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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.

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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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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: 8/28/06

A year on the farm continues with a bumper crop of corn. A new poll shows the Attorney General's race may be closer than previously thought. And a young artist from Montreal taught himself taxidermy for his sculpture.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/25/06

A man who shot two teachers at an elementary school in Burlington then shot himself is out of the hospital and in jail. Plus, firefighters keep up their skills by fighting wildfires in California. And our resident astronomer Aileen O'Donohue says 'Don't cry for Pluto'... a quick conversation about the ex-planet.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/24/06

Clarkson University workers picket against the college's contract offer. How development over wetlands can hurt the environment and species all along the food chain. We see the Adirondacks through 19th century artists' eyes. And Paul Willcott argues for a middle ground between "seasonal" and "local".  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/23/06

More soldier deaths in Afghanistan over the weekend. Fort Drum is expanding again. The State releases a list of "dangerous schools." An explosion at a natural gas facility on Route 11 leaves no injuries. Adirondack lakes undergo nitrogen testing. And we visit "Klezkanada" for some various styles: from traditional klezmer, to yiddish lounge, to klezmer hip hop...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/22/06

Brian Mann talks with top republicans and observers about the GOP's struggles - and chances - this election season. Plus, the state settles with 31 companies found to have violated the Do Not Call law. And a little yiddish lounge music from klezkanada.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/21/06

Today and tomorrow we look at Republican Party struggles in New York State: Today we talk with veteran political columnist Fred LeBrun at the Albany Times Union. Plus - more on invasives and how they change their environment. And the two secrets to making taffy.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/18/06

A grand jury opens an investigation into a police car crash in Saranac Lake last October. A rare water snake learns a taste for round goby. Anglers demand reduction of cormorant populations, but the DEC says there's no evidence yet that the bird is hurting fisheries. And the Fresh Air Fund kids arrive in the North Country.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/16/06

The Seaway authority is pushing for more shipping, but environmentalists warn that will mean more invasive species. Today: how invasive species hitch a ride on freighters and escape detection. Also - a man and his softball mitt, reunited.  Go to full article

All Before Five

A Warrren County sheriff's deputy is suspended for allegedly firing a gun during a car chase, more jobs for a Watertown call center, square dancing on Grindstone Island, and a Canadian blues musician brings his new CD to the North Country.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/14/06

Walmart pulls out of Saranac Lake but critics aren't letting down their guard yet. St Lawrence County launches a major new public education campaign about sex offenders. And another installment of Year on the Farm...it's all about the hay.  Go to full article

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