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After the War: A Homecoming in Queensbury

State Senator Betty Little, of Queensbury, tells Brian Mann what it was like to be the mom of a Navy pilot flying over Iraq. Lieutenant Commander David Little is a pilot on the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, the last of the three carriers that participated in the air war over Iraq.  Go to full article

NCPR Special Report: Voices From the Home Front

North Country Public Radio caps its in-depth regional coverage of the US-led war in Iraq with this documentary. Listen to Fort Drum soldiers bound overseas and National Guardsmen serving in New York City, as well as to the families who await their return. Visit demonstrations opposing and supporting the war effort. How it all looks from home, presented by news director Martha Foley.  Go to full article

Special Report: Voices from the Home Front Call-in

Martha Foley, along with guest hosts John Massaro from SUNY Potsdam and Chris Robinson from Clarkson University, talk with callers about the impact of the US-led war in Iraq on the North Country and its communities and families.  Go to full article
US Sen. Chuck Shumer

Schumer Visits Lewis County and Massena

Senator Chuck Schumer outlined his agenda of North Country issues in two appearances yesterday. New York's senior senator discussed a statewide snowmobile insurance plan in...  Go to full article
The U.S. Customs check-in on Heart Island by Boldt Castle

Border Security May Hassle Boaters

Boating season on the St. Lawrence River is still a few weeks away, but cross-border boaters and the businesses who rely on them are worried about new border security...  Go to full article
One demonstrator brought a little humor to the dueling rallies.

War Opinion From Both Sides of the Street in Canton

For the past four months, a group of anti-war activists has been holding a weekly Friday evening vigil by the village park in Canton. Recently, supporters of the war in Iraq...  Go to full article

The Patriot Act: An Attack on Civil Liberties?

Communities across the country have adopted resolutions against the Patriot Act, sweeping new federal powers passed after September 11th to fight terrorism. Cities like...  Go to full article
Zen abbott Roko Sherry Chayat

Being Peace in a Time of War: A Conversation about Buddhism and Turmoil

Martha Foley talks with Roko ni-Osho Sherry Chayat, Abbot of Hoenji, the Zen Center of Syracuse. It's one of the oldest Zen Buddhist centers in the United States. Roko Sherry...  Go to full article

U.S.-Canada Relations: How Should Canada Respond?

While the majority of Canadians supported their prime minister's decision to stay out of Iraq, many are also expressing concerns about the ramifications. Business leaders,...  Go to full article

Canada?s Ambassador: A ?Squall? Hits US-Canada Relations

Canada's ambassador to the U-S says "emotional" times have strained relations between the two countries. Speaking Monday at Plattsburgh State University, Ambassador Michael...  Go to full article

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