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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.


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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: 10/16/06

Speaker Joe Bruno says that George Pataki's national ambitions may be hurting Republicans in New York. And a tax cut for jobs program often doesn't create new jobs. We talk with a Syracuse reporter who investigated the Empire Zone program, which he says has allowed some companies to pocket millions in State money. And the local fight over a national debate...habeus corpus in Keene.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/13/06

Paul Smith's will sell the Hotel Saranac - and move their programs to Lake Placid's Crown Plaza Resort. Environmentalists criticize Governor Pataki's decision to preserve hundreds of private hunting camps on the Champion lands. Gubernatorial candidates John Faso and Eliot Spitzer face off in a second live debate. And we continue our series about place names with a cautionary tale...the road with two names, and the day's news. All Before Five.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/12/06

Two years ago the NYS legislature was called the most dysfunctional in the country. A follow up report says much work remains. Plus, we follow up our story on faith healing, talking with the co-author of a study that disproved the power of prayer. He says that it doesn't say anything about the power of belief. And, how did the north country get its name?  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/11/06

More North Country churches are experimenting with faith healing; Brian Mann visits an Episcopal church in Saranac Lake. And a heard up north that asks us to "hear" differently.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/10/06

The government is spending more on alternative energy - but how are those investments shaping energy policy? Then we look at a privately funded ethanol plant planned for Massena that could radically change biofuel production: a gasification explainer.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/09/2006

State Senate candidate Tim Merrick campaigns to give local towns more say over park development. A usually sleepy midterm election season is anything but...Brian Mann breaks down the local races. And a new restaurant near Fort Drum serves body and spirit with soul food and Hispanic fare...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/06/06

Environmentalists sue Lewis County over an ATV plan. McHugh weighs in on Foleygate, but won't say whether Speaker Dennis Hastert should resign. Elliot Spitzer says he'll legalize gay marriage if elected. We talk with the organizer of the Future of Music Policy Summit this weekend in Montreal. And we visit an extremely energy friendly bathroom.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/05/06

Today: writing the adirondacks. We talk with Ed Kanzs, a naturalist and author of a new book on the Adirondacks. And we preview a new book about the Oswegatchie River. And a few ways that the Oswegatchie did NOT get its name...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/04/06

The village of Saranac Lake suspends its police chief and two officers over their handling of a car crash last fall. Bob Johnson rallies for votes in the Canton farmer's market. And bar hopping for charity on motorcycles...we ride along on the 4th Annual Bear Taylor Poker Run in Forestport.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/03/2006

An environmental group releases a voting report for Albany, and they say it's Senate Republicans with the worst records. Scientists predict another mild winter - to their surprise - but low-income advocates are still worried. And we meet a young painter sharing her demons on coffee shop walls...  Go to full article

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