Brian Mann

Reporter for North Country Public Radio

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Florida High School Students Demand Assault Weapons Ban

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Dozens of students who survived last week's deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., plan to travel to their state capital on Tuesday to march and demand legislators enact a ban on assault weapons.

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After Parkland Shooting, Conservative Media Criticize Calls For Stricter Gun Laws

Monday, February 19, 2018

Student activists are calling on the country to pass stricter gun legislation but some believe shootings are caused by societal issues, not the availability of guns.

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Students Who Lived Through Florida Shooting Turn Rage Into Activism

Sunday, February 18, 2018

After the latest mass shooting, teenagers in Florida are mobilizing with plans for rallies against school and gun violence in Washington, D.C., and around the country.

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Florida Students Shaken Over Shooting Plan To March In D.C.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Anger over the Parkland, Fla., school shooting has shifted to the failure of the FBI and mental health authorities to take action against the accused shooter.

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Teens Respond To School Shooting

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Students are speaking out in Parkland, Fla., where 17 students and staff were killed. The young people hope their pleas for help in stopping future attacks are more effective than those in the past.

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Candlelight Vigil Attendees Rage Against Politicians For School Violence

Friday, February 16, 2018

Thousands of students, teachers and other mourners gathered at sunset in Parkland, Fla., Thursday. They honored the 17 victims of Wednesday's mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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A Look At How Right-Leaning And Left-Leaning Media Impacted The GOP Memo Release

Friday, February 02, 2018

Conservative media helped set the stage for Friday's controversial release of a memo from the House Intelligence Committee that claims FBI bias against President Trump. Outlets, including Breitbart News and Fox News, played a role with their coverage.

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In Sub-Zero Temperatures, Skiers Find 'Bliss' In The Frozen Woods

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

It sounds miserable to spend a day with ice plastered to your face. But reporter Brian Mann loves the beauty, community and fun that come with venturing out in harsh conditions.

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To Help Others, One Couple Talks About Life With Early-Onset Alzheimer's

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

More than 200,000 Americans live with early-onset Alzheimer's, with dementia-like symptoms developing in their 40s and 50s. The disease can put an unexpected strain on relationships and finances.

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Canada's Trudeau Apologizes For Past 'Gay Purge' Of The Military

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Canada's prime minister has formally apologized to thousands of members of the military who were fired from their jobs decades ago during what has become known as the "gay purge."

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Canada's Trudeau Formally Apologizes To LGBTQ Community For Decades Of Persecution

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

For decades, Canadian law enforcement — including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police — worked aggressively to purge members of the LGTBQ community from government positions and the military. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally apologized for the policy that didn't end until the 1990s.

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Do-It-Yourself 'Ghost Guns' Bypass Background Checks And Firearm Registration

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

When Kevin Neal went on his deadly shooting rampage last week in California, he used "ghost guns": homemade weapons built from kits and instructions found on the Internet.

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Bump Stock Manufacturer To Resume Sales Of Controversial Device

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

A company in Texas called Slide Fire says it will resume sales of bump stocks — the controversial device that makes assault rifles even deadlier by boosting the rate of fire. The company suspended sales after bump stocks were used in the Las Vegas shooting in October. But now, days after another mass-shooting in Texas, Slide Fire has announced that it's accepting new orders for the controversial gun accessories.

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Conservative Media Portray Russia Developments As Unfair Attack On Trump

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Conservative media are reacting to the indictment of President Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort by downplaying Manafort's ties to the president.

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Boeing Competitors Teaming Up To Find A Way Around U.S. Tariffs

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Two of Boeing's biggest competitors are teaming up to find a way around U.S. tariffs. Europe's Airbus will form a partnership with Canada's Bombardier to manufacture mid-sized planes that seat 100 to 150 passengers. As part of the deal, Bombardier will move production to an Airbus facility in Mobile, Ala., thus avoiding the tariffs.

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How Bump Stocks Make Guns Fire Faster

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Police say the Las Vegas shooter had many bump stock devices. They're legal and widely available and enable semi-automatic weapons to fire similar to fully automatic weapons.

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Remembering Lisa Patterson, A Las Vegas Shooting Victim

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Lisa Patterson was a mom, who worked with her husband in the family's hardwood flooring business in Los Angeles. The couple, married for 30 years, often visited Las Vegan to have fun.

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The Big Life Of John Phippen, Who Died In Las Vegas

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

John Phippen was 56 years old, a handsome guy with gray hair and a mustache. He was at the music festival with his son Travis, an emergency medical technician, when they were both shot.

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Alaskans Among Victims Of Las Vegas Massacre

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Among the Las Vegas shooting victims were two from Alaska: Adrian Murfitt was a commercial fisherman and Dorene Anderson was a stay-at-home mom and a hockey fan.

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Senior Citizens Face Big Challenges In Preparing For Hurricanes

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Big storms like Harvey and Irma are terrifying to everyone in their path, but they can be especially hard for elderly people living alone. NPR takes a look at what to do if you're a senior citizen facing a natural disaster.

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