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Image: Lasagnagardening.com

The Weekly Gardening Conversation: Lasagna Gardening

Cornell Cooperative Extension horticulturalist Amy Ivy talks with Martha Foley about "lasagna gardening," which (disappointingly) isn't about pasta at all, but rather about layering organic materials, like compost, newspaper, peat moss, etc., on your gardening spot to create a healthier plot come spring. But can it work for home gardeners in the North Country?  Go to full article
Catherine Morre, publisher of the <em>Adirondack Daily Enterprise</em>
Catherine Morre, publisher of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Adirondack Roundtable: "Why Newspapers Matter"

Catherine Moore speaks in Lake Placid, New York before the Lake Placid Institute's Adirondack Roundtable. Moore is publisher of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise in Saranac Lake, NY and has worked at the paper for 39 years. Ms. Moore is also President of the New York Publisher's Foundation. Joel Hurd captured the address on video for NCPR.  Go to full article
The International Space Station (not actual size). Photo: NASA.gov
The International Space Station (not actual size). Photo: NASA.gov

International Space station will be visible Friday night over North Country

Stargazers will have the chance tonight to take a look at the International Space Station. The space station will be visible this evening just after sunset--but St. Lawrence University astronomer Jeffrey Miller says it should be easy to spot with the naked eye, even in the bright early-nighttime sky.  Go to full article
Massena Vol. Fire Dept. tanker en route to fire at the Massena West Alcoa plant. Photo: Still from Youtube video by John Michaud III
Massena Vol. Fire Dept. tanker en route to fire at the Massena West Alcoa plant. Photo: Still from Youtube video by John Michaud III

Alcoa to assess fire damage at West plant, near Massena

Officials with Alcoa say flare ups from a large fire at their West Plant casthouse building, near Massena, were out by 4:30 this morning. Alcoa spokesperson Laurie Marr says firefighters from multiple fire departments were on the scene through the night.

She says no one was hurt in the fire. Thick black smoke drifted over Massena. Marr says they don't think the smoke contained hazardous materials.  Go to full article
The solar installation at this house in Ithaca provides about 100% percent of what's needed at this residence. Innovation Trail's Matt Richmond.
The solar installation at this house in Ithaca provides about 100% percent of what's needed at this residence. Innovation Trail's Matt Richmond.

Federal support for renewables in question

The U.S. government supports renewable energy with money for research and tax breaks. But as the Innovation Trail's Matt Richmond reports, that backing has come under political fire, and the industry is already feeling the effects.  Go to full article
The earliest known portrait of Kateri Tekakwitha. Source: Wikipedia
The earliest known portrait of Kateri Tekakwitha. Source: Wikipedia

NPR examines the "miracle" of Kateri Tekakwitha

Last week, the Vatican declared that a Washington state boy's recovery from a deadly and debilitating illness was a miracle. The Pope signed documents attributing 11-year-old Jake Finkbonner's survival to the intercession of Kateri Tekakwitha. She was a 17th century Mohawk woman who lived in what is now Upstate New York and who converted to Catholicism.

The Pope's decision moves Kateri one step closer to full sainthood. Last week, Bishop Terry LaValley, head of the Diocese of Ogdensburg, issued a statement saying "we eagerly await that day when the church declares that she is numbered among the saints in heaven."

Back in April, NPR's religion corrrespondent, Barbara Bradley-Hagerty, examined the process by which the Vatican decides which miracles are authentic.  Go to full article

The Blue Note (latest edition)

The best in blues each week. Here's your place to listen to the latest edition of The Blue Note, hosted by Ellen Rocco, anytime you want. This edition is the lead segment of this stream. This archive will only be available until next week's show is posted. (Updates Tuesday at 8 pm.)  Go to full article

The Folk Show (latest edition)

The best of traditional and contemporary folk music each week. Here's your place to listen to the latest edition of The Folk Show, hosted by Mike Alzo, anytime you want. This edition is the lead segment of this stream, which will be available until next week's show is posted. (Updates Tuesday at 3 am.)  Go to full article

Music for a Monday (latest edition)

The best eclectic mix of international music each week. Here's your place to listen to the latest edition of Music for a Monday, hosted by Jackie Sauter, anytime you want. It is the lead segment of this stream. This archive will only be available until next week's show is posted. (Updates Monday at 8 pm.)  Go to full article

FM in the Morning (latest edition)

The best variety of classical music each week. Here's your place to listen to the latest edition of FM in the Morning, hosted by Barb Heller, anytime you want. The program is the lead segment of this stream. This archive will only be available until next week's show is posted. (Updates Sunday at noon)  Go to full article

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