Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Adirondack Events: Brian Mann and Ralph Nader

We hadn’t realized, but North Country Public Radio’s Brian Mann published his first book, Welcome to the Homeland: A Journey to the Rural Heart of Conservative America, last July. The books seeks to parse the divide between urban and rural life.

Howard Berkes, Rural Affairs Correspondent for National Public Radio has said that “Brian Mann has lived the rural life and the political divide that splits urban and rural places. It splits his own family. Mann shows that family harmony isn’t all that’s at stake in the urban-rural divide. The nation’s political future depends on this political and cultural gap. “Welcome to the Homeland” dives into the gap, and comes up with perspectives that just might surprise rural and urban folk who believe they already have each other pegged.”

Mann will be appearing at Rock Hill Cafe on Wednesday May 9th to talk, in the word’s of Rock Hill’s owner Matt “about politics, his book and various and sundry.” The event starts at 6:30 but an early arrival is suggested as seating is limited.

Also, Adirondack Progressives will again be hosting Ralph Nader, “world famous as a consumer advocate, a spoiler and a truth teller.” He will be giving a book signing for The Seventeen Traditions at Red Fox Books in Glens Falls on Friday, May 25th at 3pm. Nader will also be appearing at Glens Falls High School and will conduct a Q & A session of Q & A after the premiere of the movie, An Unreasonable Man, at Aimie’s Dinner and a Movie that same day.

More info as it becomes available.

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John Warren

John Warren has been exploring the woods and waters of the Adirondacks for almost 50 years. After a career as a print journalist and documentary television producer he founded Adirondack Almanack in 2005 and co-founded the geolocation services company Adirondack Atlas in 2015.

John remains active in traditional media. His Adirondack Outdoors Conditions Report can be heard Friday mornings across the region on the stations of North Country Public Radio and on 93.3 / 102.1 The Mix. Since 2008, John has been a media specialist on the staff of the New York State Writers Institute.

John is also a professional researcher and historian with a M.A. in Public History. He edits The New York History Blog and is the author of two books of regional history. As a Grant Consultant for the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, he has reviewed hundreds of historic roadside marker grant applications from around New York State for historical accuracy.




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