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Tzipporah Marks-Barnett. Source: Facebook
Tzipporah Marks-Barnett. Source: Facebook

Tzipporah Marks-Barnett: A passion for telling stories

The Newcomb United Methodist Church will host an afternoon of words and music this Sunday at 3:30 pm. California storyteller Tzipporah Marks-Barnett is one of the presenters who will share her love of telling tales. She's an ordained Jewish storyteller, who joins a long tradition of sharing stories, many with messages and life lessons.

Here, she tells a Hassidic tale of love titled, A Generous Wife. Todd Moe spoke with Marks-Barnett and asked about her journey to becoming an ordained storyteller.  Go to full article
Storyteller Bill LaLonde. Photo: Storytellers of Canada
Storyteller Bill LaLonde. Photo: Storytellers of Canada

The Crystal: love and pickpocketing

Our storytelling series, The Crystal, continues with Brockville storyteller Bill LaLonde. He shares a tale about love and pickpocketing in Victorian London.  Go to full article

The Crystal World Storytelling Day Special

Every year around the first of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere (or the first of Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere) people all over the world gather to tell stories for World Storytelling Day. Thanks to Deborah Dunleavy, the host of our own storytelling series "The Crystal", NCPR is celebrating the day with four storytellers. On the program we hear stories from Ed Clark, Karen Glass, Fran Yardley and Deborah.  Go to full article
Deborah Dunleavy
Deborah Dunleavy

The Crystal: a Scottish tale of royal riddles

Our occasional storytelling series, The Crystal, continues. Brockville storyteller Deborah Dunleavy shares a story from Scotland about a king who tries to trick a man with a series of riddles, but in the end the joke is on him.  Go to full article
Storyteller Deborah Dunleavy
Storyteller Deborah Dunleavy

The Crystal: A Valentine's Day party to remember

This month, the Crystal storyteller Deborah Dunleavy tells a story of a Valentine's Day from her childhood where she threw a big party for her friends and her father, a firefighter, saved the day.  Go to full article
Deborah Dunleavy
Deborah Dunleavy

The Crystal: A New Year's tale from northern Quebec

Brockville storyteller Deborah Dunleavy shares a midwinter tale about a young logger and a flying canoe at a lumber camp in northern Quebec.  Go to full article
Deborah Dunleavy
Deborah Dunleavy

A spooky story for the season

What would Halloween be without a spooky story? Brockville professional storyteller Deborah Dunleavy visited NCPR recently to share a favorite tale about Aaron Kelly's return from the grave for one more dance.  Go to full article
Bill Lalonde, Deborah Dunleavy, Pat Johnson and Matt Wilson in the NCPR studio.
Bill Lalonde, Deborah Dunleavy, Pat Johnson and Matt Wilson in the NCPR studio.

Morning blues and stories

It's Friday, and we celebrated with music and stories during the "8 o'clock Hour" this morning. Two members of the Thousand Islands Yarnspinners in Brockville, and the blues band Hard Pushin' Papa joined Todd Moe in the studio for a dose of tall tales and some great blues guitar-and-tuba style. All our guests will be featured at the Festival of Storytelling from September 24-25 at the Brockville Museum.  Go to full article

A story for Halloween

It's Halloween and time for an audio treat. Potsdam artist and storyteller Ed Clark shares his version of Daniel Pinkwater's "The Wizard Crystal".  Go to full article

Open Studio (complete program)

Our theme is the art of storytelling. We talk with Keene Valley town librarian Karen Glass who tells the tale of a benevolent troll. Potsdam actor and storyteller Ed Clark shares his story of a wizard, a magic crystal and some frogs. Joel Hurd and Jill Breit tell stories of music and the road. They've just finished a year-long recording tour of the North Country, meeting hundreds of musicians, as part of the UpNorth Music Project. In our Giving Voice segment, Russell poet John Berbrich connects poems and stories. Todd Moe hosts.  Go to full article

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