Skip Navigation
on:

NCPR is supported by:

Become a Commentator:
North Country Public Radio is always looking for new voices and new views. If you are interested in writing and recording a commentary for use on-air, e-mail Martha Foley to arrange an audition.


Commentary
Apr 18, 2014 — Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the breakthrough Ukraine deal and the new health care enrollment numbers.
Apr 18, 2014 — In a new paper, biologists suggest that religion evolved in our prehistoric past through processes by which serving one's family and larger social group become synonymous with serving God.
Apr 16, 2014 — The right person can make all the difference in your life. Marcelo Gleiser has benefitted from more than one mentor in his life. Now he gives his time to others and encourages you to do the same.
Apr 15, 2014 — The human experience of sacredness transcends debates about atheism and religion, says astrophysicist Adam Frank. So where does the sacred live and what does it point to?
Apr 14, 2014 — What does the data you generate every day reveal about who you are? Commentator Tania Lombrozo wonders where to draw the line between reasonable inferences and violations of privacy.

A misunderstanding, Wall Street to Main Street

Main Street and Wall Street are both casting a nervous eye at the bottom line during these tumultuous economic times--but when they each talk about money, are they really talking about the same thing? NCPR web manager Dale Hobson thinks there's a little misunderstanding. His musings can be found every week in the station's E-newsletter, The Listening Post.  Go to full article

Commentary: Remembering "V-mail"

It's the same in every war. Soldiers send their love and thoughts back home. The only thing that changes is the "how." Commentator Renate Wildermuth recently came across "V-mail" from World War II.  Go to full article

Commentary: Reflections on turning 70

Birthdays that end in a 0 tend to get our attention and make us reflective. Commentator Paul Willcott, who is turning 70 as the nation turns 232, takes a look backward and forward at his own life and that of America.  Go to full article

Commentary: The King of Crumbs

This Sunday is Father's Day. Commentator Renate Wildermuth, of North Creek, remembers her dad and a lesson on the importance of the smaller things in life.  Go to full article

Commentary: how about just using less electricity?

Lost in the debate over wind power and other alternative energies, says commentator Tom Gerstenberger, is a bigger question. Why aren't we talking more about using less?  Go to full article

Commentary: talk is not enough, when freedom of speech is at risk

St. Lawrence County officials faced public accusations of homophobia this week for removing a poster advertising a local gay-lesbian film festival from a public bulletin...  Go to full article

Commentary: school shootings - pulling back from the brink

Last week brought more tragic school shooting attacks, culminating at Northern Illinois University. A gunman entered a class there Thursday, killing six students and wounding...  Go to full article

Commentary: gifts families pass to the next generation

Some say when people reach a certain age they begin to spend time looking back. Commentator Paul Willcott doesn't think of himself as old, but he admits that he's beginning...  Go to full article

The whys of fall colors

Red is this fall's color, at least in the North Country's woods. How leaves change color is pretty well understood; just why they do so remains something of a mystery. And...  Go to full article

Keep your eyes on the squash vines...

Harvest season is the part of the gardening year when successes, and failures are oh-so obvious. Neal Burdick has been assessing his village plot, and has a cautionary tale.  Go to full article

« first  « previous 10  21-30 of 332  next 10 »  last »