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American and other forces have launched an offensive to free the town of Amerli, surrounded by Islamic militants for more than two months and desperately short on food and clean water.
This past week, the camera maker GoPro unveiled the Fetch harness, which allows people to attach the durable cameras to their dogs. The company was inspired by some DIY efforts at pet videography.
NPR producer Nicole Beemsterboer reflects on 10 days in Liberia: children losing parents, young men risking their lives to collect bodies, and the smell of chlorinated hand-washing water everywhere.
Networks like the Discovery Channel have been criticized for pushing entertainment at the cost of science, with fake "documentaries" about everything from mermaids to mythical monster sharks.
What makes an essential rock song? Musicologist Greil Marcus argues that it's not the stature of the performer, but the degree to which a song tells the story of rock 'n' roll itself.
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