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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: 4/12/07

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

All Before Five: 4/9/07

New York State judges threaten to sue the Governor and Legislature because this year's budget doesn't include a raise in their salaries... Low-income housing advocates are pleased with the budget... And a top administrator of North Country hospitals says the budget is good and bad, it just depends where you live.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/6/07

One of Eliot Spitzer's health-care advisors says the Governor's drop in the polls after the budget battle is worth it... Ogdensburg schools also get dinged by the budget... And Fort Drum tabulates its worth to the North Country  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/5/07

More on the developing story of North Country Community College and the fate of its main campus in Saranac Lake... Jefferson County's war on drugs... Designs unveiled for a new branch of the Adirondack Museum... And Heard Up North: The avian diary of a dairy man.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/4/07

A possible move for North Country Community College... And we hear about life inside RCI Ray Brook from author and filmmaker Richard Stratton.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/3/07

Senator Clinton slams President Bush over his intention to veto a war-funding bill that imposes a deadline for withdrawing U.S. troops in Iraq... Looking deeper into the possible sale of Finch Pruyn lands... More on the drama behind a deal that will protect 260,000 acres inside the Blue Line... And a wrap of political news in New York and Vermont.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/2/07

Finch, Pruyn - owners of one of the largest private landholdings in the Adirondacks - will sell thousands of acres and their mill in Glens Falls... A new agreement will protect 260,000 acres within the Blue Line... North Country lawmakers react to the state's new budget... And it's the first day of Passover, the Jewish holiday marking the exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. How would you make that story Hip Hop? We find out.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/30/07

A North Country Marine prepares to bury his brother - a fellow member of the Corps who died in Iraq... New York Republican Representative John McHugh voices doubts over the federal government's efforts to fund treatment for soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan... And the 20-foot totem of a lumber jack that has become the symbol of Tupper Lake is marred by fire.  Go to full article

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