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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.

Jim Wright is North Country Public Radio

Jim Wright protects the lands of the Ausable Club from harm by hikers and tourists, and protects hikers from harm by the land.  Go to full article

David Brown is North Country Public Radio

David Brown of Potsdam shares his rendition of Ode to Joy on the washtub bass.  Go to full article

Massena is North Country Public Radio

A few sounds from the annual Labor Day parade in Massena.  Go to full article

George Kennedy is North Country Public Radio

George Kennedy of Ogdensburg gives a few tips on the art of skateboarding.  Go to full article

Roy Kiechle is North Country Public Radio

Roy Kiechle of Philadelphia remembers raiding the cheese cellar in the family factory.  Go to full article

Frank Pastizo is North Country Public Radio

Frank Pastizzo from Saranac Lake explains what it takes to tell a good story.  Go to full article

Ron Griffin is North Country Public Radio

Ron Griffin of Dekalb describes the trials and tribulations of a NASCAR devotee.  Go to full article

Sheila Cerwonka is North Country Public Radio

Potsdam resident Sheila Cerwonka takes us through finding, preparing and cooking one of nature's serendipitous gifts, puffballs.  Go to full article

Kim Demers is North Country Public Radio

Kim Demers of Ogdensburg explains how to fish for salmon.  Go to full article

Margot and John Ernst are North Country Public Radio

Margot and John Ernst are seasonal residents of Elk Lake. John's family has summered there for generations.  Go to full article

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