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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

Today's Arts Events

Arts & Culture
Jul 23, 2014 — Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare's effervescent comic about a flight-suited future teenager is now out in a paperback collection. Reviewer Etelka Lehoczky calls it "a high-spirited, often funny ride."
Jul 22, 2014 — Alan Cheuse reviews Angels Make Their Hope Here, by Breena Clarke.
Jul 22, 2014 — Arthur Allen's new book, The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl, describes how a WWII scientist in Poland smuggled the typhus vaccine to Jews — while his team made a weakened version for the Nazis.
Jul 22, 2014 — This year's Television Critics Association press tour found networks pitching hard for the view beyond overnight ratings. But getting the right number isn't the end of the issue.
Jul 22, 2014 — In 1990 when the episode first aired, AIDS testing was still new, and myths and misinformation ran rampant. But Rose, Blanche, Dorothy and Sophia taught us that AIDS can happen to anyone.

Love Makes a Family

A critically acclaimed photo exhibit of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their children goes on display this afternoon at the Unitarian-Universalist Church in Canton. Called "Love Makes a Family", the exhibit of photos allows family members to speak candidly about their lives, relationships and the way they deal with the pressures of homophobia. Photos and text from more than 20 families are included in the exhibit, which was first shown last weekend in the Hosmer Gallery on the SUNY Potsdam campus. It's sponsored by a number of local groups that support so-called nontraditional families - PFLAG - Parents, Friends and Family of Lesbians and Gays, Northern New York Families, PRISM, and the Unitarian-Universalist Church in Canton. Todd Moe caught up with the Reverend Anne Marsh, co-minister at the UU Church in Canton, yesterday afternoon, just as volunteers finished putting up the "Love Makes a Family" display.  Go to full article

American Identities: Lure of the Road

Mark Edmonds, author of Longrider, and Dee Gagnon, author of Dee Tours discuss their extensive experiences "on the road" and literature of the road. Both writers are taking part in the American Identities Festival this week at SUNY Potsdam.  Go to full article

Norman Hallendy: St. Lawrence Festival of the Arts Guest on Inuit Megaliths

Martha Foley spoke with Norman Hallendy, author of Inuksuit: Silent Messengers of the North.  Go to full article

Publishing Books in the Adirondacks: Sisters from the Bronx Open Publishing House in Tupper Lake

Two sisters from the Bronx have opened a publishing company in the Adirondacks. Highbridge Press moved to Tupper Lake last year. The fledgling company has already published...  Go to full article

Inuit Drumming and Throat Singing

Martha Foley reports on the Aqsarnit drum dancers and throat singers who visited Canton for St. Lawrence University's Festival of the Arts, focusing on Inuit culture.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Bone Dance by Wendy Rose

On this edition of our call-in on contemporary literature, our guest is poet Wendy Rose, talking about her volume of collected and new poems Bone Dance. Host Jackie...  Go to full article

Jose Kusugak, Inuit Tapirisat: From Snow Age to Space Age

The Inuit people populate a huge swath of land from Alaska in the West, across Canada to the Atlantic Ocean, and East to Greenland. Despite the broad territory, they speak a...  Go to full article

Peter Schickele Brings PDQ Bach to Potsdam

Peter Schickele and PDQ Bach: "The Jeckyl and Hyde Tour" visits the Crane School of Music Saturday night, February 24 at 7:30 in Hosmer Hall. The concert is part of the...  Go to full article

A Singing Valentine, Barbershop-style

As much a part of the American culture as Mom and apple pie, barbershop quartet singing is an American institution. It's alive today, largely through the efforts of an...  Go to full article

Dam Builders and Vow performed by Dale Hobson

Dale Hobson, NCPR Webnaut from Potsdam, New York, reading Dam Builders and Vow before a rowdy crowd at Martha And Ev's annual barn party, February 2001.  Go to full article

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