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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: 6/01/06

Conservative John Faso upsets Bill Weld as the Republican choice for governor, but delegates are split. Late night negotiations avert a strike at Alcoa with a tentative agreement. Congressman McHugh proposes legislation to delay a passport proposition at the border. And a mini-Olympic village comes to Canton next weekend - Sports Bob joins us to talk about the Track and Field State Meet.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/31/06

Workers and management prep for a possible strike at Alcoa. Deadline for negotiations is midnight tonight. More reports from the enthusiastic Democratic convention in Buffalo. The art of political cartooning. And a helicopter rescue in the Five Ponds.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/30/06

Eliot Spitzer is nominated as governor; we'll hear a report from the convention in Buffalo, and talk with one delegate about why this could be a watershed year for Democrats. Then, we cast a line and take a ride with some fishing guides on the St Lawrence River. And our look at North Country dialects continues... Yupper!  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/29/06

A Paul Smith's graduate hits the professional logging circuit. Lucy Martin sends an audio postcard from a marathon in Ottawa. And we head to the VFW for some post-parade original music by Barb Heller and Dale Hobson - a twist on the usual memorial day theme.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/26/06

The New York Farm Bureau is cautioning farmers to watch out for roadblocks and farm raids as federal agents step up their search for illegal workers. The SUNY system gets 380 new full-time faculty. And North Country high school students practice slam poetry.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/25/06

A man and his corn field...our series "A Year on the Farm" continues. Plus - Wal Mart takes its case straight to Saranac Lake residents, with a glossy mailing. Advocates for the poor and environment are urging Governor Pataki for closure on the budget. And two Fort Drum families win a million dollars each in the lottery.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/24/06

Officials in Clinton County have drained Miner Lake. Heavy rainfall opened a six foot hole in a dam there. Also today, we visit a dairy princess pageant, where farm girls battle to become the face of the dairy industry. And then we head to the last farm in the village of Canton.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/23/06

A project to draw more kayakers to the Sacandaga River draws the ire of environmentalists. State Comptroller Alan Hevesi says New Yorkers are in fiscal trouble. Conservative John Faso is gaining momentum. And the nearly limitless possibilites of baking bread.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/22/06

Polls show Democrats set for statewide sweep this fall--Chris Ortloff comments on the political shift. Advocates seek more school aid for disadvantaged students, and the Lawnmower Man on Heard Up North.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/19/06

Republican Assemblyman Chris Ortloff is stepping down; we look at the political fallout. Governor Pataki says he'll sign a cap on gas tax. And local business owners learn to battle Wal Mart.  Go to full article

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