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Sen. Hillary Clinton at the Democratic Rural Conference
Sen. Hillary Clinton at the Democratic Rural Conference

Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Rally In Lake Placid For Rural Vote

Presidential hopefuls and other Democratic luminaries gathered in Lake Placid over the weekend for a rally held by New York's Democratic Rural Conference. The group hopes to focus attention on rural issues--everything from farm policy to poverty to acid rain. As Brian Mann reports, the gathering was also a chance for Democrats to test their stump speeches, as they try to win back small-town America. For individual audio, see the link below.  Go to full article
Carol Rossi-Fries

UpNorth Forum: SUNY Potsdam Commencement Address

The commencement speaker at SUNY Potsdam this year was eigth-grade social sciences teacher Carol Rossi-Fries. Chosen as the 2003 Teacher of the Year by New York State, she had much to share with the newest class of graduates from what was once known as the "State Teachers College." The audience included some of her former students.  Go to full article
Christopher Lydon

Going Local in a Global Economy: a Call-in Special with Chris Lydon (Hour 1)

Renowned public radio talk host Christopher Lydon was joined in the NCPR studio by guests including Michael Shuman, author of Going Local, Karen St. Hilaire, executive director of the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, Robert Penski, owner of a North Country personnel services company, and NCPR station manager Ellen Rocco, to engage in a wide-ranging conversation with callers about the nature and condition of the North Country economy and its future prospects.  Go to full article

Going Local in a Global Economy: a Call-in Special with Chris Lydon (Hour 2)

Renowned public radio talk host Christopher Lydon was joined in the NCPR studio by guests including Michael Shuman, author of Going Local, Karen St. Hilaire, executive...  Go to full article

An Introduction to the North Country and Its Challenges

Karen St. Hilaire, executive director of the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, while introducing Michael Shuman, the keynote speaker of the Burt Symposium, delivered...  Go to full article

Burt Symposium Keynote Address: Going Local, Michael Shuman

Michael Shuman, author of Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a Global Age, gave this keynote address to the Burt Symposium on Education, Environment,...  Go to full article

Panel Discussion: Going Local in a Global Economy

A highlight of the Burt Symposium was a panel discussion led by celebrated public radio talk host Christopher Lydon. Other panelists included keynote speaker Michael Shuman,...  Go to full article

Dan Flynn: Why the Left Hates America

Conservative author Daniel J. Flynn addressed a full house at St. Lawrence University's Hepburn Auditorium, developing themes from his book Why the Left Hates...  Go to full article
Anti-war marchers in Canton

Voices from the Canton Peace March

Millions of people around the world protested against war in Iraq over the weekend. More than two hundred people marched in Canton Saturday under sunny skies and in frigid...  Go to full article

The Iraqi Threat: How Real Is It?

Martha Foley talks with former chief United Nations arms inspector Scott Ritter, who will be speaking tonight at St. Lawrence University in Canton, and tomorrow night at...  Go to full article

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