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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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 Recent items from The Eight O'Clock Hour podcast

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

All Before Five: 10/24/07

Governors in New York, Vermont, Massachusetts and four other states want the Environmental Protection Agency to curb mercury pollution in the northeast... Even as review of the Adirondack Park and Resort project resumes, doubts surface over the developer's intent to continue... And our look at wind farms continues with a look at the people shaping wind farms' future: town councils.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/23/07

A big bust by the border patrol in St Lawrence County... Reaction to the confirmation of the Governor's nominees to the Adirondack Park Agency... And as wind turbines go up in Clinton County, we hear wind farm neighbors' reactions.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/22/07

A possible decision on the Governor's nominees to the board of the Adirondack Park Agency... The head of the Department of Environmental Conservation says the long-running cap on snowmobile trails inside the Park could be changed... And Senator Chuck Schumer was in the North Country Friday to talk about regional issues like border security, trade and the doctor shortage.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/19/07

Governor Spitzer touts state spending and economic development in Plattsburgh... The partisan acrimony between the Governor and state Republicans worsens... And we hear one pundit's evaluation of Spitzer's time in office.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/18/07

The federal government is ready to help farmers hurt by the summer's dry weather... Potsdam high schoolers and administrators are trying to decide whether two lesbian students can be homecoming royalty... And more bears are lumbering across New York.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/17/07

A bittersweet homecoming for Fort Drum soldiers, forced to leave two of their own in Iraq... More than a quarter of Northern New Yorkers are obese... A worker visa shortage may hurt ski slope staffing this winter... And walking and protecting private land in St Lawrence County.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/16/07

Higher milk prices are helping the country's dairy farmers... A 3rd-generation dairy farmer in Vermont has revived his business by going small, not big... Police capture a wanted North Country man... And the town of Barton, Vermont says, "No" to wind farms.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/15/07

Fort Drum soldiers get ready to come home from Iraq... A bridge in Jay helps connect the community as well as points "A" and "B"... And the economy of milk.  Go to full article

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