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Get your daily dose of what's happening in New York's North Country, the Adirondacks, Vermont, Canada, and beyond. Host David Sommerstein presents the best stories from North Country Public Radio's award-winning newsroom. You'll hear the most interesting voices on the most important issues in the region. There's even a micro-newscast to keep you up to date. When you miss "going local" in your podcast feed, Story of the Day has you covered. 010329

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Get your daily dose of what's happening in New York's North Country, the Adirondacks, Vermont, Canada, and beyond. Host David Sommerstein presents the best stories from North Country Public Radio's award-winning newsroom. You'll hear the most interesting voices on the most important issues in the region. There's even a micro-newscast to keep you up to date. When you miss "going local" in your podcast feed, Story of the Day has you covered. 010329

    7/9/20: Plattsburgh superintendent on planning for the unpredictable first day of school

    7/9/20: Plattsburgh superintendent on planning for the unpredictable first day of school

    New York announced its 700 school districts have to submit reopening plans by July 31st, with state final approval expected to come the first week of August. Plattsburgh city schools superintendent Jay LeBrun says that means preparing for anything. Also: Gov. Cuomo condemns racist graffiti in Saranac Lake.

    • 8 min
    7/8/20: Advocates fear a prison for the elderly is a coronavirus tinderbox

    7/8/20: Advocates fear a prison for the elderly is a coronavirus tinderbox

    New York State is transferring about a hundred mostly older inmates to a prison in the Adirondacks. Critics say that's a COVID-19 wildfire waiting to happen, and they want the inmates set free instead. Also: Gov. Cuomo announced a timeline for school reopening plans for the fall.

    • 8 min
    7/7/20: Meet the voice of U.S. women's soccer, a North Country native

    7/7/20: Meet the voice of U.S. women's soccer, a North Country native

    Jenn Hildreth, who grew up in St. Lawrence County, is the voice of the National Women's Soccer League for ESPN and has done play-by-play at two World Cups. She made sports broadcasting history by calling a NWSL game for a national broadcast audience, and the first major sports game of the coronavirus pandemic. Also: Bassmasters Elite will be coming to the St. Lawrence River this summer, but big spectator crowds allowed.

    • 10 min
    7/6/20: Food stamp funding is running out. So are people's pantries.

    7/6/20: Food stamp funding is running out. So are people's pantries.

    The mass unemployment triggered by the coronavirus pandemic has pushed more people to the edge of food insecurity. And Congress still hasn't settled on more food stamp, or SNAP, funding. Also: COVID-19 cases are quietly rising in parts of the North Country.

    • 8 min
    7/3/20: A paddler's paradise from Old Forge to Maine

    7/3/20: A paddler's paradise from Old Forge to Maine

    The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is a network of lakes and rivers that spans the Northeast. Much of it crosses the Adirondack Park. Also: North Country universities are starting to release their fall semester plans.

    • 9 min
    7/2/20: Protestors blame social services for Gouverneur teen's death

    7/2/20: Protestors blame social services for Gouverneur teen's death

    People who knew 18 year-old Treyanna Summerville say her abuse was plain to see, and they say child welfare officials didn't do enough about it. Also: Warren County tracks three COVID-19 patients who returned from Florida.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

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Great podcast

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Great listening

Topics are timely and always pertain to the North Country.

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