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North Words: Comic Books and Piano Music

What is it that makes the North Country so special? From North Creek to South Colton, from Old Forge to New Bremen, host Mitch Teich brings you interviews, on-site recordings, and special features that remind us what makes the region a special. WCNY Community FM is pleased to present North Words, from our colleagues at North Country Public Radio.

In this episode: We talk with Dr. Zvi Szafran, the president of SUNY Canton – not about higher education or his specialty, chemistry… but about his collections. Szafran has some 75,000 comic books, including an Archie comic book in which he is a character. And we’ll meet pianist and composer Ann Sweeten. Sweeten spent her early childhood in Watertown and the Thousand Islands, and now divides her time between Clayton and Massachusetts. Her music is both relaxing and emotional, and is featured on a channel available at hospitals to help the healing process for patients.

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