Aug 21, 2003 — Poet laureate Billy Collins came to the Thousand Islands to read his poetry, take audience questions, and sign books in the century-old Clayton Opera House. About 200 people gathered in the bunting-decked hall to attend the reading, presented here in full, exclusively from NCPR Online. Go to full article
Aug 01, 2003 — In the late 1890's Moses Cohen arrived in the west central Adirondacks with a peddler's pack, and in 1900 opened a hardware store in Old Forge at the foot of the Fulton Chain of Lakes. It's become a centerpiece in the village and is known as the Adirondacks' Most General Store. Today, Cohen's granddaughters, Linda and Sarah own the store. The Cohen sisters, along with Town of Webb Historian Peg Masters are the authors of a new book that pays tribute to the early pioneers and entrepreneurs of Old Forge. They combined their talents in history, local lore and museum administration, and poured through thousands of historic postcards to put together a pictoral history of the Old Forge lake region. Todd Moe caught up with the Cohens during a visit to Old Forge Hardware for a chat about the store and their new book. Go to full article
Jul 21, 2003 — The North Country is famous for its pristine lakes and stunning rivers. A new guidebook is showcasing some of the best places to swim--from the Adirondacks to the Green Mountains. Brian Mann joined the book's author for a trek along the Boquet River, in search of the perfect swimming hole.
Directions to "The Shoebox": Travel north on State Route 73 from the intersection with US 9 North. Go 1.4 miles to the bridge over the Boquet River. Park carefully on pull-out. Follow trail west along river. (Courtesy of Pancho Doll) Go to full article
Jul 10, 2003 — Readers and Writers on the Air's Ellen Rocco is joined by co-host Chris Robinson and guest Lenny Golay of Manhattan's famed Corner Bookstore to talk with callers about... Go to full article
May 21, 2003 — If you garden in the North Country, you've got a personal relationship with frost. It marks the beginning and the end of the season, but there are ways around those... Go to full article
Apr 17, 2003 — In a special edition of our call-in on contemporary literature, the guest is Leanne Howe, author of Shell Shaker, a novel of Chocktaw women that ranges from the 18th... Go to full article
Mar 27, 2003 — With another war between the U.S. and Iraq, Vermont writer Tom Paine's The Pearl of Kuwait is especially relevant. It's a surreal, comic look at star-crossed lovers... Go to full article