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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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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: 4/27/06

An appeals court dismisses a lawsuit by an Olympic speedskater who suffered a career-ending injury in Lake Placid in 1997. St Lawrence University has a new initiative - "Coming Home" - they're hoping to attract 100 alumni to move back to Canton. And we visit a high school job fair in Potsdam.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/26/06

The republican-led Senate began overriding Governor Pataki's vetoes. Student groups breathe a sigh of relief. And Republican State Senator Betty Little looks at the rift in the republican party. Franklin County's DA says it's too late to file criminal charges against a man from Vermontville whose attack on his daughter was caught by ABC news cameras. Officials are still pursuing the case. And we meet a corrections officer who's keeping quite busy in his off hours...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/25/06

Ogdensburg's city council supports a plan to civilly confine sex offenders. A spanking caught on ABC News could lead to criminal charges. Plus, Adirondack arts organizer Naj Wikoff talks about what he taught residents of Eastern Russia. And a cold, cold dip in the Oswegatchie River.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/24/06

Legislators celebrate a boon in sales tax revenue - but higher gas prices could make the revenue a double-edged sword. College professors protest vetoes in Albany. And a tale from Colton's legendary storyteller Bill Smith about the "3 year shoes."  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/21/06

Dry weather contributes to fires on the Northway and at a camp on Upper St. Regis Lake. Plattsburgh puts the brakes on wind farms. Rare turtles show up near a Wal-Mart project site in Potsdam. And Adirondack hermit Noah Rondeau remembered.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/20/06

The Lowville school district is flush with money from wind power, the Lake Placid film forum returns after a one-year hiatus, and "Sports Bob" Ahfeld talks about Clarkson alum and hockey legend dave Taylor's firing from the L.A. Kings.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/19/06

North Country colleges ask lawmakers to override Governor Pataki's education vetoes. The race for John Sweeney's congressional seat is turning into one of the top matchups in the country - we follow the money. And why one auctioneer prefers the word "stuff" to "antique".  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/18/06

Skyrocketing home prices are changing the shape of one Adirondack community - we talk with the author of the new study. Plus, governor Pataki's comeback from lame duck status. On Heard up North, we go inside the world of self-storage.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/17/06

Two Clinton County wind farm projects move ahead - but not without debate. Plattsburgh students displaced by a possible arsonist on Easter Sunday. Then we fry bullhead fish...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/13/06

Republican congressman john sweeney faces ethics questions over a winter weekend in Lake Placid. Gubernatorial candidate William Weld visits Canton. And we go shopping for prom dresses...  Go to full article

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