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Get your daily dose of what's happening in New York's North Country, the Adirondacks, Vermont, Canada, and beyond. Host David Sommerstein presents the best stories from North Country Public Radio's award-winning newsroom. You'll hear the most interesting voices on the most important issues in the region. There's even a micro-newscast to keep you up to date. When you miss "going local" in your podcast feed, Story of the Day has you covered. 010329

Get your daily dose of what's happening in New York's North Country, the Adirondacks, Vermont, Canada, and beyond. Host David Sommerstein presents the best stories from North Country Public Radio's award-winning newsroom. You'll hear the most interesting voices on the most important issues in the region. There's even a micro-newscast to keep you up to date. When you miss "going local" in your podcast feed, Story of the Day has you covered. 010329

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Get your daily dose of what's happening in New York's North Country, the Adirondacks, Vermont, Canada, and beyond. Host David Sommerstein presents the best stories from North Country Public Radio's award-winning newsroom. You'll hear the most interesting voices on the most important issues in the region. There's even a micro-newscast to keep you up to date. When you miss "going local" in your podcast feed, Story of the Day has you covered. 010329

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Episodes

6/17/21: Juneteenth in the North Country, retelling Black history

6/17/2021
(Jun 17, 2021) People organizing Juneteenth events in the North Country this Saturday say the reenergized holiday can spark a new understanding of Black history in America. Also: the Cambridge school district votes on a middle ground for dealing with its "indians" mascot name and logo.

Duration:00:08:00

6/16/21: The history behind Juneteenth

6/16/2021
(Jun 16, 2021) Saturday is the first time Juneteenth, also known as "Black Independence Day", is an official state holiday in New York. We look into the holiday's history and relevance today. Also: State tax revenue this spring beat expectations by more than $4 billion.

Duration:00:08:45

6/15/21: Remembering Mohawk chief Darryl Lazore

6/15/2021
(Jun 15, 2021) Mohawk Council of Akwesasne district chief Darryl Lazore was a housing advocate and a longtime ironworker in New York City. He died suddenly at 57 over the weekend. Also: Lake Ontario is the driest it's been since the 1960s.

Duration:00:06:44

6/14/21: A Thousand Islands painter on art for racial justice

6/14/2021
(Jun 14, 2021) Last year's protests over systemic racism sparked a new wave of public art focused on racial justice. A muralist based in Gananoque on the St. Lawrence River has a piece in a major exhibit. Also: Gov. Cuomo says New York is a hair shy of 70% of adults with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Duration:00:07:53

6/11/21: Seeking justice for Native residential schools

6/11/2021
(Jun 11, 2021) The discovery of 215 children's bodies in a mass grave at a Native residential school in Canada is sparking calls for justice across indigenous America, including in Iroquois territory in Upstate New York. Also: Critics say Canada's plan to reopen the border is slow and opaque.

Duration:00:08:40

6/10/21: Why getting your boat inspected for invasive species matters so much

6/10/2021
(Jun 10, 2021) State lawmakers renewed and strengthened a law that requires people to get their boats inspected for invasive species. Why that matters so much for the North Country's most pristine waterways. Also: The state is targeting zip codes with low vaccination rates to boost the numbers, including several towns in St. Lawrence and Jefferson counties.

Duration:00:07:35

6/9/21: Another school community divided by its "Indians" mascot

6/9/2021
(Jun 9, 2021) Hundreds of schools have dropped their native mascot names as offensive stereotypes, but more than two thousand remain. At the center of the fight over the Cambridge "Indians" are two native alumni on opposite sides of the debate. Also: the state legislature renews an important protection against invasive species in Adirondack lakes.

Duration:00:08:22

6/8/21: Why the North Country lost 550 prison jobs

6/8/2021
(Jun 8, 2021) The state and federal prison industry is one of the biggest employers in the North Country. It's losing hundreds of jobs, and criminal justice reform is only one reason why. Also: The North Country records its 500th death due to COVID-19. PS - Like our new logo color? :)

Duration:00:08:09

6/7/21: A city without a child care center

6/7/2021
(Jun 7, 2021) Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County's only city, doesn't have a single child care center, a sign of depth of the child care crisis across the region. A large employer there wants to change that for the good of families and the economy as a whole. Also: Rep. Elise Stefanik is going to be a mother.

Duration:00:08:56

6/4/21: The North Country's prisons are more than half empty

6/4/2021
(Jun 4, 2021) The inmate population at the region's 13 prisons is down 45% in the last few years. And New York could announce new prison closures any day now. Also: A rainy, spring hike up Ampersand Mountain.

Duration:00:08:01

6/3/21: Why the unemployment rate is misleading

6/3/2021
(Jun 3, 2021) The unemployment rate is high in New York, but it's low just across Lake Champlain in Vermont. Explaining why the discrepancy may be in the math, not the jobs picture. Also: Potsdam's Black Lives Matter group commemorates one year of protesting for police reform.

Duration:00:07:29

6/2/21: A mega-garage sale jump starts the Adirondack summer

6/2/2021
(Jun 2, 2021) A sure sign of summer...from Old Forge to Blue Mountain Lake to Tupper Lake, people across the Adirondacks were buying and selling and hanging out at last weekend's Great Adirondack Garage Sale. Also: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says there needs to be an investigation into the way the government pays dairy farmers for their milk.

Duration:00:08:37

6/1/21: How Congressional redistricting could affect NY-21

6/1/2021
(Jun 1, 2021) New York State lost a seat in Congress in the latest census by just 89 people. Now comes the politically charged process of redistricting. A SUNY Plattsburgh professor on how it works, and what could happen to the North Country's district. Also: Troopers of color are vastly underrepresented among New York State Police.

Duration:00:09:08

5/28/21: Stefanik's busy month

5/28/2021
(May 28, 2021) Rep. Elise Stefanik made a local appearance near Saratoga Springs, coming off her ascendancy to Conference Chair, the third most powerful GOP position in the House. Also: You can now tour the Saratoga County house where Ulysses S. Grant wrote his memoirs.

Duration:00:06:32

5/27/21: Lake Placid's handwritten neighborhood newspaper

5/27/2021
(May 27, 2021) An 11 year-old girl is writing a weekly newspaper for her neighborhood in Lake Placid, complete with original features, enterprising reporting, and even hand delivery. We'll meet the editor of the Averyville Press. Also, federal stimulus money is creating a new small business development center to help North Country companies emerge from the pandemic.

Duration:00:08:03

5/26/21: An Adirondack forest ranger switches habitats

5/26/2021
(May 26, 2021) For two decades, Scott van Laer led rescues in the mountains, fought wildfires, and advocated for other state DEC forest rangers. He's retired to pursue a new kind of outdoor work at the Paul Smith's VIC. Also: New York is giving away a free SUNY education a week to young people who get vaccinated.

Duration:00:08:56

5/25/21: How parents can talk to their teens about internet safety

5/25/2021
(May 25, 2021) How should parents talk to their teenagers about the dangers of social media? We have a conversation with an internet safety expert from Cornell. Also: New York State does an about-face on requiring 2 to 5 year-olds to wear masks at day care.

Duration:00:09:18

5/24/21: How teens can prevent cyber-extortion

5/24/2021
(May 24, 2021)

Duration:00:09:05

5/21/21: Life on the farm at an Adirondack school

5/21/2021
(May 21, 2021) School gardens and greenhouses have become an increasingly popular way for children to learn about growing their own food. A private school takes the farm-to-school movement to another level. Also: Child care providers decry new state mask rules for very small children.

Duration:00:09:01

5/20/21: Even as people go back to work, free food pickups remain crucial

5/20/2021
(May 20, 2021) Many more people have struggled to put food on the table for their families during the pandemic. And even with people back to work, the demand at food distributions is still huge. Celia Clarke visits one in Gouverneur. Also: Plattsburgh and Malone's hospitals suffered big financial losses because of the coronavirus.

Duration:00:07:29