Paul Smiths, NY, Dec 28, 2012 — This fall, an ecology professor at Paul Smiths College traveled thousands of miles to learn about a new culture, and share a bit about life in the Adirondacks. Celia Evans was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach and conduct research in Siberia. She, and her two daughters, spent three months in Russia's Altai Republic studying primary school students' relationships to their environment, community and culture.
Evans, who also shared her love of folk music with her Russian hosts, told Todd Moe that she also wanted to find out how students in Siberia are learning about their natural world compared with students in the North Country. Go to full article
Dec 26, 2005 — Naj Wikoff, from Keene Valley, is spending eight months in Ulan Ade, in the Lake Baikal region of eastern Russia. Since August, Naj has been keeping a web-diary of his journey here at NCPR.org. He's described his travels and his work as a Fulbright scholar, a teacher and artist at the East Siberian Academy of Culture. This morning, Naj sends this audio diary of his journey across Russia and his first encounter with Lake Baikal and its people.
Naj's audio diary was produced by Brian Mann with web production by Dale Hobson. Go to full article
Uragsha performs Tuesday night at 7 in Lake Placid
Mar 23, 2004 — Some of the best Mongolian and Buryat musicians and singers of northern Asia are in the Adirondacks this week. Their visit is part of a series of international exchanges sponsored by the Totem Peoples Project and the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks. Tonight at 7:00, at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, the group Uragsha presents traditional song, fiddle and throat singing. Todd Moe talks with Dan Plumley, Director of the Totem Peoples Preservation Project, about the project's mission and tonight's concert. Go to full article
Apr 25, 2003 — Martha Gallagher, the Adirondack Harper, and musician Sue Grimm celebrate spring with music for harp and flute. They're hosting a benefit concert tonight in Lake Placid for an Adirondack-Siberian cultural exchange trip later this year. Go to full article
Jul 10, 2002 — Martha Foley talks with Alexander Blakely, author of Siberia Bound. Blakely is a Minnesota-native who's written a book about using his entrepreneurial skills in post-communist Siberia. Go to full article