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Special Reports: 2007

Summer of Love
Audio Slideshow:
Nathan Farb's Summer of Love
Adirondack photographer Nathan Farb first started using a camera in a unique time and place, the summer of 1967 in New York's Lower East Side. Farb has collected his photos from that time in a new book project, Summer of Love: A Photographer's Journal. Brian Mann reports.
heather root
Slideshow:
Tiffany windows at Trinity Church, Potsdam NY
Windows dating from the 1880s to the 1920s at this historic sandstone Episcopal church in Potsdam, New York were produced by the famed Tiffany Studio of New York City.
heather root
Audio Slideshow:
New book celebrates trees at Ottawa’s arboretum
Lucy Martin spoke with the co-authors of For the Love of Trees at the edge of the Ottawa Arboretum that is featured in this new photo book.
Follensby Auction
Audio Slideshow:
Historic Follensby auction draws hundreds to Tupper Lake
In Tupper Lake, more than four hundred buyers turned out for the sale of antiques and other treasures from Follensby Park, one of the Adirondacks' most extravagant, private great camps. Brian Mann joined the crowd.
heather root
Audio Slideshow:
Lifting giant windmills into the sky
Noble Environmental Power has is erecting 122 wind turbines in an energy park in western Clinton County. David Sommerstein was there as turbine #6 went up.
Beekeeper
Audio Slideshow:
Beekeepers facing new challenges
Lucy Martin visits with Ontario beekeeper Terry McEvoy and talks about colony collapse disorder and other apiary ailments that raise concerns about the food supply.
Lock Wheel
Audio Slideshow:
Canada's Rideau Canal hits 175th anniversary
The Rideau Canal is a manmade waterway connecting Kingston to Ottawa. Lucy Martin was in scenic Merrickville for one of the year’s many 175th anniversary celebrations.
Watson's Mill
Slideshow:
Sens fans rally for Stanley Cup
Thousands of Stanley Cup-thirsty Senators fans took over Festival Plaza at City Hall in Ottawa for a lunchtime rally in May 2007. Lucy Martin joined the jubilant crowd.
Mann brothers
Audio Slideshow:
Brothers cross the political divide
It isn't just about red states and blue states or the balance of power in Congress. America's rift can be far more intimate, dividing communities and families. In his book Welcome to the Homeland, Brian Mann tells the story of searching for common ground with his more conservative brother Allen.

Award-Winning News

2006-2007:

Rugby Brings Elegant Violence to the Adirondacks, Brian Mann
2007 National Edward R. Murrow Award, Sports Reporting
2007 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, Sports Reporting
Radio and Television News Directors Association

Forestport Poker Run, Gregory Warner
2007 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, Feature Reporting
Radio and Television News Directors Association

Latinos on the Farm, David Sommerstein
2007 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, Investigative Reporting
Radio and Television News Directors Association

Farmers on the wrong side of the law, David Sommerstein
2007 First Place, Best News Feature
Public Radio News Directors Inc.

Faith Across Barriers, Brian Mann and Gregory Warner
2007 First Place, Continuing Coverage
Public Radio News Directors Inc.

Creationism vs. Evolution in the Classroom, Brian Mann
2006-07 First Place, Best News Special/Documentary
New York State Associated Press

A Year on the Farm, David Sommerstein
2006-07 First Place, Best News Series
New York State Associated Press
2007 First Place, Best News Series
Public Radio News Directors Inc.
2006-07 Harold L. "Cap" Creal Journalism Award
New York State Agricultural Society

The sound of corn growing, David Sommerstein
2007 Second Place, Writing
Public Radio News Directors Inc.

The Biofuel Economy, Gregory Warner
2006-07 Special Mention, Best News Series
New York State Associated Press

Wind Power, David Sommerstein, NCPR News Department
2006-07 Special Mention, Best Continuing News Coverage
New York State Associated Press
2007 Second Place, Continuing Coverage
Public Radio News Directors Inc.

Faith Healing, Under the Tent, Gregory Warner
2006-07 Special Mention, Best Feature
New York State Associated Press

Food for the Stomach, and Spirit, David Sommerstein
2006-07 Special Mention, Best Feature
New York State Associated Press

Star Trek's Bold New Frontier, Brian Mann
2006-07 Special Mention, General Excellence in Use of Medium
New York State Associated Press