Plattsburgh, NY, Jul 25, 2011 — The string of sunny summer weather has been fine for beaches and barbecues. But the dry spell, punctuated by spotty, drenching rains, has been tough on the vegetable patch. Amy Ivy tells Martha Foley about blossom end rot on tomatoes and peppers, and confront the realities of japanese beetles. Go to full article
Saranac Lake, NY, Mar 02, 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
Lake Placid, NY, Dec 30, 2009 — The end of the year is a busy time - holidays to plan for. Travel. Celebrations. It's also a natural time for reflection, and thinking ahead, for trying to make a difference. Cali Brooks works in philanthropy, in the Adirondacks. That's where her thoughts are as 2009 closes. Go to full article
May 25, 2009 — Pat McKeown has been walking her dog, morning and afternoon, along the same country road for the past 11 years. And she walked another 16 years with the dog who came before. The routine never changes. What has changed is the road. Go to full article
Jan 23, 2009 — The tumbling economy is forcing more people to learn what it means to be poor. But there are many North Country residents who live in perpetual poverty. Commentator Jill Vaughan has spent a career working closely, intimately, with those people. But she doesn't see them much anymore. Go to full article
Sep 26, 2008 — Main Street and Wall Street are both casting a nervous eye at the bottom line during these tumultuous economic times--but when they each talk about money, are they really talking about the same thing? NCPR web manager Dale Hobson thinks there's a little misunderstanding. His musings can be found every week in the station's E-newsletter, The Listening Post. Go to full article
Jul 15, 2008 — It's the same in every war. Soldiers send their love and thoughts back home. The only thing that changes is the "how." Commentator Renate Wildermuth recently came across "V-mail" from World War II. Go to full article