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Commentary: Poverty Feeds Terrorism

In the days since September 11, observers and government officials have found two primary reasons for the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon--misguided religious zealotry and hatred of freedom. Commentator Paul Willcott, who has lived in Baghdad, Teheran and Amman wants another matter to be included in the list of causes.  Go to full article

People: Chris Anthony, Salvation Army Volunteer at Ground Zero

Jody Tosti profiles Chris Anthony, one of 18 Salvation Army officers from upstate New York to be called to Ground Zero, just six days after the September 11 attacks.  Go to full article

The North Country Helping Out at Ground Zero

In the weeks since the September 11 attack, thousands of people in the North Country have helped with the recovery in New York City. Red cross workers, state police, firemen and paramedics have joined the effort. No one has done more than members of the National Guard, who've left their jobs and their families to go south. Brian Mann has this profile of one family in Saranac Lake.  Go to full article

EPA Rethinks Post-Terror Removal of Environmental Data from Websites

Following the terrorist attacks on September 11, the federal government has been re-thinking its website policies. Anything that the government feels could be used by terrorists was removed from the Internet. Now, the EPA is considering putting back some information about the risks communities face because of nearby industrial plants. But some industry groups were glad to see the information removed and don't want it put back on the internet. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Sen. Schumer Sponsors Terrorist Information Sharing Bill

Senator Schumer is hoping a bill he's sponsoring will give greater access of information to local law enforcement agencies. Current law restricts federal authorities from sharing data on possible terrorist attacks, which Schumer says undermines the important role police agencies play. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Lawmakers Say September 11 Cost Plattsburgh Redevelopment Funds

A major development project in Plattsburgh has lost more than two-million dollars in annual state funding. Lawmakers say redeveloping the Plattsburgh Air Force Base lost the money because of the September 11 attacks. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Writing for Children: Talking About 9-11

The terrorist attacks on September 11 shocked even the most worldly adults. But for parents, trying to explain the crime to children has been particularly hard. Brian Mann found that many new books for young people are addressing tough, painful issues. But even the best children's writers say this crisis will be a daunting story to tell.  Go to full article

Faure Requiem performed in Memory of September 11 Victims

This evening at seven, North Country Public Radio presents a performance by musicians from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, recorded three weeks ago as part of a memorial concert for victims of last month's tragedy. Joel Hurd talks with Daniel Gordon, who conducted the Crane Chorus and Orchestra, along with members of the Potsdam Community Chorus and faculty and students of the Crane School of Music, in the October 3 concert.  Go to full article

Adirondack Artists' Guild Devotes Wall to September 11 and Aftermath

The Adirondack Artists' Guild in Saranac Lake devotes one of its walls to a special exhibit in response to the attacks on September 11 and the ongoing events since then. Todd Moe talks with organizer Eleanor Sweeney.  Go to full article

NY Economic Forecast: Bad, Getting Worse

Governor Pataki's chief economist says there was some bad economic news in the September 2001 job reports, but he predicts that next month's job reports will be even more dire when the full impact of the WTC disaster on the economy is known. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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