Medicine, Islands & Education #253

How do Mainers access medical care? This depends on many factors, including geographic location and the availability of providers. The diversity of geography—from urban settings to offshore islands—presents some interesting challenges. Today we speak with several individuals who are rising to this challenge: Scott Planting and Sharon Daley of the Maine Seacoast Mission, and Dr. Peter Bates and India Stewart of the Maine Medical Center – Tufts University School of Medicine Medical School Program.

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Dinghys at Isle Au Haut

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Art, Crossing Cultures #252


Art reflects the culture from which it is created. This is especially important when a culture is irreparably changed by the forced movement—through situations such as slavery and war—of its people. Today we discuss this with African art and culture scholar, Aimée Bessire, and with internationally-acclaimed children’s book illustrator, Daniel Minter

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Practicing Perfection: Music & Dance #251


Artists know that their craft can be both an aesthetic and kinesthetic experience. Our brains and bodies change as a result of time spent practicing and performing—this is especially true for children. Today we explore these ideas with Elizabeth Drucker, owner and director of The Ballet School in Topsham and with Dr. Anastasia Antonacos, award-winning recitalist and professor of music at the University of Southern Maine.

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Inspirational Mainers #250

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For the past several years, Maine Magazine has identified 50 Mainers who are making important contributions to the well-being of our state. Today we speak with two people from the 2016 list: Don Gooding and Eliza Townsend. Don Gooding is the fomer Executive Director of the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development; Eliza Townsend is is the Executive Director of the Maine Women’s Lobby.

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Wholehearted Living #126

In Maine, people often have more than one life, and it’s not just a difference in personal and professional lives, but sometimes two completely different professional lives. Sunday's guests were just that. During our show on Feb. 9, we spoke with Jeanne Handy, an interior designer and belly dancing instructor, and Andrew Kull, an attorney and also a practicing Buddhist. We learned about…

Beginnings #1

How do we live our lives authentically, and make the changes necessary to do so? First we begin, wherever we are. This week we do just that with a well-known Maine author and playwrite who describes her own creative rebirth following the death of her mother,  a local healer who deals with the energetics of self, and a representative of…

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