
The Independent Safety Evaluation Panel formed to look into the safety of the Indian Point nuclear power plant begins its study today with two public comment sessions today, at 2p.m. and 7 p.m. Both will be held at Cortlandt Colonial reception Hall at 714 Albany Post Road in Cortlandt in Westchester County, NY.


Environment Committee wants to conduct a full energy audit of all Ulster county facilities (2008-04-28)
The Environment Committee of the Ulster County, NY Legislature wants to conduct a full energy audit of all county facilities. A total of eight energy audits of buildings the county owns or leases have already been completed, said committee Chairman Brian Shapiro. The committee would like all to be reviewed through the New York State Energy Research and Development Agency.


Prices drop on single-family homes in New York's Hudson Valley (2008-04-28)
As the number of existing single-family homes sold in New York's Hudson Valley and Catskills continued to drop in March, so did their prices.


Vanguard Showhouse (aired 4/28/08) (2008-04-28)
Showhouse Design Coordinator Barbara Richard, Executive Director of Historic Albany Foundation Susan Holland and Albany Symphony Orchestra Maestro David Allen Miller and join the Roundtable to discuss the Vanguard Showhouse in Albany.


Interviews Set In Search For School Chief (2008-04-28)
Finalists for Springfield MA superintendent to be interviewed starting May 4


Medical Monday 4/28/08 (2008-04-28)
Gastroenterologist Dr. Nina Sax joins Alan Chartock in WAMC's Studio A.


Latest technology for screening baggage at Stewart Airport (2008-04-28)
The Transportation Security Administration has deployed the latest technology for screening baggage at Stewart Airport in Newburgh, NY, the new regional TSA Director says.


Ithaca to take dog census (2008-04-28)
How many dogs are there in Ithaca? Officials in the central New York town are holding a contest where residents can try to guess.


Ulster County, NY could have veterans' cemetery by Memorial Day (2008-04-28)
After 15 years of on again, off again discussions, there could be definitive word of creation of an Ulster County, NY veterans' cemetery by Memorial Day.


There's help for those facing home foreclosure (2008-04-28)
Federal and local officials say there is help available for those looking to avoid home foreclosure. People need to reach out to these various agencies, and sooner than they might think.


Bard's Eye View with Paul Elisha and Marilyn Chin (aired 4/25/08) (2008-04-25)
Paul Elisa speaks with poet and teacher, Marilyn Chin in today's Bard's Eye View.


Poetry Forum 4/25/08 (2008-04-25)
The bards are back! Paul Elisha, Stu Bartow and Sarah Weist return, in fine fettle and full of pithy poetry. Glenn Busby hosts.


Jazz Appreciation (2008-04-25)
Nat Phipps, Pete Toigo, and Joe Sorrentino join Howard at The Linda for this edition of Performance Place.


Word For The Wise #3490 (2008-04-25)
Word For The Wise #3490--04/25/08: The coincidence of you listening to this show...wow! It's really almost too much.


Nancy Horan - Loving Frank - May's Roundtable Reads book(aired 4/25/08) (2008-04-25)
Sarah and Joe speak with Nancy Horan, author of the May Roundtable Reads book, "Loving Frank".


Junot Diaz - The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (aired 4/25/08) (2008-04-25)
Joe speaks with Junot Diaz about his Pulitzer Prize winning book, "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao".


Andrew Burstein - The Original Knickerbocker: The Life of Washington Irving (aired 4/25/08) (2008-04-25)
Joe speaks with author Andrew Burstein about his book, "The Original Knickerbocker: The Life of Washington Irving".


Springfield To Bring Back "Men In Black" (2008-04-25)
Police anti-crime plan includes restoring street crime unit's black uniforms.


Catskill Ballet Company (aired 4/25/08) (2008-04-25)
Judith and Teresa from the The Catskill Ballet Company join the Roundtable to discuss their performance this weekend in Ulster, New York.


Terence Martin and Annie Gallup (2008-04-25)
Terence Martin and Annie Gallup join Howard Glassman in this edition of Performance Place.


John Specker (2008-04-25)
John Specker joins Howard Glassman in this edition of Performance Place.


Musical celebration (2008-04-25)
To celebrate Julia's one-year anniversary, Episode 980 of 51% dips into the archive for some musical interviews


The Capitol Connection #817 (2008-04-25)
Host Alan Chartock is joined by Judith Enck, Deputy Secretary for the Environment in the Paterson Administration. Air Date: 4/25/08


Anne Hills (2008-04-25)
Anne Hills joins Howard at The Linda in this edition of Performance Place.


Big Frank and the Bargain Bingers (2008-04-25)
Big Frank and the Bargain Bingers join Howard Glassman in this edition of Performance Place.


Workers Memorial Day Observed (2008-04-25)
March down Main Street in Northampton and ceremony recall on-the-job deaths


Congressional Corner with Kirsten Gillibrand 3 of 3 (aired 4/25/08) (2008-04-25)
In today's Congressional Corner, the Roundtable's producer Andy Clegg concludes his discussion with New York Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand about Congress' plan to help diary farmers during this time of economic downturn.


Ralph Nader 4/24/08 (2008-04-24)
Perenial presidential hopeful Ralph Nader joins Brian Shields and WAMC listeners for a lively hour of discussion. Nader touches on health care, gas prices, and why he's running again.


Man who took bank documents from bank trash bins signed an agreement (2008-04-24)
A Fairfield man who was brought to court when he claimed security lapses after finding bank documents in trash bins has ended the dispute by signing an agreement.


The Mount gets second extension on foreclosure proceedings (2008-04-24)
Thursday had been the deadline established by the bank for The Mount to meet its fundraising goal or face foreclosure proceedings.


Word For The Wise #3489 (2008-04-24)
Word For The Wise #3489--04/24/08: You too may yet grow up to be graceful


Trying to Lure "Woodstock" Back to NY (2008-04-24)
New York's efforts to draw moviemakers are having instant results.


Vermont Delegation Wants to Know Why Soldiers' Return From Iraq Delayed (2008-04-24)
Problems with civilian air transport keeping soldiers in Iraq.


Hospice care industry is increasing, expert says (2008-04-24)
Hospice organizations have gone from being on the fringe of the medical care system to becoming an integral piece of it.


Sally Ride (aired 4/23/08) (2008-04-24)
Julia speaks with Sally Ride about why young girls in upper elementary and high school lose interest in science, despite their aptitude.


Vermont has issued a Red Flag Warning (2008-04-24)
The state of Vermont has issued a Red Flag Warning for most of the state for Thursday.


Amann says he won't seek a third term (2008-04-24)
Connecticut House Speaker James Amann says he won't seek a third term as leader of the House of Representatives.


Belleayre's competitors say the game's not over (2008-04-24)
Belleayre's competitors say the game's not over, despite the state's refusal to re-audit the ski center.


The Hudson Valley is hoping it can be the host for a movie (2008-04-24)
The Hudson Valley is hoping it can be the host for a movie about one of its biggest events ever.


The Coast Guard says boaters should not be fooled by summer-like temperatures (2008-04-24)
The coast guard says boaters should not be fooled by summer-like spring temperatures in the northeast. The water is still dangerously cold.


Special live Culinary Corner with Jason Baker of JT Bakers in Greenwich, NY (aired 4/23/08) (2008-04-24)
Joe and David cook with Jason Baker of JT Bakers in Greenwich, NY in this special live edition of Culinary Corner.


Douglas took his economic stimulus package to Vermont lawmakers (2008-04-24)
Governor Jim Douglas took his economic stimulus package straight to Vermont lawmakers on Wednesday, appearing with a flip chart before a skeptical legislative committee to talk up a series of measures he unveiled over the weekend.


Vermont State Police say troopers fatally shot a man (2008-04-24)
Vermont State Police say troopers fatally shot a man who pointed a gun at them in Bradford.


NH state Supreme Court asked its opinion to let some 17-year-olds vote in the primary (2008-04-24)
The New Hampshire House wants the state Supreme Court's opinion whether it's constitutional to let some 17-year-olds vote in primary elections.


Legislator Susan Zimet chairs a special panel on property tax relief (2008-04-24)
Ulster County Legislator Susan Zimet chairs a special county blue ribbon panel on New York State property tax relief and on Wednesday she testified in Albany before the eighth and final hearing of a state blue ribbon panel seeking input about property tax reform in the funding of public schools.


Bill that will triple the tax break for television and movie producers (2008-04-24)
New York Governor David Paterson is signing a bill that will triple the tax break for television and movie producers who decide to shoot in New York.


Controversy rages over a fire that burned thousands of acres (2008-04-24)
Controversy rages over a fire that burned thousands of acres at a NY state park while a statewide effort to spruce up the system begins.


Hand grenade-like device found at Sullivan West Junior Senior High School (2008-04-24)
New York State Police at Liberty are investigating to determine if a hand grenade-like device is real. Police received a call from the Sullivan West Junior Senior High School in Lake Huntington Wednesday that a possible hand grenade was found near the school grounds.


Legislation requiring an evaluation to examine the state's cooperation and interaction with local firefighters introduced (2008-04-24)
New York State Senator John Bonacic Wednesday said he would introduce legislation requiring an evaluation by the Office of Fire Prevention and Control to examine the state's cooperation and interaction with local firefighters and others. His action comes in the wake of complaints from local officials and firefighters that the state failed to cooperate with them or address their concerns during the recent Minnewaska State Park forest fire.


Hearings on extending sales tax breaks for a major employer (2008-04-24)
Dutchess County has authorized hearings on extending sales tax breaks for a major employer if its sinks some big money into its Poughkeepsie plant.


The Colonial Theater enters its third season (2008-04-24)
The Colonial Theater is entering its third season of arts and entertainment programming, after the historic restoration of the former vaudeville house in downtown Pittsfield.


Poughkeepsie Police made an arrest in a 1994 murder (2008-04-24)
City of Poughkeepsie, NY Police have made an arrest in a 1994 murder. Police charged Earnest Ellison, 34, of Lenox Avenue in New York City was arrested for second-degree murder in connection with the shotgun killing of Theresa Paige McIntosh, 37, of 4 North White Street.


$1 million cut to domestic violence programs (2008-04-24)
Advocates are calling on Massachusetts house lawmakers to restore a proposed $1 million cut to domestic violence programs.


Marty Stauffer of Wild America (aired 4/23/08) (2008-04-24)
Wildlife documentary show host of Wild America, Marty Stauffer, speaks with the Roundtable's producer, Andy Clegg, about how his childhood in Arkansas inspired his work.


Paul Zaloom a.k.a. Beakman of Beakman Live at Proctors (aired 4/23/08) (2008-04-24)
Joe speaks with Paul Zaloom who will be performing Beakman Live at Proctors this week in Schenectady.


A local road has been reopened after fire (2008-04-24)
A local road has been reopened after it was closed because of the Minnewaska State Park forest fire in Ulster County, NY.


Political Philosopher - Michael Walzer (aired 4/23/08) (2008-04-24)
Institute of Advanced Studies Professor Michael Walzer joins the Roundtable to discuss his work.


High levels of lead found in artificial turf fibers (2008-04-24)
High levels of lead found in artificial turf fibers have closed an upstate New York high school athletic field.


Roundtable Reads Discussion - James Howard Kunstler - World Made By Hand (aired 4/24/08) (2008-04-24)
Author James Howard Kunstler, joins The Roundtable to speak about his book, "World Made By Hand", which is the Book Club's April book pick.


Mary Roach - Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex (aired 4/23/08) (2008-04-24)
Joe speaks with author Mary Roach about her book, "Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex".


Governor Rell warns state lawmakers to be fiscally prudent (2008-04-24)
Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell is warning state lawmakers to be fiscally prudent as budget talks begin, announcing how this fiscal year's surplus has dropped from $263 million to only $15.7 million.


NY agricultural mission ends Cuba trip without deals (2008-04-24)
A New York farm mission is winding up a Cuba trip without firm sales of products to the communist-run island.


Paterson issues his first veto (2008-04-24)
Gov. David Paterson is vetoing a bill that would require small governments around the state with at least 15 part-time police officers to maintain a full-time police chief.


Vermont ski resorts had a banner season (2008-04-24)
Vermont ski resorts had a banner season with skier visits expected to surpass 4.1 million.


Fighting Hunger and Building Bridges (2008-04-24)
One expert on global poverty says America's missing a golden opportunity


Pennsylvania Primary Analysis 4/23/08 (2008-04-23)
Hillary Clinton scored a double digit victory over Barack Obama in the Pennsylvania Democratic Primary. Discussing what effect the victory could have on the race for the Democratic presidential nomination is Dr. Ryane McAuliffe Straus of the College of Saint Rose. Alan Chartock hosts.


NRC Chairman Visits RPI (2008-04-23)
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Dale Klein was in the Capital District to meet and address students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


NYRA: Going Forward (2008-04-23)
A few kinks still need "ironing out", but NYRA is gearing up for the summer racing season.


International acts drawing crowds to the Colonial Theatre (2008-04-23)
Heading into its third season, Executive Director David Fleming said its International Discovery series, which brings in artists from various cultures from around the world, has been its most popular.


Controversy Burns After Minnewaska Fire Dies (2008-04-23)
Controversy is still burning as a NY state park fire is cleaned up.


Legislative Leaders Create Committee to Review Economic Stimulus Issues (2008-04-23)
Joint committee to review legislative work and Governor's economic stimulus package.


Word For The Wise #3488 (2008-04-23)
Word For The Wise #3488--04/23/08: With the time change, it's either half past Cervantes or quarter to Shakespeare


Union Suspects Gender Pay Inequity At UMass (2008-04-23)
Professional Staff Union files labor practices complaint in bid to get gender data


Carrie Saldo's piece on Climate Change (aired 4/22/08) (2008-04-22)
WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports on climate change in the world.


Dairy cooperatives are urging legislature to repeal milk transport law (2008-04-22)
Dairy cooperatives and Vermont's top agriculture official are urging the legislature to repeal or delay a law that would require milk companies, rather than farmers, to pay to transport milk.


Addressing Analog TV "e-Waste" (2008-04-22)
Advocates for electronics recycling came to Albany to mark the "Day of the walking dead TV's"


The Tappan Zee bridge may be replaced (2008-04-22)
It's beginning to appear that the only logical option is to replace the Tappan Zee bridge.


Congressional Corner with Kirsten Gillibrand 1 of 3 (aired 4/21/08) (2008-04-22)
Alan speaks with Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand about funding broadband internet connection in rural areas.


Bill McKibben - Earth Day - Deep Economy (aired 4/22/08) (2008-04-22)
On this Earth Day, Joe speaks with Bill McKibben about his latest book, "Deep Economy".


Alix Strauss - Have I Got a Guy for You: What Really Happens When Mom Fixes You Up (aired 4/22/08) (2008-04-22)
Katie speaks with Alix Strauss about her new book, "Have I Got a Guy for You: What Really Happens When Mom Fixes You Up".


Copyright Forum (2008-04-22)
Alan Chartock meets the lawyers. Yes, it's another special meeting of the Copyright Forum. Our learned guests: Paul Rapp, Bill Westwood and Polly M. Law.


Book Picks with Red Fox Books (aired 4/22/08) (2008-04-22)
Joe and David speak with Susan Fox of Red Fox Books in Glens Falls, NY to discuss this week's book picks.


Higher Ed Board Chairman in the Berkshires (2008-04-22)
Fredrick Clark said the Board of Higher Education, has not been the advocate for public higher learning it should have been. But he says that is changing.


Making Music One Instrument at a Time (2008-04-22)
In honor of Earth Day, a profile of two craftsmen who find success, and satisfaction, in making instruments the slow way.


Berkshire Creative hires first leader (2008-04-22)
Liz Thompson is now the Executive Director of the Berkshire Creative Economy Council.


Preview of Plattsburgh State Holocaust Memorial Week (2008-04-22)
Artist discusses donation to college to remember Holocaust victims.


Auction Of Church Artifacts Upsets Museum (2008-04-22)
Museum officials fear Springfield history will be lost at Old First Church sale.


Paterson is prohibiting all but essential hiring (2008-04-22)
New York Gov. David Paterson is prohibiting all but essential hiring in a sternly worded directive to state agencies.


Connecticut considers GE's river clean-up proposal (2008-04-22)
Monitored natural recovery is the company's preferred clean-up method for much of that portion of the Housatonic.


Gasoline prices in Massachusetts have hit a record high (2008-04-22)
A survey finds gasoline prices in Massachusetts have hit a record high


Congressional Corner with Kirsten Gillibrand 2 of 3 (aired 4/22/08) (2008-04-22)
The Rountable's co- producer, Andy Clegg, speaks with New York Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand about the effects of the rise in fuel prices.


Jessye Norman - Paramount Center for the Arts (aired 4/22/08) (2008-04-22)
Julia speaks with renown opera singer, Jessye Norman, about her work and her upcoming performance at the Paramount Center for the Arts.


CT Democrats push for a bill to create a 401(k) savings plan for small businesses (2008-04-22)
Democrats in the Connecticut senate say they're pushing for a bill in the final days of the General Assembly session to create a state-sponsored 401(k) retirement savings plan for small businesses.


A Group of Yale Law School students say every Connecticut child is entitled to an adequate education (2008-04-22)
A group of Yale Law School students says they will ask the Connecticut Supreme Court to endorse their argument that every Connecticut child is entitled to an adequate education.


Fairfield-based GE may find a tougher than usual audience as they face their shareholders (2008-04-22)
Officials at Fairfield-based General Electric may find a tougher audience than usual as they face shareholders at the conglomerate's annual meeting this week.


Dr. David Kahn - Teen Suicide (aired 4/21/08) (2008-04-22)
Joe and Sarah speak with Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs of the Department of Psychiatry, Dr. David Kahn, about teen suicide.


Indian Point Shutdown Not Expected to Affect Safety Designation (2008-04-22)
An unexpected shutdown at Indian Point renews concerns among its neighbors.


Latest jump in gas prices has people traveling to NJ (2008-04-22)
The latest jump in gas prices is starting to create traffic to New Jersey.


New Director At Academy Of Music (2008-04-22)
An interview with Debra J'Anthony newly hired as executive director.


Word For The Wise #3487 (2008-04-22)
Word For The Wise #3487--04/22/08: I love Earth Day to tiny little pieces


Four-year-old charges against a Buffalo art professor dismissed (2008-04-22)
A judge in upstate New York has dismissed four-year-old charges against a Buffalo art professor accused in a federal terrorism investigation of illegally obtaining biological materials.


Officials say New York's Indian Point 2 nuclear power plant has been shut down (2008-04-22)
Officials say New York's Indian Point 2 nuclear power plant has been shut down because operators noticed water levels dropping in the steam generator.


Susan Zimet will seek the Democratic Party nomination to run for the new county executive job (2008-04-22)
Ulster County, NY Legislator Susan Zimet Monday officially announced that she would seek the Democratic Party nomination to run for the new county executive job this fall. She will face off against County Administrator Michael Hein, who has already announced his intentions to run on the Democratic line.


NY Executive came out swinging against Utilities' rate case (2008-04-22)
Rockland County, NY Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef Monday came out swinging against Orange and Rockland Utilities' rate case settlement agreement filed late Friday.


The Book Show #1031 (2008-04-22)
Host Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina welcomes Susan Jacoby, author of the new book "The Age of Unreason." Air Date: 4/22/08


How to Save Your Life #080 (2008-04-22)
Host Dr. Philip Stieg is joined by Dr. Benjamin Natelson, author of "Your Symptoms Are Real: What to Do When Your Doctor Says Nothing Is Wrong." Air Date: 4/22/08


Former official barred from appearing before the panel representing her employer (2008-04-22)
A former senior official with the Vermont public service board has been barred from appearing before the panel representing the power transmission company that now employs her.


NY agriculture secretary visits Cuba (2008-04-22)
New York is courting Cuba's lucrative food-import market.


Commission appointed to study same-sex marriage (2008-04-22)
A special commission appointed by legislative leaders to study same-sex marriage has stopped just short in its final report of recommending that Vermont become the second state in the country - after Massachusetts - to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry.


Economies of both Orange and Dutchess counties are doing well (2008-04-22)
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli Monday said the economies of both Orange and Dutchess counties are doing well; however, he issued a note of caution in light of the adverse impacts of an economic slowdown.


Nuclear reactor north of New York shuts down (2008-04-22)
Federal officials say New York's Indian Point 2 nuclear reactor has been shut down because operators noticed a drop in water levels in the steam generator and a reduction in output.


Man wanted for assaulting Ohio cop caught in upstate NY (2008-04-22)
A 20-year-old man wanted for assaulting a police officer in Ohio is in custody after he was captured during a traffic stop on the New York State Thruway.


OGS Going Green (2008-04-22)
The New York State Office of General Services marked Earth Day by announcing new initiatives designed to make "every day earth day."


Western MA Life Sciences Center Gets Additional Funds (2008-04-21)
Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute gets federal grants totaling $1.6 million


Bill to help grandparent-headed families faces uncertainty (2008-04-21)
Lawmakers say budget concerns have forced them to scale back a proposal to help Connecticut grandparents meet the financial demands of raising their grandchildren.


Jeff Gordinier- X Saved the World (aired 4/21/08) (2008-04-21)
The editor of "Details Magazine" Jeff Gordinier, joins the Roundtable to discuss his book, "X- Saved the World: How Generation X Got the Shaft but Can Still Save the World".


Chelsea Green- Pearls, Politics and Power (aired 4/21/08) (2008-04-21)
Joe speaks with VT's former governor, Chelsea Green, about her new book "Pearls, Politics and Power: How Women can Win and Lead".


Massive Fire at Minnewaska (2008-04-21)
A massive fire in a Hudson Valley state park is not expected to be out for days and dry conditions are leading to other warnings against burning brush.


Ideas for Earth Day (2008-04-21)
Tomorrow is Earth Day.. and we'll tell you about new events and simple ideas that could make a big difference.


Amanda Marcotte- It's a Jungle Out There (aired 4/21/08) (2008-04-21)
Katie speaks with author Amanda Marcotte about her new book, "It's a Jungle Out There".


Medical Monday 4/21/08 (2008-04-21)
Bob Barrett sits in the host chair this time around. Bob welcomes Dr. Hugh Fisher for a discussion about urology.


Word For The Wise #3486 (2008-04-21)
Word For The Wise #3486--04/21/08: Happy birthday, Charlotte Bronte


Landmark Nanotech Deal For UAlbany (2008-04-21)
Senator Chuck Schumer was joined by Federal and University at Albany officials Monday afternoon on the UAlbany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering campus to announce a landmark agreement that forges the first-ever federal partnership with UAlbany.


Tobias Wolfe- Our Story Begins (aired 4/21/08) (2008-04-21)
Joe speaks with award winning author Tobias Wolfe about his first collection in over ten years called "Our Story Begins".


The Best of Our Knowledge # 918 (2008-04-21)
Airdate: 4/21/08 - Preparing teachers to teach the growing number of English language learners.


In Our Backyard #152 (2008-04-21)
It is Earth Week and we will celebrate with Ward Stone as he gives a State of the planet report.


Indian Point nuclear power plant's Unit 2 was safely reconnected (2008-04-21)
Entergy plant operators safely reconnected the Indian Point nuclear power plant's Unit 2 in Buchanan, NY to the electric grid Sunday at 2:29 p.m. Unit 2 went offline on March 23, two days before the plant's 18th maintenance and refueling outage, after a malfunction with a main boiler feed pump.


Sullivan County Elections Commissioner lost his battle with cancer on Sunday (2008-04-21)
Sullivan County, NY Democratic Elections Commissioner Timothy Hill lost his battle with cancer on Sunday, county officials said. He had battled the disease for well over a year.


Forest fire at Minnewaska State Park 80 percent contained (2008-04-21)
The forest fire at Minnewaska State Park is now 80 percent contained with favorable conditions suggesting it could soon be under control, New York Governor Paterson said Sunday afternoon.


Growth of population continues to place more demand on emergency services in Orange County (2008-04-21)
The continued growth of population in and around Orange County, NY continues to place more demand on its emergency services, said County Commissioner of Emergency Services Walter Koury.


Small Businesses in Jeopardy? (2008-04-21)
The American Small Business League is sounding the alarm over a bill sponsored by a New York Congresswoman: they say it could spell disaster for millions of small businesses across the U.S.


The Media Project #881 (2008-04-20)
WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and Kingston Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss issues confronting the media.


The Capitol Connection #816 (2008-04-19)
Host Alan Chartock is joined by Jay Gallagher, Albany Bureau Chief for Gannett News Service. Air Date: 4/18/08


Cosmetic discussion (2008-04-18)
On this week's 51%, we talk about what it means to be beautiful -- and whether plastic surgery is the best way to get there


Peter Drummey - John and Abigail Adams Letters (aired 4/18/08) (2008-04-18)
Julia speaks with Vassar College librarian, Peter Drummey about the exhibit of John and Abigail Adams' Letters.


Congressional Corner with Chris Murphy 3 of 3 (aired 4/18/08) (2008-04-18)
In today's Congressional Corner, Alan speaks with Connecticut Congressman Chris Murphy about the new bill Congress passed to review the ethical issues that are in the House of Representatives.


Douglas Economic Stimulus Plan Criticized By Legislators (2008-04-18)
Legislators and Governor trade barbs over stimulus plan being raised near end of budget process.


Bush Administration Challenges Vermont Emissions Ruling (2008-04-18)
Government claims Vermont ruling invalid in wake of California waiver rejection.


Doug Fine - Farewell My Subaru (aired 4/18/08) (2008-04-18)
Joe speaks with Doug Fine about his book, "Farewell My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living".


A Thousand Western MA Catholics To Attend Papal Mass (2008-04-18)
Ticket demand exceeded supply for Yankee Stadium service


Word For The Wise #3485 (2008-04-18)
Word For The Wise #3485--04/18/08: Those in the know


Fitchet Sworn In As Police Commissioner (2008-04-18)
35 year veteran of the police department becomes Springfield's top cop


Miriam Goodman - Reinventing Retirement (aired 4/18/08) (2008-04-18)
Miriam Goodman joins The Roundtable with Joe and Sarah to discuss her new book, "Reinventing Retirement: 389 Bright Ideas About Family, Friends, Health, What to Do and Where to Live".


Hudson Valley Unemployment rose by over one percent in March (2008-04-18)
Unemployment in the Hudson Valley and Catskills regions rose by over one percent in March as compared to statistics from the same month of last year, the New York State Labor Department reported Thursday.


Yehuda Hanani (aired 4/18/08) (2008-04-18)
In today's interview with Clarence Fanto, renown cellist, Yehuda Hanani, speaks about his recent performances and the upcoming events in the Berkshires.


Rebecca Flowers - Nice to Come Home To (aired 4/17/08) (2008-04-18)
Novelist Rebecca Flowers joins The Roundtable to discuss her book, "Nice to Come Home To".


Quinnipiac Voters Poll: Race & Economy (2008-04-18)
A new Quinnipiac poll shows that black voter support is critical for democratic presidential contenders in New York state, and when it comes down to election issues, voters are most concerned about the economy.


Judy Bart Kancigor - Passover Cooking - Cooking Jewish (aired 4/18/08) (2008-04-18)
Joe speaks with Judy Bart Kancigor about her book, "Passover Cooking - Cooking Jewish".


Antiquarian Books 4/18/08 (2008-04-18)
Welcome back to "The Vox Pop!" This time around, host Steve Felano welcomes book expert Dan Dwyer for another hour long discussion about rare, valuable and collectible books.


David Chinery - The Horticultural Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County (aired 4/17/08) (2008-04-18)
Joe and Julia speak with David Chinery, the Horticultural Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County, about all things botanical.


Bank hold up suspect arrested (2008-04-18)
Police have arrested a man who held up the TD Banknorth branch at 21 Market Street in the City of Poughkeepsie, NY shortly before 10 a.m. on Thursday.


Congressional Corner with Chris Murphy 2 of 3 (aired 4/17/08) (2008-04-18)
Alan speaks with Congressman Chris Murphy about the mortgage crisis in today's Congressional Corner.


Douglas Administration is working on a state economic stimulus package (2008-04-18)
Vermont's Douglas Administration is working on a state economic stimulus package worth more than $100 million.


Tenth candidate joins race to replace McNulty in Congress (2008-04-18)
A 10th candidate is entering the race to replace retiring Capital District Congressman Mike McNulty.


MBTA sues in commuter rail crash (2008-04-18)
The MBTA has sued CSX Transportation and a lumber company, claiming that they failed to properly secure a freight car that got loose and struck a commuter rail train.


State auditor considers reducing the number of people called for jury duty (2008-04-18)
Massachusetts state auditor Joseph Denucci says the state should work harder to cut the number of people who end up being called unnecessarily for jury duty.


Four attorneys' kicked out NY retirement system (2008-04-18)
New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says his office is kicking four attorneys' out of the New York state and local retirement system because they were inappropriately classified as employees by an upstate BOCES district.


Utica College locked down after unspecified threat (2008-04-18)
A 36-year-old Albany-area man is under arrest after allegedly making an unspecified threat against Utica College, prompting a lockdown of the central New York school.


1 percent reduction in workers compensation insurance rates (2008-04-18)
Massachusetts businesses may see a 1 percent reduction in workers compensation insurance rates beginning in September.


Crackdown on fraudulent Medicaid home care providers (2008-04-18)
New York's industry-wide crackdown on fraudulent Medicaid home care providers is expanding upstate.


Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Executive Director resigns (2008-04-18)
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Executive Director Anthony Shorris has resigned, New York Governor David Paterson announced Thursday. The governor credited Shorris with being instrumental with the Port's takeover of Stewart Airport. Shorris is the one who announced he wanted to make Stewart a carbon negative facility with green' principles.


The Bush Administration urged a Federal Appeals Court to set aside greenhouse gas emissions ruling (2008-04-18)
The Bush Administration has urged a Federal Appeals Court to set aside a ruling by a federal judge that said states have the to authority regulate greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles.


Leahy pushes to have the nation's longest flying F-16 put on permanent display (2008-04-18)
Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy is pushing to have the nation's longest flying F-16 put on permanent display rather than cut up for scrap when it's retired from service.


Director of the Port Authority has resigned (2008-04-18)
The director of the Port Authority has resigned with speculation that he's stepped aside to let the new governor appoint his own man.


Vermont sees rise in foreclosures (2008-04-18)
The nation's economic downturn is reaching Vermont, with a rise in foreclosures.


Presidential candidate Teddy Bears (2008-04-18)
Cute and cuddly Presidential candidates? The Vermont Teddy Bear Company is selling teddy bears of the Presidential candidates.


Vermont's Supreme Court agrees to a salary freeze (2008-04-18)
Vermont's Supreme Court has agreed to a salary freeze similar to the one applied to executive branch employees of state government.


Officials from NY, NJ and PA have come to an agreement on flood plan (2008-04-18)
Officials from NY, NJ and Pennsylvania have come to an agreement with the federal government to create a plan to help prevent flooding along the Delaware River this spring.


credit markets is creating problems for college students (2008-04-18)
The turmoil in the credit markets is creating problems for college students and Congress stepped in today.


Killer Of Mob Boss Takes Plea Deal (2008-04-17)
2003 Springfield slaying linked to Genovese crime family in New York.


New York is joining several other states suing the federal government (2008-04-17)
Gov. David Paterson says New York is joining several other states suing the federal government over a new federal Medicaid rule.


Word For The Wise #3484 (2008-04-17)
Word For The Wise #3484--04/17/08: Thornton Wilder, celebrating his birthday in Our Town


Former General Electric Co. chief executive criticizes his succesor (2008-04-17)
Former General Electric Co. chief executive Jack Welch says his successor, Jeffrey Immelt, has a credibility issue after GE surprised investors by missing its earnings target last week.


Escalator accident at Shea Kills a man (2008-04-17)
A Brooklyn man died in an escalator accident after a game at Shea stadium this week.


Bad blood at the Dutchess County legislature this week (2008-04-17)
Bad blood at the Dutchess County legislature erupted at a meeting this week, forcing sheriff's deputies to run to the scene.


Bennington Museum - Reimagining the Distaff Toolkit (aired 4/16/08) (2008-04-17)
Museum director Jamie Franklin and curator Dr. Ricky Salinger discuss the new exhibit at the Bennington Museum, "Reimagining the Distaff Toolkit".


Quebec and New York Sign Security Agreement (2008-04-17)
State and province agree to share investigative materials.


Inside Kingston High School (2008-04-17)
It's a big, urban school with big, urban problems...but there are some bright spots as well.


Judge has declined to recuse himself from the case of a man accused murder (2008-04-17)
A Vermont judge has declined to recuse himself from the case of a man accused in the 2006 slaying of a University of Vermont student.


27.9 billion dollar budget for Massachusetts (2008-04-17)
Leaders in the Massachusetts house have released a 27.9 billion dollar state budget plan.


Congressional Corner with Chris Murphy 1 of 3 (aired 4/16/08) (2008-04-17)
Alan joins Congressman Chris Murphey to discuss the issue of land conservation in this Congressional Corner.


HondaJet Coming to Albany (2008-04-17)
Honda has been an innovator since its humble beginnings as a motorcycle manufacturer in post-World War II Japan. Today, the international company made two major announcements: one of them involves the Capital Region. WAMC's Dave Lucas reports.


The Editorial Page 4/17/08 (2008-04-17)
Alan Chartock takes listener calls as we discuss the state of the race for President of the United States.


Paterson's nominee for state police superintendent has been confirmed (2008-04-17)
The New York State Senate has confirmed Gov. David Paterson's nominee for state police superintendent, Harry Corbitt.


Vermont officials are trying to figure out how to cut millions of dollars the budget (2008-04-17)
Vermont officials trying to figure out how to cut millions of dollars from the state budget say higher education and prescription aid to the elderly could fall victim to budget cuts.


$1.2 billion for commuter rail raises red flags (2008-04-17)
Two of Connecticut's top Democratic lawmakers say the projected $1.2 billion price tag for a proposed commuter rail maintenance facility raises red flags.


Hudson Valley's lost some opportunities because it doesn't present a unified front (2008-04-17)
According to one economic development official, the Hudson Valley's lost some opportunities to other countries because it doesn't present a unified front


Steve and Dede Leiber and Thelma Adams - Upstate Films (aired 4/16/08) (2008-04-17)
Joe and Sarah speak meet US Weekly's film critic, Thelma Adams, joined by Steve and Dede Leiber of Upstate Films in Rhinebeck, NY to discuss some upcoming films.


C.J. Box - Blue Heaven (aired 4/17/08) (2008-04-17)
Joe speaks with author C.J. Box about his new book, "Blue Heaven".


Speakers Corner 4/17/08: Is America ready for its first African American or female president? (2008-04-17)
As the U.S. prepares for a historic presidential election in November, we'll ask the question, Is America ready for its first African American or female president? WAMC's Alan Chartock leads a lively panel discussion with area political insiders.


John Harrison - Edy's Ice Cream Taster (aired 4/16/08) (2008-04-17)
John Harrison, Edy's ice cream taster, joins Joe and Sarah to taste this delicious treat.


Culinary Corner- Macaroons (aired 4/16/08) (2008-04-17)
It's Passover this Saturday so Alan joins chef Michael Ballin from Castle Street Cafe in to make macaroons in this Culinary Corner.


Unemployment rate held steady in Massachusetts (2008-04-17)
The Massachusetts unemployment rate held steady last month.


Berkshire Community College has received its largest donation (2008-04-17)
Berkshire Community College has received its largest donation in the history of the school.


Campaign season in the Hudson Valley (2008-04-17)
Campaign season has arrived in the Hudson Valley.


Connecticut Supreme Court has thrown out three-year prison sentence for illegally disposing of tons of debris containing lead paint (2008-04-17)
The Connecticut Supreme Court has thrown out a Norwich businessman's three-year prison sentence for illegally disposing of tons of debris containing lead paint.


Horse takes a stroll on the NYS Thruway (2008-04-17)
A horse's decision to take a stroll on the NYS Thruway had a happy ending today.


Patterson was in Plattsburgh on Wednesday for groundbreaking (2008-04-17)
New York Governor David Patterson was in Plattsburgh Wednesday for the groundbreaking of a new facility that will bring more than 300 jobs to the North Country.


Douglas Preston - Blasphemy (aired 4/16/08) (2008-04-17)
Bestselling author, Douglas Preston, joins the Roundtable to discuss his latest thriller, "Blasphemy".


New plan expected to better protect Delaware River basin communities flooding (2008-04-17)
Officials from New York, New Jersey and Delaware and the federal government have agreed to a plan that is expected to better protect Delaware River basin communities from the threat of flooding, Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell announced.


Shipping Industry Crisis (2008-04-17)
The economy and gas prices are squeezing the shipping industry and we'll feel it, too.


Teachers picket district office (2008-04-17)
The teachers union and Central Berkshire Regional School District officials have been unable to settle a 14-month long contract dispute.


Panel formed to look at nuclear safety (2008-04-17)
The Independent Safety Evaluation panel has been formed to take a look at the nuclear safety, security and emergency preparedness at the Indian Point nuclear power plants in Buchanan, NY.


Ceremony marked National Crime Victims' Rights Week (2008-04-17)
The Orange County, NY Coalition for Crime Victims' Rights held its annual tree blessing ceremony and candlelight vigil Wednesday night. It marked the National Crime Victims' Rights Week. This year, the event was held in the Town of Chester.


New York Lottery officials say they brought in $2.6 billion (2008-04-17)
New York Lottery officials say they brought in $2.6 billion for education spending in the last fiscal year.


Groundbreaking for Bus Assembly Plant Bringing 300 Jobs (2008-04-17)
New York Governor David Paterson leads groundbreaking ceremonies welcoming Nova Bus assembly plant to Plattsburgh.


The Mount officials hope to keep working (2008-04-16)
But its not clear if foreclosure proceedings will commence on April 24, the current deadline for its emergency fundraising campaign.


Expanding costs for a new commuter rail maintenance center (2008-04-16)
The governor of Connecticut's budget chief and acting transportation commissioner say they should have kept state lawmakers better informed of the expanding costs for a new commuter rail maintenance center in New Haven.


Milan - Fighting from Without and Within (2008-04-16)
As some say a decision on the future of a small Dutchess county town approaches the 11th hour, there are calls to end the political infighting.


DEC and Land Trust Alliance Announce Grants (2008-04-16)
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Land Trust Alliance announced a major investment in land conservation.


Ashokan Treasure In Transition (2008-04-16)
A Catskills treasure is preparing for a major transition.


Word For The Wise #3483 (2008-04-16)
Word For The Wise #3483--04/16/08: Wrap it up, I'll take it


The Book Show #1030 (2008-04-16)
Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina talks about her new book "Mr. and Mrs. Prince" with guest host Valerie Martin. Air Date: 4/15/08


How to Save Your Life #079 (2008-04-16)
Host Dr. Philip Stieg is joined by Dr. Eric Braverman, Director of The Place for Achieving Total Health. Air Date: 4/15/08


Pets and Vets 4/16/08 (2008-04-16)
Sue Sternberg and Dr. Ronald Scharf return for a lively and engaging discussion about pets and pet behavior. Glenn Busby hosts.


John Flansburgh - They Might Be Giants (aired 4/15/08) (2008-04-16)
John Flansburgh from the rock band They Might Be Giants, joins the Roundtable to discuss their music and their upcoming concert in Albany at The Egg.


City Counts Energy Savings From Buildings Upgrades (2008-04-16)
New boilers,lighting,insulation cut utility bills for Springfield municipal buildings


Connecticut's middle class and poor families pay a higher Percentage of taxes than the wealthy (2008-04-16)
A new report shows Connecticut's middle class and poor families pay a higher percentage of their income in state sales and local taxes than the wealthiest families.


British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will speak in Boston (2008-04-16)
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will make Boston the site of his first speech in the united states.


Paterson plans to cut the budget by 10% next year (2008-04-16)
Just a week after the current state budget was passed, Governor David Paterson is pushing his idea to cut next year's state budget by an unheard-of 5 to 10 percent.


Congressional Corner with John Hall 3 of 3 (aired 4/15/08) (2008-04-16)
New York's John Hall recently made a trip to the Mexican- Arizona border to evaluate the border control issues.


Second candidate to run for NY top job (2008-04-16)
A second candidate has announced her intention to run for the new Ulster county, NY top job.


New York Archdiocese high schools teachers strike (2008-04-16)
Teachers in the New York Archdiocese high schools in New York and the Mid-Hudson Valley went on strike Tuesday morning to protest the lack of movement on a new contract with the Catholic Church.


Children's Annex- Jane Nofer and Jamey Wolff (aired 4/15/08) (2008-04-16)
Joe and Sarah speak with Jane Nofer and Jamey Wolff from the Children's Annex.


Springfield School Superintendent to leave in June (2008-04-16)
The Superintendent of schools in Springfield Massachusetts has announced he will leave the office at the end of June when his current contract expires.


National health leaders say be more vocal (2008-04-16)
National health leaders are encouraging patients to be more vocal about their wishes regarding health care


Gay couples Are finding it's hard to dissolve civil unions (2008-04-16)
Gay couples had to struggle mightily to Win the right to marry or form civil unions. Now,some are finding that breaking up is also hard...


Weekly Book Picks with Stanley Hadsell of Marketblock Books (aired 4/15/08) (2008-04-16)
Stanley Hadsell from Marketblock Books, joins Sarah and Joe to discuss his weekly book picks.


Lyndon State College expansion plans are moving forward (2008-04-16)
Lyndon State College officials are moving forward with expansion plans, with a new student center and academic building.


The push to unionize Foxwoods workers is expanding (2008-04-16)
The push to unionize workers at the Foxwoods Resort Casino is expanding with two unions vying to represent slot machine technicians.


Legislation would mandate the testing of private wells (2008-04-16)
Legislation that would mandate the testing of private wells statewide when a property is sold has passed in the New York State Assembly. The legislation, sponsored by Rockland County Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffe, would require tests similar to those required for public water supplies.


Tougher booster seat law for MA (2008-04-16)
Come mid-July parents in Massachusetts will need to make sure they are complying with a tougher booster seat law.


New plan for SUNY New Paltz outlined Tuesday (2008-04-16)
A new master plan for the campus of SUNY New Paltz was outlined to the public Tuesday night.


Judge says Vermont Agency of Natural Resources defeated the intent of the federal Clean Water Act (2008-04-16)
A judge says the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources defeated the intent of the federal Clean Water Act by excluding the public from enforcement decisions. But the judge also said it's up to the state Legislature to guarantee public participation.


VT may have a thirty million dollar hole in its budget (2008-04-16)
Vermont could be facing a thirty million dollar hole in its budget for next year.


Flushing unused and expired medications down the toilet will attract the Federal Government's attention (2008-04-16)
More than 30 million people live around the Great Lakes, and every day an untold number of them flush their unused and expired medications down the toilet that's attracted the Federal Government's attention


New Booster Seat Law in Mass. (2008-04-16)
There are new requirements for children riding in cars with booster seats.


Springfield School Head Will Leave In June (2008-04-15)
Joseph Burke's announcement ends fight between school committee and control board


Connecticut trash authority prepares a second legal challenge (2008-04-15)
Lawyers for 70 towns served by the Connecticut trash authority, the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority, are preparing a second legal challenge.


Being Fearless in a Fearful World (2008-04-15)
A conference begun to deal with the emotional fallout from the 9-11 attacks is finding its relevance continuing.


Editorial Page 4/15/08 (2008-04-15)
A heated debate this time around on The Editorial Page! Our guests and listeners debate state and national gun legislation. Host Alan Chartock welcomes Thomas King, NYS Rifle and Pistol Association and Jackie Hilly from New Yorkers Against Gun Violence.


New Economic Forecast Not Good For Vermont Budget (2008-04-15)
Vermont officials receive poor interim revenue forecast.


Conservation Groups Sue Feds to Protect Bats (2008-04-15)
Groups claim Fish and Wildlife Service should curtail activities that may adversely impact bat habitat.


Susan Barnett - Flab to Fit (Part 3) (aired 4/15/08) (2008-04-15)
Susan Barnett speaks with the Roundtable about her new year's resolution to lose weight.


Walking the Earth for Peace (2008-04-15)
An American Buddhist monk has dedicated his life to creating peace.


Tax Day Protest in Albany (2008-04-15)
New York's Capital City was one of many across the country picketed by protesters calling for and end to the Iraq War.


The Bennington Battle Monument has been cleaned (2008-04-15)
The Bennington Battle Monument has been cleaned after being vandalized with graffiti, and will open for the season this weekend.


A judge has denied the request of a shooting suspect to change his lawyer (2008-04-15)
A judge has denied a request by Essex, Vermont shooting suspect Christopher Williams to let him fire his lawyers.


Notorious Boston gangsters pleaded guilty to federal charges (2008-04-15)
One of boston's most notorious gangsters has pleaded guilty to federal charges of obstruction of justice and making false statements.


The chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. resigned amid reports that federal prosecutors were pushing for his removal (2008-04-15)
The chief executive officer of one of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s largest reinsurance subsidiaries is resigning amid reports that federal prosecutors were pushing for his removal.


A drunk driver who killed a teenager is going to prison (2008-04-15)
A drunk driver who killed a teenager in a wrong-way crash on Vermont's Interstate 89 last year is going to prison.


A local impact (2008-04-15)
Many scientists say in the Northeast spring is arriving earlier, summers are hotter, and winters are warming to the point where there is less snow. And some in the environmental field say they are seeing changes in the Berkshire County landscape as a result.


Bill requiring hefty penalties for unpaid wages passes in MA (2008-04-15)
A bill requiring hefty penalties for unpaid wages has become law in Massachusetts.


Vermont police still trying to figure out why Nicole Waring avoided a would-be rescuer (2008-04-15)
Vermont police are still trying to figure out why 40-year-old Nicole Waring avoided a would-be rescuer and plunged into the icy waters of Wardsboro Brook carrying her 6-year-old daughter, Dakota, on Saturday.


A bus pass that grows? (2008-04-15)
The Capital District Transportation Authority marks Earth Day this year by distributing a bus pass that "grows".


Hillary Rodham Clinton says her husband made mistakes with NAFTA (2008-04-15)
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton says her husband made mistakes related to the North American Free Trade Agreement.


Word For The Wise #3482 (2008-04-15)
Word For The Wise #3482--04/15/08: Gilding lilies and flowering lapels


One New York county legislator takes a stand on Tibet (2008-04-15)
One New York county legislator is taking a stand on the controversy surrounding the Olympics in Beijing this summer. Susan Barnett reports.


Concerns about a psychiatric hospital has led a group to sue Dutchess County (2008-04-15)
A group formed to express concerns about the redevelopment of a former psychiatric hospital in Dutchess County is suing the town.


Controversy over the future of the Onteora Central School District in the Catskills (2008-04-15)
A storm over the future of the sprawling Onteora Central School District in the Catskills is creating an new coalition and the announcement of a slate of candidates hoping to take over the school board.


Montreal hells angel sentenced to life in prison (2008-04-15)
A Montreal hells angel has been sentenced to life in prison for blowing up a federal drug informant nearly 15 years ago near the Canadian border.


Wal-Mart is striking a deal for tighter standards for gun sales (2008-04-15)
Wal-Mart is striking a deal with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on tighter standards for gun sales.


Conservation groups intend to sue the federal government (2008-04-15)
Conservation groups say they intend to sue the federal government if it doesn't move quickly to stop activities that are endangering a population already weakened by a mysterious disease. Susan Barnett reports.


Hannaford Customers warned that they need to check their statements (2008-04-15)
Customers who used a debit or credit card at Hannaford stores between December and March are being warned that if they haven't double checked their bank statements, they should.


State Supreme Court overturns a $41.4 million judgment (2008-04-15)
The state Supreme Court overturns a $41.4 million judgment to a Bristol man paralyzed in a construction accident in June 1994.


Martin Fletcher (Part 2 of 2) (aired 4/15/08) (2008-04-15)
Joe continues his conversation with NBC foreign corespondant Martin Fletcher about his book, "Breaking News: A Stunning and Memorable Account of Reporting from Some of the Most Dangerous Places in the World" and his career.


NY Lawmakers Consider Microstamping Legislation (2008-04-14)
Lawmakers are considering firearms legislation that would require that all new models of semi-automatic pistols manufactured, delivered or received into New York State to a Federally Licensed firearm Dealer, be capable of microstamping ammunition with a laser imprinted number that will identify the make, model and serial number of a pistol as the gun is fired.


$125 million Thruway project continues (2008-04-14)
Construction continues on the $125 million project to connection I-84 and the Thruway at Newburgh, NY with an anticipated traffic flow start up in mid-2009. New bridges and overpasses are going up; new toll booths are being erected to include high-speed E-ZPasS.


A.M. Homes - The Mistress' Daughter (aired 4/14/08) (2008-04-14)
Katie Britton speaks with author A.M. Homes about her new book, "The Mistress' Daughter".


In Our Backyard #151 (2008-04-14)
It's spring, and the weather is finally starting to reflect the change in seasons.


Word For The Wise #3481 (2008-04-14)
Word For The Wise #3481--04/14/08: Whose name is mud? Mudd?


Congressional Corner with John Hall 2 of 3 (aired 4/14/08) (2008-04-14)
Alan speaks with Congressman John Hall about the recent chemical spills in the Hudson Valley and the lack of aid from the EPA to clean up this region.


The Capitol Connection #815 (2008-04-14)
Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Senator Neil Breslin. Air Date: 4/11/08


New Trash and Recyclable Receptacles Introduced (2008-04-14)
Holyoke officials hope dual baskets will reduce litter


Medical Monday 4/14/08 (2008-04-14)
Cardiovascular health and preventive medicine are the main topics of today's show. Host Alan Chartock welcomes back old friend Dr. Paul Lemanski.


The Best of Our Knowledge # 917 (2008-04-14)
Air Date: 4/14/08 - Do you know what your children are being taught in school about Global Warming? Plus Tibet protests hit U.S. campuses.


Mike Tarbell - Iroquois Indian Museum (aired 4/14/08) (2008-04-14)
The Iroquois Indian Museum director, Mike Tarbell, speaks with Joe and Julia about their newest exhibit about Native Americans who played baseball.


June Casagrande - Mortal Syntax: 101 Language Choices that Will Get You Clobbered by the Grammar Snobs--Even If You're Right (aired 4/14/08) (2008-04-14)
The Roundtable's co-producer Andy Clegg spoke with June Casagrande about how her book, "Mortal Syntax: 101 Language Choices that Will Get You Clobbered by the Grammar Snobs--Even If You're Right" came to be.


Lawsuits and Tax Hikes in Milan (2008-04-14)
Pending lawsuits from developers and a big tax hike are going to create pressure for taxpayers in a small Dutchess County town.


Inauguration held for University of Connecticut president (2008-04-14)
The University of Connecticut has inaugurated its 14th president with jazz and gospel music rather than pomp and circumstance.


The Media Project #880 (2008-04-14)
(AIRS: 3/16/08 & 3/17/08) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and WTEN Anchor Elisa Streeter discuss issues confronting the media.


The Legislative Gazette #815 (2008-04-14)
(Airs: 4/11/08 and 4/12/08) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics.


It's My Job! - Postal Worker, Annie Mardinay (aired 4/14/08) (2008-04-14)
Julia spends a day with postal worker Annie Mardinay in this newest installment of the Roundtable's "It's My Job".


Lake Champlain surpasses flood stage (2008-04-14)
Fed by spring snowmelt, Lake Champlain has surpassed flood stage, potentially threatening lakeside homes and businesses.


Emergency flood notifications set up in Sullivan County (2008-04-14)
Sullivan County, NY residents will be able to receive emergency notifications about flooding or other problems once the county completes its tie-in with the E-Alert notification system.


Motor vehicle license plates can be checked in seconds (2008-04-14)
Middletown, NY City Police can now do in second what it would take minutes or hours to do, check motor vehicle license plates.


Martin Fletcher (Part 1 of 2) aired 4/ 14/08) (2008-04-14)
5 time Emmy winning Bureau Chief and foreign corespondent Martin Fletcher joins the Roundtable in this two part interview to speak his book, "Breaking News: A Stunning and Memorable Account of Reporting from Some of the Most Dangerous Places in the World" that discusses journalism and surviving the business.


Massachusetts town meeting law may change (2008-04-11)
Cities and towns would be able to hold meetings up to one month later, under a law approved by the legislature this week.


Route 17B may be headed toward some safety improvements (2008-04-11)
New York State Route 17B between Monticello and Fosterdale may be headed toward some significant safety improvements. A State Department of Transportation study suggested several traffic abatement changes due to a number of dangerous intersections along the route. A DOT representative presented the findings to the Sullivan County Legislature's Planning, Environmental Management and Real Property Committee at a meeting Thursday.


Bruce Mandel (2008-04-11)
Bruce Mandel previews his new album on this Performance Place.


Richard Price (aired 4/10/08) (2008-04-11)
Joe Donahue speaks with Richard Price about his latest book, "Lush Life."


Dr. Dana McDermott (aired 4/11/08) (2008-04-11)
Roundtable Senior Producer, Andy Clegg, speaks with Dr. Dana McDermott of DePaul University in Chicago about preventing child abuse.


Mark Vonnegut (aired 4/11/08) (2008-04-11)
To continue our remembrance of Kurt Vonnegut, Joe speaks with his son Mark.


Nutrition malfunction (2008-04-11)
On episode 978 of 51%, we focus on eating disorders -- hearing from young women suffering from anorexia and from one parent who helped her daughter conquer the disease


77-room hotel, condominium complex wins site approval (2008-04-11)
Site plans have been approved in Newport, Vermont for a 77-room hotel, condominium complex and marina on Lake Memphremagog.


An online campaign is urging Vermonters to spend their economic stimulus checks locally (2008-04-11)
An online campaign called Keep it in Vermont is urging Vermonters to spend their economic stimulus checks locally: on Vermont farms, businesses, and nonprofits.


Philip Morris is suing a connecticut company (2008-04-11)
A Connecticut company is one of two being sued by Philip Morris USA, accused of importing counterfeit cigarettes and unauthorized use of the Marlboro trademark.


Life expectancy is at an all-time high in Massachusetts (2008-04-11)
Life expectancy is at an all-time high in Massachusetts, according to the annual life expectancy report released by the state.


Gap Between Rich & Poor in NY Grows Wider (2008-04-11)
New report shows New York has the widest income gap between the rich and the poor of all 50 states.


Camping Reservations Increasing For Vermont State Parks (2008-04-11)
Camping activity may increase in Vermont due to slow economy and high gas prices.


King Vidor (2008-04-11)
It's King Vidor's turn to take a spin in the music machine that is The Linda.


Kurt Vonnegut (aired 4/11/08) (2008-04-11)
To commemorate the year anniversary of his death, we are airing Joe Donahue's interview with the late Kurt Vonnegut - his last.


Congressional Corner with John Hall 1 of 3 (aired 4/11/08) (2008-04-11)
Dr. Alan Chartock speaks with Congressman John Hall about groundwater protection in the Hudson Valley.


Richard Preston (aired 4/11/08) (2008-04-11)
Joe speaks with Richard Preston about his book "The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring."


Vermont Officials Volunteer to Join Salary Freeze (2008-04-11)
Statewide elected officials voluntarily join salary freeze for non-union employees.


Stamps and Coins 4/11/08 (2008-04-11)
The stamp and coin guys are back to talk shop. Bob Scott and David Tripp join host Bob Barrett.


Senator Charles Schumer pushes for more flood grants (2008-04-11)
Currently people who lose their homes to flooding the likes of which ravaged northwestern Sullivan County and southern Delaware County one year ago are eligible for a maximum of $25,000 in federal grants. The federal government is being a cheapskate when it should not pinch pennies to help those who have lost everything, US Senator Charles Schumer said Thursday.


Special state paving program for VT this spring (2008-04-11)
Vermont officials have announced that a special state paving program will patch and fill the state's roughest roads will be this spring.


Salamander Migration (2008-04-11)
A guide through the wild and wondrous world that is the salamander migration.


Congressional Corner with Jim Langevin 3 of 3 (aired 4/10/08) (2008-04-11)
Alan concludes his chat with Jim Langevin (D - RI).


MA health care law as it nears its second anniversary (2008-04-11)
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick says there's a lot to celebrate about the state's landmark health care law as it nears its second anniversary.


Land Trust Alliance (aired 4/10/08) (2008-04-11)
Cheryl Charles, Julia Stokes, and Teri Ptacik join Julia and Selma in Studio A.


New York AG says lawsuit could follow Oneida land trust decision (2008-04-11)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says the state may sue the federal government if the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs decides to take Oneida Indian Nation land into trust.


NY soldier on leave from Iraq finds stranger living in his home (2008-04-11)
An Army soldier on leave from Iraq is in shock after returning home and discovering that somebody had been living in his house and vandalized it.


DNA tests confirm that body is missing Schenectady woman (2008-04-11)
Authorities say DNA tests have confirmed the identity of a woman whose decapitated and badly decomposed body was found in a wooded area in suburban Albany.


legislators support a proposal to require supecermarkets to rycle plastic bags (2008-04-11)
For the most part, Dutchess County, NY legislators are in support of a proposal to require supermarkets to recycle plastic shopping bags from customers. How and where they would be collected need to be worked out before lawmakers put it up for a vote. The issue was discussed in legislative committee on Thursday.


Legislators favor a study to determine the feasibility of solar power (2008-04-11)
Dutchess County, NY legislators seem to favor a study to determine the feasibility of placing solar power panels on the roof of the county office building in Poughkeepsie


Health Commissioner Richard Daines made a number of stops in the Catskills (2008-04-11)
With National Public Health Week upon us, New York State Health Commissioner Richard Daines made a number of stops in the Catskills on Thursday and will continue his whirlwind tour in the Hudson Valley today.


Assembly and Senate compromised on taxes (2008-04-11)
In an attempt to balance the New York State budget, which was adopted on Wednesday, lawmakers in the Assembly and Senate compromised to come up with a number of increased or new fees and taxes.


Sullivan County, NY legislators have begun discussions on a count licensing procedure for contractors (2008-04-11)
Sullivan County, NY legislators have begun discussions considering the possibility of creating a count licensing procedure for construction contractors. The unions are supporting the proposal, which would ensure that their employees are paid prevailing wages and benefits, and providing quality work to consumers.


More Dutchess County corrections officers needed by May (2008-04-11)
The Dutchess County, NY Sheriff's Office is short five corrections officers for the county jail in Poughkeepsie and unless they fill those slots by the end of May, the state may impose sanctions on the overcrowded facility.


Weekend Peace Conference in Albany (2008-04-11)
Peace advocates and environmentalists from near and far are gathering this weekend at the first local Peace and Sustainability Conference, being held at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany on Washington Avenue.


Pension Scam: A-G Subpoenas Lawyers Across NY (2008-04-10)
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has issued multiple subpoenas as he investigates a pension fraud scam.


$8 million to renovate the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge (2008-04-10)
The New York State budget includes $8 million to renovate the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge into the Walkway Over the Hudson. With that funding - and another like amount is anticipated next year to cover the cost of the project - work will commence this spring.


Bluestone Comeback in the Catskills (2008-04-10)
An industry that nearly disappeared from the Catskills is making a comeback.


Public Voices Opinions on Nuke Spin off Proposal (2008-04-10)
Concerns expressed regarding proposal to create spin off corporation for Entergy's nuclear plants.


New York's Budget: Proof the System is Broken? (2008-04-10)
There are plenty of goodies to go around in New York's new budget but critics say this year proves the whole process is broken.


North Country Reaction to Newly Passed Budget (2008-04-10)
Many North Country officials have yet to see final budget plan.


Nancy Isenberg (aired 4/10/08) (2008-04-10)
Joe Donahue speaks with historian Nancy Isenberg about her new biograph on Aaron Burr.


Berkshire County community grapples with increase in crime (2008-04-10)
More than 200 people gathered to discuss escalating problems, from broken windows to assault and battery, believed to be caused by a group of youth.


Science Forum 4/10/08 (2008-04-10)
Brian Shields welcomes back some of the area's best minds for another installment of the Science Forum. The panel includes Dr.Andrea Worthington, Dr.Ken Welles and Dr. Barbara Brabetz.


Word For The Wise #3479 (2008-04-10)
Word For The Wise #3479--04/10/08: Irrational optimism


Ulster County lawmakers will take a close look at the Budget plan (2008-04-10)
The New York State budget was finalized a couple of hours before Wednesday night's monthly Ulster County Legislature meeting. County lawmakers are going to take a close look at the spending plan.


Michael Stock considers a run for New York State Assembly (2008-04-10)
Former Ulster County Legislator Michael Stock Wednesday night said he is considering a run for the New York State Assembly in the 101st District currently held by Democrat Kevin Cahill of Kingston.


Pataki endorsed George Oros run for congress (2008-04-10)
Former New York Governor George Pataki Wednesday endorsed George Oros to run on the Republican line against Congressman John Hall, a Democrat, in November. Oros, who opened his campaign headquarters in Peekskill, is a 13-year veteran of the Westchester County Board of Legislators and previously served as a Town of Cortlandt councilman.


The New State budget includes $10 million for flood mitigation (2008-04-10)
Homeowners, who experienced devastating damage from last year's floods in the Catskills and parts of the Hudson, may be able to breathe a little easier now that the New York State budget includes 10 million for flood mitigation -- $4 million for Sullivan County, and $2 million each for Orange, Ulster and Delaware counties.


The Orange County, NY Water Authority approved $12,000 for study (2008-04-10)
The Orange County, NY Water Authority Wednesday approved $12,000 for an initial feasibility study for a possible interconnection between the two New York City aqueducts in the region - The Catskill and the Delaware.


New York State budget brings millions to the Hudson Valley Region (2008-04-10)
The $122 billion New York State budget adopted Wednesday by the State Legislature brings millions home to the Hudson Valley and Catskills regions.


Albany Workshop "Enhancing Main Street" (2008-04-10)
A Free workshop is being held next week in Albany to focus on "Enhancing Main Street"


Culinary Corner- Croque Monsieur (aired 4/9/08) (2008-04-09)
Julia meets with Dan Leeder from Bread Alone to make a croque monsieur, otherwise known as a fancy French ham and cheese sandwich, in this Culinary Corner.


The Editorial Page 4/09/08 (2008-04-09)
Alan Chartock moderates a lively discussion on today's Editorial Page Vox Pop. The topic is New York's cigarette tax and Social Legislation. Alan welcomes guests Audrey Silk of NYCCLASH and Russ Sciandra from the Center for a Tobacco Free New York.


Eight Northeast States Share Clean Air Settlement Money (2008-04-09)
Pollution emissions settlement monies to go to energy efficiency and air pollution reduction programs.


SUNY Textbook Sticker Shock (2008-04-09)
Student Members of the New York Public Interest Research Group at UAlbany unveiled a report detailing textbook prices and publisher practices at SUNY campuses. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas has details


Sheikh Professor Abdul Hadi Palazzi (aired 4/9/08) (2008-04-09)
Joe and David speak with Sheikh Professor Abdul Hadi Palazzi about Islam.


Congressional Corner with Jim Langevin 2 o f 3 (aired 4/9/08) (2008-04-09)
Alan speaks with Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langervin about what the current government should do about our current health care system and his new universal health care plan he calls the American Health Care Program in this Congressional Corner.


Sen. Arlen Spector (part 2 of 2) (aired 4/ 9/08) (2008-04-09)
Joe speaks with Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Spector about his book, "Never Give In: Battling Cancer in the Senate", as the second part of this series.


A Universe of Dreams: Ensemble Galilei with Neal Conan at the Colonial Theater (aired 4/9/08) (2008-04-09)
Neil Conen and Carol Galilei join Joe and David of the Roundtable to talk about the Celtic Ensemble and a Universe of Dreams.


Jane Isay (aired 4/9/08) (2008-04-09)
Jane Isay join Joe and David in the studio to talk about her book, "Walking on Eggshells: Navigating the Delicate Relationship Between Adult Children and Parents".


Success in a Slumping Economy (2008-04-09)
The economy isn't slowing the growth of a business that's proving to have long coattails.


Word For The Wise #3478 (2008-04-09)
Word For The Wise #3478--04/09/08: Don't be ridiculous


Nurses Support Anti-Violence Bill (2008-04-09)
You might think that Nursing would be a relatively safe profession - working in a hospital or other medical facility - you may be surprised to learn that each year thousands of nurses are attacked in the workplace.


The Legislative Gazette #814 (2008-04-08)
(Airs: 4/04/08 and 4/05/08) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics.


NY Canal Corp Extends Hours (2008-04-08)
The New York Canal Corporation has backed off a plan to reduce operating hours this summer. (Last month, the Canal Corporation announced it would cut its hours to 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. from May 23 through Sept. 3, and save about $1 million by cutting staff at locks and other facilities.)


Internet scams cost Americans $239 million last year (2008-04-08)
That's according to complaints filed with the Internet Crime Complaint Center.


Vermont Attorney General Issues Report on Taser Use (2008-04-08)
Report on taser use finds some misuse, but good technology.


Keeping the Blood (2008-04-08)
A required percentage of Indian blood may soon run out of natives able to meet the requirement in the Oneida Indian Nation.


The Media Project #879 (2008-04-08)
(AIRS: 4/06/08 & 4/07/08) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and Kingston Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss issues confronting the media.


Clinton says Bush should boycott Olympics opening in China (2008-04-08)
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling on President Bush to stay away from the Olympics opening ceremonies in Beijing this summer.


NYC area Catholic teachers to protest during pope's visit (2008-04-08)
When Pope Benedict arrives in New York City next week, he could be met by a picket line of Catholic school teachers.


Word For The Wise #3477 (2008-04-08)
Word For The Wise #3477--04/08/08: You think you're better than me? Huh?


The Best of Our Knowledge # 916 (2008-04-07)
Air Date: 4/7/08 - Research continues to show fewer women seeking computer science careers. Professors think they know why - institutional discrimination. And the verdict on laptop computers in education is still out.


Iraq Repercussions Hit Hard at Home (2008-04-07)
What happens when the US government decides to go after you for your anti-war activities?


Oneida County Looks to Airport to Help Rebuild Economy (2008-04-07)
Officials say $22 - Million dollars borrowed since 2006 to develop the new Oneida County Airport is worth the risk, even though the county is in economic doldrums.


PCB dump not welcome (2008-04-07)
As a part of its clean-up of the Housatonic River General Electric has proposed creating a second pcb dump in the Berkshires.


Schenectady County Wages Up (2008-04-07)
U.S. Labor Department statistics show Schenectady County ranks 3rd in New York, among upstate counties, for weekly wage rates.


Book Picks with Scott Meyer of Merritt Books (aired 4/7/08) (2008-04-07)
Joe and David speak with Scott Meyer, the owner of Merritt Books in Redhook and Millbrook for this week's book picks.


Word For The Wise #3476 (2008-04-07)
Word For The Wise #3476--04/07/08: Mr. and Mrs. North and South America and all the ships at sea...


Congressional Corner with Jim Langevine 1 of 3 (aired 4/7/08) (2008-04-07)
Alan speaks with Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langervine about cyber security in today's Congressional Corner.


Western Mass. organization has plan to end Veterans' homelessness (2008-04-07)
Soldier On head says providing homeownership opportunities, case management, and affordable rental housing, could eliminate the need for most of the VA's shelter programs.


Medical Monday 4/7/08 (2008-04-07)
Dr. Mark Pettus talks about healthier living on this edition of Vox Pop's Medical Monday. Alan Chartock hosts. Host: Alan Chartock


Congresswoman Outlines Strategy to Lower Gas Prices (2008-04-07)
Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand stopped by an Albany gas station to discuss the need for immediate relief for consumers from the high price of gas.


Sen. Arlen Spector (part 1 of 2) aired 4/7/08 (2008-04-07)
Joe speaks with Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Spector about his book, "Never Give In: Battling Cancer in the Senate".


Harriet Ruben (aired 4/7/08) (2008-04-07)
Julia speaks with Harriet Ruben about her book, "La Pincessa: Machiavelli For Women".


Maureen Ogle (aired 4/7/08) (2008-04-07)
Katie speaks with Maureen Ogle about her book, "Ambitious Brew : The Story of American Beer".


In Our Backyard #150 (2008-04-07)
When we last talked with Ward he had rod and reel in hand and was ready to kick-off the trout fishing season - we will get an update.


Jesse Feiler and Josh Cohen (aired 4/7/08) (2008-04-07)
Joe and David speak with Jesse Feiler of North Country Consulting and Josh Cohen, the director of the Mid Hudson Library System, about how the rise of the internet has affected libraries.


The Capitol Connection #814 (2008-04-05)
Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. Air Date: 4/4/08


Healing the Scars of War (2008-04-04)
A conference about the problems faced by returning veterans hopes to help other victims of trauma as well.


Kerry proposes mortgage fix (2008-04-04)
Kerry says the proposal would assist 1,100 homeowners in the Baystate and about 80,000 across the United States.


Cities Get Advice On Going "Green" (2008-04-04)
Strategies and innovations presented at Springfield forum


Word For The Wise #3475 (2008-04-04)
Word For The Wise #3475--04/04/08: It's enough to make anyone say @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@


"Strange Culture" Screening in Troy (2008-04-04)
"Strange Culture" is a film about college professor, artist, activist and accused bioterrorist Steve Kurtz.


Elena Panaritis (aired 4/4/08) (2008-04-04)
Julia speaks with economist Elena Panaritis about her book, "Prosperity Unbound: Property Rights, Informality and Tapping the Potential of Markets under Stress".


Faithful leadership (2008-04-04)
Episode 977 of 51% is all about female religious leaders -- and how they're redefining their roles


Liza Donnelly, Barbara Smaller and Victoria Roberts (aired 4/4/08) (2008-04-04)
Joe and Selma speak with Liza Donnelly, Barbara Smaller and Victoria Roberts about their book, "Sex and Sensibility: Ten Women Examine the Lunacy of Modern Love...in 200 Cartoons".


Woman's Club of Albany (4/4/08) (2008-04-04)
Julia and Selma speak with Loise from the Woman's Club of Albany about this Sunday's fund raiser and about the organization.


Albany Pro Musica (2008-04-04)
Julia Taylor hosts as 42 members of Albany's favorite chorus drop in to The Linda to preview this weekend's (4/5) Brahms Concert.


Nicholson Baker (aired 4/4/08) (2008-04-04)
Joe speaks with best selling author, Nicholson Baker, about his book, "Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization".


Congressional Corner with David Hawking, Editor of the Congressional Quarterly (aired 4/4/08) 3 of 3 (2008-04-04)
Alan speaks with the editor of the Congressional Quarterly, Jim Hawking, about the Bear Sterns incident, its complexities and possible future economic plans for our country.


Jennifer Lee (aired 4/3/08) (2008-04-04)
Joe speaks with investigative journalist and author, Jennifer Lee, about her book, "he Fortune Cookie Chronicles : Adventures in the World of Chinese Food".


Congressional Corner with David Hawking, Editor of Congressional Quarterly (aired 4/3/08) 2 of 3 (2008-04-04)
Alan speaks with Editor of Congressional Quarterly, David Hawking, about ethics in Congress.


Lincoln Chafee (aired 4/3/08) 1 of 2 (2008-04-04)
Joe speaks with former Rhone Island Senator, Lincoln Chafee, about his book, "Against the Tide : How a Compliant Congress Empowered a Reckless President".


Lincoln Chaffe (aired 4/4/08) 2 of 2 (2008-04-04)
Joe speaks with Republican Senator, Lincoln Chaffe, about his book, "Against the Tide: How a Compliant Congress Empowered a Reckless President" and why he voted against the war in Iraq.


Gardening 4/4/08 (2008-04-04)
Spring is here... and so are our favorite gardening experts. Fred Breglia of the Landis Arboretum and Larry Sombke of BeautifulEasyGardens.com join host Julia Taylor for an hour of talk designed to get you in the mood for planting season.


The Editorial Page 4/3/08 (2008-04-03)
National Health Insurance is the topic of this installment of the Vox Pop Editorial Page. Host Alan Chartock welcomes Dr. Andrew Coates of PNHP, Physicans for a National Health Program.


Vermont Among States Suing to Force EPA to Respond to Supreme Court Ruling (2008-04-03)
States file suit to compel EPA to issue greenhouse gas regulations.


Health Department Campaigns to Remove Tobacco Products From Supermarkets (2008-04-03)
State intensifies effort to encourage stores to stop selling tobacco products.


IDA's for artists (2008-04-03)
A financial assistance program for artists is being launched in the Berkshires.


Word For The Wise #3474 (2008-04-03)
Word For The Wise #3474--04/03/08: You and me, we'll go 'round and 'round...


Schenectady Schools to offer Arabic (2008-04-03)
Beginning this fall, sixth graders at Paige Elementary and the King Magnet School as well as seventh-graders at Central Park Middle School, will be able to take courses in Arabic, the main language in the Middle East.


Pros and cons of decoupling discussed (2008-04-03)
A number of Berkshire County businesses are feeling pinched by energy costs, and the chamber of commerce is assessing potential remedies.


Chris Willhelm (2008-04-03)
Chris Willhelm joins Howard at The Linda in this Performance Place.


Patrick touts forthcoming programs (2008-04-03)
The city of Pittsfield is in discussion with the state about taking advantage of resources Gov. Patrick hinted at this week.


Rock Legends Play to Benefit Queens Galley (2008-04-03)
Some rock and roll legends are getting together to raise money for a Hudson Valley soup kitchen


In Conversation With... Bob Edgar (2008-04-03)
Alan Chartock talks with Bob Edgar, President and CEO of Common Cause.


Village of Monticello Considers Merger as Raceway Moves (2008-04-03)
As Sullivan County's new raceway looks for state incentives, the village being left behind considers dissolving.


UMass to ban vehicles from parts of Amherst campus (2008-04-03)
Portions of the UMass-Amherst campus may seem a bit quieter in the future. As of Sunday, the school will be banning motor vehicles from portions of the campus in an effort to make it safer and more attractive for pedestrians.


NY lawmakers keeping prisons open, troopers in schools (2008-04-03)
State lawmakers have agreed to keep troopers in schools and to keep open some medium and minimum security prisons targeted for closing to save money.


Springfield Hosts Developers Conference (2008-04-03)
City shows off potential projects to about 100 business representatives.


Advocates Campaign For Higher Ed Funds (2008-04-02)
Students at Springfield forum tell of financial hardships


Word For The Wise #3473 (2008-04-02)
Word For The Wise #3473--04/02/08: It was you; it was you all along


Mary Cuffe Perez and Nancy Caparulo (aired 4/2/08) (2008-04-02)
Joe speaks with Mary Cuffe Perez and Nancy Caparulo about their Quilt Story Project that they have created.


Day for Fair Pay held in Albany (2008-04-02)
Gloria Steinem was in Albany as the "headliner" of the New York State Pay Equity Coalition's "A Gloria Steinem Day for Fair Pay."


Dog Talk 4/2/08 (2008-04-02)
It's Jon Katz, back again to talk dogs! Joe Donahue hosts the proceedings.


Rich Honen (aired 4/1/08) (2008-04-02)
WAMC's resident business and financial expert, Rich Honen, joins the Roundtable to discuss why the federal government bailed out Bear Sterns.


Siena Poll: Consumer Confidence Collapse in NY (2008-04-02)
Consumer Confidence in New York State decreased in the first quarter of 2008, according to the latest Quarterly Consumer Confidence survey released by the Siena Research Institute.


Scott Spencer (aired 4/2/08) (2008-04-02)
Author Scott Spencer speaks with Joe about his new book, "Willing", that describes a humorous love tale.


Bard's Eye View- Paul Elisha with Barbara Unger (aired 4/2/08) (2008-04-02)
In today's Bard's Eye View, Paul Elisha speaks with Barbara Unger about her newest work of poetry, "The Origin of the Milky Way".


Listener Essay by Mary Jo Hebert (aired 4/2/08) (2008-04-02)
Mary Jo Hebert's listener essay captures the struggles and rewards in caring for an ill loved one.


Culinary Corner- Classic Scone (aired 4/2/08) (2008-04-02)
Heidi Hoyt of Black Diamond Caterers in Saratoga Springs, NY bakes classic scones with the Roundtable's associate producer Sarah LaDuke.


Congressional Corner with David Hawking, Editor of Congressional Quarterly (aired 4/2/08) 1 of 3 (2008-04-02)
In today's Congressional Corner, Alan speaks with the editor of the Congressional Quarterly, David Hawking, about the current state of the Democratic candidates as well as check in with the presumptive Republican candidate John McCaine.


Dave Lucas Feature (aired 4/1/08) (2008-04-02)
WAMC's Dave Lucas reports about the high rate of sexual transmitted diseases among young women.


Congressional Corner with Richard Neal (aired 4/1/08) 3 of 3 (2008-04-02)
In today's Congressional Corner, Alan discusses with Congressman Richard Neal, what the U.S. government is trying to do to help the war veterans.


Hinchey Back from Afghanistan and Pakistan (2008-04-02)
One congressman says he's seen evidence that the war in Iraq is allowing Al Qaeda to grow stronger.


Record winter snows in Vermont may lead to spring floods (2008-04-02)
Emergency Management Officials Caution Heavy Snowpack Could Result in Spring Floods.


How to Save Your Life #077 (2008-04-02)
Host Dr. Philip Stieg is joined by Dr. Michael Stewart - an expert on ear, nose and throat disorders. Air Date: 4/1/08


Book Picks- Northshire Bookstore, VT (aired 4/ 1/08) (2008-04-02)
Joe speaks with a book seller from Northshire Bookstore in this week's book nook.


Celebrating New York's Wine Industry (2008-04-02)
New York Wine Month promotes thriving industry.


In Our Backyard #149 (2008-04-01)
Ward Stone is in a happy mood today - well, Ward is always happy but, he is especially happy today because it is Trout Fishing season.


Local Officials Concerned Over Snowmobile Trail Cap (2008-04-01)
Concerns expressed over Adirondack Park Agency snowmobile trail cap.


Word For The Wise #3472 (2008-04-01)
Word For The Wise #3472--04/01/08: Don't feel too bad--it happens to everyone sooner or later


Ilene Marder and Carla Smith (aired 4/1/08) (2008-04-01)
Ilene Marder and Carla Smith of the Woodstock Arts Consortium join the Roundtable to talk about the 8 day art extravaganza!


New Financial Watchdog In Springfield (2008-04-01)
City Council reactivates long dormant audit committee


Liza Donnelly, Barbara Smaller and Victoria Roberts (aired 4/1/08) (2008-04-01)
Joe and Selma speak with Liza Donnelly, Barbara Smaller and Victoria Roberts about their book, "Sex and Sensibility: Ten Women Examine the Lunacy of Modern Love...in 200 Cartoons".


Response to Cuomo's Proposition (2008-04-01)
What a New York superdelegate, a pollster and a former governor think needs to happen in the Democratic race for the nomination.


The Editorial Page 4/1/08 (2008-04-01)
Today we discuss "The Tenure Process and Education Spending in the New York State Budget." Alan Chartock welcomes NYSUT President Richard Iannuzzi and NYSCOSS Executive Director Thomas Rogers.


The Book Show #1028 (2008-04-01)
Host Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina welcomes Lionel Shriver, author of the novel "The Post-Birthday World." Air Date: 4/1/08


Ethanol Project Gets Go Ahead at Port (2008-04-01)
Albany Port District Commission Chairman Robert Cross says officials have given the green light to a project where a 350-million dollar ethanol production facility would be built on an 18-acre site at the Port of Albany.


Double Digit Guarantee Sought for NYRI Investors (2008-04-01)
NYRI's looking for federal help to soothe nervous investors.


Many residents say they want Mount trustees to succeed (2008-04-01)
But those gathered at the Lenox town hall Monday night had different ideas for saving the estate and gardens from foreclosure.


Word For The Wise #3471 (2008-03-31)
Word For The Wise #3471--03/31/08: Get a little closer--don't be shy


Public Works Division of Buildings and Grounds is helping environment (2008-03-31)
Operational changes at the Ulster County, NY Public Works Division of Buildings and Grounds is helping to protect the environment


Sam Sheridan (aired 3/31/08) (2008-03-31)
Katie speaks with Sam Sheridan about his book, "A Fighter's Heart- One Man's Journey Through the World of Fighting".


Bill James (aired 3/31/08) (2008-03-31)
Joe speaks with the stats king, Bill James, about how he came to write his new book, "Bill James Gold Mine 2008".


Gloria Steinem (aired 3/31/08) (2008-03-31)
Joe speaks with Gloria Steinem about the significance of the New York State Pay Coalition's upcoming Gloria Steinem for Fair Pay Day that will occur this Wednesday April, 2 in Albany.


Medical Monday 3/31/08 (2008-03-31)
On this edition of Medical Monday, we welcome Dr. Gregg Gerety, an expert on endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism.


Power Plant Environmental Report OKed. (2008-03-31)
Russell BioMass project moves to final permit stage


The Best of Our Knowledge # 915 (2008-03-31)
Air Date: 3/31/08 - Behind the scene investigation into the massive Reading First budget cuts, and administration reaction.


Being Cautious With New Technology (2008-03-31)
The Internet Age is a boon, and a problem, for many seniors.


Four NY Prisons Will Remain Open (2008-03-31)
State Correctional Officers rallied in the rain today, protesting plans to close four New York prisons.


Massachusetts' economy better off than most (2008-03-31)
Monday morning, Governor Deval Patrick disclosed his thoughts on where Massachusetts stands, as many economists say the U.S. economy is slowing down.


Coastal Management Program has some pitfalls (2008-03-31)
Scenic Hudson last week told the state that while its Coastal Management Program of the Hudson River has successes, it also has some pitfalls. The plan is receiving insufficient oversight and support from the state and federal governments, the environmental organization said in a report.


If It's a Recession, How Bad Is it? (2008-03-31)
As Washington debates a proposal to overhaul financial regulations, the question remains: is this a recession?


Congressional Corner with Richard Neal (aired 3/31/08) 2 of 3 (2008-03-31)
Alan speaks with Massachusetts congressman Richard Neal about to what extent does Ireland's economic revitalization aid in the peace accord.


City Auditor Cleared In Investment Loss (2008-03-31)
Springfield committee finds auditor's role minimal in Merrill Lynch deal.


Sales of existing single-family homes continued their downward spiral (2008-03-31)
Sales of existing single-family homes continued their downward spiral in the Hudson Valley and Catskills regions in February, according to figures released by the New York State Association of Realtors.


Teachers will vote Tuesday on whether to strike (2008-03-31)
Catholic school teachers will vote Tuesday on whether to strike the week the Pope comes to New York.


The Legislative Gazette #813 (2008-03-31)
(Airs: 3/28/08 and 3/29/08) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics.


The Media Project #878 (2008-03-31)
(AIRS: 3/30/08 & 3/31/08) WAMC's Alan Chartock, WAMC's David Galletly and WTEN Anchor Elisa Streeter discuss issues confronting the media


Bill Clinton courts superdelegates in California (2008-03-31)
Former President Clinton says Democrats concerned about what the deadlocked presidential contest between his wife and Barack Obama may be doing to the party should just let the race run its course.


Docs wary of cholesterol drugs Vytorin, Zetia after study flops (2008-03-31)
A new study of the cholesterol Vytorin may have bolstered Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's probe into several drug companies.


Archdiocese says White Plains pastor stole church funds to gamble (2008-03-31)
A White Plains pastor has been accused of stealing money from his church to feed a gambling habit.


Patrick, Coakley pitch for more funds to fight youth violence (2008-03-31)
Gov. Deval Patrick and Attorney General Martha Coakley are making a pitch for more funding to help combat youth violence in Massachusetts.


Steve Garvey (aired 3/31/08) (2008-03-31)
Joe speaks with Steve Garvey about his new book, "My Bat Boy Days: Lessons I Learned from the Boys of Summer", which is a collection of how baseball has affected his life.


The Capitol Connection #813 (2008-03-29)
Host Alan Chartock is joined by Steven Greenberg, spokesman for the Siena Research poll. Air Date: 3/28/08


Douglas Miller - Mixed Drinks(aired 3/28/08) (2008-03-28)
The libation continues as Douglas Miller teaches Joe, Julia and Alan about the finer art and science of drink mixology in this live broadcast at the CIA.


Roundtable Reads- James Howard Kunstler (aired 3/27/08) (2008-03-28)
James Howard Kunstler is the Roundtable Reads author for April and his book is "World Made by Hand".


Hike Sought For Higher Education Funding (2008-03-28)
Western Mass. public colleges seek boost in state budget


Chef David Barry- Breakfast Cookery (aired 3/28/08) (2008-03-28)
Alan, Joe and Julia speak with Chef David Barry about breakfast cookery.


AIDS among us (2008-03-28)
Episode 976 takes a look at AIDS among women around the globe -- from Africa to Ohio to India


CIA Students (aired 3/28/08) (2008-03-28)
CIA Students speak with Joe, Julia and Alan in this live broadcast at the CIA in Hyde Park, NY.


Steven Kolpan- Wine and Beer (aired 3/28/08) (2008-03-28)
Joe, Julia and Alan speak with Steven Kolpan about fine food, wine and even beer in this live broadcast at the CIA in Hyde Park, NY.


Poetry Forum 3/28/08 (2008-03-28)
Our favortie poets - Paul Elisha and Sarah Weist - are back! (Stu couldn't make it this time!) Glenn Busby leads the proceedings.


Word For The Wise #3470 (2008-03-28)
Word For The Wise #3470--03/28/08: Let your freak flag fly


Subprime Mortgage Meltdown in NY (2008-03-28)
The Impact of Foreclosures on New York's Economy - Activists Offer Data Analysis


Community says GE should do more (2008-03-28)
General Electric would dredge and cap to address pcbs in the rest of the Housatonic River in the Berkshires.


Chef Eve Felder- Women in the Industry (aired 3/28/08) (2008-03-28)
In this live broadcast at the CIA, Chef Eve Felder speaks with the Roundtable about women in the culinary world.


Alison McLoughlin and Kate Cavotti- Pastry Chefs (aired 3/28/08) (2008-03-28)
Pastry chefs, Alison McLoughlin and Kate Cavotti, speak with Joe, Julia and Alan about sweets in this live broadcast at the CIA.


Congressional Corner- Richard Neal (aried 3/27/08) 1 of 3 (2008-03-28)
Alan speaks with Congressman Richard Neal to give an update on Ireland's economic success and its relationship with the U.S.


Steve Ettlinger (aired 3/27/08) (2008-03-28)
Joe speaks with Steve Ettlinger about his book,"Twinkie, Deconstructed: My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined (Yes, Mined), and Manipulated Into What America Eats".


Matthew Parker (aired 3/ 27/08) (2008-03-28)
Matthew Parker discusses his book, "Panama Fever: The Epic History of One of the Greatest Engineering Triumphs of All Time: The Building of the Panama Canal" with Joe.


Belleayre Project Looks for Empire Zone (2008-03-28)
A rural town considers a request that could offer big tax incentives to a controversial project.


Paul Wigsten- Supporting local agriculture (aired 3/28/08) (2008-03-28)
Joe, Julia and Alan speak with Paul Wigsten in this live broadcast about the importance of buying locally produced food.


Dr. Peter Rainsford- CIA Vice President for Academic Affairs (aired 3/28/08) (2008-03-28)
Live from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), the Roundtable speaks with CIA Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Peter Rainsford.


Irena Chalmers- Food Writing (aired 3/28/08) (2008-03-28)
Joe, Alan and Julia speak with Irena Chalmers about food writing.


Chef Gianni Scappin and Maitre d'Vincenzo Lauria (aired 3/28/08) (2008-03-28)
Joe, Julia and Alan speak with Chef Gianni Scappin and Maitre d'Vincenzo Lauria in this live broadcast at the CIA.


Word For The Wise #3469 (2008-03-27)
Word For The Wise #3469--03/27/08: It's always the quiet ones


New England is not on track for global warming pollution reductions (2008-03-27)
A coalition of environmental groups says New England is not on track to meet its targets for global warming pollution reductions.


State labor secretary on the economy, employment, and more (2008-03-27)
Suzanne Bump said, so far, Massachusetts is weathering the economic slow down better than some other states.


Science Forum 3/27/08 (2008-03-27)
The Science Forum makes its bi-weekly return. Host Brian Shields welcomes Dr. Helen Ghiradella, Dr. Helmut Hirsch, Dr. Ivar Giaever and Dr. Ed Stander. Host: Brian Shields


National Climate Change Conference Planned in Adirondacks (2008-03-27)
Climate Change conference scheduled at Wild Center to seek applicable solutions.


Fitchet Selected For Police Commissioner (2008-03-27)
35 year veteran of Springfield PD had twice been passed over for top cop.


New York man accused of possessing a stolen civil war uniform coat (2008-03-27)
A northern New York man with a history of stealing historical items and selling them on E-Bay is now accused of possessing a civil war uniform coat stolen from a local organization.


Regional Producers Gearing up for Maple Weekend (2008-03-27)
Maple weekend in New York and Vermont features open houses at the region's sugarhouses.


Canajoharie Future Uncertain after Beech-Nut Pullout (2008-03-27)
Folks in Canajoharie mark time as the village's largest employer prepares to open a new manufacturing plant in the nearby town of Florida...


Organizer of a party that damaged the home of Robert Frost was sentenced (2008-03-27)
The organizer of a party that ended in $10,000 worth of damage to a former home of poet Robert Frost collapsed in court before being sentenced to a suspended jail term.


Sounds of Progress, Part I: Prototypes as Gatekeepers - Consequences for Gender Participation in Computer Sciences (2008-03-27)
Women are less likely to seek careers in computer science than almost any other scientific job. A team of researchers at Stanford University is trying to determine why this is the case and what schools can do to try and improve programs to encourage more women to stay in computer sciences.


New York City Water Woes (2008-03-27)
Residents of an upstate town say they're being flooded out by New York City's water.


Eight laptop computers have been stolen from UVM (2008-03-27)
University of Vermont officials say eight laptop computers have been stolen from a dormitory - some while students were sleeping in the rooms.


Ben & Jerry take on the Chinese government (2008-03-27)
Ice cream magnates Ben & Jerry are taking on the Chinese government.


Hannaford Supermarket security breach will cost millions for banks (2008-03-27)
It will cost millions to replace credit and debit cards compromised by a recent security breach by the Hannaford Supermarket chain.


Much Ado About Tenure (2008-03-27)
"Teacher Tenure" has become a political hot potato, pitting school officials against legislators.


The Book Show #1027 (2008-03-26)
Host Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina is joined by Matt Johnson, author of the graphic novel, "Incognegro: A Graphic Mystery" Air Date: 3/25/08


Roundtable Reads- Lauren Groff (aired 3/26/08) (2008-03-26)
Julia and Selma speak with April's Roundtable Reads author, Lauren Groff, about her novel "The Monsters of Templeton".


E. Benjamin Skinner (aired 3/26/08) (2008-03-26)
Julia speaks with author, E. Benjamin Skinner , about his book on slavery titled, "A Crime So Monstrous : Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery".


Municipal Ethics Law Proposed (2008-03-26)
Ordinance would require Springfield officials and lobbyists to file disclosures


Youth Advocates Call on NY to Close Empty Juvenile Jails (2008-03-26)
Community Organizations, advocates and lawmakers call on New York State to close empty youth facilities and redirect funding to support alternatives to incarceration.


Ask the Commissioner: The FCC's Jonathan Adelstein - Live at the Linda, 3/25/08 (2008-03-26)
FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein discusses topics including media mergers, internet based media, and the move from analog to digital television.


Senator Schumer Tours Hospital Construction, Discusses Diabetes Legislation (2008-03-26)
New York Senator Charles Schumer tours construction at CVPH Medical Center, and discusses proposed diabetes legislation.


Word For The Wise #3468 (2008-03-26)
Word For The Wise #3468--03/26/08: When journeying gets you nowhere


Study Puts Mass, Residents Casino Spending At $1.1B (2008-03-26)
Report adds fuel to gambling debate days after death of casino bill.


Eric Erickson (2008-03-26)
Eric Erickson of Woodstock, NY joins Howard at the Linda in this edition of Performance Place.


Home Improvement (2008-03-26)
Welcome back to "The Vox Pop!" Steve Felano welcomes our favorite home improvement guru, Ned Depew.


Shakeup at the Baseball Hall of Fame (2008-03-26)
There's a shakeup at the top of the Baseball Hall of Fame.


Betty Rollins (aired 3/26/08) (2008-03-26)
Joe speaks with Betty Rollins about her new book,"Here's the Bright Side: Of Fear, Failure, Cancer, Divorce, and Other Bum Raps".


New York's airline passengers rights bill has been thrown out (2008-03-26)
New York's airline passengers rights bill has been thrown out by a federal court.


Endangered frog halts herbicide plans (2008-03-26)
First it held up plans for a major development. Now, a tiny frog has splattered plans to kill invasive weeds in a village lake.


A report says home ownership continues to be out of reach for many Vermonters (2008-03-26)
A new report says home ownership continues to be out of reach for many Vermonters who don't make enough money to pay rent or consider buying a house.


General Dynamics will manage a $166 million U.S. Army contract (2008-03-26)
The General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products Plant in Burlington, Vermont will help design and manage a $166 million U.S. Army contract to produce rockets.


Emily Betts (aired 3/25/08) (2008-03-26)
Joe speaks with author Emily Betts about her book, "Shadows in my House of Sunshine".


Danny Klein and Thomas Cathcart (aired 3/25/08) (2008-03-26)
Joe and David speak with Danny Klein and Thomas Cathcart about their book, "Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington : Understanding Political Doublespeak through Philosophy and Jokes"


Culinary Corner- Sweet and Savory Hot Pear Salad (aired 3/26/08) (2008-03-26)
Joe is at J.T. Baker in Greenwich, NY making a sweet and savory hot pear salad.


Congressional Corner- Mike McNulty (aried 3/26/08) 3 of 3 (2008-03-26)
Alan speaks with New York's Congressman Mike McNulty about the much anticipated upcoming primaries in April.


Vermonters call for stiffer laws for drunken drivers (2008-03-26)
Wearing blue t-shirts, several hundred Franklin County residents descended on the Vermont Statehouse to remember a crash victim and call for stiffer laws for drunken drivers.


Columbia county resident charged with two murders (2008-03-26)
A Columbia county resident has been charged with two murders that have been unsolved for more than twenty years.


A state report shows some serious problems with New York's dams (2008-03-26)
A state report showing some serious problems with New York's dams is leading to a push for tougher regulations.


Congressional Corner with Mike McNulty (aired 3/25/08) 2 of 3 (2008-03-26)
Alan speaks with Congressman Mike McNulty about the large amounts of money that goes towards presidential and other political campaigns.


How to Save Your Life #076 (2008-03-26)
This week on How to Save Your Life, host Dr. Philip Stieg is joined by Dr. Hilda Hutcherson, an expert on sexual activity. Air Date: 3/25/08


Wu Wei and Georoge Tsontakis (2008-03-25)
Shung player Wu Wei, composer Georoge Tsontakis, and conductor David Alan Miller join Julia at the The Linda.


The debate over casino gambling is far from over in MA (2008-03-25)
The debate over casino gambling is far from over in Massachusetts despite last week's resounding defeat of governor Deval Patrick's casino bill in the Massachusetts house.


Springfield Announces Anti-Gang Program (2008-03-25)
Proactive initiative to try to combat street gang recruitment efforts.


Word For The Wise #3467 (2008-03-25)
Word For The Wise #3467--03/25/08: Sometimes you feel like a nut


Tibetan Violence Worries Local Refugees (2008-03-25)
The violence in Tibet is causing sleepless nights for some refugees in this country


Book Picks- Odessy Books (aired 3/ 25/08) (2008-03-25)
Joe and David speak with book seller Neil from Odessy Books about this week's Book Picks.


Berkshire Museum to open 'Hall of Innovation' (2008-03-25)
People who found inspiration in the Berkshires whose work had a global impact are highlighted in the new 3,000 square foot space.


Patrick wants to commit the state to ending hunger (2008-03-25)
After setting his administration's sight on ending homelessness, Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick now says he wants to commit the state to ending hunger as well.


New York Calls for Dam Crackdown (2008-03-25)
A new state report calls for tougher regulations on New York's dams.


Eleanor Clift (aired 3/25/08) (2008-03-25)
Joe speaks with journalist Eleanor Clift about her new book, "Two Weeks of Life : A Memoir of Love, Death, and Politics".


Don Byron, Mark O'Connor, and Daniel Bernard Roumain (2008-03-25)
Don Byron, Mark O'Connor, and Daniel Bernard Roumain join Howard at The Linda.


Rell criticized over UConn renovation (2008-03-25)
The former co-chairman of a commission that looked into problems with the $2.3 billion University of Connecticut campus renovation programs says the governor's response has been too slow.


Criminal penalties for hanging a noose (2008-03-25)
If a person tries to intimidate someone by hanging a noose, he or she could soon face criminal penalties in Connecticut.


State Radio Gets Political (2008-03-25)
Boston based band State Radio unites music and young voters.


Health Dept. wants movies to stop showing smoking (2008-03-25)
The state health commissioner is asking New Yorkers to write to the heads of U.S. film studios and tell them to stop showing smoking in movies.


Clinton calls for legal protections for honest mortgage lenders (2008-03-25)
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton proposes several remedies to the nation's home mortgage problems Monday -- including one tool more often associated with Republicans than Democrats.


Springfield ordered to pay officer who sued for sexual harassment (2008-03-25)
The city of Springfield Massachusetts has been ordered to pay a former police officer who sued for sexual harassment.


The Editorial Page 3/25/08 (2008-03-25)
Today, we discuss "America's role on the international stage." Alan Chartock takes listener calls.


The Best of Our Knowledge # 914 (2008-03-24)
Air Date: 3/24/08 - New research is showing why relatively few women choose engineering careers. And we profile Sofia Kovalevskaya.


Vermont transportation agency to reconsider train car purchase (2008-03-24)
The Vermont Agency of Transportation is going to reconsider a plan to buy small, self-propelled train cars that would be used on one of the state's Amtrak passenger routes.


Word For The Wise #3466 (2008-03-24)
Word For The Wise #3466--03/24/08: Such is life...


More Power For NY - But What and Where? (2008-03-24)
Energy, and where to get it, is moving toward center stage in Albany.


Springfield Begins New Parking Program (2008-03-24)
Springfield Parking Authority to revamp on-street and garage parking.


In Our Backyard #148 (2008-03-24)
It is letter day on In Our Backyard this week. Usually we end the show with letters. This week, we'll start off with them - because we have a bag-load.


John Lanchester (aired 3/14/08) (2008-03-24)
Joe speaks with reputable author John Lanchester about his new non-fiction novel, "Family Romance: A Love Story".


The Legislative Gazette #812 (2008-03-24)
(Airs: 3/21/08 and 3/22/08) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics.


Dawn Upshaw and Kayo Iwama (aired 3/20/08) (2008-03-24)
Julia Taylor hosts this special Performance Place featuring Bard College's Vocal Arts Program Director - and famed soprano - Dawn Upshaw and Associate Director Kayo Iwama.


The Capitol Connection #811 (2008-03-24)
Host David Guistina sits in for Alan Chartock this week for a look back at Alan's past interviews with New York Governor David Paterson.


Barrington Stage goes public with capital campaign (2008-03-24)
The company also released details of its economic impact Monday. Its artistic director says the company drew 45,000 visitors to Pittsfield last year.


The Media Project #877 (2008-03-24)
(AIRS: 3/23/08 & 3/24/08) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and Kingston Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss issues confronting the media.


Congressional Corner with Mike McNulty (aired 3/24/08) 1 of 3 (2008-03-24)
Alan speaks with Congressman Mike McNulty about his impending retirement.


House and Senate approve $6.5 million for PEDA (2008-03-24)
The money would fund a building within the William Stanley Business Park in Pittsfield, which officials say would encourage additional private development.


Proposed Spending Gets Second Look (2008-03-24)
Economic realities may mean cutbacks to projects counting on state funds in New York.


Deepak Chopra (aired 3/24/08) (2008-03-24)
Joe speaks with best selling author and spiritual leader, Deepak Chopra about his new book, "The Third Jesus".


Capital Region Realtors Release February Housing Report (2008-03-24)
Sales of homes in the Capital Region are slow, but a new survey shows values are up.


It's My Job- Martin Macica (aired 3/24/08) (2008-03-24)
In this second installment of "It's My Job", Julia meets with Martin Macica, a violin and mandolin maker.


Scott Simon (aired 3/24/08) (2008-03-24)
Joe speaks with author and host of NPR's "Weekend Edition", Scott Simon, about his second book, "Windy City".


Honduran cantaloupes suspected in salmonella outbreak (2008-03-24)
At least 50 people have become sickened in 16 states, including New York, from eating cantaloupes from a Honduran manufacturer believed to be linked to a salmonella outbreak.


Amid parole controversy, released murderers stay out of trouble (2008-03-24)
Caught in a political crossfire over the release of violent felons, New York parole officials report that none of the 456 violent felons paroled in the last four years have been sent back to prison for committing a new crime.


Alan Chartock reacts to news of letter sent to FBI by political consultant Roger Stone (2008-03-24)
WAMC's political observer comments on Roger Stone's political career and news that Stone tipped off the FBI about the Spitzer sex scandal.


Felton leaving state police after bumpy year (2008-03-24)
Preston Felton's year leading New York's 5,000 members of the state police was tumultuous.


Supporters of Muslims convicted in sting operation protesting (2008-03-24)
More than forty people will travel from Albany to New York City today in support of two leaders of an Albany mosque who were snared in an FBI sting involving a fictional terror strike.


Medical Monday 3/24/08 (2008-03-24)
Integrative Medicine is again the topic on Medical Monday. We welcome back Dr. Ronald Stram. Alan Chartock hosts the program.


The Capitol Connection #812 (2008-03-22)
Host Alan Chartock is joined by Joe Mahoney, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News. Air Date: 3/21/08


Political wives (2008-03-21)
Stand by your man or strike out on your own? We'll chew it over on Episode 975 of 51%


Vermont retains six judges (2008-03-21)
Vermont lawmakers have voted to retain six judges for new six-year terms on the bench.


Vermont Senate Wants Increase in Decommissioning Funds (2008-03-21)
Vermont Senate passes increase in decommissioning fund for Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.


Five Years in Iraq - Protests, Promises and Fines (2008-03-21)
An overview of protests, eyewitness accounts, and federal fines connected with the five year old Iraq war.


Sibling Rivalry 3/21/08 (2008-03-21)
Dr. Michael Lipson joins host Brian Shields for an illuminating hour of questions and answers.


Search Panel Picks Fitchet For Commissioner (2008-03-21)
Veteran cop is unanimous pick to head Springfield Police Dept.


High insurance costs prompt changes to Ob-Gyn services in the Berkshires (2008-03-21)
Doctors Susan Yates and Charles O'Neil and certified nurse midwife Robin Rivinus will become employees of Northern Berkshire Healthcare.


Advocates Issue Hospital Report Card (2008-03-21)
Citizen Action of New York has released a report grading 97 New York hospitals on compliance with the new Hospital Financial Assistance Law.


Ralph Nader and Matt Gonzalez (aired 3/21/08) (2008-03-21)
Joe and David speak with candidate Ralph Nader and his running mate Matt Gonzalez.


Maureen and Jim Tusty (aired 3/21/08) (2008-03-21)
Joe and David talk with film makers Maureen and Jim Tusty about their movie, "The Singing Revolution".


Listener Essay- Steve Lewis (aired 3/21/08) (2008-03-21)
In this listener essay entitled "The Next Step", Steve Lewis talks about his experiences of 36 years of fatherhood in his newly empty nest.


Congressional Corner with Joe Courtney (aired 3/21/08) 3 of 3 (2008-03-21)
In this Congressional Corner, Alan speaks with Connecticut Congressman Joe Courtney about looking at school construction as a way to reduce energy outputs.


Anne Rice (aired 3/21/08) (2008-03-21)
Author Anne Rice gives the Roundtable the second chapter in her novel "Christ the Lord: Road to Cana" that tries to answer how Jesus Christ lived while he was alive.


Kristal Brent Zook (aired 3/20/08) (2008-03-21)
Joe speaks with Hofstra University professor of journalism Kristal Brent Zook about the importance of African American media in the U.S. in her new book, "I See Black People : The Rise and Fall of African Amercian Owned Television and Radio Minority Owned Television and Radio".


Congressional Corner with Joe Courtney (aired 3/20/08) 2 of 3 (2008-03-21)
Alan speaks with Connecticut Congressman Joe Courtney about his opposition to the War in Iraq despite Bush's opinion that the war has been worth the money and the casualties.


A report says that the University of Connecticut has a low percentage of minorities (2008-03-21)
A report says while minorities in Connecticut make up nearly 23 percent of people enrolled in higher education, fewer are at the University of Connecticut.


Elks Lodge in Vermont, found to have discriminated against women (2008-03-21)
An Elks Lodge in Vermont, found to have discriminated against women, has lost its bid for a new trial.


Half of Vermont's counties are declining in population (2008-03-21)
According to U.S. census figures released Thursday, the population of half of Vermont's counties is declining.


Critical shortage of foster parents in Connecticut (2008-03-21)
A new report says a critical shortage of foster parents in Connecticut is having a negative impact on abused and neglected kids.


Lieberman is questioning the IRS's investigation of the United Church of Christ (2008-03-21)
Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman is questioning the Internal Revenue Service's investigation of the United Church of Christ.


Massachusettts shows an increase high school drop out rate (2008-03-21)
State officials in Massachusetts report an increase in the high school drop out rate.


Massachusetts has settled a ten year old class action lawsuit (2008-03-21)
Massachusetts has settled a ten year old class action lawsuit filed by disabled residents who want to move out of nursing homes and into the community.


$60 billion to repair or replace bridges in New York (2008-03-21)
It would cost some $60 billion to repair or replace all of the bridges in New York that need it, state Transportation officials said Thursday. There are 13 deficient bridges in Congressman John Hall's 19th District and on Thursday he took a firsthand look at two of them - one over the Taconic State Parkway in East Fishkill, and the other on Route 209 in Deerpark.


Competency hearing for woman accused of drowning her son (2008-03-21)
A Vermont judge is expected to consider next week whether a Montreal woman accused of drowning her son in Lake Champlain is mentally competent to stand trial.


A shift in obgyn services in Northern Berkshire county (2008-03-21)
A shift in obstetrics and gynecological services in Northern Berkshire county has prevented the loss of those medical services in the community.


Real Estate professionals caught in tax-evasion sweep (2008-03-21)
Thirty-one real estate professionals are being charged with tax evasion after a New York State Department of Taxation and Finance investigation.


An Adirondack plastics manufacturer will shut down this spring (2008-03-21)
An Adirondack plastics manufacturer will shut down this spring, putting nearly 70 people out of work.


Vanderhoef feels the state has held nothing but broken promises to county leaders (2008-03-21)
Rockland County, NY Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef Thursday continued to hammer away at the former Spitzer administration for not understanding the true needs of the counties and municipalities of this state.


Man killed by falling tree in the Hudson Valley (2008-03-21)
A man was killed Thursday morning when a tree ripped out of the ground and fell on his car as he drove along a Hudson Valley, NY road.


Dr. Allan J. Hamilton (aired 3/20/08) (2008-03-21)
Joe speaks with author and neurologist Dr. Allan J. Hamilton about his book, "Scalpel and Soul: Encounters with Surgery, the Supernatural, and the Healing Power of Hope".


Possible expansion of a corporate park in Bennington County, VT (2008-03-21)
Some officials in Bennington County, Vermont are hoping an expansion of a corporate park will bring hundreds of new jobs to the area.


The Massachusetts unemployment rate remains below The national jobless figure (2008-03-21)
The Massachusetts unemployment rate remains below The national jobless figure, after holding steady at 4.5 percent in February.


Word For The Wise #3465 (2008-03-21)
Word For The Wise #3465--03/21/08: Confusion on the stump


Powerline Friendly Trees (2008-03-20)
A Capital Region City is getting a helping hand from a Utility that will put more trees on public streets.


Population growth in New York State (2008-03-20)
Westchester County and Orange County were neck and neck in terms of population growth in New York State from July 1, 2006 to July 1, 2007, the U.S. Census bureau reports.


Hannaford Security Breach Leads to Lawsuits (2008-03-20)
Class action lawsuits filed in aftermath of Hannaford Supermarkets security breach.


Too Few Weapons in the Battle to Save the Great Lakes (2008-03-20)
New York's battling invaders on many fronts, but Washington's being accused of not doing its part.


Word For The Wise #3464 (2008-03-20)
Word For The Wise #3464--03/20/08: Words, meaningless or incomprehensible


Schenectady County "Green" Legislation Proposed (2008-03-20)
The Schenectady County Legislature has unveiled a package of legislation designed to bring energy conservation and efficiency to a higher level.


Congressional Corner with Joe Courtney (aired 3/19/08) (2008-03-20)
Dr. Alan Chartock speaks with Rep. Joe Courtney of CT's 2nd district.


The Book Show #1026 (2008-03-20)
Host Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina is joined by Hari Kunzru, author of the new novel, "My Revolutions." Air Date: 3/18/08


Casino Bill Appears Headed To Defeat (2008-03-20)
Key committee gives negative recommendation to plan for three resort casinos.


Governor Signs Energy Efficiency Bill (2008-03-20)
Governor signs bill to expand energy efficiency programs and development of renewable energy.


In Conversation with... Dr. John Ratey (2008-03-20)
Alan Chartock speaks with Dr. John Ratey about exercise and the brain.


Culinary Corner - Romesco Sauce for Shrimp (aired 3/19/08) (2008-03-20)
Senior Producer Andy Clegg joins Amy Chamberlain at The Perfect Wife Restaurant and Tavern in Manchester, VT to make a tasty Romesco Sauce.


Susan Shapiro Barash (aired 3/19/08) (2008-03-20)
Katie Britton speaks with Susan Shapiro Barash about her book, "Little White Lies, Deep Dark Secrets."


State Police superintendent resign (2008-03-20)
Acting State Police Superintendent Preston Felton is resigning.


Dora Apel (aired 3/19/08) (2008-03-20)
Julia speaks with Dora Apel about her book "Imagery of Lynching: Black Men, White Women, and the Mob."


A Kerhonkson, NY woman is asking the Supreme Court for help (2008-03-20)
A Kerhonkson, NY woman, who went to Iraq in February and March of 2003 as a member of the Human Shields, to protest the impending destruction of Iraq's infrastructure and mass casualties to its people, has filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking permission to argue her case. Her brief comes on the fifth anniversary of the war, a day when a number of citizen protests were held around the Hudson Valley and nation.


New York canals opening May 1 (2008-03-20)
New York's canals will open to boaters on May 1. WAMC's Jill Rontey has more...


The Editorial Page - 3/20/08 (2008-03-20)
Today's Editorial Page deals with the state of the economy. Host David Galletly welcomes eminent economist Hugh Johnson.


Silver Alert system in Westchester County (2008-03-20)
Westchester County, NY Legislator George Oros of Cortlandt has proposed that the county establish a Silver Alert system for senior citizens that would be similar to the Amber Alert system for missing children.


Skybus announces flights from Stewart Airport to NH (2008-03-20)
Discount carrier Skybus Wednesday announced that effective June 1, it will add one daily flight from Stewart Airport at Newburgh, NY to Portsmouth, NH.


Entergy announced independent examination of safety (2008-03-20)
As Entergy continues in the process of seeking license renewals for its Indian Point 2 and 3 nuclear power plants in Buchanan, NY, company officials Wednesday announced they would start a fully independent examination of safety, security and emergency preparedness at the plants.


New York "Safe Babies" Program Announced for New Parents (2008-03-20)
Albany Medical Center hosted the announcement of a statewide effort designed to provide important information to new parents in an effort to help and protect New York's youngest citizens.


Joan Murray (aired 3/19/08) (2008-03-19)
Joe Donahue speaks with Joan Murray about her collection of poems.


Plans are being made for an interconnected regional bicycle and pedestrian transportation network (2008-03-19)
A Chittenden County, Vermont planning group is updating plans to create an interconnected regional bicycle and pedestrian transportation network.


Word For The Wise #3463 (2008-03-19)
Word For The Wise #3463--03/19/08: So romantic--just wear a hat


Joan Murray (aired 3/19/08) (2008-03-19)
Joe Donahue speaks with Joan Murray about "Poems to Live By: In Troubling Times."


Upscale model to be reconfigured (2008-03-19)
Spice has closed its doors, at least temporarily, but members of the business community believe other establishments are holding their own.


Save the Game? Two Sides to the Hall of Fame Game (2008-03-19)
Despite a movement to save a baseball tradition, some say it's time to let it go.


Spring Cleaning Effects the Environment (2008-03-19)
Cleaning out the garage or workplace can cause problems for our environment.


Adirondack Lands Sold by Nature Conservancy (2008-03-19)
New owners of Adirondack acreage hope to conduct forestry research.


Pets and Vets 3/19/08 (2008-03-19)
It's another installment of our "Pets and Vets" series. Regular guests Sue Sternberg and Dr. Ron Scharf return to answer the questions of pet-loving WAMC listeners. Glenn Busby hosts.


Steve and Dede Leiber- Upstate Films (aired 3/18/08) (2008-03-19)
Julia and David speak with Steve and Dede Leiber of Upstate Films about the Academy Award winning best documentary "Taxi to the Dark Side" with film maker Alex Gibney as well as current and upcoming local theater events.


Dollar Woes A Boon to Ski Resorts (2008-03-19)
The weak U.S. dollar is attracting more international visitors to the region's ski resorts.


Auto Insurance Changes Highlighted (2008-03-19)
Massachusetts Insurance Commissioner hosts forum on new insurance system.


New Look at New Deal Programs (2008-03-19)
New Deal programs are being reconsidered as the current economy continues to teeter on the edge.


Congressional Corner with Maurice Hinchey (aired 3/17/08) 2 of 3 (2008-03-19)
Alan speaks with Congressman Maurice Hinchey about our economy and alternative energy methods.


Book Picks- Oblong Books (aired 3/18/08) (2008-03-19)
Julia speaks with book salesman Dick from Oblong Books about his weekly book picks.


Susan Barnett- "Flab to Fit" Part 2 (aired 3/18/08) (2008-03-19)
Hudson Valley Bureau Chief, Susan Barnett, shares with the Roundtable her progress on her New Year's Resolution to lose weight that she calls "From Flab to Fit".


Steve Felano (aired 3/18/08) (2008-03-19)
WAMC's Steve Felano reports about the rise in citizen journalism as an alternative source of news and information in today's media.


Congressional Corner with Maurice Hinchey (aired 3/18/08) 3 of 3 (2008-03-19)
In today's Congressional Corner, the discussion shifts from domestic issues such as the economy and health care to the U.S.'s foreign policy in Alan and New York's Congressman Maurice Hinchey's discussion.


Tudor Parfitt (aired 3/18/08) (2008-03-19)
Joe speaks with professor Tudor Parfitt about his book, "The Lost Arc of the Covenant".


Joseph E. Stiglitz and Linda J. Bilmes (aired 3/19/08) (2008-03-19)
Joe Donahue speaks with Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes about their book "The Three Trillion Dollar War : The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict."


Jerome Grooman (2008-03-19)
Joe speaks with physician and best selling author Jerome Grooman about his book, "How Doctors Think".


Pittsfield eatery closed (2008-03-19)
Mayor Ruberto and others say they're confident Spice will re-open by May or June.


Woman charged in prostitution ring is out on bail (2008-03-19)
A woman accused of controlling money for the escort service that led to the resignation of New York's governor has been released on bail.


NY DOT proposes $25.7 billion transportation spending plan (2008-03-19)
State transportation officials want to spend $25.7 billion on roads, bridges railroads and other infrastructure over the next five years as part of a new capital plan sent to state lawmakers.


Auto dealership being honored for saving energy (2008-03-19)
A Manchester Center, Vermont auto dealership is being honored for its innovative programs that protect the environment and save energy.


Ten people arrested in upstate anti-war rally (2008-03-19)
Ten people were arrested after police say they began shoving officers at an anti-war rally in upstate New York.


Foreign tourists are being attracted to Vermont's ski areas (2008-03-19)
The weak U-S dollar is helping attract Canadians and other foreign tourists to Vermont's ski areas, where they are spending more time and money than a typical domestic skier,


A man serving a 12- to 20-year may be free soon (2008-03-19)
Bennington County State's Attorney Erica Marthage may ask the Vermont Supreme Court to reconsider a decision that would free a man serving a 12- to 20-year domestic assault sentence.


State Health commissioner pushes for Medicaid reform (2008-03-19)
State Health officials are pushing for changes in the way Medicaid funds are spent as lawmakers work through next year's budget.


NY Lawmakers toughen penalty for attacks on elderly (2008-03-19)
Public outrage over attacks on two Queens women lead to harsher penalties for assaults against the elderly. The so-called granny's law was approved unanimously by state lawmakers.


Ridership is up on the Burlington-Montpelier bus (2008-03-19)
Ridership is up 29 percent on the Burlington-Montpelier commuter bus.


Anti-War protests planned today (2008-03-19)
Anti-War protesters plan marches, candlelight vigils and other events around upstate New York and the rest of the nation today.


Clinton discusses Iraq War with Young Vets (2008-03-19)
Hilary Rodham Clinton tells a group of young vets that one lesson of the Iraq War is not to commit troops unless you are prepared to go all the way and are prepared to be successful.


Pets and Vets 3/19/08 (2008-03-19)
It's another installment of our "Pets and Vets" series. Regular guests Sue Sternberg and Dr. Ron Scharf return to answer the questions of pet-loving WAMC listeners. Glenn Busby hosts.


Jurgen Reinhoudt (aired 3/17/08) (2008-03-18)
Julia speaks with Jurgen Reinhoudt, a researcher from the Thinktank American Enterprise Institute in Washington D.C., about Ireland's economy.


Two North Country communities are challenging their power bills (2008-03-18)
The New York Power Authority announced this afternoon that it would suspend part of it's energy charges to two North Country communities that are challenging their power bills.


Medical Tuesday 3/18/08 (2008-03-18)
Dr. Jennifer Michaels of the Brien Center joins host Alan Chartock for a frank discussion about sexual addictions. Caution: Due to the themes covered in this program, it is recommended for mature audiences.


Changes Urged In Criminal Record System (2008-03-18)
Mass.CORI is said to block jobs and housing for ex-offenders


Plan to end homelessness in final draft form (2008-03-18)
Several people who work on the issue of homelessness in the Berkshires are optomistic a new 10-year plan will help root out homelessness in the county.


Paterson signs five bills on first day as Governor (2008-03-18)
Governor Paterson got right to work after being sworn-in as chief executive -- even if it was just signing his name.


Governor Paterson and wife admit to affairs, according to report (2008-03-18)
It didn't take long. Hours after David Paterson was hailed as a man of integrity as he was sworn in as governor, news of extra-marital affairs came out.


Joshilyn Jackson (aired 3/18/08) (2008-03-18)
Katie speaks with Joshilyn Jackson about her new novel, "The Girl Who Stopped Swimming".


Frank Delaney (aired 3/17/08) (2008-03-18)
Julia speaks with Irish author Frank Delaney about his new novel "Tipperary" that is based in Ireland.


NL Activists Seek Research Funds (2008-03-18)
Advocates and residents band together: they're looking to state and county officials for 135-thousand dollars in funding to continue NL-related research.


Word For The Wise #3462 (2008-03-18)
Word For The Wise #3462--03/18/08: Regular, Super or...


Malachy McCourt (aired 3/17/08) (2008-03-18)
Malachy McCourt speaks with Joe about his new book, "The History of Ireland", which explores the literature, music and history of this country.


Vermont Officials Monitoring Flood Risk (2008-03-18)
Heavy snow pack increases flood potential.


biologists says the deer herd is in pretty good shape (2008-03-18)
Vermont's top deer biologists says the deer herd is in pretty good shape, despite the long, snowy winter. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...


Governor Jim Douglas has announced $209,000 in barn grants (2008-03-18)
Governor Jim Douglas has announced $209,000 in grants from the Vermont Division of Historic Preservation that will help 23 farms preserve historic barns. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...


$1,000 fine for assaulting emergency room workers with body fluids (2008-03-18)
The Vermont Senate is considering a bill that would set new penalties of up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine for assaulting police, firefighters or emergency room workers with body fluids.


The Vermont Democrats won't meet Pollina until June (2008-03-18)
The Vermont Democratic State Committee will not meet with Progressive gubernatorial candidate Anthony Pollina until at least June.


MoRE shows support on St. Patrick's Day (2008-03-18)
Representatives from the MOvement to Reinvest in Education (MoRE), a coalition of student groups, faculty, and businesses, gathered on Monday, St. Patrick's Day, in New Paltz, NY to support the creation of a state higher education endowment fund.


States to auction off CO2 allowances starting Sept. 10 (2008-03-18)
Ten states participating in a Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative will hold a first-in-the-nation carbon dioxide allowance auction September 10th.


Democrats and Republicans pledged to work with Paterson (2008-03-18)
Democrats and Republicans from the Hudson Valley alike have pledged to work with new Governor David Paterson to move New York forward.


Development plan for Montgomery, NY (2008-03-18)
A New York City-based investment company Monday announced it is under contract to buy 282 acres of land in Montgomery, NY with plans to develop it as the Hudson International Business Center. The project, to be developed by Savanna Investment Management, LLC, envisions over one million square feet of commercial space and a 60-room hotel.


Expanded Keno expected to boost sales by $100 million (2008-03-18)
Sales of Keno tickets in Massachusetts will be expanded beyond mostly bars and restaurants to other locations.


Vermont man will spend two years in prison for shooting and killing a friend (2008-03-18)
A 24-year-old Quechee, Vermont man will spend two years in prison for shooting and killing a friend with a pistol he didn't think would go off. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...


First-in-the-nation carbon dioxide allowance auction (2008-03-18)
The ten states participating in a regional greenhouse gas initiative announced Monday that they will hold a first-in-the-nation carbon dioxide allowance auction on September 10th.


Vermont officials are Concerned about flooding (2008-03-18)
Vermont officials fear a quick spring warm-up could lead to fast melting of the deep snow pack, and that could trigger flooding.


Both sides gird for public hearing on Patrick's casino bill (2008-03-18)
After months of increasingly harsh rhetoric on both sides, a bill that would legalize casino gambling in Massachusetts gets a public hearing today.


Ten States Create Nation's First Carbon Dioxide Emissions Allowance Auction (2008-03-18)
New England and Northeast states announce first-ever carbon dioxide allowance auction.


Grant buys The Mount some time (2008-03-17)
Officials at the non-profit cultural destination now have until April 24 to meet its $3 million fundraising goal.


Connecticut home oil industry could see other shutdowns (2008-03-17)
A Connecticut home heating old industry official says the sudden shutdown of a Waterbury company shows that companies and consumers are being hit hard by high prices.


In workplace, blind people find that technological progress hasn't stopped lingering bias. (2008-03-17)
Technology and training have improved to the point that blind people can adeptly perform a dazzling array of jobs - soon to include the governorship of New York. The biggest obstacle still in their way, advocates say, is the negative attitude of many employers.


Profile of Governor Paterson (aired 3/14/08) (2008-03-17)
The Roundtable takes a look at New York's new Governor Paterson before he enters office.


Vermont Legislature Considering Elections Changes (2008-03-17)
Vermont legislature considering bills and proposals to change registration and implement instant runoff voting.


Albany Area Marines Bound For Iraq (2008-03-17)
75 reserve marines from Fox Company, 2nd Batallion, 25th marine regiment, 4th Marine Division are preparing for a fall deployment to Iraq.


Tappan Zee Plans for the Future (2008-03-17)
As a multi million dollar repair continues, plans are considered that may replace one of New York's busiest bridges.


MA Gov. Deval Patrick Visits WAMC After Inauguration (2008-03-17)
This afternoon several elected officials, from both the past & present, came to NY Governor David Paterson's inauguration. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick was one of them, and stopped by our studios to talk with Alan about the swearing-in.


In Our Backyard #147 (2008-03-17)
We've set our clocks ahead this week, and though it might have made for a tough wake up call on Monday, daylight savings time means spring is almost here.


UMass Administrators, Students Strike Deal (2008-03-17)
Two sides comes to terms over issues that led to student "strike" last fall.


Word For The Wise #3461 (2008-03-17)
Word For The Wise #3461--03/17/08: That'll learn ya


Analysis: New York's historic moment one of contrasts (2008-03-17)
Connecticut governor Rell is to be in Albany, to stand by a man who shares something common with her rising to the job of governor because of another governor's fall.


Crane collapses on NYC apartment buildings; 4 dead, 17 hurt (2008-03-17)
Rescue crews are working to remove a giant crane that smashed a four-story brownstone and damaged several buildings around it in one of the city's worst construction accidents.


The Media Project #876 (2008-03-17)
(AIRS: 3/16/08 & 3/17/08) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and WTEN Anchor Elisa Streeter discuss issues confronting the media.


The Legislative Gazette #811 (2008-03-17)
(Airs: 3/14/08 and 3/\15/08) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics.


David Amram (aired 3/14/08) (2008-03-17)
The composer, musician, artist and conductor David Amram joins Joe and Julia in the Roundtable to discuss his work.


New Vistas with New York's New Governor (2008-03-17)
New York's new governor is seen as a bright example for New Yorkers with visual impairments.


Chris Hedges (aired 3/13/08) (2008-03-17)
Joe speaks with Chris Hedges, the Harvard Divinity School graduate, about his new book, "I Don't Believe in Atheists".


Dutchess County, NY Legislature considers banning trans fats (2008-03-17)
The Dutchess County, NY Legislature is going to consider the issue of banning trans fats in restaurant cooking.


The Best of Our Knowledge # 913 (2008-03-17)
Air Date: 3/17/08 - Dr. John Dunlosky explains Metacomprehension, and Maria Mitchell is profiled.


Congressional Corner with Maurice Hinchey (aired 3/14/08) 1 of 3 (2008-03-17)
Alan speaks with New York Congressman Maurice Hinchey about the new Foreign Intelligence and Serveillance Act (FISA) bill that could be passed.


Eric Alterman (aired 3/13/08) (2008-03-17)
Joe speaks with one of the best liberal authors, Eric Alterman, about his new book, "Why We're Liberals: A Political Handbook for Post-Bush America"


David Boren (aired 3/14/ 08) (2008-03-17)
Joe and Julia speak with David Boren who has served as U.S. governor and senator for his home state Oklahoma about his essay entitled, "A Letter to America".


Gary David Goldberg (aired 3/14/08) (2008-03-17)
Joe speaks with Gary David Goldberg about his book, "Sit, Ubu, Sit : How I Went from Brooklyn to Hollywood with the Same Woman, the Same Dog, and a Lot Less Hair".


City Agencies Work On Food Drive (2008-03-17)
Mayor of Holyoke sees intense need for food donations as economy slumps.


Woman rescued from Fishkill creek (2008-03-17)
City of Beacon, NY firefighters late Sunday afternoon rescued a woman from the Fishkill creek in the city.


Westchester County finalizes land trust (2008-03-17)
Westchester County, NY government hopes to gear up for its affordable housing land trust in the not-too-distant future. All of the legal aspects of forming the land trust have been finalized and it is just a matter of having by-laws and other final components approved.


NAACP has been re-energized in the Hudson Valley (2008-03-17)
Two Hudson Valley, NY chapters of the NAACP have been re-energized and are working toward the goals of the national organization, said its regional director.


Bill calls for look at public records exemptions (2008-03-17)
The Vermont Senate this week is expected to take up a bill calling for a systematic look at the exceptions to Vermont's public records law.


Old law tied to Spitzer scandal has been used against famous men (2008-03-17)
One of the charges that Governor Eliot Spitzer could face in the call-girl scandal that cost him his job is one that has been brought against many other famous men in the past century.


Lawmakers look to strengthen mental health parity law. (2008-03-17)
Vermont lawmakers are considering a bill that would tune up the state's mental health parity law, a decade-old measure designed to make sure health insurer cover illnesses of the mind to an equal degree as those of the body.


Three Candidates For Top Cop In Springfield (2008-03-14)
Public interviews scheduled for March 20th with finalist recommendation to follow


CWA to Time-Warner: Stop Union-Busting (2008-03-14)
Time-Warner cable technicians in Utica, New York represented by CWA Local 1126 say they're under attack.


First Official Gubernatorial Campaign of the Season Kicks Off in Vermont (2008-03-14)
Progressive candidate for Vermont Governor officially begins campaign.


What one million looks like (2008-03-14)
Middle school students raise money for charity in memory of a fellow classmate.


Antiques 3/14/08 (2008-03-14)
Colin Stair and Rebecca Hoffman are back to dish about antiques with our listeners. Bob Barrett hosts.


Ruberto calls on county residents to support downtown (2008-03-14)
The Pittsfield mayor says second homeowners have been North Street's primary customer base.


The art of conception (2008-03-14)
On episode 974 of 51%, we discuss the challenges some face in getting pregnant


Troops Return Home to Cheers - and Some Help (2008-03-14)
A group of soldiers just home from Iraq got a big welcome and a new safety net.


Calling all Republicans (2008-03-14)
The GOP turns up grassroots efforts in the Berkshires to help build its party.


Schenectady: 2008 State of the City address (2008-03-13)
Schenectady Mayor Brian Stratton paints a picture of progress for the electric city.


New Ozone Standards Put Rural New York Counties in Non-Compliance (2008-03-13)
New ozone standards could be problematic for some New York counties.


Schenectady Police To Get GPS (2008-03-13)
Officers who patrol Schenectady's streets will soon be locked and loaded with new global positioning systems.


NY Lt. Governor Paterson's Press Conference (2008-03-13)
This afternoon Lt. Gov. David Paterson took questions from the press concerning the future of NY government.


The Problems Ahead for Bruno (2008-03-13)
A former politician who's been there says Senator Joe Bruno's about to take on a tough task.


"Library Camp" held in Central New York (2008-03-13)
Librarians gathered to brainstorm ways to help libraries evolve with the times.


Dueling Requests from Vermont for Inspection of Nuke Plant (2008-03-13)
Two different safety inspections requested for the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant.


Word For The Wise #3459 (2008-03-13)
Word For The Wise #3459--03/13/08: Kathleen Taylor diming out


Science Forum 3/13/08 (2008-03-13)
It's time for another popular installment of the Vox Pop Science Forum. Host Brian Shields welcomes Dr.'s Nancy Slack, Jim Pickett and Ken Wells. The panel answers listeners' questions.


Report Says Population Growth Threatening Vermont's Character (2008-03-12)
Vermonters for a Sustainable Population cautions that growth is threatening state.


The Book Show #1025 (2008-03-12)
Host Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina welcomes Rachel Fershleiser of Smith Magazine to talk about the book "Not Quite What I Was Planning." Air Date: 3/11/08


Word For The Wise #3458 (2008-03-12)
Word For The Wise #3458--03/12/08: Chest out! Stomach in! Chin up!


Senator Joe Bruno's Comments on Spitzer (2008-03-12)
In a press conference thing morning, Senator Joe Bruno discussed this thoughts on Governor Spitzer's ties to a prostitution ring. Here are the Senator's comments.


Gov. Spitzer Announces Resignation (2008-03-12)
New York Governor Eliot Spitzer has announced his resignation.


A bill targeting soaring health care costs will be heard on Beacon Hill (2008-03-12)
A bill that targets soaring health care costs will be heard by a legislative panel on Beacon Hill.


Wal-Mart Super Center Seems To Be Shelved (2008-03-12)
Hadley officials say controversial store plans are off for now.


What Do We Know About the Governor-in-Waiting? (2008-03-12)
Assessing what people know about New York's Lieutenant Governor.