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

Children's Museums: What Role Do They Play and How are They Changing in Maine?

As the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine prepares to re-open in a new and expanded space, and as its longtime executive director retires, we look at the role that children's museums and attractions play in the educational and cultural landscape in Maine.

Children's Museums: What Role Do They Play and How are They Changing in Maine?

Fermentation: A Time-Honored Technique Grows in Popularity

Fermentation is trendy now (think kombucha), but it's also a time-honored Maine tradition, driven by the need to preserve food and beverages over the long winter season. We'll learn about different fermenting methods and products, and what health benefits they are said to bring.

Driver Safety: Driving Hazards Range from Cell Phones to Marijuana to Speeding

We'll discuss winter driving hazards, cell phone use, teen and senior driving concerns, rules of the road, new driving regulations, and DUI—especially involving marijuana. Also: what legislation is addressing driver safety?

Driver Safety: Driving Hazards Range from Cell Phones to Marijuana to Speeding

Governor Janet Mills: What Priorities and Challenges Does The New Governor See Ahead?

Gov. Janet Mills joins us for a conversation about her newly released budget, her priorities, her recent cabinet picks and how the job is going since her inauguration last month.

Governor Janet Mills: What Priorities and Challenges Does The New Governor See Ahead?

Frederick Douglass: Author David Blight Shares Insights on A Great American Leader

We speak with author David Blight, whose award-winning biography " Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom " explores the life of one of the most consequential leaders of the 19th century.

Frederick Douglass: Author David Blight Shares Insights on A Great American Leader

Kindness: What Role Does Kindness Play in Our Lives?

In conjunction with the PBS airing at 8 p.m. Feb. 9, of the Mr. Rogers documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" and as part of Maine Public's statewide Good Neighbors initiative, we discuss the role that kindness plays in our world and share stories from our listeners about the power of goodness in their lives.

Beekeeping: Understanding The Art of Beekeeping in Maine

How does one get started with beekeeping, what classes and resources are available, what are the pros and cons of being a beekeeper, and how are bee populations doing? We'll also learn about different kind of honey being produced in Maine.

Rural Transportation

What's being done in Maine to help those in rural areas get access to transportation? Maine's rural population is spread out, and public transportation does not always reach or connect in ways that help people get to jobs or medical care. We'll learn about statewide efforts to find solutions.

Legislative Leaders On Their Priorities For The New Session

We talk with legislative leaders about their priorities as the legislative session moves into full swing. Already several hot button issues are emerging, including a proposal idea to create a statewide power authority, greater firearms regulations and a plan to legalize sports betting. We'll discuss these issues and more.

Heart Health: Maintaining Cardiovascular Fitness

One in three American adults suffers from some form of cardiovascular disease. Our panel will offer advice on living a heart-healthy lifestyle.

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