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"Gardener," oil on canvas. Artist: John Stanford. If you are interested in John's work ,you can reach him via email: john@yukagraphics.com
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Spring Haiku Challenge

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Today's Arts Events

Arts & Culture
Apr 18, 2014 — Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday. It would be hard to overstate the importance of his novels, but author Gustavo Arellano recommends getting to know him in a different medium.
Apr 18, 2014 — Gathered in Washington for a comic book convention, these costumed enthusiasts shared how their favorite characters would run the country.
Apr 18, 2014 — The port town of Bayonne in France's Basque region is known for its colorful food and culture. And since 1464, its residents have celebrated the remarkable, local cured ham at the springtime Ham Fair.
Apr 18, 2014 — Bob Mondello reviews the new Fading Gigolo, a surprisingly sweet dramedy in which John Turturro plays the gigolo, Woody Allen plays his pimp, and things don't go nearly as wrong as they could.
Apr 18, 2014 — Every so often an arthouse director dips a toe into the horror genre and you realize vampires and space aliens are subjects too rich to be the property of schlockmeisters, says critic David Edelstein.

TAUNY Cookbook Wins National Award

The Traditional Arts In Upstate New York's cookbook, Good Food, Served Righthas won first place in the 2000 Tobasco Community Cookbook Competition. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

"Twisted": the Case of the Young Author

Educators are on high alert for signs of school violence in the post-Columbine era. Recently near Cornwall, Ontario, a high school student wrote a drama class essay called "Twisted". It's the story of a bullied teenager who plans to blow up his school for revenge. As a result of the story, the student was suspended from school and served over a month in jail. As David Sommerstein reports, the case has sparked a controversial and highly publicized debate in Canada.  Go to full article

Redaers & Writers: Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

Our guest is Octavia Butler, talking about her science fiction novel Parable of the Sower, a cautionary tale set in the near future. Co-hosts Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson are joined in the studio by teachers and students from Canton Central School.  Go to full article

Long Distance: Author Bill McKibben Races "The Loppet" in Lake Placid

Adirondack author Bill McKibben has written a new book called "Long Distance: A Year of Living Strenuously". It's the chronicle of his year on the cross-country ski circuit,...  Go to full article

Eileen Ivers and "Crossing the Bridge"

Todd Moe chats with Eileen Ivers, traditional Irish fiddle champion. She's been called the "Jimi Hendrix of the violin." Eileen Ivers and her band were in concert January...  Go to full article

Song: Mustang Sally by Hot Rods on Blocks

Hot Rods On Blocks performing Mustang Sally live on The Radio Bob Show, January 17, 2001.

Left: Radio Bob--the early years: at the keyboard in 1967...  Go to full article
Violinist Soovin Kim with elementary school students in Plattsburgh.

Musical Homecoming for Plattsburgh's Soovin Kim

This weekend music lovers in the Plattsburgh area have an opportunity to hear a world-class string quartet. The ensemble has spent the past week giving workshops at schools...  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Winter Reading Call-in

Time to recommend your favorite fireside reading. Host Ellen Rocco is joined by literary omnivore Rick Hunter to pick though the best new titles and old favorites, and to...  Go to full article

Theme Music Composed for the Morning New Hour

Paul Siskind made a truly unique contribution to North Country Public Radio, composing the theme music used during our morning news hour and arranging it in many styles for...  Go to full article

Two Tuvan songs performed by Ional Sam

Sixteen-year old Tuvan throat singer Ional Sam toured the Adirondacks in December 2000 as part of a visiting Russian delegation. Brian Mann recorded him in Ray Brook.  Go to full article

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