Maine news

The PBS series "American Masters" this week debuts its documentary film about great American painter Andrew Wyeth, who painted many of his most famous works in Maine. We discuss Wyeth's life and legacy with those who knew him and have studied his work.

Despite privacy concerns from school officials, the legislature's education committee endorsed a bill Thursday that would mandate that Maine schools quickly report investigations of the conduct of credentialed school staff to the state.

Two weeks before it was set to open, it wasn't clear if there would be any money for a central Maine fair that has been running since 1858. In August, the Litchfield Farmers' Club found itself "flat broke," and its treasurer arrested for allegedly draining the accounts.

The Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor is receiving almost $170,000 in federal grant money to support its efforts to 'decolonize' exhibits — and to help other institutions do the same.

WYMAN TOWNSHIP, Maine - Police say two occupants walked away from a small plane crash near Bigelow Mountain, north of Carrabasset Valley, Maine.

Maine’s waiver for compliance with the Real ID Act runs out next month, and the state’s not ready, so it has applied for another two-year extension until October of 2020.

Two families whose children were injured when a van owned by a Maine town crashed on Interstate 95 in New Hampshire are seeking financial damages for medical bills from the town.

“You know, you won’t make much money doing that.” 

For a few years now, I wanted to be a social worker because I want to help people and guide them through their hard times. It seems rewarding to watch someone grow into themselves and be more confident. With all that being said, I don’t have a high school diploma yet or an acceptance letter from a college. I haven’t even applied, so my intangible plans of being a social worker are all I currently have. 

The first time I heard I wouldn’t make much money came from a relative of mine. It stung to hear that comment because it reassured my fear that my plans weren’t valid. We sat at the dining room table, and I stayed quiet after he said it, while my aunt harped at him, telling him that money is not all that’s important in life and that I would figure it out. I won’t lie, I was discouraged. 

BIDDEFORD, Maine - A university in southern Maine is the newest member of a network of institutions called the University of the Arctic that seeks to promote the economy of the world's northern reaches.

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Aviation buffs are going to have to wait a bit longer for the Great State of Maine Air Show.

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KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine - Former President George H.W. Bush hopes to greet board members and corporate partners of the Points of Light foundation this week at his summer home.

Supreme Court Hearings

Sep 4, 2018

Due to NPR's special coverage of the Supreme Court nomination hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, Maine Calling will not air live at 1 pm.

This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (original air date Juyl 24, 2018); no calls will be taken.

Why is it so difficult to admit when we are wrong? Our panel offers insights into why owning up to a mistake is so very hard for most people to do, and how this relates to conflict and divisiveness in today’s society.

The number of foster families in Maine is down as the number of children in foster care has risen, in part due to the opioid crisis.

A Maine town says it failed to check the driving record of a 21-year-old man who crashed a van of children.