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Brian Mann

Reporter for North Country Public Radio

Brian Mann appears in the following:

In New York, Support Grows For Keeping Teens Out Of Adult Prisons

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Hundreds of 16- and 17-year-olds are serving time in New York's adult prisons, including Rikers Island. A new proposal would raise the age of criminal responsibility to 18.

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A Snowshoe Trek From An Adirondack Mountain Summit

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

It's been a bitter cold month in the Northeast. This audio postcard is from a snowshoe trip to New York's Adirondack Mountains, on a day so frigid that the trees were cracking and popping.

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New York Under Pressure For Locking Up Teens In Adult Prisons

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A commission report this week found that incarcerated young people — most of them black and Hispanic — face a high risk of assault and victimization behind bars and an increased risk of suicide.

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Good News For Bats! Things Are Looking Up For Stemming Disease Spread

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The disease known as white-nose syndrome has killed millions of bats, but scientists are seeing hopeful signs that some bat colonies are recovering.

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Skiers Rejoice! Upstate New York Has Snow

Friday, November 21, 2014

Snow is a big part of the culture and the joy of life in Upstate New York. Because of this week's storm, some of the region's ski resorts are already open for business.

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Rural Startups, Often Overlooked, Are The Focus Of New Investment Programs

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Small-town startups often struggle to attract serious investors. But efforts are under way to help entrepreneurs outside the urban beltway find financing.

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Quebec Town Honors Train Derailment Victims, One Year Later

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Thousands of locals gathered early Sunday morning in Lac-Megantic to mark one year since a deadly train explosion in the small Eastern Canadian city killed 47 people.

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'Hell Must Look Like This': A Grueling Year For Train-Struck Town

Friday, July 04, 2014

One year has passed since an American train derailed and exploded in a small Canadian town, killing 47 people and igniting debate over rail safety and oil shipment. Much of the town remains contaminated, with its downtown and some neighborhoods closed. North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann reports on efforts to grapple with the tragic disaster and rebuild the community.

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N.Y. Governor Says College For Inmates Will Pay Off For Taxpayers

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Andrew Cuomo says funding prison college classes will cut recidivism rates. But critics say it's unfair to pay for prisoners' educations while middle-class families struggle with college costs.

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N.Y. Becomes Largest Prison System To Curb Solitary Confinement

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Reform advocates hope the deal to limit solitary confinement becomes a model for prisons throughout the country.

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Sochi 2014: Get To Know Team NYC

Friday, February 07, 2014

The Winter Olympics are underway in Sochi, Russia. The U.S. is sending 230 olympians - the most for any nation in the history of the winter games - to compete in events from bobsledding to curling. Here are the 42 who hail from the tri-state area.

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24,000 Acres Along Hudson Declared Wilderness Zone

Friday, December 13, 2013

A state panel voted Friday to create the Hudson Gorge Wilderness Area, a vast,  new 24,000 acre stretch along the upper Hudson River.  

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Land Swaps on the Ballot

Monday, November 04, 2013

Brian Mann, reporter and Adirondack bureau chief for North Country Public Radio (NCPR), talks about the two ballot proposals that involve swapping land in the Adirondacks, one to settle a title dispute and the other to preserve jobs.

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Two Questions About the Adirondacks

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Next month, voters across New York will decide the fate of two historic land swaps in the Adirondack Park. One would settle a long-standing property dispute in Raquette Lake. The other would allow a mining company to extract a mineral called wollastonite from 200 acres of park land in the Champlain Valley town of Lewis.

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As Olympics Near, Bobsledder Still Fighting For A Spot

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

With just a hundred days to go before the Winter Olympic Games open in Russia, even many gold medalists are still fighting for a place on Team USA. Justin Olsen, a bobsledder from San Antonio, Texas, helped the U.S. win a historic gold medal four years ago in Vancouver, but he's struggled to overcome injuries in the lead-up to Sochi.

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New York's Gun Control Law Gets Even More Controversial

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

New York adopted one of the toughest gun control laws in the U.S. — banning the sale of assault rifles and banana clips. Many of the state's county sheriffs hate the law and some say they won't enforce it. The fight over gun rights and gun safety has become a hot issue in sheriff races, as local law enforcement officials seek re-election in rural counties.

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Profile: Charles Rangel and the Drug Wars

Saturday, August 17, 2013

In March 1971, New York City faced a growing heroin epidemic. That year, Charles Rangel — then just 41 years old — was part of a delegation of newly-elected black congressman who won a closed-door meeting at the White House with President Richard Nixon.

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Fight Brews Over Who Will Pay To Clean Up Quebec Train Crash

Friday, July 26, 2013

More than two weeks after a fiery train crash left 47 dead in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, the town's center remains in shambles, while a criminal investigation and lawsuits are underway.

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New York Politicians Go Head To Head In The Wild

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced off in a rafting race Monday on a whitewater river high in the Adirondack Mountains. It was one part summer camp and one part House of Cards as two of the country's most influential big-city politicians shut off their smart phones and headed into the wild.

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Painful Recovery Begins In Lac-Megantic

Saturday, July 13, 2013

One week after a runaway train derailed and blew up in a small Quebec town, investigators are still searching for the missing. Twenty-eight are confirmed dead. The company that operates the railroad blames the employee who parked the train for the tragedy in Lac-Megantic.

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