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Audio Series
StoryCorps in the North Country: North Country residents have shared their stories with this national oral history project during visits to the region in 2006 and in 2008.
Audio Series
Looking for the North Country
NCPR and TAUNY, Traditional Arts of Upstate New York, spent October 2000 exploring the place, the people and the culture we call the North Country.
Country Schoolhouse
Audio Play:
No Bigger Than a Piano Box: a North Country Schoolhouse in 1893
By historian Betsy Kepes. Based on the 1893 diary of a North Country schoolteacher. A Women's History Month special. Teacher's guide and CD available.
Audio Slideshow:
Finding the North Country
A new exhibit at TAUNY (Traditional Arts in Upstate New York) tells the story of North Country life with pictures. Finding the North Country: Stories of Local Life Through Photographs revisits the theme of North Country identity explored in the 2000 radio collaboration "Looking for the North Country." The photographs will remain on display through November 25, 2006.
Multimedia Series
Meet the Masters of North Country Folklife
Profiling people who have mastered and conserved a variety of family and community traditions over several generations in the North Country and who actively practice them today. Together, they exemplify a living history of our North Country and a way of life otherwise often difficult to explain. An ongoing project of Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY).
Audio Series
Living North Country: Essays on Life and Landscapes in Northern New York, edited by Neal Burdick and Natalia Singer at St. Lawrence University, recently became available in bookstores. We invited several of the contributing authors into the NCPR studio to record excerpts in their own voices.
Writing Contest
The Writing Contest for Young and Adult Writers
The Adirondack Center for Writing and North Country Public Radio offer a literature award to regional writers. The Writing Contest is held biennially. We will offer prizes in two genres per session; this year (2005-2006) the genres are nature writing and memoir.
Audio Novel
Eben Holden: A Tale of the North Country
This three-hour NCPR production of Irving Bacheller's timeless tale of the North Country, the 1900 bestseller Eben Holden, features many local voices and talents.

Heard up North: Blowin' in the Wind (even the ice shacks)

As gusts up to 70 mph buffeted the region, Carol Richter watched emergency crews from her kitchen window, on the South Side of Lake Simon. She spoke with David Sommerstein.  Go to full article

Heard up North: Sports Bob

Yesterday, the US Olympic hockey team tied against Latvia, 3-3. It was a disappointing score, but Potsdam native Craig Conroy scored a goal and an assist. We check in with Sports Bob about celebrations in Potsdam. Also, "mergers" in high school football.  Go to full article

Heard up North: Looking for Love in the Hardware Store

When you think about finding love you don't think about hardware stores. But Home Depot is listed as one of the Top 10 places for singles to meet in Detroit, and it's hosted weddings in Missouri and Pennsylvania.

People even talk about the home depot singles scene. Kind of makes sense. People are very open when they're fixing things, everyone's looking for advice - suggestions...

We wondered why couldn't any hardware store function in the same way? Is the local Aubuchon's an undiscovered pickup scene? I called a few, starting with Dennis in Lake Placid.  Go to full article
Erin Hamlin

Heard up North: Cheering Local Luger

Sunday was Erin Hamlin day in her hometown of Remsen. A letter to her mother was read at church. Erin Hamlin came in 17th in yesterday's luge runs. The final two runs come...  Go to full article

"Sports Bob": Big Red Heads North

Today we put an end to all rumors that somehow Public Radio and local sports don't mix. Gregory Warner spoke with Bob Ahlfeld, or as we call him, Sports Bob yesterday for All...  Go to full article
Lake Placid's Olympic bobsled track

Heard Up North: An Olympic Bobsled Ride

The Winter Olympics open in Turin, Italy tonight. To get you in the mood, here's an adrenaline-inducing Heard Up North, from Lake Placid's Olympic bobsled track. David...  Go to full article
"Thanksgiving Moonrise" Mark Klett

Heard up North: The Art-and Science- of Landscape Photography

Mark Klett is a photographer and author. He graduated St Lawrence in 1974 with a degree in geology. (He actually had a fossil named after him which he discovered as a...  Go to full article

Heard up North: Finally, Snow!

Ted Tate measured 19 1/2 inches off his back porch in Star Lake...  Go to full article

Heard up North: Alternative Crops

February is the month where a lot of farmers leave their land. They go to conferences and workshops. Get certifications they need and make plans for the upcoming season....  Go to full article

Heard up North: Maple Season Early this Year

The syrup season is arriving early this year. Some small maple producers in Vermont are already tapping trees 6 weeks ahead of schedule. But 70 year old Earl Parker, of West...  Go to full article

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