A standout basketball player at both Cony High School and the University of Maine, Amy Vachon is now an assistant coach and interim head coach for the Black Bear Women's basketball team. In this podcast, she talks about the legacy of high school basketball in Maine, Tournament Time, her college career, what she did after college, how the road brought her back to Maine, and what she believes has made her successful.
Follow Amy on Twitter at @coachamyvachon. Follow the University of Maine Women's Basketball team on Twitter at @blackbearsWBB.
Connect with Ben Sprague on Twitter @bensprague or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/benspraguebangor.
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A rebroadcast of one of our most popular episodes ever, this is a conversation with Bob Talbot about his life in Maine and being a black man in an overwhelmingly white state. Insightful, moving, and interesting, Mr. Talbot's story surprises and inspires.
Former Bangor City Councilor Charlie Longo reflects on his three years of service: the highs, the lows, what he learned, what he regrets, what he is proud of, and more. Charlie also discusses his own background and upbringing, including the five years he spent living on a boat and then growing up in rural Maine.
Bev Uhlenhake, a Brewer City Councilor and former mayor, talks about her background, interest in politics, and how she got elected. She also discusses her work on the marriage equality campaigns in Maine, as well as how as an Ohio native she ended up in Brewer.
Brian Sullivan of WABI TV 5, Aaron Jackson of The Drive on 92.9, and Johnny Mehler of WLBZ 2 & WCSH 6 preview Super Bowl LI between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons. From winners and losers to the prop bets about the National Anthem and more, this panel covers it all in a live recording at Hero's in Downtown Bangor.
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Tim Szal, a designer by trade with three patents to his name including for products associated with the Babiators company, talks about growing up in Maine, going away, and coming back.
Learn more about Tim and his work at www.szaldesign.com.
Bangor City Councilor Sarah Nichols stops by the studio to talk about her background, running for office, the Emerge Maine program, and more!
Follow Sarah on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nicholsforbangor
Find the Maine Show at www.maineshowpodcast.com.
Peter Lodge, Track Coach for the Sub5 Track Club, shares some of his running tips. Whether you are an experienced runner shooting for a marathon or a newbie just getting started, this episode is for you. Peter also shares some stories of his own background as a runner including his 22 marathons and being in Boston for the Boston Marathon in 2013.
To find more about the Sub5 Track Club, visit www.sub5.com or find them on Facebook.
Thomas Kittredge, Economic Development Director for the City of Belfast, talks about the Belfast buzz and his own background growing up in Brewer, attending Yale, studying Egyptology and archeology, and what brought him back to Maine.
Rev. Dr. James Haddix of All Souls Congregational Church in Bangor reflects on his nearly 50 years in the ministry, how he and his family came to Maine, and how we can build relationships and a sense of understanding among the different faiths of the world. Just prior to his retirement, Dr. Haddix delivered his final sermon at All Souls on December 25, 2016.
Photo credit: Susan Hall
A rebroadcast of "Holiday Stories," a series of vignettes from Mainers sharing their favorite, meaningful, or nostalgic holiday memories. This episode was and remains one of the most popular episodes ever of the Maine Show Podcast.
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from the staff of the Maine Show Podcast!
Kristen Wells, Director of the Aroostook Aspirations Initiative, joins the show to talk about supporting students in the County as well as why she and her husband and four daughters decided to move back to Aroostook County after she grew up there as a child.
Find the Aroostook Aspirations Initiative on Facebook at www.facebook.com/aroostookaspirations.
Tony Sohns (aka "The Bug Guy") drops by the studio to talk about his work as a Natural History Educator and to share the story of how Rock & Art Shop, with locations in Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, and Bangor, came to be.
This episode is brought to you by Tiller & Rye and the Maine Science Festival.
Please visit www.maineshowpodcast.com for all past episodes of the show.
Rich Livingston of AARP Maine drops by the studio to talk about Maine's aging population and what cities and towns are doing in positive ways to adapt to the ten Mainers each day who turn 65 and the hundreds of thousands of current Maine seniors who want to be actively involved in their communities.
In this episode, singer and musician Stesha Cano stops by the Maine Show studio to talk about making a career of music in Maine, her influences and motivations, and details about her newest album. This episode features bluesy, jazzy, lyrically complex music by Stesha herself throughout the conversation.
Michael Westphal of Cranberry Island reflects on his running career after being diagnosed with Parkinson's and yet still qualifying for the Boston Marathon. In the process he has raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Michael J. Fox Foundation and has served as an inspiration for countless people, runners and non-runners alike.
To learn more about Michael's efforts with the Michael J. Fox Foundation or to donate, visit: http://www2.michaeljfox.org/site/TR?fr_id=1890&px=1980419&pg=personal
To see a video about Michael's efforts, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4I9sHka2Rc
In this Election Day podcast edition, Nate Silver's political analysis from the Maine Sciences Festival is presented without interruption and stripped down from the other content during his live chat on stage with MSP host Ben Sprague. This podcast episode was recorded in March 2016 when Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were not yet their parties's official nominees, but much of the analysis and prediction holds true to this day.
Follow Nate Silver on Twitter @natesilver538 and www.fivethirtyeight.com. Follow Ben Sprague on Twitter @bensprague.
In this episode, Maine State Senator Roger Katz (R-Augusta) shares his thoughts on the state of politics today including his perspective on Donald Trump and Paul LePage to the various referendum topics on this year's ballot to his own political future. This is a can't miss conversation with one of Maine's brightest political leaders.
Hey MSP listeners, the show is going on a brief hiatus while new episodes are recorded and produced. Check back in a few weeks for more great episodes of the Maine Show Podcast hosted by Ben Sprague and listen for the show on WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill/99.9 Bangor and WRFR 93.3 in Rockland. Visit www.maineshowpodcast.com to listen to all past episodes and don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes.
Find the show on Twitter @maineshow and follow host Ben Sprague on Twitter @bensprague and find him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/benspraguebangor.
In this episode, Brother Donald Paul of the Franciscan Brothers of St. Elizabeth of Hungary talks about the Franciscan mission, baking bread, brewing beer, and operating a popular lunch spot in Downtown Bangor. This is also a conversation about simplifying one's life and finding peace amid a hectic and fast paced world.
To learn more about the Friars and the Friars Bakehouse, visit www.franciscansofbangor.com.
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In this episode, Katy Coffin talks about the One More Day project, which raises funds and awareness for suicide prevention. Using her own story as an example, Katy talks about the challenges many young people in particular face with cyber bullying. This is also a conversation about the way we treat each other, how we connect, and more.
To find more about the One More Day project including a video Katy made that went viral in 2015, visit www.facebook.com/onemoreday28.
In this episode, host Ben Sprague tells the story of how and why the Maine Show Podcast got started. Discussing everything from the equipment and technology he uses to audience statistics to some of the fun and challenging moments behind the scenes, this is a wide ranging episode that will interest longtime listeners and newcomers alike. If you are curious about what happens on a weekly basis to create a podcast episode or if you have ever thought about starting your own podcast, this special edition of the Maine Show is a must listen.
Joe Imbriaco, General Manager of the Cross Insurance Center, takes us behind the scenes to discuss how an act gets booked, what it is like backstage when a show is going on, and the financials of managing an arena.
Follow the Cross Center on Twitter @CICBangor and find them on Facebook.
In this episode, Alex Steed, managing partner at Knack Factory and blogger with the BDN, talks about growing up, life in Maine, and political and cultural forces at work throughout the state. Covering a significant amount of ground in an honest and transparent way, Alex shares his backstory of moving to Portland while he was still in high school, some of the lessons he has learned over time, and his cultural and literary influences.
Follow Alex Steed on Twitter @alexsteed and Knack Factory @knackfactory. Find Knack Factory in the web at www.knack-factory.com.
Photo courtesy of Knack Factory.
After graduating from Bangor High School, Chas Bruns lived in California and New York working on shows such as Ellen DeGeneres and Jimmy Kimmel. He has since moved back to Maine to produce on his very own YouTube show, "Dirt Cheap with Chas Bruns" with the hopes of growing his audience and someday making it to TV. In this podcast, Chas shares his thoughts on entertainment in Maine and life in the Pine Tree State.