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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: 6/27/07

North Country Congressman John McHugh calls for a restoration of funds to monitor acid rainfall across the country... Lake George gets a warning over measles... Feuding continues in Albany - despite the end of the legislature's session... And a trip down the "living Hudson."  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/26/07

The New York Farm Bureau is watching debate - and votes - in Washington on immigration... Ozone alerts across New York... Working on saving hundreds of species across the state... Jefferson County mounts a legal challenge to recent census numbers indicating a declining population... And, learning in a North Country one-room school house.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/25/07

Governor Spitzer has nominated several environmentalists to head up-state agencies. We look at the political impact... And law suits over ocean-going ships entering the St Lawrence Seaway without cleaning their bilge and ballast tanks.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/22/07

Media learned today that a broker of several, major land-preservation deals in the Adirondacks was nominated by the Governor to head the Olympic Regional Development Authority in Lake Placid... And a new fish virus is spreading quickly across the Great Lakes and inland. We hear from environmental officials and fishermen on both sides of the border.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/21/07

Last-minute negotiations as the legislative session wraps up in Albany... A St Lawrence speedway takes one step closer to becoming a reality... Some land trusts in New York will divvy up 400 million dollars... We take a look at the Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust... And the best sports story on radio - produced right here by Brian Mann.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/20/07

The New York Power Authority and Alcoa return to the bargaining table over the future of the company's two plants in Massena and 1300 jobs... The Bush Administration rolls back tighter passport controls for Americans returning to the country from Canada, Mexico and the Carribean...And the final installment in our three-part series on alcohol safety on campus.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/19/07

An update on yesterday's lethal exchange of gun fire in Potsdam involving a State Trooper and a Level III sex offender... A talk with Paul Smiths College President John Mills on alcohol safety on campus... The New York State Assembly plans to debate gay marriage... A North Country wind farm breaks ground... And remembering Marilley's General Store in Croghan.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/15/07

A man's body is found in Potsdam... Life in prison for the convicted killer of a Plattsburgh couple... And the rising Canadian dollar: Good for businesses in Northern New York but hurting some retailers north of the border.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/14/07

Governor Eliot Spitzer strikes a deal with General Motors to help employees of the soon-to-be closed engine plant in Massena... Future farming: Though carbon dioxide levels are expected to climb, this doesn't necessarily mean better crops... And Fort Drum's bats take up maternity roosts.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/13/07

After General Motors announced it would close Massena's Power Train plant, local and state officials are increasingly worried about the future of the Alcoa aluminum plant in Massena... Measles in Montreal are worrying health-care workers in Vermont... And new rules on bait fish in New York are infuriating fisherpeople.  Go to full article

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