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2nd Annual Maine Calling 'Made in Maine Gift Guide' Edit | Remove

  Just in time for Christmas - the 2nd Annual Maine Calling Made in Maine Gift Guide, a survey of the most unusual and most Maine-inspired gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

Host Jennifer Rooks was joined by:

Alex Steed, co-founder of Knack Factory and BDN blogger on Bourbon, Portland, Beer, Politics.

Party Planning

Nov 13, 2013

  As the holidays fast approach, tips and advice on planning a party, whether for two or two hundred guests!

Host Jennifer Rooks was joined by 

Fayth Preyer - Bar Manager for the State Theatre and Port City Music Hall 

Alicia Allen - Marketing and Web Manager at Abacus Gallery 

Sallie Tyler, The PaperWhite Room

Getting Your Home Ready for Winter Edit | Remove

  Winter weather is not too far away. Experts give some tips and suggestions for getting your home ready for winter-  from insulating to air seals.

Host Keith Shortall was joined by 

Claire Betze, Residential Energy Auditor and HERS Rater 

Helen C. Watts, PE, Helen Watts Engineering, PLLC

Ghost Stories

Oct 31, 2013

  Just in time for Halloween - ghost stories of Maine (and maybe one from New Hampshire)

Host Keith Shortall was joined by 

Tom Verde, author of Maine Ghosts and Legends

The Computer Guys

Oct 22, 2013

  Our Mac and PC experts answered your computer questions.

Host Keith Shortall was joined by 

Jared Maxfield, owner of Necessary Technology 

Andrew Rosenstein, founder of Techport

Broadband in Maine

Oct 2, 2013

  What are the options and obstacles regarding high speed internet in Maine? How do we get from dial up and DSL to internet speeds needed for today's high tech world.

Host Jennifer Rooks will be joined by 

Allyson Handley, President, University of Maine at Augusta (Maine Broadband Task Force member) 

Peter Mills, Executive Director, Maine Turnpike Authority (Maine Broadband Task Force member) 

Joshua Broder, President, Tilson Technology Management 

  The Maine Historical Society recently hosted an address by author, Richard Rubin.

Rubin, a Maine author, discussed his recent book The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten War.

This talk was recorded September 19, 2013 at the Maine Historical Society in Portland.

Richard Rubin

  Another in our What Does It Mean series. Today we discussed the challenges facing and the opportunities available to young people in Maine?

Host Jennifer Rooks was joined by 

Alex Steed, Co-founder of Knack Factory, a creative and commercial content company in Portland 

Emily Burnham, Arts and Lifestyle Columnist and blogger at Bangor Daily News

Chace Jackson, Finance Director at Troy Jackson for Congress 

Mark Vogelzang

Sep 23, 2013

  As Maine Calling begins its expanded schedule, MPBN's CEO Mark Vogelzang was here to answer your questions and take your comments about what lies ahead for public radio and TV in our state and beyond.

Host Jennifer Rooks was joined by 

Mark Vogelzang, MPBN President and CEO

Charter Schools

Sep 5, 2013

  Host Jennifer Rooks was joined by 

Richard Barnes, a founding member and former Vice Chair of the Maine Charter School Commission

Glenn Cummings, President, Maine Academy of Natural Sciences 

Kelli Pryor, Board chair, Baxter Academy for Technology and Science

GLBT in Maine

Jul 11, 2013

  The Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender community in Maine.

Host Keith Shortall was joined by 

Ali Vander Zanden, Political Director of Equality Maine

Dal Maxwell, SAGE Maine (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) board, member of transgender community

Frank Brooks: SAGE Maine board, social worker 

  What do we know about people who used to live in Maine, a long time ago? Two archaeologists will discuss with us the past twelve-thousand years... and some of the archaeological work going on today.

Host Jennifer Rooks was joined by: 

Leith Smith, Maine Historic Preservation Commission 

Bruce Bourque, Maine State Museum and Bates College

  NPR reporter Quil Lawrence, a Maine native, was the keynote speaker of the 2013 Encore Leadership Corps Summit. Lawrence spoke about growing up in rural Maine and the importance of citizen journalism.

While currently covering veterans affairs for NPR, Lawrence is the former NPR bureau chief in Kabul and a former Jerusalem correspondent for PRI’s The World.

This talk was recorded May 20, 2013 at the Harborside Hotel, in Bar Harbor.

  The Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine recently hosted a forum discussion entitled “Examining Maine’s Options Under the Affordable Care Act”.

Due to time constraints, we were not able to bring you the full panel discussion on-air. In addition to the on-air version, we have provided the original version that includes the full panel discussion.

Wired Maine

Mar 27, 2013

  The electrification of Maine during the 20th century, and how a rural state became modern.

Host Keith Shortall was joined by:

Steve Bromage, Executive Director of the Maine Historical Society

Ernest Freeberg, distinguished professor of humanities at the Univ. of Tennessee and author of The Age of Edison - Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America