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Monday November 23, 2015

12:00 pm: Maine Calling

Technology News & I.T. Help
The latest news from the world of personal computing, mobile communication devices, and handheld digital organizers and e-readers.  We'll also get tips on the best Black Friday deals to look for (and which apps can help you find them).


1:00 pm: America Abroad

Understanding Europe's Refugee Crisis

A town hall event, bringing together audiences in New York and Berlin, Germany to discuss the refugee crisis and what it means for Europe.


Tuesday November 24, 2015

11:20 am – 2:00 pm NPR Special Events News Coverage

NPR special coverage of the press conference with President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande following their meeting at the White House.

2:00 pm: Maine Calling

Artificial Intelligence
Just what is AI and what applications does it have in our everyday lives? It's not just science fiction anymore, as Toyota invests $1 billion in an Artificial Intelligence center in California and researchers - including here in Maine - work on AI applications that might change the way we live our lives.


 Wednesday November 25, 2015

12:00 pm: Maine Calling

Historical Thanksgiving
What are the real origins of Thanksgiving - from the Pilgrims to the food they ate?  Ken Davis, the author of the bestselling “Don't Know Much About…”  series of books, returns to answer questions.


1:00 pm: Speaking in Maine

Speaking in Maine takes us next to USM for a panel discussion moderated by MPBN’s Jennifer Rooks on the role of religion in conflicts and how religion can be a positive or a negative force in the society.  The panel will be made up of religious leaders in the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith.

Thursday November 26, 2015  

12:00 Noon – 2:00 pm: – THANKSGIVING SPECIAL

“Splendid Table Turkey Confidential”

On the biggest cooking day of the year, Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of  The Splendid Table®, will be available to answer listener questions throughout the live, two-hour program.  (from noon to 2pm)


Note:  Phone lines - (800) 537-5252 will be open nationwide from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. EST and the program will be simulcast live on the Web at

Friday November 27, 2015

12:00 pm: Here and Now


1:00 pm: Climate One – Global Carbon

A Look Ahead to the Paris 2015 Climate Change Conference

President Obama will be among the world leaders attending the Climate Change Conference in Paris at the end of November. Representatives of 190 nations will work on reaching an agreement to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.

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