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

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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

Recycling: How Well Is It Being Done?

China has drastically curtailed its import of recycled materials from the United States. We'll learn about the impact of this decision on recycling programs in Maine. We'll also learn about the right and wrong ways to recycle some everyday products.

Real Estate: What's Happening with Maine's Market?

For the third year in a row, Maine home sales set a record for the number of homes sold. Home prices were up more than 5 p ercent across the state. The tight inventory is good for some and a challenge for others. We'll get expert advice on approaching Maine's real estate market and answers to questions about the value of certain home improvement projects.

Maine Calling in Iceland: The Role of Tourism

This show was recorded before a live audience in Iceland; no calls will be taken. In many ways, Iceland is like Maine – beautiful, sparsely populated, and a tourist destination. We'll discuss the similarities and differences between Maine and Iceland. Jennifer Rooks hosts this special program from Iceland's RÚV Studios.

Cheesemaking: Demand Grows for Maine-Made Cheese

There are 87 licensed cheesemakers in Maine, and likely more to come, thanks to growing demand for Maine-made cheese. Most local cheese comes from small farms that raise their own goats or cows—or get dairy from neighboring farms. We'll learn how cheesemakers are contributing to our state's brand and economy.

Life After Prison: Insights From Ex-Prisoners

What happens after a person is released from prison in Maine? Are there services and support available? How does someone transition back into society? We hear from those who have made the transition, or are in the process of making it, and learn about the challenges they have faced--and what they feel is most needed.

Call Me American: A Memoir by Abdi Nor Iftin

Call Me American is Abdi Nor Iftin's memoir about fleeing war-torn Somalia. While living under Islamic extremism, he escaped through American movies and music, using them as a tool to learn English. Befriending reporters to learn the language, Abdi ended up filing stories for NPR in secret and dreaming of a life in the U.S. Eventually, through a stroke of incredible luck, he gained entrance to America through the Diversity Visa Lottery. He is now a proud and legal resident of Maine, on the path

Gardening: How to Tend to Your Summer Garden

Our gardening experts return to share planting and early season pruning tips as well as to answer listener questions and concerns.

Legislative Update: A Look At the Latest News Out of Augusta

Two top-ranking legislative leaders join us to discuss the work still left to be done and the prospects for compromise.

Patricia O'Toole: Author of a New Biography of Woodrow Wilson

We speak with acclaimed biographer Patricia O'Toole about her new book and why the life and times of Wilson are particularly relevant in today's world. (O'Toole is a Maine author – she lives in Camden.) Guest: Patricia O'Toole is the author of five books, including When Trumpets Call: Theodore Roosevelt after the White House , and The Five of Hearts: An Intimate Portrait of Henry Adams and His Friends , which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the

Things To Do In Maine: Events, Activities and Destinations for Summer Fun

Maine is the place to be in the summertime. We'll learn about all of the events, festivals, recreational activities, tours, trails, getaways and quirky things to do in the region during the summer season.

Things To Do In Maine: Events, Activities and Destinations for Summer Fun

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