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Commentary: hope, rooted in history

For NCPR Station Manager Ellen Rocco, two stories of slavery add meaning to the Obama inauguration.  Go to full article

Commentary: Ellen Rocco

The U.S. Senate again voted down the proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage -- but the margin is narrowing. NCPR station manager Ellen Rocco shares her thoughts on how our times define our prejudices, and who holds them.  Go to full article

Commentary: Back in Time to 1964

With Goodman, Schwerner and Chaney so much in the new in 2005, it's easy to lose track of what our country was going through in 1964, it's hard to put ourselves back in that time even if we're old enough to remember it. Ellen Rocco is old enough and tried to remember what it felt like in 1964, in New York City.  Go to full article

This I Believe: Ellen Rocco

This morning we begin our part of the national radio project This I Believe. The project invites prominent and everyday Americans to share the core values that guide their lives. In the next year, we hope we'll hear from you. Today, we'll start with station manager Ellen Rocco.  Go to full article

A Look at the Inside?Comments from the U.S. Army War College

Station manager Ellen Rocco found surprising views during her time at the National Security Seminar in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.  Go to full article

Commentary: Free Speech

Defining free speech is tricky - in a media climate featuring Howard Stern and Janet Jackson. Ellen Rocco considers the slippery slope we're sliding on.  Go to full article
Martha Foley & Ellen Rocco mix the <i>latke</i> batter.  Below, <i>latkes</i> on the griddle!!
Martha Foley & Ellen Rocco mix the latke batter. Below, latkes on the griddle!!

Celebrate Chanukah With NCPR Latkes

Tonight is the first night of the Jewish holiday Chanukah. We start celebrations a little early this year by cooking latkes, Chanukah's most typical food. NCPR's Ellen Rocco and Martha Foley make them live in the NCPR kitchen.

Potato Latke Recipe:

8 lg. potatoes (Idaho baking potatoes not recommended)
2 eggs
1 lg. onion
2 tsp. salt
2 T flour
pepper to taste
lots of cooking oil

Grate potatoes; mince onion (finely or coarsely, depending on preference). Add egg, salt, pepper, and flour. Drain mixture to remove water. Fry in hot oil until crisp on edges. Drain on paper towels or eat right away!  Go to full article

Readers & Writers on the Air: An Overview of the Region's Literature, pt. 2

The second hour of the tenth season opener of this call-in on contemporary literature.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers on the Air: An Overview of the Region's Literature, pt. 1

In its tenth season opener, this call-in on contemporary literature looks at the literature of the area. Hosts Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson are joined in the studio by poet/teacher Maurice Kenny and writer/editor Neal Burdick. Joining the discussion by phone are our listeners, as well as Adirondack Life magazine editor Betsy Folwell and essayist Bill McKibben.  Go to full article

Commentary: Small is Beautiful

A convergence of news stories about big hamburgers and small farms got Station Manager Ellen Rocco thinking about connections and scale.  Go to full article

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