Brian Mann

Reporter for North Country Public Radio

Brian Mann appears in the following:

New York's Solitary Confinement Overhaul Gets Pushback From Union

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Several states across the U.S. are curbing their use of solitary confinements in prison. But in New York, corrections officers say it's a necessary tool to keep the guards and prisons safe.


Canadians Divided Over Flood Of Refugees

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Canada has extended a broad welcome to refugees from around the world, including those who left the U.S. after losing hope of gaining asylum. But now more Canadians say it's time to close the door.


Refugees Leave The U.S. In Hopes Of Better Treatment in Canada

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A surge of refugees is leaving America for Canada as they look for a more secure future. Refugees are quickly vetted by border agents and given access to shelter, health care and a work permit.


A Winter's Storm In March Means A Morning Skiing The Glades

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Glades are steep, wooded trails, sort of a cross between a cross-country route and the downhill slopes you find at groomed ski areas. For glade skiers, recent deep snow was a blast of winter joy.


Rural America Supported Trump But Will His Policies Support Them?

Monday, February 06, 2017

Donald Trump won the White House with huge backing from small town America and those who felt left behind. Now that he's president, can Trump help them for the next four years and beyond?


Mosque Shooting Inspires Support For Canada's Muslim Community

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Officials have arrested a university student in Quebec City and charged him with 11 counts of murder and attempted murder. Six people were shot to death while praying in a mosque Sunday night.


Quebec Mosque Attack Suspect Charged With Murder

Monday, January 30, 2017

Officials in Quebec have charged a 27-year-old university student in connection with the attack on a mosque that left six people dead and two others in grave condition.


Canadian Prime Minister Denounces Mosque Attack As Act Of Terrorism

Monday, January 30, 2017

Six people are dead and more hospitalized in killings at a mosque in Quebec City. Canada's prime minister called the attack an act of terrorism.


As Protests Emerge, Brothers Agree To Give Trump Administration A Chance

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Supporters of President Donald Trump talk about his first week in office — especially the executive orders he signed regarding immigration and refugees.


In New York, A Trump Supporter Eagerly Awaits Inauguration Day

Thursday, January 19, 2017

An enthusiastic Trump supporter in northern New York says he can't wait for the incoming president to find a replacement for Obamacare that provides health coverage for all Americans.


New York Village Says It's The Model For 'It's A Wonderful Life' Town

Friday, December 09, 2016

Residents of Seneca Falls, N.Y., are celebrating 70 years of Frank Capra's classic Christmas film. The town claims architectural and geographic similarities, and a scouting trip by the director.


In Upstate New York, A Refugee Haven Prepares For Trump Presidency

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Utica, N.Y., reshaped its culture and economy by opening the door to refugee immigrants. People in Utica are asking what happens to their experiment after President-elect Donald Trump takes office.


Utica, N.Y., Which Welcomes Refugees, Monitors Trump's Muslim Comments

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Utica has been shaped for decades by its policy of welcoming refugees. People there say the fear many Americans feel over new Muslim immigrants doesn't match their community.


Democrats Focus On Rural New York To Retake The U.S. House

Friday, October 28, 2016

For Democrats, the path to regaining the U.S. House runs through upstate New York. But a changing Democratic electorate in rural areas means it's a tough path.


Reports Of Prison Guard Brutality In New York Draw A Harsh Spotlight

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.


Modern Model Airplanes Blend Art, Aviation And Grown-Up Toys

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.


Catholic Church Groups Fight Bills To Revive Old Sex Abuse Cases

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.


A Short Dive Through Summer History In The Adirondacks

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.


Postcard From The Adirondacks: A Paddle And A Climb In The Wilds Of N.Y.

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.


A Beetle May Soon Strike Out Baseball's Famous Ash Bats

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.