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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.

Harmful idiots

By StanleyHalas - Jun 30 2016
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Perpetrators are held responsible, there's no culture of rape. The Stanford victim was helped by NORMAL people. People like the VAST majority of people who know better. Also stop and look at statistics before you state them at facts. The rate of rape is too high, but nowhere near 1 in 5. Ignorant asses like you do nothing to help

iTunes Ratings

33 Ratings
Average Ratings
27
4
0
1
1

Great Maine content!

By Hgsyibdtijgd - Jul 22 2019
Read more
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.

Harmful idiots

By StanleyHalas - Jun 30 2016
Read more
Perpetrators are held responsible, there's no culture of rape. The Stanford victim was helped by NORMAL people. People like the VAST majority of people who know better. Also stop and look at statistics before you state them at facts. The rate of rape is too high, but nowhere near 1 in 5. Ignorant asses like you do nothing to help
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Maine Calling

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Rank #1: Inconspicuous Consumption: A New Book Explores How Consumer Choices Can Affect Climate Change

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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.
Sep 10 2019
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Rank #2: Lighthouses in Maine: The History and Lasting Importance of these Beacons Along Maine's Coastline

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Maine’s 65 lighthouses are visible symbols of our state’s history and nautical heritage. Many of them are still in operation as beacons for guiding ships at sea. They bring in tourism, and they’re scenic accents to our landscape. We explore the history and role of lighthouses, how they work, why they are so important to our state—and we’ll hear from a longtime lighthouse keeper about his unusual lifestyle and job. This show is timed to coincide with the September issue of Down East magazine, ranks Maine lighthouses. This topic is part of Maine Calling's ongoing coverage of what is iconic in Maine.
Aug 28 2019
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Rank #3: Maine Public Utilities Commission: The Full Scope of the PUC's Work & How It Affects People's Lives

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Based on the headlines, it would be easy to think that the Maine Public Utilities Commission spends all of its time addressing issues regarding CMP. But the PUC impacts the lives of Mainers in many other ways. It regulates electric, gas, telephone and water utilities as well as setting rates that are mandated to be just and reasonable for all ratepayers. The Chairman of the PUC and the Manager of the MPUC Customer Assistance Division join us to answer questions about the work the PUC does and the utilities they regulate.
Sep 04 2019
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Rank #4: Restraint in Schools: How This Practice is Used on Maine Students & What Methods May Work Better

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A May 2019 report by Disability Rights Maine found more than 20,000 incidents in which physical restraints and seclusion were used on students in Maine schools. That number has gone up every year since 2014, despite increased awareness of and attention to the problem. Experts say restraint and seclusion are ineffective and often dangerous, and the report found that disabled students were disproportionately subjected to these troubling interventions. Current legislation - LD 1376 - seeks to track and reduce schools' use of restraint/seclusion. The bill came out of committee "ought to pass" but was carried over to the next legislative session. This Maine Calling will air on the same day that Maine Public Television re-airs the documentary film " The Kids We Lose ” (by Maine filmmaker Lisa Wolfinger) about the methods used by Dr. Ross Greene to more effectively help children with behavioral challenges.
Sep 05 2019
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Rank #5: Commissioner Laura Fortman: The Head of Maine's Department of Labor Addresses Top Job Issues

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Maine Department of Labor Commissioner Laura Fortman joins us to discuss pressing topics ranging from paid time off, minimum wage, workforce shortage, equal pay, immigrant employment, and more. In her role, she oversees the state’s labor standards, employment and training, unemployment insurance, labor market information and vocational rehabilitation. Fortman brings more than 20 years of public policy and advocacy experience to the Department of Labor. Laura Fortman led the Dept. of Labor under Governor John Baldacci from 2003 to 20011. Fortman also served as Deputy Administrator for the Wage and Hour Division at the U.S. Department of Labor from 2013 to 2017, where she was responsible for enforcing our nation’s most fundamental labor standards, including requirements for minimum wage, payment of overtime, prohibitions on child labor, the right to take leave under the Family Medical Leave Act, worker protections in immigration-related programs, such as our H-visa programs, and
Sep 03 2019
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Rank #6: Maine's Clam Harvest: What is Being Done to Improve the Health of Maine's Clam Population?

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There has been a troubling decline in recent years of Maine’s clam harvest attributed to pollution, predation, warming waters and competition. Maine collects more soft-shell clams than any other state, so the losses in this industry are significant. We’ll learn about why this is occurring and what clammers and researchers are doing to reverse the trend.
Sep 12 2019
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Rank #7: Susan Collins: The Senior U.S. Senator from Maine Discusses Top Issues In the News

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U.S. Sen. Susan Collins joins us to discuss the top issues affecting our state, nation and world.
Sep 06 2019
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Rank #8: Emergency Preparedness: How To Be Ready For Natural & Manmade Disasters

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In recognition of National Preparedness Month in September, we discuss how individuals, families and communities can be more ready to handle disasters and emergencies throughout the year. Not on ly are extreme weather-related disasters becoming more frequent, but other emergency situations have become more commonplace in society today. Our guests share tips on how best to prepare for the unexpected. Kathleen Rusley , Maine Emergency Management Association Public Outreach Coordinator Jonathan Shapiro , Regional Disaster Officer, American Red Cross- Maine Region How to Prepare for Emergencies from the Red Cross Request free smoke alarm installation Different kinds of hazards FEMA mobile app and the Red Cross mobile app Maine Calling on Fire Safety Stop the Bleed Maine Is Your Emergency Preparedness Kit Ready? Flood and Flash Flood Safety Governor Mills Signs Good Samaritan Bill Maine FEMA training
Sep 09 2019
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Rank #9: The Joy of Jazz: The History and Future of This American Art Form & Maine's Jazz Scene Today

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Before rock 'n' roll, jazz dominated the music scene in America. In the decades since Elvis and the Beatles changed the face of music, jazz has remained a steady, if somewhat diminished, uniquely American art form. A panel of jazz lovers, including Maine Public’s own Rich Tozier, join us to talk about their love of jazz and the Maine jazz scene. We’ll also hear some live jazz during the show.
Aug 30 2019
49 mins
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Rank #10: Patrick Dempsey: The Actor Continues His Humanitarian Work

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The actor from Maine, best known as "McDreamy," the heartthrob surgeon on the TV medical drama Grey's Anatomy, joins us to talk about his latest work with the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing in his hometown of Lewiston. He started the center in 2008 in honor of his mother, Amanda Dempsey, who died of ovarian cancer in 2014. The center's well-known run/walk/cycle Dempsey Challenge is on Sept. 28-29. Dempsey will also discuss his Maine roots, his career, and his involvement with race car driving.
Sep 13 2019
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