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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.

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: 5/12/06

The APA says a test wind tower can be built near Gore Mountain. Republicans will choose their candidate at the primaries. And a North Country not-for-profit offers workshops for small business owners to compete with mega-retailers.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/11/06

Newsweek ranks Lowville Academy Honors Program one of the best in the country. A small elementary school in Lake Clear may be closed, but parents and residents rally to save it. Legislators agree on gas tax relief. And we continue our look at the particular language of the North Country, with "3 Words."  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/10/06

The names of 10 Fort Drum soldiers killed in last week's chopper crash in Afghanistan are released. The US plans a coal-fired plant to store greenhouse gases. A strong loonie is tempting Canadian shoppers across the border...we head to the mall. And we begin a series on North Country dialects, looking at the Canadian-influenced slang of Chateaugay.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/08/06

Fort Drum reacts to the deaths of 10 soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Bosnian residents in the North Country weigh in on the immigration debate. And a marthoner comes up north to score another win.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/05/06

A developer wants to bring biodiesel to St Lawrence County...we'll hear it being 'home-brewed.' Also, a coalition of farmers, families and environmentalists wants stricter laws for ATVs, and a warren county town loses a fight to open its forest roads to four wheelers. And on Heard up North, we burn grass and clear brush...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/03/06

How Albany politics is delaying relief at the gas pump. As Fort Drum expands, who gets shoved out? Police scale back searches for a man still missing near Indian Lake. And we take 7,000 year old soil out of a peat bog...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/02/06

The Mayor of Plattsburgh will move on to chair the Commission of Corrections. Photographs of congressman John Sweeney at a frat party are causing more trouble for his re-election campaign. Girl scouts consolidate to a new mega-council. And a scientist aims his telescope at the sun.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/01/06

Dozens of women and children were stranded overnight in a rest stop on the North way. They were visiting inmates in North Country prisons. Plus, a fire guts five businesses in Lake George. And 10th Mountain Division soldiers try to ease violence in Iraq - one conversation at a time.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/28/06

Search continues for a missing man on Indian Lake. Clayton considers a moratorium on wind farms. Democrats target Congressman John Sweeney as one of the nations most vulnerable republican incumbents. The US Olympic Committee takes over the bobsled team. And a flamenco guitarist who often suprises men with her music...  Go to full article

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

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