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Journalist Crash Barry has conversations with Mainers about COVID-19's impact on life Down East.

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A 785 foot cruise ship named the Riviera tied up to the Breakwater in Eastport on Sunday, with a skeleton crew of 135 workers. The vessel is slated to remain in Eastport indefinitely, or until the cruise ship industry re-opens after shutting... more

Tonight, our guest is Lokotah Sanborn, a member of the Penobscot Nation and an anti-racist and anti-fascist activist from Indian Island, Maine. We'll be discussing the anti-Trump protests in Bangor on Friday, plus we'll hear his perspective on... more

Tonight, a conversation with activist and author Reza Jalali about this week's street demonstrations in Portland and how COVID-19 is impacting Maine's refugee and immigrant communities.

Some thoughts on the protests of the murder of George Floyd and then a conversation with Captain Noah Barnes about the impact of COVID-19 on Maine's windjammer fleet.

Two guests with dramatically different points of view on the COVID-19 pandemic AND the state of Maine's State of Emergency rules. First, Phoebe Kolbert, a college student and writer, then Pete Guidi, an innkeeper with a large investment... more

On today's show, we'll be talking about pandemic restauranteering with Erin Bruns of Bruce's Burritos in Yarmouth. We'll hear what it was like to pivot to curbside only food service, functioning under the state's new rules and her thoughts... more

This episode is gonna be a little different. In Episode 13, we speak to a mask-hating, QAnon-loving Maine Republican Party candidate for an Aroostook County House seat. We'll hear about his anti-mask protests, the Illuminati, his... more

We speak to "Lois" -- a fifth and sixth grade teacher in a rural, mid-coast Maine town -- about education during the time of COVID-19

We speak to a mid-coast Maine mail carrier we're calling Cliff Clavin to hear what it is like delivering mail during the coronavirus pandemic. And to learn what's worse — dog bites or COVID-19.

HospitalityMaine wants the governor to lift the 14 day quarantine for out-of-state tourists. Also a brief flashback to 1902 when typhoid came to Maine.

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