Brian Mann

Reporter for North Country Public Radio

Brian Mann appears in the following:

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.


Green Party Finds Some Traction In Upstate New York

Monday, July 04, 2016

In a mill town on the Hudson River about an hour north of Albany, the Green Party is gaining some traction, fielding candidates for Congress and the state Assembly and Senate.


Assault Rifle Bans Find Life On State Level

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Semiautomatic rifles like the AR-15 and SIG Sauer MCX, which was used in the Orlando shooting, are no longer banned nationally. States, though, are finding success in passing laws restricting them.


1 Year After New York Prison Break, What Went Wrong At Dannemora?

Sunday, June 05, 2016

A year ago, two murderers escaped from a maximum security prison in New York. Today, questions about the troubled prison system remain, with accusations of mismanagement and violence by prison guards.


Presidential Candidates Await Results Of New York Contests

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The presidential candidates await results in the New York primaries. NPR has the latest on what we know so far about the results.


Democratic Candidates Battle Over Key Districts In Upstate New York

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

With the New York primary underway, NPR checks in with a reporter in far upstate New York to see what voters there are thinking on this primary day.


Impassioned Sanders Supporters Reach Upstate NY With DIY Activism

Saturday, April 16, 2016

As Bernie Sanders races for the Democratic nomination in New York, he's relying on enthusiastic volunteers to run a campaign on their own dime and time in parts of the state he's not able to reach.


Unable To Compete On Price, Nuclear Power On The Decline In The U.S.

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Nuclear power is carbon-free and remains the source of about 20 percent of U.S. electricity. But natural gas, wind and solar are often cheaper, and unprofitable reactors are being shut down.


In Upstate New York, Lack Of Snow Creates A Paradise For Nordic Skaters

Monday, March 07, 2016

The lack of snow in upstate New York has created a paradise for skaters — most specifically, Nordic skaters. It is a little-known sport in the U.S., involving long blades designed to ...


It's Been A Brutal Season For Winter Tourism In The Northeast

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Big fluctuations in temperature and a shortage of snow for ski areas has hit the area hard. In New York's Adirondack Mountains, businesses are hurting and workers are losing their jobs.


Environmentalists Say 'Threatened' Status For Bats Not Enough

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Northern long-eared bats were listed as a "threatened" species this week after being ravaged by a disease that has killed millions of bats. Some environmentalists say the protection is not enough.


Along Missouri's Waterways, Flooding Brings 'Total Devastation'

Saturday, January 02, 2016

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New York Officials Announce Reforms To Solitary Confinement In Prisons

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

More than a thousand inmates will be released from solitary confinement under a deal made public in New York. State officials have agreed to reform the way prisoners are sent to isolation cells.