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From his childhood as a herd boy, Nelson Mandela went on to lead the African National Congress' struggle against South Africa's racially oppressive apartheid regime. For his efforts, he spent 27 years behind bars as a political prisoner. In 1994, he...
The South African leader's life held special power for black Americans, who lost many iconic civil rights leaders tragically early. Karen Grigsby Bates reflects on Mandela's legacy.
When the anti-apartheid leader emerged from 27 years of confinement, South Africans knew their country was undergoing a seismic change. But they didn't know where it would lead them.
New York City is home to more paintings by Johannes Vermeer — eight — than any other city. And until mid-January, it's playing host to one more: the world-renowned Girl with a Pearl Earring. Critic Lloyd Schwartz says, since the...
For the past three years, there's been a shortfall in the payroll taxes collected for Social Security. As more baby boomers join the ranks of the 57 million people already receiving benefits and the overall share of wages subject to taxation under...
by NCPR News
Sep 27, 2007 — E-coli contamination of store-bought hamburger patties in New York State prompted a recall... Burn bans are still in effect in St Lawrence and Jefferson Counties... Health concerns over water from Lake Champlain... New York apples could be the sweetest ever... And we hear the memories of a 97-year-old North Country man who fought with the 10th Mountain Division when the unit stormed Nazi strongholds in the Alps. Go to full article
by NCPR Online
Sep 27, 2007 — Investigators for the Government Accountability Office say they were able to smuggle fake contraband designed to look like a dirty atomic bomb into the United States. The GAO is the investigative arm of Congress. In a report released yesterday, GAO officials say they crossed easily at seven different remote rural sites, including four unidentified spots on the US-Canada border. As Brian Mann reports, there's a growing bipartisan consensus that the Bush Administration's strategy for security the northern border isn't working. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Sep 27, 2007 — The theme is traditions on our monthly regional arts round-up. We hear from three poets on the tradition of women writing in the Adirondacks, from St. Lawrence Valley artist Wayne Brown on nature and sculpture, and from Canton students on this weekend's Remington Arts Festival. With traditional tunes from our musical guests, the Whippersnappers. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Sep 27, 2007 — The 10th Mountain Division stationed at Fort Drum has one of the most storied histories of any unit in the U.S. Army. During the Italian campaign of World War II, the 10th's... Go to full article
Sep 27, 2007 — Five relatives of 10th Mountain Division soldiers are the first recipients of a new scholarship created for Fort Drum troops and their families. A former member of the unit... Go to full article