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The situation in Ukraine isn’t going away any time soon.

Continue to check for the latest developments and headlines.

This week, we have an update on a story that aired last week about two Ukranian brothers that a Maine couple has been trying to adopt. Check that story out here

We also look at some of the cultural elements surrounding the war, what the “Z” symbol means in the conflict, and how to talk to your children about what’s going on in Ukraine.

A highlight of my week was reading about the discovery of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance in Weddell Sea. It’s incredibly preserved and exciting to learn that this piece of history has survived more than 100 years under the icy Antarctic waters. There’s a great documentary, narrated by Liam Neeson (fellow Irishman to Shackleton) called, “The Endurance,” and then there was the Kenneth Branagh miniseries back on A&E in 2002! As evidenced by this photo hanging in my office, I'm a big fan. 

Finally, we wrap out with vacuum-sealed moon samples being opened and what’s happening to the B&M Baked Beans plant in Portland.


Read on!


Mark Simpson, News Director

Maine Public: The former B&M factory is poised to become an innovation hub. But can the neighborhood handle it?

A nonprofit is hoping to transform the once-vibrant industrial site into a new 21st century campus and technological hub that developers envision as the future of innovation and economic growth in the city.

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BBC: Shackleton's lost ship 'Endurance' is found at the bottom of an Antarctic sea 107 years after it sank

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PBS: How to talk to your kids about what’s going on in Ukraine

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Maine Public: Portland Charter Commission endorses local voting rights for noncitizen residents

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Maine Public: The Ukrainian brothers a Maine couple is trying to adopt have now made it to Poland

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BBC: Why has 'Z' become a pro-war symbol in Russia?

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NPR: NASA is just now opening a vacuum-sealed sample it took from the moon 50 years ago

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NHPR: What it’s like to be the face of local elections, which are under more scrutiny than ever

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Maine Public: What you need to know about Maine’s gas tax 

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BBC Future: These are the foods that could prevent future climate disasters. Here's how

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Maine Public is the Atmospheric Sponsor of the 8th annual Maine Science Festival (MSF) taking place this month! It is an exceptional experience with over 70 events and activities for all ages in Bangor. With workshops, forums, talks, hands-on activities and more, all MSF sessions except the Headliner Event are available free of charge.

The Headliner Event is an exploration of hope in the face of the climate crisis, culminating in the world premiere of The Warming Sea performed by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. It all takes place in Bangor from March 16th to the 20th.

Go HERE to learn more! 


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