Dec 19, 2013 — David Sommerstein checks out a new art sensation in Montreal, which fuses hip hop, indigenous culture, and street smarts. A bankrupt energy company is suing the Cuomo administration over the long delayed decision on whether to allow hydrofracking in New York. The governor's had a hand in a $150-million deal that will see a coal-fired power plant on Lake Erie converted to burn natural gas. A proposal to build a new pipeline from Binghamton to Syracuse has been scaled back due to a lack of interest. Today in Natural Selections: what makes bird feathers are so iridescent? And more holiday music: Todd Moe speaks with Drew Benwar, the music director of the Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble.