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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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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

All Before Five: 4/12/06

Concerns over a proposed plan to ban sex offenders from most of Ogdensburg. Governor Pataki responds to the budget - with disappointment, and billions of dollars in vetos. Plus, we hear old passover recordings -remixed- in the "hip hop haggaddah".  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/11/06

Canton Potsdam Hospital pulls out of a land deal with St Mary's church over an abortion clause. And when kids with disabilities need special education, who pays for those services? Plus - we take the pulse in Brasher Falls - how residents really would feel about a race track in the community.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/10/06

The APA rules that two of its employees did not violate state ethics laws. Then we meet Alex Smith, an autistic teenager who's found creative ways to deal with the daily chaos of high school. And - find out how to get your taxes done for free - and help college students in the process.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/07/06

Plattsburg city council passes a resolution calling for investigation of the Bush administration's motives for war in Iraq. After a meeting with Homeland Security officials, two republican legislators are still opposed to a permanent checkpoint on the Northway. And our Year on the Farm series continues with fence building and spring tilling... and how much rain is good rain? We talk with Pete Barney of the Cornell Cooperative Extension.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/6/06

Thousand of Canadian farmers took to the streets with their tractors in Ottawa yesterday. They want subsidies to make their farms sustainable. Sports Bob explains how local athletes train through the North Country's wet, cold springs. And baseball changes a life - Mickey Mantle and his perfect swing as role model.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/05/06

A Tupper Lake man is found drowned in Middle Saranac Lake. Ogdensburg gets ready to build a special asylum for sexually violent predators. A bald eagle is found shot in Rossie. And we talk to one north country woman who's building houses in a town devastated by hurricane Katrina.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/04/06

ATVers say they want trails promised when registration fees went up - or they'll stop paying. An APA staffer si under an ethics investigation. The economic impact of Fort Drum is up 25%. We chat with the new sled federation director Terry Kent.'s wet, it's white, and it turns all to mud... a meditation on spring snowfall.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/03/06

Albany lawmakers succeed in passing an on-time budget-with big increases for North Country schools. And as the nation debates immigration reform - what does it mean for dairy farmers? Plus...more India than India - one immigrant explains why it's here that feels like home.  Go to full article

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