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North Country Consortium Puts Technology Into Schools and Libraries

Five years ago, with help from a federal grant, the North Country Consortium began installing new computers and Internet access in more than a dozen schools and libraries in Jefferson and Lewis counties. This year, the Consortium received the final portion of the million-dollar grant. As Jody Tosti reports, the money will provide training to help teachers and librarians make the most of the new technology.  Go to full article

Adirondack Youth Orchestra to Start New Season

Since 1985, the Adirondack Youth Orchestra has provided an opportunity for area youth to enhance their music education. Based at Plattsburgh State University, the orchestra is composed of string and wind musicians from across the region. The Adirondack Youth Orchestra's new season starts up on January 6. Todd Moe talks with Mike Branch, a board member with the AYO.  Go to full article

NYS English and Math Regents Results

The news is mixed on the results of the Regents English and Math tests taken by New York's high school seniors.  Go to full article

Understanding Kids and Drugs

Martha Foley talks with educator Mike Nerney about understanding kids and drugs--the new drug trends, and new ways of understanding risk-taking behavior in teens.  Go to full article

Peru Indians Headed for State Football Finals

Martha Foley talks with Steve Ouellette, sports writer for the Plattsburgh Press Republican about high school football in the North Country, specifically, the Peru Indians' Class B Semifinal win over Harrison last week. The win lifts them into Saturday's state final.  Go to full article

Don't Applaud?Just Throw Rotten Tomatoes

From designing a better can opener to building more fuel efficient cars, engineering takes the theories of science and applies them to real life. But teachers of engineering often struggle to bring real-life lessons to the classroom. A class at SUNY Canton gives high school students a chance to grapple with real engineering problems, but with a seasonal twist. Students have to design and build a catapult to launch rotten tomatoes the furthest. David Sommerstein went to see the homemade catapults in action.  Go to full article

Visitors: Composer Thomas Albert and Son, Violinist Matthew Albert Come To Crane Festival of New Music

The Crane School of Music hosts its annual Festival of New Music with a guest composer and one of the most exciting young ensembles performing today--eighth blackbird. Todd Moe talks with visiting composer Thomas Albert and his son, Matthew, who's the violinist with eighth blackbird.  Go to full article

PINS Program Expands To Include Older Teens

Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence County Parole Director Francine Paretta about the costs and benefits of expanding PINS--the program that helps families deal with problem kids. As of July 1, 2001, 17 and 18-year-olds will now be included. What'll the impact be on county agencies that'll be responsible for them now?  Go to full article

Regional Writing Contest for Young and Adult Writers

Ellen Rocco talks with Nathalie Costa, Executive Director for the Adirondack Center for Writing about the first annual regional writing contest, sponsored by NCPR and the Adirondack Center for Writing.  Go to full article

Revisited: the "Twisted" Story of a Young Canadian Writer

We revisit the case of the boy in Ontario who was suspended from his school and arrested for writing a story for drama class about a boy who blows up his school. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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