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Weather alerts and warnings have been posted by the National Weather Service for all of the North Country (Image: National Weather Service Burlington)
Weather alerts and warnings have been posted by the National Weather Service for all of the North Country (Image: National Weather Service Burlington)

The 8 O'Clock Hour 1/02/14

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York will activate its emergency center later this morning to prepare for a pair of winter storms that are expected to bring snow, wind and dangerously low temperatures to much of the state, but the North Country could face especially difficult conditions. Martha Foley and Brian Mann discuss the controversial SAFE act's constitutional ruling and what this means for the gun control debate in New York State.

The federal trust in charge of redeveloping General Motors' property in Massena says its clean-up is on schedule, but it's not easy to sell real-estate that is still contaminated. NCPR revisits reporter Sarah Harris' story from last year about the unlikely partnership between the Amish and Agri-Mark. In this week's Natural Selections, Martha Foley and Curt Stager discuss the behavior of bacteria.

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