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  • Alvvays are a pop-rock band from Toronto, Ontario in Canada who have been releasing records for nearly a decade. Their most recent album, Blue Rev, turned up near the top of a lot of Best-Of-The-Year lists last year — ours included — and they’ll be playing at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA this Saturday September 2. Will Hermes speaks with Alvvays frontwoman and songwriter, Molly Rankin.
  • State Assemblyman D. Billy Jones recently hosted the Consulate General of Canada in New York to discuss the cross-border relationship and economy.
  • Russell Banks, an award-winning fiction writer who rooted such novels as “Affliction” and “The Sweet Hereafter” in the wintry, rural communities of his native north-east has died. He was 82. We were fortunate to speak with Banks many times about his work - most recently in 2021 when his novel "Foregone" was released. We re-share interview today, in memoriam.
  • Canada’s election season is coming up with the first major shakeup being the election of a “Freedom Convoy” sympathizer as the head of the Conservatives. Pierre Poilievre is an MP from Greely, Ontario, and currently serves as the shadow minister for transportation. He espouses many Trump-like views with some diversions from the typical Trump message. He is someone who reaches out to the “left behinds” which is very similar to Mr. Trump, but he has apparently a more pragmatic view about attracting immigrants to Canada as they are a key labor source, and he has shied away from courting social conservatives like the Campaign Life Coalition, which is a Canadian based anti-abortion group. This creates a contrast to Mr. Trudeau, and given the coverage which the Freedom Convoy achieved, this may well tighten-up the race. So far, I have seen no polling, but I suspect that that will begin to happen in the next several weeks.
  • The province of Quebec, which borders northern New York, has announced a series of partial lockdown measures after COVID-19 cases doubled in less than a week.
  • Earlier this month, Canadian officials announced that on August 9th fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents will be allowed to enter the…
  • Russell Banks, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, joins us this week to discuss his new novel, “Foregone.” In the novel we meet Canadian-American…
  • During the summer of 1776, just three days after patriots declared independence from Britain, an enemy invasion from Canada loomed. "Valcour: The 1776…
  • Northern New York relies on its relationship with Canada.In today’s Congressional Corner, NY-21 Democratic candidate Tedra Cobb wraps up her conversation…
  • Last week, we spoke with SUNY Plattsburgh’s Director of Canadian Studies about the Canadian national elections, which had just launched. A few days later,…