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Michael Mann in the studio with NCPR News Director Martha Foley. Photo: Nora Flaherty
Michael Mann in the studio with NCPR News Director Martha Foley. Photo: Nora Flaherty

Noted researcher Michael Mann on the science and politics of climate change

The U.S. has just experienced one of the hottest, and most extreme summers of weather in its history. But climate change hasn't been much of an issue in this year's presidential race.

Michael Mann is a climate scientist at Pennsylvania State University who contributed work to the the International Panel on Climate Change that received the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He's familiar with both the science and politics of climate change. And he's speaking this evening as part of St. Lawrence University's forum on the issue.

People who deny climate change - and want to prove that it's a fraud - have focused much of their effort on Mann. He joined Martha Foley in the studio to talk climate and politics.  Go to full article
An economic engine, or a boondoggle?  Photo: Brian Mann

Local governments blast, praise Adirondack land deal

Governor Andrew Cuomo made headlines across New York this week after his trip to the Adirondacks. He traveled to Essex County on Sunday to paddle and fish for trout. But Cuomo's main mission in the North Country was promoting the $50 million conservation project that will add nearly 70,000 acres to the Park's forest preserve.

Here in the North Country, that historic deal is still drawing fierce criticism from some local government leaders, and from groups that represent the Park's towns and villages. But other local government leaders are embracing the land deal and say it will be good for their communities and the Park economy.  Go to full article
Photo: Innovation Trail

Cuomo defends state fracking health review

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he supports his administration's internal health review of hydraulic fracturing in the state. The governor says the health department's review of a conservation department's study could even hasten the gas drilling process in the state, should fracking ultimately be approved.  Go to full article

NY Sen. candidate Tresidder questions Ritchie campaign on state funds use

Amy Tresidder, the Democratic candidate running against Republican state Senator Patty Ritchie, is accusing the incumbent of misusing taxpayer funds to boost her campaign....  Go to full article
Belleayre Mountain Ski Center in the Catskills is part of ORDA's expanding purview.

Summer visits help as ORDA rebounds from bad winter

The state Olympic Regional Development Authority continues to rebound from a bad winter, according to financial reports released last week.

As of July 31, ORDA's...  Go to full article

Readers & Writers, Mary Karr, "Lit"

Memoirist Mary Karr was our guest. She talked with hosts Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson about Lit, third in her series of personal explorations that began with...  Go to full article