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Small towns paint the country red (Source:  Daily Yonder)
Small towns paint the country red (Source: Daily Yonder)

Analysis: Small towns went big for Republicans

It was an ugly week for Democrats in Congress, across the US and right here in New York state.

Two North Country Democrats, Mike Arcuri and Scott Murphy, were ousted by surprisingly large margins.

A new analysis from author and journalist Bill Bishop finds that Republicans did best in the most rural parts of the country.

Bishop told Brian Mann that in places like New York's 20th and 24th districts, small town voters went in landslide numbers for Republican candidates.  Go to full article

Vatican appoints LaValley Bishop of the Diocese of Ogdensburg

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

North Country bishop reassigned

Roman Catholic officials in the North Country say the Bishop for the Diocese of Ogdensburg is being re-assigned. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
Bill Bishop
Bill Bishop

In 2008 rural America shows new political textures

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."
Author Bill Bishop says America is going through "the big sort."

Author: Americans live in ways that increasingly set them apart

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

Readers & Writers: Annual Poetry Month Call-in

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

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