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 Maine Public News Connect

For nearly 60 years, Maine Public has built its reputation on connecting Maine and telling Maine stories. That is why we are so excited about this next chapter. In 2021, we launched two new initiatives that will connect Maine communities – both existing and new -- in innovative and powerful ways.

Maine Public News Connect delivers top stories across Maine weekly through translated videos in French, Spanish, Somali and Portuguese, and translated newsletters in French, Spanish, Somali, Portuguese, Khmer, and Arabic. Maine Public News Connect works to break down language barriers and provide more Mainers with access to reliable and relevant information and stories that shape our lives.

This news initiative was designed with the Maine Immigrants' Rights Coalition, particularly with the help of Presente! Maine, Congolese, and Angolan communities of Maine.

The second is a partnership with Report for America, a partnership that has allowed us to engage a full-time reporter, Ari Snider, to cover Maine’s immigrant communities more fully than we have ever been able to do before. Through this project, Ari will share the stories of Maine’s immigrant communities so that we can all have our voices heard and hear our stories told.

Maine Public News Connect is made possible by individual supporters, businesses, and foundations from across Maine and by:

Maine Public News Connect


New Mainers across Maine have different levels of access to reliable information about what is taking place in the immediate world around them, whether they be pressing public health issues, school closures, or any variety of important news. This has never been more apparent than during the COVID-19 crisis. This is why Maine Public launched Maine Public News Connect – Maine Public news translated each week into Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Somali.

Español
Hoy es viernes, 19 de abril, y éstas son las noticias más destacadas de la semana. Presentado por Paola Hernandez.
Hoy es viernes, 12 de abril, y éstas son las noticias más destacadas de la semana. Presentado por Paola Hernandez.
Hoy es viernes, 5 de abril, y éstas son las noticias más destacadas de la semana. Presentado por Paola Hernandez.
Français
Aujourd’hui nous sommes vendredi, 19 avril 2024, et voici les principaux titres de cette semaine. Organisé par Victoire Liwanga.
Aujourd’hui nous sommes vendredi, 05 avril 2024, et voici les principaux titres de cette semaine. Organisé par Victoire Liwanga.
Aujourd’hui nous sommes vendredi, 29 mars 2024, et voici les principaux titres de cette semaine. Organisé par Victoire Liwanga.
Português
Hoje é sexta-feira, 19 de abril, e aqui estão as principais histórias da semana. Apresentado por Tamara Antunes.
Hoje é sexta-feira, 12 de abril, e aqui estão as principais histórias da semana. Apresentado por Tamara Antunes.
Hoje é sexta-feira, 5 de abril, e aqui estão as principais histórias da semana. Apresentado por Tamara Antunes.
Soomaali
Maanta waa Jimce, 19da Abrill waxaanan halkaan idiinku soo gudbineynaa wararkii ugu waaweynaa ee todobaadka. Waxaa idiin soo tabinaya Mahmoud Hassan.
Maanta waa Jimce, 12da Abrill waxaanan halkaan idiinku soo gudbineynaa wararkii ugu waaweynaa ee todobaadka. Waxaa idiin soo tabinaya Mahmoud Hassan.
Maanta waa Jimce, 5da Abrill waxaanan halkaan idiinku soo gudbineynaa wararkii ugu waaweynaa ee todobaadka. Waxaa idiin soo tabinaya Mahmoud Hassan.
English
Today is Friday, April 19, and here are the week’s top stories. Presented by Maine Public's Ari Snider.
Today is Friday, April 12, and here are the week’s top stories. Presented by Maine Public's Ari Snider.
Today is Friday, April 5, and here are the week’s top stories. Presented by Maine Public's Ari Snider.

 

Report for America


Report for America is a national service program that places journalists into local newsrooms to report on under-covered issues and communities.

An initiative of the nonprofit media organization, The GroundTruth Project, it is structured to harness the skills and idealism of an emerging group of journalists plus the creative spirit of local news organizations.

Maine Public applied and was accepted in the program indicating in the application process that one of the gaps in our news coverage was the stories from immigrant communities/new Mainers across Maine. Stories created by the Ari are shared over Maine Public Radio and online and many are included in the Maine Public News Connect weekly news pods.

About Ari


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Ari Snider reports on refugee, immigrant, and asylum-seeking communities in Maine. He grew up in Midcoast Maine and has reported for public radio stations in Southeast Alaska and Far West Texas, covering everything from salmon fishing to the restoration of a historic adobe church on the US-Mexico border. He got his start in audio storytelling as an undergrad at Brown University and through internships at radio stations in Vermont and Rhode Island. His work has won three Alaska Press Club awards and one Regional Murrow Award, and has aired on radio stations throughout Alaska, Texas, and New England.

When looking to get out of town for a weekend, Ari has a special fondness for the islands of Penobscot Bay and the lakes and mountains of the North Woods.