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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: 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

All Before Five: 3/31/06

Tough questions asked after a windstorm knocked off power to homes and businesses for three days last month...National Grid admits it needs to make improvements. Plus, competitive scrabble returns to the north country, though it's not quite the scrabble game you might recognize...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/30/06

Dry and windy weather has parched the North Country...and sparked grass fires around the region. Eliot Spitzer blasts George Bush on the environment in his first campaign speech in the gubernatorial race. A WWII veteran breaks his silence about a secret, never-used weapon called "The Gizmo". And a 17 year old in Carthage is either one of the best bowlers in the world - or a cheater who some want to ban from the circuit.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/29/06

A stalemate between Alcoa and the NYPA threatens Massena's industrial base. An Ogdensburg councilman proposes a law that might effectively keep sex offenders from living in the city. A company sued in the Ethan Allen disaster is now suing the coast guard. And legislative leaders reach a tentative agreement on the budget. Plus the hidden advantages - and confusion - that results when your town is named after a person's first name...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/28/06

Alcoa workers picket a proposed new contract. A major land acquisition along lows lake shoreline settles a family legacy. And in a rare twist, a pro-environment group sells a large parcel of remote Adirondack land back to the private sector. Plus, what's lost when a mom-and-pop grocery folds to the new Wal Mart?  Go to full article

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