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Karen Solgård plays the distinctive Hardanger fiddle, which has an added  set of drone strings and is richly decorated--the lion of Norway replaces the traditional scroll.
Karen Solgård plays the distinctive Hardanger fiddle, which has an added set of drone strings and is richly decorated--the lion of Norway replaces the traditional scroll.

Karen Solg?rd: Hardanger fiddle music of Norway

A taste of Scandinavia! Norwegian-American fiddler Karen Solgård, from Minnesota, joins us live in the studio for folk music and conversation. She's in the North Country to lead a series of Norwegian folk music and dance workshops this weekend.  Go to full article

School Prayer Issue Divides Mohawk Community

A school prayer issue at a predominantly Mohawk school is headed to federal court despite a compromise offered this week. And the debate has divided the Akwesasne tribal council. Gregory Warner reports.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Welcome to the Homeland, Brian Mann

Red or blue? Country, or city? Since the last two presidential election nights, we've gotten used to seeing that "quick shot" of our political landscape. Simple to see, but hard to understand. How could "they" vote for John Kerry? How could "they" vote for George Bush?? And who is "they" anyway? Either "metros" or "homelanders" in Brian Mann's provocative look at America's political divide - based on the numbers, factoring in the history of our country and the changes in our own times, and with a true ear for the voices around us. Host Chris Robinson is joined by callers and a studio audience.  Go to full article
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Farmers wary of more wetlands

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to expand a program that helps farmers convert untillable acres into wetland habitat for birds. The program has already protected...  Go to full article

Giving Voice: Poet Duriel Harris

Poet Duriel Harris teaches at St. Lawrence University in Canton NY, and is one of many artists exploring "do-it-yourself" studio technology as a way to deepen the impact of...  Go to full article
Eliot Spitzer meets and greets in Massena.

Spitzer rallies labor in Massena

Attorney General Eliot Spitzer revved up organized labor in Massena Friday morning as a part of a 3-day Upstate campaign swing with his running-mate David Patterson. The...  Go to full article

Heard up North: St Lawrence's last words

All this month on All Before Five we're decoding place names in the North Country. Linking up names to namesakes, and exploring the history of place names we say every...  Go to full article

Arts Council honors Sally Hartman

Rensselaer Falls artist and teacher Sally White Hartman was given an award this year by the St. Lawrence County Arts Council. She owns the "Ladies First Gallery of Art",...  Go to full article
Duriel Harris

Poet Duriel Harris on Open Studio

Poet Duriel Harris, who teaches at St. Lawrence University in Canton, is one of many artists exploring "do-it-yourself" studio technology as a way to deepen the impact of...  Go to full article

Bush to nominate new Seaway chief

President Bush will nominate a college roommate and political ally to run the St. Lawrence Seaway. The White House announced Tuesday that Collister Johnson, Jr. will be...  Go to full article

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