Barbara Cariddi

Digital News Content Producer

Barbara grew up in Biddeford, Maine. She earned a master’s in public administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor’s in English from the University of Southern Maine.

After stints as a lobsterwoman, woodworker and newspaper editor, Barbara joined Maine Public in 1989. She left in 1994 to explore television, specifically at WCSH6-TV, the NBC affiliate in Portland. In 1999, Barbara began producing, reporting and anchoring Maine Public Television’s public affairs program Maine Watch. She returned to Maine Public Radio in 2003, and now helps oversee digital news content for Maine Public’s website. She also produces and hosts the daily news podcast “This Day in Maine.”

Barbara’s interests include music, theater, literature and the arts in general. For several years, she sang in a local jazz group called !zing. Barbara’s daughter Vanessa is an opera singer.

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PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's two U.S. senators - one Republican and one independent - say they will get to work with President-elect Donald Trump to move the nation forward.

"I did not predict these results, but I was not completely surprised by them," says GOP Sen. Susan Collins. "I view Donald Trump as having won this election fair and square and he is now president of all of us."

Gov. Paul LePage says he’s pulling Maine out of the federal Refugee Resettlement Program.

In a press release, LePage says he sent a letter today to President Barack Obama telling him that Maine will no longer be participating in the program. He says he also notified the director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, as required by federal law.