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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: 5/29/06

A Paul Smith's graduate hits the professional logging circuit. Lucy Martin sends an audio postcard from a marathon in Ottawa. And we head to the VFW for some post-parade talk...plus original music by Barb Heller and Dale Hobson - a twist on the usual memorial day theme.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/26/06

The New York Farm Bureau is cautioning farmers to watch out for roadblocks and farm raids as federal agents step up their search for illegal workers. The SUNY system gets 380 new full-time faculty. And North Country high school students practice slam poetry.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/25/06

A man and his corn field...our series "A Year on the Farm" continues. Plus - Wal Mart takes its case straight to Saranac Lake residents, with a glossy mailing. Advocates for the poor and environment are urging Governor Pataki for closure on the budget. And two Fort Drum families win a million dollars each in the lottery.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/24/06

Officials in Clinton County have drained Miner Lake. Heavy rainfall opened a six foot hole in a dam there. Also today, we visit a dairy princess pageant, where farm girls battle to become the face of the dairy industry. And then we head to the last farm in the village of Canton.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/23/06

A project to draw more kayakers to the Sacandaga River draws the ire of environmentalists. State Comptroller Alan Hevesi says New Yorkers are in fiscal trouble. Conservative John Faso is gaining momentum. And the nearly limitless possibilites of baking bread.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/22/06

Polls show Democrats set for statewide sweep this fall--Chris Ortloff comments on the political shift. Advocates seek more school aid for disadvantaged students, and the Lawnmower Man on Heard Up North.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/19/06

Republican Assemblyman Chris Ortloff is stepping down; we look at the political fallout. Governor Pataki says he'll sign a cap on gas tax. And local business owners learn to battle Wal Mart.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/18/06

More than 30 accused drug dealers were arrested today in Essex and Franklin counties. Also, how private property owners are playing a crucial role in wilderness protection. And we continue looking at north Country language with the phrase, "it's gone up!"  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/17/06

Part II of Latinos on the Farm. Plus, lawmakers debate crime bills. And we have a round up of school budgets, including the rejection of controversial spending bills in Saranac Lake.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/16/06

The APA releases the names of staffers involved in a computer pornography scandal. The Supreme Court refuses to hear the Cayuga land claim - turning the tables for the Akwesasne Mohawks. And, Part I of our series: "Latinos on the Farm, in Shadows."  Go to full article

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