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“Give me a place to stand and a lever long enough and I will move the world.”

—Archimedes, 220 BC

Special Reports

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Photojournalist Mark Dye in Haiti
Photojournalist Mark Dye went to cover the effects of the earthquake in Haiti for AOL News and This American Life. Mark used to live in Potsdam, where he reported for the Watertown Daily Times.
Malawi
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Help, and hope, for Malawi
In the summer of 2008, eight North Country churchwomen traveled to Malawi, bringing donated medical supplies, eyeglasses, soccer balls.
Malawi
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Lebanon, First-Hand
Prairie Summer lived in southern Lebanon for half a year in 2006, working with teenagers. While there, she finished her master’s degree in International Educational Development from Columbia University.
Audio Series
Farm to Farm, Family to Family: David Sommerstein travels with NC dairy farmers to a Mexican village many of their migrant workers call home.
Photo Audio Essay
10th Mountain Peacekeepers in Kosovo
David Sommerstein spends a week living and patrolling with 10th Mountain Division troops on a peacekeeping mission in the Serbian province of Kosovo.
Anne Harrington, Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Non-Proliferation. Source: Nuclear Street
Anne Harrington, Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Non-Proliferation. Source: Nuclear Street

Moving the World: Anne Harrington

Long Lake native Anne Harrington was recently named Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Non-Proliferation.

It's a wordy title. It means she and her staff at the National Nuclear Security Administration keep an eye on materials, outside the U.S., that could be used to make a nuclear weapon.

For our occasional series, Moving the World, Harrington spoke with Jonathan Brown about starting out in the Adirondacks and working on global security in Washington D.C.  Go to full article
Alex French and some of the residents of Gembeltu, Ethiopia

Exploring a new culture, lending a helping hand

A SUNY Potsdam alumnus successfully raised $20,000 this year to help build a school in a small east African community. Alex French travels back to Gembeltu, Ethiopia this winter to help with some of the finishing touches on the school, and to talk with government leaders who've promised to provide a small yearly budget and a modest salary for the teachers. Todd Moe spoke with Alex French for an update on his humanitarian work in Africa as part of our series, Moving the World.  Go to full article
Francis Dayamba

Clarkson student helping young minds in Benin

A Clarkson University student is balancing his academic studies with running a campus charity that's supporting a school in west Africa. In our occasional series, Moving the World, we meet North Country people who take their skills, expertise and resources to share with communities around the globe. Francis Dayamba is a civil engineering senior at Clarkson. But he also wants to help make a difference in the lives of youngsters in the small west African country of Benin. Last year, Clarkson students donated $650 to pay for school uniforms and scholarships. Dayamba spoke with Todd Moe about the D'Amuge Fund.  Go to full article
Robin and her daughter, Emma, visit a small village in Rwanda

A helping hand in Rwanda

In our occasional series, Moving the World, we meet North Country people who take their skills, expertise and resources to share with communities around the globe. Robin...  Go to full article
Specialist William Seo (center) with local staff

Drum soldier helps poor Afghans

The life of a deployed soldier is usually a mix of grueling activity and mind-numbing waiting. There's very little free time for individual pursuits. That's why Fort Drum...  Go to full article
Some of Clarkson's <i>Engineers without Borders</i> members and their clay pot press.

Clarkson techies offer humanitarian aid

In our occasional series, Moving the World, we meet North Country people who take their skills, expertise and resources to share with communities around the globe. Clarkson...  Go to full article

Talking about service

NCPR station manager Ellen Rocco will be delivering the commencement address at Paul Smith's College this weekend and will receive an honorary degree. The theme of her...  Go to full article
Alex French and some of the residents of Gembeltu, Ethiopia

Hospitality and a helping hand in Ethiopia

It started with a dirt bike ride to visit a friend's family and is now a quest to build a school in Ethiopia. Alex French, a SUNY Potsdam alumnus, spent part of last year...  Go to full article
Lynne Ross at school with her 6th grade class.

A mother, a curfew, and a hidden math class in Honduras

This winter, our news intern and web assistant, Chelsea Ross, went to visit her mother in Honduras. Lynne Ross of Potsdam is teaching at a private school in the small city...  Go to full article
The National Cathedral of Haiti in Port au Prince, 2/7/10. Photo: Mark Dye

A North Country photojournalist in Haiti

The passing of time and the latest news, including the earthquake in Chile, has pushed Haiti down in the headlines. But the recovery and rebuilding continues in the...  Go to full article

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