May 01, 2012 — Protestors around the world take to the streets for May Day demonstrations. A traditional clock repairer on what he does...and why he finds clocks so compelling. And the governor appoints a new commission he hopes will figure out how the state can fix education--not, he says, just throw money at it: Go to full article
May 01, 2012 — This week we've begun a series looking at artisans in the North Country who still do traditional work, everything from taxidermy to calligraphy. Often that kind of work is passed from hand to hand, with one craftsman teaching and shaping the technique of the next over hundreds of years.
This morning, Brian Mann profiles Christopher Buerkett, a master clock repairer who lives in Rainbow Lake in the northern Adirondacks.
He learned his trade from another master clock repairer who worked in Saranac Lake. Now he's keeping alive a tradition of time-keeping that dates back to the 13th century. It's a mysterious art of intricate cogs and engineering that reshaped the way we think about the world. Go to full article
Saranac Lake, NY, May 01, 2012 — The state has already said no to bike lanes on state Route 86 between Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. Now, cycling advocates are petitioning the state to create a usable shoulder when transportation crews repave the highway later this spring. Chris Morris reports. Go to full article
Albany, NY, May 01, 2012 — Governor Cuomo named a blue ribbon commission to look at the problems facing education in New York, instructing them to come back with an "action plan" not a "theoretical... Go to full article
May 01, 2012 — We continue our series, the Adirondack Attic, with Andy Flynn. You may know Andy from his series of Adirondack Attic books on local history. He uses the objects people... Go to full article