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Month In Review: The Top News in Maine in May

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Our panel of editorial page editors, along with editors/journalists from throughout the state, return to talk about the news that made Maine headlines in May, including the shift in plans to re-open the state, a proposed wealth tax, and a backlog of bills before the legislature.

Panelists:
Ben Bragdon, editorial page editor, Kennebec Journal / Morning Sentinel
Sarah Craighead Dedmon, editor, Machias Valley News Observer
Greg Kesich, editorial page editor, Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

VIP Caller:
Matt Junker, assistant editorial page editor, Bangor Daily News
Bob Berta, owner and publisher, County Wide Newspaper

Mentioned on the program today:

Cobscook Shores

Jonathan was born in Monsey, New York. A field trip to Washington, DC when he was in 7th grade started him on his circuitous path to a career in public radio. The trip inspired a love of politics and led to his desire to one day call DC home. After graduating from Grinnell College, he worked on a couple of campaigns in Iowa (presidential and congressional) and moved to Washington, DC.
Jennifer walked into her college radio station as a 17-year-old freshman and never looked back. Even though she was terrified of the microphone back then — and spoke into it as little as possible — she loved the studio, the atmosphere and, most of all, the people who work in broadcasting. She was hooked. Decades later, she’s back behind the radio microphone hosting Maine Public Radio’s flagship talk program, Maine Calling. She’s not afraid of the mic anymore, but still loves the bright, eclectic people she gets to work with every day.