Brian Mann

Reporter for North Country Public Radio

Brian Mann appears in the following:

Profile: Charles Rangel and the Drug Wars

Saturday, August 17, 2013

In March 1971, New York City faced a growing heroin epidemic. That year, Charles Rangel — then just 41 years old — was part of a delegation of newly-elected black congressman who won a closed-door meeting at the White House with President Richard Nixon.

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Fight Brews Over Who Will Pay To Clean Up Quebec Train Crash

Friday, July 26, 2013


New York Politicians Go Head To Head In The Wild

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Painful Recovery Begins In Lac-Megantic

Saturday, July 13, 2013


Residents Search For Answers After Deadly Train Explosion

Thursday, July 11, 2013


Quebec Braces For More Victims From Train Blast

Thursday, July 11, 2013


DOJ: Prison Inmate Population Shows Modest Decline

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Budget Cuts Could Compromise Safety At Overcrowded Prisons

Thursday, February 28, 2013


Prison Time: 40 Years of Rockefeller Drug Laws

Friday, January 25, 2013

Forty years ago this month, New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller launched his campaign for what came to be known as the Rockefeller drug laws

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Amid Budget Squeeze, N.Y. Sells Nursing Homes

Thursday, August 16, 2012

In upstate New York, county officials are scrambling to sell off nursing homes that have been taxpayer-funded for generations. Horace Nye Nursing Home in Elizabethtown, N.Y., was part...


Post-Irene Cleanup May Damage Environment

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Towns and villages in Vermont and upstate New York are beginning to recover from Tropical Storm Irene. But scientists say the widespread chemical and sewage spills, and the cleanup'...

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Prison Towns Worry Closures Could Upend Communities

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to shutter as many as 10 prisons statewide in order to cut costs, but officials in the primarily upstate New York communities that house correctional facilities are concerned about job loss.

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Voting Around: Regional Round-Up

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Lawrence Levy, executive director of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University talks about the Long Island races, and Mike Kelly, columnist at The Record of New Jersey, is watching four key races in New Jersey.  Then Brian Mann, reporter and Adirondack bureau chief for North Country Public Radio reports from the New York State perspective, and John Dankowsky, news director at WNPR and host of Where We Live, discusses Connecticut.   

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Assessing GOP Wins in NJ and VA, Loss in NY-23

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Despite President Obama’s repeated appearances on the campaign trail, Democrats lost both of the gubernatorial elections up for grabs yesterday. Does this mean that the president has ...


Politics and Strange Bedfellows in Upstate New York

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

It is voting day across the country, but a surprising amount of national attention has been focused on a special election in New York's 23rd Congressional District. The NRCC, Newt Gin...

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Fingers to the Wind: Off-Year Elections in NY, NJ, VA

Monday, November 02, 2009

Tomorrow will bring three off-year elections that have garnered national attention: New Jersey and Virginia will elect governors, and a special election – which grew more special over...

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Scientists Create Genetic Record of Threatened Bat Colonies

Sunday, March 08, 2009

A mysterious ailment called “White-nose syndrome” continues to decimate bat populations across the Northeast. So scientists have begun collecting tissue from infected caves, creating a genetic record of bat colonies that could vanish completely. As part of a collaboration with Northeast stations, Brian Mann of ...

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Upstate Congresswoman Chosen for Clinton's Senate Seat

Friday, January 23, 2009

Governor David Paterson has picked Democratic U.S. Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand to fill New York's vacant U.S. Senate seat. Joining us now for more on Paterson's choice is Brian Mann of North Country Public Radio.