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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, accounting and board behaviors that threaten the integrity of US financial markets. This is the first of a series of Adirondack Roundtable talks sponsored by the Lake Placid Institue that NCPR will record.  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 issues. He was joined in the studio by NCPR's station manager Ellen Rocco, news director Martha Foley and program director Jackie Sauter.  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
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, left, and Bay Buchanan

UpNorth Forum: Buchanan/Townsend Debate at St. Lawrence University, pt. 1

A debate on the major political parties' respective platforms for this year's presidential election, featuring Bay Buchanan and Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, was held at St....  Go to full article
David Goodstein

Out of Gas: the End of the Age of Oil?Clarkson University Convocation Address

Man has nearly depleted the energy source we once thought inexhaustible, according to California Institute of Technology Vice Provost and Professor of Physics David Goodstein...  Go to full article

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