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Cell Phone Driving Ban Debated

As support grows in the legislature for a statewide ban on the use of cell phones while driving, mobile phone industry executives brought their point of view to the state capitol. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Energy Deregulation Expert Keynote at North Country Energy Fair

Martha Foley talks with Ed Smeloff of the Pace Energy Project on the topic "Deregulation in Crisis: Lessons From California." Smeloff is the keynote speaker at Saturday's North Country Energy Fair in Canton.  Go to full article

Energy Department Searches for Exposed Workers

The Department of Energy is trying to reach more than one thousand former government workers in the Great Lakes region who might have been exposed to a sometimes fatal material. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Energy Deregulation in New York, Pt. 5

Karen Dewitt concludes her series on New York's electric industry - today - the future of deregulation, the building of new power plants, and will prices go higher?  Go to full article

Energy Deregulation in New York, Pt. 4

When de-regulation started in New York in the mid-1990's, proponents predicted that by the turn of the century, New Yorkers would choose their power supplier as easily as they choose their long distance phone service. That hasn't happened yet. Karen Dewitt looks at why.  Go to full article

Energy Deregulation in New York, Pt. 3

Does New York need more power plants or more energy conservation? Proponents of both building plants and conserving energy agree that some action will need to be taken very soon to avoid an energy shortage in New York. Karen Dewitt's third report in a five-part series on energy.  Go to full article

Energy Deregulation in New York, Pt. 2

Even in a deregulated energy market, there is still a need for government supervision. Governor Pataki's Public Service Commission has been spearheading the transition to deregulation but some state legislators complain the PSC has bungled the job. Karen Dewitt has this second report in a five-part series on energy deregulation in New York State.  Go to full article

Energy Deregulation in New York, Pt. 1

Karen Dewitt begins a five-part series on energy deregulation in New York State--what's working and what's not. Today she visits the new center of power in New York's power market, the New York ISO.  Go to full article

Clarkson Makes Science Come Alive in Area Schools

In the 1990s a National Science Foundation study found that U.S. middle schoolers lag behind their peers in other countries in science and math preparation. The findings provoked national concern that U.S. students will be ill prepared to compete in the high-tech global economy. Many educators believe the problem is that students need to be more involved in real scientific inquiry, solving dilemmas they find in the world around them. David Sommerstein reports on two Clarkson University programs in local schools that are giving kids hands-on experience in the world of science.  Go to full article

New Fiber Optic Cable for the North Country

The Development Authority of the North Country will lay over 300 miles of fiber optic cable along Interstate 87 and Route 11. As David Sommerstein reports, the speedy telecommunication lines will make the region more attractive to high-tech industries, but the project is still a few years from becoming reality.  Go to full article

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