Part pop history and part whimsical memoir in the spirit of “National Lampoon’s Vacation,” “Don’t Make Me Pull Over!” is a nostalgic look at the golden age of family road trips — a halcyon era that culminated in the latter part of the twentieth century, before portable DVD players, iPods, and Google Maps.

A still from The Guys Next Door

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., June 28 at 10:00 pm
Sat., June 30 at 11:00 am

An intimate portrait of a real "Modern Family." Meet Erik and Sandro, a gay married couple in Maine whose friend Rachel is a surrogate for their two daughters, Rachel, who is in her 40s, is married to Tony and they have three children. Together, they form a unique extended family.

Can Women Have it All?

May 9, 2013

  Women are trying to balance work and family life. Can they? Is it possible?

 Host Suzanne Nance was joined by:

Joan Fortin, partner at Bernstein Shur, and mother of two.

Lana Wescott, mother of 3 young children. She left a successful career in the healthcare industry and is now self-employed.

Susan Feiner, Professor of Women and Gender Studies and Economics, USM

  The two Maine judges who we had on 5/3/12 to talk divorce returned to answer more of your divorce questions and talk family law.

Host Keith Shortall was joined by :

Andrew 'Mark' Horton, who has been a judge since 1999, first on the Maine District Court and now on the Maine Superior Court, and

John David Kennedy, who was appointed as a Judge of the Maine District Court in 2002, and sits in the District Court in mid-coast Maine.

Together they have written a book, Do Your Divorce Right.

  A look at the prevalence of family businesses in Maine, how they are different from traditional businesses, and the challenges of working with family.

Host Keith Shortall was joined by :

Gina Weathersby, Executive Director of the Institute for Family-Owned Business

John Gifford, President Gifford's Ice Cream and

Michael Gagne, President Gagne Foods


Institute for Family-Owned Business

Family Farmers

May 1, 2012

  A discussion was held about what it takes to run a farm, the success rate for those new to the business, and why some are looking for a connection with the land and rural life.

Host Keith Shortall discussed family farming with:

Caragh Fitzgerald, Assistant Extension Professor, University of Maine Cooperative Extension,(she teaches a course to new farmers)

John Piotti, Executive Director, Maine Farmland Trust,