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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...

    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

    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 patterns.

    • 52 min
    Automotive News & Advice: Car Repair & Maintenance During Pandemic; New Electric Vehicles

    Automotive News & Advice: Car Repair & Maintenance During Pandemic; New Electric Vehicles

    Our automotive experts return to discuss news from the auto world, including GMC’s entry into the EV world with its all-electric, $100k Hummer and the latest from Tesla. We'll get answers on what to do to maintain and repair cars that have been sitting for too long during the pandemic, and we'll get tips on preparing your car for winter driving.

    • 52 min
    Jessica Meir: NASA Astronaut, Maine Native Talks About Her Time in Space & Plans For the Future

    Jessica Meir: NASA Astronaut, Maine Native Talks About Her Time in Space & Plans For the Future

    Jessica Meir , NASA astronaut, marine biologist and native of Caribou, Maine, made history one year ago when she and colleague Christina Koch made the first all-female spacewalk while on the International Space Station. We'll talk with Meir about her six months spent in space, her experience since returning to Earth — and to the pandemic — in April, and her plans for the future.

    • 52 min
    Dr. Nirav Shah: Maine CDC Director Answers Questions About COVID-19 Increases & What Lies Ahead

    Dr. Nirav Shah: Maine CDC Director Answers Questions About COVID-19 Increases & What Lies Ahead

    As the state sees increased COVID-19 cases yet keeps our overall positivity rate low, we talk with Nirav Shah , director, Maine Center for Disease Control, about the trajectory of the pandemic here in Maine.

    • 52 min
    Ways To Help: Mainers Step Up During the Pandemic to Help One Another in a Variety of Ways

    Ways To Help: Mainers Step Up During the Pandemic to Help One Another in a Variety of Ways

    https://extension.umaine.edu/ From finding ways to get food to those who need it, to helping healthcare workers de-stress, to assisting older Mainers, we learn about all the ways that people have found to help one another during the pandemic.

    • 52 min
    Matthew Dunlap: Maine's Secretary of State Answers Questions in Lead-Up to Election Day

    Matthew Dunlap: Maine's Secretary of State Answers Questions in Lead-Up to Election Day

    Matthew Dunlap , Maine Secretary of State, returns to address the complexities and confusion that remain in the day s before the election, including the ins and outs of absentee voting and ranked choice voting. He'll also discuss the U.S. Census, motor vehicle questions and more.

    • 52 min

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