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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.

iTunes Ratings

11 Ratings
Average Ratings
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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

11 Ratings
Average Ratings
5
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.
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All Things Considered with Nora Flaherty

Latest release on Jan 24, 2020

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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.

Rank #1: Task Force Report Calls For Sweeping Changes To Maine Tribes' Relationship To State Government

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A new report is proposing sweeping changes in the way Maine’s tribes interact with state government. The findings come from a task force charged with reviewing the landmark 1980 Indian land claims act.

Jan 15 2020

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Rank #2: Maine Hospitals Are Tasked With Figuring Out How To Implement The State's Death With Dignity Law

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Maine's new Death with Dignity law went into effect last fall, but some hospitals have delayed participation in the system it created. Now some Maine hospital systems have policies in place that allow physicians and other medical staff to take part.

Jan 05 2020

2mins

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Rank #3: Indirect Lobbying Can Fly Under The Radar. A Maine Ethics Commission Proposal Could Change That.

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The agency overseeing Maine's lobbying regulations wants to update a state law that has allowed some interest groups to influence legislation by spending big without having to disclose it to the public.

Jan 10 2020

4mins

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Rank #4: Maine Transportation Department Unveils $2.6 Billion, 3-Year Work Plan

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The Maine Department of Transportation released a three-year work plan that includes more than 2,000 projects worth nearly $2.6 billion. It also contains something else: a plea to state lawmakers to help the department fill a project backlog spurred by higher construction costs, workforce shortages and chronic underfunding.

Jan 15 2020

3mins

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Rank #5: Janet Mills Issues Full Posthumous Pardon To 'Instrumental' Tribal Attorney Don Gellers

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A former Maine attorney for the Passamaquoddy tribe — allegedly framed by police and later convicted of felony possession of six marijuana cigarettes more than 50 years ago — has received a posthumous pardon from Gov. Janet Mills.

Jan 07 2020

6mins

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Rank #6: Mills Proposes Bill She Says Will Improve Health Insurance And Cut Costs

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Maine Gov. Janet Mills and Democratic legislative leaders unveiled a new bill at the State House Wednesday that they say is aimed at improving health insurance in the individual and small group markets. They say the bill is designed to reduce out of pocket costs, stabilize premiums, and move closer to a state-run marketplace.

Jan 08 2020

1min

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Rank #7: Maine Officials Submit New Lobster Fishing Gear Proposal To Feds

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State officials are offering a final proposal to federal regulators for changes in the state's lobster fishery aimed at reducing the risk of entanglements for the endangered northern right whale . The new proposal makes some changes to a plan the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) floated in the fall, but it still may not satisfy lobstermen or conservation groups.

Jan 06 2020

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Rank #8: CMP Wins Second Thumbs Up From State In Quest To Build Transmission Line

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Central Maine Power (CMP) has won a key state approval for its controversial proposal to build a major transmission line through the state's western woods.

Jan 08 2020

3mins

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Rank #9: Blinding Sun Suspected Cause Of 30-Vehicle Pileup On I-95 Near Carmel

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Police say that blinding sunlight may have been the cause of a 30-car chain-reaction pileup on Interstate 95 in Carmel Tuesday morning that left several injured and closed the northbound lanes of the highway for hours.

Jan 07 2020

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Shalom House's Community Integration Services Shut Down Due To Stagnant Medicaid Reimbursement Rates

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A program in Portland that helped 170 people with serious mental illness live in the community has been shut down.

Jan 24 2020

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We Asked Mainers What They Think About The Senate Impeachment Trial

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After pushback from Democrats on the proposed rules for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did an about face Tuesday afternoon. He’s now offering three days, rather than two, for opening arguments from each side, but critics say it will still keep most Americans in the dark about the president’s actions.

Jan 22 2020

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Census Official: Mainers' Personally Identifying Data Is Confidential And Can't Be Shared

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Starting this spring, census workers will fan out across the country to confirm addresses, distribute surveys and, in some rural communities, including here in Maine, go door-to-door.

Jan 21 2020

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State Senate President Unveils Bill To Increase Access To Child Care In Maine

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Maine Senate President Troy Jackson announced a new bill Friday that he says will increase access to quality child care for Maine's most vulnerable families. It has the backing of several educators, child advocates and businesses, who say that improving child care is critical for both Maine families and for the state’s economy.

Jan 18 2020

3mins

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Utilities Commission To Open Investigation Into CMP Winter Disconnection Policies

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Maine's Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is opening an investigation into Central Maine Power’s (CMP) winter disconnection policies.

Jan 16 2020

2mins

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'Almost, Maine' Returns To The Stage In Portland

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When "Almost, Maine" opened in Portland in 2004, the play was well-received and would go on to receive mixed reviews in New York a few years later. Today, it's one of the most frequently produced plays in the United States, particularly in high school and community theaters. “Almost, Maine” playwright John Cariani, who grew up in Presque Isle, joins the cast of the latest production at Portland Stage Company in celebration of Maine's bicentennial.

Jan 16 2020

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Federal Data Show The Homeless Rate Dropped In Maine. State Advocates Say The Numbers Are Misleading

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According to federal data released earlier this month, the number of people experiencing homelessness in Maine dropped by more than 15 percent from 2018 to last year. But housing advocates say those numbers are misleading — and that decline actually reflects the fact that fewer people received some state services.

Jan 16 2020

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Vaccine Exemptions And NECEC: A Look At Two Of Maine's Biggest Election Battles

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The 2020 elections won't just be about the race for the White House, Congress or the Maine Legislature. The elections will also be about vaccinations for school children and, potentially, whether Central Maine Power should be able to build a $1 billion power line that helps Massachusetts meet its renewable energy goals.

Jan 16 2020

6mins

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Task Force Report Calls For Sweeping Changes To Maine Tribes' Relationship To State Government

Podcast cover
Read more
A new report is proposing sweeping changes in the way Maine’s tribes interact with state government. The findings come from a task force charged with reviewing the landmark 1980 Indian land claims act.

Jan 15 2020

3mins

Play

Maine Transportation Department Unveils $2.6 Billion, 3-Year Work Plan

Podcast cover
Read more
The Maine Department of Transportation released a three-year work plan that includes more than 2,000 projects worth nearly $2.6 billion. It also contains something else: a plea to state lawmakers to help the department fill a project backlog spurred by higher construction costs, workforce shortages and chronic underfunding.

Jan 15 2020

3mins

Play

Collins: Latest Trade Deal With China Will Benefit Maine's Lobster Industry

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U.S. Senator Susan Collins is claiming a victory for lobstermen in President Trump's just-announced trade deal with China. But after taking a big hit during the height of the trade war, some in the industry are being cautious about the latest developments.

Jan 15 2020

3mins

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Hydro-Quebec Could Face Fine For Late Disclosure Of Efforts To Sway Maine Voters On CMP Project

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A ballot question committee representing the Canadian energy company Hydro-Quebec could face a significant fine from state election regulators for the late disclosure of campaign activity. Meanwhile, a state lawmaker is trying to stop the company’s efforts to convince Maine voters to approve a controversial $1 billion transmission project at the ballot box in November.

Jan 13 2020

2mins

Play

Indirect Lobbying Can Fly Under The Radar. A Maine Ethics Commission Proposal Could Change That.

Podcast cover
Read more
The agency overseeing Maine's lobbying regulations wants to update a state law that has allowed some interest groups to influence legislation by spending big without having to disclose it to the public.

Jan 10 2020

4mins

Play

Artificial Intelligence Could Help Scientists Predict Where And When Toxic Algae Will Bloom

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Climate-driven change in the Gulf of Maine is raising new threats that "red tides" will become more frequent and prolonged. But at the same time, powerful new data collection techniques and artificial intelligence are providing more precise ways to predict where and when toxic algae will bloom. One of those new machine learning prediction models has been developed by a former intern at Bigelow Labs in East Boothbay.

Jan 10 2020

5mins

Play

Mills Proposes Bill She Says Will Improve Health Insurance And Cut Costs

Podcast cover
Read more
Maine Gov. Janet Mills and Democratic legislative leaders unveiled a new bill at the State House Wednesday that they say is aimed at improving health insurance in the individual and small group markets. They say the bill is designed to reduce out of pocket costs, stabilize premiums, and move closer to a state-run marketplace.

Jan 08 2020

1min

Play

CMP Wins Second Thumbs Up From State In Quest To Build Transmission Line

Podcast cover
Read more
Central Maine Power (CMP) has won a key state approval for its controversial proposal to build a major transmission line through the state's western woods.

Jan 08 2020

3mins

Play

Janet Mills Issues Full Posthumous Pardon To 'Instrumental' Tribal Attorney Don Gellers

Podcast cover
Read more
A former Maine attorney for the Passamaquoddy tribe — allegedly framed by police and later convicted of felony possession of six marijuana cigarettes more than 50 years ago — has received a posthumous pardon from Gov. Janet Mills.

Jan 07 2020

6mins

Play

Blinding Sun Suspected Cause Of 30-Vehicle Pileup On I-95 Near Carmel

Podcast cover
Read more
Police say that blinding sunlight may have been the cause of a 30-car chain-reaction pileup on Interstate 95 in Carmel Tuesday morning that left several injured and closed the northbound lanes of the highway for hours.

Jan 07 2020

3mins

Play

Maine Officials Submit New Lobster Fishing Gear Proposal To Feds

Podcast cover
Read more
State officials are offering a final proposal to federal regulators for changes in the state's lobster fishery aimed at reducing the risk of entanglements for the endangered northern right whale . The new proposal makes some changes to a plan the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) floated in the fall, but it still may not satisfy lobstermen or conservation groups.

Jan 06 2020

4mins

Play

Maine Hospitals Are Tasked With Figuring Out How To Implement The State's Death With Dignity Law

Podcast cover
Read more
Maine's new Death with Dignity law went into effect last fall, but some hospitals have delayed participation in the system it created. Now some Maine hospital systems have policies in place that allow physicians and other medical staff to take part.

Jan 05 2020

2mins

Play

iTunes Ratings

11 Ratings
Average Ratings
5
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.