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9/24/21: Akwesasne's Theresa Bear Fox
Akwesasne singer-songwriter Theresa Bear Fox says her music started coming to her when she was a child, but she didn't turn it into songs until later. Also: Kathy Hochul makes her first swing through the North Country as Governor, and lays out her economic plan for a post-pandemic recovery before the state Business Council.
9/23/21: A canoe, fall sunshine, and prosecco
Northern Light hosts Todd and Monica take us for an early fall paddle on the Grasse River in Canton. Also: Governor Kathy Hochul says she's coming to the North Country to address COVID-19 rates that are the highest in the state, and former Governor Andrew Cuomo's health commissioner submits his resignation.
9/22/21: The teacher shortage, pt.2
The number of young people going into teaching has slumped for about a decade now. As the teacher shortage borders on a crisis, teacher training programs are trying to give the next generation incentives to get into the classroom. Also: A new statewide effort to address the needs of small cities came to Plattsburgh yesterday.
9/21/21: The school staffing shortage, pt.1
Schools across the North Country are suffering through a teacher shortage they haven't seen in decades. It's forced some schools to suspend programs and hire underqualified substitutes. Also: New York and the Northeast need to stop deforestation to help reverse climate change.
9/20/21: The religious objection to getting the vaccine
Protests against New York's vaccine mandate for health care workers have centered on a religious exemption. What the religious objections to the COVID-19 vaccine actually are, and how the battle over them is playing out in the courts. Also: The U.S. extends the COVID-19 travel ban for Canadians, even though Americans have been able to enter Canada for almost two months.
9/17/21: Canadians ask, so why are we voting?
Canada votes in a national election Monday, but Canadians are struggling to figure out why it's needed. A conversation with a Canadian studies professor at SUNY Plattsburgh. Also: A perfect end-of-summer hike up Castle Rock in Blue Mountain Lake.