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Thirty years ago this week, Prince's mythmaking movie showed the world a new philosophy of what it meant to be a pop artist. NPR's Michele Norris and Eric Deggans remember the moment vividly.
Going into day 18, the fighting had claimed the lives of nearly 800 Palestinians, including those killed at a U.N. school Thursday. Israel had lost 32 soldiers and three civilians.
So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.
Printing your own book used to be seen as a mark of failure. But now, there are many well-known independent authors who have made a fortune self-publishing online.
Many kids and teenagers leave Central America to avoid climbing levels of gang violence, extortion and drug trafficking. Sometimes, it's to find their families.
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Jul 26, 2007 — Governor Spitzer tries to steer talk away from what's come to be called "Trooper Gate"... Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy issues a subpoena for White House political operative a subpoena... And we hear about a friendly milking competiton between town supervisors at the Essex County Fair. Go to full article
by Dale Hobson
Jul 26, 2007 — It was a sweltering night in the Fields coffeehouse in Potsdam, with a loud buzz of traffic, fans, ice-grinders and table talk competing for the microphone--but that didn't deter folks from coming out to hear a group reading by members of SLAP, the St. Lawrence Area Poets. Dale Hobson sat down with SLAP member JeanMarie Martello to find out more about the new writers' group. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Jul 26, 2007 — We talk about leaving an arts legacy with teachers, students, mentors and protégés. At Schroon Falls Farm, art and garden design are a family affair. We chat with a fiber artist from St. Lawrence County who works with young people. Choreographer Rebecca Kelly, who calls the North Country home in the summer months, tells us about her early years as a dance student. St. Lawrence Area Poets (SLAP) talk about receiving and passing the torch on Giving Voice, and musician/composer Sue Grimm pays tribute to her musical mentors. Gwen Tracy and her father, guitarist Jim Tracy, join us live with a mix of jug band, old-time and '60s era music. Go to full article
by Karen DeWitt
Jul 26, 2007 — State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno, says the scandal that resulted in the disciplining of two top Spitzer aides is not going to go away any time soon. The Senator says... Go to full article
by Chris Knight
Jul 25, 2007 — State Senator Betty Little says she was upset to hear a report from the state Attorney General that a pair of high-ranking aides to Governor Eliot Spitzer conspired in a plot... Go to full article
Jul 25, 2007 — The New York State Attorney General's investigation of Governor Eliot Spitzer's Administration found two high-level staffers used State Police to put together reports on the... Go to full article