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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

Audio Slideshow:
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.
Audio Slideshow:
Help, and hope, for Malawi
In the summer of 2008, eight North Country churchwomen traveled to Malawi, bringing donated medical supplies, eyeglasses, soccer balls.
Audio Slideshow:
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.
Prairie Summer
Prairie Summer

Lebanon, first-hand

World leaders are beginning to call for deployment of an international peace force in Lebanon. British Prime Minister Tony Blair said an international force could stop the bombardment of Israel from Lebanese territory. That, in turn, would stop retaliatory airstrikes from Israel. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan says no more suffering should be inflicted on civilians in either of the neighboring countries. Prairie Summer has lived in southern Lebanon for the last half year, working with teenagers. While there, she finished her master's degree in International Educational Development from Columbia University. She grew up in Russell, outside Canton, and graduated from Canton High School in 1997. Coincidentally, she was on her way home to the North Country when the fighting began last week. She told Martha Foley she's fallen in love with Lebanon and is planning to return there as soon as she can.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Watching the World Cup

Yesterday was a grim debut for Team USA in the World Cup in Germany. The Americans had little to surprise heavily favored Czech Republic in their 0-3 loss. According to an ESPN poll, most Americans didn't adjust their routines to watch the noontime match. A couple dozen mostly international students took in the game in Clarkson University's student center in Potsdam. It was a far cry from thousands of chanting fans filling squares in other countries. But's something. David Sommerstein sent this audio montage.  Go to full article

Local Perspective on World Reconciliation

The World Council of Churches brought Christians from around the world to Athens last week for a conference on healing and reconciliation. The Rev. Clint McCoy was there from the Presbytery of Northern New York. He was one of five people representing Presbyterian Churches of the United States. He spoke with Martha Foley  Go to full article

Slavery in Our Time

Last Friday, Governor George Pataki signed a new law making June 19th a state holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, in the 1860s. But slavery isn't...  Go to full article
Aditi Kaur

The View From India: The Adirondacks As A Model?

Each year, people come from around the world to study the Adirondack Park. Environmentalists see this region's mix of wilderness and small communities as a model for...  Go to full article

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