All Things Considered with Nora Flaherty

4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

Weekdays at 4 p.m. join host Nora Flaherty and hear Maine’s only daily statewide radio news program. Maine Public Radio's award-winning news staff brings you the latest news from across Maine and the region, as well as in-depth reports on the most important issues.

Jennifer Mitchell / Maine Public

Do you ever wonder what farmers are doing when it's 20 degrees below zero and the snow is as high as an elephant's eye?

Robert F. Bukaty / AP Photo

Maine has had a small but growing aquaculture industry, but a proposal by the Mere Point Oyster Company to build a 40-acre oyster farm in Maquoit Bay in Brunswick has angered many local lobster harvesters. They’ve submitted a petition that would require the state to review its aquaculture permitting rules.

Steve Mistler / Maine Public

Maine lawmakers and the Sierra Club are beginning their push for a local version of the Green New Deal, currently under consideration in Congress.

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Maine's childhood screening rate for lead poisoning is the lowest in New England, according to a new report released by the Maine Affordable Housing Coalition.

Russ Dillingham / AP via Anchorage Daily News

An Auburn man charged in connection with one of Alaska's most famous unsolved murder cases will continue to be held without bail while he waits extradition to that state.

A.J. Higgins / Maine Public

Republican leaders in Augusta are taking two approaches in responding to controversial statements made last week by Maine GOP vice chair Nick Isgro falsely linking immigrants to the outbreak of once-eradicated diseases: some are condemning Isgro's remarks, others are avoiding them altogether. Isgro, meanwhile, is standing by his assertion that Americans should be free to not vaccinate their children against disease.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

Two weeks after Gov. Janet Mills signed an executive order to study the prevalence of a family of chemicals that pose potential public health risks, environment and health advocates are urging her to do more. They staged their call to action Tuesday at a dairy farm in Arundel, where contamination from the chemicals known as PFAS was discovered two years ago.

The Maine House Tuesday voted to change the October holiday celebrating Christopher Columbus to Indigenous People’s Day.

Troy R. Bennett / BDN - File

A Maine law requiring that only physicians can provide abortion services was challenged in federal district court in Portland Monday.

Steve Mistler / Maine Public

Opponents of Central Maine Power's (CMP) proposed 145-mile transmission line to provide hydropower from Quebec to Massachusetts urged state lawmakers Friday to approve a bill that would assess whether the project will actually reduce regional greenhouse gas emissions.

Susan Walsh / AP Photo

Demographically, Maine is the oldest state in the nation, and so the health of the Social Security system is of particular importance here. Nearly a quarter-million Mainers receive benefits that average $1300 per month.

State Health officials say they are investigating a confirmed case of mumps at York High School. 

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

Hundreds of students from across southern Maine left school early Friday afternoon and called for action on climate change on the steps of Portland's City Hall.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

While some details surrounding Maine's Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument are still not settled, independent Sen. Angus King says the existence of the 87,000-acre preserve no longer seems to be in doubt.

Alex Acquisto / BDN

A bill that would eliminate philosophical and religious exemptions for vaccines drew hundreds to the Maine State House Wednesday.

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