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.
Maine Calling

Maine Calling

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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.

Most Recent Episodes

Summer Travel: Ideas for Scenic, Interesting, Fun Places To See In and Around Maine

Tourism attracts millions of visitors to Maine each summer, but for those of us who live here, there are still abundant opportunities to travel and explore in and around the state throughout the season. We'll learn about places to visit, from popular attractions to hidden gems, as well as lodging options, festivals, events, quirky spots and more.

Summer Travel: Ideas for Scenic, Interesting, Fun Places To See In and Around Maine

The Health of Maine's Lakes: Threats to Our Lakes and What Individuals Can Do to Help

Maine's lakes are renowned, and they are critical to our economy, drawing outdoor recreation enthusiasts and tourists throughout the year. We will discuss how lakes across Maine are faring — from water quality to invasive species and pollution — especially in the face of climate change. We'll also hear from conservation groups on what is being done to keep Maine's lakes healthy and vital.

The Health of Maine's Lakes: Threats to Our Lakes and What Individuals Can Do to Help

Summer Reads: Panelists and Listeners Share Best Book Recommendations

A perennial favorite. Our panel of Maine booksellers joins us to share which books are must-reads this summer, and listeners share their questions and suggestions for fiction and non-fiction favorites as well.

Red Flag Laws: Understanding Extreme Risk Protection Orders and Whether A Bill Will Pass in Maine

Fifteen states currently have a Red Flag law, which permits police or family members to petition a court to order the temporary removal of guns from any person who may present a danger to themselves or others. A public hearing about a proposed Red Flag law for Maine was held in April and a work session on the bill took place in early May. We'll learn about the bill's status and the arguments for and against such a law.

Red Flag Laws: Understanding Extreme Risk Protection Orders and Whether A Bill Will Pass in Maine

Bio-Based Economy: Using Renewable Resources from Maine's Sea and Forests

As industries try to move away from petroleum-based products, the bio economy will play a huge role in the transition. The bio economy is described as the use of renewable biological resources to produce food, energy and industrial goods. It involves climate change, renewable resources and issues of sustainability. Marine or forest resources—such as seaweed or wood—can be used to create energy as well as value-added products or food. Our panel will discuss what Maine is doing to promote the bio

Bio-Based Economy: Using Renewable Resources from Maine's Sea and Forests

Publishing: How To Get Your Writing Picked Up

Our panel examines the ins and outs of the publishing industry, including: honing writing skills, finding an agent, getting published, and the business of bookselling. We'll also hear about how bookstores determine which books to feature, and why.

Homesteading Skills: How Living Off the Land Is Becoming a Lifestyle Choice

In this fast-paced world, many are going back to basics and learning to live self-sufficiently as Mainers have done for generations. We will learn about homesteading and survival skills that are coming b ack into practice today, from foraging for food and medicine to creating tools and shelter out of nature's materials.

Homesteading Skills: How Living Off the Land Is Becoming a Lifestyle Choice

Astronaut Jessica Meir: Preparing For Her First Space Flight to the International Space Station

NASA recently announced that astronaut Jessica Meir will take her first space flight this fall. She takes a moment away from her busy training to talk about her up coming mission to the International Space Station and to share an inside look at the life of an astronaut.

Astronaut Jessica Meir: Preparing For Her First Space Flight to the International Space Station

Military Appreciation: What is Being Done for Current and Veteran Military Mainers

We discuss the challenges facing veterans and military families, and the support services available, in a state with no active military bases.

Military Appreciation: What is Being Done for Current and Veteran Military Mainers

Hearing Loss: The Challenges of Hearing Loss and Advances in Hearing Technology & Solutions

This program is available as a video with ASL interpretation and closed captioning (see below). Thank you to Maura Nolin and Grace Cooney from Pine Tree Society Interpreting Services for donating their interpretation services for this show. We operate in a world that expects us to hear normally, but hearing loss and hearing impairment are extremely common. This is especially relevant in Maine, the oldest state in the nation. One in three people in the United States between the ages of 65 and 74

Hearing Loss: The Challenges of Hearing Loss and Advances in Hearing Technology & Solutions

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