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Special Reports

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.

"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 Before Five. You can hear Bob on WGIX and other commercial radio stations out of Ogdensburg. He does the play by play for Clarkson hockey. He's covered all kinds of local sports over the past decade for commercial radio stations. He'll be joining us regularly to talk about local sports. Today it's about the big hockey weekend coming up, Cornell and Colgate come north to play Clarkson and St Lawrence.  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 Sommerstein takes the piloting rings and his wife, Lisa Lazenby, handles the brakes for a wild bobsled ride.  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 junior.)

He came back to Campus to talk about his exhibition: "Time Studies" currently at Griffiths art gallery.  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
Nancy Battaglia

Heard up North: A Photographer Gets Ready for the Olympics

The Winter Olympics open next week in Turin, Italy. More than a dozen north country athletes will be competing in everything from men's hockey to biathlon.
...  Go to full article

Heard up North: New Consolidated Catholic School in Plattsburgh

It's catholic school week across the nation. Plattsburgh's St. John's Academy is celebrating with movie night, pajama parties, and of course, bingo... But there's a note of...  Go to full article

Heard up North: North Country Rivals Face Off in Potsdam

One of the great rivalries of college hockey continues tomorrow night when St. Lawrence skaters travel 10 miles further north to Clarkson University in Potsdam. St. Lawrence...  Go to full article

All Before Five 1/24/06

Flu season has arrived in St. Lawrence County according to county health official Becky Trejos. The suspension of Olympic skeleton coach Tim Nardiello has been lifted, and...  Go to full article

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