Ivanka Trump Launches $50 Million Program To Empower Women In The Workplace

First daughter Ivanka Trump wants to help 50 million women around the world "realize their economic potential" by 2025. Experts who work with women's issues in the global development community are hopeful about the new initiative – but raise questions about the timing of the announcement and the lack of specifics. Trump, a senior adviser to President Trump, announced the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative last week in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal . It aims to get all...

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FEMA Administrator Brock Long Says He Will Step Down

Brock Long, who led the Federal Emergency Management Agency during 220 declared disasters since 2017, announced his resignation Wednesday. In a statement , Long, 43, said "While this has been the opportunity of the lifetime, it is time for me to go home to my family — my beautiful wife and two incredible boys." William "Brock" Long has led FEMA since June 2017. A former state emergency management director in Alabama, Long was faced with immediate challenges in the federal post, including...

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Albany, MY – New York's Maurice Hinchey recently returned from a trip to the middle east where he and a few other Congress members breifed by General Tommy Franks on the situation in Iraq. He discusses that trip and considers the future government of Iraq with WAMC's Alan Chartock, today in the Congressional Corner.

Albany, NY – Representing New York's 22nd District, Maurice Hinchey returns to the Congressional Corner today to continue his conversation with Alan about the future government in Iraq. Alan opens todays discussion with a question about "the Wolfowitz Doctrine"

Albany, NY – Downtown Albany will be the site of a major demonstration on Saturday. In fact, it could be among the larger demonstrations ever held in New York's Capitol. WAMC's Brian Shields reports the issue is education.

Montpelier, VT – The Vermont House has given preliminary approval to a major rewrite of the way the state pays for public schools. The replacement for the Act 60 school funding law won endorsement by a vote of 107 to 32. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

Pittsfield, MA – A proposal to create new fines for convicted sex offenders and restraining order violators and to raise fees for parolees was passed on a voice vote yesterday in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. The new package will bring in over three and half million dollars per year and the money would be used to continue funding for the state's rape crisis centers and women's shelters. Berkshire Bureau Chief Arlen Cellana reports.

Albany, NY – New York's own Michael McNulty returns to the Congressional Corner for a final discussion with our own Dr. Alan Chartock. After talking at length about national and international issues, this week, Mike and Alan turn to New York and local politics beginning with those in the Capital City of Albany.

Albany, NY – We open the week in the Congressional Corner with the return of NY Democrat, Michael McNulty, here to talk about post war Iraq. Michael and Alan also address the status of the United Nations and the Security Council since the US action in Iraq.

Albany, NY – New York State's Office of Court Administration is looking at ways to make court records available on the internet, but putting those documents on-line opens up a number of privacy concerns. A state panel has scheduled a series of public hearings to consider those privacy issues. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

Boston, MA – The Massachusetts House yesterday voted against proposals to raise the state income tax and to allow the state to borrow three-hundred-million dollars in short-term loans. The vote means the state will have to rely heavily on spending cuts to fight its way out of a three-billion-dollar budget gap. Berkshire Bureau Chief Arlen Cellana files this report.

Kingston, NY – It may be country air, but it's still not clean air. That's according to the latest air quality report from the American Lung Association. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Lisa Phillips reports.

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