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A Singing Valentine, Barbershop-style

As much a part of the American culture as Mom and apple pie, barbershop quartet singing is an American institution. It's alive today, largely through the efforts of an organization called the Society of the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America. It was founded in 1938 by an Oklahoma lawyer and a banker who found a mutual love for vocal harmony. Todd Moe has more.

The Goldenaires are always looking for new members. They rehearse Tuesday nights at 7:30 at Canton High School. For more information,call Ron Prutzman at 384-4298, or Bruce Hanson at 379-9848.  Go to full article

Dam Builders and Vow performed by Dale Hobson

Dale Hobson, NCPR Webnaut from Potsdam, New York, reading Dam Builders and Vow before a rowdy crowd at Martha And Ev's annual barn party, February 2001.  Go to full article

TAUNY Cookbook Wins National Award

The Traditional Arts In Upstate New York's cookbook, Good Food, Served Righthas won first place in the 2000 Tobasco Community Cookbook Competition. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Redaers & Writers: Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

Our guest is Octavia Butler, talking about her science fiction novel Parable of the Sower, a cautionary tale set in the near future. Co-hosts Ellen Rocco and Chris...  Go to full article

"Twisted": the Case of the Young Author

Educators are on high alert for signs of school violence in the post-Columbine era. Recently near Cornwall, Ontario, a high school student wrote a drama class essay called...  Go to full article

Long Distance: Author Bill McKibben Races "The Loppet" in Lake Placid

Adirondack author Bill McKibben has written a new book called "Long Distance: A Year of Living Strenuously". It's the chronicle of his year on the cross-country ski circuit,...  Go to full article

Eileen Ivers and "Crossing the Bridge"

Todd Moe chats with Eileen Ivers, traditional Irish fiddle champion. She's been called the "Jimi Hendrix of the violin." Eileen Ivers and her band were in concert January...  Go to full article

Song: Mustang Sally by Hot Rods on Blocks

Hot Rods On Blocks performing Mustang Sally live on The Radio Bob Show, January 17, 2001.

Left: Radio Bob--the early years: at the keyboard in 1967...  Go to full article
Violinist Soovin Kim with elementary school students in Plattsburgh.

Musical Homecoming for Plattsburgh's Soovin Kim

This weekend music lovers in the Plattsburgh area have an opportunity to hear a world-class string quartet. The ensemble has spent the past week giving workshops at schools...  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Winter Reading Call-in

Time to recommend your favorite fireside reading. Host Ellen Rocco is joined by literary omnivore Rick Hunter to pick though the best new titles and old favorites, and to...  Go to full article

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