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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: 5/11/07

The conclusion of our special coverage on climate change... Researchers look at the effect of increased carbon dioxide levels on crops... Canada admits it will not meet its Kyoto goals... And arctic sea ice is melting more quickly than previously believed.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/10/07

Continuing coverage of climate change and how it could affect the North Country... And a state commission - formed to restructure New York's justice system - visits Franklin and St Lawrence Counties.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/9/07

The Department of Environmental Conservation Region 5 - from the eastern Adirondacks to the Champlain Valley - gets a new director... Albany looks at getting junk food out of public schools... Voices from the memorial at Paul Smiths College for two students who drowned over the weekend... And water in the North Country - it's being eyed with growing thirst by the American southwest and bottling companies.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/8/07

Conditions are ripe for wild fires in the Adirondack North Country... Little motors - for lawnmowers and other garden implements - are getting a green redesign... And cooking on your car's engine as you drive.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/7/07

We hear about the mood on the campus of Paul Smiths College after two students drowned over the weekend... Hank Ford's unexpected departure from Colton's town government raises questions about North Country land management... And new warnings about fish consumption.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/4/07

The Saranac Lake campus of North Country Community College will not move to Lake Placid... We take you to a conference in Lake Placid where attendees discussed how New York State could lower suicide rates... And on Heard Up North: building a canoe to race in.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/3/07

The rhetoric is flying in Albany... State Senator Betty Little says she'll block Governor Spitzer's nomination of Dick Booth to head the Adirondack Park Agency... For his part, the Governor is slamming Senate Republicans over campaign finance reform... The state's second-highest court comes to Canton... And Inuit throat singing on Heard Up North.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/2/07

A talk with Dick Booth - tapped by Governor Spitzer to lead the Adirondack Park Agency... Limiting where sexually violent predators can go - if they're released from civil confinement... And fighting one of the North Country's perennial signs of spring with a bottle of bacteria and the Black Fly Diva.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/1/07

Governor Spitzer announces a major shake up in the Adirondack Park... Lawmakers and judges are squaring off for a fight with the Governor over pay raises... And small-town newspapers are newsworthy - all on their own. It's All Before Five, above the fold.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/30/07

A lawsuit filed today raises new concerns over asbestos in North Country mines... A new study of tourism to the region shows growth, but not much... And Terry Tempest Williams - the writer and activist spoke recently in the Adirondacks about wilderness and our relationship to it.  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.