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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.

Heard Up North: The Wreath-Maker

Martha Foley visited Jane Desotelle at her Underwood Herb workshop on a very cold day about a week ago. Jane ships her hand-made wreaths all over the country, including to Traditional Arts in Upstate New York.  Go to full article

Heard up North: Tree Farm 2 (A Goodbye)

The Van de Water tree farm outside Canton will hang up its saws for good after this year's holiday season.  Go to full article

Heard up North: Tree Farm

Laird's Tree Farm, in Osgoode Ontario.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Funk/Soul, Powered by Vegetables

Revision is a funk/soul band out of Ithaca. They've been touring for about two years. Two weeks ago, they converted their touring van to run on vegetable oil. Tonight,...  Go to full article

Heard Up North: On The Roof

Chimney sweep Al Piercey has a saying: the first time he falls off a roof will be his last. Today we visit him, up on the roof...  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Bionic Tonic

Ed Clark, adjunct professor of modern languages at SUNY Potsdam, calls in with the recipe for his favorite home remedy.  Go to full article
Cool cats, Dean and Cody, pose with Santa.

Heard Up North: "Pet Santa"

As if it wasn't enough that he has billions of kids to worry about... Santa is taking time out for photos with pets, all to raise money for Spay/Neuter/Now in St. Lawrence...  Go to full article
Latkes and blintzes, oh my...

Heard Up North: More Latkes Please!

A trip to the Potsdam Synagogue's Food Festival...  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Railroad Dreams

Running a train has always been a romantic business. Ronald Crowd took over the Batten Kill Railroad in Washington County. He's owned it for two decades and still hasn't...  Go to full article
Bradley's Military Supply

Heard Up North: Soldiers React to Vice President's Speech

If you watched Vice President Cheney's speech on TV you saw soldiers sitting behind him wearing light grey camouflage uniforms. Unlike the darker green uniforms that the...  Go to full article

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