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Jemila Saleh in her kitchen in Potsdam. Photo: Natasha Haverty
Jemila Saleh in her kitchen in Potsdam. Photo: Natasha Haverty

The 8 O'Clock Hour, 11/23/12

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Eritrea is a small country in the African Horn. It's been at war on and off with neighboring Ethiopia for decades. And since 2001, the government has been sending thousands of its citizens to prison for being a part of any faith group that isn't on the government's approved list of churches. Jemila Saleh is sure she would have been sent to prison for her beliefs, if it hadn't been for a series of what she calls miracles.

The climate of the Adirondacks is getting warmer and wetter, and the Park and its communities will likely experience more extreme weather events in the years to come. That's what Paul Smith's College professor and paleoclimatologist Curt Stager told state Adirondack Park Agency commissioners last week during a panel discussion on climate change.

In recent years both the federal and New York State governments have been studying how best to re-introduce salmon to New York's Salmon River. That might come as a surprise to anyone who's ever caught one of the river's famous eye-popping sized fish.

We're heading into some of the darkest days of the calendar year. It's an especially challenging time for people who have trouble adjusting to the increasing dark. The Innovation Trail's Marie Cusick explains that research into our individual cycle of sleeping and waking at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy may help.

A busy jazz guitarist with North Country roots is releasing a new CD this week, and will be celebrating with a house concert near Potsdam tomorrow night.

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