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01-10-2002

Clarkson Prof Doheny-farina On National Public Radio Next Week

Clarkson University Professor Stephen Doheny-Farina will be interviewed on the National Public Radio program "Living on Earth," which airs nationally next week.

Doheny-Farina will speak about his book The Grid and the Village: Losing Electricity, Finding Communities, Surviving Disaster.

The ice storm really revealed to us a vibrant network of community ties that I think most people had thought maybe had withered away. But it was still there, and it was energized, as the power grid became de-energized, said Doheny-Farina in an excerpt from next week's program.

In The Grid and the Village: Losing Electricity, Finding Communities, Surviving Disaster (ISBN 0-300-08977-5,Yale University Press, 240 pp., $26.95) Doheny-Farina chronicles the story of Potsdam during the January 1998 ice storm that knocked out power grids for more than two weeks in New York, New England and eastern Canada. He examines how the community, when faced with the loss of electronic communications on which we have come to depend as a society, rediscovered face-to-face interaction and renewed the bonds of neighborhoods.

Doheny-Farina's book is available locally at the University Bookstore in Potsdam and the Brewer Bookstore at St. Lawrence University in Canton.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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