Maine Calling

Monday-Thursday, Noon-1 p.m.

Maine Calling is an interactive radio program hosted by MPBN News Director Keith Shortall and Public Affairs Host Jennifer Rooks and produced by Jonathan Smith.

Airing live Monday through Thursday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm and anytime online, the show brings interesting conversations on a wide variety of topics to the people of Maine.

MPBN listeners are strongly encouraged to participate in the program.

Email talk@mpbn.net, tweet @mainecalling, post a message on Facebook www.Facebook.com/MaineCalling or call when the show is live: 1-800-399-3566

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Maine
3:22 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

The Changing Ocean Ecosystem

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What lurks beneath the waves off our shores?  Take part in a conversation about the changing ocean ecosystem.  Learn about the creatures great and small that thrive - and struggle - in the Gulf of Maine.  And hear suggestions about how to discover and help this often overlooked, but vital, environment.

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Maine
1:50 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Financial Literacy

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The importance of being financially literate.  Take part in a conversation about the importance of understanding personal finances.  Credit scores, credit worthiness and having the right credit card can all have a huge impact on not just your financial well-being but also potential employment and housing opportunities. A panel of experts weighs in on how best to be financially literate.

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Maine
1:39 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

De-Stress!

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How many of us haven't wished our lives were simpler, more relaxed, and a lot less stressful? For many, even the thought of trying to unwind can be overwhelming in our fast-paced culture. Two doctors join us to talk about the dangers of stress - and how best to cope.

Guests:  Benjamin C. Grasso MD, Medical Director of Behavioral Health at Mercy Hospital

Craig Brett MD, Medical Director of Cardiology at Mercy Hospital

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Maine Calling
12:34 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Memoir Writing 101

Memoir Writing 101

By their very definition, memoirs are books any and all of us can write. Here in Maine, it seems like a lot of us are putting pen to paper - or finger to lapto - to collect and share stories from our past. Talking about their memoirs and the craft of memoir writing -

Elizabeth Peavey, author of "My Mother's Clothes"

Helen Peppe, author of "Pigs Can't Swim"

Jaed Coffin, author of "A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants"

This program was originally broadcast on April 28, 2104.

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Maine Calling
1:55 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Alternative or "Complementary" Medicine

Just what is "alternative" or "complementary" medicine and what is its relationship to traditional medicine? There are numerous health care practices, products and therapies which fall outside what is taught at established medical schools or used in conventional medicine. Examples of alternative medicine include homeopathy, naturopathy, chiropractic, energy medicine and acupuncture.

Host Jennifer Rooks speaks with:

Liz Strawbridge, family medicine physician specializing in integrative medicine

Chris Haskell, licensed acupuncturist with Rocky Coast Acupuncture

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Maine Calling
12:00 am
Mon August 18, 2014

"Undecided" - What to do after High School Graduation

"Undecided" by Genevieve Morgan

'Go to college'… 'get a job'… 'enlist'… 'learn a trade…' These are some of the likely things graduating high school seniors have heard over the past few months. Today we learn what options are available to graduating seniors - from heading straight to college - to taking a gap year - or finding an apprenticeship.  

Our guests:  

Genevieve Morgan - author of 'Undecided: Navigating Life and Learning after High School'

Portland high school guidance counselor Doug Drew

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Maine
4:03 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Healthy Eating on a Budget

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We all know the value of healthy eating.  But who among us has the time, energy and resources to eat right?  We'll get answers to questions about eating well while on a budget.  We'll also get tips on not needing to spend a lot of time in the kitchen but still preparing good, nutritious food. 

Guests: Courtney Kennedy, Nutrition and Education Manager at Good Shepherd Food Bank - she works with their program Cooking Matters

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Maine Calling
10:16 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

2014 Acadian Congress

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The 2014 World Acadian Congress.  Right now in Maine, New Brunswick, and Quebec Acadians from around the world, their friends, family and anyone interested in all things culturally or historically Francophone, are gathered for two weeks of celebrations, family reunions, athletic events, meals, symposiums, concerts and parties.  Learn about this historic event, its impact on the region, and upcoming events.

GuestsJudy Paradis/Former State Legislator
Lise Pelletier/Director of Acadian Archives/UMaine-Fort Kent

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Maine
1:04 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Special Education in Maine

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Help for those in need of special education.  A conversation about special ed in our state.  Learn about different types of advocacy, available resources... and ways to prepare your child for the transition to and from school and the community... Demystifying the special education process.

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Maine
1:44 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

The Coming Wealth Transfer

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Much has been made about impact of the baby boom generation - on everything from the divorce rate to health care to politics to the workplace.  Well, here's another one:  the baby boom generation will have a huge impact on how money is redistributed in this country.  As boomers retire - or die - an estimated 59-trillion dollars will be passed on to heirs and to charities - 29-billion in Maine alone.   The phenomenon is known as the "wealth transfer."  We look at the effect of the wealth transfer - with those who are giving the money, those who are receiving it, and those who are overseeing

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