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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: 7/17/07

Vermont assesses flood damage... Illinois Senator and Presidential candidate Barack Obama has raised more campaign cash than all other candidates combined in Vermont... We hear from an election expert on how rural voters could decide who wins the White House next year... Some ursine summer visitors in Saranac Lake are causing a nuisance and could endanger people in the Adirondacks... And on Heard Up North, a taffy stand that's been in the same place for more than 100 years.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/16/07

A missing swimmer in Lake Ontario... Joe Martens wins approval of his nomination to head of the Olympic Regional Development Authority... The former president of SUNY Potsdam is fired over allegations he covered up a student's rape and murder... And a conversation with North Country Congresswoman Kirstin Gillibrand on Iraq.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/13/07

North Congresswoman Kirstin Gillibrand voted to bring U.S. troops home from Iraq. We hear her reasons why... We look at the maneuverings of Governor Spitzer and state Senate majority leader Joe Bruno, and how they're playing in Albany and across New York... And Saranac Lake homeowners take their town to court over increased property taxes.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/12/07

After severe weather tore through the area, some New Yorkers question whether National grid mishandled power outages... Sandy Treadwell's campaign to unseat Democrat Kirstin Gillibrand is picking up momentum and cash... Governor Spitzer touts reform of Workers Comp... And the Coast Guard wants YOU to keep an eye on everybody else on the St Lawrence River.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/11/07

Talks have resumed between New York State and Alcoa over the future of two aluminum plants in Massena - and the more than 1,000 people who work there... Governor Spitzer strikes a conciliatory tone after tensions and accusations flew around Albany... And $35,000 for catching carp.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/10/07

Governor Spitzer says its time to tone down the partisan rhetoric flying around Albany... We hop on a Coast Guard Auxiliary boat patrolling the St Lawrence... And Springfield, Vermont wins the nationwide contest to host the premier of the Simpsons movie.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/9/07

Governor Spitzer says it's time to get back to work and stop the partisan bickering plaguing Albany... Spitzer may keep former Governor Pataki's nominee as head of the Adirondack Park Agency... Weighing the pros and cons of Wal-Mart in the North Country... The U.S. handily beats a top team in a world soccer tournament in Canada... And the oldest county fair in the nation gets under way tomorrow on the outskirts of Watertown.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/6/07

The issue behind the blamestorming in Albany: Politicians' use of tax-payer funded aircraft to attend party fundraisers... A talk with the environmentalist nominated to head the Olympic Regional Development Authority in Lake Placid... And - on Heard Up North - we visit a busy bait shop in Ontario.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/5/07

The state's top Republican - Senate majority leader Joe Bruno - says he's been spied on by state police. And he accuses Governer Eliot Spitzer - the state's top Democrat - of giving the police their orders... Who knew about environmentalist Joe Martens nomination to head the Olympic Regional Development Authority? And why did they say they didn't know about it?... And the U.S. Ambassador's July 4th soiree in Ottawa.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/4/07

Extended cell-phone service in the Adirondacks... A goose roundup... Historic artifacts from George Washington and the Revolutionary War are on display in Governor Spitzer's ceremonial offices... And, on Heard Up North, steamboats toot their away along Ottawa's Rideau Canal.  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.