Imagine a program that buys fresh produce directly from Maine farmers and gives it to hungry Mainers in need. The program strengthens rural economies, helps keep Mainers healthy, and helps Maine students do better in school. In reality, this program already exists and it's managed by Good Shepherd Food Bank. In this episode, the organization's president, shares the story of what Good Shepherd is doing to tackle the overwhelming, heartbreaking, and growing problem of hunger in Maine with programs like "Mainers Feeding Mainers," mobile food fans, and "Cooking Matters" classes.
To learn more about Good Shepherd Food Bank, visit www.gsfb.org or find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/feedingmaine or on Twitter @feedingmaine
This episode is sponsored by The Maine Science Festival, coming to Bangor in March. Visit www.mainesciencefestival.org for more information!
In this episode, Brian Butterfield shares his story of growing up on campus at the University of Maine where his father, Jack, was the baseball coach. We recorded this conversation deep in the gallows of Fenway Park and in it we talk about Brian's minor league career as a player and then his coaching career with the Yankees, Diamondbacks, Blue Jays, and now the Red Sox. We talk about everything from Derek Jeter to the odd angles around the wall at Fenway Park to the advice Brian has for young players today if they want to be successful. Brian brings great insight and a unique perspective as a Mainer who has reached the pinnacle of his profession yet is as humble as they come.
This episode is sponsored by the Maine Science Festival, coming to Bangor in March. Please visit www.mainesciencefestival.org for more information.
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Tom Shafer shares his story of being laid off from a Wall Street job and then returning to Millinocket, a place where he had childhood roots, to start Maine Heritage Timber, a company that sells wood that has been salvaged from a Katahdin area lake and sold as flooring, siding, and furniture. Some of the wood dates back as far as 1824. Tom's is a story of rebirth and redemption: the perfect metaphor for Millinocket as the region looks to the future.
From being the backup Blue Ox mascot for Bangor's independent league baseball team, to an opportunity with Imus in the morning, to a statewide weekly variety show, Dan Cashman shares his story.
Follow Dan on Twitter at @mainedan and @theniteshowME and see more at www.theniteshowmaine.com
Featuring music by Bill Trowell