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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3:43 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Tech Talk


A 'black Friday' preview to tech deals and answers to your tech questions - be they pc, mac, tablet, smartphone, printer or wi-fi network.

Guests:  Jared Maxfield, Owner of Necessary Technology   
  Andrew Rosenstein, Founder of TechPort
Janet McKenney, Director of Library Development, Maine State Library

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10:58 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Improving End of Life Care and Communication


We discuss a new study that found that improving the quality and availability of medical and social services helps enhance both the quality of life through the end of life and creates a more sustainable care system, but first, we need to become more comfortable talking about death and dying Guests:  Kandyce Powell, who is the executive director of the Maine Hospice Council and Center for End of Life Care  Dr. James VanKirk, a palliative care specialist with Eastern Maine Healthcare 

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1:16 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Understanding the Teenage Brain


How the teenage brain develops and why the behavior of teenagers isn't always so crazy.

Guests:  Dr. David Marks is a clinical neuropsychologist in practice in Portland. He is the team neuropsychologist for the Portland Pirates  hockey team and the consulting neuropsychologist for the Dept. Of Pediatrics at Maine Medical Center.
  Dr. Benjamin Grasso, Medical Director of Behavioral Health at Mercy Hospital.

 Joyce Nadeau, LCSW, LADC - Social Worker, Cape Elizabeth High Schooll.


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9:29 pm
Sun November 16, 2014

Confronting Genocide


The effects of genocide abroad - and here in Maine.  Host Keith Shortall leads a conversation about how we define genocide, and what about what some say is its legacy here in Maine.  

Guests:   Tom Andrews, former Congressman and now the President and CEO of United to End Genocide.  

Matt Dunlap, Secretary of State of Maine and Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.  

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12:38 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Dog Rescue, Training and Care


Thinking of adopting a pooch?  Worried about how to train your new furry friend?  Curious about the right questions to ask a vet?  Tune in to hear how best to adopt, care for and train your new dog.

Guests:  Liz Langham - Certified Professional Dog Trainer and a member of The Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

 Lisa Smith - Operations Director for the Humane Society Waterville Area.

Dr. Katy Hazzard - veterinarian at the Falmouth Veterinary Hospital and is an Advisory Board Member for the Homeless Animal Rescue Team.

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