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U.S. Ambassador to Canada Speaks in Canton, Massena

The U.S. ambassador to Canada emphasized cooperation between the two countries in a speech in Canton yesterday. Ambassador Paul Celucci spoke at St. Lawrence University and at the Massena Chamber of Commerce.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers on the Air Call-in on Contemporary Literature: Ihsan Abdul-Rahiim

Hosts Chris Robinson, Margaret Bass and listeners talk with Ihsan Abdul-Rahiim, a poet, fiction writer and playwright. He is the author of ibo landing, an offering of short stories, and has been content editor for the online magazine Voice of the Ghetto. Abdul-Rahiim was a featured writer in the 2003 St. Lawrence University Festival of the Arts.  Go to full article

Preview: St. Lawrence University Celebrates the Gullah/Geechee Culture

The focus of this year's Festival of the Arts at St. Lawrence University is on the people of African descent whose ancestors were brought by their captors to the sea islands off the southern coast of what is now the United States. The theme for next week's festival is, The Gullah Connection: From West Africa to the Islands of the Americas. Todd Moe talks with Margaret Kent Bass, one of the organizers of the Festival, about the Gullah culture. She says it's unlike any other in the world. It's a manner of living, working, storytelling and beliefs that trace roots back to the first slaves arriving in the Carolinas in the early 17th century.  Go to full article

Preview: Funny Valentines

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Grasse River Players, a Canton based community theatre group, presents the romantic comedy, Funny Valentines. NCPR's Shelly Pike is a member of the cast. She tells Todd Moe, it's a dinner theatre production at the Glass Onion Restaurant in Canton and opens next Thursday night, February 6th. Tickets: 315-379-9709.  Go to full article

'Wise Buys' Details Emerging

Plans for a North Country based retail chain to replace the Ames stores are slowly emerging. Investors in the "Wise Buys" project say they're pushing aggressively to open stores in May. But as David Sommerstein reports, they have to overcome the risky retail business climate.  Go to full article

Canton Jazz Combo: Student Band Eyes NYC Festival Competition

The seven-member Canton Jazz Combo visited the NCPR studio January 16, 2003 to record some music and conversation. The high school group has big plans for a New York City jazz band cometition later this year.
For more information about the jazz band and jazz combo, and their New York City plans, call director Tim Savage: 315-386-8561, x. 360  Go to full article

SLU President Speaks Against War

St. Lawrence University President Daniel Sullivan added an anti-war message to remarks made during Martin Luther King Day observances on the Canton campus. He spoke with Martha Foley about his position, which he said is in the mainstream of Americans' thinking.  Go to full article

St. Lawrence Hosts Peace Conference

Art, poetry, music and panel discussions will be part of the New York State Peace Conference at St. Lawrence University next week. Martha Foley talks with student Erin Cianchette, who's organizing the conference.  Go to full article

Retired CME Bishop to Keynote Martin Luther King Day Service at SLU

Retired Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Bishop Richard Bass Sr. will be keynote speaker at St. Lawrence University's Martin Luther King Jr. Day service, this evening at 5 in Gunnison Memorial Chapel. The event begins a semester residency for Bishop Bass, who will also lead weekly progressive, multi-racial Christian worship services. David Sommerstein talks with Bishop Bass about the significance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Go to full article

New Local Company Wants To Fill Void Left By Ames

Small towns across the North Country are struggling to replace the Ames department stores that once anchored local economies. Until the company's bankruptcy, last fall, Ames offered basic goods like clothing and house-wares. Now, a company based in Gouverneur is hoping to start a new chain of stores called "WiseBuys" that would fill the shopping void. But as Brian Mann reports, reactions to the idea are mixed.  Go to full article

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