Conversations with legislative candidates Bunstone, Morgan, MacKinnon, Ortmeyer, Parker on cable tv
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 2:55 pm

“North Country Matters Presents: Conversation with Candidates” continues on Potsdam and Canton-area cable channel 30 tonight, Thursday, Friday and Sunday with more interviews of candidates in local races.

On Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 13 and 14, conversations with Democratic county legislature District 10 candidate Jim Bunstone and Republican candidate for Canton Town Council Michael Morgan will be on at 10 and 10:30 p.m. respectively each night.

On Friday, Oct. 15, talks with Republican District 4 County Legislator Alexander MacKinnon of Fowler and District 10 Republican candidate Karl T. Ortmeyer of Potsdam begin at 10 p.m.

On Sunday, Oct. 17, all of those conversations will be shown starting at 11 a.m., along with previously presented conversations with 118th District Assemblywoman Addie Russell, District 11 legislature candidate Republican Dan Parker from Potsdam.

The segments are also on YouTube. The Addie Russell talk is at You can view Dan Parker's talk at The Jim Bunstone talk link is And the Mike Morgan talk link is The others will be added early next week.

Remaining conversations are with Pat Turbett, candidate SLC District 10 and David Forsythe, candidate for the 118th Assembly on Oct. 22, followed by Gavin Regan, SLC District 11, and Russell Finley, SLC District 8, on Oct. 29.

The civic partners for the conversations are AAUW-St. Lawrence County and AAUW-Jefferson County, the League of Women Voters of St. Lawrence County, North Country Public Radio (NCPR), the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, WPBS-TV, the North Country Region of NYS-PTA, and the Center for Excellence in Communication at Clarkson University.

The partners say the conversations are an exercise in civic and civil engagement to restore our political process, which has become dominated by big money, special interest organizations and the political parties who have swamped our system beneath a tidal wave of money, pressure, advertising, and political calculation designed to manipulate rather than inform voters.