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  What steps should be taken now to get ready for retirement and to ensure financial security later in life.

Host Jennifer Rooks will be joined by 

Matthew R. Dubois, Esq., Vogel & Dubois

Janet E. Cobb, MBA | Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. 

Kerry Peabody, CSA, CLTC, Long Term Care, Life & Disability Insurance Agent 

Philanthropy

Nov 5, 2013

  As the holiday season fast approaches, a guide to good giving and teaching the young to give wisely.

Host Keith Shortall was joined by 

Laura Young, Vice President, Philanthropy at the Maine Community Foundation 

Barbara Edmond, Maine Philanthropy Center 

Lori Roming, Research & Program Officer at Unity Foundation

Cars with Jamie and John

Oct 8, 2013

  Our automotive experts returned to answer all of your car buying/fixing questions.

Host Jennifer Rooks was joined by 

Jamie Page Deaton, USNews and World Reports Automotive Editor 

John Paul, public affairs manager for AAA Southern New England

Manufacturing, Education and High Paying Jobs

Oct 3, 2013

  Getting the right education for high tech, high paying jobs in Maine. What skills are needed to fill the gap in our state's manufacuturing sector. Host Jennifer Rooks was joined by: 

Lisa G. Martin, Executive Director, The Manufacturers Association of Maine 

Nicholas D'Antonio, Program Manager, Dream It. Do It., The Manufacturing Institute 

Frank Sherburne/Superintendent, Bonny Eagle Schools, MSAD #6 sector.

The Computer Guys

Sep 25, 2013

  A Mac guy and a PC guy were here to answer your questions about the latest developments in the tech world.

Host Jennifer Rooks was joined by 

Jared Maxfield, owner of Necessary Technology 

Andrew Rosenstein, founder of Techport

  What's the difference between a bank and a credit union and which is better for your hard-earned money?

Host Jennifer Rooks was joined by: 

John Murphy, President of the Maine Credit Union League 

Chris Pinkham, President of the Maine Bankers Association

The ACA and what it will mean for businesses in our state.

Host Jennifer Rooks was joined by 

Seth Goodall, SBA’s New England Regional Administrator 

David R. Clough,NFIB/Maine State Director 

Mitchell Stein, Policy Director at Consumers for Affordable Health Care

The Business of Art

Aug 8, 2013

  The business of fine art in Maine. How difficult is it for gallery owners and artists in today's challenging economy? And how do the arts tie in with tourism and other economic activity.

Host Jennifer Rooks was joined by: 

Barbara Ernst Prey/Artist, Gallery Owner, Serves on the National Endowment for the Arts 

Caren-Marie Michel/Artist, Officer of Union of Maine Visual Artists and Sacarappa Arts Collective 

  The latest news from the world of cars, SUV's and mini-vans.

Host Jennifer Rooks was joined by 

Jamie Page Deaton, US News and World Report Automotive Editor 

John Paul, AAA Southern New England Car Doctor

The Computer Guys

Jul 23, 2013

  Answers to computer questions and problems from a Mac guy and a PC guy. They discussed the latest in tech news and answered questions about the latest laptops, upgrading your devices or which is better - a tablet or traditional computer.

Host Keith Shortall was joined by 

Jared Maxfield, owner of Necessary Technology

and Andrew Rosenstein, founder of Techport

  A panel of experts with advice on wills and estate planning were present.

Host Keith Shortall was joined by:

Thomas Rogers, Financial planner and president of the Maine Estate Planning Council 

Martha (Meg) Greene, Attorney and Partner with Brann and Isaacson who specializes in estate planning

[ Wills and Estates originally aired on Maine Calling April 4, 2013.]

  How small businesses create jobs, how best to market yourself, and where the best places are to look for work.

Host Jennifer Rooks was joined by 

Mary Kozicki LaFontaine, Manager, Lewiston CareerCenter

Tom Dowd, owner of a Professional Development & Coaching company and author of "The Transformation of a Doubting Thomas: Growing from a Cynic to a Professional in the Corporate World" 

The Computer Guys

Jun 19, 2013

  Answers to all of your computer questions - be they Mac, PC or tablet.

Host Keith Shortall was joined by 

Andrew Rosenstein, Techport 

Jared Maxfield, Necessary Technology

Craft Beer in Maine

Jun 13, 2013

  On the eve of THE Festival - an event CNN called one of the 7 'don't miss U.S. beer fests,' we learn about Maine craft beers/trends.

Host Keith Shortall was joined by 

Daniel Shelton, Shelton Brothers Importers; Co-host, High and Mighty Beer Show on WHMP-AM 

Gene Beck, Owner, Nocturnum Draft Haus, Bangor 

Daniel Kleban, Co-owner/Director of Business Operations, Maine Beer Company, Freeport, and president of the Maine Brewer's Guild 

 

  What's being done to address hunger in Maine?

Host Jennifer Rooks was joined by:

Brenda Davis, hunger advocate

Kristen Miale of Good Shepherd Food Bank

and Jon Paradise, Assistant Vice President of Governmental and Public Affairs, Maine Credit Union League

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