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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...

    Best & Overlooked Books: Suggestions for Good Reads, New Authors, Audiobooks & More

    Best & Overlooked Books: Suggestions for Good Reads, New Authors, Audiobooks & More

    With more people working from home and having more time on their hands, it was a banner year for readers. Our panel will share which books were their favorites of 2020. And we’ll get some recommendations for some of the best audiobooks of the year. Heidi Carter , owner of Bogan Books in Fort Kent; former graphic designer/marketing consultant Susan Conley , author of five books, including " Elsey Come Home " and " The Foremost Good Fortune "; her novel " Landslide " will be published in Feb. 2021

    • 52 min
    Civics Education: What Do Students Learn About How Our Democracy Works & Why Does it Matter

    Civics Education: What Do Students Learn About How Our Democracy Works & Why Does it Matter

    The workings of our democracy can be confusing to anyone, especially in today's political climate. Do young people get exposed to politics and government in school? We talk with educators to find out what Maine students learn about civics, and whether schools promote teaching about more controversial issues.

    • 52 min
    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

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