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Colby College is following in the footsteps of several other Maine schools and getting rid of standardized testing admissions requirements.

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Eliot Coleman is a pioneer of the organic farming movement. He joins us to discuss the revised and expanded edition of his classic work. He presents the simplest and most sustainable ways of growing top-quality organic vegetables and updates practical information on marketing the harvest, small-scale equipment, and farming and gardening for the long-term health of the soil.

You’ve probably had one of those moments, driving down some packed city street or a rural backroad relying on a directions app, when you’ve exclaimed, “What did we do before phones?” Ask a member of Generation Z, and they may not be able to tell you. 

Some may bemoan map reading as a lost art, still others may say good riddance to a difficult and outdated system. No matter where you stand on the particular issue of digital directions, it is hard to argue that the cell phone hasn’t enhanced society.

From easier communication to near-universal access to the world-wide web, from personal cameras to portable music players, the cell phone has completely changed human life, and in many ways for the better. 

But what happens to a vulnerable part of the population—teenagers—who hardly remember a time when cell phones weren’t a universal part of life? 

In the wake of February’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, districts across Maine have brought more police into schools. But new survey results from a team at the University of Southern Maine show that school resource officers are being used and trained in vastly different ways around the state.

EASTON, Mass. - Police in Massachusetts have charged a Maine woman whose 17-month old child was found alone in a shopping cart outside a Target store.

JAY, Maine - Firefighters say 13 people are homeless because of a fire that destroyed an apartment building in Jay.

PORTLAND, Maine - A former Roman Catholic priest who sexually abused a 9-year-old boy at a Maine church in the 1990s is going back to prison.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's top court is asking the public about whether it should weigh in the legality of tribal gaming without state approval.

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As another allegation surfaces and the future of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination remains up in the air, we discuss the latest news on possible Senate testimony and take your calls on the controversial nomination.

Lessons From Flint: Clean Water is Everyone's Right

Sep 23, 2018

When I was about twelve, my mom and I had stopped at Target and got a Brita water dispenser. It wasn’t particularly large; it should have held about 18 cups worth of water. But, the thing is, when we went through the box once we were home, there was something I wasn’t expecting: a thin cobalt blue, small, electronic device. A water tester. Suddenly, I realized why my mom was willing to spend $30 on a fancy pitcher. 

WESTBROOK, Maine - Officials say two Maine police officers were briefly hospitalized after being exposed to the dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl while performing a traffic stop.

UNITY, Maine - Maine's rural living fair is getting started for lovers of organic agriculture, whether they're looking to learn how to raise goats or get the most out of their compost.

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The Common Ground Fair begins today, so what better time than now to look at the fiber arts in Maine? Maine has a rich community of people who work in fiber arts — from people who spin wool and knit to those who paint silk or create cloth sculptures. We'll learn more about the wide range of creations that fiber artists make, the practical uses, and the contributions of fiber artists to Maine's economy and brand.

As a refugee resettlement center, Maine has welcomed waves of immigrants fleeing the dangers of their home countries. But immigration patterns have changed, and advocates say the state has an opportunity to benefit from the contributions of newcomers.

On Maine Calling on Thursday, host Jennifer Rooks spoke with Fatuma Hussein, founder of The Immigrant Resource Center of Maine, and Reza Jalali, an educator, writer and community activist.

ORONO, Maine - The University of Maine is warning students about a man who has been spotted following women around campus.

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