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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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All Before Five: 3/5/07

Senator Hilary Clinton says she wants a partnership with gays if she's elected President... The last installment in our series on alternative energy... And a follow-up on how biofuels are growing in the North Country.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/2/07

The North Country could bear the brunt of the state legislature's decision to confine sex offenders after they've served their time... Brian Mann talks to Patrick Barrett - the ORDA Board President weighs in on a 5 1/2 million-dollar dispute... A look at ethanol as part of NCPR's series on alternative energy.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/1/07

Possible delays on construction of a new jail in St. Lawrence County... A dispute in the Adirondacks over more than $5 million and how it will be spent... Alternative energy is in the spotlight in New York State this week. We look at the issue through a North Country lens.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/28/07

Governor Eliot Spitzer touts a compromise on workers compensation... New Yorkers lobby for a bigger, better bottle bill... The bitter legacy of road salt... And Brian Mann reports on changes in the North Country deer hunt.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/27/07

Senator Hillary Clinton is calling for a $50 billion investment in alternative energies... Drama over the budget in Albany... Changes at the Adirondack Museum... And on Heard Up North, toothsome tidbits.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/26/07

Concern in the North Country over losing MAST - the military assistance to safety and traffic unit augments the regions medi-vac flights... And the final installment of David Sommerstein's award-winning series 'A Year on the Farm.'  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/23/07

Salmonella hits the North Country... Bitter news from Hershey's Chocolates - the company is closing its Ottawa plant and laying off 400 people... And what happened to the "Corn People?"  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/22/07

A North Country county legislator denies his sheriff needs more money and more deputies... The State Attorney General is investigating UPS for allegedly putting unsafe trucks on the road - and for retaliating against the employee who told the state about the trucks... State Senator Betty Little says the time for negotiation is over and that cell phone towers have to be erected on the Northway... And the Krazy Downhill Derby lives up to its name.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/21/07

Jefferson County is getting ready for the return of more than 9,000 troops from war zones overseas, but Sheriff John Burns says his department is understaffed... A mystery illness has hit dozens of people in Potsdam... And North Country fishermen make recommendations for improving Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/20/07

The celebrated founder of the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra died with his wife when their home caught fire in Brushton... A recap of the days news... And a special report on North Country water.  Go to full article

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