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All Before Five

All Before Five, our afternoon regional news program, gives listeners a complete update on the day's news and weather, followed by the top regional features stories from NCPR News.

Nora FlahertyThe host of All Before Five is Nora Flaherty. Nora came to NCPR in March 2011 from WFUV in New York City, where she worked as a reporter and hosted a weekly interview program. She has become a familiar voice since then as a reporter for The Eight O'Clock Hour.

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 Recent All Before Five programs

All Before Five: 10/4/07

Politicians and citizens slam President Bush for vetoing the renewal of the State Children's Health Insurance Program... Building Northern New York's economy... And wooing the Army for another brigade at Fort Drum.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/3/07

A top state economic development official says low-cost power - generated in Massena - should not be sold outside the area... The U.S. Supreme Court indicates the state's method of nominating candidates to New York's top court does not seem to violate the Constitution... A slow down in the Adirondack housing market... And Canton residents are trying to recruit Governor Spitzer's help in their fight against widening the village's Main Street.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/2/07

Vermont's U.S. Senators say they didn't vote to condemn Iran last week because they feared President Bush would use the condemnation to wage war... New York State voices its disapproval of a federal plan to run power lines through up to 47 of the state's 61 counties - including several in the North Country... State and local officials look at the obstacles to securing our northern border... And home foreclosures are on the rise in the North Country.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/1/07

The U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear a case between New York State and religious conservatives over regulations requiring coverage of contraception in employees health insurance plans... The state's top Ag official voices opposition to a federal crackdown on migrant farmworkers... State Republican lawmakers slam Governor Spitzer's plan to issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants... And we hear the Governor's response to those critics.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 9/28/07

Feds admit they're having problems securing the U.S.-Canada border... State Republicans are fuming over Governor Spitzer's plan to issue drivers' licenses to illegal immigrants with valid foreign passports... State ag officials look to support New York's organic farmers... Moose numbers are up in a big way across the state, but so are the car accidents they cause.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 9/27/07

E-coli contamination of store-bought hamburger patties in New York State prompted a recall... Burn bans are still in effect in St Lawrence and Jefferson Counties... Health concerns over water from Lake Champlain... New York apples could be the sweetest ever... And we hear the memories of a 97-year-old North Country man who fought with the 10th Mountain Division when the unit stormed Nazi strongholds in the Alps.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 9/26/07

Rain came through the North Country - but not enough for farmers and others affected by the recent dry spell... Flight delays on Big Sky Airlines are keeping police in the Massena airport where they have to provide security... The growing strength of the Canadian dollar is bringing shoppers across the border... And on Heard Up North: carving sweet potatoes.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 9/25/07

We talk with people on the picket line outside the General Motors engine plant... Small wild fires are burning in the Adirondacks... Park residents look to maintain their political influence as their numbers start to thin... And Republicans in the state Senate subpoena the acting director of the State Police.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 9/21/07

Albany's District Attorney says Governor Spitzer had no involvement in "Troopergate" and actually tried to keep his staff members from releasing potentially damaging information about his political foe, state Senator Joe Bruno... New York State refuses millions of dollars - and restrictions on teaching students about contraception - from the federal government... The Nature Conservancy puts 15,000 Adirondack acres up for sale... And David Sommerstein goes bass fishing - but not much bass catching.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 9/20/07

The Canadian dollar now equals the U.S. Greenback... It's helped tourism in Northern New York. Now, those relying on tourist dollars say snow will determine how long they'll stay in business... Governor Spitzer is railing against Senate Republicans who announced they'll spend up to $500,000 from taxpayers on investigating him and his administration... The water levels on the Erie Canal are so low, state officials are considering taking more water from reservoirs in the Tug Hill and southern Adirondacks... And tonight the three men vying to be Ontario's premiere will debate the increasingly thorny issue of public funds going to Catholic schools.  Go to full article

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Heard Up North

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Nora Flaherty and other NCPR reporters call out to people in communties all over the region to get a first-person take on what is happening that day in one of the nooks and crannies of the North Country, or to share one of the unique voices that contribute to the choir that is our region.

The program is looking for individuals who can fill the bill in their community--the unofficial mayors of unincorporated villages, the diner counter know-it-alls, the barbershop networkers, the contrarian librarians. If you know someone whose tongue is well-strung, drop Nora a line.