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Revisiting "The Slick of '76"

Tonight and tomorrow are the last performances of The Slick of '76, A Musical Catastrophe at the Clayton Opera House. The revived musical commemorates the 30th anniversary of a 300,000 gallon oil spill in the heart of the Thousand Islands. Thick, gooey crude coated the shoreline from Alexandria Bay to Massena. The accident remains one of the largest inland oil spills in the United States. Many river residents still remember where they were on June 23, 1976. The event re-shaped the way a generation views its relationship to the river and the giant freighters that ply its waters. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/27/06

The EPA grants another delay for General Electric's dredging PCBs from the Hudson River. Photojournalist Bill Putnam talks about snapping pictures in the deadly warzone of Baghdad. Grant money for restoring the Clayton Opera House. And - drum roll, please - one of the 50 most beautiful people in Washington, DC is Congressman John McHugh.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: 7/26/06

A summary of the Spitzer-Suozzi debate in the campaign to be the Democratic candidate for Governor. The Adirondack park Agency faced a tough crowd at last night's hearing over a Lowe's in Ticonderoga. The Gregg Smith Singers turn children's poetry into song.  Go to full article

Spitzer and Suozzi clash in debate

Democrats Eliot Spitzer and Tom Suozzi clashed in last night's first gubernatorial campaign debate. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Blazer says ski weekend invitation process needs reform

The head of the state authority that organizes a Lake Placid ski weekend for members of Congress says the way people are invited to the event needs to be changed. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: 7/25/06

The NTSB issues its final report detailing its investigation into the Ethan Allen accident on Lake George. Governor Pataki delivers $20 million for a new convention center in Lake Placid. Hearings continue over a controversial ski weekend sponsored by Congressman John Sweeney. Two homegrown retailers, Hackett's and Wise Buys, may join forces. And Larry the "Fish Guy" reveals the secrets behind his fresh seafood.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: 7/24/06

Walmart supporters and opponents put their strategies in motion in Saranac Lake. Chris Knight has an update. Eliot Spitzer and Hillary Clinton consolidate their big leads in the latest polls. Lucy Martin takes a tour of Watson's Mill in Manotick, Ont.  Go to full article
Natalia Singer & Jake Dillon
Natalia Singer & Jake Dillon

StoryCorps: World War II flyer

Conversation by conversation, interview by interview, StoryCorps is collecting the stories and voices of our time. After two weeks on the village green in Canton, the StoryCrops MobileBooth is now at Flower Memorial Library in Watertown. While the studio was in Canton, Natalia Singer interviewed Jake Dillon about his days as a flyer in World War Two.  Go to full article
Yvonne Todd and her mother, Emma Westdijk
Yvonne Todd and her mother, Emma Westdijk

StoryCorps: life in Indonesia during World War II

Conversation by conversation, interview by interview, StoryCorps is collecting the stories and voices of our time. After two weeks on the village green in Canton, the StoryCrops MobileBooth is now at Flower Memorial Library in Watertown. While the studio was in Canton, Yvonne Todd interviewed her mother, Emma Westdijk, about her life as a teenager in Indonesia during World War Two.  Go to full article

StoryCorps: Growing up Asian-American in the North Country

Inside soundproof booths across the country, friends and loved ones are interviewing each other about their lives. The booths belong to StoryCorps, a project that collects the stories of everyday people in order to create an oral history of America. One of these mobile recording studios has been in Canton for the last couple of weeks, and a few days ago Esther Oey from Brushton interviewed her sister, Rebecca. They talked about what it was like to grow up as Asian-Americans in the North Country.  Go to full article

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