Sep 23, 2013 — For the first time in its 28 year history, Farm Aid came to Upstate New York on Saturday. The headliners were, as in every year, the "Big Four": Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews.
It's the longest running benefit concert in the country, started to help farmers devastated by drought and a credit crunch.
Today it's about much more than good music to help farmers stay in business. It's about buying local, sustaining rural communities, and considering the roles of "Big Agriculture" and "small family farms" in America.
Natasha Haverty and David Sommerstein tagged teamed our coverage at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs. Go to full article
Sep 06, 2011 — A benefit spaghetti dinner and dance at the Whallonsburg Grange on Saturday night (5:30) will donate all the proceeds to area families in need of help after Irene. The event is dubbed, "Good Night, Irene." Todd Moe talks with Whallonsburg Grange Hall Program Director Mary-Nell Bockman about some of the cleanup efforts in the Champlain Valley and neighbors who lost their homes in the storm's aftermath. Go to full article
Apr 03, 2002 — SUNY-Plattsburgh art students are teaming up to help some New York City artists who lost their studios in the World Trade Center on September 11th. The artists lost their life's work, equipment and materials. As Jody Tosti reports, SUNY-Plattsburgh students and faculty are hosting a silent auction to benefit their fellow artists. Go to full article