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Andy Flynn on an exercise walk May 11th near Saranac Lake.  Photo:  Andy Flynn, used with permission
Andy Flynn on an exercise walk May 11th near Saranac Lake. Photo: Andy Flynn, used with permission

In public battle to lose weight, victories and dark days

Back in January, we profiled Andy Flynn, a veteran Adirondack journalist now with the Lake Placid News who's been publicly documenting his effort to lose weight and live a more healthy lifestyle.

Beginning in December 2013, Flynn launched a column and blog describing his efforts to lose more than 200 pounds. He sat down recently with our Adirondack bureau chief Brian Mann to give an update on his journey, which has seen enormous victories and also some dark, difficult days.  Go to full article
Nancie Battaglia stands in front of one of her most famous images, printed in publications across the world, showing a gathering of canoes, kayaks and paddle boats in Inlet. The veteran sports photographer will report from Sochi for NCPR.  Photo: Brian Mann
Nancie Battaglia stands in front of one of her most famous images, printed in publications across the world, showing a gathering of canoes, kayaks and paddle boats in Inlet. The veteran sports photographer will report from Sochi for NCPR. Photo: Brian Mann

North Country journalists journey to Sochi

We're one week away from the opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Thirteen athletes with close ties to the North Country will be competing for the US. That means a lot of family and friends will also be making the trip to Russia.

There will also be a small group of journalists from our region covering the games - two of them sending stories and photographs back to us here at North Country Public Radio.  Go to full article
Lake Placid News editor Andy Flynn has begun chronicling his efforts to lose weight and change his lifestyle.  It's a very public account of a uniquely American health challenge.  (Photo: provided by Andy Flynn and used with permission)
Lake Placid News editor Andy Flynn has begun chronicling his efforts to lose weight and change his lifestyle. It's a very public account of a uniquely American health challenge. (Photo: provided by Andy Flynn and used with permission)

For Adk journalist, a public struggle with obesity

One of the major challenges facing the North Country is the growing number of people who are overweight or obese. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 60% of the people in our region are too heavy.

The problem is compounded in many rural towns by the difficulty of finding healthy, unprocessed food and adequate healthcare. For many people that means a constant battle with hypertension, diabetes and other ailments.

Now one of the North Country's most prominent writers and journalists has decided to tell that story in the most personal way possible.  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signing the NY SAFE act into law last week.  Journalists say the state over-reacted, by privatizing gun holder permit records.  Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via Flickr
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signing the NY SAFE act into law last week. Journalists say the state over-reacted, by privatizing gun holder permit records. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via Flickr

Journalists want NY gun holder records to remain public

A national journalism organization is calling on New York to restore public access to gun permit records. The names and addresses of people who hold gun permits were considered public information until last week, when the state legislature and Governor Cuomo approved gun control legislation.  Go to full article
Jacob Resneck left the Adirondacks to report in Alaska, central Asia and the Near East. Photo: Jacob Resneck
Jacob Resneck left the Adirondacks to report in Alaska, central Asia and the Near East. Photo: Jacob Resneck

From North Country reporter to foreign correspondent

Jacob Resneck was one of the most recognized faces in North Country journalism, covering stories for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and North Country Public Radio.

But Resneck loved foreign travel and in 2009 he reinvented himself as a foreign correspondent. In the years since, he's covered some of the most high profile conflicts in the world, from the turmoil in Georgia to the civil war in Syria.

Resneck spoke recently with Adirondack bureau chief Brian Mann about his travels and where his reporting will take him next.  Go to full article

Veteran journalist urges new take on climate change

The recession and the presidential election has pushed the issue of climate change far from the headlines. But scientists agree this summer's drought and record sea ice melting in the arctic should sound alarms more than ever.

ABC News' climate change reporter argues journalism needs to find a new way to cover the story. Bill Blakemore has reported on national TV for more than 40 years and for 8 years on climate change. Blakemore is speaking tonight at 7:30 pm at St. Lawrence University as a part of its Climate Change conference.

Blakemore says climate change is a bigger, longer-running story than any newsroom has ever had to tackle, and the first step is moving past appearances of "balance" on whether climate change is real.

Blakemore told David Sommerstein climate scientists have agreed on the five basic facts of global warming.  Go to full article

CORRECTION: Syracuse Post-Standard to cut home delivery edition to three days per week

CORRECTION: According to the Syracuse Post-Standard, there will still be 7 print editions produced per week. Three editions will be produced for home delivery to subscribers. The other four days, a scaled-down print edition will be available on newsstands within Onondaga County.

The digital world has finally caught up with Syracuse's daily newspaper, as the Post Standard has announced it is cutting back the number of print editions it puts out every week. Starting Jan. 1, 2013, a new business structure takes over the Syracuse Post Standard and its website Syracuse.com.  Go to full article
Catherine Morre, publisher of the <em>Adirondack Daily Enterprise</em>
Catherine Morre, publisher of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Adirondack Roundtable: "Why Newspapers Matter"

Catherine Moore speaks in Lake Placid, New York before the Lake Placid Institute's Adirondack Roundtable. Moore is publisher of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise in Saranac Lake, NY and has worked at the paper for 39 years. Ms. Moore is also President of the New York Publisher's Foundation. Joel Hurd captured the address on video for NCPR.  Go to full article
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North Country readers lose eyes and ears in DC

An era in north country and national journalism came to a quiet close at the end of March. The Watertown Daily Times closed its Washington, D.C. bureau, laying off the last of its capitol beat reporters, part of a tradition that stretches back more than 60 years.

The closure is part of a steep decline in regional newspapers providing their own eyes and ears on the ground in Washington, looking out for their readers' and their regions' interests as federal policy is made. Joanna Richards has more.  Go to full article

A partnership to promote the future of regional public media

At North Country Public Radio's annual meeting last night in Old Forge, the Adirondack Community Trust announced a partnership with NCPR to help create the next generation of public media professionals. ACT and NCPR will share a $300,000 challenge grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to invest in the future of NCPR's ability to expand regional broadcast and digital news and information services. Martha Foley talks with NCPR Station Manager Ellen Rocco and ACT Executive Director Cali Brooks about the grant announcement.  Go to full article

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