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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: 6/08/06

Advocacy groups want business dealings between drug companies and doctors to be more transparent. Brian Mann reports from Toronto on the generational differences inside the Muslim community. Sports Bob previews track and field and high school baseball finals. And get out your radar gun...we watch a state policewoman catch speeders.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/07/06

New details emerge from an alleged terrorism plot in Canada. And Brian Mann takes a stroll in the muslim Toronto neighborhood of "Cabbage Town." A wind farm pays off a very disgruntled man. And an expert on peak oil talks about why rising oil prices may change civilization as we know it and what we can do about it.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/06/06

Walmart suffers a major setback to its plans for a supercenter in Saranac Lake. Republican Bill Weld drops out of the race for governor. Brian Mann checks in from Toronto where 17 suspected terrorists are under arrest - he says that Canada's official response has been very different than America's typical response. And, some amateur archeologists in Fort Edward may have discovered a burial ground from the French and Indian War.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/05/06

A defense of conservative candidate for governor John Faso, as party leaders abandon their support for his moderate rival. Arsonists destroy a church in Pottersville. Then we take a unique north country hike - with Midwestern prairie features - in the Chamont Barrens. And a journey from Russia to the Adirondacks inspires an award-winning biography, "Grisha."  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/02/06

Cartoonist Mark Wilson draws parallels between Republican and Democratic conventions. Congressman Sweeney tells the Homeland Security Chief to resign over reduced terrorism funding to New York State. And Gregory Warner flies a plane, and the North Country gets a lot smaller...  Go to full article

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

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