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Dermot Morgan and Forrest "Dew Drop" Morgan at the Storycorps booth in 2008.
Dermot Morgan and Forrest "Dew Drop" Morgan at the Storycorps booth in 2008.

The 8 O'Clock Hour, 11/14/12

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Cuomo says he launched the Moreland Act probe, which has the power to subpoena witnesses and compel them to testify under oath, because the current power distribution system is broken. This week in recognition of Veterans Day, North Country Public Radio has been looking at the struggles of young veterans returning home from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Over the weekend, one of the North Country's most famous icons passed away: Forrest "Dew Drop" Morgan. Senate Republicans have gained one more member in the fight for control of the chamber: Newly elected Brooklyn Democrat Simcha Felder.

Melissa Stylianou, a New York-based jazz singer with Ontario roots, has been garnering lots of international praise since her latest CD, "Silent Movie" was released in April, and she's celebrating with a short tour of her native country.

And over the last few months, singer/songwriter Christopher Battles has shared his musical journey via audio postcards.

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