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Chuck Brumley
Chuck Brumley

Saranac Lake author Chuck Brumley: 1940-2010

We'll say goodbye now to a friend. Chuck Brumley, of Saranac Lake, was 70 years old. He passed away last week.

Chuck was an avid outdoorsman, and a guide. He was a musician and a writer. He wrote often about his love for the Adirondacks and his adopted hometown of Saranac Lake. His books include "Guides of the Adirondacks: A History," and a collection of stories: "Ripples from the Paddle."

He also wrote and recorded commentaries for North Country Public Radio -- always with a touch of humor. In 2003, Chuck wrote this -- about guiding tourists in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article
Rome 1960
Rome 1960

How the Olympic Games reflect (and change) the world

The Olympic Games continue to grow as a sporting event, but also as a media spectacle. The Beijing Games this summer set a new standard for glitz and pageantry. Holding the games in China also highlighted the continuing link between politics and sport, drawing new attention to that country's repressive government and its growing power. Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss has written a new book about the modern Olympic movement. Maraniss focuses on the summer games held in Rome in 1960, when the world and the world of sport were changing. He spoke about the project with Brian Mann.  Go to full article
Paramedics Joe Connelly(L) & Phil Suarez in NorDijhia carrying sick baby (Source:  Phil Suarez)
Paramedics Joe Connelly(L) & Phil Suarez in NorDijhia carrying sick baby (Source: Phil Suarez)

North Country Paramedic in Pakistan's Quake Zone

Over the last year, North Country soldiers, National Guardsmen, and volunteers have been helping people around the world recover from natural disasters. Gulf Coast hurricanes and the tsunami in Southeast Asia have drawn much of the attention. But one of the most devastating natural disasters was a 7.6 magnitude earthquake that struck on October 8. The quake flattened villages in a remote region of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India. Aid groups say as many as 3 million victims are still at risk from disease and exposure. Joe Connelly returned earlier this month from the mountain valleys of Pakistan. Connelly is a paramedic, who divides his time between North Creek and New York City. He spent two weeks volunteering, bringing medical treatment to people in some of the hardest-hit and most secluded villages. He spoke with Brian Mann.

Note: Portions of this interview include graphic descriptions of injury and death.  Go to full article
<i>Burning Marguerite</i>
Burning Marguerite

A Conversation With Elizabeth-Inness Brown

Martha Foley talks with Elizabeth Inness-Brown, author Burning Marguerite. She's a guest Thursday at 7 pm on Readers and Writers on the Air. This conversation first aired in September 2002.  Go to full article

Preview: The History In A Song

Todd Moe talks with Native American writer and storyteller Joseph Bruchac, who speaks tonight at St. Lawrence University (Griffiths Arts Center, Room 123, 7:30 pm). His talk will examine the controversial 1759 raid by Robert Rogers on the Abenaki natives, at their village on the St. Francis River in Quebec. The event is also the subject of Bruchac's new historical novel, The Winter People.  Go to full article

People: Naturalist Ed Kanze, on the Australia Bush Fires

Martha Foley talks with naturalist Ed Kanze, author of the book "Kangaroo Dreaming," about massive fires burning in New South Wales, Australia. The country has a long history of fire, and some plants thrive on fire, but people settled on the landscape complicate the picture.  Go to full article

Norman Hallendy: St. Lawrence Festival of the Arts Guest on Inuit Megaliths

Martha Foley spoke with Norman Hallendy, author of Inuksuit: Silent Messengers of the North.  Go to full article

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