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

Jun 21, 2020

Host Kelly Burdick talks about Booker T. Washington's influence and impact as he spoke to crowds throughout the U.S., including in Watertown, N.Y.

He actually visited the city twice after the first time didn't go so well. Listen and find out why.

This episode is edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It...


Apr 26, 2020

Capt. William O’Toole, 45, Clayton, a native of Constableville and son of Civil War soldier and Irish immigrant, Peter O’Toole, piloted the Hartford. In addition to the captain, also lost when the ship went down were his wife, Mary Manson O’Toole and their 5-month-old child, Mary Kathleen, along with four...


Apr 19, 2020

This episode deals with domestic abuse. If you need help, the National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24-hours a day at 1−800−799−7233 or online at www.thehotline.org.

Deception, bigamy, jealousy and violence set the stage for a tragic death more than a century ago three miles outside of the north country...


Oct 6, 2019

One hundred twenty five years ago, Watertown and the surrounding communities in Northern New York were terrorized by what would be called "the lunatic" of Coffeen Street.

This mysterious stranger attacked passersby with rocks, and as residents searched for him in vain with dogs and guns, the man's aim was...


Jun 26, 2019

In the 19th century, most north country residents had never seen a tall “skyscraper” building. The few that had were likely to have seen it in New York City, where the first skyscraper reached seven stories in 1870 with the Equitable Life Building, considered by many to be the first skyscraper.

For residents in...