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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Federal prosecutors have dropped a felony charge against a Guatemalan man who border patrol agents picked up after hearing him and his family speaking Spanish at a Bangor Goodwill.

The state announced Monday that it has terminated its MaineCare contract with a Biddeford-based provider following the death of an adult with developmental disabilities in August.


Astronaut and Caribou native Jessica Meir was one of two astronauts taking part in NASA's first all-women spacewalk on Friday. That mission is conducting repairs on the International Space Station. And while the spacewalk pairing created a historic moment, for Meir and her colleague Jessica Koch, it's a normal — if exciting — day's work.

A major nor'easter will be coming into Maine overnight, with heavy rain and very high winds, especially along the coast.

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Maine has turned down requests from the U.S. Census Bureau to hand over driver's license records that include citizenship information and race.

An economics professor at the University of Maine in Machias who sued the UMaine system has had his suit tossed out by the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals.

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In December of 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. introduced a plan to bring poor people together from across the country, for what he called a "Poor People's Campaign." The campaign would use poverty and economic injustice as organizing points to demand things like guaranteed employment and low-cost housing.

A new credit union in Unity will lend exclusively to farmers and food entrepreneurs in the state.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

School shootings have put more attention on safety and security at schools in recent years.

One day after Maine's ban on using hand-held devices while driving went into effect, the fine for first-time violations has been lowered by $145.

The company that owns Hannaford and several other major grocery chains in the United States says it is phasing out certain harmful chemicals in the packaging of its store brand foods.

Service through a statewide phone support line for people who are experiencing mental health issues won’t be reduced — for now.

Calais Regional Hospital is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but says it’s not planning any layoffs, will continue to pay employees and will operate as usual during the process.

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All this week, Maine Public - and more than 250 other news outlets all around the world - are reporting stories on climate change as part of the  "Covering Climate Now" project. In Maine, scientists say that climate change means hot summers, warm winters, more rain, and less snow, along with a warming gulf of Maine, and that will affect the state's fisheries, its  economy and traditional ways of life.