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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: 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

All Before Five: 1/20/06

Democrat Eliot Spitzer far ahead in the polls. Border patrol checkpoints inside America - necesary defense or a wasteful invasion of privacy? And one man gets ready to face his hero...on the ice...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/19/06

Wet and warm weather slows logging operations. Students aren't happy about Governor Pataki's new budget. And Clarkson's oldest alumni passes away.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/18/05

Plans for a new border crossing card raise as many questions as answers. "Frankenpine" returns. 200,000 New Yorkers find out their identity may have been accidentally disseminated. ORDA gets a new head. And a windy trip to Big Moose Lake.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/17/06

Governor Pataki plans big spending on the environment. St Lawrence and Franklin County towns clear way for municipal power system. One woman shares her story navigating the prescription drug plan. Plus a ski down the jackrabbit trail.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/16/06

Federal snafus mean some Medicaid patients aren't getting their medications. The women's skeleton team suffers defeat. And an ice sculptor is grateful for this weekend's sub-freezing temperatures.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/13/06

Inside the investigation leading to the arrest of a double murder suspect in Plattsburgh. A state panel says some North Country counties have too many nursing home beds. We meet some new farmers - some of the out-of-towners and retirees buying up land in the North Country. And feels like Spring out, but there's still ice fishing to be had...a trip to the Edwardsville Grocery next to Black Pond.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/12/06

Governor Pataki and NY lawmakers get a C- for reform from good government groups. And Nascar racers go bobsledding in a fundraiser for the U.S. Olympic Team.  Go to full article

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