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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: 8/14/06

Walmart pulls out of Saranac Lake but critics aren't letting down their guard yet. St Lawrence County launches a major new public education campaign about sex offenders. And another installment of Year on the's all about the hay.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/10/06

How power dam operators are helping eels breed. Unions sense Congressman John Sweeney is vulnerable, and line up behind his opponent Kirsten Gillibrand. And it's tent revival season...we go to a faith healing.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/09/06

Local politics watch: Democrats are mounting a challenge to Republican domination of the St Lawrence County legislature. And a 93 year summer resident of a remote Racquette Island describes the good old days.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/08/06

A 76-year old motorcycler dies in a charity ride. A profile of Congressman John Sweeney's tough re-election campaign. And a paddle down a hidden gem in the Indian Lakes.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/07/06

Governor Pataki is pushing corn-to-ethanol alternative energy, but some Syracuse scientists say that other products like shrubs or grasses would give farmers more options. And a large peace protest in Montreal draws out Montreal's large Lebanese community. Plus, the 'elegant' and perplexing violence of rugby... Brian Mann takes us to the Can-Am tournament.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/04/06

Eliot Spitzer campaigns in the Adirondacks, promising to maintain a balance between economic reform and environmental policy in the Park. Why the USDA organic label doesn't always mean organic. And if at first you don't succeed...the story of how one determined fisherman acquired an island in the St Lawrence River from the Pullman Railcar family.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/03/06

DEC reaches a court settlement with Marks Dairy Farm in Lowville, where a large manure spill last year caused the death of 375,000 fish. And a major expansion at Gore Mountain is on hold for further environmental review. And a 94-year-old boat engine will churn water once more...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/02/06

Another scorching day across the state, and not just for people...the Saratoga race course closes for the day and we talk with dairy farmers about keeping cows cool. Also, congressional candidate Kirsen Gillibrand takes her message to the North Country. And Border Patrol steps up recruitment in a big way.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 8/01/06

Violent thunderstorms and lightening rack the Adirondacks. Hillary Clinton's fiery speech on rural economic issues could show a Democratic strategy for red states in 2008. And with heat indices well over 100 degrees, we'll see how some are keeping cool.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/31/06

Hillary Clinton tackles the rural economy. And Amish farmers find a unique cooperative solution to their milk woes - the Heritage Cheese Plant will reopen tomorrow. Plus, a debate over races through the backcountry. And a ride through a haunted house.  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.