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U.S. Sen. Susan Collins joins us to discuss the top issues affecting our state, nation and world.

Maine Public

Our panel of editorial page editors returns to discuss the Maine headlines in February, including the first Governor Mills budget, the LePage Administration’s spending at Trump’s DC hotel, and the latest on the CMP corridor project.

The Month in Review

Mar 30, 2018

Our panel of editorial page editors discusses what made the headlines in Maine in March and why.

Korea & Global Relations

Feb 6, 2018

As the Winter Olympics open this week in Pyeong Chang, we discuss the latest news out of South and North Korea. How are relations between the two, and with the U.S.? How real is the nuclear threat?

Guests:  Bradley Babson, distinguished lecturer in the Department of Government and Legal Affairs at Bowdoin College, and consultant on Asian affairs

Rebecca Gibbons, visiting assistant professor of government at Bowdoin College


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Not much of significance has gotten through this Congress, despite the House, Senate and White House all being controlled by the same party — Republicans.

President Trump says, don't blame him.

"We're not getting the job done. And I'm not going to blame myself, I'll be honest," Trump said during short remarks in a Cabinet meeting.

He then shifted away from "we" to "they."

"They're not getting the job done," the president said of Congress.

National Political Update

Sep 5, 2017

The latest news out of our nation’s capital. We’ll discuss the response to Hurricane Harvey, the president’s suggestion that he might cause a government shut-down, and the latest on tax reform and Obamacare repeal.

Guests:  Dante Chinni, Director of the American Communities Project at George Washington University; he writes the Politics Counts blog for The Wall Street Journal

In this Nov. 8, 2016 file photo, a voter enters a booth at a polling place in Exeter, N.H.
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The ACLU has filed a federal lawsuit against President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and the Commission on Election Integrity over concerns about a lack of transparency. But Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, who serves on the newly-formed commission, says there is no effort to shut out the public.

The Month in Review

Nov 30, 2016

Our guests discuss the events of November - from Trump's victory to the Maine ballot measures and which winter blockbusters are worth waiting in line for (Go see ‘Arrival’ right now!)

Guests:  Greg Kesich, Editorial Page Editor, Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram

Nicola Chin, Founder of Up With Community, which helps organizations and social enterprises turn their visions into meaningful, measurable, and lasting change. She is also a Senior Director for Institutional Diversity and Equity. 

Current Events

Jun 29, 2016

We discuss current political and economic news in Maine, including Brexit's impact on our economy and international trade, as well as Trump's visit to our state.


Ron Schmidt, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Southern Maine

Kristin Vekasi, Assistant Professor-Political Science and School of Policy & International Affairs

Janine Bisaillon-Cary, President and State Director of International Trade, Maine International Trade Center

An update on the race for the White House with Colby College’s Tony Corrado and the Wall Street Journal’s Jeanne Cummings 



Tony Corrado, nonresident senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and Professor of Government at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where he teaches courses on American politics and political theory


 Jeanne Cummings, political editor for The Wall Street Journal