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, tweet @mainecalling, post a message on Facebook or call when the show is live: 1-800-399-3566

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The Maine Calling book club reconvenes to discuss Lois Lowry's 'The Giver.'  It's the story of twelve year old Jonas who lives in a dystopian future where there is no war, pain, fear - and no color or emotion.  Jonas's rebels against his job as holder of memories of both the joy - and the pain - of life. 

Making Maine Work

Feb 24, 2015

A discussion of the Maine Development Foundation and Maine State Chamber of Commerce's Making Maine Work: Preparing Maine’s Workforce recommendations.  This fifth report in the Making Maine Work series is the companion piece to Growing Maine’s Workforce, which was released last fall and looked at the ways in which we can grow Maine’s workforce.  This new report addresses the quality of Maine’s workforce – the education, skills and knowledge Maine workers need to meet the needs of employers and create opportunities for themselves and others.

Computer Help

Feb 23, 2015

The return of the Maine Calling tech team.  Get answers to your questions about computers, smart phones, tablets, etc.

Guests:  Jared Maxfield, Owner of Necessary Technology   

Andrew Rosenstein, Founder of TechPort

Janet McKenney, Director of Library Development, Maine State Library

Behind the scenes at Maine's oldest and largest provider of legal services to the poor. 

Guests:  NAN HEALD, Executive Director, Pine Tree Legal Assistance  

KATHLEEN CALDWELL, Staff Attorney at Pine Tree since 1980.  Client Education/Website Coordinator since 1996. 

KATIE MCGOVERN, Staff Attorney at Pine Tree since 2001.

How to recognize and treat opiate addiction.  We'll hear from individuals who've struggled with addiction... a nurse who's worked with patients in methadone treatment... and the medical director of Community Substance Abuse Centers who is also the author of a medical-mystery novel that addresses drug addiction and treats it as a chronic illness. 

Guests:  Michelle Morin, RN - Merrimack River Medical Services - opiate addiction treatment center.