Nora Flaherty

All Things Considered/Maine Things Considered producer/host

Nora is originally from the Boston area but has lived in Chicago, Michigan, New York City and at the northern tip of New York state. Nora began working in public radio at Michigan Radio in Ann Arbor and has been an on-air host, a reporter, a digital editor, a producer, and, when they let her, played records.

She holds a BA in Latin American Studies from the University of Chicago and an MA in Anthropology from the University of Michigan. She’s received Associated Press, Public Radio News Directors, Inc., Association of Women in Radio and Television, and Edward R. Murrow Awards for her work.

Nora lives in Portland with her husband, their daughter and their two dogs.

Ways to Connect

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Maine has one of the nation’s highest rates of prescribing psychotropic drugs to children in the foster care system — and it’s only partially in compliance with its own policies. That’s according to a new investigation from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Public attention to the issue of hazing on college campuses is heightened when something terrible happens, such as the death of fraternity pledge Tim Piazza at Penn State last year. But hazing isn’t always as dramatic, and it’s common.

The Lobster Co.

Two months after new tariffs on sales of live lobsters from the U.S. to China took effect, exports are down nearly 30 percent and Maine lobster dealers are feeling the effects. Some are laying off workers, while others are scrambling to find new markets.

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Cities and towns all over Maine are trying to figure out how to deal with a proliferation of short-term vacation rentals, like Airbnbs.

Maine’s waiver for compliance with the Real ID Act runs out next month, and the state’s not ready, so it has applied for another two-year extension until October of 2020.

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The Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee spent most of the day Monday hearing testimony on five bills submitted by Gov. Paul LePage aimed at improving the state’s child welfare system.

Concord Coach Lines is once again attracting attention after a bus driver kept a 14-year-old Pakistani-American boy from boarding the bus in Rockland because he didn't have identification.

After an emotionally-charged city council meeting, South Portland is set to either repeal a second version of its short-term rental ordinance or send it to voters in November.

Gas prices in Maine were down a little this week, during what GasBuddy analyst Patrick DeHahn says has been an unusually stable summer.

The number of overdose deaths in 2017 increased more in Maine than in almost any other U.S. state, and more than in any other state in New England.

Online absentee ballot are now available for Maine voters for the November election.

Maine State Police are investigating the deaths of two people in Gardiner Thursday.

Maine Public

The Maine Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of Portland landlord Gregory Nisbet, who was convicted of a code violation after a fire at one of his properties killed six people. He was acquitted of six counts of manslaughter from that fire.