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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.

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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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All Before 5 Nov. 29, 2007

Congressman John McHugh draws closer to Democrats, pushing back against Thruway toll hikes, and "greenwashing" the holiday shopping list  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/26/07

A soldier dies during fitness training at Fort Drum... Sentencing for the man who swam from the wreckage of a boat accident in the Adirondacks that claimed the life of a young woman last year... A look at New York's 20th Congressional district... Making global warming a local issue... Buskering in Ottawa's Byward Market... And "the people's tree" from Vermont to the U.S. Capitol.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/23/07

As the holiday shopping season kicks off, we'll hear what retailers on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border can expect... The North Country will get more than $7 million to build a 'tele-medicine' network across the region... Hoping to get the most out of wind power companies, Jefferson County hires a consultant on payments in lieu of taxes... And Italian art from the 15th to mid-18th centuries is coming to a North Country art museum.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/21/07

Governor Spitzer puts an additional $5 million into the state's food pantries and soup kitchens... The Adirondack Park could be the jewel of a 4,600-mile hiking trail between the northeast U.S. and the Dakotas... State environmental officials accuse a Lewis County dairy of illegally dumping wastewater into the Black River... Allegiant Air - the air carrier flying passenger routes between Plattsburgh and Fort Lauderdale, Florida plans to add more flights - to Orlando, Florida... A fuel-oil tanker overturned near Moriah spilling about 2,600-gallons of liquid fuel... Tupper Lake's incumbent mayor won re-election - by five votes... Sales of existing homes in Vermont are up slightly, bucking a national trend... And a special report on border security delays of emergency vehicles like fire trucks.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/20/07

Fort Drum hosts an official welcome home for the 10th Mountain Division's 2nd Brigade Combat team - the most deployed brigade in the U.S. Army... Tepid support for a combined ethanol plant and 84,00-head feedlot proposed for St Lawrence County... Vermont Governor Jim Douglas wants to develop a Vermont Green Standard... And some key businesses in North Creek are closing their doors.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/19/07

Some Adirondack homeowners say they're being taxed unfairly... Some New York farmers want the government to do more to secure farm labor. One idea: count Hispanic farm workers... And saving a post office in order to save a North Country hamlet.  Go to full article

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

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