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Four Wings and a Prayer, Sue Halpern

North Creek author Sue Halpern reads from her book about monarch butterflies, called Four Wings And A Prayer.  Go to full article

A Singing Valentine

This singing valentine from the Canton "Goldenaires" Barbershop Chorus is an encore broadcast from 2001.  Go to full article

Five Ponds Wilderness: Oswegatchie Postcard

One of the classic Adirondack canoe routes begins near Tupper Lake and winds through the Five Ponds Wilderness toward Cranberry Lake. That section of the North country offers some of the most remote forests and rivers in the East. Two of our reporters, Brian Mann and David Sommerstein - made the trip in early May. They sent back this audio journal.  Go to full article

Tenth Mountain Division Soldier Killed in Central Asia

A Tenth Mountain Division soldier who died last Thursday in Central Asia has been identified as Private Second Class Giovanny Maria of Camden, New Jersey. Fort Drum spokesman Ed Stoffer says Maria arrived at Fort Drum in September and had been in the army since May.  Go to full article

Tenth Mountain Division Troops Posted in Northern Afghanistan

Infantry from the Army's Tenth Mountain Division crossed from Uzbekistan into northern Afghanistan yesterday to serve as a quick reaction force in case of renewed Taliban resistance around the city of Mazar-i-Sharif.  Go to full article

Maurice Kenny Reading from "Tremolo"

North Country author Maurice Kenny reads an excerpt from his story "Tremolo", featured in the new book Living North Country, Essays on Life and Landscapes in Northern New York.  Go to full article

Girls Will Go to Camp Dudley

A Lake Champlain bastion of boy's camp tradition, Camp Dudley, makes a revolutionary move--admitting girls. Beth Schmidt reports.  Go to full article

Looking for the North Country: Is there a distinct North Country culture? Call-in #5

We conclude our series of five radio call-in conversations about the place, the people, the history and the local culture we call North Country. Tonight we explore the question: Is there a distinct North Country Culture?--landscape, values, attitudes, expressions? In the studio are series host NCPR news director Martha Foley, TAUNY executive director Varick Chittenden, Betsy Folwell, editor of Adirondack Life magazine, freelance writer and editor Neal Burdick, and John Deans, president of Jefferson Community College.  Go to full article

Looking for the North Country: Are we what we make? Call-in #4

We continue our series of five radio call-in conversations about the place, the people, the history and the local culture we call North Country. Tonight we explore the question: Are we what we make?--customs, crafts, art and architecture of the region. In the studio are series host NCPR news director Martha Foley, TAUNY executive director Varick Chittenden, Hallie Bond, curator at the Adirondack Museum and author of Boats and Boating in the Adirondacks, Karen Taussig-Lux of the New York Folklore Sociey, and a summer resident of Big Moose Lake, and Steve Engelhart, of Adirondack Architectural Heritage.  Go to full article

Looking for the North Country: Bleak, Genuine, Bittersweet

In 1984, writer Mason Smith wrote a much-discussed and disputed essay called "North Country," for Adirondack Life magazine. He wrote, in part: "(In my definition of the North Country)... I require a certain bleak and genuine quality consisting in the place not having much to say for itself..." Sixteen years later, he finds life here is still bittersweet.  Go to full article

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