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Lynne Rossetto Kasper (right) with Martha Foley in the studio.
Lynne Rossetto Kasper (right) with Martha Foley in the studio.

Call-in Special with Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of The Splendid Table

Food maven Lynne Rossetto Kasper talks with NCPR callers about the lively arts of cooking and dining, and the passion for food. Martha Foley and Jackie Sauter co-host.  Go to full article

Strong Loonie Brings Canadian Shoppers South

A strong loonie - almost 90 cents to the dollar - is tempting Canadian shoppers across the border. Douglas Hopper has a report from the St. Lawrence Center Mall in Massena.  Go to full article

Assembly Pushes for Rollback of Rockefeller Drug Laws

The Democratic-led Assembly is pushing for a rollback of some of the Rockefeller-era drug laws. They say too many people are lingering in prison for years because of felony convictions for selling relatively small amounts of drugs. They say more money should be spent on rehab programs. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Farmers, Parents Demand Stricter ATV Laws

Environmentalists, farmers and concerned parents have gotten together to demand stricter laws against the use of All Terrain Vehicles in New York State. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Ogdensburg Children, Mother, Hospitalized in Drug Overdose

Two children hospitalized with apparent drug overdoses are improving. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
SUNY Canton's Joe Rappa at work with his biodiesel brewing tools.
SUNY Canton's Joe Rappa at work with his biodiesel brewing tools.

Biodiesel Forum Kicks Off Energy Fair

A forum on building a biodiesel plant in St. Lawrence County kicks off this weekend's North Country Sustainable Energy Fair. One of the panelists is Joe Rappa, who commutes between Mexico, NY and Canton using a car powered by biodiesel. He brews the fuel himself. He showed David Sommerstein how. This story first aired in 2003.  Go to full article

Land Values on the Rise in LeRay

Commercial development around Fort Drum is causing a huge hike in property assessments in the surrounding area. And this means higher taxes. In the town of LeRay, some landowners fear being pushed out. Douglas Hopper has the story.  Go to full article

Investigation into Lake George Fire Continues

A Lake George fire official says a blaze that ripped through the tourist village over the weekend might have been contained if a gift shop owner hadn't removed his sprinkler system. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Girl Scouts to Combine Area Councils

Girl Scouts of the North Country is planning to join forces with three surrounding councils. The North Country council - headquartered in Plattsburgh - now serves all of Franklin and Clinton Counties and parts of St Lawrence, Hamilton and Essex Counties. The new mega-council will encompass 16 counties with nearly 20,000 scouts. Douglas Hopper has the story.  Go to full article

Drum Troops Reinforce Baghdad

Since the bombing of a famous shrine in Samarra, Iraq, in Februrary, sectarian violence in the country has skyrocketed. As a response, the US military dispatched several thousand Iraqi and American soldiers into Baghdad as reinforcements. One of the units pulled into the capital was the 1st Brigade of the 10th Mountain Division. The brigade is based at Fort Drum near Watertown and has been in Iraq since last August. Its 3500 soldiers are expected to return later this summer. Before the shrine bombing, many of the brigade's units had been stationed in rural areas outside the city. Freelance reporter Ben Gilbert was embedded with some of them, and has this report on the transition to Baghdad.  Go to full article

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