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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.
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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.
Latkes and blintzes, oh my...
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 turned a profit. But he did turn the nearly dead line into an active transportation method for 40,000 tons of feed, fertilizer and logs.

It's not just the business that's a challenge. Ron got polio when he was two years old. He's used a leg brace or crutches for most of his life. That makes getting in and out of the train pretty difficult. But he was, that's where owning his own line comes in handy...  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 Army's worn since the 1980s, these uniforms - known as ACUs - are made for desert combat. Deployed soldiers have them, but the rest of Fort Drum wasn't supposed to be issued the new uniforms until January. That all changed when Dick Cheney came to town.... Top brass gave the order to ramp up delivery, and over the weekend, Bradley's Military Supply outside Fort Drum was elbow to elbow with soldiers getting outfitted. Workers have been hearing the same noise for the last five days...  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Rabbit Hunting

On the last day of deer season, Andy Pauls of Long Lake explains why he's looking forward to hunting snowshoe hares with his five beagles...  Go to full article

Heard up North: Amy Savitskie, Baker

The Co-op's 8th Annual Holdiay Bake Off is this Sunday, from noon to 4pm. Potsdam Food Co-op Purchaser Amy Savitskie is preparing in her kitchen...  Go to full article

Heard up North: Grace Brown's Last Letter

In July of 1906, a handsome young man named Chester Gillette was accused of drowning his pregnant girlfriend, Grace Brown, in a secluded cove at Big Moose Lake. Gillete's...  Go to full article
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Grace Brown's Last Love Letter

At Chester Gillette's trial in Herkimer, the prosecution read from Grace Brown's love letters. The last of those letters was written a week before her murder. The letter is...  Go to full article

Heard up North: The End of Greyhound

Betty Knight worked at the Greyhound Bus Lines office in Canton for 20 years. Greyhound has announced it will discontinue service from Syracuse to the North Country on...  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Building the Chinese Buffet

Traditional Chinese architecture has been popping up acros the North Country. Chinese pagodas grace the entrances of some of the new Asian buffets. Wendy Spencer of DeKalb...  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Seaway pilot Don Metzger

Seaway Pilot Don Metzger explains why the long nights of December are the toughest time for seaway navigation.  Go to full article

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