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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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 Recent items from The Eight O'Clock Hour podcast

All Before Five: 10/2/06

Wind farm opponents sue to halt a wind farm project in Clinton County. Local protests in Glens Falls against the First Church of Satan at a Pagan pride festival. We remember "drowned villages" in the North Country, towns erased by rising water levels behind dams. The St. Lawrence power dam flooded 10 villages on "Inundation Day" in 1958.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 9/29/06

St Lawrence County leaders tell a state commission: keep our cheap power. And Democrat Tim Merrick goes on the offensive against State Senator Betty Little. And a journalist researching his geneology in Oneida County discovers one of the most "damned conspiracies" in the history of New York State. Michael Doyle's book about the event is "Forestport Breaks."  Go to full article

All Before Five: 9/28/06

Senator Clinton says Canada puts unfair trade barriers to New York farmers. And in the wake of a New York Times report that found widespread abuse and incompetence in North Country village courts, we talk with the official in charge of changing things. And soldiers learn to recognize I.E.D.s, or roadside bombs.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 9/27/06

Today, Creationism and Evolution in the classroom. Brian Mann brings us the story of a scientist and a church elder who've crossed the divide; finding friendship even in disagreement. Also, Jeannine Pirro faces federal charges for allegedly wiretapping her husband. And Comptroller Alan Hevesi criticized by Republicans for misuse of a state employee.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 9/26/06

We profile Bob Johnson's uphill campaign against incumbent Republican Congressman John McHugh. St Lawrence County leaders urge a special state commission to broker a deal between NYPA and Alcoa. And moose encounters with people are on the rise...we'll find out why.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 9/25/06

A year-long investigation by the New York Times finds local courts in New York rife with abuse. The report focused on 6 courts in the North Country. St Lawrence County's GOP leader advises a get-out-the-vote strategy. Opponents of a unit for sexually violent predators look to Albany to stop construction. And we visit "Coney Island"... in Hannawa Falls.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 9/22/06

We conclude our series on biofuels with an unsung technology that's gaining a grass-roots following. Biofuels Part III: Solid Fuels. Jeannine Pirro scores with Lake George business leaders on Medicaid reform. And in Ottawa, war protesters and supporters clash, civilly.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 9/21/06

A six month moratorium on wind power in Brandon. And the State seems to send mixed messages to ATV riders. Plus, our series on place names in the North Country continues: "Negro Creek" and more.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 9/20/06

Today is Part 2 of our series on the biofuel economy: ethanol. We'll look at a new process for making ethanol and its potential impact on north country forests and farmers. And we talk with a Nobel Laureate who says scientists need to speak out about global warming.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 9/19/06

Today we begin a three-part series on biofuel, and what it means for the North Country. Part I: Biodiesel. Also, the feds release a plan for airpower and 10,000 troops on the Canadian border. And Verizon pulls out of ORDA sponsorship.  Go to full article

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