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We talk a lot about food here at NCPR, and lately, we’ve been talking a lot about subsidized food. Whether it’s what people are buying with money from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, better known as Food...
We're back with Dirt Pics – stories of agriculture, farming, and food told through pictures of the people who do it. It's the perfect season to take pictures of people working on your farm, at your farmers market, preparing your produce,...
Hey, I've got a five year-old. I know the pressure to get your child to eat healthy can feel overwhelming. You're up against a $4.2 billion dollar marketing barrage, meals that are equal parts diabolically delicious and caloric carpet-bombings, and,...
Restaurants aren’t doing a great job offering healthy meals for kids. That may be obvious when your family eats at places like McDonald’s or Ruby Tuesday’s. But a new study confirms it. Commissioned by the Center for...
News stories tagged with "children"
by Todd Moe
May 17, 2006 — The 4th Annual North Country Schools Peace Poetry Contest, sponsored by the SUNY-Potsdam Department of English and Communication, culminates with a public reading Friday night (7 pm) in Dunn Auditorium at SUNY- Potsdam. The event is free and open to everyone. Children's poems, selected for publication in the annual Peace Poems chapbook, will be read. Children from across the region - Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties participated this year. Paul Saint-Amand teaches in the English and Communications Department at SUNY-Potsdam and is coordinator of the Peace Poetry Contest. He spoke with Todd Moe about why the poetry is important. Go to full article
by Karen DeWitt
May 04, 2006 — Counties, and groups that work with the poor, say they are happy Governor Pataki released funding for a number of programs that help people on welfare transition to steady employment. But they wonder when and if the governor will restore funding the legislature wanted for other support services for the needy. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
by Chris Knight
Feb 02, 2006 — The Saranac Lake School Board is preparing to ask taxpayers to approve a pair of propositions that would fund millions of dollars worth of repairs and upgrades to several school buildings. The first bond resolution is needed to repair sections of three buildings constructed during a late 1990s capital project. But the other proposition, if approved, could lead to the closure of one and possibly two small elementary schools. As Chris Knight reports, school officials say declining student enrollment and increasing expenses have triggered the talk of consolidation. Go to full article
Jan 24, 2006 — Some environmental issues are so old, they almost seem dead. One of those issues is lead paint. It got a lot of press in the 1970s, but even today there are nearly 300,000 kids with high lead levels. Now the US Environmental Protection Agency wants to protect children when older homes get a facelift. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Shawn Allee has this look. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Jan 02, 2006 — The popularity of 4-wheeled all-terrain vehicles continues to grow. Nationwide sales in 2005 were expected to top nine hundred thousand machines. Here in the north country, ATV riding has surged in popularity, despite a shortage of safe, legal riding trails. A Federal agency now says 4-wheeler crashes are causing too many deaths and serious injuries, especially among children. Ten kids die every month in America while riding adult-sized ATVs. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is considering new rules designed to keep kids from riding full-powered machines. Leading consumer advocates and health groups hope to see an outright ban on the sale of adult ATVs for use by children. But as Brian Mann reports, the industry says that kind of prohibition would be impossible to enforce. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Jan 02, 2006 — There's a national debate underway over the best ways to prevent children from riding adult-sized ATVs. All sides agree on one thing. Kids under the age of sixteen should never ride full-powered 4-wheelers. After her son James died in 2004 Carolyn Anderson began working to educate parents about the dangers of the sport. She launched a website and began working with safety advocates around the country. Carolyn's commentary about her family's experience was produced by Brian Mann. Go to full article
Dec 27, 2005 — This week on the 8 O'Clock Hour we're featuring audio diaries - first hand glimpses of our world. This morning, a first experience of the Adirondack Mountains. The Adirondacks have introduced millions of Americans to real wilderness. Often that first taste comes at summer camp or during a family outing. Marcus Pavon, a 17-year-old senior from the Bronx, first came to the north woods last summer as an Adirondack Nature Conservancy intern. Teenagers from New York City helped to fight invasive species in ponds and along roadsides throughout the park. Marcus joined the group and kept an audio diary of his experience. (Brian Mann produced Marcus' diary.) Go to full article
by Greg Warner
Jun 03, 2005 — A man who has been a foster father in Jefferson county for four years was discovered to have a prior statuatory rape conviction in another state. The public outcry has led to a county investigation, and a proposed bill in Albany that would require federal background checks on all foster parents in New York. Go to full article