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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 with host Nora Flaherty (Program ended 8/3/12)
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 Recent All Before Five programs

All Before Five: 4/12/06

Concerns over a proposed plan to ban sex offenders from most of Ogdensburg. Governor Pataki responds to the budget - with disappointment, and billions of dollars in vetos. Plus, we hear old passover recordings -remixed- in the "hip hop haggaddah".  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/11/06

Canton Potsdam Hospital pulls out of a land deal with St Mary's church over an abortion clause. And when kids with disabilities need special education, who pays for those services? Plus - we take the pulse in Brasher Falls - how residents really would feel about a race track in the community.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/10/06

The APA rules that two of its employees did not violate state ethics laws. Then we meet Alex Smith, an autistic teenager who's found creative ways to deal with the daily chaos of high school. And - find out how to get your taxes done for free - and help college students in the process.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/07/06

Plattsburg city council passes a resolution calling for investigation of the Bush administration's motives for war in Iraq. After a meeting with Homeland Security officials, two republican legislators are still opposed to a permanent checkpoint on the Northway. And our Year on the Farm series continues with fence building and spring tilling... and how much rain is good rain? We talk with Pete Barney of the Cornell Cooperative Extension.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/6/06

Thousand of Canadian farmers took to the streets with their tractors in Ottawa yesterday. They want subsidies to make their farms sustainable. Sports Bob explains how local athletes train through the North Country's wet, cold springs. And baseball changes a life - Mickey Mantle and his perfect swing as role model.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/05/06

A Tupper Lake man is found drowned in Middle Saranac Lake. Ogdensburg gets ready to build a special asylum for sexually violent predators. A bald eagle is found shot in Rossie. And we talk to one north country woman who's building houses in a town devastated by hurricane Katrina.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/04/06

ATVers say they want trails promised when registration fees went up - or they'll stop paying. An APA staffer si under an ethics investigation. The economic impact of Fort Drum is up 25%. We chat with the new sled federation director Terry Kent.'s wet, it's white, and it turns all to mud... a meditation on spring snowfall.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/03/06

Albany lawmakers succeed in passing an on-time budget-with big increases for North Country schools. And as the nation debates immigration reform - what does it mean for dairy farmers? Plus...more India than India - one immigrant explains why it's here that feels like home.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/31/06

Tough questions asked after a windstorm knocked off power to homes and businesses for three days last month...National Grid admits it needs to make improvements. Plus, competitive scrabble returns to the north country, though it's not quite the scrabble game you might recognize...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/30/06

Dry and windy weather has parched the North Country...and sparked grass fires around the region. Eliot Spitzer blasts George Bush on the environment in his first campaign speech in the gubernatorial race. A WWII veteran breaks his silence about a secret, never-used weapon called "The Gizmo". And a 17 year old in Carthage is either one of the best bowlers in the world - or a cheater who some want to ban from the circuit.  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.