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David Sommerstein

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Fashionable Prosthetics Trade Realistic Color For Personal Pizzazz

Saturday, April 02, 2016

A firm in New York is making brightly colored, personalized covers for prosthetic legs that each wearer helps design — sort of like a tattoo.

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Low Energy Prices Force More Northeast Nuclear Power Plants To Shut Down

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The actions raise questions about nuclear's future in the U.S., including its role in reducing climate change. It's left the rural community that's home to one of the plants reeling.

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Iroquois Play Host To 11 Countries At Lacrosse World Championships

Friday, September 25, 2015

The Onondaga Nation, a Native American tribe in New York, is hosting the world indoor lacrosse championship. It's the first time an indigenous sovereign territory has hosted a major sports tournament.

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Advocates Fight To Keep Sheltered Workshops For Workers With Disabilities

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Such workshops are being closed across the U.S., more than 15 years after the Supreme Court said separate work settings constitute discrimination. But advocates say clients have nowhere else to go.

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As First Black American NHL Player, Enforcer Was Defenseless Against Racism

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Val James became the first American-born black player in the NHL in 1982. He faced vicious racism, including fans throwing bananas on the ice. After 30 years in silence, he is talking about it now.

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Hey, College Kids: You Really Can Minor In Craft Beer Studies

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

You've heard it before — that quip to describe crazy college days: "I minored in beer studies."

Well, now you can.

Paul Smith's College, a small, isolated campus in the northernmost reaches of upstate New York's Adirondack Mountains, is among a handful of higher education institutions tapping the ever ...

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Shoveling Off To Buffalo Promises A Snowy Holiday Challenge

Saturday, November 22, 2014

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Why The 'Invasivores' Haven't Pounced On Bear Meat

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The fight against nuisance critters is increasingly being fought at the dinner table. We've reported on so-called invasivores eating everything from Asian carp (battered and fried!) to wild pigs (Russian boar carpaccio, anyone?) as a means of reducing pesky populations. Heck, invasivores are even getting stoked ...

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Freshly Baked Art: Cookies That Are A Feast For The Eyes

Monday, March 10, 2014

For an online community of crafty bakers, a cookie is more than just a crumbly delight. They're taking cookie decorating to new heights of intricacy, from carnival carousels to beach-themed treats.

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Olympian Gets Parade In Remsen, Where Ticker Tape Is Made Of Snow

Friday, February 28, 2014

The small town of Remsen held an Olympic-sized party for the first U.S. woman to medal in luge. North Country Public Radio's David Sommerstein reports that Erin Hamlin was welcomed home with a parade.

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Hip-Hop's Aboriginal Connection

Saturday, January 04, 2014

At the entrance of a new exhibit at Montreal's Musée d'Art Contemporain, visitors are greeted with a red neon glow and a ping-pong of sounds. A dubstep groove thumps. A high-hat skitters. A pow-wow chant echoes from another room.

Beat Nation: Hip Hop as Indigenous Culture has become something of ...

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New York's Dairy Farmers Squeezed By Greek Yogurt Boom

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Upstate New York has lugged around the Rust Belt identity for decades now.
But today, the region is trying on a new reputation as the king of yogurt — especially the high-protein Greek yogurt that consumers crave.

Greek yogurt leaders Chobani and Fage started the boom in 2007 and ...

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Counting Prisoners: Upstate New York Seeks Political Boost

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

If someone is behind bars in a jail far away from home, how should they be counted by the state? The controversial prisoner census issue splits largely along an urban and rural divide. New York City politicians are pushing to end the practice of counting ...

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NY is Northeast's Wind Capital

Friday, October 10, 2008

America’s wind energy boom has largely bypassed the densely populated Northeast. But the region’s trying to catch up. Recently, Maine issued more wind project permits than the rest of New England combined. Rhode Island’s getting in the game with a vow to generate 15 percent ...

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