Potsdam television show to focus on St. Lawrence Leadership Institution
Monday, March 3, 2014 - 8:50 am

POTSDAM -- The St. Lawrence Leadership Institute is the next topic looked at by North Country Matters, the local video public affairs magazine produced at WCKN, at 7:30 pm on March 3 and 4.

The board president, Pat McKeown sat down with AAUW’s Donna Seymour and Bess Kirnie, a former SLLI graduate and current board member, to talk about the history of the project, what it works to accomplish, and how to apply to become a 2014-15 class member.

The St. Lawrence Leadership Institute is an apolitical, not-for-profit organization based in Canton. Its mission is to foster the development of emerging and existing leaders for the advancement of St. Lawrence County and its communities. The direct YouTube link is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngym4RePIu0.

The second show airing at 8 p.m. both nights is a conversation about suicide prevention and awareness. Bess Kirnie spoke with Mary Jones, the Director of Family Support Services, Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley. They talked about the tragedy of suicide and how it affects the North Country.

Jones has been a driving force behind the Suicide Awareness Coalition in the St. Lawrence Valley to address these issues in families, schools and communities. The YouTube link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq6tUOKw7cA.

In addition to local broadcasts, the shows are also available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/danieledullea. Check the websites for AAUW-St. Lawrence County (http://www.northnet.org/stlawrenceaauw/index.html) and the League of Women Voters of St. Lawrence County (http://slc-leaguewv.org/) for specific program links as they become available.