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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: 8/1/07

Another state-wide poll finds Governor Spitzer isn't taking too hard a hit from a recent scandal involving two of his aides... A quiet paddle across the remote Northwest Bay of Lake George... And wind farms: They're not just for rural ridge lines anymore.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/30/07

More calls for investigations over Albany's latest scandal... The Farm Bill was passed in the U.S. House... IBM announces hundreds of layoffs in New York State and Vermont... And a walk through the Lake George Land Conservancy.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/27/07

Suspicious fires in Ticonderoga have investigators worried about arson... A House subcommittee in Washington approved $2 million dollars for a military project at Clarkson University... We'll hear how some environmentalists are trying to reduce pollution from agriculture through peer pressure... And a choir comes all the way from Baltimore to sing in Blue Mountain Lake.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/26/07

Governor Spitzer tries to steer talk away from what's come to be called "Trooper Gate"... Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy issues a subpoena for White House political operative a subpoena... And we hear about a friendly milking competiton between town supervisors at the Essex County Fair.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/25/07

State Senator Joe Bruno accuses Governor Spitzer's Administration of "political espionage"... Hackett's department store - one of the oldest retailers in the nation - is acquired by another North Country retailer... A Queensbury group hopes to build a major aquarium in the Southern Adirondacks... And on Heard Up North: An Ottawa farmer adds "sawyer" to his already long list of job titles.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/24/07

We hear from Albany on the repercussions of the state Attorney General's finding that two staffers in the Governor's office were mounting a smear campaign at a political opponent... We hear Betty Little's reaction. The Republican state Senator in the Adirondacks says the scandal in Spitzer's office could derail major agreements reached last week in Albany... A health scare for Lieutenant Governor David Paterson... And on Heard Up North: The Italian American Club in Massena - another site on the Register of Very Special Places.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/23/07

An investigation by the New York State Attorney General finds unethical, partisan actions by high-level staffers in the Governor's office... An explosion causes an evacuation after runaway rail cars collide with a railroad service car near Watertown... Former Congressman John Sweeney's wife accuses him of verbal and physical abuse... Federal subsidies could make or break family farms that produce milk.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/20/07

A Fort Drum soldier is killed in Iraq... Senator Hilary Clinton confronts a Pentagon official who said her questions about U.S. troops withdrawing from Iraq reinforced enemy propaganda... An update on the Steelworkers strike at Climax Manufacturing in Lowville... Dog and cat overpopulation strains shelters and stresses police... And on Heard Up North: Thunder and lightning.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/19/07

Governor Eliot Spitzer and legislative leaders announce breakthroughs on some big issues in Albany: Campaign finance reform, congestion pricing, capitol improvements, and even pay raises for lawmakers and judges... Brian reports on the increase across the country of dogfighting... And tax rebates for New york State property owners.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/18/07

Hilary Clinton says it's time to think of the troops and bring them home from Iraq. We'll hear from the Senator's comments made last night during all-night debate in Washington... New York State's economic development programs are "broken and unfixable" according to a new study commissioned by Governor Eliot Spitzer... Despite this, state officials unveil a development grant for the Adirondacks... And we hear about a community owned department store proposed for Saranac Lake.  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.