Island Authors #297

Our rugged coast and diverse geography make Maine the perfect place for writers to find inspiration. Today we speak with best-selling author, Linda Greenlaw, an Isle au Haut resident whose latest book, Shiver Hitch, will be released in June. We also speak with Jane Goodrich, author of the novel The House at Lobster Cove, about her experience researching and re-creating an architecturally significant home on Swan’s Island.


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Farms & Food #296

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How do we support Maine farmers? One way is to buy our food from local producers. We can also do our best to educate ourselves on agricultural issues in our state. Today we speak with Amanda Beal, the president and CEO of Maine Farmland Trust, a member-powered statewide organization that protects farmland, supports farmers, and advances the future of farming. We also speak with Heidi Powell, the owner and operator of Dirigo Wholesale, a wholesale distribution company in Portland specializing in local and form-away produce, grocery, and specialty ingredients.

Exile, Art & New Lives #295

What does it feel like to find a new homeland, when it is no longer possible to live in the place of one’s birth? Today we speak with two individuals who have channeled their experiences into their writing and art. Originally from Baghdad, Iraq, Kifah Abdulla is a former prisoner of war who writes, teaches, and creates art in Portland. Reza Jalali came here from Iran and is now an author and the coordinator of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at the University of Southern Maine.

Building Maine Businesses #294

Business is booming in Maine. Today we speak with two individuals who are leading the way in this field. Melissa Smith is the president and CEO of WEX, which is one of three companies in our state to have revenues of more than a billion dollars. William J. Ryan, Jr., is the principal owner and chairman of the Maine Red Claws, Portland’s NBA development team.

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Farms & Food #296

Photo by Peter Frank Edwards How do we support Maine farmers? One way is to buy our food from local producers. We can also do our best to educate ourselves on agricultural issues in our state. Today we speak with Amanda Beal, the president and CEO of Maine Farmland Trust, a member-powered statewide organization that protects farmland, supports farmers, and advances the future…

Life on the Edges #153

How do we handle ourselves when life throws us a curve? Bruce Fitzgerald, Director of the Maine Emergency Management Agency, and Joshua Frances, Director of Emergency Management at Maine Medical Center, give us valuable information about emergencies, how we might be impacted and how we can best prepare. Mark Swann of the Preble Street Resource Center discusses what happens when life…

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Linda Greenlaw

Jane Goodrich

Amanda Beal

Heidi Powell

Kifah Abdulla

Reza Jalali

William J. Ryan, Jr.

Melissa Smith

Cabot Lyman and Ruth Woodbury Starr

George Smith

Ashley Bryan

Ken Ryan

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