This week, we look at proposed budget cuts by the USDA that New York Senator Chuck Schumer warns could significantly hurt beekeepers and agriculture in the North Country.
It’s not just concerns over Honey Bees, nearly half of the region’s Bumblebee species are in peril, or have vanished altogether.

We’ll talk with one of the leading scientists hoping to discover why.
And while bees may be disappearing, the tick population is not only growing, but exploding in the Adirondacks. And the worry isn’t just over Lyme Disease.

We’ll talk with three experts who are tracking the spread of ticks in the North Country, and Adirondacks, and raising awareness.

Also this week, as kids head back to school, we’ll meet some young musicians who got to experience an amazing summer camp.