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.

Scroll down to access previous programs.

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Get ready for some recommendations of books to put on your 'to read' list this summer. 

Guests:  Joshua Bodwell, Executive Director, Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance

Sarah Braunstein,  author of The Sweet Relief of Missing Children.  She is on the faculty of the Stonecoast MFA program at the University of Southern Maine and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Bowdoin College.

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What is life like inside Russia?  How is Putin's grip on power? And what might the West be missing when trying to interpret Russian intentions?

Guests:  Laura Henry, Acting Chair of the Russian Department at Bowdoin College.
Suzanne Massie, Russia Scholar, author of several books on Russia.
Kyle Parker, top foreign policy aide in the U.S. Congress where he is responsible for overseeing the Department of State’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs.

Direct Primary Care - Encore

Aug 25, 2015

Direct Primary Care is as an alternative to fee-for-service health care.  It requires a monthly flat fee and promises better patient/doctor interaction. 

Guests:   Dr. Catherine Krouse, Lotus Family Practice

Dr. Michael Ciampi, Ciampi Family Practice

Dr. Jack Forbush, Osteopathic Center for Family Medicine

Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News

Click here to visit the Lotus Family Practice Website

Click here to visit the Ciampi Family Practice Website

Maine Dialects - Encore Broadcast

Aug 24, 2015
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A discussion about Maine expressions and local accents that make up the true language landscape of our state.  (Original broadcast:  July 29)


We discuss the state of public radio and public television - both here in Maine, and in the nation.


Mark Vogelzang, President and CEO, MPBN

Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon, Founder of the Pubic Media Caucus