Featured interviews on "Power Lines"
Ed Churchill, Chief Curator, Maine State Museum
A native of Wisconsin, Ed Churchill received his Bachelors and
Masters degrees at the University of Wisconsin at River Falls.
He completed his Ph.D. in History at the University of Maine.
Joining the Maine State Museum in 1971 as a historical researcher,
Ed became Curator of Decorative Arts in 1978 and was assigned
to his present position as Chief Curator in 1985. Ed has done
extensive research on early north-eastern America, New England
and Maine history and has been co-editor and contributor to two
books, American Beginnings: Exploration, Culture and Cartography
in the Land of Norumbega (1994) and Maine, The Pine Tree
State from Prehistory to Present (1995) and has written several
articles on early Maine and the northeast.
Dave Cheever, Editorial Editor, Central Maine Newspapers
Dave Cheever has extensive involvement in a variety of Maine media. Formerly a gubernatorial press secretary and public information liaison with the Department of Attorney General, Cheever has also been a freelance television producer, radio news director, and television sports director. An award winning reporter and columnist for the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel, he is a resident of Augusta. Dave grew up in Bangor and attended Bangor High School.
Duluth "Dude" Wing, Historian
Duluth Wing was born in Flagstaff in 1928. He and his family
were moved from their home in 1949 when the town of Flagstaff
was flooded by Central Maine Power Company to create a dam-controlled
watershed for hydroelectric power. Duluth enjoys local history
and has paddled, poled, and portaged from Fort Western in Augusta
to Quebec City, tracing Benedict Arnold's route. He helped found
the Arnold Historical Society, which preserves the Arnold Route
for future generations. Duluth is a retired warden and forest
ranger with 34 years service to the state of Maine.