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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: 7/04/06

Brian Mann calls in from opening day at the new Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks. Senator Hillary Clinton comes north, making inroads to a traditionally Republican stronghold. And we meet the master behind the St Regis Falls fireworks - he handmade every one.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/03/06

A million dollar NASA grant will fund a Plattsburgh training facility. Upstate residents deal with flood damage. And a missing woman in Jefferson County has Alzheimers. Plus, all about the Adirondack Guide Boat, and a sneak preview of the new Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/30/06

Akwesasne Mohawks will have a say in when the St Lawrence Seaway opens in Spring. Mental health advocates achieve some parity with insurance coverage. Officials warn of high water in the backcountry. And a new law requiring background checks for new pilots could severely hurt rural flight schools.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/29/06

30 years ago, an oil barge spilled its guts into the St Lawrence River - changing people's relationship to the river forever...The Slick of '76 remembered. Plus, Finch Pruyn Paper for sale in Glens Falls. And a wilderness park that's wheelchair accessible.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/28/06

Governor Pataki has declared a state of emergency for floods in 10 counties in the Mohawk Valley and Southern Tier. We'll hear eyewitness accounts from the region. Also reports of heavy rains around the North Country, including high water levels on Lake Champlain. Also, Senators Clinton and Schumer demand debt relief for college students.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/27/06

St Lawrence County withdraws its support for the Akwesasne Mohawk land claim. Natural gas prices are coming down from Katrina-highs- we'll see what that means for customers. And French and Indian war reenactors at Fort Ti.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/26/06

A proposed law in Ogdensburg would bar sex offenders from living or loitering near schools. A new aerospace company plant in Plattsburgh has sparked lots more business interest in the area. And we explore the Adirondack roots of the painter Georgia O'Keefe.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/23/06

30 years ago today, Thousand Islanders woke up on a foggy morning to one of the largest inland oil spills in history. Today, the first in a two part series on the "Slick of 76." Also in the news: A multi-billion dollar computer chip plant will bring thousands of jobs to Saratoga Springs. Alcoa workers sign a contract, but the deal is bittersweet. Governor Pataki and legislative leaders reach a last minute agreement on the budget, which includes incentives for alternative energy, as well as the first step necessary for a Tupper Lake powerline.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/22/06

Time is running out for a new powerline running through Tupper Lake. Rescue workers search for a missing hiker near Inlet. One of the nation's foremost biofuel researchers says the North Country is ripe for the alt energy industry. And we seek "the perfect catch" with a 4-person crew team.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/21/06

Legislative agreements as the legislative session winds down. New York sues the EPA over mercury emissions. A preview of the 2006 bioenergy summit at Clarkson, as one farmer describes all the amazing things you can do with manure. And a three day trek through the remote region south of Cranberry Lake, near Wanakena.  Go to full article

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