Brian Mann appears in the following:
Friday, May 08, 2015
Once closed to the public, adventure seekers can now explore a wild stretch of New York state's Hudson and Opalescent Rivers.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
The iconic orange roofs of Howard Johnson's restaurants were once fixtures of the American highway. But the chain faded in the '80s. The 60-year-old location in Lake Placid, N.Y., closed Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Reform advocates hope the deal to limit solitary confinement becomes a model for prisons throughout the country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.