Brian Mann

Reporter for North Country Public Radio

Brian Mann appears in the following:

Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. are surging

Saturday, May 14, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new data this week showing drug overdoses killed more than 107,000 people last year.


The Russia-Ukraine war is taking a dramatic toll on children

Thursday, May 05, 2022

Children in Ukraine are among the most at risk as Russia's army continues to attack with ground troops and artillery. We hear from young people living near the front lines.


What it's like living in Ukraine's warzone

Sunday, May 01, 2022

Ukraine's army is slowing Russia's invasion to a crawl, but there is still heavy fighting in the south. For those living there, the war has started to feel like a deadly kind of normal.


Ukrainians debate the future of Russian identity and culture within their society

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

People in the Ukrainian city of Odesa are considering how their deep Russian heritage can fit into Ukraine's national identity. Some want Russian monuments and cultural markers removed.


Blinken and Austin's trip to Kyiv demonstrates the U.S. supports Ukraine

Monday, April 25, 2022

The Biden administration is promising Ukraine more military aid and money. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin traveled to Kyiv to meet with President Zelenskyy.


Civilians in southern Ukraine are trying to get away from the assault in Mykolaiv

Friday, April 22, 2022

Ukrainian soldiers are still hanging on in Mariupol while the country waits for more weapons from the U.S. In the southern port city of Mykolaiv, residents are fleeing the Russian attacks.


Russia is strangling one of Ukraine's most important ports

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Odesa's port was a lifeline for Ukraine and a key player in global supply chains. Now, Russia's invasion and a blockade in the Black Sea have the city in a stranglehold.


Ukraine has been preparing to face Russia's expected offensive. Is it ready?

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Russia has begun military operations that are expected to lead to a massive offensive. Ukraine has had weeks to prepare.


Russian officials have said a major offensive is coming

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Russian officials say they've begun a new phase of their invasion of Ukraine. Ukrainian officials report fierce clashes across a wide front in the east and south.


Ukrainian civilians living close to the frontlines say they feel trapped

Monday, April 18, 2022

Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians are still living close to the front lines as Russia readies another offensive. Here's how people are surviving in the city of Mykoliav.


Russia hammers Mariupol, telling Ukraine to surrender to avoid more death

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Russia has given Ukrainian soldiers in Mariupol a chance to surrender as they close in on the port city. Meanwhile, Russia is intensifying rocket attacks elsewhere in Ukraine.


Ukraine says Russia has used long-range bombers for the 1st time

Friday, April 15, 2022

Fighting continues in the besieged port city of Mariupol, where Ukraine says Russia used long-range bombers for the first time.


A key warship in Russia's fleet was severely damaged. Ukraine claims responsibility

Thursday, April 14, 2022

The Moskva has been heavily damaged and its crew evacuated. The ship is the same one whose crew ordered Ukrainian troops on Snake Island to surrender — a demand that was met with profanity.


Russian warship is damaged but Ukraine and Russia offer different explanations

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Ukraine says a Russian warship in the Black Sea has been "seriously damaged" by a Ukrainian missile attack. Russia's Ministry of Defense tells a different story.


Young ballerinas from Kharkiv are now among millions displaced by Ukraine's war

Thursday, April 14, 2022

At Christmas, they performed The Nutcracker. As Easter approaches, they and their mom are among millions who've been scattered by violence, separated from their old lives, facing an uncertain future.


Russia calls peace talks 'a dead end' as it preps a new offensive in eastern Ukraine

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

The upcoming offensive from Russia is expected to be much more focused and much more bloody, and that raises questions about Ukraine's ability to withstand the next phase of war.


Wealthy companies are shielding themselves from lawsuits using a bankruptcy strategy

Thursday, April 07, 2022

Wealthy corporations and individuals accused of wrongdoing are using bankruptcy courts to block lawsuits. The Justice Department and members of Congress are pushing back against the legal strategy.


Rich companies are using a quiet tactic to block lawsuits: bankruptcy

Saturday, April 02, 2022

Companies that aren't bankrupt are using controversial maneuvers in U.S. bankruptcy court to block tens of thousands of suits. A woman suing Johnson & Johnson died while her case was in legal limbo.


Companies are using bankruptcy courts to thwart lawsuits

Thursday, March 31, 2022

More and more wealthy companies and individuals, accused of wrongdoing, are turning to bankruptcy courts to block lawsuits — a practice that's raising alarms with the U.S. Justice Department.


Some companies are using bankruptcy courts to block lawsuits

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

J&J used a complex bankruptcy maneuver to delay thousands of lawsuits linked to asbestos contamination in its baby powder. One woman suing the company died while her case was in legal limbo.