Brian Mann

Reporter for North Country Public Radio

Brian Mann appears in the following:

Pandemic Disrupts Illegal Drug Trade, Upending Both Product And Profits

Monday, May 25, 2020

The pandemic's disruption of international labor and transportation sectors has made it harder to produce and transport illegal drugs and to send profits back across national borders.


New York's Memorial Day Crowds Are Sparse, Despite Lifted Restrictions

Sunday, May 24, 2020

In upstate New York, where statewide restrictions on public gatherings were loosened, people ventured out for Memorial Day weekend activities. But the crowds still paled in comparison to past years.


In New York City, 2 Million Residents Face Food Insecurity, Officials Say

Thursday, May 21, 2020

"Before the coronavirus, we thought somewhere around a million people were food insecure and needed food," Mayor Bill de Blasio said. Now, 1 in 4 New Yorkers may be going hungry.


Nurses Left Vulnerable To COVID-19: 'We're Not Martyrs Sacrificing Our Lives'

Saturday, May 02, 2020

Many nurses say they've been fighting the coronavirus pandemic without proper safety equipment, and unions and professional groups are demanding change.


N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo Says President Trump Promised Help With Coronavirus Testing

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Cuomo said at their White House meeting Trump committed to procure more testing supplies from China and other overseas manufacturers. He said they agreed the Navy ship Comfort could leave New York.


Market And Business Ties Often Determine Where COVID-19 Supplies Go

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Under a collaboration between the Trump administration and major corporations, the marketplace and business ties often shape decisions about who gets life-saving equipment, and who has to wait.


Places Which Most Need Medical Equipment Often Forced To Buy On Open Market

Friday, April 10, 2020

The Trump administration has enlisted some of the biggest U.S. corporations to help boost the supply of medical equipment. But many of the supplies still aren't going where they're needed most.


New York Officials Say Ventilators Are Missing Piece Of Coronavirus Response

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Ventilators and other key supplies still are badly needed in New York, the state hardest hit by the COVID-19 virus so far. Social distancing may be slowing growth, but the worst is yet to come.


The Struggle To Keep Vulnerable Seniors Safe In A Large Coronavirus Cluster

Sunday, March 15, 2020

A new containment zone in New Rochelle, N.Y., is designed to slow the spread of coronavirus, but officials worry about it reaching seniors, especially those living in nursing homes.


How The Lack Of Coronavirus Test Kits Is Playing Out

Friday, March 13, 2020

Much of the responsibility to test for and respond to the coronavirus is at the state level. But states' capabilities vary and they face challenges.


U.S. Coronavirus Cases Are Reported Coast To Coast

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

New York has implemented a containment zone around New Rochelle, where coronavirus cases have been diagnosed. In Washington state, employees at 10 long-term care facilities have tested positive.


New York State Deploys National Guard To Manage Coronavirus In NYC Suburb

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

New York state is mobilizing the National Guard to help contain coronavirus in New Rochelle, N.Y. It will help enforce new restrictions on public gatherings and distribute food starting Thursday.


New York's New Power Balance Leaves GOP Leaders Raising The Idea Of Secession

Saturday, February 29, 2020

For the first time in state history, black Democratic politicians hold much of the power in Albany. Their agenda is sending shock waves through conservative white communities in upstate New York.


Over 20 State Attorneys General Reject $18 Billion Opioid Settlement Proposal

Friday, February 14, 2020

Efforts to reach a national opioid settlement hit another big snag as many states balked at an $18 billion offer from drug wholesalers.


Health Care Software Firm Fined $145M In Opioid Scheme With Drug Companies

Saturday, February 01, 2020

A health care company Practice Fusion agreed to pay a $145 million fine for taking kickbacks related to opioid prescriptions. Documents say the payoff was allegedly paid by the OxyContin maker.


Medicaid Expansion Costs Hit New York — And Other States Are Watching

Friday, January 24, 2020

Medicaid expansion is making people healthier. It's also costing states more than expected. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is scrambling to close a $6 billion deficit tied to Medicaid expansion.


Thousands Of Marchers Show Solidarity With New York's Jewish Community

Monday, January 06, 2020

The Brooklyn Bridge was the scene of Sunday's march against a recent spate of anti-Semitic incidents in New York. There have been high-profile acts of violence.


Thousands March In N.Y. After Anti-Semitic Attacks

Sunday, January 05, 2020

Thousands rallied in support of the Jewish community in New York City on Sunday after anti-Semitic attacks in the area.


Monsey's Jewish Community On Edge

Sunday, January 05, 2020

Only days after an attack on the home of a Hasidic rabbi in Monsey, N.Y., the community is worried about the recent spate of anti-Semitic incidents, as well as the threat of international terror.


'It's Getting Very Scary': Hasidic Jews Change Routines Amid Anti-Semitic Attacks

Friday, January 03, 2020

One family says that their distinctive dress makes them easy targets and that they are on guard even in their own Orthodox community in Brooklyn.