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
3:23 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

A Your Vote 2014 Interview with Eliot Cutler

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Eliot Cutler finished in second place in the last race for governor.  We'll ask the former aide to Senator Muskie which issues he believes are most important to the people of Maine and what his priorities will be if elected.

Guest:  Eliot Cutler, independent candidate for governor.

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Maine
1:56 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

A Your Vote 2014 Interview with Blaine Richardson

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Blaine Richardson is a Navy veteran and small business owner.  He explains why he's running as an indepdent for Maine's 2nd District Congressional Seat. 

Guest:  Blaine Richardson, independent candidate for Maine's 2nd Congressional District.

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Maine Calling
1:59 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

A Your Vote 2014 Interview with Mike Michaud

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The latest in our series of Your Vote 2014 conversations with the candidates.  On this program, Congressman Mike Michaud, Democratic candidate for Governor, discusses what his priorities would be as Governor and answers questions posed by listeners.

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Maine
9:51 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Maine Calling Book Club - "Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout

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Join us for a discussion of Elizabeth Strout's award-winning book "Olive Kitteridge."  It's a series of intertwining short stories set in a fictional coastal Maine town.  An HBO mini-series based on the book premiers later this fall. 

Guests:  Mary Pols, Feature writer for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Today, not entirely reformed movie/book critic, author of 'Accidentally on Purpose.'

Susan M. Preece, Director, Topsham Public Library

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Maine
3:12 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Sustainable Seafood

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Thinking differently about how we buy and prepare seafood.  There's a new movement to try and encourage more people to cook "sustainable seafood" - species of fish whose stocks are not in trouble.  But where to start?  How do you make pollack, cunner and cusk appealing? Learn how to cook so that there are plenty of fish in the sea. 

Guests: Jen Levin, Sustainable Seafood Project Manager, Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

Barton Seaver, chef, author of four cook books, including 'For Cod and Country.'

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Maine
10:59 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Corporal Punishment in 2014

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The state of corporal punishment in the US and a discussion of punishment versus discipline.

Guests:  Murray A. Straus, Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Co-Director, Family Research Laboratory at UNH.

Brian Clark, Coordinator of the STRONG Fathers program at Opportunity Alliance

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Maine
10:43 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

Tech Time

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  Answers to your tech questions - be they Mac vs. PC, Android vs. Apple, how to set up a wi-fi network, or which tablet is right for you.

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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Civil discourse
4:01 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Maine Council of Churches Launches 'Civility' Initiative

PORTLAND, Maine - In most election years comes the call for a return to "civility" in politics, which is usually then drowned in a sea of negative ads and far-slung mud. Undaunted, the Maine Council of Churches has launched an initiative called the Covenant for Civil Discourse, which encourages hundreds of candidates for public office in Maine to abide by a general set of rules of behavior. Keith Shortall spoke recently with the Council's Rev.

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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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