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SUNY Plattsburgh celebrates global diversity

International Education Week kicks off Monday at SUNY-Plattsburgh. The week's activities include lectures, music, films, literature and food. Jackie Vogl, Director of the International Student Services Office at SUNY-Plattsburgh, tells Todd Moe that the events help foreign students share their cultures with the local community. It's also part of Plattsburgh's long tradition as an international gateway for trade, immigrants, visitors and ideas.  Go to full article

Plattsburgh forum: Bill Owens' opening statement

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Plattsburgh forum: Dede Scozzafava's opening statement

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NY-23 Congressional candidates debate in Plattsburgh (complete audio)

Yesterday, two of the three candidates for New York's 23rd congressional district House seat took part in a public forum in Plattsburgh, hosted by SUNY Plattsburgh's Chapter of United University Professions and its Student Association, and by the League of Women Voters of the Plattsburgh Area. The Democratic and Republican candidates, Bill Owens and Dede Scozzafava, participated. Conservative candidate Doug Hoffman declined. NCPR's Brian Mann and Lindsey Lyons, president of the Student Association were co-moderators.  Go to full article

Candidates in 23rd district race meet in Plattsburgh

This evening, two of the three candidates for the 23rd congressional district house seat will take part in a debate in the E. Glenn Giltz auditorium. That's in Hawkins Hall at SUNY Plattsburgh. The forum begins at 5 pm and North Country Public Radio will broadcast the program beginning at 7 o'clock, following All Things Considered. Martha Foley talks with NCPR Adirondack bureau chief, Brian Mann, who is one of the debate co-moderators.  Go to full article

Vaccine trickles in as flu spreads

Over the weekend, President Obama declared the swine flu pandemic a national emergency. Administration officials described the declaration as a pre-emptive move that would speed treatment to thousands of people infected by the H1N1 virus. This includes circumventing federal regulations to quickly open over-flow medical centers. And hospitals can change patient rules in order to treat them faster. Across the North Country, health officials are seeing more cases of the flu--especially in schools. Efforts to contain the virus are hampered by a short supply of vaccine. Jonathan Brown reports.  Go to full article
Clarkson University has adopted the wi-fi equipped beaver as a symbol of the new broadband economy (Source:  Clarkson)
Clarkson University has adopted the wi-fi equipped beaver as a symbol of the new broadband economy (Source: Clarkson)

Wiring the North Country: New projects hook up far-flung towns

Next week in Potsdam, Clarkson University will host a conference called "Forever Wired." It's part of a project called the Adirondack Initiative For Wired Work. The goal is to bring more than 2,000 new corporate telecommuters to the North Country. These are people who would live here while using the internet to work for companies around the world. Tomorrow, we'll look the promise and some the challenges of telecommuting in our rural area. This morning, Brian Mann reports on the decade-long struggle to bring high-speed internet access into more remote communities.  Go to full article

SUNY Potsdam faces cuts with $6 million deficit

The massive state budget deficit is hitting SUNY campuses hard across the state. Albany has cut the SUNY budget by about 10% already and there's rumblings of additional mid-year cuts. SUNY Potsdam faces a $6 million deficit in next year's budget. The president warned to campus to expect program and faculty cuts. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Complete audio: A debate on race in Plattsburgh

The Plattsburgh Press-Republican and the Plattsburgh Rotary organized a public debate between two prominent civic leaders: JW Wiley, who teaches at SUNY Plattsburgh, and businessman Mark Barie. Their conversation on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 followed an exchange of opinion pieces in the newspaper.  Go to full article

Governor?s plan would shift tax burden

Governor Paterson's budget plan envisions shifting a huge chunk of the budget from state income taxes to local property taxes. Martha Foley has more on that and reaction from North Country school administrators, local leaders and elected representatives.  Go to full article

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