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Some of you use CBC content and some of you don’t. But major changes just announced by the CBC will certainly affect future programing. Today at least, the most detailed reporting on this is coming out of CBC news: CBC to cut back supper-hour...
If you’ve ever been in desperate need of a job, you’ve probably been a victim of Career Induced Nausea (C.I.N.). This is a term I have coined regarding the phenomenon that occurs after you have been asked, “Where are you interning...
If you listen to NPR's Planet Money podcast, you know what they've been doing all year: following the production of a T-shirt – their T-shirt – from cotton to, well, T-shirt. Their reporting has spanned across continents, and is...
I'm loving Politico's brand new Morning Agriculture column. If you want a quick and easy way to keep up with farm and agriculture policy news, with a deep-politics, inside-the-Beltway focus, this is the read for you, too. The column comes out at 10...
A phone is a communications tool. A phone with a camera is not a celebration. It is a way to record an event. When do tools become the purpose of our lives rather than the means to achieve purpose? And how many pictures can you look at ever again?...



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Jul 21, 2014 — The last time the FCC saw this much public interest was after the Janet Jackson Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction. But research shows comments aren't likely to sway the agency's policy decision.
Jul 20, 2014 — James Garner, star of classic TV shows Maverick and The Rockford Files, died Saturday at age 86. TV critic Eric Deggans says he pioneered playing a new character: the "unhero."
Jul 16, 2014 — Time Warner has rejected a buyout offer, reportedly as high as $80 billion, from Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox. A deal between the two companies would create a media powerhouse — and a thicket of challenges for anti-trust regulators.
Jul 16, 2014 — This fall, ABC will offer its most ethnically diverse slate of new shows in recent memory. But getting people to talk freely about why that's happened is still difficult.
Jul 16, 2014 — Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox says that it sought to buy Time Warner last month, confirming an offer said to be worth $80 billion.


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Preview: From the Top Host Chris O'Riley Coming to Potsdam

This Saturday evening, pianist Christopher O'Riley will take a break from his duties as a radio host to perform a solo concert in Potsdam. His appearance coincides with the Julia Crane International Piano Competition. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article

Hauling Radio Gear Up Blue Mountain

For most of us, fall is a time to plant some bulbs, put up the storm windows, and stock up on wood or oil for the deep winter ahead. For North Country Public Radio, and especially for our intrepid engineer Radio Bob Sauter, fall is the time to batten down the hatches on our network of 21 radio transmitters. You know, that laundry list of stations - WSLU, WSLJ, WXLG, WXLH, and so on. It's an equipment-hauling, mountain-climbing job. A couple weeks ago David Sommerstein joined Radio Bob for a special radio expedition up Blue Mountain.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, Chris Hedges

Drawing from his experience as a New York Times correspondent in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Central America, Hedges explores the seductive attraction of war--for the soldier, the civilian and the war correspondent--in this brief but provocative work. Hedges and hosts Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson take listener questions.  Go to full article

Adirondack Life Named Best in its Class

Adirondack Life was named "Magazine of the Year" at the International Regional Magazine Association, or IRMA conference earlier this month. The award is the top honor...  Go to full article

Ask the Station: Listener Call-in, pt. 1

NCPR opened the phone lines to take listener questions about programming, news, or anything else related to our broadcast service. Station manager Ellen Rocco, program...  Go to full article

Online News Versus the Sunday Paper

A new study compares reading the news online to having the paper dropped at your door - and it has no good news for lovers of the Sunday paper. The Great Lakes Radio...  Go to full article

Study: North Country Suffers from Low Internet Visibility

Creating a website may be one of the best ways to showcase what a region or community has to offer. But a team of researchers at SUNY Plattsburgh has published a study...  Go to full article

Commentary: Free Speech

Defining free speech is tricky - in a media climate featuring Howard Stern and Janet Jackson. Ellen Rocco considers the slippery slope we're sliding on.  Go to full article

Canton Pursues Free Wireless Internet

Free use of the Internet: that's the idea behind a project called Access Canton. It's still in the idea stage, but with some funding through Sen. Jim Wright's office, a study...  Go to full article

Montreal-based Journalist Arrested In Plattsburgh

A newspaper in Canada is reporting that a Montreal-based journalist has been arrested in Plattsburgh and charged with aiding an internet scam. The reporter is being held at...  Go to full article

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