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 Maine Department of Marine Resources has identified Julie Dimperio Holowach, of New York City, as the victim of a shark attack near Bailey Island yesterday. She was pronounced dead after being helped to the shore following the attack.

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The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor has announced that it will remove the name of founder C.C. Little from its conference center.

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During the last few months of the pandemic, remote learning has been a challenge for teachers and students.

Maine's labor leaders are calling on Congress to extend the $600 weekly supplemental unemployment benefit for people out of work because of COVID-19. That benefit is part of the CARES act, and it expires at the end of this month.

The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday upheld the Trump administration's rule allowing employers to opt out of covering contraception, a decision that could affect 70,000 to 126,000 women in the U.S., including many in Maine.

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The novel coronavirus has changed the way we think about a lot of issues; the economy is one example. Michael Hillard, a professor of economics at the University of Southern Maine, says wealth inequality has been laid bare by the pandemic and so has the fact that the government is ill-equipped to handle an economic challenge of this size.

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A new rule that will further curtail the ability of asylum seekers in the United States to work becomes official Friday.

Let's Be Kind Campaign

A group of Maine retailers is starting a new campaign asking shoppers to take it easy on retailers and behave responsibly during the pandemic.

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Unemployment benefits have been a lifeline for many people who have lost work because of the pandemic. But the huge federal expansion of the unemployment insurance program under the CARES Act has required states to handle massive increases in applications for both regular unemployment and for new benefits offered to workers who had never before qualified.

Maine immigrant advocates are praising the Supreme Court's ruling Thursday that rejected the Trump Administration's effort to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Electricity Maine has agreed to pay up to $14 million in damages to customers who claim the electricity supply company charged Maine ratepayers at least $35 million more than they would have paid if they had taken the ‘standard offer’ from Central Maine Power or Emera Maine.

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Back in the 1990s, Congress authorized the transfer of certain excess military equipment to law enforcement agencies around the U.S., including many local police departments. Under the federal 1033 program, a number of police departments in Maine have acquired equipment including rifle scopes, computers, night vision goggles and armored vehicles.

The U.S. Supreme Court today expanded anti-discrimination protections for gay, lesbian and transgender people, which is seen as a resounding victory for LGBTQ rights from a conservative court.

State and local police are preparing for protests — and counterprotests — at President Donald Trump’s visit Friday to Puritan Medical Products in the Piscataquis County town of Guilford.

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Starting on Monday, Mainers — and out-of-staters who’ve completed a 14-day quarantine in Maine — can stay at a hotel or other lodging establishment here.