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The Winter Garden

The first hard freeze of the season was last week, and now there's snow in the forecast. What's going on? Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about preparing the garden and lawn for winter.  Go to full article

Review: The Drawer Boy

The prize-winning play The Drawer Boy is currently running at the Thousand Islands Playhouse in Gananoque. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended a recent performance and has this review, and talks with Todd Moe about her theatrical career and producing a student cabaret recently at St. Lawrence University.  Go to full article

Boy Scouts to Learn About Adirondack Ecosystems

With help from the EPA, North Country Boy Scouts will spend time at summer camp next year learning about the ecosystems of the Adirondacks. A $5,000 grant from the EPA will allow troop leaders to create an interactive exhibit for younger campers to better understand their place in ecosystems.  Go to full article

Local Produce Now at SUNY Potsdam

Locally grown vegetables are part of a new farm-to-table program at SUNY Potsdam. The idea is to help support the North Country econmy while providing produce that's free of pesticides and packaging. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Clinton Wants More Money for Local Law Enforcement

Senator Hillary Clinton wants more federal money to go to local law enforcement to aid in the fight against terrorism. Clinton says last week's arrest in Buffalo of six men with ties to the al-Qaida network is proof of how important it is that funds appropriated for Homeland Security are going to the people on the front lines. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article
NPR President Kevin Klose
NPR President Kevin Klose

Call-in Special: NPR President Kevin Klose, Hour 1

National Public Radio President and CEO Kevin Klose paid a visit to the region to meet with North Country Public Radio staff, members and supporters. Listeners had a rare opportunity to question Klose about NPR programs and policies in a two-hour call-in at the NCPR studio.  Go to full article

Wilderness Within Reach: A Shorter Canoe Route in the Adirondacks

There are plenty of weekends when chores and family and spring's tricky weather make it tough to escape for a long backcountry canoe trip. Fortunately, the North Country offers plenty of shorter routes - half-day trips that promise fantastic views without a lot of hassle. A couple of weeks ago, Brian Mann paddled on the Osgood River in the Adirondacks. He sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article

Building From the Ground Up

10th Mountain division soldiers in Kosovo will return home to Fort Drum later this month. Their main mission has been to enforce a safe and secure environment in the war-torn region. But the soldiers have been using more than weapons to keep the peace. They're providing humantarian assistance to help rebuild a damaged land from the ground up. And they're trying to bring ethnic Albanians and ethnic Serbs together to end centuries of hatred. David Sommerstein went to Kosovo with the U.S. Army in February and has this third report.  Go to full article

10th Mountain Division: The Real Life of Peacekeepers

Nearly 4000 men and women from the 10th Mountain Division - based at Fort Drum near Watertown - are poised to return home after six months in the former Yugoslavian province of Kosovo. They've been enforcing a delicate peace between Kosovar Serbs and Kosovar Albanians. David Sommerstein went to Kosovo in February with the U.S. Army. In part two of his reports on the deployment, the daily grind of peacekeeping can sometimes obscure the humanitarian mission.  Go to full article

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

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