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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: 6/6/07

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

All Before Five: 5/28/07

On this Memorial Day, we hear how New York and Vermont remember their war dead... Auto mechanics are going green... And well-mannered Ottawans are going puck wild in the race for Lord Stanley's Cup.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/25/07

Senator Hilary Clinton is touting a funding bill that would funnel almost $350 million into construction projects at Fort Drum... Governor Eliot Spitzer tries to comfort autoworkers in Massena. The town will soon lose its General Motors engine plant - and almost 500 high-paying jobs... Farmers are worried about jobs, too - specifically the people they can hire. So they're closely watching the debate in Washington over immigration... And, get a ticket, get a life jacket in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/24/07

More on the search for the missing Fort Drum soldiers in Iraq... And - back on the base in Jefferson County - charges are filed against 10 soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division... A state audit finds alleged fraud in Lewis County... And how New Yorkers view immigration - and immigrants.  Go to full article

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