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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: 6/12/07

Praise for a couple of Fort Drum soldiers credited with stopping a suicide bomber in Iraq... New restrictions - and tickets - aimed at stopping the spread of a deadly fish virus... North Country state Senator Joe Griffo could take the Governor's plan to reform campaign financing off this session's agenda... Homeland security officials say the border guard who waved through a man carrying a drug-resistant form of tuberculosis has 'retired'... Going green by going door to door and handing out compact fluorescent light bulbs... And getting a brookie on the line and in the pan.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/11/07

New York State could soon divest from funds linked to Sudan... Challenges for bees could mean hard times for farmers - and food, too... Also, a flap over passports.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/7/07

The discovery of a woman's body this morning in Raquette Lake raises as many questions as it answers... We hear how New York farmers are affected by Washington's debate over immigration... And the Lake Placid Film Forum.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/6/07

The U.S. House hears testimony on the incident involving a man infected with drug-resistant TB crossing the Canadian border into New York... And the final installment in our three-part series on migrant worker immigration.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/5/07

A high school in the Adirondacks is named in a state comptroller's audit on lax security for the exams that most students must pass to graduate... Also, part two of our series on immigration: The hometown of many migrant workers who come to Northern New York welcomes the region's dairy farmers.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/4/07

U.S. Military spokesmen say the search for two missing Fort Drum soldiers will continue, despite militants' claims that the men are dead... Fire rips through an Adirondack motel... And the North Country puts a human face on the immigration debate.  Go to full article

All Before 5: 6/1/07

Federal authorities want to know how a man with dangerous TB crossed the border north of Plattsburgh... corn producton for ethanol means less farmland conservation, more pollution... and poet Maurice Kenny on his friend and mentor, Mohawk elder and naturalist Ray Fadden are Heard Up North  Go to full article

All Before Five 5/31/07

Federal officials investigate the crossing of the border at Champlain by a man infected with resistant tuberculosis. Ft. Drum announces memorial policy changes, going from individual to monthly group remembrances. Housing for returnees to Ft. Drum will be tight. And the downside of ethanol from food crops.  Go to full article

All Before Five 5/30/07

Governor Spitzer wants a new commission to map out a plan to make SUNY better, and more relevant to the New York economy. An Ontario group wants help finding disease-resistant butternut trees. And growing up poor in Depression-era Lewis County. Martha Foley hosts All Before Five.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/29/07

Pay raises for state judges - and lawmakers - are on hold due to a dispute over governmental reform... The Department of Environmental Conservation Region Six gets a new director this week... And, on Heard Up North, a Malone woman who's sent tons of gifts to U.S. soldiers in the Middle East wins this year's Woman of Distinction Award in her state Senate district.  Go to full article

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