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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.

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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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All Before Five: 4/2/07

Finch, Pruyn - owners of one of the largest private landholdings in the Adirondacks - will sell thousands of acres and their mill in Glens Falls... A new agreement will protect 260,000 acres within the Blue Line... North Country lawmakers react to the state's new budget... And it's the first day of Passover, the Jewish holiday marking the exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. How would you make that story Hip Hop? We find out.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/30/07

A North Country Marine prepares to bury his brother - a fellow member of the Corps who died in Iraq... New York Republican Representative John McHugh voices doubts over the federal government's efforts to fund treatment for soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan... And the 20-foot totem of a lumber jack that has become the symbol of Tupper Lake is marred by fire.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/29/07

Are lawmakers still being too secretive as they negotiate the state budget... A new airline is getting ready to start flights to Boston from the North Country... Lake Placid may get a new affordable housing project... Also, going solar - for the kids.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/28/07

Budget negotiations move toward agreement by Saturday's deadline... Lake Placid wants eight million dollars to improve sports venues... A union agreement on the St. Lawrence County jail project wins court approval... Chris Shaw teaches kids about North Country history and learns more about his own craft as a folk singer... And how to find Saturn.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/27/07

The nomination of Pete Grannis to head the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation moves forward... The planned closure of a North Country factory will leave 75 out of work... Quebec splits its vote... And a North Country dairy finds out what happens when you mix wine with ice cream.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/26/07

Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand asks the feds for more than six million dollars for Olympic venues in Lake Placid... Fears of losing rail service in the North Country... Canada votes and it could affect Quebec's sovereignty... And encouraging young Americans to vote.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/23/07

PCBs in the Hudson and rat poison in pet food top state news today... On the lighter side, a dive into maple syrup tasting... And we hear from a North Country woman who went looking for the Ivory Billed Woodpecker.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/22/07

Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy and Presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani take opposing positions on the suspicious firing of eight U.S. attorneys... We get one-on-one time with Republican Joe Bruno, the New York Senate Majority Leader... And in-depth journalism at its best - or, at least, most luxurious - at the Saratoga Spa: The roiling center of "Bathwatergate."  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/21/07

Agreement in Albany - but not on the state's budget. We talk one-on-one with Governor Eliot Spitzer... Breaking ice on the St Lawrence... And fears that shipping through the icy Seaway will hurt fragile North Country ecosystems.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/20/07

GM workers in Massena have their layoffs extended... A talk with Pete Grannis, Governor Spitzer's nominee to head up the state's Department of Environmental Conservation... And, on Heard Up North, a real fish story.  Go to full article

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