Natural Foods from Local Farms #277

Mainers care about where their food comes from. We are known for supporting local farmers and the businesses that sell our farmers’ produce and goods. Today we speak with Nate Drummond and Gabrielle Gosselin of Six River Farm in Bowdoinham, and Tina Wilcoxson, who sells Six River Farm’s organic vegetables at Royal River Natural Foods, the store she owns in Freeport.

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Political Perspectives #276

This month we inaugurate a new president of the United States, which is certain to create change in both the nation and our state. Today we speak with two attorneys who have long had a passion for politics, and have contributed greatly to our government. Harold Pachios is one of the founding partners of law firm Preti Flaherty, whose prior career in politics dates back to the Kennedy administration. Also a Preti Flaherty founding partner, Severin Beliveau directs the firm’s government affairs practice in Augusta and Washington, D.C.

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Faces of Maine Broadcasting #275

We depend upon people we trust to give us the news of the day. Today we speak with two beloved broadcasters who keep us up to speed on what has happened, and what is yet to come. Pat Callaghan started working at WCSH-6 News Center in December 1979; meteorologist Keith Carson recently returned to WCSH-6 after taking a coveted position with the Weather Channel.

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Maine Suds #274

Maine is home to myriad successful businesses. Today we speak with two entrepreneurs who are creating high-quality products and contributing to community well-being. Fred Forsley is the founder and president of Shipyard Brewing Company, an business that supports many local road races. Cyndi Prince is the founder of LooHoo, LLC, a Maine-based company that makes and sells reusable, energy-saving wool dryer balls.

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Read & Relax #273

Photo by Jeff Roberts

The holiday season can be a busy time—and because of this, it is important to engage in activities that keep us happy and rejuvenated. Today we speak with owners of two new Portland businesses that provide opportunities for rejuvenation: Josh Christie, co-owner of this city’s newest independent bookstore, Print: A Bookstore, and James & Amy Harder of Float Harder Relaxation Center.

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Foundations of Education #272

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How do we give our students a full and rich educational experience? Maine is known for its exceptional schools, dedicated teachers, and administrators. Recently, community members have started engaging with their school systems through education foundations, which fund additional enrichment activities. Today we speak with Kate Snyder, executive director of the Portland Education Foundation, and Gabe Weiss, president of the Yarmouth Education Foundation.

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Sugarloafing #271

There are many ways to enjoy Sugarloaf, Maine’s largest ski mountain. Today we speak with Bruce Miles, president of the Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Club, about the ski/skate program, which gives local children the opportunity to enjoy all that the resort has to offer. We also speak with Tom Fremont-Smith, president of Winterstick Snowboards.

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Island Time #270

How do we keep Maine’s coast and islands accessible and productive as our state grows in popularity? Today we speak with two individuals who offer unique perspectives on this question: Tim Glidden, president of the Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Cliff Island conservationist, Roger Berle.

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Making Music #269

Maine is home to a rich and evolving music scene. Today we speak with two music-makers who have called Maine home for decades: Portland-based and nationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and producer, Spencer Albee, and one of Maine’s leading producers and recording engineers, Jonathan Wyman.

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Beautiful Bethel #268

Nestled in Maine’s Oxford Hills, the town of Bethel has long welcomed homeowners and recreational enthusiasts alike. Today we speak with people who know and love this beautiful town: Dana Bullen, resort president and general manager of Sunday River Ski Resort, and the executive director of the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce, Robin Zinchuk.

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Maine’s University #267

The University of Maine System provides a high-quality education to students from our state, and all over the world. Today we speak with University of Maine President Dr. Susan Hunter and Danielle Conway, dean and professor of law at the University of Maine School of Law.

Photo by Abby Belisle

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