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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

Stories filed by Brian Mann

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Keepers of the Eastern Door: Mohawk Singers and Dancers

Last week, a group of Mohawk singers and dancers performed at SUNY Plattsburgh. The Keepers of the Eastern Door come from Kahnawake, a small town in Quebec on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River. Their performance mingles tradition with the dancers' personal styles. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Judge OKs Watermilfoil Herbicide Use

A state judge says the use of an herbicide in Lake George wouldn't violate a New York law protecting rare and endangered plants. As Brian Mann reports, the ruling may boost efforts to use chemicals to control invasive species.  Go to full article

Recession Fears Heightened by Terrorist Attacks

Brian Mann has been travelling the North Country and has found wide concern that tough times may lie ahead.  Go to full article

North Country EMS Workers Remember Their Fallen Colleagues

The American flag returns to full staff today, but the mourning continues. North Country emergency crews gathered over the weekend to remember those who died trying to save lives. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Shared Voices: Young Writers Gather on Upper Saranac Lake

Brian Mann attends a conference for young writers and poets on Upper Saranac Lake.  Go to full article

Paul Smiths College Grieves for Alum Lost in Bombing

Paul Smiths College is grieving one of its own in the wake of last week's attacks. A graduate from the class of 1987 died in one of the planes that struck the World Trade Center. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Star Lake Mourns Shannon Adams, Lost in the World Trade Center Disaster

Yesterday, the disaster's terrible echo hit the North Country. In Star Lake, more than seven hundred people gathered to remember Shannon Adams, a local man missing in the ruins since September 11. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Akwesasne Mohawk Community Safe; Other Families Grieve

Union officials from the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation say all of their workers have been accounted for. Other families in the North Country are facing a terrible loss in the wake of Tuesday's disaster. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Fort Drum Soldiers and Families: Anxious But Ready

Brian Mann was in Watertown this week, talking with men and women based at Fort Drum. The soldiers and their families say they're anxious but ready.  Go to full article

Tens of Thousands Stranded in Canada

Tens of thousands of American travelers were stranded in Canada by the bombing crisis. As Brian Mann reports, the air travel ban leaves tourists and business travelers stranded far from home.  Go to full article

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