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NPR’s Tom Gjelten joins us in studio to discuss his current beat - religion, faith, and belief. His reporting draws on his many years covering national and international news from posts in Washington and around the world.  We’ll also touch on his time as one of NPR's pioneer foreign correspondents, posted first in Latin America and then in Central Europe. And we’ll talk about his earlier connections to Maine, including as a public school teacher in North Haven.

Gjelten reports on religion, faith, and belief for NPR News, a beat that encompasses such areas as the changing religious landscape in America, the formation of personal identity, the role of religion in politics, and conflict arising from religious differences. He is the author of Sarajevo Daily: A City and Its Newspaper Under Siege; Professionalism in War Reporting: A Correspondent's View; and, Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba: The Biography of a Cause.  His latest book, A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story.


Month in Review: Top Maine News Stories in April

Apr 30, 2019
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Our panel of editorial page editors returns to discuss the news that made Maine headlines in April.

Susan Young, editorial page editor, Bangor Daily News

Ben Bragdon, editorial page editor, Kennebec Journal

Greg Kesich, editorial page editor, Portland Press Herald

Month in Review: News Headlines of April 2018

Apr 30, 2018
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Our panel discusses the news that made Maine headlines in April, from the latest on ranked-choice voting to the hunt for the killer of a sheriff’s deputy and the latest developments from the State House as the Legislature tries to wrap up the session.

The Month in Review

Jan 31, 2018
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Our panel of editorial page editors discuss which stories made the Maine headlines in January and why.

Guests: Greg Kesich, editorial page editor for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram

Ben Bragdon, editorial page editor for the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel

Susan Young, editorial page editor for the Bangor Daily News


The Month in Review

Sep 27, 2017
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Our panel discusses the events that dominated Maine news during the month of September.

Guests: Greg Kesich, editorial page editor for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram

Ben Bragdon, the editorial page editor for the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel

Susan Young, Editorial Page Editor for the Bangor Daily News

Internews

Nov 6, 2012

  Take a look behind the scenes at a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering local media around the world to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect and the means to make their voices heard.

Host Keith Shortall was joined by:

Jeanne Bourgault, president of Internews

  NPR Senior News Analyst Cokie Roberts spoke at MPBN's Annual Founders Reception. She discussed her illustrious career covering politics, the US Congress and American history.

  In the uncertain world of journalism, NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller still sees a positive future for public media, and for radio in particular. Schiller, who previously headed the New York Times website, and led CNN's long-form programming efforts spoke at MPBN's annual Founders Reception following the MPBN Board of Trustees meeting.