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It's life in the North Country - everything from athletes, to artists, and great stories. 010329

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It's life in the North Country - everything from athletes, to artists, and great stories. 010329

    First Person, January: Exposures, Mississippi in the '70s, Close Encounter, Fresh Ice

    First Person, January: Exposures, Mississippi in the '70s, Close Encounter, Fresh Ice

    On the premiere edition of First Person, we meet Troy photographer Justin Baker and learn about his unusual techniques and why he loves expired film. Plus, writer Chanelle Benz talks about her acclaimed novel, "The Gone Dead," we’ll hear the story that won the Howl Grand Slam, and find out why the renovations to St. Lawrence University’s Appleton Arena are a big deal to the women’s and men’s hockey teams there.

    • 52 min
    First Person: Exposures by Justin Baker

    First Person: Exposures by Justin Baker

    If you have a phone in your pocket, you also have ready access to an art gallery. Many of us have hundreds - or thousands - of photos on our phone’s camera roll, and we look at many more on Instagram, Facebook, or other social media.

    But if you stop by the Courthouse Gallery in Lake George between now and late February, you’ll have a chance to see some art that might make you stop and consider just what makes a photograph.

    • 15 min
    First Person: Writer Chanelle Benz on Mississippi in the '70s

    First Person: Writer Chanelle Benz on Mississippi in the '70s

    Writer Chanelle Benz earned her Upstate street cred, receiving her M.F.A. in Creative Writing in Syracuse. But she now lives in Memphis, and her recent novel, "The Gone Dead," conjures up a setting - the Mississippi Delta - that is anything but cold and snowy.

    • 10 min
    First Person: Aaron Todd's Close Encounter

    First Person: Aaron Todd's Close Encounter

    We hear the story that won the 2019 Howl Grand Slam, held in December at St. Lawrence University’s Gulick Theatre.

    It’s told by Aaron Todd of Canton, who also shared what inspired his to tell that particular story.

    • 9 min
    First Person: Fresh Ice in Appleton Arena

    First Person: Fresh Ice in Appleton Arena

    When the St. Lawrence University women’s hockey team faces off against Clarkson in a Saturday afternoon game, it will mark the much-anticipated opening of the SLU’s renovated Appleton Arena. Construction has been underway for months at the 69-year old facility, bringing it up-to-date and in line with other Division 1 college hockey arenas.

    • 13 min

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