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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: 11/29/06

Analysis of the state health commission's recommendations to downsize New York's health care system. The report includes downsizing nursing homes in Canton and Watertown, but no North Country hospital closures. Two Seaway freighters ran aground in the same part of the St. Lawrence River last night. A SUNY tuition hike is in the works. And while deer season ends this weekend, rabbit season races on.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/27/06

Karen DeWitt previews a state commission's report on closing or downsizing hospitals due out tomorrow. Brian Mann talks with an anthropologist digging into the mysterious history of Revolutionary War legend Jane McCrea. And wise words to avoid vertigo from a Potsdam chimney sweep.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/22/06

New York's chief judge wants to overhaul the state's local justice system. We consider the "heritage" turkey, an older breed that some people say tastes better than its commercial cousins.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/21/06

New York's highest court rules against Governor Pataki's order to involuntarily confine violent sex offenders after their prison sentences are up. The decision could affect a proposed civil confinement facility in Ogdensburg. Police say arson of an Adirondack church was an act of religious intolerance. NCCC gets a multi-million dollars donation. And life and death on a dairy farm in the latest installment of A Year on the Farm.  Go to full article

All Before Five November 20, 2006

A court scales back proposed New York City education funding, Hugo Chavez reaches out to the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation, bugs and global warming, and a ramble on Mt. Frederica...  Go to full article

All Before Five, Nov. 16, 2006

A grand jury weighs village police behavior in Saranac Lake, Democrats soar in latest poll, a political scientist says Republicans have a future in New York state, and we look at the future of environmental policy in Washington.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/15/06

Enviromentalists praise IP's decision to stop burning tires. New polls say a majority of New Yorkers believe in Eliot Spitzer and want Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2008. And Brian Mann visits one of the most Republican counties in the state - Hamilton County.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/14/06

International Paper in Ticonderoga decides to abandon its effort to burn tires for energy. Governor-elect Eliot Spitzer tours Upstate NY's blighted cities, while an environmental group says state parks are no great shake, either. NPR's Ivan Watson on Afghanistan five years after U.S. troops ousted the Taliban. And David Sommerstein chases after his neighbors' escaped cows for Heard Up North.  Go to full article

All Before 5

Eliot Spitzer gets plenty of advice as he heads to Albany. Hillary Clinton swings through Watertown to thank supporters. A new survey finds that rural soldiers are paying a heavy price in Iraq and Afghanistan. And we celebrate Veterans Day by talking with veterans in Ottawa.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/8/06

All the election results, including how Kirsten Gillibrand upset John Sweeney in the 20th Congressional district. Democrats claim a huge victory in St. Lawrence county, taking over the legislature. And the transition has begun from Governor Pataki to Governor Spitzer.  Go to full article

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