Maine Calling


MPBN News & Public Affairs Director Keith Shortall along with producer Jonathan Smith are producing a new series of interactive interview programs that air occasionally on weekdays from 12:15 pm until 1:00 pm on MPBN Radio.More from Maine Calling »

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People are inundated with information about healthful living in today's media, but much of it is conflicting. What advice is most important? What can we...

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Maine Literacy Initiative

Literacy experts now encourage parents to start reading to their children every day as soon as they're born. We'll discuss the lifetime impact of early...

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Fire Safety

Despite years of fire prevention and education efforts, Maine people (from every socioeconomic group) still die in house fires every winter. There have...

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Recognizing and Preventing Teen Dating Abuse

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Nationally, one in three girls in the U.S. have experienced physical, emotional, or verbal ab...

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The Fiber Arts in Maine

A look at Maine's Fiber Arts industry, which has been growing in size and reputation over the past 15 years. Thousands of people come from all over the...

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Brain Plasticity

A new book – written by a Stanford neurosurgeon – examines the impact of mindfulness on the heart and the brain. He uses his personal story to illustrat...

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Poverty and Childhood Obesity

All week MPBN reporter Patty Wight has been reporting on the connection between poverty and childhood obesity. We'll discuss her special series and hear...

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The Latest on the Race for the White House

With the first in the nation primary approaching, we discuss who's up and who's down in the race for the White House.Guests: Andrew Smith, Associate...

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MPBN President & CEO Mark Vogelzang

Get answers to your questions about what's ahead for MPBN and its journalism, music and on-line presence. Guests: Mark Vogelzang, MPBN President & C...

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Building Age-Friendly Communities

A look at what's being done in communities large and small across the state to respond to the needs of an aging population. We'll learn about age...

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