NCPR Executive Council meeting Monday, August 16th at 1:00 pm
by Bill Haenel on August 5th, 2021
The next meeting of the North Country Public Radio Executive Council will take place Monday, August 16th at 1:00 pm.
The meeting is open to the public by Zoom virtual conferencing. To receive the Zoom link, or to share comments with the Council, please email email@example.com by 9 AM on August 16th. Please include the subject line “EC Meeting.”
Members of the NCPR Executive Council:
- Robert Keller, Boonville, NY (Chair)
- Ann Adams, Dekalb Junction, NY (Board Secretary)
- Peter Anderson, Potsdam, NY
- Cali Brooks, Lake Placid, NY
- Linda Cohen, Old Forge, NY (Immediate past chair/ex-officio)
- Mark Dzwonczyk, Nicholville, NY
- Mike Erickson, Brant Lake, NY
- Margo Ernst, North Hudson, NY
- Rich Frost, Plattsburgh, NY
- Andy Gustafson, Old Forge, NY
- Hannah Hanford, Saranac Lake, NY
- James Howard, Morrisonville, NY
- Allen McAvoy, Kingston, ONT
- Alan McLeod, Kingston, ONT
- Stephen Meier, Queensbury, NY
- Christopher Robinson, Potsdam, NY
- Julia Kaplan Toce, Thousand Islands Park, NY (Vice Chair)
Ex-officio members representing license holder St. Lawrence University
- Paul Redfern, Canton, NY
- Marion Roach Smith, Troy, NY
The governing board of North Country Public Radio is the Board of Trustees of St. Lawrence University.
Mitch Teich told me that this group would be contacting me soon. That was weeks ago. I’d contact you directly but there is no contact information for the members of this board. This is inconsistent with your statement about wanting input from the general public. NCPR has many problems but what pops up to the top of the list in my mind is that it’s more interested in fund raising than anything else. Being a mouthpiece for the Democratic party is. Another recent example is your coverage of these accusations of sexual harassment against Cuomo. The evidence is true is that no mention is being made of the fact that the NYS AG was elected on the Working Families ticket We all know news is edited by omission. This editing decision is consistent with this false a paradigm widely circulating that there are differences between Republicans and Democrats that will be of real value to the general public. These patterns reveal a form of cronyism, and is in violation NPR’s articles of incorporation.
The NCPR Executive Council will convene its meeting on August 16. Last spring, outgoing SLU president William L. Fox called us to an “imperative of caring”. He was urging us all to do more, as individuals, as institutions and as a community.
I can think of no better way for NCPR and SLU to honor that “imperative of caring” than by utilizing the wonderful broadcasting resources and the highly skilled personnel of NCPR to provide your diverse and isolated listeners, i.e. the residents and visitors of our Adirondack north country region, with a welcoming forum. Give us a friendly place where we can share our thoughts and rediscover each other as neighbors, and as part of one community where we may come to see each other – not as enemies, but as friends – regardless of our differences.
America needs this, The north country needs this. Will you do it?