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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.

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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: 2/13/06

The Olympics are underway: one local athlete crashes on her way downhill, and the top US sledder is disqualified for drug use. Meanwhile, a discontinued car part could mean the loss of 170 jobs in Massena.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/10/06

Yet another North Country wind power projects - this one on Wolfe Island. Republican Senator Joe Bruno on the outs with his own party. And an Olympic preview, of the bobsled - David Sommerstein and his wife Lisa take a fast ride down the bobsled track in Lake Placid.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/9/06

It's official: Walmart announces it will build a new supercenter in Saranac Lake. Lawmakers are sharply divided over what to do with sexual offenders after they leave prison. And we get our weekly local sports round-up from "Sports Bob" college hockey.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/07/06

With domestic surveillance and closed door meetings in the news, one state expert coaches local citizens on how to find out information from their government. Governor Pataki's budget cuts hospital funding and puts a fee on dairy farms. And the Bush administration budget is released: hard on health care but good for Fort Drum. Plus: how one landscape photographer connects with the elements.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/06/06

Families of victims of the Lake George tourboat disaster are upset at the Sheriff's report. Skeleton Coach Tim Nardiello is fired. Plans for affordable housing in Lake Placid; and North Country farmers consider a merger with New England's Agri-Mark.  Go to full article

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

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