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Faith and healing in a North Country church

Every week in churches across the North Country, people gather to pray for miracles. The idea that faith can heal broken bodies and cure disease isn't just found in evangelical congregations. More main-line Protestants, and even some physicians,are experimenting with prayer as a form of therapy. Today and tonight, the Rev. Nigel Mumford will conduct healing services at the Episcopal churches in Canton and Potsdam. Mumford is now the director of the healing center at Christ the King Spiritual Life center in Greenwich, New York. Brian Mann attended one of Mumford's healing sessions at the Episcopal Church in Saranac Lake last fall.  Go to full article

The consequences of corn ethanol, part one: higher food prices

Ethanol fuel is grain alcohol blended with regular gasoline. The most common blend, 10% ethanol, 90% gas, accounts for about a third of the gas sold in America. The alcohol is now made mostly from corn. It's big business for American corn farmers. But some people are warning there are costs to the drive for ethanol, and we will all pay. Yesterday, dairy market forecasters warned that consumers can expect a sharp increase in dairy prices this summer. The milk futures market predicts that by June, the price paid to farmers will have increased 50% this year, partly due to increased costs of corn to feed their cows. But it's more than just cheese and milk. Rebecca Williams has the first of a two-part series on the hidden consequences of ethanol.  Go to full article

Trail cleanup part of National Trails Day

National Trails Day, this Saturday, is an annual nationwide day of public events. It's considered the country's largest celebration of the outdoors. The Adirondack Mountain Club is also celebrating its 85th anniversary and its first trail program, the 133-mile long Northville-Placid trail. Todd Moe spoke with Wes Lampman, ADK Director of Field Programs, who says about a hundred volunteers are expected to help with trail maintenance work on Saturday.  Go to full article

Open Studio (complete program)

Mohawk singer/songwriter Bear Fox joins us for a live performance. We chat with an Inuit fiber artist from Canada, Shirley Moorhouse. Her art depicts contemporary...  Go to full article
Mohawk elder Ray Fadden telling a story. Inset: poet Maurice Kenny

Giving Voice: Maurice Kenny on Ray Fadden

Poets are often asked "Where do you find your inspiration?" Sometimes the answer is a person--a mentor or teacher whose words and example are life-changing. We hear poet...  Go to full article

All Before Five 5/31/07

Federal officials investigate the crossing of the border at Champlain by a man infected with resistant tuberculosis. Ft. Drum announces memorial policy changes, going from...  Go to full article

Giving Voice podcast: Maurice Kenny on Ray Fadden

Poets are often asked "Where do you find your inspiration?" Sometimes the answer is a person--a mentor or teacher whose words and example are life-changing. In this Giving...  Go to full article
Shirley Moorhouse (above), and her <i>My Grandmother's Ulu</i> on display at the Canadian Embassy in Washington DC (below)

Inuit artist draws inspiration from family, heritage

Canadian Inuit artist Shirley Moorhouse's textiles are shaped by intrinsic Inuit traditions and collective experiences and memories of living on the land. She produces...  Go to full article

All Before Five 5/30/07

Governor Spitzer wants a new commission to map out a plan to make SUNY better, and more relevant to the New York economy. An Ontario group wants help finding...  Go to full article

Spitzer calls for improvements to SUNY schools

Governor Eliot Spitzer has set up a commission to study the strengths and weaknesses of New York's two public university systems, SUNY and CUNY, with the aim of improving...  Go to full article

APA: mooring of houseboat would violate rules

An Adirondack Park Agency committee can't say if a Saranac Lake man's houseboat is violating shoreline regulations in the park. But mooring it in one spot for the season...  Go to full article
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