Sep 23, 2013 — For the first time in its 28 year history, Farm Aid came to Upstate New York on Saturday. The headliners were, as in every year, the "Big Four": Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews.
It's the longest running benefit concert in the country, started to help farmers devastated by drought and a credit crunch.
Today it's about much more than good music to help farmers stay in business. It's about buying local, sustaining rural communities, and considering the roles of "Big Agriculture" and "small family farms" in America.
Natasha Haverty and David Sommerstein tagged teamed our coverage at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs. Go to full article
Sep 23, 2013 — The second hearing by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Moreland Act Commission on corruption in the legislature will be held Tuesday evening in Albany. Government reform groups are scheduled to testify, and some say the commission should also be looking at some of the campaign contributions to the governor himself. Go to full article
Sep 23, 2013 — Lawyers for the New York State legislature say legislators who are also attorneys won't comply with a request from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's commission on public corruption to hand over lists of their private clients. Go to full article
Sep 23, 2013 — Back in July, a massive tanker train filled with petroleum from North Dakota derailed in a tiny town in Quebec. Explosions and fire ripped through the village, killing... Go to full article
Sep 23, 2013 — STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) One of the 68 people confirmed dead in the militant attack on a shopping mall in Kenya had once been a writing instructor at Stony Brook University on... Go to full article
Sep 23, 2013 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's Public Service Commission has approved a proposal for rebuilding about 14 miles of high-voltage electrical transmission line in Saratoga and... Go to full article
Sep 23, 2013 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The Department of Environmental Conservation is holding workshops across the state on alternatives to pesticides at schools and day care centers. ... Go to full article
Sep 23, 2013 — SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) Representatives of the new Vermont Health Connect exchange will be fanning out across the state in the coming weeks to talk to residents and small... Go to full article
Sep 23, 2013 — Scattered frost doesn't necessarily mean the end of the vegetable garden. Some tender leafy plants won't survive (basil, winter squash...), and fruits like tomatoes and... Go to full article
Kingston, ON, Sep 23, 2013 — NCPR is media sponsor for the Fifth Annual Kingston Writers Fest. The event kicks off Wednesday evening with featured speaker Margaret Atwood. Dozens of nationally and... Go to full article