May 28, 2014 — You don't have to be a westerner to appreciate Edward Curtis's photos from a hundred years ago. His sepia prints show native people on horseback or in dugout canoes. His portraits are of solemn faces looking at the camera, bodies decorated with traditional clothing and ornaments. The Curtis photos are a treasured resource to America's past. Betsy Kepes has this review of Timothy Egan's new biography, "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis." Go to full article
May 09, 2014 — The women in John Brown's family will be the focus of a lecture at the John Brown Day event in Lake Placid on Saturday. John Brown, the famous abolitionist, was convicted of treason and hanged for leading the raid on Harper's Ferry. He's buried on his family's farm in North Elba.
In 1849, he moved to a farm in the Adirondacks to lead freed slaves in farming. Each year, the non-profit organization, "John Brown Lives!" sponsors a series of lectures, workshops and a commemoration of John Brown's work to end slavery.
Todd Moe talks with historian Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz, who has written a book about the work of Mary, Brown's wife, and his daughters, Ruth and Annie, on behalf of the anti-slavery movement in the 19th century.
Laughlin-Schultz will lead a workshop for teachers on Saturday morning, and be part of a panel of historians talking about women and abolition. She's the author of the book, "The Tie That Bound Us: The Women of John Brown's Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionism." Go to full article
May 02, 2014 — We have a bit of a tradition here at North Country Public Radio: book reviewer Betsy Kepes brings in a group of Canton H.S. students who have read and talked about a... Go to full article
May 01, 2014 — A Canton author has written a new book exploring the basic fundamentals of the zodiac. "In the Night Sky" is a guide for young readers to understand the night sky, the... Go to full article
Apr 30, 2014 — Imagine life in a Dutch village along the Hudson River in the years before the American Revolution. When a farm woman's husband disappears, how will her family survive as the... Go to full article
Apr 15, 2014 — In Colin McAdam's new novel, a childless couple in Addison County, Vermont buys a baby chimpanzee. At first he's a cute little guy, but what happens when an ape is raised as... Go to full article
Mar 27, 2014 — All sorts of people dabble in documenting family history. Some with a stronger interest attend conferences, like one held this March in Ottawa. Organized by the local branch... Go to full article
Mar 12, 2014 — Cranberry Lake author Matthew Glavin loves a good mystery and a hunt for lost treasure. He and co-author Michael Dolan have released the second installment in the "Adirondack... Go to full article