Brian Kevin

Tourism attracts millions of visitors to Maine each summer, but for those of us who live here, there are still abundant opportunities to travel and explore in and around the state throughout the season. We’ll learn about places to visit, from popular attractions to hidden gems, as well as lodging options, festivals, events, quirky spots and more.

What does it mean to “brand” a state, and what efforts are being made to create a Maine brand that helps promote Maine’s resources and economy?  How do businesses benefit from and perpetuate Maine’s image?  Where are missed opportunities for promoting Maine?

Winter recreation is big business in Maine. The state has seen increases in winter visitation over the past five years, including an increase of more than 10 percent during the winter of 2016-17 compared to the previous year. We’ll learn about its role in the Maine economy and why there’s no need to cocoon all winter in Maine as our panel shares suggestions for winter travel, outdoor sports and adventure, activities, events, festivals and more.

Maine Calling's Seventh Annual "Made in Maine" Gift Guide

Dec 13, 2018

This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show; no calls will be taken.  

One of our audience’s favorite programs: It’s the return of the Maine Calling “Made in Maine” Gift Guide!

Maine is the place to be in the summertime. We'll learn about all of the events, festivals, recreational activities, tours, trails, getaways and quirky things to do in the region during the summer season. 

The Museums of Maine

Aug 18, 2017

We'll learn about the range of museums in Maine and the role they play in forwarding education, culture, economy and entertainment throughout the state.

Bernard Fishman, director of the Maine State Museum
Brian Kevin, managing editor, Down East magazine
Larissa Vigue Picard, Executive Director, Pejepscot Historical Society

Month In Review

Jun 30, 2017

From the budget showdown in Augusta to the role of the Maine U.S. Senators in health care reform, we speak with a panel of experts about the news that made headlines in June.

Guests:  Greg Kesich, Editorial Page Editor, Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram

Steve Mistler, Maine Public Radio news

Brian Kevin, Managing Editor, Down East magazine

Summer Vacation in Maine

May 26, 2017

Americans take fewer and fewer vacation days, and there are efforts to change that trend. Here in Maine, those efforts mean promoting our state’s abundant opportunities for vacationers. We’ll hear from experts on must-see and overlooked places, events and activities to check out in Maine this summer.

Guests: Tony Cameron, director of marketing and communications, Maine Tourism Association

MaryEllen Lessard, travel agent, Northern New England AAA

Brian Kevin, managing editor, Down East magazine