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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Maine State Police are investigating a domestic violence homicide, the first murder of the year.

Maine Public File

The Legislature is back in session and has a lot of work to do between now and April 15, when lawmakers are supposed to adjourn. Maine Public's Mal Leary, from Augusta, spoke with Nora Flaherty  to talk about the multitude of issues before lawmakers. 

The international credit card payment processing company EVO has notified the state that it plans to lay off 139 employees at its Portland offices in the Public Market Building. Landlord Steve Whittier says the company is committed to the lease until 2030.

Pat Wellenbach / Associated Press/file

Maine Audubon says its annual loon count shows that the birds’ population in the state appears strong and steady at about 3,200 adults and 372 chicks, but is down slightly from the year before.

Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public

Some parts of southwestern Maine got up to 14 inches of snow Monday night. Snow there should be wrapping up this afternoon, but national weather service meteorologist Todd Foisy in Caribou says snow in northern Maine is just getting started.

Jennifer Rooks / Maine Public

Southern and western Maine are in the middle of a storm that's moving northeast and will leave up to about 6 inches of snow in York County.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press/file

Triple A is predicting one of New England's busiest holiday travel weeks on record, with an increase of about 3 percent over last year in the number of people driving.

The State of Maine has filed suit against the former owners of Castle Builders Inc. for allegedly using deceptive marketing practices that resulted in dozens of people paying for contracting work that they never got.

Nora Flaherty / Maine Public

In the 1980s, Portland’s then city manager made a commitment that the city would “do its part” to make sure no one seeking shelter in Portland would be turned away. But in the decades since then, it has remained controversial.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

The fate of Sharon Carrillo now rests with a Waldo County Superior Court jury.

Richard Vogel / Associated Press

A Kennebunk lab that tests marijuana in Maine and New Hampshire has become the first to apply for state certification to test marijuana for Maine’s legal recreational market.


Maine's Attorney General Aaron Frey is joining his counterparts in 17 other states and the District of Columbia in opposing a new U.S. Department of Labor rule that would change how tipped workers hourly pay is determined.

Michael G. Seamans / Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

The public debate over Central Maine Power’s controversial power line project that would bring electricity from hydrodams in Quebec down to Massachusetts has mostly been focused on economics and on the potential environmental impact on Maine’s western forests.

Patrick Sison / AP File

A new project in Maine will provide housing for chronically homeless people who have opioid use disorder.

Robert F. Bukaty / AP File

The Trump Administration has finalized new rules that state officials say would make more than one-thousand Mainers ineligible for food assistance, starting next April.