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Women in the Military (April 18, 2013)

Brigadier General James Campbell, Lt. Col. Diane Dunn, and Captain Paul Bosse discussed the Pentagon's decision to allow women to serve in all combat roles and how that affects the Maine National Guard.

White-Nose Syndrome / Blueberry Rakers (April 11, 2013)

John Depue, and Susan Gallo will discuss White-Nose Syndrome in Bats. Documentary photographer David Brooks Stess will discuss his time with workers in Maine's blueberry fields.

Senator Angus King (April 4, 2013)

Senator Angus King joined Jennifer in a discussion of the latest developments in Washington and his legislative priorities.

Maine's Elver Fishery (March 28, 2013)

DMR Commissioner Pat Keliher and Mitchell Feigenbaum, owner of Delaware Valley Trading, the largest buyer of elvers, will discuss sustainability concerns, poaching and the future of Maine's elver fishery.

Lives in the Balance / Watchdog Site (March 21, 2013)

Dr. Ross Greene of Lives in the Balance and Dr. Joe Fitzpatrick will discuss a program called the Collaborative Problem Solving approach. Also, Naomi Schalit will talk about the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting's new website called "Be Your Own Watchdog."

Paying Maine Hospitals/The Cost of College ( March 14, 2013)

AJay Higgins had an update on the State's plan to pay Maine's hospitals. Plus Tanna Clews of Educate Maine, and Mila Tappan of Fame will discuss the high cost of college.

Gambling / Sequestration / The Swordfish Hunters (March 7, 2013)

Christine Theriault with DHHS and Lesa Densmore will disuss problem gambling. Also conversations with Charlie Colgan about the impact of sequestration on Maine, and archaeologist Bruce Bourque about his new book, "The Swordfish Hunters."

Maine Care / Motorcycle Helmet Bill (February 14, 2013)

Andrew MacLean and Stefanie Nadeau will discuss Maine Care Changes that may be costing the state thousands. Marcia Cooper, and a representative of the United Bikers of Maine will discuss the motorcyle helmet bill currently before the legislature.

State of the State / "Welcome to Lee Maine" February 8, 2013

Ron Schmidt from USM, Amy Fried of UMaine, and Mal Leary discussed the Governor's State of the State address. Also, an interview with the producer of Welcome to Lee Maine, this week's MPBN community Film.

Legalization of Marijuana / Tar Sands Protest (January 31, 2013)

State Rep. Diane Russell and Sheriff Randy Liberty discussed the bill to legalize marijuana, and Dylan Voorhees and Larry Wilson spoke about the Tar Sands Protest in Portland last weekend.

Health Insurance Reform Law / Flu Season (January 24, 2013)

State Sen. Rod Whittemore and Rep. Sharon Treat discussed the Health Insurance Reform Law which will be revisited in the legislature this session. Also Dr. Stephen Sears will give an update on the flu season.

Bullying and Cyber-bullying School Policy / "Hardwater"(January 17, 2013)

Stan Davis, Brandon Baldwin and Lexi Henkel will discuss the issue of bullying and the state's new guidelines for schools. Also, Ryan Brod will discuss his film Hardwater, about ice fishing in Maine.

Air Service in Maine / This Year's Flu Season (January 10, 2013)

Paul Bradbury and Scott Wardwell discuss Air Service in Maine. Also, Stephen Sears, with the Maine CDC, will speak about this year's flu season, which is already much worse than last year.

Aging in Place (January 3, 2013)

A midcoast doctor has developed a program that uses technology to enable people to live in their homes as long as possible. How do we balance safety with independence? Cost with care?

Franco-Americans in Maine (December 20,2012)

Rep. Ken Fredette, who headed up the Franco American Task Force, Chelsea Ray of the Maine French Heritage Language Program and Susan Pinette, director of Franco-American studies at the University Maine, discussed Franco-Americans in Maine, and their concern for preservation of their French culture and language.

Legal Representation / Old Grist Mill (December 13, 2012)

Maine Supreme Court Justice Jon Levy spoke about the shortage of legal representation in many civil cases in Maine, and Tony Grassi about an old grist mill in Freedom he is renovating to generate electricity.

New Legislative Leadership (December 6, 2012)

This week a conversation with the leadership of Maine's new legislature about the upcoming session.

A Conversation with George Mitchell (November 29,2012)

A Conversation with former Senator George Mitchell. He discussed the election and Angus King, his new role as athletic integrity monitor at Penn State, the situation in Gaza, and a new BBC documentary featuring Mitchell and his son Andrew.

School Lunch (November 22, 2012)

Many Maine schools are trying to incorporate more locally grown produce into their offerings. At the same time they face new USDA regulations this year about what they must serve.

Senior Drivers (November 15, 2012)

What are the dangers posed by elderly drivers? Should Maine's laws be changed? how should doctors and family members approach this issue and what resources are available? Lori Parham, of AARP; Dr. Daniel Onion, and reporter Bonnie Washuk will join in the discussion.