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NCPR News Staff: Brian Mann

Adirondack Bureau Chief
Brian Mann grew up in Alaska, where he fell in love with public radio. In 1999, Brian moved to the Adirondacks and helped launch NCPR's news bureau at Paul Smiths College. "I love the chemistry of water and mountains," Brian says. "But I'm also pretty crazy about village life in the north country. It's the kind of place where you know your neighbors." Brian lives in Saranac Lake with wife Susan and son Nicholas. He's a frequent contributor to NPR and also writes regularly for regional magazines, including Adirondack Life and the Adirondack Explorer. E-mail

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Sagamore Retreats: Crossing the Generational Divide

This summer, the Sagamore great camp, near Raquette Lake, held a series of five retreats for grandparents and grandkids. Brian Mann visited Sagamore last summer and sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article

NY Prison Population Shrinks for First Year Since 1972

The Federal Bureau of Prisons says New York's inmate population fell nearly four percent last year. Vermont's prison population went the other direction, rising more than ten percent. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Highway Dollars Bypass Rural Areas

A new study has found that rural roads draw far fewer federal dollars than roads and highways in cities. Small town roads are also more deadly. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Dry Spell and Adirondack Fires Continue

Volunteer crews and state forest rangers continue to battle fires in the Adirondacks. Dry conditions continue. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Pulp and Paper Turnaround May Come Too Late for North Country Mills

Pulp and paper industry decline: North Country's troubles part of a painful national trend. As Brian Mann reports, a turnaround is expected, but it may not come soon enough to save companies in this region.  Go to full article

Close Encounters of the Furred Kind, Part 2

This summer, dozens of hikers in the Adirondacks have had close encounters with black bears. The animals are looking for picnic baskets, not prey, but state forest rangers worry that inexperienced campers could get hurt. In this second of a two-part series, Brian Mann joined a hunt organized to identify and tag the most aggressive bears.  Go to full article

Close Encounter of the Furred Kind

Brian Mann has a close encounter with bears that have been making the Adirondack wilderness experience more dramatic than many campers want.  Go to full article

Six Adirondack Fires Since August 1

Dry windy weather and the carelessness of a half-dozen campers have brought a flurry of forest fires in the Adirondacks. Six blazes have been reported since August first. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Special Report: Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Oil drilling in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge is at the top of the agenda in Congress and at the White House. Brian Mann recently returned from a trip there, where he met with locals and activists, and send a report.  Go to full article

Quebec Brook: Canoeing in the Northern Adirondacks

A good place to get away from summer crowds--Brian Mann paddled solo up Quebec Brook, halfway between Paul Smiths and St. Regis Falls, and sent back this audio postcard.  Go to full article

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