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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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Natural Selections explores the natural world each Thursday with Dr. Curt Stager of Paul Smith's College.

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All Before Five: 8/3/07

Continuing our look at Lake George, Brian Mann reports on the ecology-versus-economy debate swirling over the Gaslight Village property... Paddling the secluded Indian River Lakes... And on Heard Up North: cranking an engine from 1912 back to life.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/2/07

Victims of a drunken driver are suing Newcomb, claiming the town sold the alcohol that led to the accident... A historic Adirondack lodge is selling off rare and highly prized furnishings - many originally purchased 95 years ago... We get up and close and personal with a common loon... And on Heard Up North: a local connection to the Goodyear Blimp, which took off from Watertown this morning.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/1/07

Another state-wide poll finds Governor Spitzer isn't taking too hard a hit from a recent scandal involving two of his aides... A quiet paddle across the remote Northwest Bay of Lake George... And wind farms: They're not just for rural ridge lines anymore.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/30/07

More calls for investigations over Albany's latest scandal... The Farm Bill was passed in the U.S. House... IBM announces hundreds of layoffs in New York State and Vermont... And a walk through the Lake George Land Conservancy.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/27/07

Suspicious fires in Ticonderoga have investigators worried about arson... A House subcommittee in Washington approved $2 million dollars for a military project at Clarkson University... We'll hear how some environmentalists are trying to reduce pollution from agriculture through peer pressure... And a choir comes all the way from Baltimore to sing in Blue Mountain Lake.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/26/07

Governor Spitzer tries to steer talk away from what's come to be called "Trooper Gate"... Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy issues a subpoena for White House political operative a subpoena... And we hear about a friendly milking competiton between town supervisors at the Essex County Fair.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/25/07

State Senator Joe Bruno accuses Governor Spitzer's Administration of "political espionage"... Hackett's department store - one of the oldest retailers in the nation - is acquired by another North Country retailer... A Queensbury group hopes to build a major aquarium in the Southern Adirondacks... And on Heard Up North: An Ottawa farmer adds "sawyer" to his already long list of job titles.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/24/07

We hear from Albany on the repercussions of the state Attorney General's finding that two staffers in the Governor's office were mounting a smear campaign at a political opponent... We hear Betty Little's reaction. The Republican state Senator in the Adirondacks says the scandal in Spitzer's office could derail major agreements reached last week in Albany... A health scare for Lieutenant Governor David Paterson... And on Heard Up North: The Italian American Club in Massena - another site on the Register of Very Special Places.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/23/07

An investigation by the New York State Attorney General finds unethical, partisan actions by high-level staffers in the Governor's office... An explosion causes an evacuation after runaway rail cars collide with a railroad service car near Watertown... Former Congressman John Sweeney's wife accuses him of verbal and physical abuse... Federal subsidies could make or break family farms that produce milk.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/20/07

A Fort Drum soldier is killed in Iraq... Senator Hilary Clinton confronts a Pentagon official who said her questions about U.S. troops withdrawing from Iraq reinforced enemy propaganda... An update on the Steelworkers strike at Climax Manufacturing in Lowville... Dog and cat overpopulation strains shelters and stresses police... And on Heard Up North: Thunder and lightning.  Go to full article

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