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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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 Recent items from The Eight O'Clock Hour podcast

All Before Five: 7/16/07

A missing swimmer in Lake Ontario... Joe Martens wins approval of his nomination to head of the Olympic Regional Development Authority... The former president of SUNY Potsdam is fired over allegations he covered up a student's rape and murder... And a conversation with North Country Congresswoman Kirstin Gillibrand on Iraq.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/13/07

North Congresswoman Kirstin Gillibrand voted to bring U.S. troops home from Iraq. We hear her reasons why... We look at the maneuverings of Governor Spitzer and state Senate majority leader Joe Bruno, and how they're playing in Albany and across New York... And Saranac Lake homeowners take their town to court over increased property taxes.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/12/07

After severe weather tore through the area, some New Yorkers question whether National grid mishandled power outages... Sandy Treadwell's campaign to unseat Democrat Kirstin Gillibrand is picking up momentum and cash... Governor Spitzer touts reform of Workers Comp... And the Coast Guard wants YOU to keep an eye on everybody else on the St Lawrence River.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/11/07

Talks have resumed between New York State and Alcoa over the future of two aluminum plants in Massena - and the more than 1,000 people who work there... Governor Spitzer strikes a conciliatory tone after tensions and accusations flew around Albany... And $35,000 for catching carp.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/10/07

Governor Spitzer says its time to tone down the partisan rhetoric flying around Albany... We hop on a Coast Guard Auxiliary boat patrolling the St Lawrence... And Springfield, Vermont wins the nationwide contest to host the premier of the Simpsons movie.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/9/07

Governor Spitzer says it's time to get back to work and stop the partisan bickering plaguing Albany... Spitzer may keep former Governor Pataki's nominee as head of the Adirondack Park Agency... Weighing the pros and cons of Wal-Mart in the North Country... The U.S. handily beats a top team in a world soccer tournament in Canada... And the oldest county fair in the nation gets under way tomorrow on the outskirts of Watertown.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/6/07

The issue behind the blamestorming in Albany: Politicians' use of tax-payer funded aircraft to attend party fundraisers... A talk with the environmentalist nominated to head the Olympic Regional Development Authority in Lake Placid... And - on Heard Up North - we visit a busy bait shop in Ontario.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/5/07

The state's top Republican - Senate majority leader Joe Bruno - says he's been spied on by state police. And he accuses Governer Eliot Spitzer - the state's top Democrat - of giving the police their orders... Who knew about environmentalist Joe Martens nomination to head the Olympic Regional Development Authority? And why did they say they didn't know about it?... And the U.S. Ambassador's July 4th soiree in Ottawa.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/4/07

Extended cell-phone service in the Adirondacks... A goose roundup... Historic artifacts from George Washington and the Revolutionary War are on display in Governor Spitzer's ceremonial offices... And, on Heard Up North, steamboats toot their away along Ottawa's Rideau Canal.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/3/07

The war of words between the Governor and state Senate majority leader is heating up... Adirondack state Senator Betty Little says her relationship with the Governor is just fine... And we hear from both sides of a fight over the just-announced historic designation of a bridge over Lake Champlain.  Go to full article

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