America Amplified Special: Will New England Have A Tourist Season?

May 7, 2020

Air Date: 1-2 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2020

New England’s economy relies on tourism, and this year’s summer season may be completely wiped out by coronavirus.

Join the Maine Calling team for an America Amplified call-in special from the New England News Collaborative. We’ll bring together voices from around the region — and we want to hear yours

How are you preparing for a season filled with closures and cancellations?

Call us between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, during our live, regional broadcast. The call-in number is 1-800-399-3566.

You can also join the conversation by tweeting us @MaineCalling or @NENCNewEngland, or emailing AmericaAmplified@nepr.net.

Guests:

Tracy Michaud, chair, tourism & hospitality program, University of Southern Maine

Jamie Trowbridge, president & CEO, Yankee Publishing

Call-in guests:

Brian Mulcahey, innkeeper, Rabbit Hill Inn, Waterford, Vt.

Ricky Au, owner of four restaurants in Connecticut

Coral Aiello, first mate, Sara Star Fishing Charters, in Newport, R.I.

Kim Holl, potter and co-owner, Scargo Pottery and Art Gallery, Dennis, Mass.

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Credits:

Host: Jennifer Rooks, Maine Public Radio’s “Maine Calling”
Show Producers: Jonathan Smith, Cindy Han
Coordinating Producer: Morgan Springer
Executive Producers: John Dankosky for America Amplified and Keith Shortall
Executive Editor: Vanessa de la Torre

Additional support from Maine Public, New England Public Radio, Connecticut Public, Vermont Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio and WCAI. America Amplified and the New England News Collaborative are funded, in part, by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.