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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.

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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.

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Too short

By nboogie487 - Feb 06 2019
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I second what’s been said about the short segments. It would be nice to hear the whole episode

Maine Things Considered

By Deering Highlands Portland ME - Apr 29 2016
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A great way to get caught up on Maine news if you miss the live broadcast. Keep it up.

iTunes Ratings

14 Ratings
Average Ratings
8
3
2
1
0

Too short

By nboogie487 - Feb 06 2019
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I second what’s been said about the short segments. It would be nice to hear the whole episode

Maine Things Considered

By Deering Highlands Portland ME - Apr 29 2016
Read more
A great way to get caught up on Maine news if you miss the live broadcast. Keep it up.
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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.

Lewiston Teachers Urge School District To Reconsider Its Reopening Plan

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Teachers in Lewiston are urging the school district to reconsider its proposed plan to reopen schools this fall. They're worried about protecting the health and safety of staff and students.

Aug 06 2020

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Industry Heavyweights To Invest In UMaine Offshore Wind Project Near Monhegan Island

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The University of Maine's effort to pioneer floating offshore wind technology took a $100 million leap forward Wednesday with the announcement that two industry heavyweights are going to invest in development of the project near Monhegan Island.

Aug 05 2020

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Return Of Fall Sports To Maine Schools Is 'A Work In Progress,' Even As Some Teams Start Training

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As Maine schools continue preparations for reopening this fall, some high school athletic programs have already started training. But most local districts are still trying to figure out the basics, like how many games will be played and who their opponents might be.

Aug 05 2020

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Much Of Maine's Lobster Fishery Loses International 'Sustainably Fished' Designation

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Much of Maine's lobster fishery is losing, at least temporarily, an internationally-recognized rating as a "sustainably fished" resource. The suspension comes in the wake of a federal judge's ruling that the risk posed by lobster-trap ropes to endangered North Atlantic right whales violates federal law.

Aug 04 2020

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New Project Aims To Alert Mainers Who May Have Been Exposed To COVID-19 By Out-Of-State Visitors

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The Maine Center for Disease Control (CDC) announced Tuesday that it is launching a pilot project with Mount Desert Island Hospital to alert people who may have been exposed to COVID-19 by out-of-state travelers.

Aug 04 2020

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Unity College Considers Selling Waldo County Campus As It Transitions To Hybrid Learning Model

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Unity College announced Monday that it plans to move away from a traditional, in-person learning model to a hybrid one . Officials say the transition is intended to give students more options and reduce tuition costs. As part of the move, the college is also exploring selling any of its assets, including its rural Waldo County campus.

Aug 04 2020

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Hospitals Say Visitors Are Coming To Maine Before Getting Test Results And Bringing COVID With Them

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Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor says it is receiving an increasing number of phone calls from out-of-state visitors who tested for COVID-19 before they came to Maine, then found out they were positive after they arrived. At least one other hospital says it's getting similar calls. These cases aren't captured in state data, and it is raising concerns among some hospital officials that Maine's relatively low case count could take an upswing.

Aug 03 2020

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The State Says Maine Schools Can Consider Reopening. That Doesn't Mean All Of Them Will.

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The state is advising that schools across Maine can consider reopening their classrooms this fall if they follow certain guidelines . The state unveiled its new advisory system for schools, and it has classified all 16 counties as "green," suggesting there is relatively low risk of COVID-19 spread. But those classifications don't mean that all schools will reopen, and many still face lots of challenges before they can bring kids back to class.

Aug 03 2020

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Collins And King Speak Out Against Trump's Suggestion To Move Election Day

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In a tweet early Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump suggested delaying the November elections because of the coronavirus pandemic. Maine’s senators sharply criticized the suggestion.

Jul 31 2020

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Portland City Officials Hold 'Listening Session' With Members Of City's Homeless Population

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The Portland mayor and a pair of city councilors held a "listening session" Wednesday morning with dozens of the city's homeless population who have established an encampment on the steps of City Hall. The goal was to try to improve communication after a week-long impasse over protesters' demands.

Jul 29 2020

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State Forecasts A Major Revenue Shortfall, But It's Harder Than Ever To Predict

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The State Revenue Forecasting Commission says that the state will lose an estimated $524 million in general revenues by the end of next June as a result of the pandemic. But the group is less certain of the forecast than it has been in past projections.

Jul 29 2020

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New Colby Poll Gives Biden An 11 Point Lead Over Trump In Maine, Gideon 5 Points Over Collins

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Colby College has completed a survey of 888 likely Maine voters on a range of questions, including the presidential race and the hotly contested U.S. Senate race in Maine.

Jul 28 2020

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Officials: Woman Killed By Great White Shark Off Maine Coast

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Authorities confirmed Tuesday that a New York City woman was attacked and killed by a great white shark off the coast of Harpswell earlier this week. It’s the first recorded fatal shark attack in the state’s history.

Jul 28 2020

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Bill Would Give Mainers More Legal Options Against Manufacturers Of 'Forever Chemicals'

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Advocates are urging state lawmakers to hold manufacturers of so-called “forever chemicals” accountable.

Jul 27 2020

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Maine Faces A Budget Shortfall In Excess Of Half A Billion Dollars

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The governor’s Economic Recovery Committee today told lawmakers that the state will need to invest hundreds of millions of dollars to recover from the effects of the pandemic, and even then it will take several years.

Jul 27 2020

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The Pandemic Continues To Wreak Havoc On Maine Farms

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With harvest on the horizon and the summer slipping away, COVID-19 continues to wreak new havoc on Maine farms in diverse ways. Some farmers say the pandemic is dealing blows to their business plans and complicating an already complex labor market — even driving some to the brink of disaster.

Jul 24 2020

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What Classrooms Across Maine Could Look Like As Schools Reopen In The Fall

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In just a few weeks, the first schools in Maine could reopen after being shut down since March because of COVID-19. And with new state guidelines and requirements, school will likely look a lot different.

Jul 24 2020

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'An Epidemic Within A Pandemic' - Maine Officials Discuss How To Respond To Opioid Crisis At Summit

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On the heels of a recent report that drug overdose deaths in Maine are on the rise , Gov. Janet Mills held a virtual opioid response summit Thursday.

Jul 23 2020

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More Urban Dwellers Are Moving To Maine, And Properties Are Selling Fast

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The pandemic has taken a bite out of Maine's seasonal rental and hotel markets, but it is not hurting real estate prices at all. There is growing anecdotal evidence that, as happened after the 9/11 terror attacks, urban dwellers from out of state are snapping up properties in Maine. That is not yet showing up in the latest data, but prices are on the rise, and industry experts expect that that will continue as more people decide to move to Maine.

Jul 22 2020

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Shelter Working With Portland After Being Asked To Stop Delivering Meals To Homeless People In Park

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For the past few weeks, as the places where homeless people often receive services have been closed, some have been spending their days — and in some cases, their nights — at Portland’s Deering Oaks Park. Preble Street in Portland has had to close its day center as part of its effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 and had been providing meals for people at several locations, including Deering Oaks.

Jul 22 2020

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iTunes Ratings

14 Ratings
Average Ratings
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3
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Too short

By nboogie487 - Feb 06 2019
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I second what’s been said about the short segments. It would be nice to hear the whole episode

Maine Things Considered

By Deering Highlands Portland ME - Apr 29 2016
Read more
A great way to get caught up on Maine news if you miss the live broadcast. Keep it up.