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Daddy Long Legs: not quite a spider

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 22:00
This familiar household "spider" is not a spider, but an ancient, near relative in the arachnid family.
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Telling student veteran stories at SUNY Oswego

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 22:00
Last semester, SUNY Oswego students across multiple classes worked together to create a multimedia storytelling series, "Voices of Oswego Veterans." They interviewed student veterans on campus, produced a podcast series, took portraits and built a website. The goal: to create a more inclusive campus.
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Hyde Collection celebrates Rockwell Kent's prints and paintings

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 22:00
The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls will open two exhibitions of Rockwell Kent's works in three mediums on Sunday, April 8. Back in the 1930s, Kent was a household name as an American artist, printmaker, sculptor, traveler and author. His social activism also garnered him a certain degree of political notoriety.
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High winds could cause power outages, Lake Ontario flooding

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 22:00
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) The National Weather Service says wind gusts of more than 60 mph could topple trees and cause power outages in upstate New York.
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Police agencies now required to video suspect interrogations

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Law enforcement agencies across New York state are now required to video record interrogations of people accused of serious crimes such as homicide and sexual assault.
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Advocacy group threatens lawsuit over Champlain Parkway

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 22:00
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) A Vermont advocacy group is threatening to file a federal lawsuit over the design of a proposed Burlington traffic project.
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Preview: Hyde Collection celebrates Rockwell Kent's prints and paintings

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 22:00
The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls will open two exhibitions of Rockwell Kent's works in three mediums on Sunday, April 8. Back in the 1930s, Kent was a household name as an American artist, printmaker, sculptor, traveler and author. His social activism also garnered him a certain degree of political notoriety. "Rockwell Kent:Prints from the Ralf Nemec Collection," includes 52 prints and a selection of ceramics by Kent; and "A Life and Art of His Own: Paintings from North Country Collections," features 37 paintings drawn from SUNY Plattsburgh's Art Museum and private collectors throughout the North Country. Caroline Welsh, director emerita of Adirondack Experience and one of the guest curators for the Hyde exhibit, says Kent was, "a Renaissance man in a century of specialists." Kent traveled to Greenland, Tierra del Fuego, Newfoundland, and other remote locations, and many of his works center on the relationships between humans and nature.Jonathan Canning, director of curatorial affairs and programming at The Hyde Collection, says Rockwell Kent's artistic appeal reached into major metropolitan areas despite living on Asgaard Farm in Au Sable Forks.
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Cuomo's political opponents say they're nicer than he is

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 22:00
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, seeking a third term in office, is facing challenges both from the left of his party and from a new Republican candidate. But the two candidates, Cynthia Nixon and Marc Molinaro, share a common theme - they say they are nicer than Cuomo.
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Listen: Memories of NCPR Call-in

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 22:00
As part of NCPR's 50th anniversary celebration, Martha Foley, Jackie Sauter and Ellen Rocco hosted this call-in to share stories and memories about North Country Public Radio. Callers and other NCPR staff and station friends chimed in during the show with their own remembrances.You can add your own recollections in a comment below.
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North Country at Work: Dave Walker on butchering in Lake Placid in the age of grocery chains

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 22:00
As chain grocery stores over the past half-century offered customers cheaper prices through their meat departments, small, independent butcher shops throughout the North Country closed their doors. Yet there's one butcher in Lake Placid who's trying to reverse that trend. Dave Walker, of Saranac Lake, has deep roots in the meat-cutting business, and he recently decided to go head to head with the big stores. He opened Walker's Neighborhood Butcher Shop last May.
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US agents arrest 20 in 4 incidents along Canada border

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 22:00
SWANTON, Vt. (AP) The U.S. Border Patrol says agents arrested 20 people who entered the country illegally in four separate incidents in upstate New York, Vermont and New Hampshire.
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Schumer: federal budget will help NY rail, pipes, broadband

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York will receive millions of dollars in a newly signed federal spending measure for railways, highways, drinking water and broadband internet.
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Left out of the NY budget: early voting, Child Victims Act

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Several high-profile proposals didn't make the cut for New York state's new budget, but supporters aren't giving up.
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Molinaro enters the governor's race

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 22:00
Another candidate has announced he will challenge Andrew Cuomo for governor. This time, it's Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, who offered a political indictment of Cuomo's practices and temperament in office.
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Residents along Lake Ontario fear more flooding

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 04/01/2018 - 22:00
Last year, flooding along Lake Ontario caused millions of dollars in damage to homes and businesses. And in some areas, it drove people from their homes for months.One neighborhood in Hamlin, NY, was hit particularly hard. Now, residents in the community near Rochester say they fear another harsh flood season.
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The good news-bad news: it's yardwork time

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 04/01/2018 - 22:00
Yup. If the snow is gone and the ground is fairly firm, we can get outside for some judicious yardwork now. Cooperative Extension's Amy Ivy spent Saturday raking. Gently.
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NY budget passes; has taxi fee, opioid tax, harassment rules

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 04/01/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Lawmakers in New York state have passed a new $168.3 billion state budget that includes surcharges on taxi, Uber and Lyft rides in Manhattan and a new state sexual harassment policy written following the #MeToo movement.
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GOP hopeful to formally kick off campaign for NY governor

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 04/01/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A Republican county executive from New York's Hudson Valley is formally kicking off his campaign for governor.
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Saratoga North Creek tourist railroad threatens to shut down

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 04/01/2018 - 22:00
The owner of the Saratoga North Creek Railroad says the tourist train will not operate this summer unless state and local officials purchase a section of track in the Adirondack Park. The price tag could run as high as $5 million.
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North Country at Work: Dave Walker on butchering in Lake Placid in the age of grocery chains

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 04/01/2018 - 22:00
As chain grocery stores over the past half-century offered customers cheaper prices through their meat departments, small, independent butcher shops throughout the North Country closed their doors. Yet there's one butcher in Lake Placid who's trying to reverse that trend. Dave Walker, of Saranac Lake, has deep roots in the meat-cutting business, and he recently decided to go head to head with the big stores. He opened Walker's Neighborhood Butcher Shop last May.
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