America Amplified Special: Will New England Have A Tourist Season?
Air Date: 1-2 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2020
New England’s economy relies on tourism, and this year’s summer season may be completely wiped out by coronavirus.
Join the Maine Calling team for an America Amplified call-in special from the New England News Collaborative. We’ll bring together voices from around the region — and we want to hear yours
How are you preparing for a season filled with closures and cancellations?
Call us between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, during our live, regional broadcast. The call-in number is 1-800-399-3566.
Tracy Michaud, chair, tourism & hospitality program, University of Southern Maine
Jamie Trowbridge, president & CEO, Yankee Publishing
Brian Mulcahey, innkeeper, Rabbit Hill Inn, Waterford, Vt.
Ricky Au, owner of four restaurants in Connecticut
Coral Aiello, first mate, Sara Star Fishing Charters, in Newport, R.I.
Kim Holl, potter and co-owner, Scargo Pottery and Art Gallery, Dennis, Mass.
- ‘It’s our only industry’: pandemic restrictions threaten Maine’s tourist season
- Cape Cod in uncharted waters in preparations for summer ahead
- As warmer days approach, tourism industry wonders when life will return to normal
- As New Hampshire begins to reopen, another challenge emerges: Massachusetts
- Here’s How New England States Plan to Reopen From Coronavirus Shutdowns
Host: Jennifer Rooks, Maine Public Radio’s “Maine Calling”
Show Producers: Jonathan Smith, Cindy Han
Coordinating Producer: Morgan Springer
Executive Producers: John Dankosky for America Amplified and Keith Shortall
Executive Editor: Vanessa de la Torre
Additional support from Maine Public, New England Public Radio, Connecticut Public, Vermont Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio and WCAI. America Amplified and the New England News Collaborative are funded, in part, by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.