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California farmers produce an enormous proportion of American produce, but the state is now experiencing a record-breaking drought that is being felt throughout the state and the U.S.
The radio call transcript gives new detail to a tragedy that has left about 240 people missing. Early in its plight, the South Korean ferry seems to have listed too far to deploy its life boats.
Educators say the middle grades are a key time time to get kids jazzed about science, but many teachers say they lack the tools they need. In Chicago, a science museum is helping to fill the the gap.
Newlyweds Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes each lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombing. Rescue the assistance dog helps fetch keys and push buttons, bringing warmth and joy as the couple recovers.
Today, everyone calls it a peanut. Southerners might also say 'goober.' But before the Civil War, there were a dozen names for that humble legume, and it wasn't at all clear which one would win out.
by NCPR News
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