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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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Sep. 2, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

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 Recent items from The Eight O'Clock Hour podcast

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

All Before Five: 5/23/07

Police in Iraq say they've found the body of one of three Fort Drum soldiers missing since an ambush two weeks ago... Many passengers are fed up with service problems on the airline serving the North Country. The situation could threaten the future of commercial flights to the region... And a mystery solved: Not everything that screeches in the Adirondack night is scary.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/22/07

An update on the search for three Fort Drum soldiers abducted in Iraq... Dairy farmers worry about immigration proposals - now under debate in Washington - that could deprive the industry of workers... More common ground, less partisan bickering in this week's legislative leaders meeting in Albany... And on Heard Up North. We need your help to identify a mysterious sound in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/21/07

We'll take you to the center of the Adirondack Club and Resort - the largest development ever proposed inside the Blue Line... Michael Foxman made that proposal. We'll look at his history of developing projects... Commutair wants to terminate its flights out of Lake Clear... And news from Albany.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/18/07

New details on the abducted Fort Drum soldiers still missing in Iraq... Police say alcohol was involved when two Paul Smiths College students drowned on lower St Regis Lake... The state Senate pushes through a bill reinstating the death penalty for cop killers... And an overview of the North Country paddling season.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/17/07

U.S. troops and Iraqis keep searching for three Fort Drum soldiers abducted May 12th south of Baghdad... North Country elected officials say they're united in their support for almost 500 autoworkers who will lose their jobs next year. They also agree that General Motors acted badly towards workers and Massena when the announcement came this week that the town's engine plant will close... Police find the body of an elderly St Lawrence County man who disappeared yesterday... And partisan bickering in Albany threatens to derail the Governor's political agenda.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/16/07

As U.S. soldiers in Iraq search for three of their own - believed to be abducted by insurgents - the Army tries to comfort the missing soldiers' families at Fort Drum... North Country Congressman John McHugh says the U.S. chances for victory in Iraq may have passed... Elected officials from across the region meet tomorrow in an attempt to keep General Motors' Power Train plant in Massena... And an apparent homicide in Clinton County may be part of a string of murders that's led police on a search from Canada to the U.S.-Mexico border.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/15/07

Confirmation today that all seven soldiers killed or abducted over the weekend in Baghdad were with the 10th Mountain Division out of Fort Drum in Jefferson County... We get a report from the base... And we continue our coverage of GM's announcement that it will close its Power Train plant in Massena... We hear from North Country Congressman John McHugh, town supervisor Gary Edwards, union leader Tony Arquiett and several locals who will bear the brunt of the plant's closure.  Go to full article

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