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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: 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

All Before Five: 3/29/06

A stalemate between Alcoa and the NYPA threatens Massena's industrial base. An Ogdensburg councilman proposes a law that might effectively keep sex offenders from living in the city. A company sued in the Ethan Allen disaster is now suing the coast guard. And legislative leaders reach a tentative agreement on the budget. Plus the hidden advantages - and confusion - that results when your town is named after a person's first name...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/28/06

Alcoa workers picket a proposed new contract. A major land acquisition along lows lake shoreline settles a family legacy. And in a rare twist, a pro-environment group sells a large parcel of remote Adirondack land back to the private sector. Plus, what's lost when a mom-and-pop grocery folds to the new Wal Mart?  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/27/06

Veterans from past wars protest the conflict in Iraq. Plus, a coalition of Republican lawmakers and local activists say they plan to bring a railroad back into the Adirondacks. A man police call a 'serious predator' takes up residence in a Glens Falls hotel. And a public skater kisses another skating season goodbye.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/24/06

Lawmakers plan to work over the weekend to finish the budget in time. Warren County law enforcement alerted to a "serious predator" just released from prison. APA officials want more information about a new Tupper Lake resort. And what's the role of veterans in the anti-war movement? Veterans for Peace plans an anti-war vigil and march this Saturday.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/23/06

Eliot Spitzer's comparison of the upstate economy to "Appalachia" continues to draw criticism...and support. The APA launches a two day seminar on affordable housing. And a 10 million dollar grant could jumpstart high tech alternative energy in St Lawrence. And Sports Bob talks about the NCAA Women's Hockey Championships, the "Frozen Four."  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/22/06

A Democratic landslide in the Saranac Lake Village election was about more than Wal Mart. We talk with Senator Ray Meier about his hopes to succeed retiring Congressman Sherwood Boehlert. And as republicans try to smear Eliot Spitzer with his comparison of upstate NY to "Apalachia," we look at some surprising comparisons between the two places. Plus, Spring Break in a homeless shelter...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/21/06

Pataki announces land acquisitions in Long Lake and Colton. Beekmantown residents demand more information about a proposed wind farm. And we hear from some Iraqi civilians working alongside the 10th mountain division. And Barb Heller joins us live to talk about how to read a weather forecast.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/20/06

Activists converge in Elizabethtown, hoping to start a grassroots campaign to impeach President Bush. We'll hear from the two day conference, and from a legal scholar who makes the case for impeachment. Plus, on the first day of Spring, we visit the tanning parlor...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 3/17/06

Congressman Sherwood Boehlert announces he will not run for re-election. Gregory Warner speaks with Brian Mann about the moderate Republican's legacy and what it means for both parties. And New York passes tough new restrictions on lobbyist's gifts. And it's Spring- high school musical season...  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.