Mar 18, 2008 — Todd Moe talks with author Diana Abu-Jaber about her book, The Language of Baklava. It's this year's "North Country Reads" selection. Abu-Jaber's memoir focuses on food and its role in family culture - with a focus on Arab American acclimation. She'll visit the North Country in early April. Diana Abu-Jaber told Todd Moe that food helps illustrate the two cultures of her childhood. Go to full article
Sep 20, 2007 — In the spring of 2006, a series of billboards appeared along Rt. 81 near Syracuse, each featuring an enormous close-up of a young man's head on a plain dark surface. They were all soldiers, and the proximity to Fort Drum was no accident. Photographer Suzanne Opton told PRI's Studio 360 how she came to make the series of portraits she calls "Soldier." Go to full article
Michele Tauber and Robert K. Johansen in The Unexpected Guest. Photo by Alex Ottaviano
Jun 01, 2007 — The Unexpected Guest is the final offering of the season at Syracuse Stage and runs through June 10. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended a recent performance and has our review. Go to full article
L to R: Kenneth Albers, Priscilla Lindsay, Ryan Artzberger, Andrew Ahrens. Photo Alex Ottaviano.
Mar 01, 2007 — August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean runs through March 11 at Syracuse Stage. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review. This is a text-only review, the listen and download links do not work. Click "transcript" to read the review.Go to full article
Elizabeth Franz and William Charles Mitchell in Driving Miss Daisy. Photo by Alex Ottaviano
Aug 07, 2006 — The cost of oil is topping out near 70 dollars a barrel and the nation is sending billions of dollars to unstable foreign countries to get it. With that in mind, many Americans have begun to think about biofuels from domestic crops. Biofuels such as corn ethanol and soy diesel are the most popular right now. But researchers are looking into plants that don't require the fertilizers and pesticides those crops need. The GLRC's Richard Annal reports on one crop that could make ethanol much more efficiently. Go to full article
Susan Angelo (left) as Regan and Mercedes Herrero as Goneril. Photo by Alex Ottaviano.
Aug 29, 2005 — Syracuse University is welcoming 35 Native American students for its first day of classes today. That number is likely to jump significantly next year. Beginning in 2006, SU will offer full scholarships to any member of an Iroquois tribe, including the Akwesasne Mohawks. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
May 10, 2005 — The list of military facilities to be closed in the Base Realignment and Closure - or BRAC - process could be made public as early as tomorrow. Civilian liaisons to Fort Drum are cautiously optimistic the Watertown area Army base will be safe from Pentagon cuts. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article