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A missile interceptor site in Alaska. Photo: U.S. Army. Some rights reserved.
A missile interceptor site in Alaska. Photo: U.S. Army. Some rights reserved.

The Eight O'clock Hour, 9/13/13

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As harvests slow down, Zach Hirsch asked local farmers to share their take on this growing season. New legislation from Washington may help local cider-makers turn better profits and batches. An environmental group says budget cuts at the state's environmental agency has meant up to 75% fewer inspections of polluters like power plants and hazardous waste sites. David Sommerstein reports of a study that will evaluate Fort Drum as a potential missile defense site. Congressman Bill Owens welcomes the "rational alternative" being discussed by Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian officials. Todd Moe shares with us some of the forgotten music of the Civil War era and John Warren shares his weekend update about trail and weather conditions in the Adirondacks this weekend.

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