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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: 11/30/05

Greyhound cancels its service to the North Country. Akwesasne Mohawks sue GM and Alcoa over toxic chemicals dumped in the St Lawrence decades ago. And a post-bomb audio diary from Iraq.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/29/05 Chinese Pagodas

Saranac Lake debates Wal Mart. NY's Open Space plan may not protect sensitive areas in the Park. And we meet the workers who build the facades on the Chinese buffets popping up around the North Country.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/28/05 Home Remedies

Expansion plans on hold for St Lawrence Seaway. A seaway pilot explains why the long nights of December are dangerous for navigation. And for flu season: we hear your homegrown remedies...and the great orange juice debate...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/25/05

A strike averted at Carthage hospital. Root, root, for the Rutabagas: the weird sport of rutabaga curling. And on the first day of ski season, a callout to the slopes.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/24/05

What do you do when the dog eats the turkey, and the guests are coming up the drive? And other thanksgiving nightmares...host Gregory Warner calls out to his Aunt Maxine. Plus Hall of Fame fiddler Vincent Boyea, and a 28lb Amish turkey.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/23/05

A St Law County sex offender who was to be released sent back to prison. Change A Light Bulb Day, and other local energy initiatives. A brief history of canals and shipping. A ferryboat captain on Lake Champlain.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/22/05

The housing crunch grows around Fort Drum. Also, how to host a radio show and read an obituary, and other advice from a commercial radio icon...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/21/05

Soup kitchen donations are down. Novelist and Paramedic Joe Connelly back from helping earthquake victims in Pakistan. And a nursing home resident in Tupper Lake gets to stay put.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/18/05

North Country Congressman cross the aisle to oppose budget cuts, Assemblymen Chris Ortloff talks about the Democratic Party threat to the GOP's dominance in upstate politics, NY Senate leader Joe Bruno calls for an Iraq withdrawal plan, and we hear from troops returning to Fort Drum from Iraq.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/17/05

Town officials respond to a lawsuit against Walmart in Potsdam. A conversation with the master of the social message soap opera. And a great camp caretaker.  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.