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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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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.

An Introduction to the North Country and Its Challenges

Karen St. Hilaire, executive director of the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, while introducing Michael Shuman, the keynote speaker of the Burt Symposium, delivered this eloquent distillation of the character of the North Country and an appreciation of the challenges it faces in developing a sustainable economy.  Go to full article

Panel Discussion: Going Local in a Global Economy

A highlight of the Burt Symposium was a panel discussion led by celebrated public radio talk host Christopher Lydon. Other panelists included keynote speaker Michael Shuman, author of Going Local, theater producer John Burt, and NCPR station manager Ellen Rocco. Their discussion was followed by lively Q & A with an audience of 100 in St. Lawrence University's Eben Holden Hall.  Go to full article

St. Lawrence County Posts Community Profiles

The St. Lawrence County Planning Office has posted details gathered during the 2000 Census on the Internet. The community profiles provide in depth pictures of who lives where, and how. Martha Foley spoke with Planner John Tenbusch.  Go to full article

Isolation in the North Country?

Some people say isolation is the North Country's greatest curse. Others say it's our greatest blessing. Neal Burdick, Associate Director of Communications at St. Lawrence...  Go to full article

What's a Jefferson County Resident?

Jefferson County residents like where they live, would like it better if there were more jobs, volunteer 10 hours a week, and go to Canada less than they used to. That's...  Go to full article

Mohawk Nation Radio Keeps the Language Alive

David Sommerstein profiles CKON-FM, Mohawk Nation Radio at Akwesasne. Last year, CKON began broadcasting Mohawk language classes over the air.  Go to full article

Living North Country: A Talk with the Editors

Martha Foley talks with editors Neal Burdick and Natalia Singer about their new book, Living North Country: Essays on Life and Landscape in Northern New York.  Go to full article

Excerpts from Living North Country: Essays of Life and Landscapes in Northern New York

Writers Elizabeth Inness-Brown and Heather Allison-Jenkins read excerpts from the new book Living North Country: Essays of Life and Landscapes in Northern New York.  Go to full article

Looking for the North Country: Is there a distinct North Country culture? Call-in #5

We conclude our series of five radio call-in conversations about the place, the people, the history and the local culture we call North Country. Tonight we explore the...  Go to full article

Looking for the North Country: Are we what we make? Call-in #4

We continue our series of five radio call-in conversations about the place, the people, the history and the local culture we call North Country. Tonight we explore the...  Go to full article

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