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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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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

All Before Five: 4/25/07

A man from St Lawrence County is allegedly responsible for shooting three police officers... The shootings have renewed cries in Albany for a renewed death penalty... North Country Community College officials hear more on their proposal to move campus to Lake Placid... And the call to keep all ocean-going ships from entering the St Lawrence Seaway.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/24/07

An incident involving a former student and a gun sends ripples of fear through SUNY Potsdam... Fires at a factory and in the fields make headlines... A look at ATV safety... And on Heard Up North: Raising the flag.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/23/07

Same-sex marriage takes a top spot on Governor Spitzer's agenda... Also high on that list: Green energy. We take a closer look... A landmark Adirondack Lodge is sold and is expected to go private... And the Sirex wood wasp: This invasive insect could attack more pine inside the Blue Line than outside.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/20/07

Vermont's State Senate calls for impeachment of President Bush... Calls from Albany that New York should harvest more trees in state forests... The battle over vehicle emissions goes far beyond a federal court room in Burlington... And celebrating a soil conservation district.  Go to full article

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