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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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Natural Selections explores the natural world each Thursday with Dr. Curt Stager of Paul Smith's College.

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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

All Before Five: 5/15/06

On the eve of a school budget vote, one superintendent explains the higher costs. Brian Mann paddles one of the wildest places in Lake Champlain: the Ausable Marshes. Gregory Warner agrees to be strapped to a gurney and sent to the emergency room...to learn better what nurses do.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/12/06

The APA says a test wind tower can be built near Gore Mountain. Republicans will choose their candidate at the primaries. And a North Country not-for-profit offers workshops for small business owners to compete with mega-retailers.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/11/06

Newsweek ranks Lowville Academy Honors Program one of the best in the country. A small elementary school in Lake Clear may be closed, but parents and residents rally to save it. Legislators agree on gas tax relief. And we continue our look at the particular language of the North Country, with "3 Words."  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/10/06

The names of 10 Fort Drum soldiers killed in last week's chopper crash in Afghanistan are released. The US plans a coal-fired plant to store greenhouse gases. A strong loonie is tempting Canadian shoppers across the border...we head to the mall. And we begin a series on North Country dialects, looking at the Canadian-influenced slang of Chateaugay.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/08/06

Fort Drum reacts to the deaths of 10 soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Bosnian residents in the North Country weigh in on the immigration debate. And a marthoner comes up north to score another win.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/05/06

A developer wants to bring biodiesel to St Lawrence County...we'll hear it being 'home-brewed.' Also, a coalition of farmers, families and environmentalists wants stricter laws for ATVs, and a warren county town loses a fight to open its forest roads to four wheelers. And on Heard up North, we burn grass and clear brush...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/03/06

How Albany politics is delaying relief at the gas pump. As Fort Drum expands, who gets shoved out? Police scale back searches for a man still missing near Indian Lake. And we take 7,000 year old soil out of a peat bog...  Go to full article

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