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Oct. 26, 2021

Reimagining a Classic Catskills Ghost Story

This week, we spoke with author Christine Wade about her retelling of a classic Catskills ghost story. In 1819 Washington Irving …

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Oct. 12, 2021

Watershed Moments: NYC and the Catskills Past and Present

For more than a century, New York City has relied on the Catskills for its abundant supply of clean, soft drinking water. The Cat…

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Sept. 28, 2021

Wild Mountain Bird Rescue

Each year, hundreds of injured birds arrive at Annie Mardiney's doorstep for a second chance at life in the wild. When she isn't …

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Sept. 14, 2021

Talking Bats with Kathy Nolan

This week... it's the only mammal capable of flight. And it can catch 1000 mosquitos in an hour! We're talking bats with Catskill…

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Aug. 31, 2021

Outdoor Guides of the Catskills: The “Adventure Experts”

On May 11, 2019, the Phoenicia Library presented live, Outdoor Guides of the Catskills: The “Adventure Experts” -- this is a reco…

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Aug. 17, 2021

Dowsing for Water with Bill Getz

Need water? Choose a random spot, drill, and drill some more, until you hit water. However, if you want to pinpoint the ideal loc…

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Aug. 3, 2021

Lunch with Mike Cioffi at the Phoenicia Diner

Restaurant owner Mike Cioffi talks food, pandemic adaptations, and running (two) successful restaurants in the Catskills –– Phoen…

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July 20, 2021

Arts and Culture along the CMSB

This week, we present an audio driving guide on arts and culture, produced a few years back, in association with the Catskill Mou…

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July 6, 2021

Outdoor Adventure Guide to the Central Catskills

Over the years, Silver Hollow Audio has produced a number of audio driving guides , including tours of art, history, and outdoor …

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June 22, 2021

Bramley Mountain Fire Tower

At one time, New York state had more than 100 active fire towers, the purpose of which was to help lookouts –– you guessed it –– …

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June 8, 2021

Hanford Mills and the Power of the Past

Hanford Mills Museum operates an authentic water- and steam-powered historic site, which includes a sawmill, gristmill, and woodw…

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May 25, 2021

Honoring the Dead: Cemetery Stories from Delaware County

This Memorial Day week, we visited two area cemeteries where historians are taking steps to memorialize former Catskills resident…

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May 11, 2021

Vintage Baseball in Delaware County

Hankering for some baseball circa 1895? Teams like Mountain Athletic Club and the Bovina Dairymen are playing vintage "base ball"…

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April 27, 2021

An Interview with Brian Flynn

This week, I met with Brian Flynn for a no-holds-barred interview on his run for Congress, his business ventures, a family traged…

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April 13, 2021

Woodstock NY Pollinator Pathway

Honey bees aren't the only species facing serious population declines. Wild bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, and other insects,…

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March 30, 2021

Sugaring Season at Oliverea Schoolhouse Maple

Oliverea schoolhouse maple is a 4,000 tap maple farm owned and operated by Herb Van Baren. We tagged along for the day as he tapp…

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March 16, 2021

Bicknell: the Bird and the Man

With snow and ice still reluctant to make way for long-awaited signs of spring, bird species know that warm weather is indeed on …

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March 2, 2021

Writers in the Mountains

This week, we're joined by 4 Catskills writers, teachers, and board members of Writers in the Mountains , a non-profit organizati…

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Feb. 16, 2021

Sustainable Catskills part 2

Join us for part two of our behind-the-scenes tour of "Sustainable Catskills," with stops at the nation's first "passive house" l…

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Feb. 2, 2021

Sustainable Catskills part 1

Come along for a behind-the-scenes tour of "Sustainable Catskills," with a stop at the NYC Department of Environmental Protection…

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Jan. 19, 2021

Dean's Beans: Life-changing Coffee

This week, an insightful interview with Dean Cycon, founder of Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Company . Hear how coffee is creating …

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Jan. 5, 2021

Reservoir Year: A Walker's Book of Days

Happy New Year! This week's podcast is a celebration of our annual spin around the sun, and a book by local author Nina Shengold …

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Dec. 22, 2020

The Nutcracker & Orpheum Dance

Each year, the Catskill Mountain Foundation's Orpheum Dance Program puts on a performance of The Nutcracker, directed by ballet p…

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Dec. 8, 2020

Catskill Historical Views: John D. Clarke

We spoke with Delaware County historian Bill Birns about the legacy of “Hobart’s greatest” (albeit largely forgotten) son, John D…

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