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Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org
Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org

McKibben: Climate change impacts hitting hard now

Vermont author and activist Bill McKibben just returned from a trip to India. He was meeting with environmental groups and government officials to promote a new initiative called 350.org. The organization aims to reduce the amount of carbon being pumped into the atmosphere. Scientists say CO2 particles have already risen to dangerous levels, just below 390 parts per million. McKibben wants governments, industries and private citizens to bring that level down below 350 parts per million. He spoke about the effort on Saturday in Newcomb, at the annual meeting of the Adirondack Nature Conservancy.  Go to full article
John C. Bogle

Adirondack Roundtable: Jack Bogle, "Enough: True Measure of Money, Business and Life"

The Lake Placid Institute held it's third Adirondack Roundtable presentation with Jack Bogle, Founder of The Vanguard Group, Inc., and President of the Bogle Financial Markets Research Center. The theme of Mr. Bogle's presentation is also the title of his latest book, Enough: True Measure of Money, Business and Life. Mr. Bogle was introduced by LPI Board member Dan Deighan.  Go to full article

Adirondack Roundtable: Author Russell Banks

The Lake Placid Institute held it's second Adirondack Roundtable presentation with author and Adirondack resident Russell Banks. Mr. Banks discussed the "Portrayal of Abolitionist John Brown." Roundtable Chair Jack Bogle gave some opening remarks and LPI Board Member Lex Dashnaw introduced Mr. Banks.  Go to full article

Adirondack Roundtable: former Vermont governor Madeline Kunin

The Lake Placid Institute kicked off its annual Adirondack Roundtable series with a speech by former Vermont Governor Madeline Kunin. She addressed issues discussed in her...  Go to full article

Adirondack News Roundtable

In this program broadcast live from the Old Forge Library, News Director Martha Foley moderates a conversation about the future of Adirondack communities, conservation in the...  Go to full article
Elinor Tatum

Contemporary Issues Forum: Community Newspapers in the Era of Barack Obama

Elinor Tatum is the publisher and editor in chief of the New York Amsterdam News, the oldest and largest Black newspaper in New York City. Tatum, a St. Lawrence...  Go to full article

Contemporary Issues Forum: Iraq, Afghanistan and the Presidential Contest

How US politics has interacted with the domestic issues in Iraq and Afghanistan could be a factor in the fateful presidential election of November, 2008. Juan Cole, Professor...  Go to full article

Bill McKibben: "Deep Economy: Economics as if the Earth Mattered"

Environmentalist Bill McKibben delivered the first address in The Contemporary Issues Forum at St. Lawrence University in Canton. The author of The End of Nature and...  Go to full article

Panel Discussion: Iraq?where to from here?

As the the fourth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq approaches, a community forum was held at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Canton to explore a question on the minds...  Go to full article
John C. Bogle

Adirondack Roundtable: John C. Bogle, The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism

In this year's final Adirondack Roundtable sponsored by the Lake Placid Institute, we hear John C. Bogle, founder and former chief executive of The Vanguard Group, Inc., one...  Go to full article

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