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

New Thought: Current Beliefs In Mind-Driven Healing Trace to Maine Spiritual Thinker Phineas Quimby

Current trends in mentally aided healing include what is known as the Law of Attraction — the idea that you can make good things happen in your life through positive thoughts. This popular belief traces back to Phineas Quimby, a spiritual teacher known as the father of the New Thought movement who lived in Maine in the 1800s. We'll learn about Quimby's belief system and how it manifests itself in some of today's popular approaches to wellness.

New Thought: Current Beliefs In Mind-Driven Healing Trace to Maine Spiritual Thinker Phineas Quimby

Elder Care: Advice for Anyone Helping Older People with Daily Living and the Challenges of Aging

Getting help for aging family members or friends can be confusing, stressful and overwhelming. We'll hear from experts on some of the biggest challenges facing older people – from mobility to memory to medications – and ways to care for aging family members and friends. We'll also get advice on where caregivers can turn to get help and support.

Elder Care: Advice for Anyone Helping Older People with Daily Living and the Challenges of Aging

Granges in Maine: The Historic Role of The Grange as Rural Community Center and How It Has Evolved

This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (original air date May 3, 2019); no calls will be taken. Granges have been integral to the history of rural Maine , serving not only as places for farmers to organize and advocate for themselves, but as educational sites, social hubs, and community centers. We learn about how some Granges have car ried on the traditions of the past, while others have evolved to serve new purposes in their communities, bringing new vitality to rural Maine .

Granges in Maine: The Historic Role of The Grange as Rural Community Center and How It Has Evolved

Commissioner Amanda Beal: Head of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry

Farming in Maine is in transition. According to the most recent Census of Agriculture, in the five years from 2012-2017, Maine lost 10 percent of its farmland and 573 farms. On the other hand, Maine has more young farmers per capita than just about any other state. Agriculture Commissioner Amanda Beal is responsible for helping grow and promote agriculture in Maine. Beal has recently been in the news pushing to extend federal aid to members of Maine's wild blueberry industry. She's also

Commissioner Amanda Beal: Head of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry

Seaweed in Maine: Surge in Harvest and in Demand as Food and Health Product

Our panel discusses the value of seaweed to Maine's economy, some potential ways to grow Maine's seaweed industry, and the questions associated with seaweed harvesting in Maine. Fishermen and others are turning to growing or harvesting kelp and other seaweeds as demand grows for use in foods, medicine, fertilizer and more. It is also seen as a way for fishermen to augment their livelihoods.

Seaweed in Maine: Surge in Harvest and in Demand as Food and Health Product

Chamber Music: Exploring The New Sound and Style of Chamber Music

Time for Three describes their music as standing "at the busy intersection of Americana, modern pop and classical music. To experience TF3 live is to hear the various eras, styles and traditions of Western music fold in on themselves and emerge anew." Members of the group join Portland Chamber Music Festival Artistic Director Melissa Reardon to talk about their stories, what distinguishes their approach, growing worldwide interest in the old art of chamber music and to preview up coming music

Children's Books: Maine-Based Author-Illustrators Discuss The Art & Craft of Making Children's Books

Maine is home to many Newbery and other award-winning children's book authors and illustrators. Two beloved authors and illustrators join us to talk about their craft and what effects quality children's books can have on readers young and old. One of the panelists, Chris Van Dusen, has a new book coming out the day of the show.

Children's Books: Maine-Based Author-Illustrators Discuss The Art & Craft of Making Children's Books

Historic Preservation: What Goes Into Restoring Structures of Historic Significance in Maine?

Our panel of experts discusses what qualifies as worthy of historic preservation in Maine; some prime examples of homes, building and other projects of historic significance; and what individuals can do to best preserve the historic value of their property. Maine's focus on the Bicentennial includes community grants that are being made available to individuals and groups who have relevant historic preservation projects to pursue.

Historic Preservation: What Goes Into Restoring Structures of Historic Significance in Maine?

Moose in Maine: How Is The Population of This Iconic Mammal Faring in Maine?

Winter ticks have killed thousands of moose in New England . Maine's moose population is estimated to have fallen from 76,000 five years ago to between 60,000 and 70,000 today. New Hampshire's numbers have reduced nearly 50 percent, to about 5,000 moose. We learn about the fate of Maine's moose population and what wildlife managers plan to do to protect this charismatic animal. We'll also discuss the popularity of moose watching tours and best places to spot a moose in Maine. This is part of

Moose in Maine: How Is The Population of This Iconic Mammal Faring in Maine?

Commissioner Heather Johnson: Issues Facing Maine's Department of Economic & Community Development

Commissioner Heather Johnson joins us to discuss the economic challenges and opportunities facing Maine, and how she hopes to foster growth and revitalization throughout the state. . We'll talk about topics ranging from: tax relief to community block grants; re-energizing rural communities; the role of tourism in Maine; challenges in housing, wages, and strengthening the workforce; broadband, infrastructure, and more.

Commissioner Heather Johnson: Issues Facing Maine's Department of Economic & Community Development

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