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Second Look: A paper's history of Northern New York

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Second Look podcast returns to the pages of history for stories that still matter today. Take a closer look at New York state's largest, yet most sparsely populated, region and learn more about individuals who aren't that different from us today. Second Look is produced by hosts Kelly Burdick and Christina Knott at the Watertown Daily Times in Watertown, N.Y.

Second Look podcast returns to the pages of history for stories that still matter today. Take a closer look at New York state's largest, yet most sparsely populated, region and learn more about individuals who aren't that different from us today. Second Look is produced by hosts Kelly Burdick and Christina Knott at the Watertown Daily Times in Watertown, N.Y.

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Second Look podcast returns to the pages of history for stories that still matter today. Take a closer look at New York state's largest, yet most sparsely populated, region and learn more about individuals who aren't that different from us today. Second Look is produced by hosts Kelly Burdick and Christina Knott at the Watertown Daily Times in Watertown, N.Y.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ghost Army

11/22/2020
During World War II, American soldiers embarked on a mission to mislead and deceive the German Army. Their mission remained a military secret for decades. Now, a Family’s donation sheds light on the program at Pine Camp. Host Kelly Burdick discusses this formerly classified part of local history to go along with "The 'Ghosts' on Post" article written by Chris Brock for the Watertown Daily Times and NNY60.com. For more information...

Duration:00:13:00

Follow ups from Kelly

11/16/2020

Duration:00:13:12

Planting for the future: Tree Cities in the north country

10/31/2020
“You can gauge a country’s wealth, its real wealth, by its tree cover.” ~ Richard St. Barbe Baker Host Kelly Burdick talks about how people of the past helped grow a better future today. For more information: Tree City USA official website Psychology Today article: The benefits of indoor plants This episode is hosted by Kelly Burdick and edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing. Outro music is "The Papergirl" by The Whole Other. Browse...

Duration:00:16:31

War of the Worlds in the North

10/25/2020
This episode is hosted by Kelly Burdick and edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing. Outro music is "The Papergirl" by The Whole Other. Browse our new merch at Society 6. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram; email us at secondlook@jnc.media. To subscribe to the Watertown Daily Times at NNY360, visit nny360.com. You can also follow our affiliate link to get a free audio book from Audible.com and try it out for 30 days. Enter our promo code...

Duration:00:15:39

Dogs for Defense

10/17/2020
Host and local history fan Kelly Burdick talks about Dogs for Defense, a military program in which pet owners -- including those in the north country -- were asked to donate their pet dogs to help fight in World War II. For more information ... The Dogs of War DogsforDefense.com This episode is edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing. Outro music is "The Papergirl" by The Whole Other. Browse our new merch at Society 6. Follow us on Facebook...

Duration:00:21:10

The sad sinking of the Eastcliff Hall ship

10/10/2020
Kelly Burdick talks about a tragic event from 1970 when a ship near Massena went down, claiming the lives of nine people, including two children. The Eastcliff Hall ship is still visited by underwater divers today, but many are unaware of its sad history. This episode is edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing. Outro music is "The Papergirl" by The Whole Other. Browse our new merch at Society 6. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram; email us at...

Duration:00:17:25

The Adirondack fire of 1903

9/25/2020
"The sun today is still obscured by smoke and ashes. ... The heat is so intense and the smoke so dense, that the fighters cannot approach with two miles of the fires." ~ June 5, 1903, Watertown Daily Times Kelly Burdick talks about the 1903 Adirondack fire that burned through 600,000 acres of the north country more than 100 years ago. This episode is edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing. Outro music is "The Papergirl" by The Whole Other....

Duration:00:21:14

How Carry A. Nation came to Watertown

9/19/2020
Carry A. Nation was one of the most famous anti-alcohol protesters in American history. She made her mark across the country and even to Watertown, swinging her hatchet at bars and warning of the fires of hell to those who mocked her. Kelly Burdick talks about the American protest leader, what drove her to smash bottles and fight for change, as well as her legacy today. Thanks to Larry Corbett for the topic idea and research. This episode is edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is...

Duration:00:20:57

Looking back at some listener mail

9/12/2020
Host Kelly Burdick is joined by two special guests to share some of your listener feedback, as well as this history highlight for the week and a preview of what's ahead for her weekly newspaper column. This episode is edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing. Outro music is "The Papergirl" by The Whole Other. Browse our new merch at Society 6. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram; email us at secondlook@jnc.media. To subscribe to the Watertown...

Duration:00:22:32

Barnum and Bailey's dircus train derailed in Potsdam

9/5/2020
Host Kelly Burdick discusses the 1889 Potsdam circus train wreck, in which a train carrying Barnum and Bailey’s circus, animals and all, barreled down the tracks toward Montreal before meeting its dreadful demise, derailing just north of Potsdam. Listen and hear why this train wreck made such a mark on north country history. This episode is edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing. Outro music is "The Papergirl" by The Whole Other. Browse our...

Duration:00:19:58

A baby up for adoption

8/29/2020
Host Kelly Burdick talks about a tiny treasure of a story from north country history about a mother in need of a home for her baby girl. This episode is edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing. Outro music is "The Papergirl" by The Whole Other. Browse our new merch at Society 6. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram; email us at secondlook@jnc.media. To subscribe to the Watertown Daily Times at NNY360, visit nny360.com. You can also follow our...

Duration:00:14:15

A little look at the past: 125 years ago

8/22/2020
Host Kelly Burdick discusses and reads some of her favorite history highlights of Northern New York from the Watertown Daily Times archives. This episode is edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing. Outro music is "The Papergirl" by The Whole Other. Browse our new merch at Society 6. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram; email us at secondlook@jnc.media. To subscribe to the Watertown Daily Times at NNY360, visit nny360.com. You can also follow...

Duration:00:07:39

After the end of World War Two

8/15/2020
The second World War ended 75 years ago this month to much fanfare. After the celebrations died down and service members returned, what was it is like when life returned to "normal" (was there a return to normal)? Host Kelly Burdick talks about how what life changed for the average Northern New Yorker. This episode is edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing. Outro music is "The Papergirl" by The Whole Other. Browse our new merch at Society...

Duration:00:22:31

Genius at play: Albert Einstein and his love for the Adirondacks

8/8/2020
Albert Einstein was famously private. He came to Saranac Lake for the first time in July 1936 to spend his summer vacation from Princeton in relative anonymity. As the Times reported, Einstein said he was there to escape those who “peer into my windows.” Listen as host Kelly Burdick explains the history of Albert Einstein's ties to the north country in Northern New York. This episode is edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing. Outro music is...

Duration:00:20:45

How the Adirondack chair came to be

8/1/2020
The Adirondack chair is a well-known rustic hallmark of outdoor relaxation, and in this week's episode, Kelly Burdick dives into its history and connection to New York's own Adirondack Mountains. This episode is edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing. Outro music is "The Papergirl" by The Whole Other. Browse our new merch at Society 6. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram; email us at secondlook@jnc.media. To subscribe to the Watertown Daily...

Duration:00:19:39

1911's heatwave for this history books

7/25/2020
People slept outside in parks, soaked themselves in water and tried desperately to stay out of the heat as blazing hot temperatures soared across New England and New York in 1911. The north country may have been spared the worst of the record-setting heat, but residents still struggled to stay cool. Host Kelly Burdick talks about what happened in this episode. This episode is edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing. Outro music is "The...

Duration:00:26:26

Old Watertown City Hall bites the dust

7/11/2020
The Watertown's City Hall stood from 1895 to 1966, when it was eventually torn down as part of urban renewal. Host Kelly Burdick tells the story of old City Hall, from when city council approved D.D. Keiff’s architectural plans, to Mayor J.B. Wise’s dedication address in 1887, to the many structural problems that plagued the building almost from the start. This episode is edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing. Outro music is "The Papergirl"...

Duration:00:24:09

The mask debate during the Spanish flu

7/4/2020
An apparent hot topic during the COVID-19 pandemic is the wearing of masks. The debate isn't unique to the 21st century. During the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918, the mask rules faced resistance as well. Host Kelly Burdick discusses this historical topic and how the issue continues to raise emotions today For more, read the articles mentioned by Kelly at History.com and at nny360.com. This episode is edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing....

Duration:00:21:03

The life and death of a Noble woman

6/27/2020
In her last days, memories of her time in the Thousand Islands continued to bring a smile to June Noble Smith Larkin Gibson, who died at the age of 98 at her home in Greenwich, Conn. Host Kelly Burdick discusses the life of June Noble, her idyllic summers spent in the Thousand Islands family home and her charitable works and legacy as an adult. For more on this topic, read Chris Brock's article on June Noble at nny360.com. This episode is edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is...

Duration:00:20:49

Re-release: 2018 interview with Perry White

6/23/2020
Perry White, former managing editor of the Watertown Daily Times, sat down with Christina Knott and Kelly Burdick during his last week before retirement in late 2018. He died June 20, 2020, less than two years after he began this new chapter in his life. He often talked about the plans he had back in New Mexico, as well as his love of journalism and the north country area. We are re-releasing this episode with some minor edits to give those of us who miss Perry White another chance to hear...

Duration:00:33:49