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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: 2/03/06

A long-awaited report on the Ethan Allen tourboat disaster is released. The US Ambassador to Canada answers questions in Plattsburgh. Different proposals from lawmakers on heating costs. A farmer contemplates ginseng. And a little bit of Lake Placid blues.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/02/06

Why are Fort Drum housing solutions so slow in coming? Legislators call for civil confinement of sex offenders. But those who treat them say its not a good idea. And maple season is early this year.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/01/06

We check in with our Olympics correspondent in Lake Placid before she leaves for Italy. Tom Golisano pulls his bid for governor. And mixed local reactions to President Bush's State of the Union address.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/31/06

Wal Mart rumors shadow the upcoming Saranac Lake election. Another stumbling block in the Mohawk Land claim. The SUNY Chancellor says the university needs more money, or else tuition will be hiked. And more catholic schools are closing. The new principal of a consolidated parochial school in Plattsburgh talks about making friends with change.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/20/06

Families get fuel oil assistance from the state. Emergency call boxes planned for the Northway. Training for the Canadian cross country ski marathon, at age 73. And snowmobiles are sinking through the lake ice; a report from one truck excavation that became a 'racquette lake party'...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/27/06

Developers meet investors in a forum to solve the Fort Drum housing crunch. And in Tupper Lake, praise, criticism and tough questions for developers of a major resort. And a Rouses Point nursing home closes.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/26/05

Officials to snowmobilers: stay off the lake ice. Governor Pataki proposes a tax credit for families to use for private or parochial schools - but he says it's NOT a voucher program. And in St Lawrence County, a historic rivalry comes to a head...we look back on last year's SLU-Clarkson hockey game.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/25/06

Senate republicans introduce life-without-parole laws for abusive parents who kill their children. Olympic Coach Tim Nardiello is barred from the winter games. And Canadians vote out the Liberals - we'll hear from voters.  Go to full article

All Before Five 1/24/06

Flu season has arrived in St. Lawrence County according to county health official Becky Trejos. The suspension of Olympic skeleton coach Tim Nardiello has been lifted, and Canada got a little more conservative in yesterday's national election, ending 12 years of Liberal Party rule. And Calvin Beale, one of the last people to take the TB cure in the Adirondacks, is Heard Up North.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/23/06

David Sommerstein begins a new series--A Year on the Farm--at the Andrews' dairy farm outside Gouverneur. Karen Dewitt helps decode the mysteries of Gov. Pataki's last New York budget. And Potsdam's washtub bass missionary David Brown is "Heard Up North."  Go to full article

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