Watertown, NY, Oct 26, 2012 — The two major party candidates met for the last debate in the North Country's Congressional race Thursday night in Watertown. Green Party candidate Don Hassig wasn't invited to the event hosted by YNN TV.
Incumbent Democrat Bill Owens and Republican Matt Doheny sparred on well-trodden ground, like tax cuts, the deficit, and Medicare.
They also differed, sharply at times, on a range of other issues, including the military. Go to full article
Watertown, NY, Oct 26, 2012 — While military issues were a big part of Thursday night's debate between congressional candidates Matt Doheny (R) and incumbent Bill Owens (D), the economy and unemployment were on most voters' minds. Joanna Richards took a sampling of public opinion right after the debate. Go to full article
Rensselaer, NY, Jan 10, 2012 — The New York State legislature had its first official day back yesterday. On its first official day of business the legislature acted in a show of bi- partisanship, to divest the state of investments in Iran. But Democrats and Republicans in the Senate continue to argue over redistricting. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has this report: Go to full article
Canton, NY, Apr 12, 2010 — Roxana Saberi visited the St Lawrence University campus earlier this month. The Iranian-American reporter--who has filed stories from Iran for NPR and other news outlets--recently finished a book recounting her 100 days in Iran's infamous Evin Prison. According to Iranian authorities, she was arrested on suspicion of spying. In her book, Between Two Worlds, Saberi cites several sources that debunk the Iranian government's accusations against her. During her short stay in Canton, she sat down for a talk with AB5 host Jonathan Brown. He asked her to recount the events of January 31st, 2009. That's when Iranian intelligence officials came for her. Go to full article
Sheik Rokhan with Captain Lackey. Photo by Bill Putnam.
Dec 15, 2005 — In Iraq, tribal Sheiks are often central figures for the U.S. military. Unit commanders meet often with sheiks to talk about local events and act as a mutual bridge between U.S. soldiers and Iraqis. Lately, a lot of the talk has centered on Thursday's elections. Freelance photojournalist Bill Putnam recently sat in on one such conversation. Captain Adam Lackey of the 101st Airborne Division spoke with a sheik in Bayji, in the area known as the Sunni triangle. Their conversation was far-ranging, from the Sunni sheik's surprising support of a Shiite candidate, to concerns over ballot rigging and Iran, to the sheik's desires for a secular Iraq. Putnam sent us this audio postcard. Go to full article
Aug 10, 2005 — The Lake Placid Institute presents the premier of a film about women in Islamic cultures. This morning at 11, Iranian-American videographer/photographer Shirin Neshat will talk about her latest film project she recently completed filming in Morocco. Neshat has gained world-wide renown for her films and photographs of women and Islam. Born in Iran in 1957, Neshat moved to the U.S. in 1974. She lives in New York City and has a summer home in Westport. Todd Moe spoke with Shirin Neshat about her latest project. Go to full article