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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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All Before Five with host Nora Flaherty (Program ended 8/3/12)
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 Recent All Before Five programs

All Before Five: 8/28/07

A North Country woman is indicted for the alleged murder of a 23-month-old boy... Also, farm subsidies: Politicians treat them like gifts to their home districts, but an environmental policy analyst says it's time to eliminate them altogether... And we go to the auction of some very rare - and very expensive - Adirondack treasures.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/27/07

Former New York Governor George Pataki declined to endorse a Presidential candidate... Senator Hilary Clinton calls the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales "long overdue"... North Country Congresswoman Kirstin Gillibrand visited Lake Placid over the weekend to talk about improving the region's economy... The earth will eclipse the moon tomorrow morning... And mulling over the age-old question, "cloth or disposable diapers?"  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/24/07

State lawmakers rally for cell phone towers on the Northway... A rally in Toronto meant to show support for Canadian troops in Afghanistan... The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant has some issues: A cooling tower recently collapsed and workers may strike this weekend... And we paddle through a birder's paradise, part of which is only open for two weeks a year.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/23/07

The head of the Adirondack Park Agency announces he'll step down... Fort Drum's First Brigade Combat Team begins its second deployment to Iraq tomorrow... Low water levels are causing concern in towns rimming the Great Lakes... Fox Island - in the Thousand Islands - goes on the auction block tomorrow... And the rough-and-tumble history of an upstate town is uncovered by a man looking for his own family's history.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/22/07

Strange politics: A high-level staffer of the state's top Republican is accused of involvement in a profanity-laced, threatening phone message left on the voice mail of Governor Spitzer's father... War chests of long-retired and deceased politicians are still affecting campaigns... Shipping is down on the St. Lawrence Seaway... Officials get legal precedent for tougher ballast-water regulations on sea-going vessels... And a house boat on Lake Flower is causing a stir over the Adirondack Park Agency's enforcement of building codes.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/21/07

Governor Spitzer's vacation plan may bring him to the Adirondacks... Potsdam villagers voice their opposition to Wal Mart's request that the village extend sewage lines to the retailer's Supercenter, now under construction... An endangered species of bat has complicated construction of much-needed housing on Fort Drum. We tag along with biologists studying the bat in hopes of drafting a management plan that will accommodate the bats and soldiers.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/20/07

After seven years in moth balls, the Newton Falls Fine Paper mill readies to resume operations... Last year's discovery of an endangered species on Fort Drum has delayed some construction of housing on the base and nearby. We'll hear how the military confronts this and other environmental issues... And New York State's nurses are preparing for a political fight over mandatory over time.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/17/07

Governor Spitzer announces New York State will take extra steps to get recalled toys off store shelves... A body found floating in Lake Champlain is identified... The Department of Environmental Conservation offers a reward for birch bark thieves... Potsdam prepares to debate assisting a Wal Mart Supercenter located outside the village... Strong storms and cooler weather: Do they portend an early end of summer?... New rules for politicians' use of state aircraft... And, on Heard Up North, we meet Sam the Bugler - tooting daily at Saratoga.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/16/07

A deadly fire in Ticonderoga leaves a young boy dead and several people injured... Potsdam mulls a deal with a Wal Mart Supercenter that would require the village to change its laws - all for the big box store's sewage lines... And an artist's take on disguising cell phone towers.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/15/07

A State Trooper is exonerated in the shooting death of a Potsdam man... North Country lawmaker Joe Griffo wants to require every boater in New York State to complete safety courses... Karen DeWitt reports on small business owners who say they're unhappy with Governor Spitzer's upstate economic development programs... Brian Mann looks at the impact of conservation easements on the North Country... And Senator Patrick Leahy is called the 18th most powerful person in Washington... it was a tie.  Go to full article

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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.