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Operating inside a local incubator, Randforce Associates merges technology with historical materials. Photo: Daniel Robison, Innovation Trail.
Operating inside a local incubator, Randforce Associates merges technology with historical materials. Photo: Daniel Robison, Innovation Trail.

Business incubator applies digital tools to history

Business incubators are typically home to young companies shopping new ideas in technology, such as medical devices or apps for smart phones.

But there's an exception at the University at Buffalo Technology Incubator, a business straight out of the humanities department. The Innovation Trail's Daniel Robison has more.  Go to full article

Common Wealth, Common Wisdom: "These hands have..."

Last week, some North Country teenagers and senior citizens gathered to talk about life and labor in hard times. It's part of a summer workshop at NCPR called Common Wealth, Common Wisdom. We'll be hearing and seeing more from them over the next few weeks. For today, teens and seniors asked each other to tell stories about their hands.  Go to full article
Dermot and "Dew Drop" Morgan are the first Saranac Lake interview
Dermot and "Dew Drop" Morgan are the first Saranac Lake interview

National StoryCorps project captures tales of Adirondack life

The StoryCorps oral history project rolled into Saranac Lake yesterday. The mobile recording studio which is housed in an Airstream trailer offers local people a chance to record their stories and their experiences. The effort is co-sponsored by North Country Public Radio. The recordings will be archived at the Library of Congress and some of the interviews will be aired here on NCPR. Brian Mann was at yesterday's opening ceremony in Saranac Lake and sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article
Gary Walts and Captain Honk.
Gary Walts and Captain Honk.

StoryCorps: Captain Honk

Story Corps just wrapped up a month of recording interviews in Canton and Watertown. Recently, photographer Gary Walts from Chaumont talked with his long-time friend, Thomas Bintz, at the StoryCorps Mobilebooth in Watertown. Thomas is an artist and is better known as Captain Honk. He specializes in creating art from found objects, especially those located along ocean and lake shores.  Go to full article

TAUNY Documents North Country Veterans' Stories

Martha Foley talks with Varick Chittenden, of Traditional Arts of Upstate New York, about preserving the oral history of area veterans - their memories and experiences of service - for future generations. TAUNY is an official partner in the Library of Congress's national Veterans History Project. A workshop this weekend will prepare local volunteers to collect those stories in the North Country.  Go to full article

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