North Country Matters to focus on women sports equality in publicly funded schools
Friday, January 31, 2014 - 2:34 pm

North Country Matters airs a public policy event with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held on Jan. 23 in Watertown as one of the first NCM shows of the year broadcast on Feb. 3-4 on WCKN, Time Warner Digital Channel 30. Speakers include Donna Seymour, the AAUW-NYS Public Policy vice president, Senator Gillibrand, Carole McCoy, president of Jefferson Community College, Potsdam resident Susan Rice, and JCC Student Government representative Alyssa F. McKenzie-Chery. The event focused on the need for Paid Family Leave Insurance.

POTSDAM -- North Country Matters first new show of the year examines Title IX in public schools on Feb. 3-4 at 7:30 p.m.

Potsdam’s Donna Seymour, the AAUW-NYS Public Policy vice president and a member of the St. Lawrence County Branch, sat down with St. Lawrence Lewis-BOCES administrator Carl Normadin, the Section 10 Athletic Coordinator, for a wide-ranging discussion of Title IX.

The Title IX show airs on WCKN, Time Warner Digital Channel 30, following the Peak Moment TV episode.

The second show is the video from an event by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand that took place in Watertown on Jan. 23 at Jefferson Community College. Clarkson Communication student Paige R. Smith, an AAUW Intern this semester, videoed the meeting and prepared it for broadcast.

Senator Gillibrand rolled out the Paid Family Leave Insurance portion of her Women’s Economic Agenda, a five point plan to improve the economic security of women and their families. Speaking in support of the proposal were several North Country residents: JCC Student Government representative Alyssa F. McKenzie-Chery, Watertown, and Potsdam’s Susan Rice and Donna Seymour, who shared personal stories.

In addition to local broadcasts, the shows are also available at

Check the websites for AAUW-St. Lawrence County ( and the League of Women Voters of St. Lawrence County ( for specific program links as they become available.