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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.

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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All Before Five: 1/10/07

Saranac Lake's chief of police is fired over 'misconduct'... North Country weather: is it global warming? El Nino? or something else?... The St. Regis Mohawk tribe is eyeing a possible casino site an hour and a half from New York City... And plans are being presented today for the Adirondack Club and Resort, one of the largest developments in the Park's history.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/9/07

Remarkable for its near absence this year, snowfall today in the North Country is big news... Bipartisanship in Albany... and Dharma Bums are on the road from Potsdam to Denver, Colorado.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/8/07

New York State lawmakers look at public education funding... Governor Eliot Spitzer calls for lowering the cost of phone calls made by the state's prison inmates... States seek more scrutiny of ocean-going vessels' ballast water - it's blamed for importing invasive species throughout the St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes... And Heard Up North: Bombing down a bobsled run.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/5/07

More unseasonably warm temperatures in the North Country... Winter tourism takes a beating... NASCAR drivers rev up their bobsleds... And Governor Eliot Spitzer's political honeymoon ends as the gloves start to come off in Albany.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/4/07

Governor Eliot Spitzer gets offers of help with his plans for education reform... A look at the effect of 50-degree days on North Country farming... And commentator Paul Willcott on getting found - not lost - in a good book.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 01/03/07

Governor Eliot Spitzer delivered his first State-of-the-State Address... Highlights, analysis and reaction... And a fish virus spreads through the St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes  Go to full article

All Before Five: 01/02/07

A new year, a new governor and a new focus on ethics in Albany... and a new face on the Olympic Regional Development Authority... and a lingering threat to an otherwise booming population of Bald Eagles in New York State.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 12/28/06

New and worrisome developments of a virus infecting the region's fish... A talk with an environmentalist in Governor-elect Eliot Spitzer's transition team... and a glimpse into First Night Saranac Lake.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 12/26/06

A new airline will soon fly into the North Country... A member of Governor-elect Eliot Spitzer's transition team talks about the North Country perspective he brings to the team... And the conclusion of our series 'A Year on the Farm.'  Go to full article

All Before 5 December 20, 2006

Debating Lake Placid's hefty subsidies, a top Republican faces FBI probe, and North Country Community College considers a big move.  Go to full article

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