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Report: immigrants moving to rural America

The story of immigrants flooding America's cities is almost as old as the United States itself. But a new report shows a shifting trend. While cities remain the main destination, a growing number of immigrants are settling in small, rural communities. They're drawn to jobs in agriculture, meatpacking, and the tourism and resort industries. Leif Jensen wrote the report for the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. He told David Sommerstein that immigrants to small towns tend to poorer and less well educated than those who settle in cities. They also tend to be Mexican, married, and employed.  Go to full article
Thistle Tulla-Carson listens back to a song during her UpNorth Music recording session.

About Thistle Tulla Carson and Jerry Lavene

Jazz vocalist Thistle Tulla Carson loves to evoke the glamour of the 1920s in her stage appearances. She dresses in velvet gowns, long gloves and pearls for performances, hoping to transport her audience to a simpler, maybe more romantic time. Jazz guitarist Jerry Lavene accompanied Thistle for the UpNorth Music recordings. They spoke with Jill Breit.  Go to full article
Jeremy Hutchins

About Jeremy Hutchins

Jeremy Hutchins studies visual arts during the day, and writes songs and plays music at night. The day we met him, he was planning to hit the slopes at Titus Mountain to catch the first good snow of the year.  Go to full article
Chris Clarke, from Swimming In Speakers, getting ready to record for UpNorth Music.

About Swimming In Speakers

Chris Clarke lived all over the United States and Europe before returning to his hometown last year. While living in Los Angeles, he became very interested in electronic...  Go to full article

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Performed by Swimming in Speakers in Malone, NY for UpNorth Music.  Go to full article

Seaway nominee supports transparency

President Bush has nominated a New York City attorney and political ally of Governor Pataki to sit on the board that oversees the St. Lawrence Seaway. As David Sommerstein...  Go to full article
Nadine Nelson, Gary Greenland, Mike O'Reilly and Dave Nichols

About Dave Nichols and Spare Change

Dave is known nationally as a master inlay artist and instrument maker, but he also loves to play bluegrass. He and his partner Nadine, who plays bass, spend the summer on...  Go to full article
Irate Primates: Carlos Moses and Dominic Pirozzi

About Irate Primates

Hip-hop musicians Dominic Pirozzi and Carlos Moses describe themselves as lyricists and beat makers who want to avoid the gangsta cliché of the genre. They became friends...  Go to full article

Clarkson teams with Buffalo firm on bio-diesel

Potsdam and Clarkson University officials held a ceremonial ribbon cutting yesterday, marking the opening of N-D Fusion - a technology start-up that will soon begin work on...  Go to full article

Fish disease prompts ban on ballast water

An emerging fish disease known as viral hemorrhagic septicemia, or VHS, has prompted a proposed ban on the use of ballast water in the Great Lakes. Chuck Quirmbach reports...  Go to full article

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