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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: 10/9/07

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

All Before Five: 10/3/07

A top state economic development official says low-cost power - generated in Massena - should not be sold outside the area... The U.S. Supreme Court indicates the state's method of nominating candidates to New York's top court does not seem to violate the Constitution... A slow down in the Adirondack housing market... And Canton residents are trying to recruit Governor Spitzer's help in their fight against widening the village's Main Street.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/2/07

Vermont's U.S. Senators say they didn't vote to condemn Iran last week because they feared President Bush would use the condemnation to wage war... New York State voices its disapproval of a federal plan to run power lines through up to 47 of the state's 61 counties - including several in the North Country... State and local officials look at the obstacles to securing our northern border... And home foreclosures are on the rise in the North Country.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/1/07

The U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear a case between New York State and religious conservatives over regulations requiring coverage of contraception in employees health insurance plans... The state's top Ag official voices opposition to a federal crackdown on migrant farmworkers... State Republican lawmakers slam Governor Spitzer's plan to issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants... And we hear the Governor's response to those critics.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 9/28/07

Feds admit they're having problems securing the U.S.-Canada border... State Republicans are fuming over Governor Spitzer's plan to issue drivers' licenses to illegal immigrants with valid foreign passports... State ag officials look to support New York's organic farmers... Moose numbers are up in a big way across the state, but so are the car accidents they cause.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 9/27/07

E-coli contamination of store-bought hamburger patties in New York State prompted a recall... Burn bans are still in effect in St Lawrence and Jefferson Counties... Health concerns over water from Lake Champlain... New York apples could be the sweetest ever... And we hear the memories of a 97-year-old North Country man who fought with the 10th Mountain Division when the unit stormed Nazi strongholds in the Alps.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 9/26/07

Rain came through the North Country - but not enough for farmers and others affected by the recent dry spell... Flight delays on Big Sky Airlines are keeping police in the Massena airport where they have to provide security... The growing strength of the Canadian dollar is bringing shoppers across the border... And on Heard Up North: carving sweet potatoes.  Go to full article

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