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Duriel Harris
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 their work. In this Giving Voice segment she creates a richly-textured soundscape of music, sampled sound, and vocal effects to amplify the power of her words. Dale Hobson asked the poet how her composition "Self Portrait at the Millennium"--inspired by the image of a 1950s lynching--was put together.  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 nominated to serve a seven-year term. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Board of Ed to decide accredition for troubled-teen school

The Academy at Ivy Ridge is a school for troubled teens in Ogdensburg. It functions like a boarding school, but it's not yet accredited by the state. That caused problems last year when the Attorney General's office caught the school handing out high school diplomas. Ivy Ridge was ordered to refund some of the falsely graduated seniors' tuition, and to stop advertising itself as an accredited school. Currently the school is being sued by parents and students for misrepresenting itself. Next Monday the State Board of Education decides whether to finally award the school accreditation. Gregory Warner reports.  Go to full article

Housing tight at SUNY Canton

College students across the North Country are moving in and meeting roommates as school get underway. A few students at SUNY Canton are scrambling for last-minute housing...  Go to full article

Books: Oswegatchie: A North Country River

Todd Moe talks with Canton writer/editor Chris Angus about his new book, Oswegatchie: A North Country River. The book explores the history and lore of the...  Go to full article

TAUNY celebrates 20 years

Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, or TAUNY, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Todd Moe talks with director Varick Chittenden about 20 years of collecting...  Go to full article
Bob's more than six feet tall, so the corn really is high...

A Year on the Farm: The sound of corn growing

This year, David Sommerstein's spending time each month on one dairy farm to learn more about what farmers do every day. The series is called A Year on the Farm. Our...  Go to full article
Dr. John Schwaller

SUNY Potsdam welcomes new president

It's a busy week at many of the colleges and universities in the region. Classes start next week. SUNY Potsdam students will welcome a new president when they return to...  Go to full article

Clarkson workers hold second protest

Dozens of Clarkson University workers marched through downtown Potsdam on Thursday afternoon. They're protesting a contract offer from the school. Gregory Warner reports.  Go to full article

DEC, anglers meet on cormorants

Cormorants are a native fish-eating bird. Almost killed off by pesticides earlier in the century, cormorants are back, and sport fisherman say they're eating up their...  Go to full article

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