Trends: 2018

Jan 2, 2018

Two in-the-know Mainers and the author of The Washington Post’s annual "In/Out list" join us to talk about the trends to look forward to, and the ones to be leery of, in the new year.


Jessica Contrera, who writes The Washington Post's annual New Year's "In/Out List"

Brian Kevin, managing editor, Down East magazine

Shannon Bryan, founder of and former editor of

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 


  Thanksgiving tips and food trends and forgotten foods and flavors.

Host Keith Shortall was joined by:

Sandy Oliver - food historian and author of Maine Home Cooking and co-author of Giving Thanks: Thanksgiving History and Recipes from Pilgrims to Pumpkin Pie

Michael Sanders - nonfiction writer and author of Fresh From Maine

Food Trends of 2012

Feb 28, 2012

  The South Beach Food and Wine Festival took place at the end of February.  JM Hirsch was there covering it. We'll talk to him about the event and get Kathy Gunst's reactions.

Host Keith Shortall speaks with:

JM Hirsch, Head Food Writer for the AP and

Kathy Gunst, Chef and Author

  Learn which make and model of automobile works best for families among other automotive nuggets.

Host Jonathan P. Smith speaks with:

Jamie Page Deaton, Automotive Editor for US News & World Report

 Jamie Page Deaton's "Best Cars" blog on the US News & World Report website