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The new NCPR broadcast tower (left) goes up alongside the old.
The new NCPR broadcast tower (left) goes up alongside the old.

Heard Up North: A Southern winch operator helps NCPR

Yesterday you probably heard NCPR a little differently, or not at all. We're putting up a brand new antenna tower, so we had to lower the power on the old one while the ironworkers did their work. It's fascinating and a little scaryto watch. A winch lifts 20-foot tower pieces into the air and ironworkers bolt them on top. Then they climb up another 20 feet and do it again. The new tower is 320 feet tall. The conversation is pretty good, too. David Sommerstein hung around with the winch operator for today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: sweet potato art

You could file today's Heard Up North under "culinary art." Massena woodcarver Ron Riley has been teaching young people how to carve soap and wood into toys and walking sticks. He also uses a root vegetable - the sweet potato - as an inexpensive medium for art instruction. Sweet potato art is today's Heard Up North - and you thought the orange tubers were only good baked or mashed.  Go to full article

HUN: A moose that's the "Url" of Old Forge

Standing vigil on the front lawn of the Arts Center in Old Forge is a multi-colored moose statue. This dapper Adirondack icon has attracted the attention of summer visitors, arts patrons and politicians, and is today's "Heard Up North."  Go to full article
Timber rattlesnake (Source: Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks)
Timber rattlesnake (Source: Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks)

Heard Up North: A nervous timber rattlesnake

This week, we're spotlighting the Lake George region of the Adirondacks. One of the most iconic creatures in that part of the southeastern Adirondacks is the timber rattlesnake. They're the subject of today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Catching a wild brookie in northern Ontario

Catching a spirited trout is an early-summer tradition in the North Country. A few weeks ago, Lake Clear guide Brian McDonnell went even farther north for his sport, paddling a wild river in northern Ontario. His postcard, produced by Brian Mann, is today's Heard Up North. Their trip on the Wakweyokastic River was part of the James Bay Expedition, sponsored by the St. Lawrence University Outdoor Program.  Go to full article
Shearing sheep in 1813
Shearing sheep in 1813

Heard up North: Sheep shearing

When shearing a sheep, each stroke of the shearer is called a "blow." That's an important part of today's Heard Up North, from Lake Placid. That's where the North Country School/Camp Treetops' flock of 12 sheep met their shearer.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Parish snowfall

The snow is more than seven feet deep in the Oswego County town of Parish. And it's that area of New York's snow belt where we go for this Heard Up North.  Go to full article

Life as a chimney sweep

If you have a wood stove, it's the time of year to scrape the creosote out of your chimney. Chimney sweep Al Piercey has a saying: the first time he falls off a roof will be his last. We climb the ladder and balance on the roof with Al for today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article

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