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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: 12/14/05

Democrats criticize budget cuts to child care, Medicaid and student loans. The challenge of upgrading New York's voting machines. Local leaders cry foul after a Power Authority deal. And on the eve of elections, an audio diary from Iraq...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 12/13/05

First reponders learn to identify meth labs. President Bush's task force on the Great Lakes releases its report, but funding is in doubt. And the secret of 'bionic tonic' - our home remedy series continues.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 12/12/05

Congressman McHugh slams a Power Authority deal with Western New York. The APA starts legal action against a planned Lake Placid mansion. Republicans choose a candidate for governor. How the lack of racial diversity in schools may leave kids unprepared for American life. And an audio diary from Kathy and Michaela Hannon in Saranac Lake.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 12/09/05

Tupper Lake residents urge caution on zoning changes for a major resort development. A survey of Thousand Islands business owners show concerns over border security and gas prices. And Santa...for pets.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/08/05

Kinney Drugs accuses a developer of giving away its financial secrets to Walgreens. Soldiers train to meet the media. Kindergarten in NY may start younger and go longer. And the Potsdam Synagogue's latke recipe...revealed!  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/07/05

DEC releases reports on bridge collapses in the Champion lands this fall. North Country Railroads gets $13 million in state funds for upgrades. And just what it takes to run a train these days, including the problem of modern-day hobos...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 12/06/05

Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at Fort Drum. We hear reactions in and outside the base. And what it took to get those smartly uniformed troops as the Vice President's backdrop. Also, cuts in library funds. And the fight over Oak Mountain Road.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 12/05/05

Governor Pataki announces money for Fort Drum housing. A popular ski hill may not open this season. We'll look at how air pollution becomes water pollution in the Great Lakes. And... a rabbit hunting expert.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 12/02/05

Potential replacements for the departing Greyhound. From Big Moose to the Met - our series on the Gillette murder concludes. And we check in with one Potsdam baker in her kitchen.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 12/01/05

Domtar Paper plant in Cornwall is shutting its doors. New York Judges want a pay raise. And our series begins on the 100-year-old murder at Big Moose Lake that inspired films, novels and opera. The last letter from the victim.  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.