Oct 11, 2013 — At the end of a rough week for the North Country Children's Clinic, a last-minute deal is struck to rescue the long-standing health care safety net for at least another month. Some abandoned prisons in the upstate area could become home to start-up companies under the Cuomo administration's Start-Up New York initiative. Warmer lake waters threaten yellow perch, as well as other popular cool water fish. Officials in favor of new gambling casinos in New York are now pushing for a ballot amendment. They continue to be careful with their choice of words. From John Warren's weekend report: dry conditions continue through all of Essex, Warren, and Hamilton counties and Northern Herkimer County. And there are special treats on today's podcast: a profile of ceramics guru Art Sennett, a brief tour of North Country grower Ellen Beberman's hillside market garden, and - best of all - the Alexander String Quartet, performing live at St. Lawrence University this morning.