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Woodcarver Gerry Holzman at work on a piece. A new exhibit “Never a Dull Moment, Photographs by Daniel Way, M.D. and Barn Windows of Washington County, Woodcarvings by Gerry Holzman” opens August 2 at the Widlund Gallery in the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek, NY.
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Spring Haiku Challenge

The kanji character "haru" means spring. It's time again for the annual NCPR Spring Haiku challenge. Join the hundreds who have sniffed out the season of new growth and put it all into a very few words

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Jul 24, 2014 — Is listening to our show the secret to succeeding at trivia games? And how! In this quiz, the answers are common phrases and titles that begin with "how," such as How I Met Your Mother.
Jul 24, 2014 — Why do we call them "French fries" even though they aren't French? When you're done pondering that question, you'll find that all answers in this final round contain nationalities.
Jul 24, 2014 — There's a trivia storm in the forecast: All the answers in this quiz are celebrities and characters whose names are weather-related. Which poet's travels were blocked by ice crystals? Robert Frost!
Jul 24, 2014 — Geography rocks! Jonathan Coulton sings songs by classic rock bands named after cities, states, countries and continents, while rewriting the lyrics to hint at the locations.
Jul 24, 2014 — At the Ask Me Another tea shop, we don't sell chai, but we do have tea that encourages faith and devotion: "loyal-tea." That's because all answers in this game sound like "tea." Share a cup with us!

Readers & Writers: Writers' Block Party: An Audio Magazine

Our guest is Amy Krouse Rosenthal, editor of a breakthrough publishing venture which might best be described as a compact disc marinated overnight in a magazine, a radio program, and a touch of those cool mix tapes you made in college. We'll be talking about Issue One: 51 minutes of entertainment provided by 18 contributors--writers, humorists, playwrights, essayists, bands and poets--including the U.S. poet laureate, Billy Collins.  Go to full article

Ice Sculptor Tim Linhart: Pachabel on Ice

Ice and snow sculpting are signature components of a North Country winter. The ice palace in Saranac Lake, the snow sculpting competition in St. Regis Falls make the best of the seasonal chill. As a warmer sun and longer days bid farewell to the snow, David Sommerstein brings us one last tribute to winter.

Ice sculpting is also popular in Colorado's Rocky Mountains, where David used to live. One creative sculptor crafted a quintet - three basses and two cellos - made almost entirely of ice.  Go to full article

Fourth Graders Singing the Blues

The Don Washington Blues Band along with fourth graders from Kennedy Elementary School in Ogdensburg performs an original blues tune that the students wrote and recorded for Black History Month.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Present Laughter at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

Noel Coward's Present Laughter, a co-production of the National Arts Centre and Citadel Theatre of Edmonton, opened February 8 in Ottawa. Resident theatre critic...  Go to full article

People: Sandra Steingraber, Author of Living Downstream

David Sommerstein talks with biologist and author Sandra Steingraber. She's spent more than two decades linking rising cancer rates to pollution in our air, our water, and...  Go to full article

Zesty Cuban Jazz from Jasek Manzano

21-year-old Cuban jazz trumpeter Jasek Manzano is in the North Country on his first trip ever to the United States. He's looking to fulfill a dream of studying music at the...  Go to full article

Song: Solo trumpet improvisation by Jasek Manzano

21-year-old Cuban jazz trumpeter Jasek Manzano was in the North Country on his first trip ever to the United States and stopped into the NCPR studio on February 26, 2002....  Go to full article

Theatre Review: When We Were Singing at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

When We Were Singing is delighting audiences at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening and has this review.  Go to full article
Joel Lipton with his Pellegrina viola

Ergonomics and Music

Todd Moe chats with violist Joel Lipton about his Pellegrina, an asymmetrical viola, designed to help prevent the onslaught of professionally related problems in the neck,...  Go to full article
Chris Shaw chats with students at Potsdam's Lawrence Elementary School

Musical Tribute to September 11 Victims

Potsdam 4th graders team up with Adirondack troubadour Chris Shaw for a musical tribute to the victims of September 11th. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article

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