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McHugh's office releases inauguration tickets

Scoring a ticket to the Obama Inauguration next month has become all the rage, coast to coast. In the North Country, more than a thousand people looked to Congressman John McHugh for help. Each Representative was given nearly 200 tickets to the event. McHugh decided to give them away, but got many more requests than tickets.  Go to full article

Obama pledges to take climate change seriously

President-elect Barack Obama says America will open a new chapter in dealing with climate change. Lester Graham reports the Senator confirmed he will work toward the plan he outlined during the presidential Campaign.  Go to full article

Mchugh offers inauguration tickets via lottery

If you want to see Barack Obama's inauguration up close, and you live in John McHugh's congressional district, you have a pretty good chance of scoring the big ticket. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
J.W. Wiley (Photo: SUNY Plattsburgh)
J.W. Wiley (Photo: SUNY Plattsburgh)

A Fresh Start on Race: "America has evolved and we are evolving."

President-elect Barack Obama takes office on January 20th. We've asking people to think big about what his Administration might accomplish. J.W. Wiley teaches philosophy and interdisciplinary studies at Plattsburgh State and is the Director of the Center for Diversity, Pluralism and Inclusion. He's an African American who works as a diversity consultant for major corporations. Wiley says Barack Obama's election has already redefined America's conversation about race and social injustice.  Go to full article
Father George Nagle (Photo provided)
Father George Nagle (Photo provided)

Fresh Start on Faith & Politics: "God is working through people who disagree with us"

North Country Public Radio is airing a new series of interviews called "A Fresh Start." We've asked some of the country's most compelling thinkers to make recommendations for president-elect Barack Obama. One of the thorniest issues facing American society is religious faith. Our nation is a tapestry of different religions and different churches. Episcopal priest and activist George Nagle from Saranac Lake says he thinks religion can play a healthier role in our political debates. Father Nagle told Brian Mann that the faith community should urge Barack Obama to think about a different slate of top issues.  Go to full article
Bill McKibben (Photo:  Nancie Battaglia)
Bill McKibben (Photo: Nancie Battaglia)

A Fresh Start on the Environment: "There's no more going down the road we're on"

This week, we're airing a series of interviews called "A Fresh Start." We've asked some of the country's most compelling thinkers to make recommendations for president-elect Barack Obama. One of the big questions that will face the new administration is the environment and climate change. Back in 1989, author and activist Bill McKibben wrote The End of Nature, one of the first major books about global warming. McKibben spends part of each year in Johnsburg, in the Adirondacks. But he met with Brian Mann yesterday on a suburban street in Rutland, Vermont. With automobiles chugging past and a hailstorm sweeping over the Green Mountains, McKibben said Obama's election offers a chance for real action.  Go to full article

Dirt on the Coal Supply

Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama are trying to sell us on a clean energy future. And they've got a laundry list of ideas, including conservation, solar and wind power, and safer nuclear energy. But they both want to tweak an old reliable fuel, too. That would be American coal. Shawn Allee looks at why McCain and Obama are gung-ho on coal.  Go to full article

NY Democrats gather in Denver

New York's top politicians are gathered in Denver, for four days of receptions, speech making, and hopefully, they say, political unity. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Siena Poll: Obama's lead in New York slipping

A new poll finds that Barack Obama is not doing as well as expected among potential New York voters. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Roundtatble: politics keeps a high profile in New York and the North Country

With Republicans defending just a one seat majority in the state Senate, the race for the 48th Senate District seat has broad significance for New York. That was the first question this morning when David Sommerstein joined Martha Foley and Brian Mann for a roundtable on state and national politics.  Go to full article

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