Oil Trains: After 2 derailments in Albany and Kingston, the governor orders new safety inspections for the trains moving millions of gallons of crude oil through New York.
Budget Hearings: Legislative leaders raise concerns over Governor Cuomo’s proposed property tax freeze, and his plan to fund college classes for inmates.
Caught on Camera: After using cruiser dashcams for more than a decade, police departments are now outfitting officers with cameras to record everything they say & do.
Breakfast with Lawmakers: Jean-Pierre Baracat, who is President of Nova Bus, meets with lawmakers at a breakfast gathering, and talks about his bus factory’s banner year.
Vanishing Monarchs: New worries the toll two years of extreme weather is taking on the population of Monarch butterflies and their incredible yearly migration to the mountains of Mexico. Dr. Chip Taylor, a biologist at the University of Kansas, and an expert on Monarchs, talks about the dramatic drop in population and some of the long-term concerns the changing landscape is having on the Monarch’s habitat. To learn more visit monarchwatch.org.
Fat Bikes: There’s a new way for avid bikers to hit the trails in the middle of winter. To learn more visit kingdomtrails.com.
One-on-One: It’s Women’s History Month, and Tomeka Weatherspoon sits down with Janet Groth, who talks about her new book reflecting on her many years of being trapped under a glass ceiling at one of the nation’s most prestigious magazines.
Local History Goes National: The film that won Best Picture at the Academy Awards, 12-Years a Slave is based on the true story of Solomon Northup who lived in the North Country. To Learn More about Solomon Northup and the Underground Railroad in the North Country click here.
Movie Screening will take place at Whallonsburg Grange Hall on March 15, 2014: 6pm Dinner and Talk by Rachel Seligman, Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs at the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College. She is the co-author of the recently published biography Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years a Slave. To Learn More visit thegrangehall.info.
ISAB Awards: Some young video producers and actors get their moment on the red carpet for taking a stand against bullying. Watch their ISAB (I Stand Against Bullying) videos by clicking here.