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Eight O'Clock Hour

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: 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

All Before Five: 2/24/06

Criminal charges filed after last weekend's fatal snowmobile accident. Some blame figure skating injuries on a 19th century skate design. And local sports with 'Sports Bob.' Plus, the last Friday of every month is the naturalization ceremony in Albany - we hear from one Potsdam resident who just became an American this morning.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/23/06

Part of our series "A Year on The Farm": Today, Animal Husbandry. Tensions rise over a mansion that the APA says is too big. The home's owner is a Pataki ally, he's suing the APA. Then, a double header of Heard up North: First, from the St Lawrence River, the cottage that launched an industry. Then, the "icemaster" of Torino - responsible for the sheet of ice below tonight's figure skaters - is from Lake Placid.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/22/06

National Grid responds to criticism. Locks and channels under the seaway. And the last rider - on the last Greyhound Bus - out of the North Country...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/21/06

Saratoga County adds up losses from last weekend's windstorm - over $1 million dollars - and 9,000 people STILL without power...National Grid facing growing criticism. Plus, a fatal accident at Gore Mountain. A win for women sledders. And what it's like to be an Olympic mom.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/20/06

22,000 still without power in the region, but many say they don't want the Red Cross's help... plus, four more snowmobile deaths this weekend. And the second part of our series on the Tupper Lake housing proposal. We look at how this project could affect future development in the park.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/17/06

High winds down power lines and trees, and are blamed for at least two deaths. A truth commission in Cornwall attempts to lift the "sordid cloud" left by a pedophile ring. And, Bill McKibben introduces us to two Adirondack skiiers representing the USA in Turin in Saturday's biathalon.  Go to full article

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