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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: 2/15/07

A look at the aftermath of the Valentine's Day storms... North Country Representatives are calling for easier passage between the U.S. and Canada... Of course, they're also debating President Bush's handling of the war in Iraq. We'll hear Kirsten Gillibrand's comments from the floor of the House... Also, the new Seaway Chief wants to fight invasive species coming to the watershed aboard ocean-going vessels.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/14/07

Wintry weather - with blizzard conditions - blasts the North Country... Representative John McHugh blasts Democrats over the non-binding resolution now being debated in the House... We check in with a Lake Placid florist to see how all those flower deliveries are going... And it's a SNOW DAY. North Country kids and even some parents are whooping it up.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/13/07

North Country Representative John McHugh wants to tie funding increases for the Iraq War to that country's political progress... We hear about some of the issues that up to 9,000 troops will face when they come home from war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan... And the latest from Albany.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/12/07

Snow? What Snow? We talk with a Lewis County farmer dealing with four feet of snow in his fields... At last week's meeting of the Adirondack Park Association, the future of the proposed Adirondack Park & Resort was left in doubt...The New York State primary could be moved up a month... And a look at how Saranac Lake and Ottawa celebrate winter.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/9/07

North Country Representative John McHugh is calling on fellow members of Congress to limit funds requested by President Bush for the Iraq War... The New York State legislature asserted itself this week, much to the chagrin of Governor Eliot Spitzer... The Adirondack Park Association calls for adjudicatory hearings for a proposed resort in Tupper Lake... And a look at rebuilding Carthage after a devastating fire that swept through the town five years ago.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/8/07

SNOW. It's piling up in the North Country. We hear from Lewis County Emergency Services and the Oswego County snow belt town of Parish, where forecasters say snow totals could exceed 100 inches this week... The Adirondack Park Agency recommends more hearings for the Park's largest project ever proposed... And Governor Eliot Spitzer reacts angrily to a renege by state assembly members of his own party.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/7/07

Two possibly crucial meetings today: The Democrat-led state assembly could choose a new comptroller. Such a move would go against the wishes of Governor Eliot Spitzer. And the Adirondack Park Agency considers plans for the Adirondack Club & Resort, one of the largest projects ever proposed in the Park... Also, on Heard Up North, Don Duso cut the blocks used to build a palace of ice in Saranac Lake.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/6/07

State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver compares the comptroller search committee - backed by fellow Democrat and Governor Eliot Spitzer - to Vice President Dick Cheney... Dairy farmers could lose federal, income-loss protections... And erasing your carbon footprint.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/5/07

Senator Hilary Clinton reacts to President Bush's proposed budget... The Adirondack Park Agency calls for sweeping changes of the planned Adirondack Club & Resort... A Year on the Farm: the measure of a man's worth... And on Heard Up North, digging out - or staying inside - after heavy snowfall, punishing wind chills and blowing snow.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/2/07

From Albany, praise and admiration for Governor Eliot Spitzer's budget proposals and the potential impact on the environment and tourism... But also anger as to what the new Governor's proposed budget could do to nursing homes... Hard nose the highway: One North Country town's fight against the DOT and wider roads... And on 'Heard Up North,' a snowy and below-zero trek to the top of Azure Mountain.  Go to full article

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