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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: 1/03/06

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

All Before Five: 12/29/05

Growing oppositiong to zoning changes in Tupper Lake. And a new scenic railroad around Gore Mountain. Plus an audio postcard about farm life with muscular dystrophy. And an end of year visit to father time.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 12/28/05

The State Comptroller says a controversial Northern Oneida landfill would save millions for the state. Seasonal residents in Tupper Lake take a stand against a planned resort. And Naj Wikoff of Keene Valley explores Siberia. (Note - the 'warm with woodpile' story previewed was cut for time - listen for it on tomorrow's show)  Go to full article

All Before Five: 12/27/05

10 illegal aliens arrested on route to a Lowville farm. A NYC teen examines invasive species - including himself - in the Adirondacks. And what happens to all those lost dogs you hear about on the radio? One dog's story.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 12/26/05

Podcast...Explained! We go step by step through the process of subscribing to the All Before Five podcast. Plus, we talk with Canton's mayor about a proposed new ordinance against underage smokers. And boxing day...what is it? Do even the Canadians know?  Go to full article

All Before Five: 12/23/05

Tupper Lake's planning board urges a slow approach to new zoning changes for a major resort project. There are an increasing number of migrant workers on North Country dairy farms. Eight local farmers went down to Mexico to learn more about their laborers' culture - and meet their families. Plus, the future of migrant labor in the North Country.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 12/22/05

The DOT says they'll replant some of the up to 4,000 trees they chopped down in the Adirondacks. It's not easy getting people to share - especially local governments - a conversation with State Senator Betty Little about government efficiency. And a christmas wreath maker takes us inside her studio...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 12/21/05

Jeannine Pirro gives up her senate bid. It's costing more to stay warm this winter - we ride along with an oil delivery man in the Ausable Valley. And the last tree from a tree farm closing its doors.  Go to full article

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