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.

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The company that owns the paper mill in Rumford has announced it plans to invest $111 million in the next two years.

Eight University of Maine Law professors are among the more than 1,700 educators who have signed on to a letter urging senators not to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The letter appeared in the New York Times as an opinion piece on Wednesday.

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Violence in emergency rooms across the United States is increasing, and it's harming not only people who are injured, but also the quality of care.

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Maine's 21st century saltwater farmers are using new techniques and technology to produce scallops, oysters, salmon and eels — to name just a few. All this week Maine Public Radio is profiling innovators who want to take Maine's aquaculture industry to the next level.

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The United States and Canada reached a last-minute deal Sunday to salvage the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which is a "hopeful" sign for Maine Dairy Farmers, according to a state trade group. 

Maine has been given one final waiver for compliance with the federal Real ID act. The waiver expires in October of 2020.

Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Calls to sexual assault response helplines were up dramatically in Maine and across the country Thursday as Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her decades ago.

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Dozens of people gathered in Portland on Monday morning to present a letter to Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine asking her not to vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh until sexual assault allegations against him are investigated.

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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.