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Battle of Valcour Island

The site of a historic Lake Champlain battle may get some renewed attention. Road improvements have made the memorial to the Battle of Valcour Island hard to spot. The state Department of Environmental Conservation is creating a small historic park near the southern tip of Valcour Island. The October 11, 1776, battle was an American defeat, but it was crucial to America's eventual success in the Revolutionary War. Re-enactors are bringing the brutal struggle to life. Brian Mann joined re-enactors on the island for last summer's recreation.  Go to full article

Wilderness Within Reach: A Shorter Canoe Route in the Adirondacks

There are plenty of weekends when chores and family and spring's tricky weather make it tough to escape for a long backcountry canoe trip. Fortunately, the North Country offers plenty of shorter routes - half-day trips that promise fantastic views without a lot of hassle. A couple of weeks ago, Brian Mann paddled on the Osgood River in the Adirondacks. He sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article

Building From the Ground Up

10th Mountain division soldiers in Kosovo will return home to Fort Drum later this month. Their main mission has been to enforce a safe and secure environment in the war-torn region. But the soldiers have been using more than weapons to keep the peace. They're providing humantarian assistance to help rebuild a damaged land from the ground up. And they're trying to bring ethnic Albanians and ethnic Serbs together to end centuries of hatred. David Sommerstein went to Kosovo with the U.S. Army in February and has this third report.  Go to full article

10th Mountain Division: The Real Life of Peacekeepers

Nearly 4000 men and women from the 10th Mountain Division - based at Fort Drum near Watertown - are poised to return home after six months in the former Yugoslavian province of Kosovo. They've been enforcing a delicate peace between Kosovar Serbs and Kosovar Albanians. David Sommerstein went to Kosovo in February with the U.S. Army. In part two of his reports on the deployment, the daily grind of peacekeeping can sometimes obscure the humanitarian mission.  Go to full article

On Patrol With 10th Mountain Division Peacekeepers In Vitina, Kosovo

Almost 4000 soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division, based at Fort Drum near Watertown, are nearing the end of their six-month deployment in Kosovo. They'll return home later this month. In February, David Sommerstein traveled to the former Yugoslavian province as a guest of the U.S. Army. Over the next three days we'll hear stories from Kosovo. Today, we go on a walking patrol in the town of Vitina, where Fort Drum soldiers maintain a delicate peace between Serbs and Albanians.  Go to full article

A Singing Valentine

This singing valentine from the Canton "Goldenaires" Barbershop Chorus is an encore broadcast from 2001.  Go to full article

Building Computers into Farm Equipment

You probably have a computer in your car, on your desk and maybe even in your stove. Now researchers want to install computers in another place, where most of us would least expect it -- farm tractors. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Daniel Grossman reports.  Go to full article

Riding the North Country Rails

Todd Moe rides the rails - the first passenger train in 40 years traverses the North Country.  Go to full article

Five Ponds Wilderness: Oswegatchie Postcard

One of the classic Adirondack canoe routes begins near Tupper Lake and winds through the Five Ponds Wilderness toward Cranberry Lake. That section of the North country offers some of the most remote forests and rivers in the East. Two of our reporters, Brian Mann and David Sommerstein - made the trip in early May. They sent back this audio journal.  Go to full article

NCPR Award Winner: Rural Services for the Developmentally Disabled, part 2

In this second part of his award-winning series on rural services for the developmentally disabled, Brian Mann profiles NYSARC's regional chapter, Adirondack ARC.  Go to full article

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