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Noel Paul Stookey: Folk Musician from Peter, Paul & Mary Focuses on Music & Social Activism

Kevin Mazur

Noel “Paul” Stookey of the iconic folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary has produced an album showcasing musicians who focus on social change, the mission of a nonprofit that Stookey founded, called Music to Life. We hear from Stookey, who lives in Maine, about his work in promoting social activism through music. Two Maine-based activist-artists join him,and we’ll hear some examples of their music.


Noel Paul Stookey, Maine-based singer-songwriter known as "Paul" from Peter, Paul and Mary; co-founder, Music to Life; has a new album out that showcases social activists who are also musicians

Myles Bullen, Maine-based indigenous art poet, indie rap artist

Emilia Dahlin, Maine-based singer-songwriter, teacher, community organizer


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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.