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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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Aug. 23, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

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 Recent items from The Eight O'Clock Hour podcast

All Before Five: 9/14/07

A political feud is forming over the creation of a North Country agency that would determine the fate of 20 megawatts and 16-million dollars... Reaction from Vermont's Congressional delegates to President Bush's address on possible troop withdrawals... Opposition to a power upgrade at the Vermont Yankee nuke plant suffers a court defeat... The Adriondack Club and Resort won't break ground until 2009 - that's what the developer calls a "best case" scenario... And a leaf spotter tells Todd Moe we should have good fall foliage this year.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 9/13/07

A federal subsidy for passenger flights to Saranac Lake and Plattsburgh goest to Big Sky Airlines... North Country Assemblyman Darrel Aubertine says he had a "positive" economic development meeting with New York's Power Authority... Our coverage of invasive species in the region continues... The New York State Scuba Diving Unit celebrates an anniversary in the Adirondacks... And Vermont has a new (sort of) slogan.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 9/12/07

New York State judges sue Governor Eliot Spitzer and the Legislature over salaries... Vermont wins the right to reduce auto emissions... Invasive species could combine to cause major problems for the North Country... And a good fall foliage season is forecast.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 9/11/07

Remembrances of 9/11... The second prison brawl in a week near Glens Falls causes a lock down... The director of New York's Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation visits the North Country... And a closer look at phosphorous seeping into Lake Champlain as well as efforts to stop it.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 9/10/07

North Country Congressman John McHugh questions General David Petraeus about progress in Iraq... U.S. and Canadian officials delay unveiling their plan to deal with water levels, invasive species and shipping on the St Lawrence River and Great Lakes... Growing concerns over safety on the Crown Point Bridge between New York and Vermont... And NPR goes to Plattsburgh to look at Senator Hilary Clinton's first run for office.  Go to full article

All Before Five: Friday, September 7

Peter Bauer leaves Adirondack Residents Committee
Worries over ag agency oversight of pollution from farms
And riding the roads with the Forestport Poker Run  Go to full article

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 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

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