Maine Calling

Monday - Friday, 1 - 2 pm

Maine Calling brings you interesting conversations with interesting people on just about any and all subjects.


With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday fast approaching, our tech team returns to share tips on the gadgets worth grabbing when the sales start springing up, as well as ways to support local businesses and charitable organizations this holiday season.

Attracting more young people to Maine is viewed as a critical key to our state’s economic health and future vitality.

One of our audience’s favorite programs: It’s the return of the Maine Calling “Made in Maine” Gift Guide!

Maine Public

Maine Public Classical host Robin Rilette and Maine Calling host Jennifer Rooks offer a behind-the-scenes look at the work they do. This will be broadcast on both the Maine Public channel and the Maine Public Classical channel, as part of our Grow Together membership drive.

Join us for a "Best Of Maine Calling" show during our Grow Together Membership Drive.

Historian, author and Maine Calling favorite Ken Davis joins us to talk about his latest book.

Kenneth C. Davis is an American historian and author, best known for his “Don’t Know Much About” series of history books.

Maine Memory Network / Maine Historical Society

Nov. 11, 2018, marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. That date was declared Armistice Day and, under President Eisenhower, the name of the holiday was later changed to Veterans Day.

On this Veterans Day, we remember “the war to end all wars” and its impact in Maine.

Our panelists discuss the way the funeral industry is changing and the latest options in today’s funerals. We’ll also discuss green funerals, natural burial options and green cemeteries.

Automotive News: The Latest in Cars, Trucks & SUVs

Nov 8, 2018

We’ll discuss winter driving tips, snow tires versus all-season tires, and the end of an era for the Volkswagen Beetle. We’ll also catch up on the latest news from the world of cars, trucks, SUVs, self-driving cars, hybrids and more.

Rebecca Conley / Maine Public

The Across the Aisle panelists join us to offer analysis and reaction to Tuesday’s election results. We'll also hear from Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap about voting turnout and behavior, as well as from Maine Public's politcal reporters.

On an Election Day some call the most consequential in decades, our panel discusses the history of elections in Maine and the United States.

The documentary "Dawnland" is about cultural survival and stolen children. It offers an inside look at the first truth and reconciliation commission for Native Americans, which took place in Maine.

The head of Maine’s Department of Marine Resources joins us to discuss the latest issues in Maine’s fishing industry - including efforts to protect right whales, the controversy over quotas for herring and developments in Maine’s  aquaculture industry.

The term "algorithms" is used often in reference to everything from weather predictions to social media feeds. We'll learn what algorithms are, and how they contribute to the information we receive — or don't receive — and whether they are at the root of today's polarized society.

Month in Review

Oct 31, 2018

Our panel of editorial page editors returns to discuss Susan Collins’ Kavanaugh vote, the upcoming election, and the other headlines of the past month.