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

Oct 18, 2020

Host and local history fan Kelly Burdick talks about Dogs for Defense, a military program in which pet owners -- including those in the north country -- were asked to donate their pet dogs to help fight in World War II. 

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The Dogs of War

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Aug 16, 2020

The second World War ended 75 years ago this month to much fanfare. After the celebrations died down and service members returned, what was it is like when life returned to "normal" (was there a return to normal)?

Host Kelly Burdick talks about how what life changed for the average Northern New Yorker.

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Aug 9, 2020

Albert Einstein was famously private. He came to Saranac Lake for the first time in July 1936 to spend his summer vacation from Princeton in relative anonymity. As the Times reported, Einstein said he was there to escape those who “peer into my windows.”

Listen as host Kelly Burdick explains the history of...

Jun 5, 2020

Kelly Burdick talks about Ray Martin, Watertown's own Forest Gump. Based on research by Chris Brock, learn about his amazing life and visit for the full story.


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

May 22, 2019

Kelly and Christina are getting spring fever and are excited to talk about victory gardens to celebrate the season and honor the WW2 effort to support the war.

We talk about the local efforts by Minna Anthony Common and others to help promote home gardens, as well as talk tips and advice on how to start your...