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Monday May 2, 2016

12:00 pm: Maine Calling

Community Paramedicine

Community paramedicine is a new approach to expanding medical access to Maine’s communities. The goal is to use existing medical personnel – think paramedics and EMS responders, to help those in need before they go to the local emergency room for help.  

1:00 pm: World Affairs

Fred Kaplan

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Fred Kaplan examines the history of cyberwar and considers its implications for future conflicts.

Tuesday May 3, 2016

12:00 pm: Maine Calling

Legislative Re-cap

The Across the Aisle team joins us to share their take on the just completed legislative session.


1:00pm: Commonwealth Club of California

A discussion on Prison reform

Currently, more than 2 million Americans are in prison.  As a result, the federal government spends $80 billion each year on the incarceration industry while projects such as improving our national infrastructure and educational systems continue to be drastically underfunded.

Wednesday May 4, 2016

12:00 pm: Maine Calling

Maine Women in History

Just ahead of Mother's Day, we talk with the author of "Maine's Remarkable Women: Daughters, Wives, Sisters and Mothers Who Shaped History" about astonishing Maine women in history - some of whom you've likely never heard of.  Sure, you know about Sarah Orne Jewett and Margaret Chase Smith, but what about Toy Len Goon of Portland, named "America's Mother of the Year" in 1952?  Or Cornelia "Fly Rod" Crosby of Rangeley, famous promoter of nature tourism in Maine?


1:00 pm: World Affairs

A discussion about Islam to better understand the religion that is followed by over 1.5 billion muslims.

Thursday May 5, 2016  

12:00 pm: Maine Calling

Maine Public Classical and MPBN’s Move to Dual Formats   (from Bangor Studio)

Robin Rilette and Charles Beck discuss the upcoming MPBN format change and how it will better serve our listeners – be they fans of classical music, news/talk, or both.


1:00 pm: Speaking in Maine

Ribal al-Assad

Speaking in Maine take us next to Portland and the World Affairs Council of Maine, for an address by Ribal al-Assad,  Founder and Director of the Organization for Freedom and Democracy in Syria.   His topic is: “Syria, the Middle East, and the New Cold War: How Three Tiers of Conflict Created an Apocalypse.”

Friday May 6, 2016  

12:00 pm: Here and Now


1:00pm: Diane Rehm

International Week in Review – (Hour 2)

(This is in addition to the National Week in Review we broadcast at 2pm)


MONDAY MAY 9, 2016

1:00 pm: Maine Calling

Diane Rehm

Diane Rehm, the award-winning, long-serving host of The Diane Rehm Show joins us to talk about her career in public broadcasting, her work on assisted suicide, and, if we’re lucky, her love of her dog Maxie. 

2:00 pm: Commonwealth Club of California

A panel discussion on how work in America has changed in the past decade, what lies ahead, and how cities like San Francisco are dealing with disparities in work and wealth.

TUESDAY MAY 10, 2016

1:00 pm: Maine Calling

The Office of the Future

How will our workplaces evolve in the coming years? We'll learn about how changes to work styles, expectations of younger workers, and advances in technology are changing our ideas of a conventional office set up. 


2:00 pm: World Affairs



1:00 pm: Maine Calling

Lyme Disease

The latest on our understanding of Lyme Disease.  We talk with "The Tick Guy" - Dr. Tom Mather of the University of Rhode Island, and Dr. Rob Smith, infectious disease expert at Intermed. 


2:00 pm: America Abroad (f4/5)

Tibet from a spiritual, political, and cultural perspective.  And, American foreign policy in Tibet.

THURSDAY MAY 12, 2016  

1:00 pm: Maine Calling

Disruptive Aging

Internationally acclaimed longevity expert Dr. Bill Thomas explains why and how what our culture tells us about aging – that it will change us against our will, and for the worse -- is wrong and what we can do about it. 


2:00 pm: City Arts and Lectures

Comedian Maria Bamford

Much of Bamford’s inspiration comes from her Minnesotan family, as well as her own struggles with OCD, depression, and a bipolar diagnosis. In her web series, “The Maria Bamford Show,” a grown-up Bamford lives with her parents following an onstage nervous breakdown. On May 20th, Netflix will premier her original series “Lady Dynamite.”

FRIDAY MAY 13, 2016 

1:00 pm: Maine Calling


2:00 pm: Diane Rehm

International Week in Review – (Hour 2)

(This is in addition to the National Week in Review we broadcast at 10:00 a.m.)


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