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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 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.
Jul 22, 2014 — Also: A survey suggests that the dispute between Amazon and Hachette may be deterring customers; Harper Lee apparently has questionable taste in coffee.

Sweetgrass Baskets

Martha Foley followed the scent of sweetgrass to find a group of Mohawk women making baskets at the 1987 North Country Folklife Festival in Massena.  Go to full article
Portrait of Helen Hosmer by Juan Martinez

Helen M. Hosmer: An audio biography

Dr. Helen M Hosmer, Dean Emerita of the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, retired in 1966 after 44 years at the school. Among the forefront of music educators in the United States, her mark on the school she served endures today, as it does on the countless students who passed through Crane over the years. Martha Foley prepared this audio biography on the occasion of Crane's Centennial year.  Go to full article

From the Vault: Eddie Shaw and the Wolf Gang live at Django's

Chicago blues legend Eddie Shaw and his band, the Wolf Gang, made regular North Country appearances in the late 70s and early 80s. NCPR's Josh Sacco recorded them live at the popular music venue and watering hole, Django's, in Potsdam NY on the night of April 29, 1983, for his program North Country Music.

The Band:
Eddie Shaw: vocals, saxophone and harp
"Vann" Shaw: guitar
"Shorty" Gilbert: bass
"Slim" Holt: drums
Bobby Dixon: piano  Go to full article
The Rolling Clones vamping on the moon. Photo collage by Paul Davison.

The Vault: The Rolling Clones in concert at ATO Fraternity

Recorded at ATO Fraternity, St. Lawrence University, Canton NY, on April 3, 1982, this concert aired on NCPR's North Country Music show, hosted by Josh Sacco.
...  Go to full article
Flying Wedge was a regular at St. Lawrence Valley music venues such as The Wild Oat in Potsdam.

From the Vault: Flying Wedge Live, 1981

In these live recordings done in part by Brian Zolner at The Proteus 9 Studio in Canton and Josh Sacco at the Hut in Colton and SLU's ATO fraternity, host Felicia Otero talks...  Go to full article

From the Vault: Makin' Bacon and friends live at WTSC On-Air Coffeehouse

Once a North Country favorite, the bluegrass band Makin' Bacon plays some tunes at the WTSC-FM live on-the-air coffeehouse on Clarkson's campus in this hour-long "North...  Go to full article
Band sketch by Matt Gordon, from their 1980 LP <i>Backroad Breakdown</i>.

From the Vault: St. Regis River Valley String Band in Concert c. 1975

The North Country's very own St. Regis River Valley String Band, featuring Dave Danks, Linda Danks, Bruce Foley, Billy Thatcher and Theresa Broadwell, plays traditional tunes...  Go to full article

From the Vault: 1974 Annual Russell Fiddlers' Contest

Host Jackie Sauter takes listeners to the small town of Russell, NY, and the Russell School gymnasium for the 1974 4th annual Russell Fiddlers' Contest, sponsored by the...  Go to full article

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