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Resources While Stuck at Home: Ways to Stay Engaged, Informed and Entertained During the Crisis


This is the second segment of a special two-hour Maine Calling, as we cover the issues that affect Mainers during the COVID-19 crisis. For the first segment, click here.

What are some ways to keep informed, educated and entertained while following stay-at-home orders? We learn about some resources to keep you engaged, from websites to videos to books. And we’ll find out how different organizations have found ways to repackage what they do so that you can access them from home.


Janet McKenney, Maine state librarian 

Brian Kevin, executive editor, Down East magazine

Beth Lambert (call-in), coordinator of secondary education and integrated instruction, Maine Department of Education 

Julie Horn, visual arts director, Percent for Art manager, Maine Arts Commission


Cindy helps produce Maine Public's live call-in show Maine Calling, and sometimes hosts the show—as well as the All Books Considered Book Club. Her first foray into journalism after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism was to intern with CNN in China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre. She then worked in print journalism over the decades, as a factchecker, writer and editor, with publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times Magazine to the magazine of the National Zoo to a food trends magazine.