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'Wise Buys' Details Emerging

Plans for a North Country based retail chain to replace the Ames stores are slowly emerging. Investors in the "Wise Buys" project say they're pushing aggressively to open stores in May. But as David Sommerstein reports, they have to overcome the risky retail business climate.  Go to full article

Potsdam to Tap Bridal Industry

Several local retailers in St. Lawrence county are planning a bridal show next month at SUNY-Potsdam. The idea is to keep some of the money from the multi-billion dollar bridal industry in the North Country. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

A Washtub Bass Revival in Potsdam: Good, Clean, Musical Fun

Take a bucket, some string, a stick and what have you got? A homemade musical instrument! Todd Moe visits a washtub bass building workshop.  Go to full article
Janet Poppendieck signs a book at SUNY Potsdam.
Janet Poppendieck signs a book at SUNY Potsdam.

Anti-Hunger Efforts: Rethinking the Soup Kitchen

David Sommerstein talks with Janet Poppendieck, author of Sweet Charity: Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement. She says the growth of soup kitchens and food pantries in the past two decades distracts activists and policy-makers from the root causes of hunger in the U.S.  Go to full article

Preview: Leon Fleisher Recital in Potsdam

One of the legends of 20th century music visits the Crane School of Music this weekend. Renowned pianist Leon Fleisher will give a recital Saturday night at 7:30 in Hosmer Concert Hall. Todd Moe talks with Paul Wyse, a member of Crane's piano faculty, who studied under Fleisher.  Go to full article
Fall flyfishing on the Salmon
Fall flyfishing on the Salmon

Trout Rising: An Afternoon on the Salmon River in Malone

Flyfishing is one of those pastimes that outsiders view with a kind of awe - art, dance and science combine to lay a line and a tiny twist of feathers and hair along the water just right to tease a fish. New York's flyfishing season ended a couple of weeks ago, but not before Todd Moe pulled on some waders and tried his hand.  Go to full article

Anti-War Groups Prepare for DC March

People around the country are readying for a march to protest military action against Iraq this weekend in Washington, DC. Groups are also planning rallies from New Orleans to Anchorage, and on college campuses including some in the North Country. An anti-war group in the Canton-Potsdam area has a waiting list for seats on its bus to the DC march. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Stephanie Blythe
Stephanie Blythe

Homecoming: Opera Star Returns to Crane

Stephanie Blythe is one of the hottest young American singers, with several top awards and regular appearances at the Metropolitan Opera under her belt. She's an alumna of SUNY Potsdam and returns for a concert Saturday night at 7:30 in the Hosmer Concert Hall. Music critics agree Blythe was born an opera singer, with a huge, rich voice that is ideal for opera houses. Todd Moe talks with the mezzo-soprano who is stealing the show on the opera stage.  Go to full article

Ambassador to Canada Visits North Country

Paul Celucci, the U.S. Ambassador to Canada and former governor of Massachusetts, discussed cross-border issues with North Country leaders Tuesday in Potsdam. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Matt Bullwinkel, accordion, and Beth Robinson, 'cello, of <i>Piquant</i> in the NCPR studio.
Matt Bullwinkel, accordion, and Beth Robinson, 'cello, of Piquant in the NCPR studio.

Piquant Warms up the North Country with Spicy Latin Dance Tunes

The Potsdam ensemble Piquant joins Todd Moe in the studio for some Latin dance music: tango, waltz and rhumba! They're on a quest to promote ballroom dancing in the North Country. Get your dancing shoes on and join us!  Go to full article

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