The host of “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” and avid runner Peter Sagal joins us to talk about his book on running and hosting NPR’s popular news quiz show.

The finish line, a nod to the region's forest products heritage.
Nick Woodward / Maine Public

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Fri., December 7 at 4:00 pm
Thur., December 13 at 10:00 pm
Sat., December 15 at 11:00 am

The free Millinocket Marathon & Half Marathon began in 2015 when Gary Allen read an article about what the closing of a mill did to the Mount Katahdin region.

Finding Traction poster

MPBN TV Air Times:
Thur., July 20 at 10:00 pm
Sat., July 21 at 11:00 am

Finding Traction presents the inspirational story of ultra runner Nikki Kimball and her quest to become the fastest person in history to run America's oldest hiking trail, the 273-mile Long Trail.

The documentary asks what drives her to attempt such an incredible feat, and follows Nikki's journey from its beginning — training and racing in the Rocky mountains — to her actual record attempt through Vermont's beautiful but brutal Green Mountains.

Throughout the film, Nikki's crew and support team provide an intimate portrayal of the courage, grit, and passion behind her record attempt, and interviews with the world's leading evolutionary biologists, including Bernd Heinrich, author of Why We Run, shed light on the science and psychology behind Nikki's incredible race against time.

For Nikki, this well-publicized run is more than a chance to inspire people to be active and spend time outdoors, it's her way of encouraging women and girls to take an equal place for themselves in professional sports. In addition to providing an inside look into the journey of an elite athlete, Finding Traction gives viewers a new perspective on the endurance of the human body and spirit, and informs us all us, regardless of our sex, of our true potential and inspires us to reach it.

Finding Traction was produced by Jamie Jacobsen.

For more information and home video/streaming information visit the Finding Traction website.