NPR has a terrific series going on to start 2014 looking at the effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement 20 years after it took effect. How the free trade pact affected labor, immigration, wages, the environment, and much more. All the...
Florence Reed was a Peace Corps volunteer in Panama in the 1990s. While there, she saw not only the ravages of tropical deforestation, but also the reaction of farmers who wanted to do something different but didn't necessarily know how. Reed...
Nov 01, 2013 — For some 60 years, Alan Lomax lugged recording equipment around the United States and to many countries around the world to document everyday people's music.
The Lomax archive of folk music and its tens of thousands of recordings have been digitized and are now available free to anyone who has access to the Internet.
A series of events this weekend in Canton and Potsdam celebrates the Lomax collection. It includes films, lectures, and a musical presentation tomorrow at 7 pm at the TAUNY Center in Canton by the curator of the Alan Lomax Archive, Nathan Salsburg.
Salsburg told David Sommerstein it's in part the informal nature of the recordings that makes them so special and unique. Go to full article
Hakmet product specialist Jeff Lancaster. (Photo: Lucy Martin)
Ottawa, ON, Apr 20, 2012 — The Ottawa Valley Farm Show recently marked its 85th year with a three-day run at the new CE Centre next to Ottawa's main airport. This event started as a seed fair in Pembroke and grew into the largest farm show in Eastern Ontario.
As you'd expect, a lot of the space is devoted to pitching shiny new machinery. Lucy Martin stopped at the Hakmet display to ask vendor Jeff Lancaster how these big shows work from his side of the booth. Go to full article