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By Kaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate285 - Oct 09 2019
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I’m originally from Maine and I still listen to Maine Calling from afar to keep up on what’s happening. It is such a pleasure to listen to Jennifer Rooks, she is so eloquent and asks really great questions. Keep the great content coming folks, Maine Calling is a treasure!

Great Maine content!

By Hgsyibdtijgd - Jul 22 2019
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I am always thirsty for more Maine themed content. I was so happy to find this show! The team behind it is professional and always creates quality content.

iTunes Ratings

36 Ratings
Average Ratings
28
5
0
2
1

Thoughtful and hosting and topics

By Kaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate285 - Oct 09 2019
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I’m originally from Maine and I still listen to Maine Calling from afar to keep up on what’s happening. It is such a pleasure to listen to Jennifer Rooks, she is so eloquent and asks really great questions. Keep the great content coming folks, Maine Calling is a treasure!

Great Maine content!

By Hgsyibdtijgd - Jul 22 2019
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I am always thirsty for more Maine themed content. I was so happy to find this show! The team behind it is professional and always creates quality content.

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Maine Calling

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Apples of Maine: We Learn about this Iconic Crop and Its Importance To The State's Economy & Culture

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This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (original air date Oct. 2, 2019); no calls will be taken. It's prime apple-picking season! We’ll talk about growing apples, different varieties, the history of apple orchards in Maine, how much the apple harvest contributes to the economy, and where to go to pick apples. We’ll hear from a few Maine orchard owners, and also discuss John Bunker’s new book “Apples and the Art of Detection,” which explains how to track down, identify and preserve rare apples.

Dec 01 2019

52mins

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Kindness: What Role Does Kindness Play in Our Lives

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This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show; no calls will be taken. In conjunction with the PBS airing at 8 p.m. Feb. 9, of the Mr. Rogers documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" and as part of Maine Public’s statewide Good Neighbors initiative, we discuss the role that kindness plays in our world and share stories from our listeners about the power of goodness in their lives.

Nov 28 2019

49mins

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Maine Food Traditions: Thanksgiving Recipes, Iconic Maine Foods, Cultural Traditions, Holiday Dishes

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Our panel of culinary experts share ideas for common and less-obvious dishes to make for the holidays (Thanksgiving and beyond), with some recipes from our panelists and listeners—as well as advice on making traditional Thanksgiving dishes. We will hear from various communities about their food traditions and beloved dishes.

Nov 27 2019

52mins

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Gift Guide: Our 8th Annual Guide to Made-in-Maine Products, Services and Other Gifts For the Season

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Mainers weigh in with their favorite made-in-Maine gifts. We’ll hear from craftspeople, artists, authors, small store owners and Etsy business operators about what they produce and where to find it. These products and services reflect the depth of innovation and entrepreneurship in Maine.

Nov 26 2019

52mins

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Military Appreciation: What is Being Done for Current and Veteran Military Mainers

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This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (original air date May 14, 2019); no calls will be taken. We discuss the challenges facing veterans and military families, and the support services available, in a state with no active military bases.

Nov 11 2019

52mins

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Redefining School Success: Maine Education Leaders Seek Community Input In Meeting Student Needs

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Through many federal mandates, our country has long relied on test scores to objectively define school success. But what does “success” mean for students, teachers and families? Maine schools are working to shift away from emphasizing assessments and standardized tests as isolated measures of success, instead making way for a more holistic approach to learning and gauging students’ readiness as global citizens of the future.

Nov 18 2019

52mins

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Inconspicuous Consumption: A New Book Explores How Consumer Choices Can Affect Climate Change

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This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (original air date September 10, 2019); no calls will be taken. Former New York Times science writer Tatiana Schlossberg joins us to discuss her new book Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don’t Know You Have . The book is about how just about everything we use, buy, eat, wear, etc. has a connection to climate change, and how consumers can be more cognizant of the impacts of their lifestyle and purchasing choices. Joining us for the conversation will be a climate change expert and anthropologist from the University of Maine . Starting next Monday, Maine Public and more than 220 other news outlets around the world will present a weeklong series of stories on climate change. The special series, "Covering Climate Now,” comes in advance of the United Nations Climate Action Summit on Monday Sept. 23 in New York.

Nov 22 2019

52mins

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Tech Team: The Latest in Smart Home Devices, Cord Cutting, Phones, Tablets and Other Tech Gadgets

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Our panel of technology experts returns to discuss the latest news regarding personal computers, smart phones and tablets, smart speakers, cord-cutting, and more. They’ll also discuss Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and CyberMonday deals to be on the lookout for.

Nov 25 2019

52mins

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Senator Angus King: The U.S. Senator from Maine Discusses Impeachment, Syria and Other Top Issues

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Sen. Angus King joins us from Washington, D.C., to discuss national and international stories in the news as well as his work on behalf of his constituents. We will discuss Syria, ISIS, impeachment, trade, Sen. Susan Collins, broadband, veterans’ rights and other issues affecting Mainers.

Nov 07 2019

52mins

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N.C. Wyeth: The Legacy of a Great American Painter and Illustrator—and His Life in Maine

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The Portland Museum of Art is featuring a major retrospective exhibit of N.C. Wyeth’s life and art. As the patriarch of a three-generation dynasty of renowned artists, N.C. Wyeth is considered one of America’s foremost painters and illustrators. His work often showcases Maine landscapes and is inexorably tied to the aura of our region. We discuss how Maine shaped Wyeth’s sensibility, and learn some of the lesser-known aspects of his life—and we’ll talk about his impact and legacy as an artist. His grandson, Jamie Wyeth—a renowned artist himself—will join the discussion.

Nov 12 2019

48mins

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Acupuncture: How and Whether This Treatment Works & Why It Has Gained Popularity

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Acupuncture has gone from being considered a more fringe technique to a widely accepted and practiced method of addressing health problems. This traditional Chinese medical practice of inserting needles in the skin at strategic points in the body is most often used to treat pain. But it has been embraced more recently for everything from anxiety to weight loss. We'll learn about how the Western medical community and scientific researchers view acupuncture, how it is being applied today, and what other wellness practices are often used alongside acupuncture.

Dec 10 2019

52mins

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Best & Overlooked Books: Recommended Reads of 2019

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Our panelists discuss the books that got people reading this year, those that should have received more attention, and the classics they chose to revisit. And we'll hear from listeners and local authors about books that they enjoyed the most in the past year.

Dec 06 2019

49mins

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Cancel Culture: How Does This Societal Trend Affect People, For Better or For Worse?

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When former President Barack Obama called out "woke" "cancel culture" in a speech last month, social media exploded. Reaction was also swift and passionate in newspaper editorials and on television talk shows — many thanked him for encouraging more forgiveness in our society,while others were angry, saying his views were out of touch. "Cancel culture" or the related "callout culture" — terms used on college campuses for some time — are now entering the mainstream lexicon. They refer to the phenomenon of someone being shunned or shamed for saying or doing something that is not considered appropriate or politically correct. It's applied when young people on social media shut out a peer who has offended others, or when a politician or celebrity does something unacceptable by today's standards and becomes "canceled," often losing their job or their following. We'll discuss what political correctness means today and whether the idea of ideological purity has gone too far.

Dec 05 2019

52mins

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Age-Friendly Communities: Maine's Statewide Efforts to Make Places More Livable for All Ages

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In October, Governor Mills designated Maine an age-friendly state, where all ages can stay active and connected and be able to maintain quality of life. With 69 municipalities enrolled in AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, we’ll learn what it means to be considered ‘age-friendly’ and about efforts that bring together community, state and age-friendly leaders to develop a statewide action plan.

Dec 03 2019

52mins

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The Future of Maine's Forests: How Does the State Plan to Develop Our Vital Forest Industry?

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One in every 24 Maine jobs is in the forest products industry, and it contributes about one in 20 GDP dollars in our state. We’ll examine what the Mills’ administration has planned to develop the forestry industry while also addressing climate change and sustainability issues. Experts will address matters pertaining to the future of forest products, what other nations are doing to develop their forestry industry, and the tension between existing industry and those wanting new investment. Shane O’Neil , Forest Industry Business Development Manager, University of Maine Patrick Strauch , Executive Director, Maine Forest Products Council Marina Bowie , Executive Director, Biobased Maine Patty Cormier , Director, Maine Forest Service

Dec 02 2019

52mins

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Apples of Maine: We Learn about this Iconic Crop and Its Importance To The State's Economy & Culture

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This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (original air date Oct. 2, 2019); no calls will be taken. It's prime apple-picking season! We’ll talk about growing apples, different varieties, the history of apple orchards in Maine, how much the apple harvest contributes to the economy, and where to go to pick apples. We’ll hear from a few Maine orchard owners, and also discuss John Bunker’s new book “Apples and the Art of Detection,” which explains how to track down, identify and preserve rare apples.

Dec 01 2019

52mins

Play

Kindness: What Role Does Kindness Play in Our Lives

Podcast cover
Read more
This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show; no calls will be taken. In conjunction with the PBS airing at 8 p.m. Feb. 9, of the Mr. Rogers documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" and as part of Maine Public’s statewide Good Neighbors initiative, we discuss the role that kindness plays in our world and share stories from our listeners about the power of goodness in their lives.

Nov 28 2019

49mins

Play

Maine Food Traditions: Thanksgiving Recipes, Iconic Maine Foods, Cultural Traditions, Holiday Dishes

Podcast cover
Read more
Our panel of culinary experts share ideas for common and less-obvious dishes to make for the holidays (Thanksgiving and beyond), with some recipes from our panelists and listeners—as well as advice on making traditional Thanksgiving dishes. We will hear from various communities about their food traditions and beloved dishes.

Nov 27 2019

52mins

Play

Gift Guide: Our 8th Annual Guide to Made-in-Maine Products, Services and Other Gifts For the Season

Podcast cover
Read more
Mainers weigh in with their favorite made-in-Maine gifts. We’ll hear from craftspeople, artists, authors, small store owners and Etsy business operators about what they produce and where to find it. These products and services reflect the depth of innovation and entrepreneurship in Maine.

Nov 26 2019

52mins

Play

Tech Team: The Latest in Smart Home Devices, Cord Cutting, Phones, Tablets and Other Tech Gadgets

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Our panel of technology experts returns to discuss the latest news regarding personal computers, smart phones and tablets, smart speakers, cord-cutting, and more. They’ll also discuss Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and CyberMonday deals to be on the lookout for.

Nov 25 2019

52mins

Play

Inconspicuous Consumption: A New Book Explores How Consumer Choices Can Affect Climate Change

Podcast cover
Read more
This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (original air date September 10, 2019); no calls will be taken. Former New York Times science writer Tatiana Schlossberg joins us to discuss her new book Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don’t Know You Have . The book is about how just about everything we use, buy, eat, wear, etc. has a connection to climate change, and how consumers can be more cognizant of the impacts of their lifestyle and purchasing choices. Joining us for the conversation will be a climate change expert and anthropologist from the University of Maine . Starting next Monday, Maine Public and more than 220 other news outlets around the world will present a weeklong series of stories on climate change. The special series, "Covering Climate Now,” comes in advance of the United Nations Climate Action Summit on Monday Sept. 23 in New York.

Nov 22 2019

52mins

Play

Redefining School Success: Maine Education Leaders Seek Community Input In Meeting Student Needs

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Through many federal mandates, our country has long relied on test scores to objectively define school success. But what does “success” mean for students, teachers and families? Maine schools are working to shift away from emphasizing assessments and standardized tests as isolated measures of success, instead making way for a more holistic approach to learning and gauging students’ readiness as global citizens of the future.

Nov 18 2019

52mins

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Commissioner Jerry Reid: Priorities and Challenges for Maine's Dept of Environmental Protection

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We discuss the issues of the day that Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection oversees, including: chemical disposal, air and water quality, land use and waste management. As DEP Commissioner, Reid is also closely tied to the state’s concerted efforts to address climate change through greater focus on sustainable practices.

Nov 14 2019

48mins

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N.C. Wyeth: The Legacy of a Great American Painter and Illustrator—and His Life in Maine

Podcast cover
Read more
The Portland Museum of Art is featuring a major retrospective exhibit of N.C. Wyeth’s life and art. As the patriarch of a three-generation dynasty of renowned artists, N.C. Wyeth is considered one of America’s foremost painters and illustrators. His work often showcases Maine landscapes and is inexorably tied to the aura of our region. We discuss how Maine shaped Wyeth’s sensibility, and learn some of the lesser-known aspects of his life—and we’ll talk about his impact and legacy as an artist. His grandson, Jamie Wyeth—a renowned artist himself—will join the discussion.

Nov 12 2019

48mins

Play

Military Appreciation: What is Being Done for Current and Veteran Military Mainers

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This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (original air date May 14, 2019); no calls will be taken. We discuss the challenges facing veterans and military families, and the support services available, in a state with no active military bases.

Nov 11 2019

52mins

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Between War & Here: NPR War Correspondents Address the Impacts of War In a Performance in Maine

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Leading into Veterans Day, we speak with longtime NPR war correspondents Neal Conan and Anne Garrels, who are in Maine as part of the East Coast tour of “Between War & Here.” The performance combines music, poetry and memoir to explore the themes of honor, courage, loss and hope. The journalists have teamed up with the chamber group Ensemble Galilei for this project, and will share their stories from their reporting careers as well as their involvement with this artistic collaboration. Ensemble Galilei’s founder Carolyn Surrick joins the discussion as well.

Nov 08 2019

49mins

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Senator Angus King: The U.S. Senator from Maine Discusses Impeachment, Syria and Other Top Issues

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Sen. Angus King joins us from Washington, D.C., to discuss national and international stories in the news as well as his work on behalf of his constituents. We will discuss Syria, ISIS, impeachment, trade, Sen. Susan Collins, broadband, veterans’ rights and other issues affecting Mainers.

Nov 07 2019

52mins

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Conserving Maine's Islands: What's Being Done to Protect Maine Islands from Climate Change & Threats

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Climate change has the potential to wreak havoc on Maine’s coast and coastal islands. Since 1950, the sea level along the coast of Maine has risen eight inches and is continuing to rise at the rate of one inch every eight years. Warming waters and ocean acidification present additional challenges to those residing and making a living on Maine’s islands. Multiple efforts are underway to protect and conserve Maine's coastal islands, beaches, marshes, bold coast, working harbors and more against erosion and damage from strong waves and storm surges. We discuss those threats and initiatives to increase access to the Maine coast for recreational use and commercial access.

Nov 06 2019

52mins

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Hydro-Québec: CEO Éric Martel Discusses The Power Company's Priorities and Presence in Maine

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Éric Martel took office as president and chief executive officer of Hydro - Québec in 2015. He joins us to answer questions about Hydro Quebec’s plans to bring power to and through Maine. We’ll discuss the controversial CMP corridor and whether or not the transmission line would help the state reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the company’s green energy goals, and their involvement with the new electric vehicle charging corridor Gov. Janet Mills announced last week.

Nov 05 2019

52mins

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