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
1:24 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

A Your Vote 2014 Interview with Shenna Bellows

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A Your Vote twenty-fourteen interview with U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows.  Join host Jennifer Rooks and the former Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union for a conversation about why she's running for the Senate and learn about the issues she believes are most important to Maine and the nation. 

Guest: Shenna Bellows - Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate

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Maine
1:19 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

A Your Vote 2014 Interview with Isaac Misiuk

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A Your Vote 2014 interview with First Congressional District Candidate Isaac Misiuk. We'll ask the life long Mainer and republican for a conversation about why he's running for office.  and which issues he believes are most important to the people of Maine.  We'll also ask what his priorities if elected in November.

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Maine
2:43 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Encouraging Civil Political Discourse

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A conversation about bringing civility back into politics..  As election season heats up, we can expect plenty of negative ads, excited claims about an opponents moral standing or willingness to fight for Maine. We'll discuss how some define 'civil,' and what the Maine Council of Churches and others propose to promote civil discourse.  

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Maine
12:34 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Apples, Apples & More Apples!

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We're talking all things apple on Monday's show.  What's your favorite apple?  Apple recipe?

Guests:  JOHN BUNKER, owner of Out On A Limb Apple CSA and author of NOT FAR FROM THE TREE: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE APPLES AND THE ORCHARDS OF PALERMO, MAINE.

RENAE MORAN, Ph.D.. Tree Fruit Researchers and Professor at the Universityof Maine. 

    

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Maine
10:01 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Security and Surveillance Post 9/11

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National security measures are dramatically different today than just 13 years ago.  There's more coordination among law enforcement agencies, but also more questions about civil rights in the face of internet surveillance, use of drones and other developments.  How do we protect against terrorism and cyberseucrity threats without giving up our constitutional rights? 

Guests:  Ed Sihler, Technical Director, USM Cybersecurity Cluster

Major Chris Grotton, Maine State Police, who oversees the MIAC, Maine Information and Analysis Center

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Maine
9:00 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Why Do We Keep 'Stuff?'

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Some things we throw away without a second thought.  Other 'stuff' we hang onto for years eventhough we may never use it.  Today we'll discuss why we keep the things we do.

Guests:  Bettina Blanchard - Professional Organizer for the past 12 years.  Founder and Chief Organizer of  'All in Place Organizing Services.'  She also writes the weekly ezine 'Life Simplified.' 

Julie Longua Peterson - Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of New England.

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Maine
2:40 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Birding

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Just in time for the fall migration, experts discuss where and what to look for as our fine feathered friends get ready for winter.

Guests:   Doug Hitchcox, Maine Audubon

Derek Lovitch, Freeport Wild Bird Supply.

Patrick Keenan, Outreach Director and Director of the bird migration station at River Point in Falmouth, Biodiversity Research Institute 

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Maine
10:06 pm
Sun September 7, 2014

Tech in the Classroom

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How technology is used in Maine's public schools, from IPads in kindergarten to the middle school laptop program.

Guests:  Jeff Mao, Learning Technology Policy Director, Maine Department of Education (last day on the job is 9/5/14).  New Position - Senior Director, Learning Solutions Programs, Common Sense Media

Anne Macdonald, Technology Integration, K-8 Falmouth School Department

Andrew Wallace, Director of Technology, South Portland School Department, Technology Integration, K-8 Falmouth School Department

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Maine
2:30 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Addressing Sexual Assualt

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With college students now back on campus, we'll discuss what's being done to prevent sexual assaults.  College and university administrators from across the state will join us, as well as the executive director of 'Speak About It' - which offers performance-based presentations about consent, boundaries and healthy relationships.  Also joining us will be a Family Crisis Services Youth Educator.

Guests: Shana Natelson, Speak About It - Executive Director

Carlin Whitehouse, Prevention Program Educator for Family Crisis Services in Bridgton.

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Maine
2:03 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Canning (and other ways to save your garden's bounty)

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Join us for a conversation about all you ever needed to know about canning and preserving food and why it's getting more and more popular.  Get answers to your questions about canning, freezing, drying and root cellaring and fermenting food. 

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