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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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Each Monday Martha Foley explores the world of gardens and gardening with Cornell Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy.

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All Before Five: 9/5/07

Low water levels are angering people up and down the St. Lawrence River. The people who control the water tells us why the level is so low. Nestle's wants to bottle water on the Tug Hill Plateau. And tips for making great sauerkraut. David Sommerstein hosts.  Go to full article

All Before Five

NYRA may run New York racing for another thirty years...a boater dies on the St. Lawrence River...new air service may be arriving in Plattsburgh...and a postcard from the Labor Day parade in Massena.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/31/07

Brian Mann reports on a looming doctor shortage in the North Country... And Fort Drum celebrates its 100th Anniversary today.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/30/07

An earthquake rumbles through the Tri Lakes... Potsdam trustees go against some vocal villagers and vote to talk further with Wal Mart about helping a Wal Mart Supercenter outside the village deal with its sewage... And Todd Moe takes us on a walk in the woods to track down a tree killer.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/29/07

A gathering tomorrow in Lake George will confront what is feared to be increasing difficulty in accessing health care in the North Country... Another meeting over the future of Alcoa and hundreds of jobs in Massena... Anger over proposed tightening of border crossings is uniting New York's Congressional Democrats and Republicans... And once decisive plans to regulate water levels on the St Lawrence River and the Great Lakes get muddy.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/28/07

A North Country woman is indicted for the alleged murder of a 23-month-old boy... Also, farm subsidies: Politicians treat them like gifts to their home districts, but an environmental policy analyst says it's time to eliminate them altogether... And we go to the auction of some very rare - and very expensive - Adirondack treasures.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/27/07

Former New York Governor George Pataki declined to endorse a Presidential candidate... Senator Hilary Clinton calls the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales "long overdue"... North Country Congresswoman Kirstin Gillibrand visited Lake Placid over the weekend to talk about improving the region's economy... The earth will eclipse the moon tomorrow morning... And mulling over the age-old question, "cloth or disposable diapers?"  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/24/07

State lawmakers rally for cell phone towers on the Northway... A rally in Toronto meant to show support for Canadian troops in Afghanistan... The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant has some issues: A cooling tower recently collapsed and workers may strike this weekend... And we paddle through a birder's paradise, part of which is only open for two weeks a year.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/23/07

The head of the Adirondack Park Agency announces he'll step down... Fort Drum's First Brigade Combat Team begins its second deployment to Iraq tomorrow... Low water levels are causing concern in towns rimming the Great Lakes... Fox Island - in the Thousand Islands - goes on the auction block tomorrow... And the rough-and-tumble history of an upstate town is uncovered by a man looking for his own family's history.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/22/07

Strange politics: A high-level staffer of the state's top Republican is accused of involvement in a profanity-laced, threatening phone message left on the voice mail of Governor Spitzer's father... War chests of long-retired and deceased politicians are still affecting campaigns... Shipping is down on the St. Lawrence Seaway... Officials get legal precedent for tougher ballast-water regulations on sea-going vessels... And a house boat on Lake Flower is causing a stir over the Adirondack Park Agency's enforcement of building codes.  Go to full article

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