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Anglers Repose on the St. Lawrence

Memorial Day weekend is when many North Country anglers dust off the rods, reels, and lures and start fishing in earnest. Walleye and northern pike seasons have been open all May. Bass are protected until the third week of June. David Sommerstein spent a morning with two veteran guides on the St. Lawrence River. He sends this audio postcard.  Go to full article
Barb Heller in the NCPR Studio
Barb Heller in the NCPR Studio

The Family Plot performed by Barb Heller

In tonight's "Giving Voice" feature we hear a poem, "The Family Plot," inspired by a Memorial Day visit to a small North Country riverside cemetery, where the grave of a long-lived Civil War veteran was surrounded by the graves of his family. Author Dale Hobson breaks from the holiday tradition of remembering the fallen to commemorate those who return from war to live in peace. This imagined homecoming was set to music by Barbara Heller, who recorded this performance earlier today.  Go to full article
Becky Harblin, left, in her garden.
Becky Harblin, left, in her garden.

Becky Harblin: Art in the Garden

Open Studio co-hosts Beth Robinson and Hilary Oak recently joined gardener Becky Harblin at her West Potsdam farm in St. Lawrence County. It was just after a thunderstorm rumbled through and dropped buckets of rain. Becky's backyard and garden plots are filled with herbs, perennials, wildflowers and surrounded by sturdy stone walls. It's a place where everything comes together--nature and art. Scattered among the garden "rooms" are her handmade sculptures.  Go to full article
Amy Ivy
Amy Ivy

Spring Gardening Call-in with Amy Ivy

Cornell Cooperative Extension horticulturist and NCPR gardening maven Amy Ivy take calls from listeners about the best thing to do in May--work in the garden. Tips, troubleshooting, suggestions and more. With host Martha Foley.  Go to full article

Web Only: Farmworker Legal Services of NY

Listen to David Sommerstein's interview with Jim Schmidt, co-director of Farmworker Legal Services of New York, based in Rochester. He talks about the common abuses Hispanic migrant farmworkers face in New York.  Go to full article
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

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