Brian Mann

Reporter for North Country Public Radio

Brian Mann appears in the following:

In the 'gray zone' outside Kherson, Ukraine's soldiers pay a terrible price

Saturday, August 06, 2022

Ukrainian officials have vowed to retake the strategic city of Kherson. But the battlefield "gray zone," spanning more than 100 miles, is confusing — and danger can come in many forms.

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A young officer hopes to turn the tide of war, as Ukraine fights to retake a key city

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

A 29-year-old battalion commander is leading 600 men, fighting in Ukraine's counteroffensive near Kherson. "This is war," Col. Serhiy Shatalov says. "You cannot predict nothing, absolutely nothing."

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Ukraine's army is waging its 1st major offensive against Russia to retake Kherson

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Could Ukraine's army retake the strategic southern city of Kherson? Officers and soldiers near the front line say the counter-offensive is already underway.

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Ukraine's army faces a big test in the war: trying to retake the city of Kherson

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

A 29-year-old battalion commander is helping lead Ukraine's counteroffensive near Kherson. He says the fight is costly but his troops have already won ground.

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Ukrainian officials fired after probe shows their workers collaborated with Russia

Monday, July 18, 2022

President Zelensky on Sunday abruptly fired two top officials — the spy chief and the top prosecutor — after an investigation found dozens of employees in those departments collaborated with Russia.

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Russian missile attack in Ukraine leaves at least 24 dead, including 4-year-old

Saturday, July 16, 2022

This week's violence produced another tragic symbol of Ukraine's resistance to Russia. Images of a young girl who died in a missile strike have galvanized anger and strengthened resolve.

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Updates from Vinnitsyia, Ukraine after a deadly rocket attack

Friday, July 15, 2022

US officials say there's also growing evidence Russia is forcibly relocating hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians from territory they've captured.

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A Russian strike on a humanitarian hub is part of a pattern, Ukrainian officials say

Thursday, July 14, 2022

More than 20 people were killed when Russian missiles hit several buildings in Vinnytsia, a central city that has become a major logistical hub for humanitarian aid and military operations.

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A sunrise trek to a fire tower in N.Y.'s Adirondack Mountains

Sunday, July 10, 2022

An NPR reporter takes an early mountain trip up one of New York's Adirondack mountains. (This piece originally aired July 6, 2022, on All Things Considered.)

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A sunrise trek to a mountain fire tower

Sunday, July 10, 2022

For decades, the fire towers in New York's Adirondack Mountains defended the wilderness against fires. The soaring structures offer a vantage point high above summits to take in beautiful sunrises.

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A mountain tower in the Adirondacks lets visitors see more than wildfires

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

For decades, the fire towers in New York's Adirondack Mountains defended the wilderness against fires. The soaring structures offer a vantage point high above summits to take in beautiful sunrises.

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Federal judge sides with 3 major drug distributors in a landmark opioid lawsuit

Tuesday, July 05, 2022

In the West Virginia case, the federal judge ruled that three drug distributors are not responsible for paying to clean up the addiction crisis. It's a major victory for the drug industry.

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Russia is facing a huge geopolitical price for its invasion of Ukraine

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Russia has won significant ground on the battlefield in eastern Ukraine but a growing number of experts say the growing costs to Moscow's military, economy and stature far outweigh the gains.

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Military women react to Dobbs decision

Monday, June 27, 2022

Military women say the end of legal abortion in many of the states where they are ordered to serve will lead to devastating choices for active duty service members and spouses.

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The Supreme Court strikes down N.Y. law that restricts concealed carrying of guns

Friday, June 24, 2022

The Supreme Court ruling that negates New York's concealed weapons law has divided the state. Some say it will endanger more people, others applaud the court's support of Second Amendment rights.

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Audio postcard: Spending a day on a forest path in the Silh River valley

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

It's tradition in Switzerland to follow "wander" trails. We hear what it's like to walk along a gorgeous river valley in the hills above Zurich.

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White House pushes strategy to slow overdoses as street drugs grow more deadly

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

The Biden administration says it has a plan to curb fatal overdoses by 13% by 2025. But as more synthetic opioids reach the U.S., there's skepticism interdiction can slow the flow of deadly drugs.

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New York and Tennessee have starkly different plans to curb gun violence

Monday, June 06, 2022

While New York's governor has toughened gun laws in a bill signing, Tennessee's governor is focusing on "hardening" schools — showing how differently states are addressing gun violence.

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Ukraine agonizes over Russian culture and language in its social fabric

Thursday, June 02, 2022

A third of Ukrainians have called Russian their mother tongue. Russian statues and cultural markers abound. Are these influences inherently toxic? The war is prompting emotional conversations.

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To fight the opioid crisis, Canada tests decriminalizing possession

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

Overdose deaths have risen sharply across Canada in the past five years, with deaths linked to fentanyl doubling. Officials hope decriminalization will make more users willing to seek medical care.

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