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Audio Series
StoryCorps in the North Country: North Country residents have shared their stories with this national oral history project during visits to the region in 2006 and in 2008.
Audio Series
Looking for the North Country
NCPR and TAUNY, Traditional Arts of Upstate New York, spent October 2000 exploring the place, the people and the culture we call the North Country.
Country Schoolhouse
Audio Play:
No Bigger Than a Piano Box: a North Country Schoolhouse in 1893
By historian Betsy Kepes. Based on the 1893 diary of a North Country schoolteacher. A Women's History Month special. Teacher's guide and CD available.
Audio Slideshow:
Finding the North Country
A new exhibit at TAUNY (Traditional Arts in Upstate New York) tells the story of North Country life with pictures. Finding the North Country: Stories of Local Life Through Photographs revisits the theme of North Country identity explored in the 2000 radio collaboration "Looking for the North Country." The photographs will remain on display through November 25, 2006.
Multimedia Series
Meet the Masters of North Country Folklife
Profiling people who have mastered and conserved a variety of family and community traditions over several generations in the North Country and who actively practice them today. Together, they exemplify a living history of our North Country and a way of life otherwise often difficult to explain. An ongoing project of Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY).
Audio Series
Living North Country: Essays on Life and Landscapes in Northern New York, edited by Neal Burdick and Natalia Singer at St. Lawrence University, recently became available in bookstores. We invited several of the contributing authors into the NCPR studio to record excerpts in their own voices.
Writing Contest
The Writing Contest for Young and Adult Writers
The Adirondack Center for Writing and North Country Public Radio offer a literature award to regional writers. The Writing Contest is held biennially. We will offer prizes in two genres per session; this year (2005-2006) the genres are nature writing and memoir.
Audio Novel
Eben Holden: A Tale of the North Country
This three-hour NCPR production of Irving Bacheller's timeless tale of the North Country, the 1900 bestseller Eben Holden, features many local voices and talents.

Murrow Overall Excellence 2014

RTDNA 2014 North Country Pubic Radio - overall excellence
Audio rundown:

00:00 - Train tanker cars that exploded in Lac Megantic "inadequate" - 10-01-2013 - full hard news feature - also part of our continuing coverage submission

08:34 - Should an AK-47 be legal? Listen for yourself - 01-31-2013 - full hard news feature- also in newscast submission

13:58 - Food, politics, and The Big Four at Farm Aid - 09-23-2013 - edited soft feature -

21:08 - Why do we elect a coroner, anyway? - 10-31-2013 - full news feature - local election coverage

25:19 - Heard Up North: the guy who painted the Thousand Islands Bridge - 04-03-2013 - Heard Up Norths are an ongoing series of slice-of-life mini-features

27:19 - Dying inmates in NY struggle to get home - 11-07-2013 - full investigative feature (part of Prison Time Media Project)

36:16 - daily newscast, 8 O'clock Hour - 01-31-2013 (16:33)  Go to full article
Film maker Doyle Dean will help tranform the blizzard dance... Photo: David Sommerstein

Listen: In Canton, modern dancing in a blizzard

You never know what you're going to find in a snowstorm. David Sommerstein was cross-country skiing on the St. Lawrence University last week in blizzard conditions, when he came across five students prancing around in bright blue full-body spandex suits. They looked like speed-skaters. But they were students filming a dance in the fluffy snow.

Kerri Canedy is a dance professor and Jennette Tario is a senior at St. Lawrence University.  Go to full article
Singer-songwriter Mikaela Davis in our Canton studio.

Listen: singer-songwriter-harpist

Yesterday, singer-songwriter Mikaela Davis came to our studios for a brief recording session. Davis has an unusual set up: instead of singing over the standard acoustic guitar, her instrument is a harp. Here's some sound of the artist setting up.  Go to full article
Nighttime in Algonquin Park. Photo: <a href="">abuakel</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Listen: Wolf howl sound check

You just heard a public wolf howl at Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario. But that event can only take place if park naturalists actually hear wolves the night before,...  Go to full article
Trainees work on an MQ-9 Reaper at the Hancock field Air National Guard base near Syracuse, NY. Photo: David Sommerstein.

The 8 O'Clock Hour 12/30/13

The drone program through the Hancock field Air National Guard is receiving a boost with funding from the 2014 defense spending bill, which will go toward expanding a storage...  Go to full article
The Adirondack Express heading towards Penn Station. Photo: <a href="">P. Romaine</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved.

Listen: Goodbye, hometown

It's travel time for a lot of people this week. But one family from the north country recently made a bigger journey than most--all the way to sunny California, and they did...  Go to full article
The poster for Luciano Pradal's memoir, reflecting Ottawa's busy Byward Market. Photo by Martha Foley

Roasting chestnuts warm the heart and hand

It's bitter cold this morning. And so was Friday a bitter day to be out on the streets of Ottawa.

But tucked in a doorway just next to a popular downtown Italian...  Go to full article
The globe, made by craftsmen at Jeffords Steel in Potsdam. Photo: Sarah Harris

Listen: front yard sculpture garden

Piece by piece, Greg Caron has transformed his Winthrop front yard into a park.

The wide, sprawling lawn is dotted with picnic tables, a big steel globe, a polar...  Go to full article
Jose Fernandez holds a small salmon he caught in a creek in Pulaski. He's been fishing in the area for 30 years. Photo: Joanna Richards

Salmon, and fishermen, school in Pulaski

Each fall, thousands of salmon swim upstream along the Salmon River and nearby creeks, trying to return to the state's Salmon River Fish Hatchery in Altmar, where they were...  Go to full article
Governor Cuomo unveils "Texting Zones" along NYS Thruway and highways. Photo: <a href="">Gov. Cuomo's office</a>

The Eight O'clock Hour, 9/24/13

Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state Thruway plans to offer more places to pull over and use cell phones. Cuomo also says he will support a November ballot referendum to...  Go to full article

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