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Ways To Help: Mainers Step Up During the Pandemic to Help One Another in a Variety of Ways



From finding ways to get food to those who need it, to helping healthcare workers de-stress, to assisting older Mainers, we learn about all the ways that people have found to help one another during the pandemic.


Hannah Carter, dean, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Stephen Niles, AmeriCorps program manager, Goodwill Industries of Northern New England

Melanie McKean (call-in), development director, Preble Street

Doreen Willett (call-in), executive director, Island Connections

Emma Rose (call-in), editor, "Paul Bunyan Wears a Face Mask"

Michael Field (call-in), board president, Midcoast Youth Center; chief, Bath Police Department


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.