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Victims ask for more time to craft anti-harassment laws

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 03/25/2018 - 22:00
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders are negotiating a new anti-sexual harassment policy for state and local government officials as part of the state budget. But several victims of sexual abuse and harassment in the Legislature have come forward with a letter asking that the issue be taken out of the budget.
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Victims ask for more time to craft anti-harassment laws

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 03/25/2018 - 17:00
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders are negotiating a new anti-sexual harassment policy for state and local government officials as part of the state budget. But several victims of sexual abuse and harassment in the Legislature have come forward with a letter asking that the issue be taken out of the budget.
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Spring gardening call-in with Amy Ivy and Martha Foley

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 22:00
NCPR news director Martha Foley and Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy chat about the garden and the yard each Monday on The Eight O'Clock Hour, but now that the spring equinox has come and gone, the pressure is on to prepare for the growing season.That calls for a longer conversation, so our gardening mavens threw open the phone lines for an hour this morning to take gardening questions from callers and correspondents.
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Slideshow: 20th Annual Juried Art Show at the Adirondack Artists Guild

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 22:00
The 20th Annual Juried Art Show at the Adirondack Artists Guild in Saranac Lake, NY opens tonight, Friday, March 23, with a reception and awards presentation from 5-7 pm.The show will remain on exhibit through April 21. The Adirondack Artist Guild Gallery is located at 52 Main St. and is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm and Sunday, 11 am-3 pm.
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38 Adirondack outings with Brian Mann

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 22:00
No sound is more familiar to NCPR listeners than the crunch of footsteps or hiss of skis as the slightly out of breath voice of Brian Mann takes us on an audio adventure somewhere in the Adirondack backcountry.Whether it's hiking up a peak or skiing a woodland trail in winter, paddling a wild river in spring, taking a summer dunk in a favorite swimming hole, or leaf-peeping along a rocky ridge, about once a month Brian breaks out of settled country with a sound kit and camera to bring a you-are-there flavor of the wild into cars and kitchens all across the North Country.If you're stuck somewhere in home or office suffering Seasonal Affective Disorder, explore the map below - coded by season and trek type - to go on a journey to a better, wilder place. Click through to an audio postcard, lean back and listen. More better.Ed. note:These postcards should not be interpreted as detailed trail guides. Brian Mann is a deeply experienced outdoorsman and many of these treks should not be undertaken without strong backcountry experience, proper equipment and trail research, and/or in the company of experienced companions.
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Potsdam students head to "March for Our Lives"

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 22:00
Washington, DC is expecting huge crowds of students demonstrating in the "March for Our Lives," It's an anti-gun violence rally planned by survivors of the deadly Parkland, Florida school shooting last month.
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Keene Central cancels "Mockingbird" over N-word and copyright concerns

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 22:00
Keene Central School has canceled its spring theater production of "To Kill a Mockingbird."The play, based on the renowned book by the same name, includes the N-word. The director said the word made students uncomfortable, so he changed the word in the script. But that led to copyright issues and potential fines.
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A bigger Adirondack wilderness, a radiant spring ski journey

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 22:00
This week, Governor Andrew Cuomo made it official. He added 25,000 acres of forest, rivers and lakes to the High Peaks Wilderness in the Adirondack Park.Brian Mann skied to the newly-added Boreas Ponds tract, sending back photos and an audio postcard.
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37 Adirondack outings with Brian Mann

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 22:00
No sound is more familiar to NCPR listeners than the crunch of footsteps or hiss of skis as the slightly out of breath voice of Brian Mann takes us on an audio adventure somewhere in the Adirondack backcountry.Whether it's hiking up a peak or skiing a woodland trail in winter, paddling a wild river in spring, taking a summer dunk in a favorite swimming hole, or leaf-peeping along a rocky ridge, about once a month Brian breaks out of settled country with a sound kit and camera to bring a you-are-there flavor of the wild into cars and kitchens all across the North Country.If you're stuck somewhere in home or office suffering Seasonal Affective Disorder, explore the map below - coded by season and trek type - to go on a journey to a better, wilder place. Click through to an audio postcard, lean back and listen. More better.Ed. note:These postcards should not be interpreted as detailed trail guides. Brian Mann is a deeply experienced outdoorsman and many of these treks should not be undertaken without strong backcountry experience, proper equipment and trail research, and/or in the company of experienced companions.
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Hundreds walk for unity, healing in Plattsburgh

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 22:00
Plattsburgh is trying to heal from a racist Snapchat message that surfaced last month - in which a SUNY Plattsburgh freshman used the N-word and referred to lynching African Americans - and other recent incidents that have made many people of color feel unsafe. Community members led a march across the SUNY Plattsburgh campus Thursday night to show students that they're welcome in the city. Hundreds of students and local residents participated in the event, called We Walk Together. Rabbi David Kominsky was one of the organizers.
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Congress saves funding for Great Lakes

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 22:00
Key federal funding for the Great Lakes has survived again thanks to Congress.This is the second time President Trump proposed a big cut to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. And Congress restored it full: $300 million for the 2019 budget year.
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Story Traveler: "Jack and the Beanstalk"

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 22:00
Here's an old English fairy tale with a lot of magic in it and certainly worth a good conversation. It's the old story of Jack, who overcame the giant to bring home to his mother three treasures, "one of the past, one of each day, and one of the music and beauty of the art and the truth of what that music could do for them all."Story Traveler is an occasional series of stories told by Gioia Timpanelli, widely considered to be one of the world's foremost storytellers. Her unscripted stories, both contemporary and world folktales, come from everywhere and blend ancient and modern themes. They speak to the heart and the imagination.Image: frontispiece illustration, "The lively history of Jack & the beanstalk," 1846. Artist: Harriet Hardy Taylor Mill.
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Camping, golf, tiki bars: Military bases are vacation spots for some retirees

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 22:00
Military retirees can camp, golf, and fish at hundreds of military bases. It costs less than civilian resorts, making the bases popular vacation spots for thousands of former service members.
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This weekend in the Adirondacks

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 22:00
Scattered snow showers are expected through Saturday, with summit temperatures in the teens and wind chills near zero all weekend. Before entering the back-country be sure you check the latest forecast.
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