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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: 6/06/06

Walmart suffers a major setback to its plans for a supercenter in Saranac Lake. Republican Bill Weld drops out of the race for governor. Brian Mann checks in from Toronto where 17 suspected terrorists are under arrest - he says that Canada's official response has been very different than America's typical response. And, some amateur archeologists in Fort Edward may have discovered a burial ground from the French and Indian War.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/05/06

A defense of conservative candidate for governor John Faso, as party leaders abandon their support for his moderate rival. Arsonists destroy a church in Pottersville. Then we take a unique north country hike - with Midwestern prairie features - in the Chamont Barrens. And a journey from Russia to the Adirondacks inspires an award-winning biography, "Grisha."  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/02/06

Cartoonist Mark Wilson draws parallels between Republican and Democratic conventions. Congressman Sweeney tells the Homeland Security Chief to resign over reduced terrorism funding to New York State. And Gregory Warner flies a plane, and the North Country gets a lot smaller...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 6/01/06

Conservative John Faso upsets Bill Weld as the Republican choice for governor, but delegates are split. Late night negotiations avert a strike at Alcoa with a tentative agreement. Congressman McHugh proposes legislation to delay a passport proposition at the border. And a mini-Olympic village comes to Canton next weekend - Sports Bob joins us to talk about the Track and Field State Meet.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/31/06

Workers and management prep for a possible strike at Alcoa. Deadline for negotiations is midnight tonight. More reports from the enthusiastic Democratic convention in Buffalo. The art of political cartooning. And a helicopter rescue in the Five Ponds.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/30/06

Eliot Spitzer is nominated as governor; we'll hear a report from the convention in Buffalo, and talk with one delegate about why this could be a watershed year for Democrats. Then, we cast a line and take a ride with some fishing guides on the St Lawrence River. And our look at North Country dialects continues... Yupper!  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/29/06

A Paul Smith's graduate hits the professional logging circuit. Lucy Martin sends an audio postcard from a marathon in Ottawa. And we head to the VFW for some post-parade original music by Barb Heller and Dale Hobson - a twist on the usual memorial day theme.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/26/06

The New York Farm Bureau is cautioning farmers to watch out for roadblocks and farm raids as federal agents step up their search for illegal workers. The SUNY system gets 380 new full-time faculty. And North Country high school students practice slam poetry.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/25/06

A man and his corn field...our series "A Year on the Farm" continues. Plus - Wal Mart takes its case straight to Saranac Lake residents, with a glossy mailing. Advocates for the poor and environment are urging Governor Pataki for closure on the budget. And two Fort Drum families win a million dollars each in the lottery.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 5/24/06

Officials in Clinton County have drained Miner Lake. Heavy rainfall opened a six foot hole in a dam there. Also today, we visit a dairy princess pageant, where farm girls battle to become the face of the dairy industry. And then we head to the last farm in the village of Canton.  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.