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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: 10/11/06

More North Country churches are experimenting with faith healing; Brian Mann visits an Episcopal church in Saranac Lake. And a heard up north that asks us to "hear" differently.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/10/06

The government is spending more on alternative energy - but how are those investments shaping energy policy? Then we look at a privately funded ethanol plant planned for Massena that could radically change biofuel production: a gasification explainer.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/09/2006

State Senate candidate Tim Merrick campaigns to give local towns more say over park development. A usually sleepy midterm election season is anything but...Brian Mann breaks down the local races. And a new restaurant near Fort Drum serves body and spirit with soul food and Hispanic fare...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/06/06

Environmentalists sue Lewis County over an ATV plan. McHugh weighs in on Foleygate, but won't say whether Speaker Dennis Hastert should resign. Elliot Spitzer says he'll legalize gay marriage if elected. We talk with the organizer of the Future of Music Policy Summit this weekend in Montreal. And we visit an extremely energy friendly bathroom.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/05/06

Today: writing the adirondacks. We talk with Ed Kanzs, a naturalist and author of a new book on the Adirondacks. And we preview a new book about the Oswegatchie River. And a few ways that the Oswegatchie did NOT get its name...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/04/06

The village of Saranac Lake suspends its police chief and two officers over their handling of a car crash last fall. Bob Johnson rallies for votes in the Canton farmer's market. And bar hopping for charity on motorcycles...we ride along on the 4th Annual Bear Taylor Poker Run in Forestport.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/03/2006

An environmental group releases a voting report for Albany, and they say it's Senate Republicans with the worst records. Scientists predict another mild winter - to their surprise - but low-income advocates are still worried. And we meet a young painter sharing her demons on coffee shop walls...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/2/06

Wind farm opponents sue to halt a wind farm project in Clinton County. Local protests in Glens Falls against the First Church of Satan at a Pagan pride festival. We remember "drowned villages" in the North Country, towns erased by rising water levels behind dams. The St. Lawrence power dam flooded 10 villages on "Inundation Day" in 1958.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 9/29/06

St Lawrence County leaders tell a state commission: keep our cheap power. And Democrat Tim Merrick goes on the offensive against State Senator Betty Little. And a journalist researching his geneology in Oneida County discovers one of the most "damned conspiracies" in the history of New York State. Michael Doyle's book about the event is "Forestport Breaks."  Go to full article

All Before Five: 9/28/06

Senator Clinton says Canada puts unfair trade barriers to New York farmers. And in the wake of a New York Times report that found widespread abuse and incompetence in North Country village courts, we talk with the official in charge of changing things. And soldiers learn to recognize I.E.D.s, or roadside bombs.  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.