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Hosts Kelly Burdick and Christina Knott return to the pages of history for stories that still matter today.

Aug 2, 2020

The Adirondack chair is a well-known rustic hallmark of outdoor relaxation, and in this week's episode, Kelly Burdick dives into its history and connection to New York's own Adirondack Mountains.

This episode is edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing. Outro music is "The...


Jul 26, 2020

People slept outside in parks, soaked themselves in water and tried desperately to stay out of the heat as blazing hot temperatures soared across New England and New York in 1911. The north country may have been spared the worst of the record-setting heat, but residents still struggled to stay cool.

Host Kelly Burdick...


Jul 5, 2020

An apparent hot topic during the COVID-19 pandemic is the wearing of masks. The debate isn't unique to the 21st century. During the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918, the mask rules faced resistance as well.

Host Kelly Burdick discusses this historical topic and how the issue continues to raise emotions today

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Jun 28, 2020

In her last days, memories of her time in the Thousand Islands continued to bring a smile to June Noble Smith Larkin Gibson, who died at the age of 98 at her home in Greenwich, Conn.

Host Kelly Burdick discusses the life of June Noble, her idyllic summers spent in the Thousand Islands family home and her charitable...


Jun 14, 2020

Host Kelly Burdick talks about the Park Zoo Club's children-run organization that raised $3,000 ($38,000 in 2020 money) to buy the first animals for the zoo at Thompson Park in Watertown, N.Y., in 1920.

This episode is edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing. Outro music...