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
Lucas St. Clair of Elliotsville Plantation talks about the plans for a new national park in the Katahdin Region.
For more information about Katahdin Woods & Waters, visit www.katahdinwoods.org.
This episode features music by Maine-born artist Slaid Cleaves.
Jamie Miller is a senior staff member of SXSW, which is a major arts, music, film, and technology festival that takes place each year in Austin, Texas. What is so special about Jamie's story? She and her husband live in Corinth, Maine. In this episode, Jamie talks telecommuting, rural internet, and injecting some more creativity and an artistic mindset into Maine.
Follow Jamie on Twitter and Instagram at @jamiefriggin.
This episode features music by Maine-based artist Bill Trowell. Find his recordings at www.billtrowellmusic.com
Ryan Gavin, on-air personalty at Q97.9 and creator of Maine Memes, shares his story. From overcoming stuttering to generating millions of pageviews per month on the funniest internet site in Maine, Ryan gives his thoughts on what it takes to be successful and how to build a following in an ever-changing social media landscape. Spoiler: don't count on Facebook.
This episode features music by Maine-based artist Adam Hosack. Find his music at adamhosack.bandcamp.com
Jim Tselikis, co-founder of Cousins Maine Lobster, shares the story of how of two cousins from Maine ended up selling Maine lobster out of trucks in California and closed a deal with Barbara Corcoran on ABC's Shark Tank to help them expand nationwide.
Find Cousins Maine Lobster and order fresh Maine lobster at: www.cousinsmainelobster.com
Find Cousins Maine Lobster on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CousinsLobster
Find Cousins Maine Lobster on Twitter and Instagram: @CMLobster
Featuring music by Viva & The Reinforcements
Registered Maine Guide Steve Vose, aka the Rabid Outdoorsman, talks about his winter ascents of Mt. Katahdin, climbing Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina, his new found love of photography, why he fell in love with the Maine outdoors, and how he is passing that on to the next generation.
Follow Steve at www.themaineoutdoorsman.com, on Twitter at @rabidoutdoors, and on Instagram via rabidoutdoorsman.
Featuring music by Adam Hosack
We know what the Folk Festival has become, but how did it get started? Past Chair John Rohman and current Executive Director Heather McCarthy give us the back story about how Bangor convinced the Folk Festival to come to Maine and what the early years were like.
For more information on the current Folk Festival, visit their website here:
Featuring music by:
Diunna Greenleaf and Blue Mercy
The Hot Club of Cowtown
Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac
Aubrey and Lori Ghent