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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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All Before Five: 3/23/06

Eliot Spitzer's comparison of the upstate economy to "Appalachia" continues to draw criticism...and support. The APA launches a two day seminar on affordable housing. And a 10 million dollar grant could jumpstart high tech alternative energy in St Lawrence. And Sports Bob talks about the NCAA Women's Hockey Championships, the "Frozen Four."  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/22/06

A Democratic landslide in the Saranac Lake Village election was about more than Wal Mart. We talk with Senator Ray Meier about his hopes to succeed retiring Congressman Sherwood Boehlert. And as republicans try to smear Eliot Spitzer with his comparison of upstate NY to "Apalachia," we look at some surprising comparisons between the two places. Plus, Spring Break in a homeless shelter...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/21/06

Pataki announces land acquisitions in Long Lake and Colton. Beekmantown residents demand more information about a proposed wind farm. And we hear from some Iraqi civilians working alongside the 10th mountain division. And Barb Heller joins us live to talk about how to read a weather forecast.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/20/06

Activists converge in Elizabethtown, hoping to start a grassroots campaign to impeach President Bush. We'll hear from the two day conference, and from a legal scholar who makes the case for impeachment. Plus, on the first day of Spring, we visit the tanning parlor...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/17/06

Congressman Sherwood Boehlert announces he will not run for re-election. Gregory Warner speaks with Brian Mann about the moderate Republican's legacy and what it means for both parties. And New York passes tough new restrictions on lobbyist's gifts. And it's Spring- high school musical season...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/16/06

Local lawmakers oppose a proposed permanent checkpoint on the Northway. Senator Ray Meier proposes a spending cap in Albany. Two local wind farms are sued under environmental claims. And we learn about the tradition of Malone and girl's basketball from Sports Bob.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/15/06

A growing divide in Canada on the War on Terror...we talk with two commentators. Plus, George Bush visits western New York. And we visit a bait n tackle shop in Edwards using the sound of parakeets to add more square footage...  Go to full article

All Before Five 3/14/06

Fort Drum soldiers in Bagdad contrast service in Afghanistan and Iraq, NY forest rangers rescue two hikers in the High Peaks, and spring skiing on Heard Up North.  Go to full article

All Before Five 3/13/06

A snowboarder dies on the course at Whiteface, and a student dies in a Potsdam fraternity. Former Massachusetts governor William Weld is seeking the NY Republican gubernatorial nod and is on the stump in Plattsburgh. And Heard Up North rides the school boat to Grindstone Island.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/10/06

Reaction to the APA's approval of a Tupper Lake power line. The State Senate and Assembly release their budgets next week. And a dark and stormy night on Lake Champlain...  Go to full article

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