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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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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

All Before Five

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

All Before Five: 7/13/06

A meth lab bust in Canton prompts 12 arrests. The chair of the APA responds to critics and discusses the agency's post-Pataki future. And a tasty summer menu...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/12/06

ORDA comes under scrutiny for its annual Lake Placid weekend for legislators and lobbyists. A virus is blamed for thousands of dead fish in Lake Ontario. And a new star trek episode is being filmed in Port Henry. A fan-film with all volunteer labor.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/11/06

Senator Betty Little discusses the future of the Adirondack Park Agency after Governor Pataki leaves in January. A report shows one reason the uninsured don't fill prescriptions- price. And we visit a workshop on horticultural therapy.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/10/06

The Olympic Regional Development Authority generates $360 million for the region. A family and a psychic search for an elderly woman from Jefferson County who's been missing for almost two weeks. A trip to Cape Vincent's French Festival. And why lake Placid's venerable bookstore, "With Pipe and Book", is closing.  Go to full article

All Before Five: July 7, 2006

Plattsburgh has a new mayor. Same-sex marriage advocates say this week's NY Supreme Court decision could spur legislation; a spokesman for the Roman Catholic church disagrees. A paddle on the East Branch of the Ausable River. Guide Brian McDonnell previews the best paddling destinations this weekend.  Go to full article

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