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9/21/18: Our experiment venturing outside the High Peaks

9/21/2018
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(Sep 21, 2018) We spent the summer talking about hikes, paddles, and other outdoor adventures you can do outside the heart of the Adirondacks. Some people didn't want us to give away their secret slice of heaven. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:09:36

9/20/18: Stefanik keeps North Country press at arm's length

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(Sep 20, 2018) Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has developed a reputation among the North Country's journalists for being elusive and inaccessible when questions need to be answered. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:09:04

9/19/18: A guy flew off Mt. Colden (and lived)

9/19/2018
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(Sep 19, 2018) There's a sport called "speedflying". It's sort of like hang gliding. Last weekend, a Canadian did it from an Adirondack High Peak for the first time in anyone's memory. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:08:11

9/18/18: Beaver River Station, pop. 4

9/18/2018
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(Sep 18, 2018) You have to take a dirt road, a ferry, and a van to get to the restaurant and tavern at Beaver River Station on Stillwater reservoir. So many people do it, the owners barely have time to rest, even though they're in the middle of nowhere. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:07:11

9/17/18: Plattsburgh loses a veteran journalist

9/17/2018
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(Sep 17, 2018) Joe LoTemplio has covered the city of Plattsburgh and Clinton County for 30 years. After his retirement, he believes the newsroom is in good hands to continue public service journalism. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:07:48

9/14/18: A clean sweep for Andrew Cuomo

9/14/2018
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(Sep 14, 2018) Governor Andrew Cuomo and his choices for statewide office swept the Democratic primaries on Thursday. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:07:08

9/13/18: Primary day in New York, and a new podcast

9/13/2018
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(Sep 13, 2018) The Democratic races for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General are the big statewide campaigns to watch. Polls close at 9 pm. And hey, by the way, we have a new podcast, "North Country in the House". David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:10:29

9/12/18: A music lover's paradise at CityFolk in Ottawa

9/12/2018
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(Sep 12, 2018) The CityFolk festival at Lansdowne Park is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a stellar lineup, from David Byrne and Ani DiFranco to The Decemberists and Steve Earle. But the best music may be the discovery you'd never heard of. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:08:53

9/11/18: A bad weekend for Cuomo, just ahead of the Dem primary

9/11/2018
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(Sep 11, 2018) Governor Andrew Cuomo was riding high on strong poll numbers against Democratic challenger Cynthia Nixon. Until a new bridge shutdown and a controversial mailer rankled even the party faithful. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:07:41

9/10/18: Is Cobb punching hard enough to unseat Stefanik?

9/10/2018
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(Sep 10, 2018) Some of Democrat Tedra Cobb's biggest supporters say she has to talk more about President Trump and scandals in Washington to beat Rep. Elise Stefanik. But Cobb is keeping her message to the 21st Congressional district. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:08:14

9/7/18: New IG report found ongoing security lapses at state prisons

9/7/2018
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(Sep 7, 2018) After two inmates broke out of Clinton Correctional Facility in 2015, the State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision beefed up security at prisons statewide. But surprise inspections in 2017 revealed officers sleeping on the job and other problems. Zach Hirsch hosts.

Duration:00:08:17

9/6/18: Foster kids need foster parents + a new podcast

9/6/2018
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(Sep 6, 2018) There are hundreds of foster children in the North Country. They may need a family for a few months, or for good. Understanding the foster care system on today's show. Also, we break the news about a new podcast, and we need your help. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:10:38

9/5/18: What Walden Pond tells the Adirondacks about climate change

9/5/2018
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(Sep 5, 2018) Dr. Curt Stager, a climate change researcher based at Paul Smiths College, went to Henry David Thoreau's famous retreat outside Boston to help tell the story of today's changing climate. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:09:26

9/4/18: An Adirondack lake, rarely visited by humans, but still changing

9/4/2018
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(Sep 4, 2018) Visitors and their human things, like boats and boots, are prohibited from Wolf Lake, owned by SUNY ESF for researchers to track a body of water rarely visited by humankind. But the ecosystem is still changing. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:08:44

9/3/18: Canada is safer than the U.S. Why so much gun control talk there?

9/3/2018
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(Sep 3, 2018) A spate of gun violence in Toronto has sparked a national debate in Canada over gun control, with some lawmakers calling for even handguns to be banned. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:07:21

8/31/18: Shrinking schools in the Adirondacks

8/31/2018
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(Aug 31, 2018) The number of students showing up for the first day of school has been declining across much of the North Country for years. It affects classes, teachers, sports teams, and more. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:08:42

8/30/18: Tracking 101 - How following candidates around has changed politics

8/30/2018
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(Aug 30, 2018) Tracking, following opposition candidates around to gather research and document gaffes, used to be the thing of bigtime national and city politics. But today, even candidates for local office find themselves under surveillance. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:08:20

8/29/18: GOP hired more trackers, all with Stefanik ties

8/29/2018
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(Aug 29, 2018) North Country Public Radio has learned that national Republicans paid up to five trackers to monitor the Democratic candidates running against Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. All have ties to Stefanik. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:05:57

8/28/18: Trump threatens Canada on trade; Canadians don't like it one bit

8/28/2018
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(Aug 28, 2018) President Donald Trump's trade deal announced yesterday with Mexico came wrapped in a threat aimed at Canada. In the Thousand Islands, Canadian aren't appreciating this facet of Trump's "art of the deal". David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:06:17

8/27/18: For veterans in crisis, a number to call that can help

8/27/2018
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(Aug 27, 2018) The Department of Veterans' Affairs' crisis line became so popular, it had to bring on a second call center to keep up with demand, and then a third. And research finds the person at the other end of the line can save a life. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:08:14