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<i>Witness: Real Women and Strength</i> will be performed tonight, 6:30pm, in SLU's Black Box Theater. Photo: Kitty Higgins
Witness: Real Women and Strength will be performed tonight, 6:30pm, in SLU's Black Box Theater. Photo: Kitty Higgins

Preview: SLU student play examines women's health issues

Women are consistently rendering images from the media of the "ideal" body type. This has driven women to sacrifice their natural shape with unhealthy practices. Abigail Moss has utilized her senior project at St. Lawrence University as an opportunity to promote the voices and stories of women she has encountered including her own who have struggled with food and body image. Her play, Witness: Real Stories of Women and Strength will be performed tonight at St. Lawrence University.

Abigail hopes that the power of performance will be an experience for the audience that will make a difference in the way that women feel and think about their own body. Kitty Higgins, the NCPR news intern interviewed Abigail and had a conversation about her inspiration for the performance, it's importance and the messages the media sends.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/17/10

New York lawmakers may be ready to resume talks on the state budget, more than a month and a half after it's due date... Nevertheless, public schools across the state put their proposed 2010-2011 budgets before voters tomorrow... Governor Paterson and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver disagree about the outcome of most of those votes... Parks shut down or keep locked dozens of sites across the state... The public authority that operates many North Country dams is operating with little funds and threatens lay offs... And Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor addresses graduates at St. Lawrence University commencement.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/21/09

An emergency landing in Burlington... An Adirondack farmer sues for legal fees in his court fight with Adirondack Park Agency... A New York court hands Governor Paterson a legal--and political--defeat... And, after a decades-long hiatus, mass vaccinations may be revived in New York schools to fight the spread of swine flu.  Go to full article

Paterson sworn in as New York's 55th Governor

David Paterson has become New York's first black governor. The Harlem Democrat took the oath of office just after 1 p.m. in a ceremony at the state capitol in Albany. Legislators in attendance cheered and chanted his name as he prepared to give his inaugural address. Paterson rose from lieutenant-governor to the chief executive's office following Eliot Spitzer's stunning resignation announcement last week amid a prostitution scandal. Spitzer's departure from office became official at noon today. Here is Paterson's complete address after his swearing in:  Go to full article

Jilly Pickle on James - The Beat Authority Please Please Please Re-Mix Me

Here's the longer version with the Grandma Charlie story...  Go to full article

Starting Monday: Outdoor Recreation Series

All next week, NCPR News will focus on outdoor recreation--the opportunities and the issues. July 21-25, only on North Country Public Radio.  Go to full article

Monday in NCPR News

Brian Mann's examination of health risks in the Lake Placid Ironman Triathlon competition will air Monday during regional news. Preview his report.  Go to full article

On Monday's Newcast:
A Canoe Journey Into Solitude

A preview of Brian Mann's canoe journey to the Carry Falls Reserovir and the Jordan River  Go to full article

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