Brian Mann

Reporter for North Country Public Radio

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Green Party Finds Some Traction In Upstate New York

Monday, July 04, 2016

In a mill town on the Hudson River about an hour north of Albany, the Green Party is gaining some traction, fielding candidates for Congress and the state Assembly and Senate.


Assault Rifle Bans Find Life On State Level

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Semiautomatic rifles like the AR-15 and SIG Sauer MCX, which was used in the Orlando shooting, are no longer banned nationally. States, though, are finding success in passing laws restricting them.


1 Year After New York Prison Break, What Went Wrong At Dannemora?

Sunday, June 05, 2016

A year ago, two murderers escaped from a maximum security prison in New York. Today, questions about the troubled prison system remain, with accusations of mismanagement and violence by prison guards.


Presidential Candidates Await Results Of New York Contests

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The presidential candidates await results in the New York primaries. NPR has the latest on what we know so far about the results.


Democratic Candidates Battle Over Key Districts In Upstate New York

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

With the New York primary underway, NPR checks in with a reporter in far upstate New York to see what voters there are thinking on this primary day.


Impassioned Sanders Supporters Reach Upstate NY With DIY Activism

Saturday, April 16, 2016

As Bernie Sanders races for the Democratic nomination in New York, he's relying on enthusiastic volunteers to run a campaign on their own dime and time in parts of the state he's not able to reach.


Unable To Compete On Price, Nuclear Power On The Decline In The U.S.

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Nuclear power is carbon-free and remains the source of about 20 percent of U.S. electricity. But natural gas, wind and solar are often cheaper, and unprofitable reactors are being shut down.


In Upstate New York, Lack Of Snow Creates A Paradise For Nordic Skaters

Monday, March 07, 2016

The lack of snow in upstate New York has created a paradise for skaters โ€” most specifically, Nordic skaters. It is a little-known sport in the U.S., involving long blades designed to ...


It's Been A Brutal Season For Winter Tourism In The Northeast

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Big fluctuations in temperature and a shortage of snow for ski areas has hit the area hard. In New York's Adirondack Mountains, businesses are hurting and workers are losing their jobs.


Environmentalists Say 'Threatened' Status For Bats Not Enough

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Northern long-eared bats were listed as a "threatened" species this week after being ravaged by a disease that has killed millions of bats. Some environmentalists say the protection is not enough.


Along Missouri's Waterways, Flooding Brings 'Total Devastation'

Saturday, January 02, 2016

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New York Officials Announce Reforms To Solitary Confinement In Prisons

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

More than a thousand inmates will be released from solitary confinement under a deal made public in New York. State officials have agreed to reform the way prisoners are sent to isolation cells.


New York's Political Corruption Scandal Opens Door To Reform

Friday, December 11, 2015

New York's political culture is reeling as federal prosecutors target some of the state's most powerful politicians. Cases against top Republicans and Democrats have offered a scathin...


Give A Donation, Ask For Naming Rights

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

In New York, a billionaire couple asked that a college be renamed in their honor after they donated $20 million to the school. One expert says the request reflects a new trend among the megarich.


What To Do With Railroad Tank Cars That Are No Longer Safe Or Economical?

Monday, September 14, 2015

New safety regulations and a slump in oil prices means tens of thousands of railroad tank cars are being taken out of service. Railroads are scrambling to find space to store unwanted oil trains.


New York Begins To Question Solitary Confinement As Default

Monday, August 24, 2015

Many corrections officers oppose efforts to change the practice of isolating inmates. They say solitary confinement has been a trusted tool in American prisons for half a century.


How Solitary Confinement Became Hardwired In U.S. Prisons

Sunday, August 23, 2015

First in a three-part report on solitary confinement use in U.S. prisons.

In the yard at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, gray-haired men make their way up to a small stage. A towering stone prison wall rises overhead. One by one they sit at a scratchy microphone and tell their ...


Swimmers Take A Dive Off Bluish Stones Of New York's Boquet River

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The best rivers don't offer just one great swimming hole. They boast a whole chain of deep pools, high jumping rocks and great perches for lying in the sun with a book. North Country ...


New York Inmates Allegedly Assaulted By Corrections Officers After Prison Break

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Dozens of inmates claim they suffered violence after the prison break in Dannemora, N.Y., earlier this summer. State officials say they have been investigating the claims for weeks. T...


Retracing Ralph Waldo Emerson's Steps In A Now 'Unchanged Eden'

Friday, July 24, 2015

A century and a half ago, the poet and philosopher headed to New York's Adirondack Mountains with some notable pals. Today, we follow his journey with a new crew, the help of a painting and a book.