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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: 5/9/07

The Department of Environmental Conservation Region 5 - from the eastern Adirondacks to the Champlain Valley - gets a new director... Albany looks at getting junk food out of public schools... Voices from the memorial at Paul Smiths College for two students who drowned over the weekend... And water in the North Country - it's being eyed with growing thirst by the American southwest and bottling companies.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/8/07

Conditions are ripe for wild fires in the Adirondack North Country... Little motors - for lawnmowers and other garden implements - are getting a green redesign... And cooking on your car's engine as you drive.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/7/07

We hear about the mood on the campus of Paul Smiths College after two students drowned over the weekend... Hank Ford's unexpected departure from Colton's town government raises questions about North Country land management... And new warnings about fish consumption.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/4/07

The Saranac Lake campus of North Country Community College will not move to Lake Placid... We take you to a conference in Lake Placid where attendees discussed how New York State could lower suicide rates... And on Heard Up North: building a canoe to race in.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/3/07

The rhetoric is flying in Albany... State Senator Betty Little says she'll block Governor Spitzer's nomination of Dick Booth to head the Adirondack Park Agency... For his part, the Governor is slamming Senate Republicans over campaign finance reform... The state's second-highest court comes to Canton... And Inuit throat singing on Heard Up North.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/2/07

A talk with Dick Booth - tapped by Governor Spitzer to lead the Adirondack Park Agency... Limiting where sexually violent predators can go - if they're released from civil confinement... And fighting one of the North Country's perennial signs of spring with a bottle of bacteria and the Black Fly Diva.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/1/07

Governor Spitzer announces a major shake up in the Adirondack Park... Lawmakers and judges are squaring off for a fight with the Governor over pay raises... And small-town newspapers are newsworthy - all on their own. It's All Before Five, above the fold.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/30/07

A lawsuit filed today raises new concerns over asbestos in North Country mines... A new study of tourism to the region shows growth, but not much... And Terry Tempest Williams - the writer and activist spoke recently in the Adirondacks about wilderness and our relationship to it.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/27/07

No one knows what happened to the arrest warrant for Travis Trim, the man accused of shooting three state police officers. An investigation is pending... Fort Drum soldiers attack one of their own in Watertown... A move to cut the cost of local government could have a big impact on the North Country... Local grade-school kids make some green energy... And a Potsdam high-school student takes his horn to the big time.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/26/07

Updates on the case of Travis Trim - the St Lawrence County man accused of shooting three state police, killing one... State environmental officials assess the impact of last week's fatal plane crash at the Adirondack Regional Airport... The North Country is looking for more med-evac providers... And recycling plastics - by the (misleading) numbers.  Go to full article

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