Mainely Matters

Mainely Matters

Highly qualified hosts cover a variety of topics regarding the state of Maine; Business, Veterans Affairs, Sports, Non-Profits, Politics, Travel & Tourism, Law & Justice, Maine Made, Maine Lobster Industry, Outdoors & Recreation, Real Estate, Music, Odds & Ends, and more. Maine's people, Maine's past, Maine's present, Maine's future.

Episodes

June 18, 2021
Host Brian Bickford delivers a special Father's Day introduction as the Blanchard Family episode is replayed. This family of siblings climbs Mount Katahdin every winter to honor the memory of their father.
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Guests Alison Sucy, Director of Government Affairs & Communication and Dr. David Meyer, Psychologist discuss Maine's tourism expectations, pandemic fatigue and how visitors and business owners can best be prepared for summer 2021.
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Our guest include Don Littlefield, GM of Maine Brew Cruise, their partner Shipyard Brewing Company's Ian McEvoy & Alice Bean Andrenyak of Alice's Awesome Adventures and her current tour guest Charlotte Brown. Learn about how you can be local or away to enjoy various craft beverages, Casco Bay kayaking trips with oyster tastings.
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Rob Carmichael discusses public speaking and communication with Lee Szelog, a Keynote speaker, trainer, photographer, and award winning author.
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Jared McCannell gives an overview of the current state of affairs in the Maine non-profit sector, as well as providing an overview of his role as Executive Director of the non-profit Penobscot Bay Language School.
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Meet 3 Tourist from Massachusetts and Maine Humorist Gary Crocker, our Real Mainer representative. Learn what tourist think about Maine, their experiences and what Humorist Gary Crocker thinks about all things Maine. This is a lively and fun conversation, not to be missed.
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Dr. Wendy Weiger follows her calling, leaving the academe life as a researcher at Harvard University to find happiness in an off-the-grid cabin deep in the woods of Maine. Ultimately, her path through the wild has led from anguished isolation into joyful connection with the Earth, and into a new and healing fellowship with its Source.
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Carey Kish holds the distinction of being a Maine Hiking Expert, Guide of key locations and trails. In this episode he discusses in detail the Best 12 Hiking Locations in Maine by region.
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Host Catherine Gordon talks with Tom Roth about his new book "A Sporting Year in Maine". Tom is a long time columnist with the “Maine Sportsman” and is a Registered Maine Guide on Sebago Lake where he resides.
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The Pine Tree Amendment . Ensuring that all Mainers have a constitutional right to a clean and healthy environment and to the preservation of the natural, cultural and healthful qualities of the environment. Host John Brier speaks with Maya Van Rossum, author of The Green Amendment.
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Experience The Stephen King side of Maine. Our panel includes the Director of SK Tours who specialized in showing guests Stephen King book locations, Super Fan Michael Hayden of Villanova University and 12 year old New Generation Fan Isaiah Felton. Learn SK facts you may have never heard and visit some of those locations.
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Host Rob Carmichael and Daren Seekins discuss the lack of preparedness for retirement in U.S. and the need for good financial planning.
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Maine hiking author Jeffery Ryan and Triple Crown Hiker Elysha Dyer give away their favorite trails, hiking secrets and ways to prepare for day hikes and long Appalachian Trail trips.
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Rob Carmichael discusses the lack of sufficient, high quality early childhood care and education in Maine with Ben Goodman, National Director of Mission: Readiness, and Major General (Retired) Bill Libby.
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On Mother's Day in 1997 a retired school teacher and grandmother of five went missing after working a shift at her part-time job at a local supermarket. Six days later her body was found badly beaten in the woods. Two people where soon arrested and charged with murder after having abducted her at random from the grocery store parking lot in order to steal her car. Soon there after the Virginia Jackson Memorial Scholarship a...
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Maine’s Eco Tourism and Adventure Excursions is a huge business driver. This episode explores guided White Water rafting trips and the specific business people who make these unforgettable trips happen. Our panel guests are Jim Murton, Owner - North Country Rivers and Clifford Stevens, Owner - Moxie Outdoor Adventure Rafting. Hear about their history, their dedication to our natural environment and how they assure each white water ...
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Lawrence Hollins, Associate Publisher of Down East magazine and Maine Homes magazine talks about the history of Down East magazine, the evolvement of Maine Homes magazine, and the future of on of Maine's most iconic media properties.
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Katie Jane Rocks ( www.KatieJaneRocks.org ) is a Maine based non-profit that helps children in need in Maine, Panama and Colombia. Host John Brier talks about this non-profit he founded with his daughter Katie Jane through her connection with Maine's Camp Tracy, a summer camp run by the Alfond Youth & Community Center in Waterville, Maine.
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Together Place Peer Run Recovery Center is dedicated to empowering people who are in mental health or substance use recovery to take leadership in their own lives. Sean Faircloth, the Executive Director of the Together Place, speaks with host John Brier about this Bangor based non-profit.
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Host Catherine Gordon talks with founder Mark Rodrigue about his new outdoor lifestyle brand, Rogue Life Maine. He also talks about raising $40,000 for his community during covid and his life’s work with the Special Olympics.
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