Brian Mann appears in the following:
Thursday, October 20, 2016
A rash of incidents involving guards' use of violence against prisoners, sometimes caught on video, is fueling calls for accountability. Others say the focus should be on increasingly violent inmates.
Monday, October 17, 2016
Model airplanes have come a long way from the days when they whirred around on a string. Now, remote-controlled airplanes are often works of art the size of golf carts performing acrobatic tumbles.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Catholic leaders are trying to block bills that would extend the statute of limitations for child sex crimes and allow old cases to be brought back into court. So far, the lobbying has been effective.
Saturday, August 20, 2016
There's a mountain lake with a wild shore and a log mansion built way back in the gilded age tucked away in New York's Adirondack Mountains.
Friday, August 05, 2016
It's high summer in New York's Adirondack Mountains. Brian Mann sends an audio postcard from a canoe trip and a climb up remote Mount Frederica in search of some of the wildest views in the Northeast.
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Rawlings baseball bats have a big place in sports history. But now the ash trees used to make those iconic bats are threatened by an invasive beetle that's spreading in forests across the Northeast.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, March 07, 2016
The lack of snow in upstate New York has created a paradise for skaters — most specifically, Nordic skaters. It is a little-known sport in the U.S., involving long blades designed to ...
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.
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.
Saturday, January 02, 2016
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.
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...
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.