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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: 1/18/07

Clinton and McHugh tear apart President Bush's war plans... Politics not as usual in Albany... And killer shrimp invade the St. Lawrence and Great Lakes.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/17/07

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on Iraq and Afghanistan... A dramatic rescue in the North Country... Governor Spitzer calls for changing the way New York drafts its budget... And the Thousand Islands tourism industry hopes for better times - and more visitors from Pennsylvania.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/16/07

More updates on the recent blast of wintry weather... Feuding between hunters and snowmobilers over trail access... News from Albany... And the North Country gets the star treatment.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/15/07

Winter comes roaring in to the North Country... Power outtages, accidents across the region, Red Cross opening shelters... Also a look at the weather's effect on plants... Saranac Lake nears agreement over fire contracts.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/12/07

Protests over the President's plan to send more troops to Iraq... The call for an end to political corruption in Albany produces a new collaboration... And debate rages over a potential move for the North Country Community College campus.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/11/07

Vocal debate over plans to build the 760-unit Adirondack Club & Resort in Tupper Lake... Property taxes in Albany's crosshairs... and a rural mail carrier talks about North Country winters in Heard Up North  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/10/07

Saranac Lake's chief of police is fired over 'misconduct'... North Country weather: is it global warming? El Nino? or something else?... The St. Regis Mohawk tribe is eyeing a possible casino site an hour and a half from New York City... And plans are being presented today for the Adirondack Club and Resort, one of the largest developments in the Park's history.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/9/07

Remarkable for its near absence this year, snowfall today in the North Country is big news... Bipartisanship in Albany... and Dharma Bums are on the road from Potsdam to Denver, Colorado.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/8/07

New York State lawmakers look at public education funding... Governor Eliot Spitzer calls for lowering the cost of phone calls made by the state's prison inmates... States seek more scrutiny of ocean-going vessels' ballast water - it's blamed for importing invasive species throughout the St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes... And Heard Up North: Bombing down a bobsled run.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/5/07

More unseasonably warm temperatures in the North Country... Winter tourism takes a beating... NASCAR drivers rev up their bobsleds... And Governor Eliot Spitzer's political honeymoon ends as the gloves start to come off in Albany.  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.