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This weekend in the Adirondacks, 12/28/18

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 12/27/2018 - 22:00
We had quite a warm up last Friday - well into the 50s in some areas, and we've got another warm up underway.
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Cuomo: "devil is in the details" for legal pot in New York

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 12/26/2018 - 22:00
Governor Cuomo says he had "serious questions" about legalizing marijuana in New York, but says after hearing from a panel of health and law enforcement experts, he's become convinced that it's time to allow the recreational use of the drug for adults. He says he's working out the details of a bill now.
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NY state's anti-DWI campaign to continue into New Year's Day

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 12/26/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) State officials say a crackdown on impaired driving on New York roads will continue through New Year's Day.
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Ad campaign reminds New Yorkers of minimum wage boost

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 12/26/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) An ad campaign is being launched to raise awareness of the new minimum wage across New York state.
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Court rules First Nations subsidy, last raised in 1875, must increase

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 12/26/2018 - 22:00
SUDBURY, Ont. A superior court judge has ruled that provincial and federal governments have been short-changing First Nations in Ontario for more than a century, ordering long-stagnant annual payments be raised.
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North Country at Work: Terry Allen Heagle's brief career in radio

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 12/26/2018 - 22:00
In the early '80s Terry Allen Heagle was on a career sabbatical - better known as being unemployed. He had just graduated from college with his master’s degree and was having a hard time finding a job and was driving his wife crazy ranting about his frustration. She told him to think outside the box.
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Humans pass the smell test better than we think

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 12/26/2018 - 22:00
Contrary to longstanding theories, the human sense of smell is roughly as acute as that of other mammals, with an equivalent amount of neural hardware devoted to the detection of odors. So why do we seem to be so nose-blind compared to the family dog? Martha Foley quizzes Curt Stager about a sense that often operates unnoticed by our conscious minds.
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Religious groups seeking "moral" state budget

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 12/26/2018 - 22:00
Religious and progressive groups say they will press Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature to adopt what they call a "moral" state budget in 2019. The groups brought their views to the Capitol just before Christmas.
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North Country at Work: Jackie Sauter on 47 years at North Country Public Radio

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 12/25/2018 - 22:00
The last day of 2018 is Program Director Jackie Sauter's last day at North Country Public Radio, after 47 years behind the scenes and behind the microphone. She sat down with North Country at Work correspondent Amy Feiereisel in our studios earlier this month to talk about her work, her early memories of the station, and what retirement holds for her.
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Vermont approves Green Mountain Power rate hike

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 12/25/2018 - 22:00
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Vermont regulators have approved a rate hike for customers of the state's largest power company starting in September.
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ACLU asks court to help learn about NSA call records program

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 12/25/2018 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) A civil rights group wants a New York court to help it learn about the U.S. government's use of phone and financial records to fight terrorism.
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Firefighters volunteering at deceased comrade's farm

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 12/25/2018 - 22:00
MARATHON, N.Y. (AP) Firefighters are continuing to volunteer at the farm of an upstate New York firefighter who recently died from injuries suffered in an off-duty traffic accident late last month.
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Religious groups seeking "moral" state budget

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 12/25/2018 - 22:00
Religious and progressive groups say they will press Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature to adopt what they call a "moral" state budget in 2019. The groups brought their views to the Capitol just before Christmas.
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