David Sommerstein appears in the following:
Monday, May 28, 2018
Massena, N.Y., has hemorrhaged factory jobs over the past decade. Now, digital currency mining firms have come to town, promising jobs and investment.
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
One of the fastest Olympic events is the luge. Lying down, feet first and traveling at speeds faster than 90 mph. The difference between winning and losing is tiny and a man from New York is doing his part to help athletes win gold.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
A drug company and a native tribe in upstate New York have struck a deal to use the tribe's sovereign status to enhance the patent protection for the drug company's products.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
They emigrated after the Trump administration said it might end the temporary protected status granted after Haiti's massive 2010 earthquake. The influx has led to some soul-searching in Canada.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Lake sturgeon have been around since the dinosaurs, and they can live as long as humans, or longer. Overfishing and pollution has decimated populations, but biologists are learning to help them breed.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The plan is on hold while a legal battle plays out. Even if it's upheld, the Trump administration is likely to appeal to the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, states are looking at energy alternatives.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Biomass was rising a decade ago as a carbon-neutral energy. But the industry is sputtering as oil and natural gas booms, and some scientists are questioning if it's actually good for the environment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 ...
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014
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
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 ...
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 ...