North Country Public Radio has received the Harold K. Hochschild Award from the
Adirondack Museum. The Hochschild Award, formerly called the Founders Award,
was established in 1990 in memory of the museum's founder,
whose passion for the Adirondacks, its people and environment inspired the
creation of the Adirondack Museum. This is the first time the Adirondack
Museum presented this award to an organization rather than an individual.
The purpose of the Hochschild award is to recognize, strengthen and support
intellectual and community leaders throughout the Adirondack Park, and to
highlight their contribution to the region's culture and quality of life.
Past recipients have included people from all walks of life, including
physician Francis Trudeau, writer Paul Jamieson, conservationist Clarence
Petty, author and historian Barbara McMartin and disabilities advocate Ellen
"This award is particularly meaningful because it acknowledges our mission
to connect the communities of our region," said Station Manager Ellen Rocco.
"It is such an honor to be recognized by the community we serve; in many ways
it is more significant to us than the national awards we've received.
So many of the past recipients are heroes of mine and to be in the company
of such remarkable individuals thrills and humbles us."
More information: North Country Public Radio Web Site
The Adirondack Museum Web Site
Posted: July 12, 2006