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Adam Levin. Photo courtesy the author
Adam Levin. Photo courtesy the author

Chicago writer Adam Levin visits SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton will host Chicago writer Adam Levin on Wednesday night as part of their "Living Writers Reading Series." Levin is the author of the award-winning The Instructions, praised for its dark humor, and is out with a new collection of short stories, Hot Pink. Todd Moe spoke with him about his intense writing habits--sometimes 12 hours at a stretch--and the inspiration for his brand of fiction.

Levin will give a reading at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at SUNY Canton's Kingston theatre as part of their Living Writers Reading Series. Admission is free and open to everyone.  Go to full article
Photo: Jefferson County
Photo: Jefferson County

Watertown Airport to receive $2 million federal grant

Watertown International Airport has seen huge growth with direct flights to Chicago. Now a $2 million federal grant is helping it keep up with growing infrastructure needs.  Go to full article
Linda Nellet brought a few of her birds to a backyard-chicken seminar in Chicago.
Linda Nellet brought a few of her birds to a backyard-chicken seminar in Chicago.

City chickens and urban eggs

Maybe it's easy to imagine chickens cooing and clucking on American farms, but how about in big-city backyards? Well, keeping chickens is legal in the nation's three largest cities, but in one of them, chicken-lovers nearly lost that right. Shawn Allee tells how some urban chicken-keepers were nearly caught off guard, and how they plan to keep their chickens in the coop.  Go to full article

Lead Poisoning Still Plagues Cities

It's been nearly a quarter of a century since the United States government banned the use of lead-based paint in homes. Yet, more than 800,000 young children still suffer from lead poisoning. In some parts of the nation, more than one in four children under the age of six have elevated lead levels in their bloodstream. The problem is especially pressing in communities with older housing stock. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Steve Edwards reports.  Go to full article

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