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All Before Five: 1/23/07

New rules on crossing the border could affect North Country tourism... A beef and ethanol facility housing 10,000 cows could be coming to St. Lawrence County... Member items under Albany's microscope... And an audio postcard from Avalanche Pass in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/22/07

Governor Eliot Spitzer names an economic development 'czar' for upstate New York... Debates over property taxes in Albany... And the art of farming.  Go to full article

Year on the Farm #4: plowing in between the rocks

Each Monday, we're listening to an episode from David Sommerstein's Year on the Farm with dairy farmer Bob Andrews. It's time for the May installment, when farmers are itching to start plowing. But soils vary according to microregion. Some of the last fields to be tilled are near Gouverneur, where the clay soil is cool and wet. That's where Bob Andrews lives.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/19/07

Kirsten Gillibrand talks about her new role as a U.S. Congresswoman from New York... The fight between the state Department of Transportation and residents of one North Country village... And another fight in the state Senate over rules.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/18/07

Clinton and McHugh tear apart President Bush's war plans... Politics not as usual in Albany... And killer shrimp invade the St. Lawrence and Great Lakes.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/17/07

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on Iraq and Afghanistan... A dramatic rescue in the North Country... Governor Spitzer calls for changing the way New York drafts its budget... And the Thousand Islands tourism industry hopes for better times - and more visitors from Pennsylvania.  Go to full article
Klaus Ebeling and one of his snowsculpting tools.
Klaus Ebeling and one of his snowsculpting tools.

Of ice and snow: art for winter's sake

Snow sculptors love winter. And in terms of ideal conditions, they learn to make due with what they get from nature. Todd Moe talks with world class ice and snow sculptor Klaus Ebeling. The 75-year-old artist lives in Jefferson county. He's just published a book on 25 years of traveling the world in search of ice and snow. For more information, contact Klaus at: ebeling@twcny.rr.com, or PO Box 134, Adams Center, NY 13606.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/16/07

More updates on the recent blast of wintry weather... Feuding between hunters and snowmobilers over trail access... News from Albany... And the North Country gets the star treatment.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/15/07

Winter comes roaring in to the North Country... Power outtages, accidents across the region, Red Cross opening shelters... Also a look at the weather's effect on plants... Saranac Lake nears agreement over fire contracts.  Go to full article
Bob Andrews on a beautiful late winter day in 2006.
Bob Andrews on a beautiful late winter day in 2006.

Year on the Farm #3: farm management

Spend time around a dairy farm, and you'll learn a lot about the farmer who owns it. Some barnyards are muddy and chaotic, others immaculate and organized. Some farmers get obsessed with grazing, or breeding perfect heifers, or using bugs to fight disease on their fields. Some love big tractors, others hate 'em. Each Monday, we're revisiting David Sommerstein's year of stories on everyday dairy farming with Bob Andrews, who farms near Gouverneur. Bob's a manager. Here's the March episode of a Year on the Farm.  Go to full article

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