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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

Jazz at the Ten Spot (latest edition)

The best in classic and contemporary jazz each week. Here's your place to listen to the latest edition of Jazz at the Ten Spot, hosted by Guy Berard, 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 3 am.)  Go to full article

Another Playlist (stream archive)

An hour of folk-techno, "freak folk," alternative country, experimental, pop, and, well, spectrum-of-goodness, etc. Here's your place to listen to the latest edition of Another Playlist, hosted by Summer Dorr, anytime you want. This edition of this program is the lead segment of this stream. (This archive will only be available until next week's show is posted.)  Go to full article

Music Picks for Gift-giving

What music--new or old--are you recommending for holiday listening and giving this year? Read some staff recommendations (at the more link) to get you started. Make your own recommendations using the comment link, or email your suggestions to jackie@ncpr.org.  Go to full article
Competing on the speed skating oval in front of Lake Placid HS during the 1980 Winter Olympics. Source: Wikipedia Commons
Competing on the speed skating oval in front of Lake Placid HS during the 1980 Winter Olympics. Source: Wikipedia Commons

NPR's Melissa Block reports on Lake Placid's Olympic tradition

This week we're previewing the Winter Games in Vancouver, where more than a dozen North Country athletes will compete.

The Olympics have evolved into a mammoth industry. The spectacle in Vancouver is likely to cost more than $1.5 billion, as athletes from more than 80 countries gather to compete. But there was a time when the Olympics were much simpler. On this thirtieth anniversary of the Lake Placid Winter Games, the small-town version of the Winter Olympics still hold an important place in sports mythology. NPR's host of All Things Considered, Melissa Block, has our story.  Go to full article

Top Story: Governor cuts 10 percent from schools across the state

Governor Paterson's office released a list yesterday detailing half a billion dollars in cuts to schools. Teachers, unions and even legislators threaten to sue the governor over this so-called "unilateral budgeting." Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

In Essex, celebrating the Lake Champlain Quad on a sunny day

Top Story: Quadricentennial events continue all summer long in the Champlain Valley, celebrating the four hundredth anniversary of Samuel de Champlain's arrival in the region. Brian Mann stopped by for the Essex Day celebration in the town of Essex on Saturday and he sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article

Adirondack Roundtable: Author Russell Banks

The Lake Placid Institute held it's second Adirondack Roundtable presentation with author and Adirondack resident Russell Banks. Mr. Banks discussed the "Portrayal of Abolitionist John Brown." Roundtable Chair Jack Bogle gave some opening remarks and LPI Board Member Lex Dashnaw introduced Mr. Banks.  Go to full article

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