Apr 23, 2013 — Canada disrupts a "major terror plot" supported by Al Qaeda. Elmira thinks twice about its fracking boom. Hydrofracking is a top concern at New York State's Earth Day lobbying day. Corruption is still Albany's topic A. And a preview of St. Lawrence University's production of the Vagina Monologues. Go to full article
Speed skater Bridie Farrell. Photo: Milwaukee Public Radio
Apr 22, 2013 — In a month of scandals, is it time for reform at the state Board of Elections? A sex abuse charge rocks US speedskating. And in our weekly gardening conversation, bringing Earth Day back home. Go to full article
An Amish garage in St. Lawrence County. Photo: Sarah Harris
Apr 18, 2013 — Amish farmers make an unusual partnership with dairy giant Agri-Mark. "Milk Not Jails" moves for the upstate economy to invest in dairy, not corrections. Sen. Charles Schumer says a new bipartisan immigration deal will help dairy farmers and immigrant workers.
A new poll finds New Yorkers want more action against corruption. BP will push forward with its Cape Vincent wind power project, although it's put its entire renewables division up for sale. And on Natural Selections: unusual pollinators. Go to full article
Dairy farmer Mike Kiechle of Philadelphia, NY. Photo: David Sommerstein
Apr 17, 2013 — Will the Greek yogurt boom help dairy farmers? Why some North Country parents want their kids to boycott New York state's standardized tests. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Assembly Democrats roll out some reform ideas. And the St. Lawrence University Wind Ensemble brings together campus and community. Go to full article
A worker checks finished yogurt cups at the North Country Dairy in North Lawrence. Photo: Courtesy Upstate Niagara Cooperative
Apr 16, 2013 — We talk to Canton native and Boston Marathon runner Laura Monroe-Duprey, who was turned back by bombs yesterday. Julie Grant gets a tour of the North Country Dairy, which is now making Greek-style yogurt. The North Country Regional Economic Development Council gets a crash course on Fort Drum's impact.
Brian Mann explores a dramatic drop in the New York and US prison inmate population. State lawmakers return to the Capitol to confront recent ethics scandals. And a new building will expand Shelburne Museum's cultural reach. Go to full article
Apr 15, 2013 — New York public school students in grades three through eight start taking standardized tests Tuesday. But some parents in Saranac Lake, Plattsburgh and elsewhere are rallying against the tests. Go to full article
Apr 15, 2013 — There's a lot left to do in the New York state legislature, but recent ethics scandals may overshadow the agenda. Costa Rica's jungle, in sound and pictures. A new report says NY's energy could near 100% renewable by 2030. On tax day, the state says it's going to crack down on evaders. And chill winds, be gone! It's time for a little gardening. Go to full article
Apr 12, 2013 — A look at what's delaying New York state's decision on hydraulic fracturing. US Sen. Charles Schumer lobbies to fix hazardous dams, including many in the North Country. A new report finds New York state's energy could near 100 percent renewable by 2030. Caramelo Trio are live in the studio. And our weekend conditions report for the Adirondacks. Go to full article
Apr 11, 2013 — NYS reform groups say Gov. Cuomo's corruption-fighting plan is a good 1st step. North Country schools face uncharted ground, with financial woes and mandates. How can they best proceed? A Cornell University project uses artificial intelligence to ID birds. And on Natural Selections: Leaf Cutter Ants. Go to full article