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2 PM Public Affairs
The 2:00 pm hour-long block of public affairs programs on Maine Public Radio is a mix of different programs produced around the globe.

A-E


Assignment: Maine
Stories about Maine and Mainers are featured with an ambition to highlight the abundant geographic, scenic and cultural diversity of the state.

Borealis

A new multi-media outdoors series produced by Maine Public highlighting the nature of Maine. Follow along as we surf, fish, hike, bike and more with host and registered Maine Guide Aislinn Sarnacki!

Borealis: The Podcast

On the Borealis podcast, we talk with fascinating people who are deeply connected with the Maine outdoors – as researchers, adventurers, and caretakers.

Cultural Conversations Archive

Cultural Conversations from the hosts of Maine Public Classical with people throughout the world of classical music.

Down Memory Lane with Toby Leboutillier

For the past 40 years, veteran broadcaster Toby Leboutillier has taken listeners on a weekly trip back through time, spinning both the hit songs and those that "didn't quite make it" that debuted on that day in music history. In between vintage recordings, Toby also looks back on the news of the day, as reported by the Bangor Daily News.

Essential Salt

A limited series podcast that brings you stories reported on by students at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. In each episode, we'll bring you stories that go beyond the headlines to capture something true, something unexpected, something...essential about the state of Maine and the people who live here.

Eviction: Life Unpacked

"Eviction: Life Unpacked" follows the effect of evictions on Maine families headed by single moms and on a disabled retiree, how evictions are handled in Eviction Court, the challenge of getting rental assistance and finding any available rentals for families and, finally, we'll hear from a group of landlords about the challenges they face.

F-J


Finding a Way
Teenagers and young adults in Maine face challenges that are increasingly difficult to navigate. Maine Public examines some of the barriers to success for young people and the resources and opportunities available to keep them on course.

From the Vault

Programs from Maine Public Television's first 60 years.

High School Quiz Show Maine

Hosted by NEWSCENTER Maine's Todd Gutner, High School Quiz Show: Maine is a locally produced television production that pits four-student teams from Maine high schools against each other in a single-elimination, academic bracket competition. Questions used in each contest align with the Maine high school curriculum standards across literature, history, science and math, and current events and general knowledge.

How Are Maine Kids Doing? Reporting Project

This series will provide connections and answer what do Maine’s kids need to navigate everyday life - and reach their full potential.

In Tune with Sara Willis

A music program featuring contemporary singer-songwriters, folk, blues, acoustic rock, jazz, alt-country, and world music. Host Sara Willis' in-depth knowledge of the music she features on her show comes across to her listeners, and she's always playing some great new selections from artists you'll only hear on In Tune.

Jazz Tonight with Rich Tozier
Jazz Tonight offers a wide array of “straight ahead” music, from the early days of jazz to the present moment, although most of the tracks heard are probably post-1945.  Defining jazz by category is always slippery, however Jazz Tonight offers something from most genres, the boundaries between which are porous since jazz can be seen as an evolutionary music, with many roots and branches.

The Jazz Flower with Saylove

With roots reaching into the past, and flowering up to present day, the Jazz Flower represents the root of jazz in referencing jasmine flowers; promoting: healing, community, and sublime states, through jazz.

K-O


Love Lewiston: A Maine Calling Special
Love Lewiston provides a space for Maine families to come together and reflect on how the October 25, 2023 tragedy in Lewiston has changed us and how we begin to heal as a community.

Love Lewiston: A Maine Calling Special with ASL

Love Lewiston provides a space for Maine families to come together and reflect on how the October 25, 2023 tragedy in Lewiston has changed us and how we begin to heal as a community. With on-screen ASL interpretation.

Maine Calling

Maine Calling is a live, call-in radio program offering enlightening and engaging conversations on a wide range of topics.

Maine Calling on the Road

Maine's only statewide interactive radio program, Maine Calling, schedules LIVE appearances across Maine to deep dive regional issues and connect with local audiences. Hosted by Jennifer Rooks, Maine Calling On The Road explores topics that are local in nature, but have an impact across the entire state.

Maine CDC COVID-19 Briefings

Archive of the State of Maine's press conferences and briefings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maine Explained

Maine Explained is a YouTube-first video series from Maine Public entering its second season. Its unique brand and identity centers around contextualizing and explaining news events and topics, as well as unearthing unique facts about Maine and Maine life.

Maine High School Basketball Championship Weekend

Watch high school athletes across Maine represent their schools and communities in what, for many, will be one of the top highlights of their athletic careers.

Maine Public Film Series

Each month, Maine Public curates a diverse offering of independently produced films that showcase people, places, and topics of New England and Atlantic Canada. These are independent voices and viewpoints – reflective and relevant to our diverse Maine communities and audiences. These are stories that matter.

Maine Public News Connect

Maine Public news translated each week into Spanish, French, Portuguese, Somali and English.

Maine's Political Pulse

Maine's Political Pulse taps into the expertise of our political reporters Steve Mistler and Kevin Miller.

Maine Stage with Joe Boucher

Maine is home to an incredible array of world-class festivals, orchestras, chamber ensembles and solo artists – all right here on our doorstep. Producer and Host Joe Boucher invites you to hear the latest performances from across the Pine Tree State on Maine Stage.

Music that Moves ME Archive

P-T


Poems from Here
Presented in collaboration with the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, Poems from Here is designed to create a momentary community of speakers and listeners, where vibrant language slows time and helps us better pay attention to our world.

Power Struggle in the Maine Woods

Central Maine Power says if its transmission project in western Maine is approved, Mainers won’t pay a cent for it — but they will see lower electric bills, among other things. But there will be winners and losers, and environmentalists have a hard choice to make. On one hand, the proposal would bring low-polluting hydroelectricity into New England, and on the other, it could have serious scenic and environmental consequences.

The Rural Maine Reporting Project

This series will showcase the best that rural Maine has to offer, while also featuring the stories that show how these communities have challenges unique to each.

A Solemn Promise

Lt. Ernest Vienneau was co-piloting a B-17 over the Adriatic Sea when it was shot down in the fall of 1944 sparking a search spanning more than 75 years. The Vienneau family never lost faith that someday they would find their lost relative, actively searching for him over the years. With help from the military, civilian experts, and even a filmmaker, they finally found closure.

Songbook with Sarah Tuttle

A thoughtful collection of vocal works and related stories, inspired by the tradition of the liederabend - an intimate gathering of musicians and friends sharing their talents and enjoying one another's company. Host Sarah Tuttle provides a new variety of pieces each week: familiar favorites, new discoveries, voices high and low, and ensembles large and small.

Speaking in Maine

One of the many public affairs lecture series Maine Public Radio presents weekdays at 2:00 pm, In partnership with many civic minding organizations and educational institutions from all around the state, Speaking in Maine features diverse speakers addressing many of the important issues of our day.

State of the Art with Heather McDougall

State of the Art is a weekly dive into the Maine arts scene with the people who create, collaborate and shape our vibrant cultural landscape. Host Heather McDougall and other members of the Maine Public Classical Team sit down with guests, sharing their stories, experiences and forthcoming projects and events.

This Day in Maine

This Day in Maine gathers together the news that matters to Mainers. The nightly show features stories from the award-winning Maine Public News team.

U-Z


Voices of Hope Documentary Series
Voices of Hope is a documentary series aimed at reducing the stigma associated with substance use disorder, interviewing young people sharing their recovery stories. This documentary series was created for use in classrooms to facilitate conversations about the use of chemicals and their consequences.

Radio

2 PM Public Affairs
The 2:00 pm hour-long block of public affairs programs on Maine Public Radio is a mix of different programs produced around the globe.

In Tune with Sara Willis
A music program featuring contemporary singer-songwriters, folk, blues, acoustic rock, jazz, alt-country, and world music. Host Sara Willis' in-depth knowledge of the music she features on her show comes across to her listeners, and she's always playing some great new selections from artists you'll only hear on In Tune.

Maine Calling
Maine Calling is a live, call-in radio program offering enlightening and engaging conversations on a wide range of topics.

Maine's Political Pulse
Maine's Political Pulse taps into the expertise of our political reporters Steve Mistler and Kevin Miller.

Music that Moves ME Archive

Poems from Here
Presented in collaboration with the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, Poems from Here is designed to create a momentary community of speakers and listeners, where vibrant language slows time and helps us better pay attention to our world.

Speaking in Maine
One of the many public affairs lecture series Maine Public Radio presents weekdays at 2:00 pm, In partnership with many civic minding organizations and educational institutions from all around the state, Speaking in Maine features diverse speakers addressing many of the important issues of our day.

This Day in Maine
This Day in Maine gathers together the news that matters to Mainers. The nightly show features stories from the award-winning Maine Public News team.

Classical

Cultural Conversations Archive
Cultural Conversations from the hosts of Maine Public Classical with people throughout the world of classical music.

Down Memory Lane with Toby Leboutillier
For the past 40 years, veteran broadcaster Toby Leboutillier has taken listeners on a weekly trip back through time, spinning both the hit songs and those that "didn't quite make it" that debuted on that day in music history. In between vintage recordings, Toby also looks back on the news of the day, as reported by the Bangor Daily News.

Jazz Tonight with Rich Tozier
Jazz Tonight offers a wide array of “straight ahead” music, from the early days of jazz to the present moment, although most of the tracks heard are probably post-1945.  Defining jazz by category is always slippery, however Jazz Tonight offers something from most genres, the boundaries between which are porous since jazz can be seen as an evolutionary music, with many roots and branches.

The Jazz Flower with Saylove
With roots reaching into the past, and flowering up to present day, the Jazz Flower represents the root of jazz in referencing jasmine flowers; promoting: healing, community, and sublime states, through jazz.

Maine Stage with Joe Boucher
Maine is home to an incredible array of world-class festivals, orchestras, chamber ensembles and solo artists – all right here on our doorstep. Producer and Host Joe Boucher invites you to hear the latest performances from across the Pine Tree State on Maine Stage.

Songbook with Sarah Tuttle
A thoughtful collection of vocal works and related stories, inspired by the tradition of the liederabend - an intimate gathering of musicians and friends sharing their talents and enjoying one another's company. Host Sarah Tuttle provides a new variety of pieces each week: familiar favorites, new discoveries, voices high and low, and ensembles large and small.

State of the Art with Heather McDougall
State of the Art is a weekly dive into the Maine arts scene with the people who create, collaborate and shape our vibrant cultural landscape. Host Heather McDougall and other members of the Maine Public Classical Team sit down with guests, sharing their stories, experiences and forthcoming projects and events.

Podcasts

Borealis: The Podcast
On the Borealis podcast, we talk with fascinating people who are deeply connected with the Maine outdoors – as researchers, adventurers, and caretakers.

Essential Salt
A limited series podcast that brings you stories reported on by students at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. In each episode, we'll bring you stories that go beyond the headlines to capture something true, something unexpected, something...essential about the state of Maine and the people who live here.

Maine Calling
Maine Calling is a live, call-in radio program offering enlightening and engaging conversations on a wide range of topics.

Maine's Political Pulse Podcast
Maine's Political Pulse taps into the expertise of our political reporters Steve Mistler and Kevin Miller.

This Day in Maine Podcast
This Day in Maine gathers together the news that matters to Mainers. The nightly show features stories from the award-winning Maine Public News team.

Television

Assignment: Maine
Stories about Maine and Mainers are featured with an ambition to highlight the abundant geographic, scenic and cultural diversity of the state.

Borealis
A new multi-media outdoors series produced by Maine Public highlighting the nature of Maine. Follow along as we surf, fish, hike, bike and more with host and registered Maine Guide Aislinn Sarnacki!

From the Vault
Programs from Maine Public Television's first 60 years.

High School Quiz Show Maine
Hosted by NEWSCENTER Maine's Todd Gutner, High School Quiz Show: Maine is a locally produced television production that pits four-student teams from Maine high schools against each other in a single-elimination, academic bracket competition. Questions used in each contest align with the Maine high school curriculum standards across literature, history, science and math, and current events and general knowledge.

Maine High School Basketball Championship Weekend
Watch high school athletes across Maine represent their schools and communities in what, for many, will be one of the top highlights of their athletic careers.

Maine Public Film Series
Each month, Maine Public curates a diverse offering of independently produced films that showcase people, places, and topics of New England and Atlantic Canada. These are independent voices and viewpoints – reflective and relevant to our diverse Maine communities and audiences. These are stories that matter.

A Solemn Promise
Lt. Ernest Vienneau was co-piloting a B-17 over the Adriatic Sea when it was shot down in the fall of 1944 sparking a search spanning more than 75 years. The Vienneau family never lost faith that someday they would find their lost relative, actively searching for him over the years. With help from the military, civilian experts, and even a filmmaker, they finally found closure.

Voices of Hope Documentary Series
Voices of Hope is a documentary series aimed at reducing the stigma associated with substance use disorder, interviewing young people sharing their recovery stories. This documentary series was created for use in classrooms to facilitate conversations about the use of chemicals and their consequences.

YouTube

Assignment: Maine
Stories about Maine and Mainers are featured with an ambition to highlight the abundant geographic, scenic and cultural diversity of the state.

Borealis
A new multi-media outdoors series produced by Maine Public highlighting the nature of Maine. Follow along as we surf, fish, hike, bike and more with host and registered Maine Guide Aislinn Sarnacki!

From the Vault
Programs from Maine Public Television's first 60 years.

High School Quiz Show Maine
Hosted by NEWSCENTER Maine's Todd Gutner, High School Quiz Show: Maine is a locally produced television production that pits four-student teams from Maine high schools against each other in a single-elimination, academic bracket competition. Questions used in each contest align with the Maine high school curriculum standards across literature, history, science and math, and current events and general knowledge.

Maine CDC COVID-19 Briefings
Archive of the State of Maine's press conferences and briefings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maine Explained
Maine Explained is a YouTube-first video series from Maine Public entering its second season. Its unique brand and identity centers around contextualizing and explaining news events and topics, as well as unearthing unique facts about Maine and Maine life.

Maine High School Basketball Championship Weekend
Watch high school athletes across Maine represent their schools and communities in what, for many, will be one of the top highlights of their athletic careers.

Maine Public News Connect
Maine Public news translated each week into Spanish, French, Portuguese, Somali and English.

Music

Cultural Conversations Archive
Cultural Conversations from the hosts of Maine Public Classical with people throughout the world of classical music.

Down Memory Lane with Toby Leboutillier
For the past 40 years, veteran broadcaster Toby Leboutillier has taken listeners on a weekly trip back through time, spinning both the hit songs and those that "didn't quite make it" that debuted on that day in music history. In between vintage recordings, Toby also looks back on the news of the day, as reported by the Bangor Daily News.

In Tune with Sara Willis
A music program featuring contemporary singer-songwriters, folk, blues, acoustic rock, jazz, alt-country, and world music. Host Sara Willis' in-depth knowledge of the music she features on her show comes across to her listeners, and she's always playing some great new selections from artists you'll only hear on In Tune.

Jazz Tonight with Rich Tozier
Jazz Tonight offers a wide array of “straight ahead” music, from the early days of jazz to the present moment, although most of the tracks heard are probably post-1945.  Defining jazz by category is always slippery, however Jazz Tonight offers something from most genres, the boundaries between which are porous since jazz can be seen as an evolutionary music, with many roots and branches.

The Jazz Flower with Saylove
With roots reaching into the past, and flowering up to present day, the Jazz Flower represents the root of jazz in referencing jasmine flowers; promoting: healing, community, and sublime states, through jazz.

Maine Stage with Joe Boucher
Maine is home to an incredible array of world-class festivals, orchestras, chamber ensembles and solo artists – all right here on our doorstep. Producer and Host Joe Boucher invites you to hear the latest performances from across the Pine Tree State on Maine Stage.

Music that Moves ME Archive

Songbook with Sarah Tuttle
A thoughtful collection of vocal works and related stories, inspired by the tradition of the liederabend - an intimate gathering of musicians and friends sharing their talents and enjoying one another's company. Host Sarah Tuttle provides a new variety of pieces each week: familiar favorites, new discoveries, voices high and low, and ensembles large and small.

State of the Art with Heather McDougall
State of the Art is a weekly dive into the Maine arts scene with the people who create, collaborate and shape our vibrant cultural landscape. Host Heather McDougall and other members of the Maine Public Classical Team sit down with guests, sharing their stories, experiences and forthcoming projects and events.

News/Talk

2 PM Public Affairs
The 2:00 pm hour-long block of public affairs programs on Maine Public Radio is a mix of different programs produced around the globe.

Eviction: Life Unpacked
"Eviction: Life Unpacked" follows the effect of evictions on Maine families headed by single moms and on a disabled retiree, how evictions are handled in Eviction Court, the challenge of getting rental assistance and finding any available rentals for families and, finally, we'll hear from a group of landlords about the challenges they face.

Finding a Way
Teenagers and young adults in Maine face challenges that are increasingly difficult to navigate. Maine Public examines some of the barriers to success for young people and the resources and opportunities available to keep them on course.

How Are Maine Kids Doing? Reporting Project
This series will provide connections and answer what do Maine’s kids need to navigate everyday life - and reach their full potential.

Love Lewiston: A Maine Calling Special
Love Lewiston provides a space for Maine families to come together and reflect on how the October 25, 2023 tragedy in Lewiston has changed us and how we begin to heal as a community.

Love Lewiston: A Maine Calling Special with ASL

Love Lewiston provides a space for Maine families to come together and reflect on how the October 25, 2023 tragedy in Lewiston has changed us and how we begin to heal as a community. With on-screen ASL interpretation.

Maine Calling
Maine Calling is a live, call-in radio program offering enlightening and engaging conversations on a wide range of topics.

Maine Explained
Maine Explained is a YouTube-first video series from Maine Public entering its second season. Its unique brand and identity centers around contextualizing and explaining news events and topics, as well as unearthing unique facts about Maine and Maine life.

Maine Public News Connect
Maine Public news translated each week into Spanish, French, Portuguese, Somali and English.

Maine's Political Pulse
Maine's Political Pulse taps into the expertise of our political reporters Steve Mistler and Kevin Miller.

Power Struggle in the Maine Woods
Central Maine Power says if its transmission project in western Maine is approved, Mainers won’t pay a cent for it — but they will see lower electric bills, among other things. But there will be winners and losers, and environmentalists have a hard choice to make. On one hand, the proposal would bring low-polluting hydroelectricity into New England, and on the other, it could have serious scenic and environmental consequences.

The Rural Maine Reporting Project

This series will showcase the best that rural Maine has to offer, while also featuring the stories that show how these communities have challenges unique to each.

Speaking in Maine
One of the many public affairs lecture series Maine Public Radio presents weekdays at 2:00 pm, In partnership with many civic minding organizations and educational institutions from all around the state, Speaking in Maine features diverse speakers addressing many of the important issues of our day.

This Day in Maine
This Day in Maine gathers together the news that matters to Mainers. The nightly show features stories from the award-winning Maine Public News team.

Special Series

Essential Salt
A limited series podcast that brings you stories reported on by students at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. In each episode, we'll bring you stories that go beyond the headlines to capture something true, something unexpected, something...essential about the state of Maine and the people who live here.

Eviction: Life Unpacked
"Eviction: Life Unpacked" follows the effect of evictions on Maine families headed by single moms and on a disabled retiree, how evictions are handled in Eviction Court, the challenge of getting rental assistance and finding any available rentals for families and, finally, we'll hear from a group of landlords about the challenges they face.

Finding a Way
Teenagers and young adults in Maine face challenges that are increasingly difficult to navigate. Maine Public examines some of the barriers to success for young people and the resources and opportunities available to keep them on course.

How Are Maine Kids Doing? Reporting Project
This series will provide connections and answer what do Maine’s kids need to navigate everyday life - and reach their full potential.

Maine CDC COVID-19 Briefings
Archive of the State of Maine's press conferences and briefings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Love Lewiston: A Maine Calling Special
Love Lewiston provides a space for Maine families to come together and reflect on how the October 25, 2023 tragedy in Lewiston has changed us and how we begin to heal as a community.

Love Lewiston: A Maine Calling Special with ASL
Love Lewiston provides a space for Maine families to come together and reflect on how the October 25, 2023 tragedy in Lewiston has changed us and how we begin to heal as a community. With on-screen ASL interpretation.

Power Struggle in the Maine Woods
Central Maine Power says if its transmission project in western Maine is approved, Mainers won’t pay a cent for it — but they will see lower electric bills, among other things. But there will be winners and losers, and environmentalists have a hard choice to make. On one hand, the proposal would bring low-polluting hydroelectricity into New England, and on the other, it could have serious scenic and environmental consequences.

The Rural Maine Reporting Project
This series will showcase the best that rural Maine has to offer, while also featuring the stories that show how these communities have challenges unique to each.

A Solemn Promise
Lt. Ernest Vienneau was co-piloting a B-17 over the Adriatic Sea when it was shot down in the fall of 1944 sparking a search spanning more than 75 years. The Vienneau family never lost faith that someday they would find their lost relative, actively searching for him over the years. With help from the military, civilian experts, and even a filmmaker, they finally found closure.

Voices of Hope Documentary Series
Voices of Hope is a documentary series aimed at reducing the stigma associated with substance use disorder, interviewing young people sharing their recovery stories. This documentary series was created for use in classrooms to facilitate conversations about the use of chemicals and their consequences.