Susan Sharon

Deputy News Director

Susan is the deputy news director who handles assignments and planning by the news staff. She's also a general assignment reporter who began her career at MPBN working at the State House in 1992. Since then she has covered major political and environmental stories, winning national awards for her beat reporting twice from the Society for Environmental Journalists. Her coverage of labor issues, including an investigative series on independent contractors, has also been recognized by the Public Radio News Directors, Inc and by the Associated Press. Susan is a graduate of the University of Montana where she got her first job in public radio news while still a student. She has also worked at television stations in Montana and Maine.

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AUGUSTA, Maine - Business, conservation and municipal leaders, and others lined up at the State House on Thursday to encourage lawmakers to open the door to solar energy. 

Mal Leary / MPBN

WASHINGTON - Freshman Republican Congressman Bruce Poliquin has only been casting votes in Washington for just over three months but already his re-election campaign is kicking into high gear.

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AUGUSTA, Maine — More than 300 high school and college students from across Maine rallied on the steps of the Capitol Saturday to highlight what they say is the governor's "dismal climate record" and to demand a faster transition to a fossil-free economy.

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This month we're launching a new series titled "Beyond 350: Confronting Climate Change." Over the next year, we'll be looking at what individuals, businesses, communities and political leaders are doing to plan for its effects in Maine.

Patty Wight / MPBN

BRUNSWICK, Maine - More than two dozen Bowdoin students have parked themselves on the second floor of the library outside the college president's office this morning, demanding a process to begin to get the school to divest from fossil fuels. 

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