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Great horned owl.
Great horned owl.

Heard Up North: Birds of prey descend on Newcomb VIC

Last weekend, Adirondack birds of prey came out to see the public - and vice versa - at the Visitors Interpretive Center in Newcomb. Environmental educator Rynda McCray is the center's director. For this Heard Up North, she explains why she's holding an enormous owl on her left hand.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Shooing porcupines off the runway

For this Heard Up North, Bill Short of Canton talks about his recent flight on regional carrier Cape Air.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Hitting the farmers market for NCPR's Radio Dinner Party

As you may have heard, we're hosting our first-ever Radio Dinner Party tomorrow night. Our very own Brian Mann and Jonathan Brown will be cooking up recipes from NCPR's soon-to-be-released food book, Stories, Food, Life. And you're invited to tune in and join us; you can even cook along at home. And all that money you'll save by not going out? Send it to North Country Public Radio and become a member during our fall fundraiser. The recipes are right here on our website. Lots of the ingredients are available from local growers. Jonathan did a little food shopping for the dinner party at the Canton Farmers Market. He spoke with Linda Kingston for today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article
Chef Francis Willis on Glen Street
Chef Francis Willis on Glen Street

Heard Up North: Cooking to order outside in Glens Falls

On most warm weekends, the chef and owner of a small restaurant in Glens Falls brings dozens of ingredients, sauces, pastas, steam trays, burners and skillets outside. Cooking to order on Glen Street's broad sidewalk is part culinary prowess, part theater. And it's today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article
(source: Fort Ticonderoga Ferry)
(source: Fort Ticonderoga Ferry)

Heard Up North: Aboard the Fort Ticonderoga ferry

At the southern tip of Lake Champlain, a small ferry shuttles people and their cars between New York and Vermont. The ferry is named the Addie B and the captain is today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article
NYRA bugler Sam Grossman. Photo by Dave Mock.
NYRA bugler Sam Grossman. Photo by Dave Mock.

Heard Up North: Sam the Bugler

Sam Grossman is the official bugler for NYRA, playing at horse tracks throughout New York. We hear his silvery tones on Call to the Post and other selections. He talked with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Moving back into the dorm

Across the North Country, college students are moving into their dorms this week. On this Heard Up North, a St Lawrence University student is unloading his parents' packed SUV. Jefferson Community College, SUNY Canton and Paul Smiths all report record numbers of first-year students. Clarkson University in Potsdam will have its largest freshman class in 22 years. SUNY Potsdam, SUNY Plattsburgh and St Lawrence University say this year's class won't be their biggest, but all say the number of applications is up and each school is being more selective in the admissions process.  Go to full article
Bob Schwarzer with blast mats, each weighing up to a ton
Bob Schwarzer with blast mats, each weighing up to a ton

Potsdam will have a blast - several, actually

Construction has started in the village of Potsdam for a new $3.5 million hydro-electric generator on the Raquette River. Work crews will start dynamiting river rock later this morning. We get a kind of preview on today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Washing boats to stop spread of invasive species

Invasive species have been a problem in the North Country since the first zebra mussels arrived from the Caspian Sea in Asia. These and many other invasives came up the St Lawrence Seaway in the ballast tanks of ocean going freighters. A recent study found that throughout the Great Lakes region industries from sport fishing to forestry could lose $200 million as invasives crowd out indigenous species. Trans-Atlantic ships coming up the St Lawrence are now required to flush their ballast tanks before entering the Great Lakes. But there are other more local efforts to stop the spread of invasives, even from one Adirondack pond to the next. And one of these efforts is today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article
Eric's propane tank drum
Eric's propane tank drum

Heard Up North: Propane Tank Drum

On this Heard Up North, we hear from a local musician, Erik VanYserloo, who gives new meaning to the term, "found art."  Go to full article

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