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Every weekday, our Maine Calling program digs into topics and issues with listeners across the state in a statewide conversation. While the coronavirus crisis is at its height, host Jennifer Rooks will lead conversations about how the spread of COVID-19 is affecting people throughout our region. Upcoming topics will include: answers to medical questions; how businesses are impacted by the crisis; childcare issues; how to deal with anxiety and uncertainty; what Maine towns are doing to cope; how faith leaders are addressing this emergency; what Maine's Congressional delegation is doing to help; and how colleges, professors and students are reacting to changes caused by the pandemic. Special thanks to The University of Maine at Augusta , Dead River Company , and Modern Pest Services for their support. 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. While the coronavirus crisis is at its height, host Jennifer Rooks will lead conversations about how the spread of COVID-19 is affecting people throughout our region. Upcoming topics will include: answers to medical questions; how businesses are impacted by the crisis; childcare issues; how to deal with anxiety and uncertainty; what Maine towns are doing to cope; how faith leaders are addressing this emergency; what Maine's Congressional delegation is doing to help; and how colleges, professors and students are reacting to changes caused by the pandemic. Special thanks to The University of Maine at Augusta , Dead River Company , and Modern Pest Services for their support. Loading...

    Month in Review: We Discuss the Top Maine News from May—Most Pandemic-Related, Some Not

    Month in Review: We Discuss the Top Maine News from May—Most Pandemic-Related, Some Not

    Our panel of editorial page editors returns to discuss the news of the past month, including: controversy over re-opening Maine's economy; how Governor Mills and Maine CDC are handling the response to the epidemic; widespread job loss and unemployment fraud; what's happening with the U.S. Census; and more.

    • 49 min
    Conspiracy Theories: What Do Some People Believe & What Makes These Theories Take Hold in Society?

    Conspiracy Theories: What Do Some People Believe & What Makes These Theories Take Hold in Society?

    Conspiracy theories can range from the absurd to the believable. Currently, there are plenty of conspiracy theories about COVID-19 – where it originated, if it’s related to 5G, and more. We’ll discuss why some conspiracy theories stick, what makes people believe certain ideas, and how they can polarize society.

    • 52 min
    High School Students: How is the Pandemic Affecting High School Students Now and in the Future?

    High School Students: How is the Pandemic Affecting High School Students Now and in the Future?

    The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on students of all ages. We discuss the many ways in which high schools students have been affected, academically and emotionally. Remote learning and social distancing have altered their schooling and many have missed out on the landmark events that mark the high school experience. For juniors and seniors, the path to college or other post-secondary plans may be in limbo. We discuss how they are handling the changes during this critical period of their

    • 52 min
    Personal Finance Advice: Saving, Investing and Planning for the Future During the Pandemic

    Personal Finance Advice: Saving, Investing and Planning for the Future During the Pandemic

    Personal finance expert Michelle Singletary answers listener questions about money management and financial issues during the Covid-19 pandemic. Topics include the pros and cons of accessing an early withdrawal from your 401k as permitted by the CARES Act, how to work with lenders if you are unable to pay loans because of a layoff or furlough, whether to refinance your home and more.

    • 52 min
    Maine History: From Statehood Through the Civil War

    Maine History: From Statehood Through the Civil War

    This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (original air date Feb 21, 2020); no calls will be taken. This show is part of Maine Calling's ongoing coverage of topics relating to Maine's bicentennial. In this segment, our panel of historians explains how Maine evolved in the pivotal years between becoming a state in 1820 through Maine's involvement in the Civil War. We'll learn about the pivotal figures of the day, and how Maine's cultural, economic and political landscape evolved during the 19th

    • 52 min
    Maine CDC Director Nirav Shah: Updates On The State Response To The COVID-19 Pandemic

    Maine CDC Director Nirav Shah: Updates On The State Response To The COVID-19 Pandemic

    Dr. Nirav Shah , director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, joins us to discuss the latest in the state's efforts to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. We'll discuss new federal funding, increased testing, outbreaks, use of protective equipment and masks, antibody tests, medications and research, and we'll take your questions.

    • 49 min

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