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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Summit Utilities, which operates Summit Natural Gas of Maine, is building what is called a "Dairy Digester" in the Kennebec County town of Clinton. The company is investing about $20 million into the project.

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Millinocket's public library will have a temporary home while its permanent building is renovated over the next several months.

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Maine Gov. Janet Mills' administration is embarking on an effort to develop a far-reaching, ten-year economic plan for the state.

Unemployment in most of Maine stayed steady last month, at 3.5 percent. New numbers from the state's Department of Labor say Maine has also gained about 3,000 non-farm jobs in the last year, mostly in retail and manufacturing, and lost the most jobs in mining, logging, and construction. 

Companies dealing with Maine's well-documented workforce shortage were in Portland Thursday for a forum on how the state's growing immigrant communities can help.

Companies dealing with Maine's well-documented workforce shortage are in Portland Thursday for a forum on how the state's growing immigrant communities can help.

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Boston Brands of Maine - a division of Sazerac, which makes Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey - says it's expanding its Lewiston facility.

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Earlier this month, Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill into law that makes it illegal in most cases to try to find out the salary history of a potential employee.

Twelve civilian workers who provide safety services at Pease Air National Guard Base in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, have formed a union that will be part of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

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Melissa Sweet grew up in New Jersey, but when she first came to Maine in the 1970s, she fell in love.

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The University of New England has announced that it will freeze employee salaries in the coming school year. School officials say the freeze is intended to keep tuition from rising more than the planned increase of 3 percent.

The state’s Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services Committee heard three bills Tuesday intended to help address the rising cost of prescription drugs in Maine.

A bill that makes it illegal in most cases to try to find out the salary history of a potential employee is now law.

A Saco-based contractor has been indicted on the rare charge of workplace manslaughter after a man working for him fell from a roof and died.

Police in Portland are investigating an incident Tuesday night, in which a man fired two shots on a busy street while chasing another man he says tried to rob him.

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