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More than 5 million Americans currently have Alzheimer's disease, and the number is only going to increase — in part, due to aging baby boomers. But researchers say increased awareness and early detection is helping patients live with the...
The Model S from electric car manufacturer Tesla has been named Motor Trend Car of the Year. But the company's business model is under attack by a formidable foe: the National Automobile Dealers Association, one of the most powerful lobbying groups...
The bipartisan immigration overhaul proposed by the Senate's Gang of Eight has been the target of scores of amendments. So far, the bill has largely held its own, but its prospects for getting through Congress are uncertain.
Fed up with working for free, some interns are suing their employers. Last week, a judge ruled that interns could not sue the Hearst Corp. as a class action, which could be a legal setback for young workers tired of exploitative unpaid internships.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the tiny town of Newtok, Alaska, could be completely underwater by 2017. Its 350 residents must relocate or stay to face the floods, but a move is easier said than done.
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by NCPR News
Oct 25, 2007 — Governor Spitzer unveils more money for upstate New York on his "city-by-city" tour... Drawing lines in the sand over the future of the largest single development ever proposed in the Adirondack Park... And a portrait of the artist as a North Country man. Go to full article
by Dale Hobson
Oct 25, 2007 — Russell poet John Berbrich spent a rowdy youth growing up on Long Island. Many years later the stories and characters of his childhood and teen years have elbowed their way to the front of his poetic imagination. He stopped by the studio this week to read a few of his poems, and to talk with Dale Hobson about what makes a good story, and what makes a good poem. You can order his book Balancing Act from Bone World Publishing, 3700 County Route 24, Russell NY 13684. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Oct 25, 2007 — Our theme is the art of storytelling. We talk with Keene Valley town librarian Karen Glass who tells the tale of a benevolent troll. Potsdam actor and storyteller Ed Clark shares his story of a wizard, a magic crystal and some frogs. Joel Hurd and Jill Breit tell stories of music and the road. They've just finished a year-long recording tour of the North Country, meeting hundreds of musicians, as part of the UpNorth Music Project. In our Giving Voice segment, Russell poet John Berbrich connects poems and stories. Todd Moe hosts. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Oct 25, 2007 — If you drive down the back roads near Wadhams, in Essex County, you may come across an old farm that straddles Crooked Brook. In the place of corn and hay you'll find... Go to full article