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News and information for the people of Maine

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News and information for the people of Maine

    Collins accidentally airs ad supporting Gideon

    Collins accidentally airs ad supporting Gideon

    Esther, Ben and Mike discuss new advertising in Maine’s U.S. Senate race, including an aggressive ad from the Lincoln project, an incredibly defensive commercial from Collins on campaign contributions and

    How to safely re-open Maine’s schools, and legislature

    How to safely re-open Maine’s schools, and legislature

    Science, policy, politics and posturing have converged in the conversations over whether and how to reopen Maine’s legislature. When it comes to schools, individual districts are being left to make

    The final phase of Maine’s most important campaigns has begun

    The final phase of Maine’s most important campaigns has begun

    This week on the Beacon podcast, Esther, Ben and Mike discuss the primary and referendum election results up and down the ballot, including a game of “So you think you

    What are Maine colleges and universities’ plans for this fall?

    What are Maine colleges and universities’ plans for this fall?

    As the fall semester rapidly approaches, Esther Pew talks to Maggie Chipman, a student at Southern Maine Community College and Ruth Ann Paquette, a student at Unity College, about how

    Maine, U.S. diverge in COVID-19 spread, but that’s not the whole story

    Maine, U.S. diverge in COVID-19 spread, but that’s not the whole story

    Maine’s cases of COVID-19 have held steady or fallen in recent weeks as more of the state has re-opened. At the same time, the nation as a whole is seeing

    Pandemic and protest shape Maine’s Pride celebrations

    Pandemic and protest shape Maine’s Pride celebrations

    Chris O’Connor of EqualityMaine and Pride Portland! joins the podcast this week to discuss a different kind of Pride in 2020 and the trans activists of color who led the

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

puckl ,

Good stuff

Smart and approachable hosts discussing and analyzing Maine politics with interesting guests. I’m really glad this show exists. We need more of these podcasts that look at local issues in an engaging way.

eye_day ,

So Helpful

The focus here is on informing Mainers on state issues, candidates, and upcoming votes. We are lucky to hear from these energetic and caring young activists working for Maine People’s Alliance. They are my rays of hope.

marysdaughter ,

All Mainers should listen!

Great way to keep up to date on all the political happenings in Maine. Thanks to the Maine People's Alliance for doing this!

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