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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: 8/14/07

Big Sky hopes to add Saranac Lake and Plattsburgh to its list of North Country destinations. This could change current flights from Massena, Ofdensburg and Watertown to Boston... New York State wants to help adults pay their college tuition. It's an attempt to spur economic development in financially stressed areas like the North Country... And on Heard Up North: Donnelly's Ice Cream.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/13/07

Governor Spitzer outlines his plan to help the working poor get off welfare... The state legislature debates the use of state aircraft by politicians... The man behind the proposed Big Tupper resort - and its Great Camp-style second homes - changes his stance and says he will now meet with environmentalists... And applications are up at SUNY schools. Despite increased admissions, this means increased standards and - for mediocre students - rejections, as well.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/10/07

Chuck Schumer, New York's senior Senator, visits Massena to talk with people in the North Country... Our coverage of Empire Zones continues... Vermont engineers find structural problems with a bridge in Morrisville and limit traffic while calling for the span's immediate replacement... And commemorating the fall of Fort William Henry in Lake George.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/9/07

An early-morning shoot out sent a New York State Trooper and an alleged shooter to the hospital today... Tax breaks for job creation: That's the formula for the Empire Zone program. But many companies are taking the tax breaks and not hiring... We hear about the latest check up of the Ogdensburg-Prescott Bridge. It's similar to - but older than - the span that collapsed last week in Minneapolis.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/8/07

North Country Congressman John McHugh is calling for an economic development region that would straddle the United States/Canadian border... Some members of the Mohawk Tribe are upset that federal approval is coming so slowly after the state signed off on the tribe's request to build a massive casino that would be the closest to New York City... A proposal to limit the size of retail stores in Saranac Lake is gaining supporters... Also, on a North Country rugby pitch, Irish Catholics and Protestants come together... And it's not a good day to lounge in the back yard in Stevensville, Ontario where a 300-pound brown bear escaped from a zoo and is on the loose.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/7/07

Our reporting on North Country air carrier Big Sky continues... Ticketing problems are fueling worries about the future of Massena's airport... In Watertown, however, passenger numbers have doubled from last year... We'll also hear from local Congressman John McHugh on the federal subsidy that maintains air service to sparsely populated, rural areas - like the North Country... And on Heard Up North: Battle sounds from re-enactors paying homage to a long-ago conflict that partly made us who we are today.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/6/07

Big Sky Airlines wants to expand its North Country service to include Saranac Lake, Plattsburgh and Rutland, Vermont... We'll hear why wildlife experts will be flying over the region and dropping tens of thousands of raccoon treats... And another island in the Thousand Islands region goes up for auction.  Go to full article

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

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