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Public Radio personality and journalist Christopher Lydon will visit the North Country May 6th and 7th. Lydon will visit the studios of North Country Public Radio in Canton, and will host a live regional call-in show on the station Wednesday, May 7th, at noon.
Lydon will also participate in a public panel discussion in Canton on local
sustainable economy in a global age, on Tuesday, May 6th, as part of the Burt
Symposium on Education, Environment and Economic Vitality. Other panelists include
North Country Public Radio Station Manager Ellen Rocco, and Michael Shuman,
author of Going Local.
The event takes place from 6 to 7:30 pm at Eben Holden Hall on the St. Lawrence University campus.
Lydon has been an unconventional voice in print and broadcast journalism for more than 30 years, covering presidential politics in the Washington bureau of the New York Times, and anchoring television and radio news in Boston. In 1993 he ran for mayor of Boston, leading a citizens' campaign for radical school reform. He was the founder of the public radio program The Connection, and is currently hosting a radio series on globalism, The Whole Wide World with Christopher Lydon, heard on North Country Public Radio Saturdays at 4pm.
"We are thrilled to welcome Chris to the North Country," said NCPR Program Director Jackie Sauter. "He has an amazing ability to engage people in important conversations on critical topics, and his live radio call-in on May 7th will be a unique opportunity for North Country residents to talk about our concerns."