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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.


Regular Features

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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Aug. 23, 2014: The Writer's Almanac

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 Recent items from The Eight O'Clock Hour podcast

All Before Five: 3/9/07

An audio tour of the newly remodeled home for sexually violent predators in Ogdensburg... A panel convenes to talk about complete cell-phone coverage in the Adirondacks... And behind the wheel of one of the most prestigious rides in the North Country: The Zamboni.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/8/07

A U.S Senator and a Representative - both from New York - voice their outrage over squalid conditions for the country's troops at Walter Reed Medical Center... Fire rips through two, multi-million dollar homes in Lake Placid... State Senator Betty Little hosts a discussion on cell phone towers for the Northway... And New York's newly crowned Dairy Princess.  Go to full article

All Before Five

We hear how North Country seniors cope - or don't cope - with the region's brutally cold winter... A report from Albany on the possibility of an earlier state primary... And Burlington's compost facility really pays off.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/6/07

The nomination of Pete Grannis to oversee the state's environmental agency hits an unexpected bump in the road... On another front, Governer Spitzer fights over health care... And, on Heard Up North, some Lake Placid sheep meet their shearers.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/5/07

Senator Hilary Clinton says she wants a partnership with gays if she's elected President... The last installment in our series on alternative energy... And a follow-up on how biofuels are growing in the North Country.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/2/07

The North Country could bear the brunt of the state legislature's decision to confine sex offenders after they've served their time... Brian Mann talks to Patrick Barrett - the ORDA Board President weighs in on a 5 1/2 million-dollar dispute... A look at ethanol as part of NCPR's series on alternative energy.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/1/07

Possible delays on construction of a new jail in St. Lawrence County... A dispute in the Adirondacks over more than $5 million and how it will be spent... Alternative energy is in the spotlight in New York State this week. We look at the issue through a North Country lens.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/28/07

Governor Eliot Spitzer touts a compromise on workers compensation... New Yorkers lobby for a bigger, better bottle bill... The bitter legacy of road salt... And Brian Mann reports on changes in the North Country deer hunt.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/27/07

Senator Hillary Clinton is calling for a $50 billion investment in alternative energies... Drama over the budget in Albany... Changes at the Adirondack Museum... And on Heard Up North, toothsome tidbits.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/26/07

Concern in the North Country over losing MAST - the military assistance to safety and traffic unit augments the regions medi-vac flights... And the final installment of David Sommerstein's award-winning series 'A Year on the Farm.'  Go to full article

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