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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...

    State Economic Outlook: How Maine's Economy Will Fare in 2021

    State Economic Outlook: How Maine's Economy Will Fare in 2021

    As Maine struggles to recover from the devastation of the pandemic, the year ahead will be critical for our state’s economic stability. Our panel discusses the economic outlook for Maine in 2021. Amanda Rector , Maine state economist Andrew Crawley , assistant professor, School of Economics, University of Maine in Orono Yellow Light Breen , president & CEO, Maine Development Foundation Gary Vogel, past president, Maine Real Estate & Development Association 'We Cannot Afford Inaction':

    • 52 min
    National News: A Second Impeachment & What May Happen In The Last Days of Trump's Presidency

    National News: A Second Impeachment & What May Happen In The Last Days of Trump's Presidency

    As the House votes for a second impeachment of President Trump in the wake of the insurrection at the Capitol, the nation is watching to see what the last days of the Trump Administration will bring. We discuss repercussions of the siege in D.C., and what to expect of our government leaders and citizenry as Inauguration Day approaches.

    • 52 min
    Mill Town: New Book by Kerri Arsenault Tells the Tale of A Hometown Supported & Destroyed By Mill

    Mill Town: New Book by Kerri Arsenault Tells the Tale of A Hometown Supported & Destroyed By Mill

    We speak with Maine author Kerri Arsenault about her new book, “Mill Town.” Part personal story and part investigative reporting, Arsenault documents how her childhood in a typical Maine mill town illustrates the plight of the working class, and the hazards brought on by the very entities that support these working-class families. The book examines the mixed feelings people have for places they call home.

    • 50 min
    Polarized Nation: Why Are Americans So Divided & Can We Unite?

    Polarized Nation: Why Are Americans So Divided & Can We Unite?

    President-elect Joe Biden has asked Americans to come together and "stop treating opponents as enemies." Is it possible? We'll examine the historic and sociological roots of the growing polarization that we see all around us--and how it is tied not only to politics, but to people's deeper sense of identity. We'll discuss what it might take to "heal" the nation.

    • 54 min
    National Political Analysis: Chaos in Nation's Capital; Trump's Last Days; Georgia Election Results

    National Political Analysis: Chaos in Nation's Capital; Trump's Last Days; Georgia Election Results

    The siege on the Capitol has further muddied the last days of President Trump's time in office. Our political analysts discuss: electoral college votes; movement toward impeachment or invoking the 25th Amendment; the implications of the Georgia election; and how major developments on the national front might affect Maine.

    • 52 min
    Governor Janet Mills: Reaction to Capitol News; State Covid Response; Budget Priorities & More

    Governor Janet Mills: Reaction to Capitol News; State Covid Response; Budget Priorities & More

    Gov. Janet Mills returns to talk about the state’s pandemic response and economic impacts as she rolls out the new budget, and to discuss her legislative priorities in 2021. We’ll also address the news out of Washington, D.C.

    • 52 min

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