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.

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The Maine Calling Book Club reconvenes to discuss a classic work of American literature - Arthur Miller's 'Death of a Salesman.'

Guests:   Tom Mikotowicz, Ph.D., Professor of Theatre, School of Performing Arts, UMaine
John F. Mahon, Chair of International Business, Policy and Strategy and Professor of Management, UMaine

Christine Marshall, Artistic Director, Mad Horse Theatre Company.  This weekend is the final weekend of the world premier of ALLIGATOR ROAD, by Maine playwright Callie Kimball

Learn what it's like to attend a virtual charter school.

Guests:  Karl Francis, Maine Connections Academy (MCA) Principal
  Summer Christian, mother of 10th grade MCA student.

Social Media 101

Mar 24, 2015

Why social media is here to stay and how to make peace with a medium that some find overly intrusive, unruly, sometimes scary, and overall, more trouble than it could possibly be worth.

Our favorite car experts return to talk about the latest news from the world of automobiles and answer your questions about all things automotive.

Guests:  Jamie Page Deaton, Auto Editor, U.S. News & World Reports

John Paul, Manager of Public Affairs for AAA Northeast and Certified Master Automobile Technician

Celebrating the March on Selma - and examining where we are as a nation fifty years later.  Join us for a conversation about why the march on Selma was such a significant moment in the civil rights movement. We'll hear from a Mainer who participated in the march, and from leaders in the African American community in Maine on work still to be done. 

Guests:  Rachel Talbot Ross, State Director for the NAACP in Maine and the President of the Portland Branch.