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Candidate Profile: John Kerry

Our series on the home-state records of the Democratic presidential candidates continues with a profile of Massachusetts Senator John Kerry. As Susan Kaplan of WFCR in Amherst, Massachusetts reports, the Kerry record doesn't convey one central theme for Bay Staters.  Go to full article

Candidate Profile: Dennis Kucinich

Our look at the home state records of the Democratic Presidential Primary candidates continue as we profile Congressman Dennis Kucinich. The Ohio congressman is considered a long-shot in the race, but as Vincent Duffy from public radio station W-K-S-U in Kent, Ohio, reports, Kucinich has faced long odds before.  Go to full article

Candidate Profile: Dick Gephardt

Congressman Dick Gephardt has built a long record on labor issues, but has had to strike a balance between the demands of his leadership role in Congress and the needs of his district. Matt Sepic of from public radio station KWMU in St. Louis continues The Home State Record series.  Go to full article

Little Applauds Medicaid Relief

North Country State Senator Betty Little, a Republican, was pleased with the Governor's speech. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Candidate Profile: Carol Moseley Braun

Carol Moseley Braun has weathered political scandals since she made history in the U.S. Senate. Jenny Lawton of Chicago Public Radio reports that she has been a symbol of both controversy and hope in her home state.  Go to full article

Candidate Profile: Joseph Lieberman

In the second part of the Home State Record Project profiling the Democratic presidential candidates, we take a look at Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman. Connecticut Public Radio's Heather Claborn reports Lieberman's moderate history is not lighting a fire at home.  Go to full article

Democratic Candidate Profiles: Rev. Al Sharpton

Today we begin a series on the home-state records of the Democratic presidential candidates by looking at the Reverend Al Sharpton. Sharpton has never held elected office and trails in the polls. But as Jim Colgan of public radio station WNYC reports, Sharpton has a history as a man who gets heard.  Go to full article
5th graders at Canton Middle School are lining up to learn how to knit.
5th graders at Canton Middle School are lining up to learn how to knit.

Hooked on Knitting: It's High Touch not High Tech

The art of knitting has been practiced for thousands of years. It's a skill usually handed down from parent to child. Most of us remember the perennial hand-knit holiday sweater or hat. In the last few years knitting has soared in popularity. People of all ages are taking to the ancient craft. There are knitting guilds in coffee shops, living rooms and yarn stores. Fifth graders in Canton gather weekly for a knitting club in the school library. As Todd Moe reports, it's become one of the most popular after school activities for girls and boys.  Go to full article
Affordable housing, pt.3
Affordable housing, pt.3

Adirondack Housing Boom Excludes Many Locals

Northern New York's vacation spots are booming this holiday week, as snowmobiles and ski hills draw visitors from the big cities. More and more of those tourists are choosing to buy vacation homes in the region. The trend has fueled a housing boom in the Adirondacks. But as seasonal residents snap up homes and camps, some locals worry that their communities are changing too fast -- and not always for the better. Brian Mann's report first aired this fall, as part of our series on affordable housing.  Go to full article

Diversifying Dairy, Pt.2

Last summer, the North Country dairy industry was experiencing some of its toughest times in memory. Sustained low milk prices were forcing farmers into debt or off the farm. The depressed market forced many milkers to start spin-off businesses to make ends meet. David Sommerstein produced a two-part series on the trend toward what's called "diversification" in the industry. The series recently won the "Cap" Creal Journalism Award from the New York State Agricultural Society. In part two, we look at the promise of soybeans as an alternative crop in the North Country.  Go to full article

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