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North Country Identity

Living North Country: A Talk with the Editors

Martha Foley talks with editors Neal Burdick and Natalia Singer about their new book, Living North Country: Essays on Life and Landscape in Northern New York.  Go to full article

Excerpts from Living North Country: Essays of Life and Landscapes in Northern New York

Writers Elizabeth Inness-Brown and Heather Allison-Jenkins read excerpts from the new book Living North Country: Essays of Life and Landscapes in Northern New York.  Go to full article

Looking for the North Country: Is there a distinct North Country culture? Call-in #5

We conclude our series of five radio call-in conversations about the place, the people, the history and the local culture we call North Country. Tonight we explore the question: Is there a distinct North Country Culture?--landscape, values, attitudes, expressions? In the studio are series host NCPR news director Martha Foley, TAUNY executive director Varick Chittenden, Betsy Folwell, editor of Adirondack Life magazine, freelance writer and editor Neal Burdick, and John Deans, president of Jefferson Community College.  Go to full article

Looking for the North Country: Are we what we make? Call-in #4

We continue our series of five radio call-in conversations about the place, the people, the history and the local culture we call North Country. Tonight we explore the...  Go to full article

Looking for the North Country: Bleak, Genuine, Bittersweet

In 1984, writer Mason Smith wrote a much-discussed and disputed essay called "North Country," for Adirondack Life magazine. He wrote, in part: "(In my definition of...  Go to full article

Looking for the North Country: How do we create a sense of place? Call-in #3

We continue our series of five radio call-in conversations about the place, the people, the history and the local culture we call North Country. Tonight we explore the...  Go to full article

Looking for the North Country: An "Outsider" View

Commentator Paul Willcott is clearly an "outsider." He divides his time between New York City and Saranac Lake--and you can't miss the Texas in his talk. But he is a close...  Go to full article

Looking for the North Country: Latter-Day Homesteaders

From 1970 to 1980 the population of St. Lawrence County grew by more than 2,000 people. It's hard to say by just reading the Census Bureau figures how many of those were...  Go to full article

Looking for the North Country: Who is the North Country? Call-in #2

Tonight we continue our series of five radio conversations about the place, the people, the history and the local culture we call North Country. Tonight we explore the...  Go to full article

Looking for the North Country: That's Where I Live

Our North Country Identity series prompted response from many listeners, including these thoughts from John Greene, a retired biology professor and naturalist for the Nature...  Go to full article

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