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Maryam Laly of Kabul, Afghanistan, is finishing her first year at St. Lawrence University.  (Photo: Julie Grant)
Maryam Laly of Kabul, Afghanistan, is finishing her first year at St. Lawrence University. (Photo: Julie Grant)

Afghani SLU student thankful for safety of the north country

A suicide bomber killed at least 10 people, including three American soldiers, at a park in Afghanistan this week. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, in what's usually a relatively peaceful region north of Kabul.

Such violence is one big reason 20-year old Maryam Laly wanted to leave Kabul, and attend school in the north country. She's currently a first year student at St. Lawrence University. Julie Grant spoke with Laly, and files this report...  Go to full article
Sue Stebbins  (Photo: SUNY Potsdam)
Sue Stebbins (Photo: SUNY Potsdam)

Diversity expert among critics of NYPD surveillance of Muslim students

New York civil rights advocates want a meeting with Gov. Andrew Cuomo following a decision by the attorney general's office not to investigate the New York Police Department over its monitoring of Muslim students following the Sept. 11 attack.

The Associated Press reports that in a letter yesterday, the New York Civil Rights Coalition refuses to accept the decision by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Schneiderman's office said there were legal obstacles that prevented the probe.
The coalition writes that the governor must direct state authorities to investigate the surveillance.

The Associated Press reported last week that the New York Police Department kept close watch on websites and blogs maintained by Muslim student associations across the northeast U.S., including at SUNY Potsdam and Clarkson University.

The surveillance reportedly took place in 2006 and 2007. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has faced a firestorm of criticism. But he continues to defend the police department, saying the city needs to be vigilant against terrorism.

Susan Stebbins is an anthropology professor at SUNY Potsdam. She's also special assistant to the president for diversity. The surveillance reportedly took place in 2006 and 2007. But Stebbins tells Julie Grant the college is just finding out about it now. (NCPR did request an interview with the New York Police Department, but didn't hear back for this story.)  Go to full article
Thousand Islands divided by the international border.
Thousand Islands divided by the international border.

U.S.-Canadian border changes since 9/11

In the years since the September 11 attacks, life has changed along the U.S. - Canadian border. What used to be an informal crossing, has become militarized, and its changed the lives and expectations of people who live nearby. Julie Grant takes a look back at some of ways life has changed along the border, and whether it's making Americans safer.  Go to full article
Gov. Cuomo at the more recent tragedy, visiting Upstate NY.  (Photo: Chris Morris)
Gov. Cuomo at the more recent tragedy, visiting Upstate NY. (Photo: Chris Morris)

9-11 memorial flag unveiled

Governor Cuomo unveiled a new state flag to memorialize the New Yorkers and others who died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center towers. He says the flag will be flown at the memorial site in lower Manhattan as well as at the State Capitol. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Students think back to September 11

The bells at the St. Lawrence University chapel tolled seven times at noon yesterday, marking the seventh anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Most of the students who heard those bells were in middle school when the Twin Towers fell. David Sommerstein asked some of them what they were thinking about on the anniversary.  Go to full article

9/11 Profile: Andrew Lack, President and CEO of NBC

Andrew Lack - veteran news producer and top NBC executive - talks about the impact of September 11th on television journalism. Lack is a new seasonal resident of Lake Placid. He gave his remarks at a luncheon hosted by the Lake Placid Institute.  Go to full article

North Country Voices, One Year After

It's a year later--a year after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. People all over the country, and certainly New York State, will spend some time today remembering, and perhaps reflecting on the future in the new light those attacks cast.

After September 11, our days here were full of news--about grief, relief efforts, the border, soldiers going to war. There were many stories, many voices of our neighbors here in this region. Today, we listen back to some of what they said in the first few days after 9-11.  Go to full article

Commentary: A Year After September 11

It's a day for remembering, but the country is moving forward even as we pause. Commentator Paul Willcott reflects on that terrible event of a year ago, and what's missing if we are to prevent more acts of terror aganist us.  Go to full article

Last Year's Terrorist Attacks Could Effect Next Year's State Budget

In addition to the personal and public tragedies wrought by the events of September 11th, the terrorist attacks also devastated parts of New York?s economy. The damage may be felt in next year?s state budget. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

An Anniversary Call-in: What has Changed Since September 11

SUNY Potsdam politics professor John Massaro and Potsdam middle school social studies teacher Carol Fries are Martha Foley's guests in a regional call-in discussion of post 9/11 change.  Go to full article

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