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Two MPBN Reporters Cited for Excellence by Journalistic Peers

Two veteran reporters with nearly 40 years of combined experience working for MPBN have been recognized by their journalistic peers for the quality of their reporting. Irwin Gratz, a radio news reporter who hosts MPBN’s local broadcast of the NPR program Morning Edition, is one of four recipients of this year’s Yankee Quill Award, which recognizes career contributions to the betterment of journalism in the New England states. And on a national level, Susan Sharon was awarded third place in the small market category by the Society for Environmental Journalists for her coverage of environmental issues in Maine.

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MPBN to Debut Original TV Productions on Science, Sustainability

MPBN will premiere two new original half-hour television productions about a new way of combining biophysical sciences with social science and economics to study Maine’s changing landscape, and how to sustain it for future generations, on Tuesday, September 27 at 8:00 pm. The first two episodes of “Sustainable Maine” focus on Maine fishermen, loggers and scientists from the University of Maine, USM, Bates College and Bowdoin College as they work together to balance economic growth with environmental sensitivity and local traditions of land and water use in Maine.

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MPBN Coming to Millinocket For Live Broadcast and Town Meeting

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network is taking its award winning radio news program – Maine Things Considered – on the road. The public broadcaster will originate its daily program live from Millinocket on Friday, September 16.

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2011 Portland Chamber Music Festival Opening Night to Be Broadcast Live on MPBN Radio

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network is proud to announce its upcoming broadcast of the opening night of the 2011 Portland Chamber Music Festival on Thursday, August 11th at 8pm, live on MPBN Radio and online at This broadcast is part of a brand new MPBN initiative titled “Maine Arts Live.”

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Bob Lorenz of Sidney, Maine Wins A 2011 Honda Fit

Bob Lorenz, an organic gardener from Sidney, Maine, picked up his brand new Honda Fit on Wednesday from Lee Auto Mall in Auburn after being chosen at random as the winner of the Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s third annual “Life is Better with MPBN” contest.

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