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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 of most Americans, regardless of political stripe: "Where to from here?" Panelists included Karl Schonberg and Assis Malaquias, both on the faculty of St. Lawrence University, Dan Bradburd of Clarkson University, and Capt. Jim Wilkes (ret.) of Angel Tracks, a support organization for returning soldiers and their families. The discussion was moderated by NCPR's news director Martha Foley, and was followed by audience Q & A.  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 of the two largest mutual fund organizations in the world. In his latest book, The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism, he looks at the inequalities and inefficiencies that result from the shift from "owner capitalism," with its emphasis on the production of tangible assets, toward "manager capitalism," where the interests of investment managers collide with the interests of business owners and shareholders. Mr Bogle is introduced by Marilyn Heimerdinger.  Go to full article

Adirondack Roundtable: Brian Mann, Welcome to the Homeland

In the second talk in the Adirondack Roundtable series hosted by the Lake Placid Institute, NCPR's Adirondack Bureau Chief Brian Mann examines the American political divide. His view counters the conventional wisdom of red states and blue state. Central to his forthcoming book, Welcome to the Homeland, is the notion that it is the rift between rural and urban voters, and the extra weight given to rural America by the structure of the US Senate and the Electoral College system, that best explains the political success of modern conservatism.

Mann is introduced by Jack Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group of investment funds.  Go to full article

Adirondack Roundtable: Financial Columnist Gretchen Morgenson

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times financial editor and columnist Gretchen Morgenson talks about the ongoing corporate scandals and the questionable executive,...  Go to full article

Call-in Special with NPR Operations Chief Ken Stern (Hour 1)

National Public Radio's chief operating officer Ken Stern took time from a visit to the station to answer listener questions about NPR, public radio, and a host of related...  Go to full article

Call-in Special with NPR Operations Chief Ken Stern (Hour 2)

National Public Radio's chief operating officer Ken Stern took time from a visit to the station to answer listener questions about NPR, public radio, and a host of related...  Go to full article
Left to right: Andrew Pulrang, Kim Massaro, Kelly Wight, and Martha Foley

Disability Matters Call-in

The first week of the new Disability Matters series, a year-long Sound Partners collaboration with North Country centers for independent living that explores...  Go to full article

Hour 1: Special Call-in with NPR Ombudsman Jeffrey Dvorkin

Jeffrey Dvorkin, National Public Radio Ombudsman, takes questions from NCPR listeners on issues of media accountability, the independence of NPR News, quality of service,...  Go to full article

UpNorth Forum: Sen. Max Cleland Addresses St. Lawrence University Democrats: After the Election, What Now?

A largely partisan audience of 150 people turned out on an icy North Country evening to hear Former Georgia Senator Max Cleland speak at St. Lawrence Univerity March 7, 2005....  Go to full article
John Zogby speaking at the Foreign Press Center

Pollster John Zogby at SUNY Potsdam: The Armageddon Election

John Zogby, president and CEO of Zogby International, the noted political polling organization, spoke at SUNY Potsdam on October 25, 2004, as an American Democracy Project...  Go to full article

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