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Prison hospital gate. Photo: <a href="">Adam Baker</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Prison hospital gate. Photo: Adam Baker, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

In final days, inmates care for inmates

Yesterday as part our Prison Time Media Project we heard the story of an inmate at Coxsackie prison, who fought to get home after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

It's a growing issue for America's huge prison system, as more inmates than ever are aging and dying behind bars.

Here in New York, hundreds of sick and dying inmates navigate the compassionate release system every year, but very few actually make it out of prison.

And for those inmates who die behind bars, prison officials offer them hospice care. As Natasha Haverty reports, those men and women are supported and comforted in their final days by fellow inmates.  Go to full article
Actress Cynthia Nixon speaking at a rally in support of the Women's Equality Act in Albany in June 2013. Photo: Karen DeWitt

Women's Equality Act campaign restarts for 2014

A coalition of women's groups is relaunching the Women's Equality Act, which failed in the legislature earlier this year, with a new strategy that they say could help them win passage in 2014.  Go to full article
Andrew Weibrecht skis to a bronze medal in Vancouver in 2010.  (photo:  Wikipedia commons, photographer Kevin Pedraja)

Bronze in hand, Weibrecht aims for Sochi

We've begun our countdown to the winter games in Sochi Russia, which open in February.

Once again, the North Country hopes to send some of America's top athletes to the games.

Skiers and sledders and jumpers from our region are already competing around the world trying to secure a spot on Team USA.

This morning, we profile Andrew Weibrecht from Lake Placid. He scored a bronze medal four years ago at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in the Super G downhill ski race.

But as Brian Mann reports, Weibrecht has struggled in recent years with injuries and illness.  Go to full article
Scott Ouderkirk at work in his studio near Hammond.  The 1932 Keck stained glass window is from a church in Elmira, NY.   Photo:  Todd Moe

A glass act along the St. Lawrence

Dozens of St. Lawrence County artists will open their doors to the public this weekend during the annual Artists Studio Tour. NCPR is media sponsor for the event.
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This weekend in the Adirondacks

John Warren from the Adirondack Almanack looks at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks for this weekend:  Go to full article