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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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 Recent items from The Eight O'Clock Hour podcast

All Before Five: 7/27/06

The EPA grants another delay for General Electric's dredging PCBs from the Hudson River. Photojournalist Bill Putnam talks about snapping pictures in the deadly warzone of Baghdad. Grant money for restoring the Clayton Opera House. And - drum roll, please - one of the 50 most beautiful people in Washington, DC is Congressman John McHugh.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: 7/26/06

A summary of the Spitzer-Suozzi debate in the campaign to be the Democratic candidate for Governor. The Adirondack park Agency faced a tough crowd at last night's hearing over a Lowe's in Ticonderoga. The Gregg Smith Singers turn children's poetry into song.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: 7/25/06

The NTSB issues its final report detailing its investigation into the Ethan Allen accident on Lake George. Governor Pataki delivers $20 million for a new convention center in Lake Placid. Hearings continue over a controversial ski weekend sponsored by Congressman John Sweeney. Two homegrown retailers, Hackett's and Wise Buys, may join forces. And Larry the "Fish Guy" reveals the secrets behind his fresh seafood.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: 7/24/06

Walmart supporters and opponents put their strategies in motion in Saranac Lake. Chris Knight has an update. Eliot Spitzer and Hillary Clinton consolidate their big leads in the latest polls. Lucy Martin takes a tour of Watson's Mill in Manotick, Ont.  Go to full article

All Before Five

Some talk of hope at the Newton Fall paper mill, memories of a flier in World War 2, a political round-up, and a Heard Up North from a new town beach in St. Regis Falls.  Go to full article

All Before Five

A bank robbery in Jefferson County, the Adirondack Park Agency approves a new Lowe's superstore in Ticonderoga, the Tupper Lake resort project at a "critical juncture," and plans for a new NASCAR-type raceway in St. Lawrence county.  Go to full article

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A new program for recovering sex offenders in St. Lawrence County, Eliot Spitzer leads the money race, soldiers home to Fort Drum.  Go to full article

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A new coalition says clean power could mean big bucks in New York state. Eliot Spitzer raises millions for the governor's race. Citizens' watch on the U.S. Canada border near the 1000 Islands. And a Heard Up North from a smuggler's hideout.  Go to full article

All Before Five 7/17/06

Today we go the the set of the starship Enterprise in Port Henry. David Sommerstein looks at a flurry of retail development in Potsdam, and on Heard Up North, Martha Foley talks with Prairie Summer, who was on her way back to the North Country after a half year working in Lebanon when fighting began last week.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/14/06

New York State announces an official mileage tally for snowmobile trails in the Park. The numbers are controversial but could be the first step to creating a trail system. Plus, expansion at Fort Drum brings economic optimism to Jefferson County. And two sisters discuss growing up Asian-American in the North Country - an excerpt from the Storycorps booth.  Go to full article

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