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Aug 30, 2014The Guardian's Randeep Ramesh tells NPR's Scott Simon about the social and societal forces at work in British culture which might have contributed to the cover-up of the Rotherham child abuse case.
Aug 29, 2014 — Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the latest in Ukraine and the actions of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
Aug 29, 2014 — Boredom is increasingly a thing of the past. We've got devices to fill up every instant. Some people say baseball is boring. But maybe its popularity is in the fact that it allows us room to be bored?
Aug 28, 2014 — Some people of faith claim that the world is meaningless without belief in God or gods or an afterlife. Commentator Barbara J. King says the view of some atheists is mirrored in two recent novels.
Aug 27, 2014 — We've learned so much, yet we still don't know the composition of 95 percent of the cosmos. Commentator Marcelo Gleiser says it is good to stay humble and keep an open mind as the search continues.

Commentary: A Surprising Tale for Women's History Month

When Hillary Clinton was campaigning last year, she made news by visiting all 62 of New York's counties. But she wasn't the first celebrity female politician to stump across New York State. Over 100 years ago, another woman made a heroic effort to visit every county in the state for her cause--without the benefit of modern transportation. Commentator Betsy Kepes had to go 'way back for this story. Betsy Kepes lives in Colton.  Go to full article

Commentary: Train Travel

In the view of commentator Paul Willcott, the demise of passenger trains has changed our lives in unexpected ways--and not for the better.  Go to full article

Commentary: March Snowstorms

Most of us are digging out from a second March snowstorm--but for commentator Elle Garrell Berger, heavy snowfall in March and even a Nor'easter are just part of life in the North Country.  Go to full article

Commentary: View from Above

Sometimes we get our best views from far away--or up high. Both distance and altitude contributed to commentator Elle Berger's message of simplicity from the Land of the...  Go to full article

Commentary: Plowed Under

Commentator Elle Garrell Berger gains a greater appreciation for snowplows and snowplow drivers.  Go to full article
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Commentary: Old Friendships

As we enter the new year and a new millenium, commentator Paul Willcott shares his thoughts on old friendships.  Go to full article

Commentary: The Valcours: 19th Century Idealists

Commentator Tim Brookes tells the tale of a late 19th century "free love" commune near Lake Champlain.  Go to full article

Commentary: All politicians are not alike

The country continues to wait for Florida's ballot count, and New Yorkers are still debating the meaning of Hillary Clinton's Senate victory, but commentator Paul Willcott...  Go to full article

Looking for the North Country: An "Outsider" View

Commentator Paul Willcott is clearly an "outsider." He divides his time between New York City and Saranac Lake--and you can't miss the Texas in his talk. But he is a close...  Go to full article

Commentary: Changing labor

Commentator Paul Willcott talks about how the workplace is changing, from the days of the industrial economy, to the new economy--service jobs and the age of information....  Go to full article

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