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First Person: Exposures by Justin Baker

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 22:00
If you have a phone in your pocket, you also have ready access to an art gallery. Many of us have hundreds - or thousands - of photos on our phone’s camera roll, and we look at many more on Instagram, Facebook, or other social media. But if you stop by the Courthouse Gallery in Lake George between now and late February, you’ll have a chance to see some art that might make you stop and consider just what makes a photograph.
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First Person: Writer Chanelle Benz on Mississippi in the '70s

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 22:00
Writer Chanelle Benz earned her Upstate street cred, receiving her M.F.A. in Creative Writing in Syracuse. But she now lives in Memphis, and her recent novel, "The Gone Dead," conjures up a setting - the Mississippi Delta - that is anything but cold and snowy.
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First Person: Aaron Todd's Close Encounter

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 22:00
We hear the story that won the 2019 Howl Grand Slam, held in December at St. Lawrence University’s Gulick Theatre. It’s told by Aaron Todd of Canton, who also shared what inspired his to tell that particular story.
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First Person: Fresh Ice in Appleton Arena

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 22:00
When the St. Lawrence University women’s hockey team faces off against Clarkson in a Saturday afternoon game, it will mark the much-anticipated opening of the SLU’s renovated Appleton Arena. Construction has been underway for months at the 69-year old facility, bringing it up-to-date and in line with other Division 1 college hockey arenas.
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First Person, January: Exposures, Mississippi in the '70s, Close Encounter, Fresh Ice

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 22:00
On the premiere edition of First Person, we meet Troy photographer Justin Baker and learn about his unusual techniques and why he loves expired film. Plus, writer Chanelle Benz talks about her acclaimed novel, "The Gone Dead," we’ll hear the story that won the Howl Grand Slam, and find out why the renovations to St. Lawrence University’s Appleton Arena are a big deal to the women’s and men’s hockey teams there.
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Preview: "First Person" with Mitch Teich

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 22:00
A new monthly program, First Person, premieres at noon today on NCPR. Hosted by station manager Mitch Teich, the show will focus on life here in the North Country - everything from athletes, to artists and great stories.
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DEC commissioner: Upgrade Adirondack trails to handle growing traffic

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 22:00
Governor Cuomo's state of the state address last week included some big ideas about transforming New York's energy economy to cut greenhouse gases. It also included some smaller ideas important to the Adirondack Park. One of those proposals is a big new investment upgrading hiking trails.
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This weekend in the Adirondacks, 1/17/20

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 22:00
We survived last week’s rain and warm weather surprisingly well and have picked up 3 to 6 inches of new snow yesterday across the region. Now the cold air is here, and that will put a damper on conditions for this weekend.
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NY graduation rate improves ahead of review of requirements

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 22:00
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) New York's high school graduation rate continued to edge upward in 2019.
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Ex-Rep. Collins' fate rests with judge in insider trading case

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) A judge must decide the fate of former U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins after his lawyers and prosecutors disagreed over how he should be punished for conspiring in an insider trading scheme.
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Man charged in Hanukkah attack pleads not guilty

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 22:00
NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) The man charged in an attack at a suburban New York Hanukkah celebration that left five people wounded has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other charges.
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Stefanik to co-chair Trump's NY reelection campaign

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 22:00
North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has been named as one of the state chairs of President Donald Trump's election campaign in New York.
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New Olympic attraction opens in Lake Placid

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 22:00
Another new state-funded attraction has opened in Lake Placid. Governor Cuomo announced yesterday the new "Sky Ride" gondola is now operating at the Olympic Jumping Complex just outside the village.
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New York lawmakers seek right to a lawyer for immigrants

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Individuals facing deportation would have a statutory right to a lawyer if they can't afford one under legislation introduced Wednesday.
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Adoptees can access birth certificates under new NY law

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York has become the 10th state to allow adopted adults unrestricted access to their original birth certificate, a step that will help some investigate their family histories.
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As criticism grows, supporters of bail reform describe fight as a civil rights struggle

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 22:00
The fight over bail reform intensified again yesterday in Albany. Supporters of the controversial new policy rallied against efforts by Republicans and some Democrats to roll back or suspend many of its provisions.
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Plattsburgh-made Bombardier subway cars pulled off NYC tracks for inspection

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 22:00
Hundreds of new subway cars made in Plattsburgh have been pulled off the tracks in New York City because of safety concerns. Bombardier says it’s investigating a manufacturing problem with its subway car doors.
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Heard Up North: Mahjong makes a comeback in Potsdam

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 22:00
Maybe you’ve heard of the game, mahjong? It’s originally from China. After World War II, it became a big part of Jewish social life in the US. It’s making something of a comeback today; there’s even a scene in the movie Crazy Rich Asians with it. You play with these white tiles, kinda like dominoes. Each person has a white card with symbols of all the possible winning combinations.
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Land conservation deal announced near Lake George

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 22:00
The Lake George Land Conservancy says it's purchased more than 200 acres in the town of Bolton Landing that will now be protected as open space.
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How you and me and flowers and bees get charged up (with static electricity)

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 22:00
It's the reason opposites attract and doorknobs shock, why lightning strikes, and the way bumblebees find the sweet spot in flowers. Whenever an object has more or fewer electrons than its neighbor, there is the potential for static discharge. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager talk about the mysterious and hair-raising ways of static electricity.
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