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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.
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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.
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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: Clarkson's Oldest Alumni Passes Away

Clarkson's oldest alumni has passed away. Clark H. Joy, a 1929 Clarkson University graduate and trustee did this Monday. He was 98 years old. He was a frequent benefactor of the college and its students. His daughter, Sydney Richards, says the family has been tied to the North Country since the 1800s.  Go to full article

Heard up North: A Windy Day at a Great Camp

Jane Barlow, on her camp at Big Moose Lake.  Go to full article

Heard up North: Navigating New Medicaid Rules

The federal government's new prescription drug plan for Medicaid patients took effect January 1st. And there have been widespread problems. People were denied their medications or charged exorbitant amounts as a result of flaws in the program. Governor Pataki suspended the new rules on Friday as have many other governors.

Mildred Giardano went a week without heart medication while the Franklin Office for the Aging worked on getting her signed up for a plan. Now she's getting her meds, but still paying more for her copay than she can afford.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: An Ice Sculptor on his medium

There's at least one man celebrating the return of sub-freezing temperatures this weekend. Ed Sharmer of Saranac Lake is an ice sculptor. He'll be organizing the building of...  Go to full article

Heard up North: Ice Fishing on Black Pond

Creepers, Crappies, and the Jig and Spoon...host Gregory Warner gets an ice fishing vocabulary lesson from Rick Conger, at Edwardsville Grocery next to Black Pond.  Go to full article

Heard up North: Retirement, with Yaks

Kenneth Wilson flies helicopters for the army. He's based at Fort Drum. He's a few years away from retirement. After years of traveling around the world away from his family,...  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Promoting Pro Wrestling (I Learned How in High School)

More than 2600 pro wrestling fans will be screaming on Saturday night. The World Wrestling Entertainment show is coming to Ogdensburg. It's all thanks to some enterprising...  Go to full article

Heard up North: The Warm Comforts of a Big Woodpile

Major Bowes runs Covewood Lodge on Big Moose Lake. We caught up with him just after chopping a dead maple tree...  Go to full article
Widrick with the mega-cow.

Heard Up North: Lowville's "Mega-Cow"

The village of Lowville has a new landmark to greet visitors in 2006. The Lowville Producer's Dairy Co-op bought a ten-foot tall, 1000-pound ceramic cow last month. The...  Go to full article

Heard up North: What Boxing Day?

The day after Christmas is known as Boxing Day in Canada. Most Americans aren't clear on what "boxing day" means...and neither are many Canadians. Lucy Martin sampled folks...  Go to full article

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