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Maine History: From the Aftermath of World War II through 9/11, How Did This Period Change Maine?

Oakfield HIstorical Society

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?


Earle Shettleworth, Maine state historian

Libby Bischof, executive director, Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education; professor of history, University of Southern Maine

Jonathan Bratten, historian, Maine National Guard




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.