Maine Public staff

Rebecca Conley

It's Friday and time again for Maine's Political Pulse. This week Irwin Gratz talks with Steve Mistler and Mal Leary about Democratic Gov. Janet Mills’ first veto - which contrasts starkly with past Governor' LePage's penchant for the act.

Granges have been integral to the history of rural Maine, serving not only as places for farmers to organize and advocate for themselves, but as educational sites, social hubs, and community centers. We learn about how some Granges have carried on the traditions of the past, while others have evolved to serve new purposes in their communities, bringing new vitality to rural Maine.


Lewiston police officer Nicholas Meserve's death in February was the result of an overdose of the opioid drug fentanyl, says the city's Police Chief, Brian O’Malley.

Long before they were in a band together, the members of Lula Wiles — Isa Burke, Eleanor Buckland and Mali Obomsawin — were singing folk songs and trading fiddle tunes at camp in Maine. Their new album, “What Will We Do,” came out earlier this year. They join Maine Calling to play a few songs off the album and talk about their influences and what’s next for the band.

In advance of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) conference on housing opportunities and solutions in Maine, we’ll learn about the issues facing developers and buyers when it comes to affordable housing and get the latest on Maine’s housing market.

Rebecca Conley

It’s time to catch up on all things Maine Politics with Maine’s Political Pulse.