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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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.

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Kate Snyder will be inaugurated Monday as Portland's third elected mayor. Snyder is a former school board chair, and has been running the Foundation for Portland Public Schools.  She says she'll focus on the same issues that people talked to her about during the campaign.

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Dozens of volunteers met at Preble Street Resource Center in Portland Wednesday to unload more than 50 tons of donated food for the organization's three soup kitchens.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press/file

The Portland City Council tonight will consider proposed new rules that would limit the number of retail marijuana stores in the city to 20.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

The Maine workers' group Food AND Medicine kicked off its 17th Annual "Solidarity Harvest" Thanksgiving food distribution Wednesday.

The state of Maine spent more than $21 million last year to provide free lawyers to people who cannot afford legal representation in court. And while defending people accused of crimes can be expensive, much of that amount may be due to overbilling.

Patty Wight / Maine Public File

The Trump Administration is proposing new rules that would make some asylum seekers wait one year before they would be eligible for work and that would deny eligibility to others.


Hannaford Supermarkets says it is joining with hunger relief organizations in Maine and other states in the Northeast to establish 90 school food pantries. The company says it is committing $1 million, about $300,000 of which will go to Maine.

Courtesy Verso Mill

Verso Corp. is selling the Androscoggin Mill in Jay, along with another mill in Wisconsin, for $400 million.

The town of Bar Harbor netted more than three times the revenue it had expected from a new seasonal parking program.

Maine voters overwhelmingly approved a $105 million transportation bond proposal Tuesday.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press/file

Maine's Public Utilities Commission has approved a project that will test a floating platform that will hold up to two wind turbines, near Monhegan Island.