Feb 26, 2013 — The days are lengthening, but there's still plenty to see in the night sky. St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue joins Todd Moe to talk about the Snow Moon, the meteor that landed in Russia and Comet Panstarrs on the horizon. Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Jul 10, 2012 — In our occasional series, Moving the World, we meet people who share their skills, expertise and resources with communities around the globe. Ricky Richard Anywar has survived his share of trouble. At 14, he was abducted by Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda and forced into slavery as a child soldier. His family was killed by the LRA. But Anywar escaped two years later. Despite what he calls an "interrupted childhood," he earned a college degree. That led to work with the Ugandan Ministry of Education. For more than 10 years he has worked to give back to his native Uganda by empowering and reintegrating former child soldiers.
Anywar is founder and executive director of "Friends of Orphans," or FRO, which pays the school fees for former child soldiers and young mothers. It runs vocational programs, counseling groups, and HIV/AIDS clinics. Clarkson University is working with FRO to help establish a community-based radio station. A group of Clarkson business students visited Uganda and the site for the proposed radio station in May.
Todd Moe spoke with Ricky Richard Anywar last week during his visit to Clarkson. He was on campus to speak to students and faculty about rebuilding war-ravaged northern Uganda. Go to full article
Paul Smiths, NY, Sep 27, 2011 — In our occasional series, Moving the World, we meet North Country people who take their skills, expertise and resources to share with communities around the globe. ... Go to full article
Madrid, NY, Jul 26, 2011 — Our occasional series, "Moving the World" continues with a conversation with two St. Lawrence county men who are producing a documentary about water relief in Uganda. ... Go to full article
May 25, 2011 — Our Moving the World series continues as we talk with a Canton man who volunteers with the U.S. Agency for International Development. Alan Leo recently returned from... Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Mar 16, 2011 — There's a new school building in a small community in Ethiopia thanks to the work of three SUNY-Potsdam alumni. Alex and Kayla French and their friend Daniel Smith raised... Go to full article
Feb 02, 2011 — Although it's just 90 miles from Florida, Cuba maintains closer diplomatic relations with Canada than the United States. Today, about half of Cuba's tourists are sun-starved... Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Sep 09, 2010 — A SUNY Potsdam alumnus successfully raised $20,000 this year to help build a school in a small east African community. Alex French travels back to Gembeltu, Ethiopia this... Go to full article