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Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid) smiles as he sees his bronze medal-winning time after finishing the super G.
Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid) smiles as he sees his bronze medal-winning time after finishing the super G.

A look back at the Olympics

Lake Placid-based photographer Nancie Battaglia was NCPR's eyes, and ears, during the Vancouver Olympic games. Battaglia came to Lake Placid to document the 1980 Winter Olympics, and she's is now an experienced Olympic "regular." Vancouver was her eighth games, seventh winter games. She shoots for a number of publications, including Sport Illustrated. This year she not only sent us great shots of local athletes at the games, she found their families and fans, too, and checked in on-air during breaks in the action. Martha Foley called her for a final conversation this week. She's been back for about a week, catching up, catching her breath. She left early on the final Sunday - missing the climactic US Canada hockey game, but also ahead of the crowds that jammed the region's airports that night and the next day.  Go to full article

Books: "Adirondack Moments"

Jim Kraus has been an avid photographer most of his life. He taught forest recreation at Paul Smiths College for 30 years, and always packed a camera for outdoor treks. About twenty years ago, he began to seriously consider creating a book of his favorite Adirondack photos. The result, Adirondack Moments, was published by Firefly Books this fall. It includes wildlife, mountain views, lake vistas and the seasons. Todd Moe spoke with Jim Kraus about his connection the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

Cold War landmarks in new photo exhibit

A new exhibit at 7444 Gallery in Saranac Lake explores some of the East Berlin landmarks of the Cold War. Montana photojournalist Kelly Gorham visited Germany last year to photograph remnants of the Cold War as part of a commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. He told Todd Moe that the exhibit titled, "The Stones Have Memories", is mixture of art and history.  Go to full article

Poetry, images and music celebrate the Adirondacks

A poem by Adirondack resident Miriam Kashiwa inspired photographer Carl Heilman and musician Dan Berggren to collaborate on a multi-media production that premieres in North Creek on Sunday night. "I am the Adirondacks" uses spoken words, images and music to celebrate the region's beauty. The event is a benefit for musician Dan Duggan, who's battling cancer. Todd Moe spoke with Carl Heilman and Dan Berggren about the production. Heilmann says it began with Miriam Kashiwa's poem.  Go to full article
Marian Brickner, with bonobos.
Marian Brickner, with bonobos.

Animal photographer's book introduces endangered bonobos

Marian Brickner, animal photographer and co-creator of a children's book about bonobos, I'm Lucy, is visiting SUNY Potsdam this week. Bonobos are another branch of the great ape family, like a kind of chimpanzee. Brickner is a 50-year alumna of SUNY Potsdam. She will be meeting with students in photography and literacy classes and with the after-school mentor program in the Sheard Literacy Center. There's an informal "picture show" and discussion that will be open to the public Wdnesday at 1:30 pm at SUNY Potsdam's Crumb Library. Brickner was in our studios this morning to talk with Martha Foley.  Go to full article

Noted river author, photographer featured in Clayton

St. Lawrence River advocates, policy makers, and scientists will gather Saturday in Clayton for Save the River's 20th annual Winter Weekend conference. The day-long event at the Clayton Opera house will focus on the effects of climate change on the St. Lawrence and the Great Lakes. The event's keynote speaker Saturday night will offer a broader look at rivers across America. Tim Palmer has been writing about and photographing rivers for more than 25 years. Paddler magazine named Palmer "one of the 10 greatest river conservationists of our time". Palmer spoke with David Sommerstein.  Go to full article

Preview: Tri-Lakes artist studio tour

NCPR is media sponsor for the Tri-Lakes area "Artist at Work Studio Tour" this weekend. The three-day event features more than 30 artists who will open their studio doors to the public to see how a work of art begins. The annual tour is organized by the Adirondack Artists' Guild in Saranac Lake. Todd Moe talks with artist Diane Leifheit, co-organizer of the studio tour.  Go to full article

Capturing 1,100 canoes/kayaks in one photo

On September 13, more than a thousand paddlers came together near the Adirondack town of Inlet to support breast-cancer survivors and raise money for more research of the disease. All those paddlers created what could be the world's largest flotilla of canoes and kayaks. Jerry Waskiewicz took a picture of them. It's today's photo of the day on our web site. It looks like an island made of thousands of slivers of color, which is pretty much what it is. It's an amazing photo and Jonathan Brown asked Waskiewicz how he got it.  Go to full article
Antique postcards offer glimpse of Adirondack lives (Source:  Collector Jon Kopp)
Antique postcards offer glimpse of Adirondack lives (Source: Collector Jon Kopp)

Postcards from the North Country's past

Historians studying the North Country find a lot of different ways to capture glimpses of the past. Jon Kopp, a former state forester who owns an antique store in Tupper Lake, has set out to collect thousands of vintage postcards. The cards were made by professional photographers like Seneca Ray Stoddard and Henry Beech. Their images of the Adirondacks were sent all over the world. Jon Kopp talked about his collection with Brian Mann.  Go to full article
Mark Kurtz's image of the candlelit maze (M. Kurtz)
Mark Kurtz's image of the candlelit maze (M. Kurtz)

For 18 years, picturing the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival wraps up this weekend, with more fireworks and a big parade, and of course one of the biggest ice palaces in years. For the last eighteen years, Mark Kurtz has had a front-row seat for the celebration. He's the official photographer of the Carnival. His big outdoor slideshow Sunday night is one of the most popular attractions. Kurtz told Brian Mann that he thinks of his work as a way of holding up a mirror to the community.  Go to full article

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