Just ahead of Mother's Day, we talk with the author of "Maine's Remarkable Women: Daughters, Wives, Sisters and Mothers Who Shaped History" about astonishing Maine women in history - some of whom you've likely never heard of. Sure, you know about Sarah Orne Jewett and Margaret Chase Smith, but what about Toy Len Goon of Portland, named "America's Mother of the Year" in 1952? Or Cornelia "Fly Rod" Crosby of Rangeley, famous promoter of nature tourism in Maine?
Guests: Kate Kennedy, author, Maine's Remarkable Women: Daughters, Wives, Sisters and Mothers Who Shaped History
Cathleen Miller, Curator, Maine Women's Writer Collection, UNE
Candace Kanes recently retired after serving 12 years as director of the Maine Memory Network. She holds a Ph.D. in modern American history from the University of New Hampshire and a master's in American and Women's Studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo.