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

Dyslexia: Recognizing the Signs; Learning How to Help

In advance of an October 22nd dyslexia awareness event at USM, we'll discuss dyslexia, a learning disorder that involves difficulty in reading. It is widely believed that dyslexia is often undiagnosed or diagnosed too late.

Marijuana Update: Canada Legalization; Maine's Evolving Regulations

We talk about the status of Maine's marijuana regulations, Canada's new legalization of cannabis, as well as medical marijuana and hemp.

Loneliness: Why Is It So Prevalent and What Can Be Done?

A number of recent studies point to an epidemic of loneliness in our country – with significant health and social impacts. A recent AARP foundation report found that 35% of people over 45 are lonely. Another report commissioned by CIGNA, found that almost half of those 18-22 years old feel lonely. What does it mean to be lonely? How does it differ from solitude? And what can be done to help?

The CMP Transmission Corridor: Understanding The Controversy From All Sides

We discuss Central Maine Power's controversial New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) plan to build a 145-mile long transmission line through four Maine counties. This discussion comes the day before the final MPUC public hearing on the proposal, and four days before the town of Jackman votes on the negotiated settlement.

The CMP Transmission Corridor: Understanding The Controversy From All Sides

Emergency Preparedness: What To Do Before Disaster Strikes

The devastation caused by Hurricane Michael is yet another reminder about the importance of being prepared in case a disaster strikes. Join us for a conversation about how to get ready for emergencies that may or may not happen.

Your Vote Candidate Interviews: Mark Holbrook and Angus King

Maine Calling speaks with the candidates as part of Maine Public's Your Vote 2018 coverage.

Your Vote: The Debate Over Ballot Question One

Maine Calling addresses election issues as part of Maine Public's Your Vote 2018 coverage. Our panelists discusses the issues surrounding Ballot Question 1 – "Citizen Initiative: Do you want to create the Universal Home Care Program to provide home-based assistance to people with disabilities and senior citizens, regardless of income, funded by a new 3.8% tax on i ndividuals and families with Maine wage and adjusted gross income above the amount subject to Social Security taxes, which is $128

Your Vote Candidate Interviews: Janet Mills and Voting Issues with Matt Dunlap

Maine Calling speaks with the candidates as part of Maine Public's Your Vote 2018 coverage.

Your Vote Candidate Interviews: Janet Mills and Voting Issues with Matt Dunlap

Your Vote Candidate Interviews: Zak Ringelstein and Voters' Issues

Maine Calling speaks with the candidates as part of Maine Public's Your Vote 2018 coverage.

Your Vote Candidate Interviews: Jared Golden and Chellie Pingree

Maine Calling speaks with the candidates as part of Maine Public's Your Vote 2018 coverage.

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