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  Two years after Maine voters defeated a proposed casino in Oxford County, they're being asked to re-consider a four-season resort casino in the Western Maine town of Oxford. Supporters say it will create thousands of permanent, good-paying jobs. Opponents are skeptical. They say more sustainable industries make better sense for the region. MPBN's Susan Sharon moderated the debate, which included a panel of reporters from various media outlets.

  Speaking in Maine returned to the Cumberland Club in Portland for the next talk in the Joshua Chamberlain Lecture Series. Patricia Quinn, Executive Director of the Northern New England Rail Authority outlined her vision for the future of passenger rail service in Maine.

  Speaking in Maine offers the latest Joshua Chamberlain lecture from Portland's Cumberland Club. The speaker is Michael C. Reed, President of FairPoint Communications, Maine. He discusses his first 90 days on the job as well as what the future holds from his vantage point.

A 40-year veteran of the telecommunications industry, Michael Reed is the person FairPoint communications hired in January to navigate regulatory matters, governmental affairs and economic development in Maine for the company.

  Speaking in Maine offers a talk delivered by Dr. Robert Kennedy, President of the University of Maine at Orono, the state's flagship land-grant/sea-grant university.

Dr. Kennedy explains his belief that U. Maine is a crucial factor in the state's future through the development of future leaders in natural resources management, composite technologies, energy initiatives and global climate change research.

Speaking in Maine features a distinguished panel discussion from the 2009 Mainebiz symposium 

  “Powering Up Maine.” Business owners and industry experts talked about the opportunities and challenges associated with the development of new energy products as a foundation for a stronger Maine economy.

Panelists include:

Kurt Adams, executive vice president and chief development officer of First Wind

Dana Doran, director of resource development at Kennebec Valley Community College

  Speaking in Maine features the keynote address from the Mainebiz “Conference on Maine Energy & How to Build an Economy Around the Energy Industry.” The speaker is Dr. Habib Dagher, director of the Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center at the University of Maine at Orono.

Speaking in Maine features a “Your Vote 2009” panel discussion about the two tax related November 3 ballot questions. The two issues are known as TABOR II and the Excise Tax question.

Panelists include Dr. Tracy Gordon, University of Maryland; Steve Bowen, Maine Heritage Policy Center; and Christopher St. John, Maine Center for Economic Policy.

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