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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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All Before Five 5/31/07

Federal officials investigate the crossing of the border at Champlain by a man infected with resistant tuberculosis. Ft. Drum announces memorial policy changes, going from individual to monthly group remembrances. Housing for returnees to Ft. Drum will be tight. And the downside of ethanol from food crops.  Go to full article

All Before Five 5/30/07

Governor Spitzer wants a new commission to map out a plan to make SUNY better, and more relevant to the New York economy. An Ontario group wants help finding disease-resistant butternut trees. And growing up poor in Depression-era Lewis County. Martha Foley hosts All Before Five.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/29/07

Pay raises for state judges - and lawmakers - are on hold due to a dispute over governmental reform... The Department of Environmental Conservation Region Six gets a new director this week... And, on Heard Up North, a Malone woman who's sent tons of gifts to U.S. soldiers in the Middle East wins this year's Woman of Distinction Award in her state Senate district.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/28/07

On this Memorial Day, we hear how New York and Vermont remember their war dead... Auto mechanics are going green... And well-mannered Ottawans are going puck wild in the race for Lord Stanley's Cup.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/25/07

Senator Hilary Clinton is touting a funding bill that would funnel almost $350 million into construction projects at Fort Drum... Governor Eliot Spitzer tries to comfort autoworkers in Massena. The town will soon lose its General Motors engine plant - and almost 500 high-paying jobs... Farmers are worried about jobs, too - specifically the people they can hire. So they're closely watching the debate in Washington over immigration... And, get a ticket, get a life jacket in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/24/07

More on the search for the missing Fort Drum soldiers in Iraq... And - back on the base in Jefferson County - charges are filed against 10 soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division... A state audit finds alleged fraud in Lewis County... And how New Yorkers view immigration - and immigrants.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/23/07

Police in Iraq say they've found the body of one of three Fort Drum soldiers missing since an ambush two weeks ago... Many passengers are fed up with service problems on the airline serving the North Country. The situation could threaten the future of commercial flights to the region... And a mystery solved: Not everything that screeches in the Adirondack night is scary.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/22/07

An update on the search for three Fort Drum soldiers abducted in Iraq... Dairy farmers worry about immigration proposals - now under debate in Washington - that could deprive the industry of workers... More common ground, less partisan bickering in this week's legislative leaders meeting in Albany... And on Heard Up North. We need your help to identify a mysterious sound in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/21/07

We'll take you to the center of the Adirondack Club and Resort - the largest development ever proposed inside the Blue Line... Michael Foxman made that proposal. We'll look at his history of developing projects... Commutair wants to terminate its flights out of Lake Clear... And news from Albany.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/18/07

New details on the abducted Fort Drum soldiers still missing in Iraq... Police say alcohol was involved when two Paul Smiths College students drowned on lower St Regis Lake... The state Senate pushes through a bill reinstating the death penalty for cop killers... And an overview of the North Country paddling season.  Go to full article

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