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Plant Closure Another Blow to Dairy Industry

North Country Congressman John McHugh called the losing of the Kraft plant a dark period for Canton's economy and the region's dairy farmers.  Go to full article

Music: Old-time Banjo and Fiddle

Phen Canner (left) and Everett Smith (right) join Martha Foley and Todd Moe in the studio for old-time and Adirondack lumbercamp music on bango and fiddle.  Go to full article
Martha Gallagher (left) and Sue Grimm.
Martha Gallagher (left) and Sue Grimm.

Music: Martha Gallagher and Sue Grimm

It's music and conversation with Martha Gallagher and Sue Grimm. In a recording from last April, Martha Gallagher, the Adirondack Harper, and Sue Grimm celebrate spring with music for harp and flute.  Go to full article

Bush Election Strategy Shows in State of the Union Address

New York lawmakers viewed President Bush's call for Congress to strengthen America at home and abroad as a salvo in the political battles of the upcoming election year - for better and worse. The president's State of the Union, a broad outline of his agenda for the coming year, centered around continued resolve in the Iraq military effort and confidence in domestic economic recovery.  Go to full article

Heuvelton Restoration Renews Interest in Victorian-era Diva

A group of residents and historians in Heuvelton is doing its part to preserve a small part of St. Lawrence County's history. The centerpiece of their work is Pickens Hall, one of the oldest buildings in the village. And the building's restoration has sparked a renewed interest in the career of Bessie Abott, a granddaughter of the original owner of Pickens Hall. Bessie took the opera world by storm in the early 1900's. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article

Music: Little River Trio

The Little River Trio joins Todd Moe in the studio for music, from ragtime to klezmer. The trio includes Warren Wisner on clarinet, David Katz on bassoon and string bass, and Betsy Kepes on keyboard.  Go to full article

People: Guitarist Doug Rubio

Crane School of Music guitarist Doug Rubio joins Todd Moe in the NCPR studios for music from Cuba and Brazil.  Go to full article

Candidate Profile: Wesley Clark

Our Home State Record series concludes with a profile of General Wesley Clark. He doesn't have a history of legislation to run on, and he's never held elected office, but Dan Gorenstein reports on Clarks' other record -- his leadership during 30 years in the military.  Go to full article
Sen. Hillary Clinton at the Democratic Rural Conference
Sen. Hillary Clinton at the Democratic Rural Conference

Democrats Look For New Life In Rural America

Monday marks the first big test of the Democratic party's primary season, as the Iowa caucuses get underway. If Democrats hope to regain the White House, they'll have to attract more voters in rural areas. Over the summer, the party's leadership gathered in Lake Placid to talk about their strategy for winning back small-town America. Brian Mann's story on the conference first aired in June.  Go to full article

Candidate Profile: Howard Dean

The Home State Record Series looks at Howard Dean. Though he's seen as the liberal among the nine Democratic presidential candidates, Dean made his reputation in Vermont as a fiscal conservative. Vermont Public Radio's John Dillon has the homestate perspective on the front-runner.  Go to full article

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