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Coming up on Maine Calling:

6/20 Monday – LINDA HOLMES

NPR pop culture correspondent and author Linda Holmes discusses her new book, Flying Solo, which is set in Maine. We’ll also hear about what it’s like to host the Pop Culture Happy Hour, and get her recommendations and criticisms of the latest movies, TV shows, books and music.


We talk with Maine Attorney General Frey about the current issues and lawsuits that he is dealing with, ranging from relief-check scams to PFAS contamination to deadly police shootings. And we’ll discuss his reaction to the Supreme Court’s potential ruling on abortion.

6/22 Wednesday – MEDICAL UPDATE

Yet another new, highly transmissible Covid strain has been found in Maine. We’ll talk with health care leaders about how the ups and downs of the pandemic are affecting hospitals. We’ll also learn about how non-Covid illnesses, from colds to the flu to monkey pox, are also raising public health concerns. And we’ll get answers to your questions about vaccines, testing, treatments—and the risks and benefits of summertime in Maine.


“Dirigo: Maine at Gettysburg,” a film produced by former Maine Public employee Dan Lambert, premieres on Maine Public Television in July. It highlights the contributions of the 15 units from Maine at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. We’ll discuss the film, and about the history and lasting impacts of Maine’s involvement in the turning point of the Civil War.

6/24 Friday – BIKING IN MAINE

To meet Maine’s goals of creating a transportation plan that includes more opportunities for biking, efforts are underway to add bike-friendly trails throughout the state. We’ll learn what’s in store, and we’ll talk about summer riding, safety concerns, equipment, e-bikes and more.


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