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Spitzer Begins Statewide Campaign Tour

The Democratic party's designated choice for governor has launched a bus tour of the state -- making his first stop in Rochester. Elliot Spitzer and running mate David Patterson spoke at Anthony Square near the Susan B. Anthony House. Bud Lowell was there.  Go to full article

Cuomo Chosen as the Democrats' Attorney General Candidate

Andrew Cuomo, the son of former Governor Mario Cuomo, was anointed by delegates to the Democratic state convention as their designee for state attorney general. Andrea Bernstein has more from Buffalo.  Go to full article

Democrats Choose Clinton for Senate

Hillary Rodham Clinton was unanimously endorsed for a second term in the U.S. Senate as the Democratic state convention wound up in Buffalo yesterday. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article
Eliot Spitzer accepts his nomination in Buffalo. Mark Wilson sketch
Eliot Spitzer accepts his nomination in Buffalo. Mark Wilson sketch

Democrats Choose Spitzer for Governor

New York's Democratic Party has designated Eliot Spitzer as its candidate for governor. In an acceptance speech yesterday, Spitzer thanked his grandparents, all immigrants who came through Ellis Island, and his father, who rose from poverty to become an engineer. The 46-year-old attorney general who forced reforms of Wall Street and corporate America is the front-runner to be the first new governor in New York in 12 years. Outside the Buffalo Convention Center where the party leaders met, Democrat Tom Suozzi continued his outsider campaign. But as Andrea Bernstein reports from Buffalo, delegates were united behind their favorite.  Go to full article
Julia Sinclair
Julia Sinclair

Madrid Teen Heads to Int'l Guitar Contest

A 15-year-old classical guitarist from Madrid, in St. Lawrence county, is in California this week for the Parkening Young Guitarist Competition at Pepperdine University in Malibu. Julia Sinclair will be competing against other exceptional under-18 guitarists from around the world in a contest that's well-known on the classical circuit. Julia and her mother stopped by NCPR recently for a chat. She told Todd Moe that, although she's been around music all her life, she's been playing classical guitar for just a few years.  Go to full article

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

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