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9/20/21: The religious objection to getting the vaccine
Protests against New York's vaccine mandate for health care workers have centered on a religious exemption. What the religious objections to the COVID-19 vaccine actually are, and how the battle over them is playing out in the courts. Also: The U.S. extends the COVID-19 travel ban for Canadians, even though Americans have been able to enter Canada for almost two months.
9/17/21: Canadians ask, so why are we voting?
Canada votes in a national election Monday, but Canadians are struggling to figure out why it's needed. A conversation with a Canadian studies professor at SUNY Plattsburgh. Also: A perfect end-of-summer hike up Castle Rock in Blue Mountain Lake.
9/16/21: A family doctor on persuading the unvaccinated
Family doctors have become part of the front lines for trying to convince people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. One pediatrician says listening and compassion are key. Also: parents in Canton want their school to mandate the vaccine for teachers and staff.
9/15/21: 21,000 North Country residents don't have internet
Years after New York State promised universal broadband, a new report by the state Comptroller found one million New Yorkers, and 5% of the North Country, doesn't have access to high-speed internet. Also: Gov. Hochul orders a mask mandate at child care facilities.
9/14/21: A pandemic arrival to the Adirondacks makes it permanent
It's been a year and a half of remote working, and some pandemic arrivals to the North Country are returning back to their cities. But others are trying to stick it out, like one family in Wilmington. Also: Gov. Hochul has favorable ratings in a new poll, but also people don't know her that well.
9/13/21: The mental health of jurors
Jury duty is a foundation of our democracy. For jurors hearing cases about violent or abusive behavior, it can be traumatic. Also: some health care workers are protesting vaccine mandates, and some are even quitting their jobs.
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