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In Dec. 2017, Oxford County Sheriff Wayne Gallant resigned after several well-documented allegations of sexual harassment against members of his staff and others — at least five people in total.

In this bicentennial year, Maine is recognizing the people who carved a new state out of the woods and set it on its path. But that history is complicated by the fact that some of those early Mainers displaced native peoples who had made the land their home for thousands of years.

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The four Wabanaki tribes in Maine—Micmac, Maliseet, Penobscot and Passamaquoddy—have been here since long before Europeans arrived and Maine became a state.

We will discuss tribal history in Maine, and learn about the significant challenges and advances among Native Americans in Maine over the years. This is part of our ongoing series of bicentennial shows about Maine's history.

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Winter is traditionally a busy time of year for Maine food banks. It’s a time when food insecurity increases because of seasonal employment, eating costs and other factors. And then this year, of course, we add in the pandemic.

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This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (original air date Oct. 29, 2020); no calls will be taken.

Of the many side effects that COVID-19 has had on people's wellbeing, sleep often comes up in conversation as something that has been disrupted during the pandemic. We will talk with medical experts about how sleep is integrated with overall mental and physical health, what ways the pandemic is affecting people's sleep (and even their dreams), and approaches that can help foster healthy sleep patterns.


Maine-Made Finds: Our 9th Annual "Made in Maine' Gift Guide

Nov 26, 2020
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We are re-airing this program at 7 pm on Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, 2020, (original air date Nov. 24); no calls will be taken.

With the economic distress that the pandemic has caused, supporting the local economy has become even more vital. Seeking out holiday gifts from Maine-based sources is one way to do that. We’ll hear from craftspeople, artists, authors, small store owners and Etsy business operators about what they produce and where to find it. These products and services reflect the depth of innovation and entrepreneurship in Maine.


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Many educators across Maine continue to absorb the stress of a school year that’s been unlike any other.

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Despite the surge in COVID-19 cases around the country, millions of New Englanders are expected to travel this long Thanksgiving weekend — but not quite as many as in recent years.

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Many people in Maine have had difficulty deciding how to safely celebrate Thanksgiving this year due to the pandemic. But for some, the most difficult part of the season is just getting enough food.

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What's the best advice you've ever gotten? Or given? We pose these questions to well-known figures around Maine, as well as to anyone who wants to weigh in, and gain some wisdom about how to approach life.


BOSTON — The Coast Guard has called off the search for the four-member crew of a Maine fishing boat that sank off Massachusetts.

Maine-Made Finds: Our 9th Annual 'Made in Maine' Gift Guide

Nov 24, 2020
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With the economic distress that the pandemic has caused, supporting the local economy has become even more vital. Seeking out holiday gifts from Maine-based sources is one way to do that. We’ll hear from craftspeople, artists, authors, small store owners and Etsy business operators about what they produce and where to find it. These products and services reflect the depth of innovation and entrepreneurship in Maine.


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The Harold Alfond Foundation recently announced an unprecedented grant of more than $500 million to higher education and research institutions in Maine, with the goal of fostering growth and opportunities for Maine's future. We learn about the diverse ways in which the grant recipients will apply those funds, and what they see as the best approaches to promote Maine's economy.

Greg Powell, chairman of the board, Harold Alfond Foundation

Joseph Aoun, president, Northeastern University

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