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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: 7/10/06

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

All Before Five: 7/6/06

New York's highest court rules marriage of same sex couples is against state law. Karen DeWitt reports on the ruling, and we hear from a St. Lawrence County woman who was among the first in the region to be married to her partner in Canada. New York's national Guard, including North Country guardsmen, will go to Arizona to help secure the U.S.-Mexico border. Amish dairy farmers want to form a trust to keep the Heritage cheese plant open. And inside Story Corps' mobile booth, now recording stories in Canton.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/05/06

Heritage Cheese House shuts down in Heuvelton, leaving Amish farmers with nowhere to take their milk. North Country firefighters return from flood repair work. And we go up close with wildlife at the new Natural History Museum in Tupper Lake.  Go to full article

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

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