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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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All Before Five: 7/9/07

Governor Spitzer says it's time to get back to work and stop the partisan bickering plaguing Albany... Spitzer may keep former Governor Pataki's nominee as head of the Adirondack Park Agency... Weighing the pros and cons of Wal-Mart in the North Country... The U.S. handily beats a top team in a world soccer tournament in Canada... And the oldest county fair in the nation gets under way tomorrow on the outskirts of Watertown.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/6/07

The issue behind the blamestorming in Albany: Politicians' use of tax-payer funded aircraft to attend party fundraisers... A talk with the environmentalist nominated to head the Olympic Regional Development Authority in Lake Placid... And - on Heard Up North - we visit a busy bait shop in Ontario.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/5/07

The state's top Republican - Senate majority leader Joe Bruno - says he's been spied on by state police. And he accuses Governer Eliot Spitzer - the state's top Democrat - of giving the police their orders... Who knew about environmentalist Joe Martens nomination to head the Olympic Regional Development Authority? And why did they say they didn't know about it?... And the U.S. Ambassador's July 4th soiree in Ottawa.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/4/07

Extended cell-phone service in the Adirondacks... A goose roundup... Historic artifacts from George Washington and the Revolutionary War are on display in Governor Spitzer's ceremonial offices... And, on Heard Up North, steamboats toot their away along Ottawa's Rideau Canal.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/3/07

The war of words between the Governor and state Senate majority leader is heating up... Adirondack state Senator Betty Little says her relationship with the Governor is just fine... And we hear from both sides of a fight over the just-announced historic designation of a bridge over Lake Champlain.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/29/07

Governor Spitzer changes his mind on who should head the Adirondack Park Agency. Karen DeWitt takes a look back at what Gov. Spitzer did and did not get done in his first legislative session. And a walk through a landscape that'smopre North Dakota than North Country...a trip to the alvar of Jefferson County.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/28/07

A sexually violent predator moves in with a registered sex offender in St Lawrence County... The Indian Lake Dam could soon generate hydro-electric power... And, we hear about a growing community forum in Glens Falls.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/27/07

North Country Congressman John McHugh calls for a restoration of funds to monitor acid rainfall across the country... Lake George gets a warning over measles... Feuding continues in Albany - despite the end of the legislature's session... And a trip down the "living Hudson."  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/26/07

The New York Farm Bureau is watching debate - and votes - in Washington on immigration... Ozone alerts across New York... Working on saving hundreds of species across the state... Jefferson County mounts a legal challenge to recent census numbers indicating a declining population... And, learning in a North Country one-room school house.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/25/07

Governor Spitzer has nominated several environmentalists to head up-state agencies. We look at the political impact... And law suits over ocean-going ships entering the St Lawrence Seaway without cleaning their bilge and ballast tanks.  Go to full article

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