A bride prepares for her wedding, a restaurant owner negotiates a changing landscape, and a sportscaster with no sports: three stories of how COVID-19 has changed life as we know it here in Maine.
Special thanks to Jordan Bragg, Susan Stephenson of Pepino's, and Eric Gullickson from WABI TV 5 for joining the podcast to share their stories.
Musical content provided courtesy of BenSounds Royalty Free Music on YouTube.
Today the Maine Show is rebroadcasting Episode 097, a conversation with Lee Jackson. When Lee was first elected to the RSU 34 School Board in Old Town, he was among the youngest elected officials in the country. In this episode he talks about growing up in Maine, his work on various campaigns, and the intersection of race and politics, among other things.
As part of our continued efforts to amplify the voices of those whose lived experiences can help us learn and become more understanding of one another, the Maine Show is proud to rebroadcast Episode 087, a conversation with Maulian Dana, Tribal Ambassador for the Penobscot Indian Nation.
The Maine Show listens back to Episode 024, a conversation with David Patrick, about his life and perspective as a black man in Maine, a father, and a community organizer.
The Maine Show stands together with our people and communities of color and seeks to elevate the voices of those whose perspectives and stories can help us better understand one another as we seek real progress.
In this special edition podcast, Dr. Noah Nesin, the Chief Medical Officer at Penobscot Community Healthcare and a longtime family physician, talks about COVID-19. He answers a wide range of questions including: what should people be doing right now in terms of social distancing and self-isolating, what should a person do if he or she shows symptoms, how is the coronavirus transmitted (bodily fluids? open wounds? mosquitos?), can you get it more than once, what about pets, can the virus be transmitted on paper such as pieces of mail, can it lead to pneumonia, and many more. Thank you to Dr. Nesin for joining the Maine Show at this important time.
Soubanh Phanthay, a recently elected member of the Brewer City Council, shares the story of spending part of his childhood years in a refugee camp in Thailand with his parents and siblings before moving across the world to Houlton, Maine. Soubanh also discusses his love of food, how he eventually ended up in the greater Bangor area, his photography business, and why it is so important for him to give back to his community.
Bryan O'Connor, author of the book, For the Record: My 1,000 Favorite Albums 1957-2017, talks about his love of music, perspective on changing trends over time, representation and bias in the music industry, and more.