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The Maine Show

The Maine Show Podcast was launched in August 2015. The goal of the show is to share the stories behind the people, events, and ideas driving the state of Maine forward. For hundreds of years Mainers have come together around campfires, fishing holes, wood stoves, and kitchen tables to tell stories. At its purest form, that is what The Maine Show is all about. New episodes are launched each Tuesday morning at 7:00 am EST.
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May 31, 2016
Episode 039 - Terry Stackhouse on TV journalism; life in Maine

Terry Stackhouse of WABI TV 5 drops by the studio to talk about the challenges and joys of local TV journalism, his thoughts on the media landscape in general, life in Maine, and some big changes ahead.  

Follow Terry on Twitter @terrystackhouse.  Connect with MSP host Ben Sprague on Twitter @bensprague and find all past episodes of the MSP at www.maineshowpodcast.com.  

Photo courtesy of WABI TV 5.  

May 24, 2016
Episode 038 - Gretchen Heldmann

Forester, planner, GIS expert, bartender: these are just some of the titles that apply to Gretchen Heldmann.  In today's podcast, we talk with this University of Maine graduate about her work on the Town of Eddington Planning Board, her interest and expertise in the Maine woods, and how to get involved with local government.  

Follow Gretchen on Twitter @gheldmann.  Follow host Ben Sprague on Twitter @bensprague.  Download past episodes of The Maine Show on iTunes or at www.maineshowpodcast.com.  

May 17, 2016
Episode 037 - The County Co-Op & Farm Store featuring Jane Torres

Jane Torres sits down with us to talk about the County Co-Op & Farm Store, located on Main Street in Houlton, and why more and more people are choosing to buy local food.  This is also a conversation about local economy, health, living deliberately, and young people moving back to Maine and The County specifically.  

Find the County Co-Op & Farm Store on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thecountycoopandfarmstore.  

Connect with host Ben Sprague on Twitter @bensprague or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/benspraguebangor.  Find all past episodes of the Maine Show at www.maineshowpodcast.com.  

May 10, 2016
Episode 036 - Caribou Office of the National Weather Service

Donald Dumont, a Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in Caribou, talks about why the NWS has local offices around the country, how weather forecasting has changed over time, how the NWS is using social media to help the United States be a "weather ready nation," and how one Facebook post from the Caribou office got viewed by 53 million people.

Follow the NWS Caribou Office on Twitter at @NWSCaribou and on Facebook.  Access weather forecasts for eastern, central, and northern Maine at www.weather.gov/car.  

Connect with host Ben Sprague on Twitter at @bensprague or on Facebook.  Access other episodes of the Maine Show Podcast at www.maineshowpodcast.com or on iTunes.  

 

 

May 3, 2016
Episode 035 - Susan MacKay of Cerahelix

Dr. Susan MacKay, CEO of Cerahelix, talks about how a smallstart up company in Orono is using ceramics to tackle the globalchallenges of water purification.  She also discusses doingbusiness in the State of Maine, the challenges of being a start up,and how to develop an idea into a successful business venture.

Find more about Cerahelix at www.cerahelix.com or find them onFacebook or Twitter @cerahelix.  Connect with host Ben Spragueon Twitter @bensprague and find all past episodes of the Maine Showat www.maineshowpodcast.com

 

 

Apr 26, 2016
Episode 034 - Maine author and columnist Sarah Smiley

Maine author and columnist Sarah Smiley reflects on her career, life as part of a military family, the joys of living in Maine, and why they have stayed here in the Pine Tree State.  

Connect with Sarah on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sarah.is.smiley or on Twitter @sarahsmiley.  Connect with host Ben Sprague on Twitter @bensprague.  

View past podcast episodes at www.maineshowpodcast.com and check back each Tuesday for a new one!  

 

Apr 19, 2016
Episode 033 - Cathy Gordon on going viral, the Maine outdoors, and Gold Star families.

In this episode, Cathy Gordon, known to many as "the pink tree teacher," talks about what it was like to go viral, the lessons she and her students learned, and what she is doing now as one of the state's newest Registered Maine Guides with a special interest in the Gold Star Families.  

Find the Maine Show on Twitter @maineshow and connect with host Ben Sprague @bensprague.  Download all past and future episodes of The Maine Show podcast at www.maineshowpodcast.com.  

Apr 12, 2016
Episode 032 - Renee Ordway on changes in journalism; state's cold-case squad

Former Bangor Daily News columnist Renee Ordway takes us behind the scenes of her 30 year journalism career and discusses the work she is doing now as part of the State of Maine's cold case squad.  

Visit www.maineshowpodcast.com for past and future episodes and follow the show on Twitter @maineshow.  Connect with host Ben Sprague on Twitter @bensprague and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/benspraguebangor.  

Photo credit: WFVX/WVII Bangor.  

Apr 5, 2016
Episode 031 - Robert Talbot

In this episode, long-time Bangor resident Robert Talbot shares his story from growing up on Carroll Street to joining the Army to intimately living the Civil Rights movement.  This is a personal tale with someone who is a great example of integrity and wisdom and has a living history to share.  

Be sure to check www.maineshowpodcast.com for all past and future episodes and connect with host Ben Sprague on Twitter @bensprague or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/benspraguebangor.  

 

 

Mar 29, 2016
Episode 030 - Diane Dickerson

What is the former Chair of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce doing in Bangor, Maine?  Answer: helping to turn around one of Bangor's most important institutions.  Diane Dickerson shares her story.  

Find the Maine Show on Twitter @maineshow.  A new episode comes out every Tuesday.  Follow host Ben Sprague on Twitter @bensprague and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/benspraguebangor.  

Mar 22, 2016
Special Edition - Nate Silver Live at the 2016 Maine Science Festival

In this Special Edition of the Maine Show Podcast, Nate Silver talks about his work analyzing politics, sports, and science and how he applies the scientific method and STEM skills to his journalistic pursuits.  Host Ben Sprague moderates this discussion with Nate as the keynote address of the 2016 Maine Science Festival.    

To follow Nate Silver's work, visit www.fivethirtyeight.com or follow him on Twitter @NateSilver538.  Nate's recent book, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail, but Some Don't, is available for purchase now.  

Follow host Ben Sprague on Twitter @bensprague and listen to past episodes of the Maine Show at www.maineshowpodcast.com.  

Mar 15, 2016
Episode 029 - Alexandra Hinrichs

Maine author Alexandra Hinrichs shares her story about writing Therese Makes a Tapestry, a children's book commissioned by the J. Paul Getty Museum.  Alexandra also talks about her background studying the History of Childhood, working for American Girl, and living in France.  

Therese Makes a Tapestry is available for purchase at the Briar Patch in Downtown Bangor or through Alex's website at www.alexandrahinrichs.com.  Follow Alex on Twitter at @puddlereader or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/alexandrahinrichs.  

Follow host Ben Sprague on Twitter @bensprague or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/benspraguebangor.  

 

 

Mar 8, 2016
Episode 028 - Dr. Noah Nesin

Dr. Noah Nesin, Chief Medical Officer at Penobscot Community Healthcare, talks about his previous work as a physician in rural Maine, how he ended up at PCHC, and what the challenges in today's healthcare landscape include.  From treating addiction to thinking about how hospitals and physicians should be compensated, Dr. Nesin walks us through a variety of important and timely healthcare topics in this podcast episode.  

 

Mar 1, 2016
Episode 027 - Dr. Jennifer Page of Hurricane Island

In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Page tells us about Hurricane Island, which is an actual island off the coast of Maine where students learn about sustainability and the natural world.  We also get into a discussion about women in science, teaching in general, and unplugging from technological devices.  

To learn more about Hurricane Island, visit www.hurricaneisland.net or find them on Twitter @hurricaneIsfndn.  

MSPodcasters, Episode 024 guest David Patrick and his family experienced a fire in their apartment this past weekend.  Fortunately everyone made it out but David and his fiance, Caro, were taken to the hospital with burns (their infant son was okay).  An online fundraiser has been set up to support them during this difficult time.  Please consider making a donation: https://www.gofundme.com/kertzay4.  

 

 

Feb 23, 2016
Episode 026 - Former UMaine Hockey Goalie Dan Sullivan

Former University of Maine hockey goaltender Dan Sullivan talks about his career as a Division I athlete and how he transitioned out of hockey and into being a health coach.  We talk nutrition, discipline, time management, and how to live a fuller life.  

To learn more about Dan visit www.dansullivanhealthcoach.com and find him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dansullivanhealthcoach or Twitter @dsull30.  

Follow The Maine Show on Twitter @MaineShow and host Ben Sprague @bensprague or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/benspraguebangor.  

Feb 16, 2016
Episode 025 - Dr. Carol Sherman

Dr. Carol Sherman shares the framework of her new book, "You Matter to Me: The Unvarnished Truth about Love."  We also get into the writing process and talk about tips for getting published (including self-publishing).  

To find out more about Dr. Sherman's book or to purchase it, visit: https://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/book.php?w=9781680285628

Find the Maine Show on Twitter @MaineShow and follow host Ben Sprague on Facebook at www.facebook.com/benspraguebangor or Twitter @bensprague. 

Feb 9, 2016
Episode 024 - David Patrick

In this episode, University of Maine student and Outreach Coordinator for Maine Interfaith Power and Light, David Patrick, talks about race in the state of Maine as well as his efforts to create an edible park in the City of Bangor. 

This is an honest, refreshing, optimistic, though at times heart wrenching story of what it is like to be black in an overwhelmingly white state and to live deliberately with a commitment to family and a strong sense of purpose.  

Find Maine Interfaith Power and Light online at http://www.meipl.org.  Look for David on Facebook and Twitter.  

 

 

Feb 2, 2016
Episode 023 - The Story of Geaghan's

Larry and Andy Geaghan tell the story of how Geaghan's went from a struggling, barely-making it restaurant "at the back end of nowhere" to the 2016 Maine Restauranteurs of the Year.  This is a story of dedication, commitment, great food, awesome beer, and a family that would not give up.  

Find Geaghans at www.geaghans.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/geaghans or www.facebook.com/geaghansbros.  

 

 

Jan 26, 2016
Episode 022 - Coach Richard Barron

In this episode Ben talks with the motivational, inspirational, and engaging coach of the University of Maine Women's Basketball team, Richard Barron.  Whether you're a basketball fan or not this episode is highly accessible for its discussion of discipline, work ethic, teamwork, and more.  Coach Barron recounts his previous coaching experiences at Baylor, NC State, and Princeton, what it's like to win four games in one season and then challenge for a league title soon after, and why Maine is drawing so many players from Europe.  

Follow Coach Barron on Twitter at @CoachBumaine and follow the UMaine Women's team at @blackbearsWBB.  Follow Ben Sprague on Twitter @bensprague and Facebook at www.facebook.com/benspraguebangor.  Find the podcast on iTunes or at www.maineshowpodcast.com

Show photo credit: ESPNw.  

 

 

 

 

Jan 19, 2016
Episode 021 - Lisa Liberatore

In this episode Ben sits down with Lisa Liberatore, owner of Lisa's Legit Burritos in Gardiner and Augusta as well as a key leader of Scratchpad Accelerator and Top Gun, two programs that are helping to grow small businesses in Maine.  Lisa is also a past member of the Gardiner City Council and in this episode shares her game plan for winning local office.  

Lisa has a great buy-local, buy-Maine message and is actively working to make this state a better, stronger place.  To find Lisa's Legit Burritos visit www.lisalegitburritos.com or find them on Facebook

 

 

Jan 12, 2016
Episode 020 - Dennis Marble

In this candid conversation, Dennis Marble takes us on a fascinating, meandering trip that ends up with him becoming Director of the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, a job he did not want to take but then stayed at for twenty years.  From watching Sputnik overhead to seeing images of the Vietnam War to partying in Waterville with Janis Joplin, Dennis takes us back in time to share his perspective on growing up, the ways we treat each other, and finally how society interacts with its homeless members and how we can do better.  

 

 

Jan 5, 2016
Episode 019 - Zeth and Betsy Lundy

In this episode, Zeth and Betsy Lundy share their story of growing up in Maine, moving to Boston, Los Angeles, and then back to Boston again before coming home to raise a family and start Central Street Farmhouse.  This is an honest, refreshing, and at times surprising story of two bright young Maine entrepreneurs who are living their values and sharing them with others.   

To learn more about Central Street Farmhouse or the Lundy's recently acquired Maine Cloth Diaper Company, visit www.centralstreetfarmhouse.com  or www.maineclothdiaper.com and find them on Facebook and Twitter. 

Dec 29, 2015
Episode 018 - Tellis Coolong

Tellis Coolong shares his story about writing 85,000 words in one month, publishing, and overcoming challenges including mental illness.  This an honest, earnest talk from one of Maine's diamonds in the rough.  

To find out more about Tellis and his books visit www.tellyproductions.net or find him on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Walczyk-Tellis-K-Coolong/dp/1484838483/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1451345810&sr=1-1

To subscribe to The Maine Show on iTunes visit https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-maine-show/id1033259960?mt=2.  

Follow the show on Twitter @maineshow and find host Ben Sprague on Facebook at www.facebook.com/benspraguebangor or on Twitter @bensprague.  

Dec 20, 2015
Special Edition - Holiday Stories

In this special edition of The Maine Show, Mainers with many different backgrounds share their memories, perspective, and lessons from holidays past. 

This episode features music by Maine pianist Bill Trowell. To listen to more of Bill's music, visit  www.billtrowellmusic.com.  

Subscribe to the Maine Show on iTunes, follow the show on Twitter @MaineShow, and visit www.maineshowpodcast.com for past and future episodes.  Find host Ben Sprague on Facebook at www.facebook.com/benspraguebangor and on Twitter @BenSprague.  

Dec 15, 2015
Episode 017 - Josh Alves

Josh Alves is an illustrator of comic strips, children's books, and much more.  Hear this graphic designer's story from working at a local newspaper to winning international awards, all from his home right here in Maine and about how he got his first contract through Twitter.  

Visit www.joshalves.com to see his work or find him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/joshalvesdraws or on Twitter @joshalves.  

Find more episodes of The Maine Show at www.maineshowpodcast.com and follow host Ben Sprague on Twitter @bensprague or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/benspraguebangor.  

 

 

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