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Every weekday, our Maine Calling program digs into topics and issues with listeners across the state in a statewide conversation. Maine Calling’s Your Vote 2020 coverage is brought to you by AARP of Maine , The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein and MEMIC . Loading...

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Every weekday, our Maine Calling program digs into topics and issues with listeners across the state in a statewide conversation. Maine Calling’s Your Vote 2020 coverage is brought to you by AARP of Maine , The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein and MEMIC . Loading...

    Climate Action: New State Goals to Prevent & Prepare for Climate Change

    Climate Action: New State Goals to Prevent & Prepare for Climate Change

    Climate challenges facing Maine range from extreme weather to sea-level rise to warming waters. We'll discuss how climate science informs policy and real action, as we learn about the new state climate action plan. It focuses on areas such as transportation, renewable energy and agriculture, and sets bold goals for greenhouse gas emissions.

    • 52 min
    Economic Recovery: State Committee Outlines Plan for Maine's Recovery from the Pandemic

    Economic Recovery: State Committee Outlines Plan for Maine's Recovery from the Pandemic

    Just as pressing as the health concerns of the coronavirus pandemic are the economic concerns facing Maine. The Governor's Economic Recovery Committee has just rolled out its state action plan. We talk with the committee's leaders to find out what steps Maine will take, now and in the years to come, to create a healthy economy.

    • 52 min
    Tribal History: How Wabanaki People Have Lived & Worked and Faced Challenges Here

    Tribal History: How Wabanaki People Have Lived & Worked and Faced Challenges Here

    The four Wabanaki tribes in Maine—Micmac, Maliseet, Penobscot and Passamaquoddy—have been here since long before Europeans arrived and Maine became a state. We will discuss tribal history in Maine, and learn about the significant challenges and advances among Native Americans in Maine over the years. This is part of our ongoing series of bicentennial shows about Maine's history.

    • 52 min
    Sleep Health: How These Stressful Times Affect Your Sleep & What Can Be Done To Help

    Sleep Health: How These Stressful Times Affect Your Sleep & What Can Be Done To Help

    This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (original air date Oct. 29, 2020); no calls will be taken. Of the many side effects that COVID-19 has had on people's wellbeing, sleep often comes up in conversation as something that has been disrupted during the pandemic. We will talk with medical experts about how sleep is integrated with overall mental and physical health, what ways the pandemic is affecting people's sleep (and even their dreams), and approaches that can help foster healthy sleep

    • 52 min
    Maine-Made Finds: Our 9th Annual "Made in Maine' Gift Guide

    Maine-Made Finds: Our 9th Annual "Made in Maine' Gift Guide

    We are re-airing this program at 7 pm on Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, 2020, (original air date Nov. 24); no calls will be taken. With the economic distress that the pandemic has caused, supporting the local economy has become even more vital. Seeking out holiday gifts from Maine-based sources is one way to do that. 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

    • 52 min
    Life Lessons: The Best Advice You've Ever Received—or Given—and Why

    Life Lessons: The Best Advice You've Ever Received—or Given—and Why

    What's the best advice you've ever gotten? Or given? We pose these questions to well-known figures around Maine, as well as to anyone who wants to weigh in, and gain some wisdom about how to approach life.

    • 52 min

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