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

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

Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public

If traffic is the major complaint for drivers in and around Maine’s largest city, then parking is a close second. 

Ed Morin / Maine Public

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine’s 1st District was the first member of Maine’s congressional delegation to call for an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

Pingree spoke with Maine Public Radio’s Mal Leary about the impeachment process and what effect it might have on all the other work that’s before Congress.

Leary: Long before many folks were saying they supported an inquiry or an investigation — whichever word you want to use — you were advocating for an investigation.

Andrew Harnik / Associated Press

As the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump slogs forward, Maine Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins faces a big dilemma — again.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

School shootings have put more attention on safety and security at schools in recent years.

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court is considering an appeal in a case involving a teen boy who was detained at Long Creek Youth Development Center for seven months after being found incompetent to stand trial. Though the teen is now in residential treatment, his attorney argues that his case sets a bad precedent.

Compassion Over Killing

Cooke Aquaculture has issued an apology and says it’s taking immediate action after the release of undercover video footage Monday by an animal rights group that appears to show workers mishandling salmon at the company’s hatchery in Bingham.

Mathew Sumner / AP File

Mainers will not be able to buy recreational marijuana until sometime next year, when the state is expected to put in place all the rules and regulations governing its sale. The state also needs to build specialized facilities to handle the cash flow.

via Aaron Robinson

Maine composer Aaron Robinson says he was 16 or 17 when started playing the piano and taught himself the "Maple Leaf Rag."

Patty Wight / Maine Public

It has been six weeks since hundreds of asylum seekers — mostly from African countries — had to vacate the Portland Expo, and the housing search for these nearly 450 people continues.

Irwin Gratz / Maine Public

Journalist Martin Smith is no stranger to Saudi Arabia or its key players. He had interviewed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and met with Jamal Khashoggi several times. After Khashoggi was killed a year ago, and the crown prince implicated in the act, Smith and the PBS program Frontline decided it was time to take a closer look at Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Smith will talk about all this Friday at Colby College.

Stephan Savoia / AP File

Federal fisheries regulators are taking heat from both sides of the debate over protections for the endangered North Atlantic right whale.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

In just the past decade, participation in high school football has fallen by close to 20 percent across the state. That has left many schools facing the tough challenge of figuring out how to maintain football programs that have been community fixtures for decades.

Maine Behavioral Healthcare unveiled a new treatment center in South Portland Thursday for people with opioid and other substance-use disorders. It's the fifth so-called 'hub' for treatment under the MaineHealth system, and it’s the only one that operates in Cumberland County, which has the most drug overdose deaths in the state.

David Sharp / Associated Press

Maine's two members of the U.S. House of Representatives, both Democrats, are taking slightly different positions on the impeachment of President Donald Trump.