Maine Calling Maine Calling is an interactive radio program hosted by Jennifer Rooks and Keith Shortall thatairs live Monday through Friday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., rebroadcast at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. on Fridays). The show brings interesting conversations on a wide variety of topics to the people of Maine.
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Maine Calling is an interactive radio program hosted by Jennifer Rooks and Keith Shortall thatairs live Monday through Friday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., rebroadcast at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. on Fridays). The show brings interesting conversations on a wide variety of topics to the people of Maine.More from Maine Calling »

Most Recent Episodes

Folk Music: What is the Background and Significance of Folk Music and How is it Evolving?

The latest happenings from the world of folk music, in advance of the American Folk Festival in Bangor.

Folk Music: What is the Background and Significance of Folk Music and How is it Evolving?

"The Future of Work: Robots, AI, and Automation"

Political scientist and cultural observer Darrell West discusses his new book about why society needs to rethink the concept of jobs and prepare for an era of economic dislocation.

Colin Woodard: Understanding America's Divisions

Colin Woodard joins us to discuss his recent New York Times column that explains that the key differences among American voters can be tied to regional cultures tracing back to the nation's colonization.

Gardening: Tips for Your Late-Summer Garden

Our gardening experts return to answer your weeding, pruning and picking questions.

Food for Thought: Maine's Role as a Food Center

Our culinary experts return to talk about seasonal ingredients, fermenting and pickling, the accolades coming in for Maine's food scene —and answer your food and cooking questions. Nancy Harmon Jenkins , cookbook author, writer, speaker Peggy Grodinsky , food editor, Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram Sam Hayward , award-winning chef and founder of Fore Street Bon Appetit dubs Portland 2018 Restaurant City of the Year The 20th Annual Phoenix Best Of Portland Readers' Poll Results

Historic Sites in Maine: Places to See and Why They Matter

There are interesting spots all across the state to visit and learn about history. We'll learn about these historic sites and destinations, what you can learn — and why they matter.

Maine's Lobster Fishery: What is the Outlook for the Future?

Maine's lobster fishery is vital to our economy. We'll learn about the status of the lobster population, effects of climate change, potential impacts of tariffs, the role of the lobsterman, and the outlook for the future of the industry.

Evictions in Maine: How and Why They Happen & What Can Be Done

What happens when a family gets evicted from its home? What recourse is possible? And what rights do landlords have when tenants don't pay the rent?

'Breakpoint: Reckoning with America's Environmental Crisis'

The mounting environmental crises American faces, including droughts, floods, hurricanes and coastal erosion, are profoundly connected and are affecting the lives of citizens in every corner of the country. We'll learn the latest on the multitude of environmental issues facing the nation and hear about some practical solutions.

Entomophagy: The Case For Eating Insects

This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (June 13th); no calls will be taken . The practice of eating bugs is quite common around the world, but still elicits skepticism — or disgust — here in our country. Yet most of us eat insects without realizing it. We'll learn about why adding insects to our diet could be good for our health, and the health of our planet.

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