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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: 10/18/07

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

All Before Five: 10/12/07

The discovery of weapons - belonging to Fort Drum soldiers abducted in Iraq - renews hope they'll be found... North Country dairy farmers are relieved a federal court quashed new security rules targeting illegal immigrants... And Albany takes partisanship to new heights.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/11/07

We continue our look at the region's struggle to maintain access to health care. A doctor shortage and diminishing insurance payments are making it increasingly difficult... North Country Congressman John McHugh says the situation - which some are already calling a "crisis" - could get worse. McHugh also says he's ready to oppose President Bush's veto of a bill that would expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program... And why does the "Welcome to Malone" sign bear an image from Vermont?  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/9/07

Governor Spitzer was in Potsdam today, saying local government needs to consolidate... Karen DeWitt reports on the Governor's fiery comments toward opponents of his plan to issue licenses to illegal immigrants... Health care providers say insurers have to pay more if the North Country is to keep its doctors... A look at provincial elections in Ontario, where the election has become a referendum on public taxes paying for religious schools... And a wolf is found shot in Vermont, but it doesn't appear the animal came to the area on its own.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/8/07

The Erie Canal will close early because of dry weather this summer across New York State... The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee - led by Vermont's Patrick Leahy - will hold hearings on security and commerce along the U.S.-Canada border... A long-time climber in the Adirondacks has fallen to his death while climbing Pok-O-Moonshine in Essex County... We hear about some furry listeners of North Country Public Radio... And on Heard Up North, cranking up an old corn harvester.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/5/07

The state Senate issues subpoenas to Governor Spitzer's aides involved in "Troopergate"... The Governor names an interim director to the Adirondack Park Agency... A water emergency appears to be the result of human error... An invasive algae commonly called "rock snot" is creeping our way... And we have a blast - dynamite included - with our engineer Radio Bob Sauter.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/4/07

Politicians and citizens slam President Bush for vetoing the renewal of the State Children's Health Insurance Program... Building Northern New York's economy... And wooing the Army for another brigade at Fort Drum.  Go to full article

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