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Chip Taylor. Photo: Brian Mann
Chip Taylor. Photo: Brian Mann

The Eight O'Clock Hour, 8/27/13

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Monarch butterfly populations are in swift decline. A conversation with butterfly expert Chip Taylor about the human causes of the die-off, and how to help stop it. And a return to the southern end of the Monarch's annual migration in central Mexico.

New York wants schools to have more of a role in family services, and is offering up to $500,000 to dozens of school districts in order to do it. Canada geese are becoming overpopulated in the state. New hunting rules should help.

Racers at the Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh have been "turning left and going fast" since the 1950s. NCPR drops in for a little stock-car action. And Montreal artist Aquil Virani is bringing out the artist in everyone during Welcome Week at Paul Smith's College.

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