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Visitors: Al-Haji Papa Susso, Mandinka Griot and Kora Player

An interview and in-studio performance from a West African Griot and master Kora player. Al-Haji Papa Susso will perform this weekend in Canton and Potsdam. David Sommerstein reports.

Al-Haji Papa Susso performs Friday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m. in SUNY Potsdam's Snell Theater and in Canton, Saturday, September 22 at 8 p.m. in St. Lawrence University's Sykes Common Room.  Go to full article
More than 100 St. Lawrence University students and faculty gathered Thursday afternoon for a "Peace Circle" on campus.
More than 100 St. Lawrence University students and faculty gathered Thursday afternoon for a "Peace Circle" on campus.

Students Respond to the Terrorist Attacks

Todd Moe visited St. Lawrence University and SUNY Potsdam to see how student communities were coping with and responding to the terrrorist attacks. St. Lawrence University students formed a peace circle. SUNY Potsdam has organized seminars, and students have have staffed a table in the Student Center since Tuesday afternoon to raise money for victims' families.  Go to full article

Region Rallies to Support NYC Disaster Relief

About 500 state troopers will be in New York City today to help in rescue effort and take part in the investigation. 67 officers from Troop B, based in Ray Brook, have been called to the city. Trooper Jim Butser says there's a sense of common bond with the officer, firefighters and emergency personnel caught up in the tragedy yesterday.

Blood drives have been set up in major cities where collections are more efficient. Vicky LaShomb, of the St. Lawrence County Red Cross, says half the local units trained volunteers were on their way to New York City yesterday.

St. Lawrence University student John Ainsley called his dad in New Jersey to check on his older brother who was at work in one of the World Trade Center towers yesterday morning. He says his brother survived.  Go to full article

Bahia, February 2 and Hawking performed by Steven White

Steven F. White is a poet and translator teaching at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. During August 2001, he performed a selection of twenty years of his poems and translations in the NCPR studio, where they have been mixed into a rich brew of poetry, music, chant and ambient sound called Transversions.  Go to full article

Teaching for Doing: Constructivist Educators Meet at SLU

This week St. Lawrence University is hosting the 9th annual Constructivist Conference. Educators from all over New York State practicing what they call "learning-centered" teaching skills. In learning-centered classrooms, the focus is on doing things, discussing things, not reading and lecturing about them. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Robert Wells: the Politics of the "Bare Bones" Budget

The New York State budget was due April first--this week legislators in Albany are working on a "bare bones" budget to tide the state over. But major spending issues are unresolved, and there'll be plenty of time for more contention. St. Lawrence University Government professor Robert Wells offers analysis of the politics behind the plan.  Go to full article

St. Lawrence University to Open New Teacher Training Center

Professors at St. Lawrence University will get help keeping up with new skills for the classroom at a new training center. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Watching the Summer Stars

The summer solstice and watching the stars--Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence University astronomer Dr. Aileen O'Donoghue.  Go to full article

SLU Nepal Returnees in Katmandu During Royal Family Murders

Martha Foley catches up with a group of faculty and students from St. Lawrence University who just returned from Nepal. They were in Katmandu when members of the royal family there were murdered.  Go to full article

SLU Students Bike Across Montana for AIDS Research

To date, 19 million people have died of AIDS worldwide, and another 34 million are infected with HIV, the virus that causes the disease. Like all research projects funding is essential to its progress. So to help raise money, bicyclists from across the nation, including St. Lawrence University, will take part in this summer's Montana AIDS Vaccine Ride. Jody Tosti spoke with students preparing for the 575-mile trek over the continental divide.  Go to full article

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