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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On Monday, Maine Gov. Janet Mills' administration will hold its first summit on addressing the opioid crisis. It will bring together health providers, advocates, police and other first responders as well as people whose lives have been touched by opioid addiction.

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A 9-year-old girl from Yarmouth testified before a congressional committee Wednesday morning on the impact of type-1 diabetes on her life and the importance of continuing a program that funds research into its cause.

Starting in September, the Portland Jetport will offer four daily flights to Boston.

Northwestern University Library

On Monday, Oct. 20, 1943, a two-room nursery school opened in Brunswick. Though nursery schools were not particularly common at the time, this would not have been notable, except for one thing: the new nursery school was part of a program which, for the first and only time in U.S. history, provided cheap, universally available, federally subsidized child care.

The personal income of Mainers jumped 5.4% in the 1st quarter of this year. It was the third biggest gain in personal income in the U.S.  

The first regular session of the legislature is over but legislators left Augusta without acting on a whole host of issues. Maine Public Senior Political Correspondent Mal Leary spoke with Nora Flaherty on All Things Considered about what did and did not get done.

A Maine man accused of raping and strangling an 11-year-old girl in 1986 is being brought back to Connecticut to face murder and kidnapping charges.


After a change in policy at the U.S. Border Portland has received, as of Tuesday morning, a total of 67 asylum seekers in the last two days, with as many as 150 to come in the next few days.

The family of a 22-year-old man shot and killed by a Portland police officer two years ago has filed a civil rights and wrongful death lawsuit against the officer and the pawnshop that sold the victim a BB gun.

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After a shorter-than-expected selection period, the jury is in place for the trial of John Williams, who is charged with murder in the killing last April of Somerset County Sheriff's Deputy Corporal Eugene Cole.

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After weeks of negotiations, mostly in private, the legislature’s budget writing Appropriations Committee is within striking distance of reaching an agreement on a two-year spending package that would take effect July 1. But, so far, no agreement.

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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.