David Sommerstein appears in the following:
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.
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Paul Smith's College, in upstate New York, is among a handful of higher ed institutions offering coursework in craft beer. Be forewarned: The classes are heavier on the science than the partying.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
While snowed-in Buffalo, N.Y. digs out, some Buffaloans are trying to figure out how to get home for Thanksgiving. That includes college students preparing for a difficult drive.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Bear is traditional American grub, and hunting bear for meat can help control overpopulation. But bear meat isn't going to make its way into restaurants or onto the average dinner table anytime soon.
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.
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.
Saturday, January 04, 2014
Beat Nation is a traveling art exhibition that mines the similarities between hip-hop and indigenous culture. It's made a big splash in Canada, where indigenous protest movements have recently captured headlines.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
The state's yogurt production has tripled since 2008, thanks to Greek yogurt's popularity. But the fixed price for milk means farmers aren't necessarily benefiting from the boom.
Sunday, June 30, 2013
In upstate New York, dairy workers are anxiously watching the immigration debate on Capitol Hill. Nearly two-thirds of them are undocumented.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
A dozen universities are collaborating on a sort of extreme winemaking project: How cold a climate can a grape survive and still make good wine? The Northern Grapes Project is inventing wines the world has never seen before, winning wine awards and creating a new crop for struggling rural economies.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
New York, NY —
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 ...
Friday, October 10, 2008
New York, NY —
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 ...