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All Before Five: 12/27/07

Military officials confirm the capture of two men suspected of the May kidnapping of three Fort Drum soldiers south of Baghdad... Recent snows are making regional ski resorts happy... And a Heard Up North of Dickensian coincidence.  Go to full article

Open Studio (full program)

NCPR's monthly arts program is on the road for the holidays, airing live from the St. Lawrence County Arts Council in Potsdam. The theme is "tying up loose ends," and we celebrate the coming new year with music, art and words. Featuring music for the season with the some down-home old-time folk music with Stringfolks, knot art from Tim Whitten, a loose ends poem from Dale Hobson, and celebrating 10 years of the Adirondack Artists Guild in Saranac Lake.  Go to full article

Giving Voice: Loose Ends

Dale Hobson's New Year's resolutions are all "continuing resolutions." Here is a new poem for the New Year: Loose Ends 2007.  Go to full article

Snow brings ski biz alive

Last winter, ski resorts in New York and Vermont were hammered by rain and unseasonably warm temperatures that lasted well into January. What a difference a year makes. ...  Go to full article
Buffalo ReUse advocates home "deconstruction"

Home deconstruction versus demolition

Every year, across the country millions of dollars are spent tearing down condemned houses and hauling away tons of debris to landfills. But progressive engineers and...  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Running out of gas (in good company)

Our next story takes place on a dark, Halloween night. David Sommerstein was coming back from an assignment at Fort Drum. Everything was going great until the village of...  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Nuthatches

Northeastern forests are one of the few places where the white-breasted and red-breasted nuthatch share the same habitat. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager talk about these...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 12/26/07

A Fort Drum soldier is killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq... A state task force finds New York's 49 deck-truss bridges are safe... Governor Spitzer says he's optimistic about...  Go to full article

Spitzer looks ahead after rocky first year

Governor Eliot Spitzer is hard at work on his State of the State message and budget presentation, which are due shortly after the holidays. The governor says he's looking...  Go to full article
Gail Brill at work in Saranac Lake

An art and a career, one letter at a time

It's the day after Christmas and that means sitting down to write lots and lots of thank-you cards. For calligrapher Gail Brill, that kind of chore is the wellspring of her...  Go to full article
Peter Hinton    (photo: Laird Mackintosh)

People: Peter Hinton on "Macbeth" at the NAC

Referred to by some as the ruby in the crown of Shakespearean tragedy, Macbeth is a vivid portrait of ambition and betrayal. A new production of the classic opens next...  Go to full article
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