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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
Dec 27, 2007 — 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
by Todd Moe
Dec 27, 2007 — 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
Dec 27, 2007 — 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