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Pro-gun protest outside gun show in Saratoga Springs, 1/12/2013. Photo: <a href="">imaphotog</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Pro-gun protest outside gun show in Saratoga Springs, 1/12/2013. Photo: imaphotog, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY SAFE Act ruling won't be the last word on gun control

On Tuesday, Federal Judge William Skretny in Buffalo ruled that most provisions of the NY SAFE Act were constitutional. Martha Foley and Brian Mann discuss how this effects the gun control-gun rights debate going forward into 2014.  Go to full article

Liberal, conservative groups to debate education

LYNDONVILLE, Vt. (AP) Two Vermont think tanks--one that generally leans right, the other left--are facing off for a series of debates this winter on education policy.

The Ethan Allen Institute and Public Assets Institute will be discussing school choice and other education issues.  Go to full article

Candidates in 23rd district race meet in Plattsburgh

This evening, two of the three candidates for the 23rd congressional district house seat will take part in a debate in the E. Glenn Giltz auditorium. That's in Hawkins Hall at SUNY Plattsburgh. The forum begins at 5 pm and North Country Public Radio will broadcast the program beginning at 7 o'clock, following All Things Considered. Martha Foley talks with NCPR Adirondack bureau chief, Brian Mann, who is one of the debate co-moderators.  Go to full article

Commentary: Feeding the debate

NCPR Web Manager and commentator Dale Hobson has an idea to return civility to public discourse. He says it has to do with casseroles.  Go to full article

Election Debate Comes to Canton

Last night, St. Lawrence University presented it's own debate of the issues being discussed this political season. Conservative commentator Bay Buchanan and former Maryland Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, a Democrat, largely focused on Iraq and national security. But they also spent time talking about domestic issues like jobs and education, and at one point, turned to the topic of how to make the democratic process stronger.  Go to full article

Plattsburgh State Hosts Debate Discussion

A group of students, faculty and some community members at Plattsburgh State last night avoided the who-won, who-lost instant analysis of the first presidential debate. The "Debate Watch" crowd assembled by the school's Mass Communication Honorary Society watched, listened and then talked about it. Martha Foley talks with Donald McCann, a senior at Plattsburgh State and president of Lambda Pi Eta.  Go to full article

First Gubernatorial Debate Includes All 7 Candidates

The first of two debates for the new race for governor was held over the Columbus Day weekend. All seven candidates who are actively campaigning for governor participated, at incumbent Governor Pataki's request. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Cuomo and McCall Debate in Rochester

The two democratic candidates for governor squared off in a public television debate yesterday in Rochester. While the two agreed on many issues, Andrew Cuomo, the former Housing Secretary, who's behind in the polls, jabbed continuously at the frontrunner Carl McCall, who is the state's comptroller. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Golisano Challenges Pataki to a Debate

Governor Pataki's challenger in the Independence and Conservative party primaries wants the governor to debate him. Billionaire businessman Tom Golisano says he wants Pataki to accept a League of Woman Voters invitation to debate on September 6th. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Governor's Race: First Democratic Debate

Andrew Cuomo says he'll focus his criticism on Carl McCall's job performance as state comptroller for the past eight years.
Cuomo is trailing McCall in the polls. The two are competing for the Democratic nomination for governor. The latest poll shows McCall leading Cuomo 47 percent to 31 percent among Democrats. Karen Dewitt has more.  Go to full article

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