WRVO – 24th district Congressman Richard Hanna is the vice chairman of a congressional subcommittee on highways and transit.
After attending a committee meeting in New York City last week, he says high-speed rail could be good for the Northeast corridor between New York and Washington, D.C., but he says CSX - the company that runs upstate rail lines - is doing alright on its own without government subsidies.
Albany, NY – Governor Andrew Cuomo is set to release his state budget Tuesday, which is likely to contain some deep spending cuts. On the eve of the expected bad news, the governor is revising his estimate of the state deficit down, saying he's now discovered it's closer to $2 billion dollars than the $10 billion dollar figure he had previously believed.
Oswego, NY – Nutrition Educator Jody Kearns of SUNY Upstate's Joslyn Diabetes Center says the chief goal will be to combat obesity-- a major, and growing-- cause of health problems for adults and children.
"So some of those guidelines are going to recommend decreases in sodium, decreases in calorie intake, decreases in what we call SOFA's solid fats and added sugars," Kearns says.
She thinks it could also be the first time we see specific guidelines for infants, children and pregnant women.
Oswego, NY – This is an archived episode of Nature of Things. It was originally aired January 12, 1990.
In this Nature of Things episode, "January spring syndrome" is discussed. This syndrome, Weeks explains, is expressed through the emotional lift he feels every morning with the rising sun. This feeling is caused by our psychological response to expanding daylight. January is also the time in which nature prepares for the annual cycle of reproduction. All of these feelings and occurrences lead to the energy explosion that is spring.