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11/16/18: 'Escape at Dannemora' premieres on its home turf

11/16/2018
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(Nov 16, 2018) Actor, and now director, Ben Stiller is premiering his series, 'Escape at Dannemora', Sunday on Showtime. North Country audiences got their first look at how they're portrayed by Hollywood at the local premiere Thursday in Plattsburgh. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:08:06

11/15/18: The Dannemora prison break, for school kids

11/15/2018
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(Nov 15, 2018) Children's author Kate Messner couldn't help but drive from her home in Plattsburgh to Dannemora when two convicts escaped the prison in 2015. What she saw and heard became the basis for a children's novel about the prison break. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:09:03

11/14/18: From model clergy to priests facing sexual abuse claims

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(Nov 14, 2018) For the first time, the Catholic church in the North Country has released names of priests facing credible allegations of sexual misconduct. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:06:38

11/13/18: The case for universal, single-payer health care in NY

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(Nov 13, 2018) Now that Democrats control the state Senate and Assembly, you can expect a more aggressive progressive agenda to come out of Albany. And that could include substantial health care reforms. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:07:32

11/12/18: A horror movie that reflected its time, and eerily forecast ours

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(Nov 12, 2018) "Night of the Living Dead" came out 50 years ago, during the turbulent year of 1968. It created a new genre of horror flick, and remains very relevant today. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:08:37

11/9/18: Fort Drum veterans telling the real story of Black Hawk Down

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(Nov 9, 2018) 25 years after the Battle of Mogadishu, retired soldiers from Fort Drum are the highlight of a new documentary telling the real story made famous in Ridley Scott's film "Black Hawk Down". David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:06:18

11/8/18: After Election Day, North Country loses power and influence

11/8/2018
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(Nov 8, 2018) With the flip of the U.S. House of Representatives and the New York State Senate to Democrats, almost all of the North Country's lawmakers are in the minority party. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:09:11

11/7/18: Stefanik cruises, Dems reign in Albany

11/7/2018
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(Nov 7, 2018) Republican Elise Stefanik sailed to her third term representing the North Country in Congress. But Democrats dominated in statewide offices and control of the State Senate. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:07:43

11/6/18: Take an election break. Check out the cutest owl ever.

11/6/2018
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(Nov 6, 2018) Some confusion at the polls in Franklin County. And we hear from North Country voters on Election Day. But we also have your Election Day salve, the Northern Saw-Whet Owl, which is stuffed animal grade cute. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:13:15

11/5/18: Plattsburgh shows support for Jewish community

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(Nov 5, 2018) Less than a week after a gunman murdered 11 worshippers at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, communities across the country held inter-faith vigils. Five were held in the North Country, including one at the synagogue in Plattsburgh. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:06:26

11/2/18: What people are actually saying about the elections

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(Nov 2, 2018) The numbers are one thing. But when you talk with actually potential voters out there in the wild, it becomes really clear. People live complicated lives, with many different facets and roles. It's hard to boil them down to a vote. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:08:17

11/1/18: Cobb's complicated time on the St. Lawrence County legislature

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(Nov 1, 2018) During her eight years on the board in the 2000s, the Democratic candidate for Congress had to deal with bitter partisan feuding and an eroding economy as the Great Recession hit. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:09:23

10/31/18: Tempers flare in third Congressional debate

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(Oct 31, 2018) The final debate between Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, Democrat Tedra Cobb, and Green hopeful Lynn Kahn turned heated at times. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:08:13

10/30/18: Republican files ethics complaint against Assemblywoman Jenne

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(Oct 30, 2018) Assemblywoman Addie Jenne's Republican challenger, Mark Waczyk, wants to state to look into a housing grant Jenne tried to get for a man who later became a close friend. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:07:14

10/29/18: Abortion and a woman's choice shape the race for Congress

10/29/2018
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(Oct 29, 2018) Justice Brett Kavanaugh's seating on the U.S. Supreme Court could reshape U.S. laws about abortion. Democrat Tedra Cobb and Green candidate Lynn Kahn support abortion rights. Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik's stance is nuanced. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:09:22

10/26/18: The candidates who want to be NY's attorney general

10/26/2018
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(Oct 26, 2018) After Eric Schneidermann resigned amidst allegations he sexually assaulted women he once dated, New Yorkers will be voting for a new state attorney general on election day. We break down the race between Democrat Tish James and Republican Keith Wofford. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:06:24

10/25/18: An Adirondack prison repurposed for adolescents

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(Oct 25, 2018) When New York State changed the law to try 16- and 17-year-olds as adolescents instead of adults, it needed to keep them in separate prisons, too. That's why the state prison in Ray Brook is one of two statewide to be converted. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:08:41

10/24/18: Debates, debates, debates

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(Oct 24, 2018) The first debates in two races with big stakes for the North Country were held Tuesday. The three women seeking the North Country's seat in Congress starting next year met for the first time onstage. And the two men looking to be New York's Governor for the next four years locked antlers in their only debate. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:11:57

10/23/18: A legal challenge to the new DA oversight board

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(Oct 23, 2018) New York's state legislature passed a law creating a new board to oversee the lead prosecutors in each county. Former St. Lawrence County DA Mary Rain was one reason for the new panel. But DAs say it's not constitutional. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:05:42

10/22/18: Sailing away with fall on Lake Champlain

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(Oct 22, 2018) We remember the life of iconic St. Lawrence County newspaperman, Chuck Kelly, who died Sunday at 83. And we remember the warm weather, with one last autumn trip on Lake Champlain. David Sommerstein hosts.

Duration:00:06:48