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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: 11/14/06

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

All Before Five: 11/7/06

Polls are open until 7 in Vermont and 9 in New York tonight. We review the big races for tonight's election. International Paper began test-burning tires today in Ticonderoga. Brian Mann takes a respite from the campaign trail with a walk on the Northville-Placid trail. And David Sommerstein chat with poll workers and votes at Pierrepont town hall.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/6/06

Last hours of campaigning before Election Day. Bill Clinton and George Pataki were criss-crossing the state to bring out their party's voters. The latest on John Sweeney and Kirsten Gillibrand's bitter race in the Hudson Valley. Profiles of the races for attorney general and the 47th State Senate district. And we remember professor and avid outdoorsman Paul Jamieson, whod ied Saturday at 103.  Go to full article

All Before Five November 3, 2006

A conversation about local economies in the age of big box retail. Alan Hevesi continues his slide. A look at the 114th Assembly District race. And a full New York state political round-up.  Go to full article

All Before 5: November 2, 2006

The Sweeney-Gillibrand race rocked by accusations of domestic violence. A suspect is held in Arizona after a murder in Mooers Folks. The Akwesasne Mohawk reservation gets some help from Venezuela's controversial leader. And a look at the future of New York's state budget.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/31/06

Fort Drum planners want to purchase easements on neighboring land to protect training space from encroaching development. Eliot Spitzer continues to cruise past John Faso to the Governor's office. And Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minoras the ultimate Halloween music. Happy Halloween!  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/30/06

The Adirondacks recover from yesterday's snow and windstorm. We gte the view from Raquette Lake. Governor Pataki announces the state is running a billion dollar surplus. And Brian Mann and Martha Foley talk about the nasty TV ads running in the region's competitive congressional races.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/26/06

Frontrunner for Governor Eliot Spitzer dropped his support for embattled Comptroller Alan Hevesi. The Sweeney-Gillibrand race gets nastier as Sweeney pulls out of a debate. John McHugh and Bob Johnson spar over foreign policy in their first debate in Massena. And a $100 million expansion is planned for the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino - shops, restaurants, a hotel...maybe even a water park.  Go to full article

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