|Independence Cemetery, Saranac, New York|
Tonight, subbing for Thom Hallock, I'm introducing the show segments from Independence Cemetery in Saranac, New York, where a memorial to war veterans sets the stage for two stories.
First, a look at advocates for veterans. Veterans returning to the North Country after overseas deploys sometimes return with issues such as addiction or PTSD, which can lead to issues with law enforcement. Rather than simply pipelining this vets through the legal system, Essex County has created a special veterans court, which provides mentoring, drug treatment, and/or mental health services, which helps vets cope with their issues and prevents further run ins with the law.
Next, Glenn Pearsall discusses his first work of historical fiction, Leaves Torn Asunder. The novel follows the lives of people living in the Adirondack region, affected by the horrors of the American Civil War. Pearsall is a history buff who lives in North Creek, New York. He has also written two non-fiction books.
|Paul Larson with Glenn Pearsall|
Finally, the tone lightens as we explore a children's museum. Kids' Station in Plattsburgh, New York enables kids to learn through productive play. The exhibits allow families to explore science, the arts, career opportunities, robotics, fantasy, craft-making, and music.
Mountain Lake Journal airs on Mountain Lake PBS tonight at 8, Saturday at 1am and 7pm, Sunday at 5:30am and 10pm, and Thursday, March 2 at 1pm.