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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: 3/10/06

Reaction to the APA's approval of a Tupper Lake power line. The State Senate and Assembly release their budgets next week. And a dark and stormy night on Lake Champlain...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/09/06

Tupper Lake gets its power line. Republican Congressman John Sweeney faces a tough election. Hospitals rally against health care cuts. 'Sports Bob' gives us the local hockey roundup. And commercial radio host Scott Dustin teaches us how to read an obituary...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/08/06

Walmart looms large in the Saranac Lake Village election this month. Senate republicans release a plan for fighting Medicaid fraud. The town of Ellenburg plans a meeting to dispel wind farm rumors. And we hear from national guard soldiers just home from Iraq.  Go to full article

All Before Five:3/07/06

Investors hope for a NASCAR racetrack in St Lawrence County. A quickie lesson in Mohawk slang. And, who builds all the Chinese buffets popping up around the North Country? Our 'best of the Heard up Norths' continues.  Go to full article

All Before Five 3/6/06

Ogdensburg residents oppose siting of sex offender civil confinement facility, Governor Pataki returns from the hospital, Saranac Lake police chief faces coverup allegation, and lost dogs on Heard Up North.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/03/06

Wind Farms, Part 2: A visit to a booming wind operation on the Tug Hill Plateau, and a closer look at one anti-wind farm claim. Plus a little musical theater from Glens Falls.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/02/06

Plans for huge wind farms in Clinton County are stoking deep divisions (1st in 2 part series). And we check in with 'Sports Bob' for our local sports round up. Big college hockey weekend, and the winning high school wrestling formula in Gouverneur.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/01/06

New York State sued for not updating its voting system. Budget plans in Albany are firming up. A north country native joins the Power Authority board. An ice fishing death in Lake George. And we go way up a steep slippery slope - with an Adirondack ice climber.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/28/06

The Saranac Lake Wal Mart debate heats up. And the county manager who has been courting the retailer reveals himself. And in Tupper Lake, a nursing home was evacuated after a broken boiler shut down the heat. And our Olympics correspondent looks back on the Games.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/27/06

An Akwesasne Mohawk 'gasifier' promises to turn garbage into water and energy. Helmets save skiiers lives, but skiiers still resistant. And a zamboni driver describes "the pattern."  Go to full article

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