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Story Traveler: "The Fox's Tail"

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 22:00
Here's a tale found all around the world that shows simply and clearly the old wisdom that everyone and everything is connected. It takes a lot of deals - and one act of compassion - before the fox can recover his lost tail.This story comes from "Armenian Folk Tales," Russian version by I. Khatchatrianz, translated by N. W. Orloff, published by Colonial House, Philadelphia, Pa., 1946.Story Traveler is unscripted storytelling from everywhere in the world, stories for the heart to hear and the mind to imagine.
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NY Democrats float plan to fix Senate schism

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) There's a new proposal to heal the schism dividing Democrats in the New York state Senate - one that could potentially give Democrats control of the chamber.
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Holiday Train rolls through the North Country, bringing cheer and donations

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 22:00
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train rolled through the North Country on Sunday and Monday.It's been a tradition for almost 20 years: a long freight train, covered in bright Christmas lights, travels all over Canada and the U.S. There's live music and thousands of spectators and the rail company donates to food pantries along the way.
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Lethal oak tree fungus found in more places in New York

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A devastating fungus disease that kills oak trees has been found again in Schenectady County, where it first appeared nine years ago.
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Officials warn of potentially tainted raw milk products

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Health officials have issued a warning about potentially tainted raw milk that was sold in New York and other states.
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Remembering Kakwirakeron, a modern Mohawk icon

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 22:00
Many Mohawks have been mourning the loss of a high profile, and often times controversial, leader. Kakwirakeron, also known by his English name, Arthur Montour, Sr., died on October 31. He was 75 years-old. He left behind 59 grandchildren.
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Senate tax plan incenses anti-poverty advocates

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 22:00
The Congressional Budget Office report released Sunday finds that the Senate tax overhaul bill harms the poorest Americans even more than originally thought.The CBO finds that Americans making $30,000 or less would be worse off under the Senate tax plan by 2019. Those earning $40,000 or less would be net losers under the plan by 2021. And by 2027, U.S. residents who make $75,000 or lower would be worse off under the plan.
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Schools struggle to educate more students in poverty

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 11/26/2017 - 22:00
A new report finds schools are educating a larger share of students who come from poor households. And that has a disproportionate effect on schools that have the fewest resources.
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Hospitals prepare for climate extremes

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 11/26/2017 - 22:00
It's been a year of natural disasters in the U.S., with wildfires on the west coast, hurricanes in the south - and even flooding along Lake Ontario. Are hospitals prepared to deal with extreme weather and other impacts of climate change? Regional organizations are paying attention.
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NY National Guard members aiding Trees for Troops program

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 11/26/2017 - 22:00
BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (AP) Members of the Army and Air National Guard will be at an upstate New York tree farm to help load Christmas trees for delivery to U.S. troops across the nation and the world.
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Tax cut coming, voting security reviewed

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 11/26/2017 - 22:00
David Klepper, Associated PressALBANY, N.Y. (AP) In this week's New York state government news, millions of residents can look forward to a tax cut next year.
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Veterans are key as surge of states OK medical pot for PTSD

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 11/26/2017 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) When New York decided to let post-traumatic stress disorder patients use medical marijuana, it joined a fast-rising tide of states.
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North Country at Work: how USA Luge uses tools, on ice and off, to win medals

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 11/26/2017 - 22:00
The USA Luge team is busy preparing for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, which are less than three months away. Before the Olympics, athletes and coaches will endure a grueling schedule of nine World Cup races. That includes a World Cup on their home track in Lake Placid in mid-December, when the Olympic team will be announced. People may think luging is easy. Hop on a sled and slide down a mountain on an ice track. But it's more complicated than that. It takes a lot of tools, machines, and precision to beat their competitors by milliseconds.
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Union, towns lobby for more forest rangers in Adirondacks

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 11/26/2017 - 22:00
Half a dozen towns in the Adirondacks have passed resolutions urging the Cuomo administration to hire more forest rangers. It's part of a new lobbying effort by the union that represents the rangers. Union leaders say rangers need more boots on the ground to help respond to emergency calls in the Park's back country.
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Meet the college senior who's about to take over the Town of Waddington

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 22:00
The tiny community of Waddington on the St. Lawrence River is in for a bit of a shakeup.
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On Noonmark, ice sculptures and Adirondack vistas

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 22:00
Wintry weather can be a pain. For people who like getting outdoors it can also be intimidating. All that ice and cold, the early darkness. But winter can also be beautiful and wild. Even familiar places can seem exotic.
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Want to get outdoors in winter? Some tips to make it safe and easy

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 22:00
Even if you love the outdoors, winter can be challenging and sometimes even a little risky. But if you take just a few precautions and plan ahead a tiny bit, it can be safe and fun. The best way to cure cabin fever is to get out of the cabin.
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This weekend in the Adirondacks

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 22:00
Expect icy outdoor conditions, and up to several inches of snow on trails in some areas - especially in the Central and Northern Adirondacks - along with mud at lower elevations, and around the periphery of the Adirondack Park. Traction devices are recommended, especially for summits and higher terrain.
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Creating a meal from an Adirondack school yard - just in time for Thanksgiving!

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 22:00
North Country School-Camp Treetops is one of the six founding members of the Edible Schoolyard Project, a national initiative of chef and food activist Alice Waters. The goal of program is to give students the knowledge and skills to make healthy food choices for themselves, their community and the environment.
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In a North Country food desert, a "Farmacy" fills the void

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 22:00
The Champlain Valley and the eastern Adirondacks are seeing a farm and food renaissance. Local families and companies are making everything from craft beer to artisan cheeses to organic vegetables. But one thing missing from the food economy is grocery stores. In places likes Crowne Point, Keeseville, Westport, and Willsboro, full-service groceries have shut down. In the winter months, it can be hard to buy basic fresh fruits and vegetables. In Keeseville, farmers are trying a new experiment, opening a produce section in a local drug store.
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