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North Country Public Radio engages in a wide and ever changing range of community outreach projects. In a given year we might be working on literacy, agriculture and the recording of regional musicians. What follows here is a description of recent such projects.

We appreciate all gifts that support these projects -- they wouldn't be possible with significant financial investment by our friends. Donors are listed at the close of each project. For more information on sustaining the station through special projects gifts, call or e-mail the station and ask for Ellen Rocco, Station Manager

Current Projects

Common Wealth Common Wisdom

The Common Wealth, Common Wisdom Project connects young people and depression era elders, allowing them to share experiences of entrepreneurship in difficult times. The youth and elders share their stories through audio, video, photos and writing.

The project sponsored by North Country Public Radio, is a community collaboration with the Youth Bureau, Office for the Aging, local Historical Associations, and the Public Media Innovation Fund Program at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Common Wealth, Common Wisdom is indebted to St. Lawrence University for gereously allowing the team to use their state-of-the-art media laboratory, the NCAT (Newell Center for Arts Technology.)

Common Wealth, Common Wisdom page

UpNorth Music

In this major studio outreach project, NCPR took its studio on the road in 2006 and 2007 to record over 100 sessions with musicians throughout the region. Download original performances and compositions, or podcast performances and interviews at the project website below. NCPR launched a 2008 concert tour featuring acts from the project, and released a 3-CD compendium set, Music Heard UpNorth, in January 2008. New performers will be recorded as the project continues.

UpNorth Music | Studio facilities

UpNorth Music is funded by a multi-year grant from the New York State Music Fund established by the New York State Attorney General, at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

North Country Food Book

In celebration of NCPR's 40th anniversary, we published Stories, Food, Life, a book on the food and food culture that keeps the North Country going. Your recipes, food anecdotes, kitchen tips, dining traditions, favorite food quotes, photos, drawings, etc., are wanted.

Buy copies of Stories Food Life

We extend our hearfelt thanks to Rhonda Butler and David Brunner, Aasgard Farm, Jay, New York for their support of this 40th anniversary project!


Adirondack News Bureau

We thank the following generous friends who provided special gifts to
fund the Adirondack News Bureau while we completed our endowment campaign.

  • John A. Sellon Charitable Trust via our good friend Jefferey Sellon
  • Sarah and Linda Cohen
  • Margot Ernst
  • Steve and Judy Hopkins
  • Nancy and Lee Keet
  • HKH Foundation

and for support of Natural Selections

  • Paul Smith's College
  • Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation