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US Proposes Border Card, like EZ Pass

The Department of Homeland Security sparked controversy earlier this year with a proposal to require passports or similar documents at the US Canadian border. Critics say it would hamper tourism and slow border traffic. The Bush administration has been working on a compromise. It offered a plan last week. Gregory Warner reports.  Go to full article
Bob Andrews and his silos, topped off for winter.

A Year on the Farm: batten down the hatches

This year, David Sommerstein's been sending monthly audio postcards from Bob Andrews' 80-cow dairy farm near Gouverneur. At this time of year, farmers are in high gear to batten down the hatches for winter. They're stowing away machinery and trying to get that last cutting in from the fields to top off the silo. Here's another edition of A Year on the Farm.  Go to full article

After 27 years, Potsdam lumber mill shuts down

Potsdam Hardwoods has shut its doors. The lumber mill opened 27 years ago. But rising costs, and foreign competition, have forced the mill's Canadian owners to consolidate. Gregory Warner has more.  Go to full article

Small protest to hispanic laborers

There's been little public opposition in the North Country to the growing number of Hispanic workers on dairy farms. But earlier this month, a small group protested outside...  Go to full article

Mexican corridos: the people's autobiography in song

A St. Lawrence University professor specializes in a genre of Mexican music that tells the stories of how migrant workers get to the United States. Martha Chew-Sanchez is...  Go to full article

Heard up North: The Road with Two Names

We've been talking about place names in the north country. But what about when people try to change those names? Today's heard up north is a cautionary tale of sorts. Bobby...  Go to full article

Bush friend new Seaway chief

A close friend and college roommate of President Bush was sworn in as the new head of the St. Lawrence Seaway yesterday. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Vince and Louise Boyea in their rural Westville, NY home.<br /><br />

TAUNY honors local ?legends?

Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, TAUNY, will honor masters of traditional life at the 2006 North Country Heritage Awards this weekend. The awards will be presented at...  Go to full article

Gasification: alternative energy miracle?

The Potsdam-based Zeropoint Clean Technology is building a privately funded plant in Massena. It's scheduled to be built by early 2007. It's a small test facility, but the...  Go to full article
Radio producer Shea Shackelford

Big Shed: Radio for, by the people

Radio producer Shea Shackelford is an audio zealot. He's done stories for NPR and Public Radio International. He also hosts an independent podcast called Big Shed. ...  Go to full article

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