Ogdensburg, NY, Feb 23, 2010 — TEXT ONLY: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg has a new bishop-elect. The Rev. Terry LaValley is currently administrator of the Diocese. In a press release from the Dioces this morning, the Vatican announced that Pope Benedict XVI has appointed him to serve as the local diocese's 14th bishop. He succeeds the Rev. Robert J. Cunningham, Bishop of Syracuse.
LaValley is a native of Mooers Forks, NY and has spent his career serving parishes throughout the region. He attended Wadhams Hall Seminary in Ogdensburg, and later studied at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora and St. Paul's University in Ottawa, Ontario. He first served St. Peter's Church in Hammond and St. Patrick's Church in Rossie. In January 1998, the bishop-elect was named pastor of St. Raphael's Church in Heuvelton. In June 1999, he became administrator of St. James Church in Gouverneur while continuing to serve in his as chancellor of the diocese. LaValley has served as administrator of the Ogdensburg Diocese since last May. He'll continue as administrator until his ordination and installation as bishop at St. Mary's Cathedral in Ogdensburg. No date has been set. Go to full article
Dec 16, 2008 — Pundits and politicians are still sorting out the significance of last month's election. One big question is the role of rural voters. Small towns were Republican territory four years ago. But there are signs that some rural counties, especially in the Northeast, are trending Democratic. Brian Mann spoke with journalist and rural policy expert Bill Bishop, who says Democratic-leaning towns tend to have more educated citizens and higher incomes. Go to full article
Author Bill Bishop says America is going through "the big sort."
Aug 12, 2008 — America has always been patchwork of cultures and races and religions. While some people have pushed for more integration, and a kind of national melting pot, journalist Bill Bishop says we're more divided than ever. Bishop is a national expert on rural issues. His new book, called The Big Sort, looks at the very different and sometimes contradictory ways that Americans are living their lives. He told Brian Mann that the new segregation isn't about race or class. Instead, it's ideology and lifestyle that sets us apart. Go to full article
Apr 05, 2007 — Each April, Poetry Month, Readers & Writers opens the airwaves to poets and poetry fans throughout the region. Callers join special guests Kathleen Curry, Albert Glover and Allen Hoey with poetry of adversity and overcoming obstacles. Chris Robinson and Dale Hobson co-host. Go to full article