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Lauren Melodia of Milk Not Jails wants to convince New York to invest in farms, not prisons. Photo: David Sommerstein
Lauren Melodia of Milk Not Jails wants to convince New York to invest in farms, not prisons. Photo: David Sommerstein

The Eight O'clock Hour, 12/5/13

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What's next for the North Country's prison towns? One tiny not-for-profit from New York City has an idea: Take the money saved from shuttering prisons and spend that money on agriculture. David Sommerstein has the latest from the Prison Time Media Project.

Farmers across the state donated 8.4 million pounds of food to food banks this year. A meeting in Cape Vincent could clarify the future of a proposed wind farm. One of the most controversial recommendations in the report from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's anti-corruption commission report is to enact public financing of campaigns for statewide elections. In today's installment of Natural Selections: how seeing color is subjective. And we learn about a holiday tradition that's provided toys and clothing to families in need for decades in the Canton area.

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