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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 the St. Lawrence County Farm Bureau's "A Day at the Farm" event at Jon Greenwood's dairy in Canton. Todd Moe has more.  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 the author of a book called Corridos in Migrant Memory. She's invited a Mexican band, Los Inalcanzables to perform "corridos" tonight at 7 at SLU's Student Center. "Corridos" are epic songs that were first sung when the Spanish arrived in the New World. They're like the collective autobiography of Mexico, telling stories about everything from farming and famous heroes to drug smuggling and crossing the border. New ones are always written to reflect contemporary lives. Chew-Sanchez told David Sommerstein she grew up in the border region of El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico, where "corridos" told the stories of the day...  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 Gordon is manager of Literacy Volunteers of St Lawrence County. Gregory Warner met her last year when he reported on a scrabble competition that Literacy Volunteers hosted. He called her back to talk about why her road in Slab City now has two names.  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

Heard up North: My "Green" Bathroom

Everybody loves an open house. Now you can check out your neighbor's cabinets AND cut your energy bills. Saturday, October 7th from 10-4 the GREEN BUILDINGS OPEN HOUSE will...  Go to full article

Canton rally protests Bush policies

Nearly 100 people rallied yesterday in Canton against new laws outlining military tribunals and interrogation techniques that passed in Washington last week. Martha Foley...  Go to full article
Workers finish installing the organ's cleaned and repaired pipes

Hosmer organ gets a new voice

Audiences will once again hear a familiar voice in the concert hall at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam later this month. Over the last six months, experts from...  Go to full article

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