Feb 02, 2011 — Although it's just 90 miles from Florida, Cuba maintains closer diplomatic relations with Canada than the United States. Today, about half of Cuba's tourists are sun-starved Canadians.
Tomorrow, a group of Ontario musicians heads to the Caribbean. Members of the Manotick Brass Ensemble, in partnership with a local Cuban church, will visit Cuba for a series of free concerts. The Canadians are also donating musical instruments to a group of students in Cuba.
Lucy Martin spoke with one of the group's founders about the trip. Kazimier Samujlo says Cubans don't need any help when it comes to making music. But, he says, between the U.S. trade embargo and Cuba's own economic woes, it's tough to find decent band instruments. Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Sep 09, 2010 — A SUNY Potsdam alumnus successfully raised $20,000 this year to help build a school in a small east African community. Alex French travels back to Gembeltu, Ethiopia this winter to help with some of the finishing touches on the school, and to talk with government leaders who've promised to provide a small yearly budget and a modest salary for the teachers. Todd Moe spoke with Alex French for an update on his humanitarian work in Africa as part of our series, Moving the World. Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Aug 25, 2010 — A Clarkson University student is balancing his academic studies with running a campus charity that's supporting a school in west Africa. In our occasional series, Moving the... Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Jul 21, 2010 — In our occasional series, Moving the World, we meet North Country people who take their skills, expertise and resources to share with communities around the globe. Robin... Go to full article
Fort Drum, NY, May 21, 2010 — The life of a deployed soldier is usually a mix of grueling activity and mind-numbing waiting. There's very little free time for individual pursuits. That's why Fort Drum... Go to full article
Paul Smiths, NY, May 14, 2010 — NCPR station manager Ellen Rocco will be delivering the commencement address at Paul Smith's College this weekend and will receive an honorary degree. The theme of her... Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, May 14, 2010 — In our occasional series, Moving the World, we meet North Country people who take their skills, expertise and resources to share with communities around the globe. Clarkson... Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Mar 17, 2010 — It started with a dirt bike ride to visit a friend's family and is now a quest to build a school in Ethiopia. Alex French, a SUNY Potsdam alumnus, spent part of last year... Go to full article
Mar 15, 2010 — This winter, our news intern and web assistant, Chelsea Ross, went to visit her mother in Honduras. Lynne Ross of Potsdam is teaching at a private school in the small city... Go to full article