All Things Considered with Nora Flaherty

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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.

The state announced Monday that it has terminated its MaineCare contract with a Biddeford-based provider following the death of an adult with developmental disabilities in August.

NASA via NPR

Astronaut and Caribou native Jessica Meir was one of two astronauts taking part in NASA's first all-women spacewalk on Friday. That mission is conducting repairs on the International Space Station. And while the spacewalk pairing created a historic moment, for Meir and her colleague Jessica Koch, it's a normal — if exciting — day's work.

Three years ago, candidate Donald Trump rose to the Presidency with the help of Evangelical Christians. But why did they support his cause, and will they support him again in 2020? These are questions that NPR’s Tom Gjelten has been exploring in his reporting over the past few years. As he told Maine Calling’s Jennifer Rooks, while Trump won the backing of more than 80 percent of white evangelicals in 2016, there are growing points of conflict, including the president’s recent decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria.

Fred Bever / Maine Public

The lights are back on for more than half of the Maine residents and businesses that lost power after Thursday morning's Nor'easter.

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Maine’s two Senators say there is overwhelming support in the Senate for a resolution disapproving of President Trump’s sudden decision to pull all U.S. troops out of Syria.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

Utility crews are hard at work to continue power restoration efforts in the wake of a powerful wind and rain storm that swept through the state in the early morning hours.

Campobello Whale Rescue

Maine's Marine Resources commissioner is proposing new lobstering rules that he says will protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale from extinction while minimizing economic and safety risks for fishermen. The state plan marks a significant departure from a federal proposal.

Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public

On a gray fall day at Goranson’s Farm in Dresden, Carl Johanson evaluates a crop of soon-to-be harvested cabbage, lettuce and spinach, reflecting on the two year effort to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA.

SERRA PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Maine Congressman Jared Golden is calling for public input and for greater transparency as the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers considers permits for Central Maine Power Company's (CMP) controversial transmission line through western Maine. Golden has written a strongly worded letter to the Corps asking for at least one public hearing and for past communications with federal environmental regulators about the project.

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Originally published 5:07 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.

Two hundred years ago, delegates from 236 Maine cities and towns were in Portland, beginning to craft what would become the state constitution. Historian Herb Adams, speaking with Irwin Gratz, says the delegates came from all walks of life, and grappled with fundamental issues of governance, among other matters.

Previously undisclosed documents are calling attention to an essential question about Central Maine Power’s preferred route for its 141-mile power line through Maine’s western woods: Does the lease of state lands along the route require approval by two-thirds of the Legislature?

Courtesy Maine Audubon

Following research released last month that showed nearly 3 billion birds have been lost in the last 50 years, there’s more dire news out Thursday for North American birds.

Maine’s two senators both say that President Donald Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops from the Syrian border and open the door for Turkey to launch an offensive against Kurds in northern Syria was a mistake.

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In December of 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. introduced a plan to bring poor people together from across the country, for what he called a "Poor People's Campaign." The campaign would use poverty and economic injustice as organizing points to demand things like guaranteed employment and low-cost housing.

Jennifer Mitchell / Maine Public

This year, there’s a new crop being harvested in Maine alongside apples, pumpkins and corn — hemp.

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