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One of the outcomes of the 2016 election was a distrust of polling. But many pollsters will tell you that’s the wrong conclusion to draw, and that, in fact they were not so far off in their polling. We’ll check in with pollsters and learn what lessons they took from the 2016 election, the science of polling and how it has changed over the years, and what to expect this election season.

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Our panelists discuss the latest national news, including what’s happening with a new stimulus package, President Trump's executive orders, how the nation is addressing the pandemic, speculation over Joe Biden's pick for vice president, the dynamics of the November election and more. 

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We discuss the top stories and issues in Maine from the month of July, including: the fatal shark attack;  protests over racial justice; the primary election; and tthe state's ongoing struggle to balance public health and economic health in the face of the pandemic. Also, Senator Angus King joins us for an update on national news, including stimulus aid.


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Secretary of State Matt Dunlap discusses the recent primary election, including how absentee ballots and ranked-choice voting worked out. We'll find out what is in store for the November election, including the debate over a CMP corridor ballot referendum. He'll also offer updates on how well the U.S. Census response has been among Mainers, and he'll answer your motor vehicle questions.

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As part of Maine Public's coverage of election issues throughout the year, we feature this Your Vote 2020 interview with candidates who will be on the ballot during the primary election on July 14.

We speak with two primary candidates to learn about their views on current events, the issues they are prioritizing, and what they feel voters need to know about them.


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As part of Maine Public's coverage of election issues throughout the year, we feature this Your Vote 2020 interview with candidates who will be on the ballot during the primary election on July 14.

We speak with two Republican primary candidates for election to the U.S. House to represent Maine's 2nd Congressional District. They'll discuss their views on current events, the issues they are prioritizing, and what they feel voters need to know about them.


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As Maine's Bureaus of Motor Vehicles begin opening up by appointment only, Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap joins us to address how registrations, licenses and other issues will be handled. He'll also talk about the upcoming primary election, absentee ballots, U.S. Census, postal concerns, the CMP corridor — and how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting how these matters are proceeding.

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Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap joins us to talk about the change to the primary date, safety at polling sites, election security, the impact of stay-at-home orders on Maine's independent candidates, changes to how the Bureau of Motor Vehicles is operating because of the crisis, and the work his office is doing with Maine State archives in celebration of the bicentennial.

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Our panel of political experts discuss the federal government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They'll also offer analysis of how the race for the White House and other election news are unfolding, especially agains the backdrop of the global crisis.

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YOUR VOTE 2020

In collaboration with the America Amplified Election Project, we join public radio stations from Vermont and Massachusetts for a voter-focused recap of Super Tuesday in New England, with voices from our three states voting that day, Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts.

This program will be recorded live-to-tape at 11am on 3/4 and will air during Maine Calling’s 1pm hour that day.

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Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap joins us to discuss the March primary election, upcoming ballot referendum, ranked choice and other voting issues, what people need to know about the upcoming census, Real ID and more.

Month in Review: The Top News Stories in Maine from October

Oct 30, 2019
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Our panel of Maine editorial page editors returns to discuss the news that made Maine headlines in October. Issues we may discuss include: views on the impeachment inquiry, 2nd District Congressional Race update, local elections, and other news from around the state. 

  

 

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Stories of fake news continue to make headlines, get spread by political leaders, and raise questions about what and whom to believe. Advances in technology now make it easy to create fake images and videos, a trend that raises alarms as we enter election season. We’ll discuss what more we’ve learned about identifying and combatting fake news, and what are some practical ways to counterbalance its impact on society.


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Candidates are lining up to represent their party in the 2020 presidential race. We’ll discuss who’s in, who’s thinking about joining the race, and what to look for in the months ahead.

 


The Month in Review: November's Top News Stories in Maine

Nov 30, 2018
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Our panel of editorial page editors returns to discuss the election results, Medicaid expansion, and the other stories that made the Maine headlines in November.

Guests: 

Susan Young, editorial page editor, Bangor Daily News

Greg Kesich, editorial page editor, Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram

Ben Bragdon, editorial page editor, Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel, Central Maine Sunday

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