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Born Sept. 25, 1906, Shostakovich is considered one of the most important figures in 20th-century music
Born Sept. 25, 1906, Shostakovich is considered one of the most important figures in 20th-century music

Preview: Shostakovich Festival

The North Country will have the opportunity to join the worldwide centennial celebration of the birth of the famous composer Dmitri Shostakovich with "A Shostakovich Festival: A Centennial Celebration of Soviet Russia's Greatest Composer", presented jointly by SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music and St. Lawrence University. Todd Moe has a preview.  Go to full article
Sir Harold Kroto

Nobel laureate voices energy concerns

Sir Harold Kroto is known to the scientific community for discovering a previously unknown form of carbon, called "buckminsterfullerene". It's been called a "buckyball", because it looks like a molecular soccer ball. Kroto was awarded the Nobel prize in chemistry for the discovery in 1996. But Kroto had a more generalist message when he spoke Monday at Clarkson University. He said scientists have to speak out about our energy consumption habits and their effect on the global environment. Kroto is a professor of chemistry at Florida State University. He told David Sommerstein that scientists can quantify the long-term effects of our energy addiction.  Go to full article
Cong. John McHugh

McHugh skeptical of border report

Congressman John McHugh says a report on northern border security is "draconian" and goes too far. A Congressional task force concluded more than 10,000 troops are needed to secure the border with Canada. David Sommerstein has more.  Go to full article
Patricia Towne (r) and Ann Fillhart

StoryCorps: Growing up Non-Native American among the Mohawks

StoryCorps is an oral history project based on the idea that the stories of everyday people are the most important and interesting of all. Each week NCPR brings you a story...  Go to full article
Young gardeners Syl and Sage hunt for potatoes in the Cecilie Garden

Harvest time in a community garden

Dozens of gardening volunteers continue the harvest at two community gardens in Canton and Potsdam. The gardens are being tended by students from SUNY-Potsdam and members of...  Go to full article

Heard up North: Slab City, Sodom, and Swastika

We've been running a series about place names in the North Country. It started out by accident - a feature on Saint Lawrence led to more calls about local place names and...  Go to full article
Swan's "Joaquin Nin-Culmell, composer" - from the collection of Benjamin Franklin V, South Carolina.

"Lost Art Found," the recovered works by Paul Swan

Todd Moe talks with the curators of a new exhibit at SUNY-Potsdam that includes some of the paintings of artist, actor, dancer, poet and musician Paul Swan. The New York...  Go to full article
A U.S. Coast Guard inflatable boat at Chippewa Bay with deployed oil booms in the background.

Spill drill exposes Seaway response needs

A tanker had gone aground on Whiskey Island shoal on the St. Lawrence Seaway, spilling 100,000 gallons of thick oil. That was the nightmare scenario emergency responders on...  Go to full article
Michael Swamp (r) & son Nolan

StoryCorps: Mohawk ironworker remembers 9/11

Inside soundproof booths across the country, friends and loved ones are interviewing each other about their lives. The booths belong to StoryCorps, a project that collects...  Go to full article

Teen canoeist repeat champ

The teen champion of Interpretive Freestyle Canoeing did it again last weekend. 14-year-old Jonathan Hammond of Clayton edged out Marc Orstein to win the men's national...  Go to full article

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