Maine Calling

11 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday; Rebroadcast 7 pm M-F

Every weekday, our Maine Calling program digs into topics and issues with listeners across the state in a statewide conversation.

Maine Calling’s Your Vote 2020 coverage is brought to you by AARP of Maine, The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein and MEMIC.

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From finding ways to get food to those who need it, to helping healthcare workers de-stress, to assisting older Mainers, we learn about all the ways that people have found to help one another during the pandemic.

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Matthew Dunlap, Maine Secretary of State, returns to address the complexities and confusion that remain in the days before the election, including the ins and outs of absentee voting and ranked choice voting. He'll also discuss the U.S. Census, motor vehicle questions and more.


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The pandemic has already changed how we go about our work. We'll discuss what changes we are seeing, and what the lasting effects may be on workers and workplaces. How will more remote work alter societal behaviors? Will offices have new configurations or smaller sites in different cities? Will improved lifestyles be a byproduct of this time of sweeping change?


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A recent Harvard survey found that 68 percent of young people say they will "definitely be voting" in 2020—a notable increase over past years.

We discuss trends in youth voting, including what obstacles they face, their attitudes, and what is being done in Maine to increase participation in democracy among the younger generation.

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We discuss the latest research and information about Covid-19, including risk factors, long-term effects, and vaccine progress. We'll also hear the medical perspective about questions raised by President Trump's symptoms and treatment for the disease—including what we know about therapeutics and immunity. 

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Jared Golden is a member of the U.S. House, representing Maine's Second District since 2019. He is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, was born in Leeds and now lives in Lewiston. As the Democratic candidate for Maine's Second Congressional District, he joins us for a Your Vote 2020 interview.


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Chellie Pingree is a member of the U.S. House, representing Maine's First District since 2009. Before entering politics, she was a farmer and businesswoman in North Haven. As the Democratic candidate for Maine's First Congressional District, she joins us for a Your Vote 2020 interview.


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Dale Crafts is a businessman and former member of Maine's House of Representatives. He is the Republican candidate for U.S. Congress in Maine's 2nd District. He join us for a Your Vote 2020 interview.


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Jay Allen, a family physician who is retired from the U.S. Army, is the Republican candidate for U.S. Congress in Maine's First District. He joins us for a Your Vote 2020 interview.


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This show is a rebroadcast of an earlier program (original air date October 2, 2020); no calls will be taken. It is part of our coverage of topics relating to Maine's bicentennial.

Our 11 a.m. broadcast is being pre-empted by special coverage of the Supreme Court hearings. 

In this last installment of our series on Maine history, we examine Maine's evolution in the latter half of the 20th century through September 11, 2001. How did Maine influence national politics, with leaders such as Margaret Chase Smith, Ed Muskie and George Mitchell? How did Maine’s economy and demographics change?


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Susan Collins, U.S. Senator for Maine since 1997, was born in Caribou. She is the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate and join us for a Your Vote 2020 interview.


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Sara Gideon, speaker of the Maine House of Representatives who lives in Freeport and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, joins us for a Your Vote 2020 interview.


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Max Linn, a financial planner who lives in Bar Harbor and independent candidate for U.S. Senate, joins us for a Your Vote 2020 interview.


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Lisa Savage, public school teacher, organizer from Solon and independent candidate for U.S. Senate, joins us for a Your Vote 2020 interview.


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Maine Calling is now airing live at a new time: 11 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday. Our evening rebroadcast remains at 7 p.m.

Secretary Dunlap returns to discuss the state’s new absentee ballot tracking service, the latest on ranked-choice voting and election integrity. We expect Sen. Angus King to join us to discuss election security measures and why the public should not expect to know the outcome of the presidential race on election night.

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