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Audio Series
StoryCorps in the North Country: North Country residents have shared their stories with this national oral history project during visits to the region in 2006 and in 2008.
Audio Series
Looking for the North Country
NCPR and TAUNY, Traditional Arts of Upstate New York, spent October 2000 exploring the place, the people and the culture we call the North Country.
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Audio Play:
No Bigger Than a Piano Box: a North Country Schoolhouse in 1893
By historian Betsy Kepes. Based on the 1893 diary of a North Country schoolteacher. A Women's History Month special. Teacher's guide and CD available.
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Audio Slideshow:
Finding the North Country
A new exhibit at TAUNY (Traditional Arts in Upstate New York) tells the story of North Country life with pictures. Finding the North Country: Stories of Local Life Through Photographs revisits the theme of North Country identity explored in the 2000 radio collaboration "Looking for the North Country." The photographs will remain on display through November 25, 2006.
Multimedia Series
Meet the Masters of North Country Folklife
Profiling people who have mastered and conserved a variety of family and community traditions over several generations in the North Country and who actively practice them today. Together, they exemplify a living history of our North Country and a way of life otherwise often difficult to explain. An ongoing project of Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY).
Audio Series
Living North Country: Essays on Life and Landscapes in Northern New York, edited by Neal Burdick and Natalia Singer at St. Lawrence University, recently became available in bookstores. We invited several of the contributing authors into the NCPR studio to record excerpts in their own voices.
Writing Contest
The Writing Contest for Young and Adult Writers
The Adirondack Center for Writing and North Country Public Radio offer a literature award to regional writers. The Writing Contest is held biennially. We will offer prizes in two genres per session; this year (2005-2006) the genres are nature writing and memoir.
Audio Novel
Eben Holden: A Tale of the North Country
This three-hour NCPR production of Irving Bacheller's timeless tale of the North Country, the 1900 bestseller Eben Holden, features many local voices and talents.

Caleb Newell is North Country Public Radio

Caleb Newell, 16, of Heuvelton, has his permit and hopes to have the license soon to make a motorized North Country getaway.  Go to full article

Devon Murphy is North Country Public Radio

Devon Murphy of Madrid talks about the qualities that drew her back to life in the North Country.  Go to full article

Earl Belile is North Country Public Radio

Earl Belile from Colton learned bluegrass music and a taste for simple things from his southern squadron mates in the Air Force. He plays the mandolin every morning.  Go to full article

Don Perkins is North Country Public Radio

Bluegrass fiddler Don Perkins of Chazy tells how he came to pick up the instrument he loves second-best in life (next to his wife).  Go to full article

Nina Sullivan is North Country Public Radio

Nina Sullivan of Banker Orchards in Plattsburgh talks about this year's apple crop and the pleasures of the harvest.  Go to full article

Commentary: How To Be A North Country Seasonal: A Primer

Many north country natives view seasonal residents, or "seasonals" as outsiders. Commentator Paul Willcott offers this three-part primer for part-time residents on how to...  Go to full article

Ken Deedy is North Country Public Radio

Ken Deedy of Grindstone Island talks about island families with deep roots in the North Country, and American History.  Go to full article

Jane Barlow is North Country Public Radio

Jane Barlow from Big Moose Lake explains the "palisade" style of seasonal camp construction.  Go to full article

Paul Smiths is North Country Public Radio

Sounds of the collegiate woodsmen's team from Paul Smith's, the College of the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

Kelvin LaBrake is North Country Public Radio

Kelvin LaBrake of LaBrake Farm puts his cattle out to graze.  Go to full article

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