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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Just what does it take to tell a good tale?

Guests:  Tim Sample: humorist, author and storyteller.  His latest project is the audio book "Drunken Fireworks" - a story by Stephen King that is only available as an audiobook and digital download. 

Frederick Greenhalgh: writer, director, producer and founder of Finalrune  productions.

News Out of NASA

Jul 1, 2015

  The New Horizons mission closes in on Pluto after a 3 billion mile journey from earth.  Learn about that mission and other projects out of NASA.

Guests:  Jim Green, NASA's Director of Planetary Science
  Neil Comins, UMaine Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Our two favorite car experts return to discuss the latest news from the automotive world and to answer your car/truck/suv questions.

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

John Paul, Senior Manager of Public Affairs for AAA Northeast and master mechanic.

Mark Vogelzang / MPBN

We check in with legislative leaders as they try and wrap up this session.

Guests:  Senate President Michael Thibodeau, R-Westport

House Speaker Mark Eves, D-North Berwick

The Maine Calling Book Club reconvenes to discuss Harper Lee's classic 'To Kill A Mockingbird."

Guests: Ron Schneider: attorney with Bernstein Shur who specializes in employment and health care law but has practiced criminal defense as well.  He has a bachelor of arts degree from Bates College.

Sandra Thompson: English teacher at Sanford High School.  She has a BA in English and an MA in Education.  She's teachers 'To Kill A Mockingbird' every year.