North Words: A Life on the Tug Hill Plateau
February 11, 2024
On February’s edition of North Words, we’ll learn about John “Old Lard” Clemens, an early 20th century logger from the Tug Hill plateau. Two descendants are the keepers of his archives, including a trove of letters he exchanged with a Syracuse radio host in the 1950s. Plus, we’ll talk with writer Mark Wish, who lives in Tully. His new novel is a murder mystery set in the highly competitive New York City literary scene – a scene Wish is intimately familiar with. And NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert producer, Bobby Carter, joins us to talk about this year’s Tiny Desk Contest and how musical talent can come from unexpected places.
From North Creek to South Colton, from Old Forge to New Bremen, North Words host Mitch Teich brings you interviews, on-site recordings, and special features that remind us what makes the North Country region so special. WCNY Community FM is pleased to present this monthly show from our colleagues at North Country Public Radio.