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Eight O'Clock Hour

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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Aug. 28, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

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 Recent items from The Eight O'Clock Hour podcast

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

All Before Five: 11/1/07

County clerks weigh in on the Governor's plan to issue licenses to illegal immigrants... The Governor shakes up his cabinet... The state's Attorney General finds criminal collusion in the sub-prime mortgage industry... A prominent Burlington doctor faces new charges of sexual misconduct... Good news for health care in New York State and Vermont... The Spitzer Administration may impose a sweeping burn ban across New York State... The St Regis Mohawks already have... The Mohawks are also suing the federal Secretary of the Interior over the nine-month delay in authorizing a plan to build a $600 million casino 90 minutes from NYC... And Big Sky Airlines starts service in Saranac Lake and Plattsburgh.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/31/07

The war of words is escalating over Governor Spitzer's plan allowing illegal immigrants to get a New York State driver's license. We hear from Senator Hillary Clinton, Republican Assembly Minority leader Jim Tedisco and the commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles... The nation's power industry is slamming a new proposal to limit acid rain in the Adirondacks by limiting power plant emissions... And stopping the burning of garbage in the North Country.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/30/07

The state's projected budget deficit now looks worse than it did this summer... A partisan political battle is brewing over counting prison inmates as members of legislative districts... And former foes are working together to pass a Constitutional amendment that would allow a well to be drilled inside the Blue Line.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/29/07

A fatal shooting while hunting in St Lawrence County leads to charges of criminally negligent homicide... North Country Congressman John McHugh takes aim at polluters he blames for acid rain in the Adirondacks... The picture becomes murkier for power lines across New York State... A homeowner inside the Blue Line is told to move his house or pay $50,000 in fines to the Adirondack Park Agency... And a Vermont holstein wins the designation "best on the planet."  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/26/07

Bitter partisanship has deadlocked Albany, but state and local politics roll on... And Vermont prepares to count its barns.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/25/07

Governor Spitzer unveils more money for upstate New York on his "city-by-city" tour... Drawing lines in the sand over the future of the largest single development ever proposed in the Adirondack Park... And a portrait of the artist as a North Country man.  Go to full article

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