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All Before Five: 07/06/12

We begin our summer series exploring the big issues facing the Adirondack Park. Brian Mann talks with Phil Brown of Adirondack Explorer magazine about open space and real estate development. Also, belly dancing is alive and well in the north country.  Go to full article
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is flanked by MetalCraft Marine officials Thursday in Cape Vincent.

Gillibrand says economy requires investment to stimulate growth

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is traveling around New York making her case for Democratic economic policies. As Joanna Richards reports, her tour brought her to a growing boat manufacturer in Cape Vincent.  Go to full article
Big chunks of the Park's open space are privately owned.  Is that land well-enough protected?  (NCPR file photo)

Big Park, Big Questions, Part One: Do state rules do enough to protect Adirondack open space?

This summer, North Country Public Radio in partnership with Adirondack Explorer magazine will be taking an in-depth look at some of the big questions facing the Adirondack Park. We'll go beyond the immediate controversies and look at how well the Park is functioning, both to protect open space and wildlife habitat, and to promote healthy communities.

This morning, as we begin our occasional series, Brian Mann talks with Phil Brown about the lead-off article that just appeared in the Explorer. Brown found broad agreement that more should be done to limit real estate development on private back country lands in the Park, both to protect wildlife and to protect the North Country's timber industry.  Go to full article
An International Climbing Machine. Photo:

Robots monitor wind tower damage

An Ithaca-based company called International Climbing Machines makes small robots that can climb wind turbines to check for damage. As the Innovation Trail's Matt Richmond...  Go to full article

This weekend in the Adirondacks

John Warren, of the Adirondack Almanack, joins us Friday mornings with information about local outdoor and back-country conditions.  Go to full article

Books: St. Lawrence ABCs

What began as a hobby to learn more about the Thousand Islands and St. Lawrence River has become a children's book that's an alphabetical journey through the region's...  Go to full article