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After the War: A Homecoming in Queensbury

State Senator Betty Little, of Queensbury, tells Brian Mann what it was like to be the mom of a Navy pilot flying over Iraq. Lieutenant Commander David Little is a pilot on the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, the last of the three carriers that participated in the air war over Iraq.  Go to full article
Zen abbott Roko Sherry Chayat
Zen abbott Roko Sherry Chayat

Being Peace in a Time of War: A Conversation about Buddhism and Turmoil

Martha Foley talks with Roko ni-Osho Sherry Chayat, Abbot of Hoenji, the Zen Center of Syracuse. It's one of the oldest Zen Buddhist centers in the United States. Roko Sherry Chayat will present an introduction to Zen Buddhist meditation and give a talk tonight at St. Lawrence University.  Go to full article

U.S.-Canada Relations: How Should Canada Respond?

While the majority of Canadians supported their prime minister's decision to stay out of Iraq, many are also expressing concerns about the ramifications. Business leaders, in particular, worry that the Bush administration will vent its displeasure in the marketplace. They fear contracts may be cancelled and shipments held up at the border. Most people agree relations between the two governments are the worst they've been in recent history. But as Karen Kelly reports, there are different theories on how Canada should respond.  Go to full article

Canada?s Ambassador: A ?Squall? Hits US-Canada Relations

Canada's ambassador to the U-S says "emotional" times have strained relations between the two countries. Speaking Monday at Plattsburgh State University, Ambassador Michael Kergin defended Canada's decision not to support the Invasion of Iraq. But that stance angered the Bush Administration and may complicate trade talks. As Brian Mann reports, the international tension is being felt most sharply in towns along the border.

Tomorrow, Ottawa correspondent Karen Kelly talks with Canadians about their views of relations between the two countries.  Go to full article

War and Homeland Security: More Work for National Guard

With war underway in Iraq, the burden of homeland security has increased for members of New York's National Guard. Dozens of National Guardsmen from the North Country have been called up. Some for active military service, others to guard facilities around the state. Martha Foley talks with Chaplain Eric Olsen, from Saranac Lake, who's been working in New York City. His job is to keep morale high among the troops.  Go to full article

Another Refugee Crisis? Plattsburgh Braces For More Families

Over the last several months, the border north of Plattsburgh has been overwhelmed by Pakistani families trying to leave the U.S. Shelters in Plattsburgh and Burlington have been full since late December. Now, activist groups in those cities are bracing for a much larger wave of asylum seekers, this one triggered by a new US-Canada immigration treaty that goes into affect on April 21st. Martha Foley talks with Brian Mann to help sort this out.  Go to full article

Media Coverage of War: Then and Now

One things is certain about the war with Iraq: we are seeing it in a brand new way. Satellite video phones, embedded reporters and the play-by-play nature of contemporary news, particularly television news, are combining for a dramatic new way of getting the story. Martha Foley talks with Dan Dullea who teaches mass communications and society at Clarkson University in Potsdam. Part of his curriculum is a history of journalism.  Go to full article

Book: The Pearl of Kuwait

With another war between the U.S. and Iraq, Vermont writer Tom Paine's The Pearl of Kuwait is especially relevant. It's a surreal, comic look at star-crossed lovers during the Persian Gulf War. Paine got a taste of life in the military during Officer Candidate School while attending college. Todd Moe talks with author Tom Paine, who says his first novel is strangely timely.  Go to full article
There's little evidence of a nation at war on Watertown's Public Square
There's little evidence of a nation at war on Watertown's Public Square

Watertown Rallies, Quietly

In Watertown, the military infuses nearly every aspect of life, and people are supporting the troops in Iraq. But patriotic displays are subdued. No more flags than normal. Few yellow ribbons that were ubiquitous during the first Gulf War. As David Sommerstein reports, divisions and uncertainty may be dampening the patriotic fervor.  Go to full article

Thinking About War: Fort Drum Soldiers Await Deployment to Iraq

Earlier this month, David Sommerstein sat down with a group of soldiers waiting for war. They were members of the 4th battalion, 31st Infantry, known as the Polar Bears on the base. They are still at Fort Drum, still waiting. But with the war in Iraq underway, escalating as soldiers approach Baghdad, we thought we would listen again to parts of the conversation.  Go to full article

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