100 episodes

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

Story of the Day NCPR - North Country Public Radio

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    • 4.6 • 19 Ratings

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

    1/20/22: The North's disappearing ice

    1/20/22: The North's disappearing ice

    For decades, a team of citizen scientists has been tracking ice formation on lakes and ponds across the northern US, including here in the North Country. Climate change is causing less ice, and that's altering the lakes' ecosystems. Also: About 50% of people are gaining weight, drinking more, and are more depressed and anxious, according to a new study of pandemic behavior.

    • 7 min
    1/19/22: Maybe we don't hate each other as much as we think

    1/19/22: Maybe we don't hate each other as much as we think

    A new survey finds Americans across the political spectrum don't hate each other as much as we're led to believe. And people say it's politicians and the media - not individuals - who are driving the political toxicity. Also: The state budget doubles funding for a much-neglected school for Mohawk children in Akwesasne.

    • 8 min
    1/18/22: Gov. Hochul's budget spends and saves at the same time

    1/18/22: Gov. Hochul's budget spends and saves at the same time

    Gov. Hochul wants to use a big state surplus to increase spending, cut taxes, and build up rainy-day reserves, all in the same budget. A recap of Hochul's $216 billion spending plan. Also: Lewis County's legislature says its sheriff violated policy when he wrote a letter supporting a January 6th rioter on official county letterhead.

    • 6 min
    1/17/22: A second try at the farmworker overtime debate

    1/17/22: A second try at the farmworker overtime debate

    New York's wage board couldn't settle the issue in 2021 of whether farmworkers should get overtime pay after a 40-hour workweek. It's taking another shot starting this week. Also: Plattsburgh and Ogdensburg lose airlines; Saranac Lake gains direct service to NYC.

    • 6 min
    1/14/22: Stefanik asked for a proxy, then went to fundraise with Trump

    1/14/22: Stefanik asked for a proxy, then went to fundraise with Trump

    Rep. Elise Stefanik said she couldn't vote in person due to pandemic-related health concerns. So someone voted as her proxy on the same day she was in a full room in Mar-a-Lago. Also: The APA's executive director is stepping down after a dozen years at the helm.

    • 8 min
    1/13/22: Opposition to a quarry in the SW Adirondacks

    1/13/22: Opposition to a quarry in the SW Adirondacks

    The Adirondack Park Agency is weighing more than a thousand comments opposing the reopening of a 1920s quarry in Forestport. Also: Ogdensburg's airport is losing its only airline.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

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Great podcast

I look forward to Story of the Day everyday, and I’m sad when I miss it. Now I can binge listen to my heart’s content. Keep up the good work NCPR!

ReynoldsKid ,

Like it!

Well done, quick blast of local news/interest stories to start the day!

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Great listening

Topics are timely and always pertain to the North Country.

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