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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.
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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.
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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.
Bob "Sports Bob" Ahlfeld can be heard on WGIX and other commercial radio stations out of Ogdensburg.
Bob "Sports Bob" Ahlfeld can be heard on WGIX and other commercial radio stations out of Ogdensburg.

Sports Bob: Gouverneur's HS Wrestling Streak, and the Clarkson/Princeton Hockey Legacy

Sports Bob joins host Gregory Warner once again to talk about local sports. They began by talking about high school wrestling. Two high school wrestlers from the North Country won the state championships this year. Josh Denesha and David Perrigo are both from Gouverneur. It's not the first time high school wrestlers from Gouverneur brought home the state trophy.  Go to full article

Evacuation Routine But Not Easy

A nursing home in Tupper Lake was evacuated Monday after the boiler failed, leaving the building with no heat on one of the coldest nights of the year. Residents at Mercy Healthcare Center were taken to Sunmount, a nearby mental health facility. Kind of routine, but not that easy. 94 year-old Rita Chaisson described the experience to Gregory Warner.  Go to full article

Heard up North: Tupper Lake Nursing Home Evacuated

A nursing home in Tupper Lake had to be evacuated last night after the boiler system failed, leaving the building with no heat on one of the coldest nights of the winter.
Patients at Mercy Healthcare Center in Tupper Lake were transported to Sunmount, a nearby mental health facility.
They spent the night on beds and mattresses laid out in the Sunmount community room. 94-year old Rita Chaisson described the experience.  Go to full article

Heard up North: Zamboni Heaven

Mike Ross, of Ogdensburg, is a new zamboni driver at St Lawrence University. One night, after practice, he squatted in the snow outside Appleton Arena and showed Gregory...  Go to full article
Hye Chong Yi, with Justice Thomas E. Mercure, who granted her American citizenship this morning.

Heard up North: Becoming American (Officially)

On the last Friday of every month, at the US Federal Courthouse in Albany, there's a swearing in ceremony for naturalized citizens. This morning, 64 new Americans were there....  Go to full article

A North Country Ice Master in Italy

The Olympic figure skating competition in Torino, Italy, featured a sheet of gleaming ice created by an expert from Lake Placid's Olympic Regional Development Authority....  Go to full article
Bob Ahlfeld is a sportscaster for WGIX and other stations in Ogdensburg. At NCPR we call him "Sports Bob."

Sports Bob: A Year of Haves and "Have-nots"

It's playoff time in high school sports. In local basketball, Bob says it's been a year of "haves and have-nots."  Go to full article

Heard up North: Schermerhorn Marina sold for $2 million

A Binghamton investor has bought one of the St Lawrence River's best known marinas. DF Realty purchased Schermerhorn marina, boat shop, and cottages for almost 2 million...  Go to full article

Heard up North: The Last Greyhound Bus

You cannot catch a greyhound bus in the North Country anymore. The route has been taken over by Adirondack Trailways. The last Greyhound bus pulled into Canton at 12:45...  Go to full article

Heard up North: 'A Mom at the Olympics'

Bill Demong came in 25th out of 49 in the Nordic Combined today in Turin. Brian Mann caught up with Bill's mother Helen, who teaches music at the Saranac Lake High School,...  Go to full article

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