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Apr 16, 2014 — The right person can make all the difference in your life. Marcelo Gleiser has benefitted from more than one mentor in his life. Now he gives his time to others and encourages you to do the same.
Apr 15, 2014 — The human experience of sacredness transcends debates about atheism and religion, says astrophysicist Adam Frank. So where does the sacred live and what does it point to?
Apr 14, 2014 — What does the data you generate every day reveal about who you are? Commentator Tania Lombrozo wonders where to draw the line between reasonable inferences and violations of privacy.
Apr 13, 2014 — In a recent essay, David Graeber develops a playful panpsychism according to which play is the organizing principle of reality. Alva NoŽ suggests, more darkly, that it is work that organizes us all.
Apr 12, 2014 — Parenting any child requires getting comfortable with a degree of anxiety. But parenting an autistic child who is black carries a distinct set of challenges, says one mother.

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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