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Blacksmithing. Photo: Wasapl via wikipedia
Blacksmithing. Photo: Wasapl via wikipedia

Traditional work in the North Country, part 1

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This week, North Country Public Radio spends time exploring traditional work in the contemporary culture and economy. Things like blacksmithing, lumbering, taxidermy, and clock repair. This is work that may date back centuries, but which persists in niches of our region's communities.

Jill Breit is executive director of Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, also known as TAUNY. She sets the stage this morning. She told Martha Foley when she thinks of traditional occupations in the region, she's thinking in two ways.

Tomorrow we continue our series with Brian Mann's profile of a traditional clock repairer in the Adirondacks.

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