Cover image of All Things Considered with Nora Flaherty
(10)
Government

All Things Considered with Nora Flaherty

Updated 6 days ago

Government
Read more

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.

Read more

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.

iTunes Ratings

10 Ratings
Average Ratings
4
3
2
1
0

Too short

By nboogie487 - Feb 06 2019
Read more
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.

iTunes Ratings

10 Ratings
Average Ratings
4
3
2
1
0

Too short

By nboogie487 - Feb 06 2019
Read more
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.

Listen to:

Cover image of All Things Considered with Nora Flaherty

All Things Considered with Nora Flaherty

Updated 6 days ago

Read more

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.

Biddeford Bus Driver Placed On Leave After Allegedly Operating Under The Influence

Podcast cover
Read more
A Maine school bus driver has been placed on administrative leave and faces charges of operating under the influence of drugs after he was stopped while driving the Biddeford High School field hockey back team from a game this weekend. According to Maine State Police Lt. Erik Baker, longtime Biddeford School Department bus driver Richard Tanguay was pulled over about 8 p.m. Saturday night heading south on I-95 with about 30 students and staff on board. Baker says a trooper saw several signs of erratic driving. “That’s when he observed the bus going southbound, exceeding the posted speed limit more than what I would call normal. And he also saw erratic operation of changing lanes, and kind of staying between lanes, I guess, is what we should say,” he says. Baker says the trooper pulled the bus over and asked Tanguay to perform a standard field sobriety test. After a subsequent breath test and an exam from a drug recognition expert, Baker says police determined Tanguay was under the

Nov 04 2019

2mins

Play

Maine Eco-Poet, 92, Has A Mission To Save The Earth

Podcast cover
Read more
At the age of 92, Jacqueline Moore of Portland has published a book of poetry called “Chasing the Grass.” In it, she explores themes about the natural world’s beauty and vulnerability, especially against the backdrop of human disruption.

Nov 04 2019

5mins

Play

Federal Government Issues Temporary Rules For Hemp Industry, Raising New Questions

Podcast cover
Read more
Maine's fledgling hemp industry has been anxiously awaiting regulatory guidance from the federal government, and now the U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued some temporary rules. But some of the initial guidance is raising questions for both growers and state regulators.

Oct 31 2019

3mins

Play

Leaders In Maine And New Brunswick Get Involved In Search For New Owner For Forest City Dam

Podcast cover
Read more
Maine's governor and New Brunswick's premier are asking U.S. regulators for permission to find a new owner for an old dam that maintains water levels for the 16,000-acre East Grand Lake – a recreational haven for citizens of both countries. But the dam's current owner is dropping plans to help pay for its future upkeep.

Oct 31 2019

5mins

Play

Maine Astronaut Jessica Meir Speaks With Students From Her Hometown — From Space

Podcast cover
Read more
Last month, Jessica Meir of Caribou launched into space, becoming the first female astronaut from Maine. A few weeks ago, she made history again as part of the first all-female spacewalk from the International Space Station.

Oct 30 2019

3mins

Play

New Cystic Fibrosis Therapy Heralded As Groundbreaking — But The High Cost Could Be Prohibitive

Podcast cover
Read more
A new treatment for cystic fibrosis, or CF, is being hailed as a groundbreaking therapy that can potentially extend the lives of people with the condition.

Nov 14 2019

4mins

Play

Nonprofit Mental Health Provider Will End Clinic-Based Therapy Program, Affecting 450 Mainers

Podcast cover
Read more
Maine mental health provider Sweetser has announced it is ending its clinic-based therapy program, which will affect 450 children and adults.

Nov 08 2019

3mins

Play

Gov. Mills On Maine's Changing Transportation Needs And Their Costs

Podcast cover
Read more
One of the most difficult issues facing lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Janet Mills in the months ahead is how to adequately fund the state’s roads and bridges. The cost of repairs and reconstruction continues to increase, and fuel taxes have not kept pace as Mainers move to more fuel-efficient vehicles. As part of his continuing series of interviews with Maine news makers, Mal Leary spoke with Gov. Mills about her views on transportation policy.

Nov 01 2019

6mins

Play

Golden And Pingree Say They Support Impeachment Process Rules

Podcast cover
Read more
Maine’s two U.S. House representatives, both Democrats, say they support the proposed House rules for the next phase of the impeachment process .

Oct 31 2019

2mins

Play

Attorney Billing For Indigent Legal Services In Maine Is Under Scrutiny

Podcast cover
Read more
The state of Maine spent more than $21 million last year to provide free lawyers to people who cannot afford legal representation in court. And while defending people accused of crimes can be expensive, much of that amount may be due to overbilling.

Nov 15 2019

5mins

Play

Our Power, Their Pain: An Interview With Journalist Matt Hongoltz-Hetling

Podcast cover
Read more
This article was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center. The public debate over Central Maine Power’s controversial power line project that would bring electricity from hydrodams in Quebec down to Massachusetts has mostly been focused on economics and on the potential environmental impact on Maine’s western forests.

Dec 06 2019

5mins

Play

Carrillo Trial Begins In Waldo County Superior Court

Podcast cover
Read more
Opening statements in the trial of Sharon Carrillo were delivered Friday in Waldo County Superior Court in Belfast. Carrillo is the mother charged with depraved indifference murder for the death of her 10-year old daughter, Marissa Kennedy , in February 2018.

Dec 06 2019

3mins

Play

Maine Director Of Opioid Response Outlines Project That Will Provide Housing And Treatment Options

Podcast cover
Read more
A new project in Maine will provide housing for chronically homeless people who have opioid use disorder.

Dec 05 2019

4mins

Play

Golden Tries To Show Voters That Impeachment Inquiry Won't Crowd Out Other Issues

Podcast cover
Read more
The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump enters a new phase this week, raising the political stakes for the president and also for lawmakers like 2nd District Congressman Jared Golden of Maine.

Dec 04 2019

4mins

Play

Maine Teens Who Want To Quit Vaping May Run Into Unexpected Challenges

Podcast cover
Read more
The surge in vaping among teens has alarmed many parents, pediatricians and teachers. Though the chemical of primary concern linked to reported illnesses and deaths has been identified as vitamin E acetate, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control says that none of these devices are safe because they contain nicotine and other harmful chemicals. And even if a young person does decide to quit, it can be hard to do.

Nov 25 2019

5mins

Play

Mailers Accuse GOP State Senators Of Opposing Equal Pay For Equal Work

Podcast cover
Read more
Republican state senators in Kennebec, Somerset and Lincoln counties have been targeted with mailers saying that they oppose equal pay for equal work. The GOP lawmakers say the messaging is not true, but the group distributing the mailers says that it is just trying to educate voters about the pay equity issue.

Nov 23 2019

5mins

Play

Changes Could Come To Indigent Legal Services In Maine Amid Billing Scrutiny

Podcast cover
Read more
Changes could soon come to the system that delivers free legal services to poor people in Maine facing criminal prosecution.

Nov 20 2019

5mins

Play

Maine Pharmacists Say Prescription Drug Shortage Threatens Patient Safety

Podcast cover
Read more
A nationwide prescription drug shortage is being felt here in Maine.

Nov 18 2019

4mins

Play

New Report Finds That Maine Maritime Academy Is One Of The Best Values In Higher Education In U.S.

Podcast cover
Read more
A degree from Maine Maritime Academy generates one of the highest returns on investment in the country, according to a new report released Thursday from researchers at Georgetown University. The report's authors say the latest data provide a new measure to gauge a school's value — beyond its national reputation.

Nov 15 2019

2mins

Play

Attorney Billing For Indigent Legal Services In Maine Is Under Scrutiny

Podcast cover
Read more
The state of Maine spent more than $21 million last year to provide free lawyers to people who cannot afford legal representation in court. And while defending people accused of crimes can be expensive, much of that amount may be due to overbilling.

Nov 15 2019

5mins

Play

New Cystic Fibrosis Therapy Heralded As Groundbreaking — But The High Cost Could Be Prohibitive

Podcast cover
Read more
A new treatment for cystic fibrosis, or CF, is being hailed as a groundbreaking therapy that can potentially extend the lives of people with the condition.

Nov 14 2019

4mins

Play

Nonprofit Mental Health Provider Will End Clinic-Based Therapy Program, Affecting 450 Mainers

Podcast cover
Read more
Maine mental health provider Sweetser has announced it is ending its clinic-based therapy program, which will affect 450 children and adults.

Nov 08 2019

3mins

Play

Maine Voters Make History Electing Immigrants To Local Offices Around The State

Podcast cover
Read more
Tuesday's elections were relatively low-key, in an off-year with only a few ballot questions and no statewide candidates. But some local elections proved to be historic, as several immigrants were voted into office.

Nov 07 2019

3mins

Play

Biddeford Bus Driver Placed On Leave After Allegedly Operating Under The Influence

Podcast cover
Read more
A Maine school bus driver has been placed on administrative leave and faces charges of operating under the influence of drugs after he was stopped while driving the Biddeford High School field hockey back team from a game this weekend. According to Maine State Police Lt. Erik Baker, longtime Biddeford School Department bus driver Richard Tanguay was pulled over about 8 p.m. Saturday night heading south on I-95 with about 30 students and staff on board. Baker says a trooper saw several signs of erratic driving. “That’s when he observed the bus going southbound, exceeding the posted speed limit more than what I would call normal. And he also saw erratic operation of changing lanes, and kind of staying between lanes, I guess, is what we should say,” he says. Baker says the trooper pulled the bus over and asked Tanguay to perform a standard field sobriety test. After a subsequent breath test and an exam from a drug recognition expert, Baker says police determined Tanguay was under the

Nov 04 2019

2mins

Play

Maine Eco-Poet, 92, Has A Mission To Save The Earth

Podcast cover
Read more
At the age of 92, Jacqueline Moore of Portland has published a book of poetry called “Chasing the Grass.” In it, she explores themes about the natural world’s beauty and vulnerability, especially against the backdrop of human disruption.

Nov 04 2019

5mins

Play

Gov. Mills On Maine's Changing Transportation Needs And Their Costs

Podcast cover
Read more
One of the most difficult issues facing lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Janet Mills in the months ahead is how to adequately fund the state’s roads and bridges. The cost of repairs and reconstruction continues to increase, and fuel taxes have not kept pace as Mainers move to more fuel-efficient vehicles. As part of his continuing series of interviews with Maine news makers, Mal Leary spoke with Gov. Mills about her views on transportation policy.

Nov 01 2019

6mins

Play

Leaders In Maine And New Brunswick Get Involved In Search For New Owner For Forest City Dam

Podcast cover
Read more
Maine's governor and New Brunswick's premier are asking U.S. regulators for permission to find a new owner for an old dam that maintains water levels for the 16,000-acre East Grand Lake – a recreational haven for citizens of both countries. But the dam's current owner is dropping plans to help pay for its future upkeep.

Oct 31 2019

5mins

Play

Federal Government Issues Temporary Rules For Hemp Industry, Raising New Questions

Podcast cover
Read more
Maine's fledgling hemp industry has been anxiously awaiting regulatory guidance from the federal government, and now the U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued some temporary rules. But some of the initial guidance is raising questions for both growers and state regulators.

Oct 31 2019

3mins

Play

Golden And Pingree Say They Support Impeachment Process Rules

Podcast cover
Read more
Maine’s two U.S. House representatives, both Democrats, say they support the proposed House rules for the next phase of the impeachment process .

Oct 31 2019

2mins

Play

Maine Astronaut Jessica Meir Speaks With Students From Her Hometown — From Space

Podcast cover
Read more
Last month, Jessica Meir of Caribou launched into space, becoming the first female astronaut from Maine. A few weeks ago, she made history again as part of the first all-female spacewalk from the International Space Station.

Oct 30 2019

3mins

Play