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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: 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

All Before Five resumes Thursday

All Before Five has been pre-empted by special coverage of the Alito confirmation hearings. All Before Five will resume Thursday 1/12/06.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/09/06

A nude photograph of female luge atheletes embroils a second US Olympic team in controversy. Some blame a lack of unity among St Lawrence County leaders for a less profitable deal from the New York Power Authority. Plus - an earthquake rattles the North Country. And retiring from the army - with yaks...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/06/06

Investigators blame wiring problems for the fire that consumed Lake Placid Lodge last month. College students ask Governor Pataki to make good on State of the State pledges. And a look back at the Adirondack's mining industry.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/5/06

In Canada, the Conservative Tories take the lead. One Canadian newspaper apologizes for what he calls "America bashing" by campaigners. The US Sled team heads to Germany without their coach. And the Boogyman comes to of the biggest pro Wrestling shows hits the North Country, thanks to some enterprising high school students.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/04/06

Governor Pataki's final State of the State address. Domtar paper mill closes, but hope for the region's logging industry. A line-up of local Olympic contenders. And the warm comforts of a big woodpile.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/03/06

State police are calling out for tips on a double homicide in Plattsburgh. Sexual harrassment allegations rock the US Olympic Sled team. A federal study finds New York adults below the national average for literacy - one literacy expert blames the 'quick-fix' approach. And a monument that even cows can look up to...the Lowville mega-cow.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/02/06

Walmart has bought land in Potsdam. Police investigate a double-murder in Plattsburgh. The number of children injured riding ATVs continues to rise - why that safety message isn't getting through, and what one mother is trying to do about it.  Go to full article

All Before Five 12/30/05

Rethinking the NYPA land deal on the St. Lawrence, back from Iraq, one year later, with Col. Eric Olsen, Gregory Warner's first canoe trip, and a certain lack of resolution, New Year style.  Go to full article

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