Beauty & the Brain #202

Many of us have an emotional—almost physical–response to things that we consider beautiful. This can be true of a piece of art or a compelling vista. Why is this so? Neuroscientists are beginning to offer answers, through the use of modern technology, and the study of what is being called “neuroaesthetics.” Today we speak with Professor William Seeley of Bates College, and Jane Bianco, associate curator at the Farnsworth Art Museum, as they help us understand the relationship between beauty and the brain.


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Mill Town Creativity #201

Mill Town Creativity #201

Maine’s industrial mills have employed multiple generations of Maine families through the manufacturing of products such as paper, shoes and textiles. Although many are no longer used in that capacity, they are experiencing a rebirth, and once again becoming centers of creativity and commerce. Today we explore this subject with Biddeford mill aficionados Tammy Ackerman, co-founder of the community arts organization Engine, Inc., and Angelrox founder & fashion designer, Roxi Suger.

Giving Voice #200

Love Maine Radio #200

Today is a big day on Love Maine Radio: we have officially reached our 200th episode. We began our journey as the Dr. Lisa Radio Hour & Podcast in 2011, and we have interviewed hundreds of visionary Mainers since that time. We’ve found ourselves continually blessed by what our guests have been willing to share, and hope you have enjoyed our conversations as much as we have. Today we feature philanthropist and music mastermind, Dan Crewe, and a selection of memorable past guests, as we celebrate the joy of giving voice.

Music & Memory #199

Photograph by Matt Cosby from Old Port magazine

Music can unlock memories that we may have otherwise lost. This past spring, the Choral Art Society (CAS) of Maine presented Time Remembered — Time Forgotten, the New England premiere of Alzheimer’s Stories, to create awareness of the link between music and memory. Today we speak with CAS board member & vocal soloist Andrea Graichen, program director for the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, William Kirkpatrick, about this interesting collaboration.

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Old Port Winter Wellness #170

What do Portland-area citizens and visitors do when the weather turns chilly? Enjoy a broad range of activities, both indoors and out. Today we speak with Bayside Bowl co-founder Charlie Mitchell, Kara Wooldrik of Portland Trails, and Lynn Tillotson of the Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau. Listen to our discussion for ideas about your next winter wellness outing.

Celebrating Love #125

Over the years, many couples—from here and from away—have celebrated their love by being married in Maine. Each February Maine Magazine celebrates love with its Wedding Issue, which tells the stories of these special couples. Leslie Oster and Kate Martin, who have been a part of countless special wedding days, today share their perspective about what it means to celebrate…

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