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The Eight O'Clock Hour, NCPR's morning regional newsmagazine, gives listeners a complete update on the day's news and weather along with top regional stories, plus special segments including Natural Selections with Curt Stager, Weekly Gardening Conversations with Amy Ivy, the Adirondack Almanack with John Warren, the Community Calendar, and the Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor. The NCPR News team.

Martha Foley Todd Moe

NCPR News Director Martha Foley and our arts and culture editor Todd Moe host The Eight O'Clock Hour each weekday morning.


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Natural Selections explores the natural world each Thursday with Dr. Curt Stager of Paul Smith's College.

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Each Monday Martha Foley explores the world of gardens and gardening with Cornell Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy.

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 Recent items from The Eight O'Clock Hour podcast

All Before Five: 11/16/07

Developers say 84,000 head of cattle won't be a problem at an indoor feed lot proposed for St. Lawrence County. It's not the heads, but the other end, that has some environmentalists worried... A State Trooper - based in the North Country - is accused of stealing money from a motorist... One of the fun parts of the season's first snowfall: the first ski... And a poem on food is today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/15/07

A Fort Drum soldier - killed in Iraq - is laid to rest near his home in Vermont... A Glens Falls man faces assault charges in the death of an infant... We get a first-hand view of the season's first snow fall from the Visitors Interpretive Center at Paul Smiths, New York... A North Country Assemblywoman reacts to the Governor's decision to abandon the plan to give undocumented immigrants state driver's licenses... A new study indicates Vermont emits the lowest amount of greenhouse gases of any state in the Union... Researchers get a better idea of why cold season is flu season... And on Heard Up North, a State Police radar trap.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/14/07

Governor Spitzer's license plan is dead... A Fort Drum solider - who says he went AWOL to get psychiatric treatment denied him by the Army - was arrested today... Invasive species are blamed for a yearly die off of loons and migratory birds. About 100 birds have been found dead on Lake Ontario and Lake Erie over the past week... Former North Country Congressman John Sweeney allegedly had a young woman on his lap when he was pulled over for drunken driving over the weekend... Despite booming growth, Jefferson County needs more money from taxpayers... Planning a Thanksgiving feast with foods - and spices - produced less than 100 miles from the dining-room table... And a former Vermont state poet is a finalist for a National Book Award.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/13/07

Governor Spitzer's popularity takes a beating in a new poll out today... A new study finds a disproportionately high casualty rate among rural soldiers - especially in Vermont... Fire trucks from Quebec were delayed for inspection at the U.S. border - while a fire destroyed a popular Rouses Point eatery... Vermont's economy is expected to grow - a bit... A Canadian scientist on the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change admits politicians have had a heavy hand in editing the Panel's new report on global warming... A controversial film - and its filmmaker - explore the tension between religion and faith... And Civil War battle flags from across New York State head to Albany for a new exhibit designed to preserve them.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/12/07

New York gets a new director of Veterans Affairs... Planting tiny flags on the statehouse lawn in Montpelier... National recognition for a member of the St Regis Mohawk tribe... Canadians are crossing the border to flex the strength of their dollar... a former North Country Congressman is cited for driving while intoxicated... The Pope is planning a visit to New York City... How hydro power - generated in Quebec for Northern New York and Vermont - has changed the lives of Cree Indians... And ten years of leading college students to white water in Northern Quebec and Ontario  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/9/07

New York State wants the federal government to reconsider running high-voltage power lines through the state - and possibly through the Adirondack Park... A grand jury takes up the investigation into the alcohol-related drowning last spring of two Paul Smiths College students... And climbing a broadcast tower with quite a character.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/8/07

We begin our in-depth look at hydro power generated in Canada for New York and Vermont. It's displacing indigenous people... New York State is suing the federal government - over home loans and auto emissions... And the Atari console makes it to the toy hall of fame.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/6/07

A Vermont soldier - serving with the 10th Mountain Division - is killed in Iraq... The Army is trying to help ease the transition from the battlefield to the home front... Also, another deployment for Fort Drum's headquarters unit... New York State's partisan gridlock could affect today's vote... Vermonters want a return to 4-year terms... And a ski hill in the town of Speculator gets ready to re-open.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/5/07

New York State is fighting the federal government over power lines... Also the largest development ever proposed in the Adirondack Park has a good day in court... We look at a number of races in this year's election... And a remembrance of an architect of the modern-day Adirondack Park.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/2/07

A bittersweet homecoming of Fort Drum's 2nd Brigade... Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) says he cannot support President Bush's nominee to head the U.S. Justice Department... Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) says the federal State Department and the Postal Service gouged passport applicants... Disaster conditions in the North Country make some farmers and business people eligible for low-interest loans... Insurers agree to pay more for health care in some North Country clinics, but low reimbursement rates are still crippling the region's efforts to recruit and keep doctors... And it's a horse race in the Lake Placid-area election North Elba Supervisor.  Go to full article

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