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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.
6/21 Tuesday – ATTORNEY GENERAL AARON FREY
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.
6/23 Thursday – MAINE AT GETTYSBURG
“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.
Analysis of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v Wade, including impacts in Maine
Efforts to increase bike access in Maine, plus where to ride, safety tips, equipment, e-bikes and moreEfforts to increase bike access in Maine, plus where to ride, safety tips, equipment, e-bikes and more
A new film about Maine's involvement in Gettysburg and the history and impact of that period
Hospital leaders answer questions about the pandemic, the new vaccine for young children, the latest virus subvariants and moreHospital leaders answer questions about the pandemic, the new vaccine for young children, the latest virus subvariants and more
Maine Attorney General discusses top issues and priorities
NPR pop culture host Linda Holmes talk about her new novel Flying Solo and about film, TV, music and booksNPR pop culture host Linda Holmes talk about her new novel Flying Solo and about film, TV, music and books
The growing popularity of pickleball and where and how to play in Maine
Analysis of the Congressional hearings about the Jan 6 attack on the Capitol
Veterinary challenges and the latest news and advice on pet care
Former teacher combats political misinformation with nonpartisan facts about democracy