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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

1/22/21: A mental health hike up Black Mountain

1/21/2021
(Jan 22, 2021) Through the pandemic and the break-neck pace of news, we need breaks. Emily Russell takes us for a breather hiking up the wild mountains on the eastern shore of Lake George. Also: Gov. Cuomo urges patience with the vaccination process.

Duration:00:06:42

1/21/21: How Biden's Inauguration looked in the North Country

1/20/2021
(Jan 21, 2021) Biden supporters were thrilled yesterday. Most Trump supporters were angry and defiant. But in the middle, some conservatives were exhausted and ready for a change. Also: Jefferson County is pleading with the state to get more vaccine.

Duration:00:07:25

1/20/21: Mass vaccinations underway at two North Country clinics

1/19/2021
(Jan 20, 2021) Some details behind the mass vaccination effort underway in Potsdam and Plattsburgh. Governor Cuomo hedges his bets on the massive budget shortfall. Also: President Joe Biden calls for unity, and a respect for facts, in his inaugural address.

Duration:00:10:32

1/19/21: A different kind of 'wild side' for an Adirondack forest ranger

1/18/2021
(Jan 19, 2021) Many people come to the Adirondacks to find themselves. Today, Emily Russell brings us the story of a state forest ranger who found her career - and her identity as a trans woman - among the cliffs and peaks. Also: Gov. Cuomo offers two starkly different budget scenarios for New York.

Duration:00:12:00

01/18/21: Pence makes final VP appearance at Fort Drum

1/17/2021
(Jan 18, 2021) Vice President Mike Pence came to thank the troops at Fort Drum on Sunday, just days before he and President Donald Trump leave office. The visit was a signal of North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s power in Trump’s Republican Party. Also: Gov. Cuomo asks Pfizer for more COVID vaccine doses.

Duration:00:06:47

1/15/21: An Adirondack guidebook for the whole family

1/14/2021
(Jan 15, 2021) Looking for manageable winter hikes, skis, or snowshoes to cure your winter COVID blues? Even if you don't have kids, an Adirondack guidebook for families promises easy hikes and big payoffs. Also: The FBI says there's no imminent threat to state capitols or lawmakers in New York or Vermont ahead of the inauguration.

Duration:00:08:30

1/14/21: How Gov. Cuomo plans to revive the Arts post-pandemic

1/13/2021
(Jan 14, 2021) The Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake got namechecked in Gov. Cuomo's State of the State about reviving cultural institutions after so many months of dark stages. Also: Large donors pull back from Republicans like Rep. Stefanik who voted against certifying the 2020 Election.

Duration:00:10:45

1/13/21: 'We can't treat our way out of this'

1/12/2021
(Jan 13, 2021) The COVID-19 vaccine is on the way. But coronavirus cases are spiking now. Public health officials worry the pandemic could get far worse before it gets better. Also: Gov. Cuomo lays out an ambitious green energy agenda, and the North Country would play a big role.

Duration:00:08:49

1/12/21: Confusion and frustration over vaccines

1/11/2021
(Jan 12, 2021) Anyone 65 or over, grocery clerks, corrections officers, and many more are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. But even getting an appointment for one is easier said than done. Also: Gov. Cuomo proposes broadband subsidy, help for arts organizations.

Duration:00:06:56

1/11/21: What's happening to the asylum seekers at Roxham Road?

1/10/2021
(Jan 11, 2021) Since the U.S.-Canada border closed, Canada has been turning back asylum seekers fleeing dangerous conditions in their home country. NCPR has learned some have been detained and deported back. Also: Gov. Cuomo says in his State of the State "we are at war" with COVID-19 and he has a plan to win.

Duration:00:11:03

1/8/21: A curfew in Montreal as COVID-19 threatens hospitals

1/7/2021
(Jan 8, 2021) The province of Quebec is tightening its lockdown as health officials fear ICUs getting overwhelmed. Also: Rep. Stefanik remains loyal to President Trump despite growing condemnation for inciting the Capitol siege Wednesday.

Duration:00:06:20

1/7/21: Stefanik stands her ground and objects to the election

1/6/2021
(Jan 7, 2021) After a mob stormed the Capitol, forcing Rep. Elise Stefanik and her staff to seek safety, the Republican defended President Trump and objected to certifying the presidential election. Also: Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Chuck Schumer, and other Democrats are calling for Trump's removal.

Duration:00:08:03

1/5/21: NY-21 voters react to Stefanik's expected vote against Biden's win

1/4/2021
(Jan 5, 2021) Rep. Elise Stefanik says she'll vote against certifying the Presidential election, without giving specific reasons why. Democrats and Republicans we spoke with say it's time to move on. Also: The nursing home outbreaks in Canton and Ogdensburg continue to get worse.

Duration:00:06:30

1/4/21: Race is the elephant in the room in Potsdam's police reform discussions

1/3/2021
(Jan 4, 2021) Last month, the only two Black members on Potsdam's policing reform committee resigned. They said the group was not tackling issues of systemic racism and policing as it was intended to do. We go inside the tensions that led to their decisions. Also: Gov. Cuomo urges hospitals to administer COVID-19 vaccines more quickly.

Duration:00:13:05

12/31/20: A year we don't want to have back

12/30/2020
(Dec 31, 2020) The coronavirus changed all our lives in the North Country in every conceivable way. We look back on the sorrows, and some joys, of pandemic 2020. Also: New paid sick leave takes effect in 2021.

Duration:00:11:59

12/30/20: How Black Lives Matter brought the conversation of race and racism to the North Country

12/29/2020
(Dec 30, 2020) Several thousand people across the North Country marched to protest systemic racism in policing and across American society in the summer of 2020. A look back at what they meant, and what's happened since. Also: COVID-19 cases are rising quickly in many state prisons in the North Country.

Duration:00:09:49

12/29/20: Moratorium on evictions extended into May 2021

12/28/2020
(Dec 29, 2020) Even though vaccines are on the way, it may take many months before the economy can rebound and people can start recovering financially from the pandemic. And so the state is helping make sure people don't get kicked out of their homes for now. Also: Visits to all state prisons will be suspended again, starting Wednesday.

Duration:00:06:47

12/28/20: The prospects of legal weed in New York in 2021

12/27/2020
(Dec 28, 2020) Creating a system for legal recreational cannabis in New York is complicated and politically fraught. But the state's huge budget deficit may move things along more quickly. Also: Iconic Adirondack boat builder Peter Hornbeck died on Saturday.

Duration:00:07:15

12/24/20: How the pandemic has altered our holiday traditions

12/23/2020
(Dec 24, 2020) The coronavirus has upended our holiday plans. How we responded by making things feel normal, or by embracing the difference. Also: Gov. Cuomo urges New Yorkers to celebrate Christmas safely.

Duration:00:08:59

12/23/20: Taxing the wealthy, re-reconsidered

12/22/2020
(Dec 23, 2020) The federal relief package that passed Congress did not include aid for state and local governments. With New York facing a massive deficit, some lawmakers say it's time to tap the state's wealthiest residents. Also: North Country residents call on Rep. Stefanik to acknowledge Joe Biden will be the next President.

Duration:00:06:32