Nora Flaherty

All 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.

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Planned Parenthood

A few days after Planned Parenthood announced it would pull out of the federal Title X program ⁠— rather than comply with new Trump administration rules that would have prohibited it, in most cases, from providing abortion referrals or services ⁠— its Northern New England affiliate is working to let people know it is still providing all the same services it did before.

University of Maine

The University of Maine and The Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences will use a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation to learn more about Maine's aquatic ecosystems.

David Coffin

The first tornado of Maine's very limited tornado season hit Washington County on Monday, knocking down more than 100 trees.

Maine state Rep. Patrick Corey, a Republican from Windham, has filed legislation that would exempt "people's veto'' votes from presidential primary elections.

State Police say two men found dead inside a pickup truck in the northern Maine community of Castle Hill were the victims of a double homicide.

The organizers of three "People's Veto" initiatives say their efforts have been complicated — and potentially harmed — because of incorrect information given by the Secretary Of State's office.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press file

Climate change is triggering more and more surprise variations in temperatures in the world’s oceans, including off Maine, and those spikes are changing ecosystems in ways that looking at the past wouldn’t predict.

Eight people face federal charges after they were arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents near Mars Hill last week. Seven have been charged with illegal entry into the U.S., and the eighth with bringing in and harboring certain aliens, a felony under federal law.

Julie Pike / Maine Public

State and Auburn police are still investigating the fatal shooting of a Turner man at a Walmart parking lot in Auburn Saturday night.  The victim has been identified as Jean Fournier, 41.

Lewiston Police say they have determined that the death of officer Nicholas Meserve in February was caused by an accidental overdose of Fentanyl. Police also say Meserve had taken drug evidence from a crime scene less than one month before he died.

In Oct. 2015, a forest surveyor working in federal land in western Maine made a disturbing discovery. The surveyor stumbled across what turned out to be the campsite and the skeletal remains of Geraldine Largay. Largay, who was 66, had gone missing two years before, and her body was found surprisingly close to the trail. 

Troy R. Bennett / BDN

Mainers will experience some exceptionally hot and uncomfortable weather this weekend, especially in the south and southwestern parts of the state.

Evan Vucci / Associated Press file

President Donald Trump continued his attack on four freshmen, minority congresswomen on Monday, calling them anti-American Communists who hate Jews, and rejecting critics who called him out for being deliberately divisive and racist.


On Monday, Maine Gov. Janet Mills' administration will hold its first summit on addressing the opioid crisis. It will bring together health providers, advocates, police and other first responders as well as people whose lives have been touched by opioid addiction.