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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: 4/23/07

Same-sex marriage takes a top spot on Governor Spitzer's agenda... Also high on that list: Green energy. We take a closer look... A landmark Adirondack Lodge is sold and is expected to go private... And the Sirex wood wasp: This invasive insect could attack more pine inside the Blue Line than outside.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/20/07

Vermont's State Senate calls for impeachment of President Bush... Calls from Albany that New York should harvest more trees in state forests... The battle over vehicle emissions goes far beyond a federal court room in Burlington... And celebrating a soil conservation district.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/19/07

An update on Wednesday's fatal crash at the Adirondack Regional Airport... A lock down at a North Country federal prison... Lake Placid's first-term Congresswoman faces a long-time Republican operative in '08... State officials are hearing public comments on the Adirondack Club and Resort... Cell towers could soon dot the Northway... And Canadians are crossing the border to fly out of U.S. airports. It could be a huge boon to the North Country.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/18/07

A plane crash in Saranac Lake leaves one man dead... A look at the first day of the adjudicatory hearing that will determine the fate of the Adriondack Club and Resort... A feud is blooming between the New York State Comptroller's office and the Department of Environmental Conservation... A conversation with the outgoing director of the Adirondack Park Agency... And a North Country dairy woman talks about state subsidies for farmers.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 04/17/07

We hear how a Lake Placid grad reacted when shots rang out yesterday on the campus of her current school: Virginia Tech... More people are going without health insurance... And a look at new efforts to cover the uninsured.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/16/07

The North Country's wintry storms claim two lives and cause power outages for thousands... And demonstrators ski to the top of Whiteface Mountain and congregate at St Lawrence University - all to prompt Congress to draft legislation aimed at stopping global climate change.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/13/07

Strong storms are expected to blow through New York State this weekend... Reform is still topping the Governor's agenda... A Queensbury man says Americans don't have to pay income tax... And North Country teens go green.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/12/07

A new commander at Fort Drum... Support from New York State Senators for a judicial pay raise... A moratorium on erecting a wind farm in one North Country town... Sea lampreys are getting their teeth into Lake Champlain... And 'poor man's fertilizer' - you'll just have to listen.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/11/07

Politics fuel a dispute between North Country Community College and Paul Smiths College... New York's Racing Authority wants another term in control of state tracks... And casinos, cigarettes and gasoline are discussed in Albany by Mohawk Chiefs.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/10/07

Senator Hilary Clinton visits Fort Drum to tout a bill she's co-sponsoring that would help soldiers get treatment for brain trauma... Politicians and business people are finding common ground in their opposition to the proposed move of North Country Community College from Saranac Lake to Lake Placid... Trying to keep wood-boring, invasive insects out of the North Country... And redressing the government: Residents of Indian Lake want some say in a proposed hydro-electric project.  Go to full article

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