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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: 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's all about the hay.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/10/06

How power dam operators are helping eels breed. Unions sense Congressman John Sweeney is vulnerable, and line up behind his opponent Kirsten Gillibrand. And it's tent revival season...we go to a faith healing.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/09/06

Local politics watch: Democrats are mounting a challenge to Republican domination of the St Lawrence County legislature. And a 93 year summer resident of a remote Racquette Island describes the good old days.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/08/06

A 76-year old motorcycler dies in a charity ride. A profile of Congressman John Sweeney's tough re-election campaign. And a paddle down a hidden gem in the Indian Lakes.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/07/06

Governor Pataki is pushing corn-to-ethanol alternative energy, but some Syracuse scientists say that other products like shrubs or grasses would give farmers more options. And a large peace protest in Montreal draws out Montreal's large Lebanese community. Plus, the 'elegant' and perplexing violence of rugby... Brian Mann takes us to the Can-Am tournament.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/04/06

Eliot Spitzer campaigns in the Adirondacks, promising to maintain a balance between economic reform and environmental policy in the Park. Why the USDA organic label doesn't always mean organic. And if at first you don't succeed...the story of how one determined fisherman acquired an island in the St Lawrence River from the Pullman Railcar family.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/03/06

DEC reaches a court settlement with Marks Dairy Farm in Lowville, where a large manure spill last year caused the death of 375,000 fish. And a major expansion at Gore Mountain is on hold for further environmental review. And a 94-year-old boat engine will churn water once more...  Go to full article

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