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The Spirit of Exploration

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This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (original air date Dec 12, 2023; no calls will be taken.

Experts say trying new things is good for our overall well-being. We meet two Mainers who've taken that idea to heart. One is trying something new every day. Another took 100 Maine adventures - and wrote a book about them. We learn about their adventures and why the spirit of exploration can be beneficial.

Panelists:
Nancy Jordan, editor of educational materials for English language learners; wife, mom of three grown children; she decided at the beginning of 2023 to try to undertake a new experience every day of 2023
Chelsea Diehl, author of Just Up The Road: A Year Discovering People, Places, and What Comes Next in the Pine Tree Statepart-time actor; founder of Gadabout Maine, through which she chronicles her adventures across Vacationland and features adventures for all ages

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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.