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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...

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

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

    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 innovation and entrepreneurship in Maine.

    • 52 min
    Investing in Maine: Harold Alfond Foundation Grant Aims to Foster Growth & Opportunity in Maine

    Investing in Maine: Harold Alfond Foundation Grant Aims to Foster Growth & Opportunity in Maine

    The Harold Alfond Foundation recently announced an unprecedented grant of more than $500 million to higher education and research institutions in Maine, with the goal of fostering growth and opportunities for Maine's future. We learn about the diverse ways in which the grant recipients will apply those funds, and what they see as the best approaches to promote Maine's economy. Greg Powell, chairman of the board, Harold Alfond Foundation Joseph Aoun, president, Northeastern University Kim

    • 52 min
    Mindfulness: How & Why Being Mindful Can Foster Well-Being During Stressful Times

    Mindfulness: How & Why Being Mindful Can Foster Well-Being During Stressful Times

    Mindfulness has gained popularity in recent years for its role in helping people to improve their lives, from sleeping better to losing weight to reducing anxiety. It has become even more popular during the pandemic, and the other challenges of 2020, in giving people a way to manage these stressful times. We'll learn how and why mindfulness contributes to health and well-being.

    • 55 min
    Kenneth C. Davis: History Author Discusses New Book on Dictators & Democracy; Studying History

    Kenneth C. Davis: History Author Discusses New Book on Dictators & Democracy; Studying History

    October 28 marked the anniversary of Mussolini’s March on Rome, an act of political theater that took place nearly 100 years ago. It led to handing the future dictator the reins of power. Hitler watched Mussolini and learned. "Don’t Know Much About History" author Kenneth C. Davis discusses his new book and what these five dictators had in common, how they seized power, and what their stories teach us today. Kenneth C. Davis , author of the New York Times best-selling book, "Don’t Know Much

    • 55 min
    Cooking During the Pandemic: Top Chefs Offer Advice on Simple Dishes & Creative Twists

    Cooking During the Pandemic: Top Chefs Offer Advice on Simple Dishes & Creative Twists

    We talk with two celebrated Maine chefs about cooking at home during the pandemic. Chefs Cara Stadler and Ilma Lopez join us to offer advice on how to use simple ingredients in creative ways, comfort foods to make—including those from different cultures—and how to approach some of the popular pandemic dishes, like home-baked bread and fermented or preserved foods.

    • 55 min

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