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... Heatwaves are becoming more frequent it seems, and Maine is no exception to the trend.  Combined with drought across the state, the impacts are increasing. Member station WBUR is highlighting new, easier-to-access tips for withstanding extreme and sustained heat.

Sen. Susan Collins joined efforts with Sen. Joe Manchin around changes to the electoral counting process. Manchin has recently been making news over a deal with the Biden administration around the president’s climate agenda.

Plus, a look at navigating public transit as an immigrant to Maine, efforts to slow down ships to protect whales, the passing of a Green Party founder, and a story you might get “bogged” down in.

Stay cool,


Mark Simpson, News Director

Maine Public: 'Bus Ambassadors' help new immigrants navigate southern Maine transit systems

The goal of the program is help new arrivals learn to get around independently.

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Maine Public: Collins-Manchin bill to protect electoral count endorsed at key hearing

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NPR: Why do so many bikes end up underwater? The reasons can be weird and varied

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Maine Public: Co-founder of Maine and national Green Party, has died

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Maine Public: Relief from Maine's drought? Why you shouldn't count on it any time soon

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Maine Public: Maine community colleges are seeing big increases in applications

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NPR: Coral levels in parts of the Great Barrier Reef are at the highest in 36 years

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WBUR: A new toolkit makes health tips for extreme heat waves more accessible to everyone

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Maine Public: Nautical speed limits proposed to help protect right whales from ship strikes

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BBC Future: Scotland's most misunderstood landscape

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We are celebrating 60 years of Maine Public telling Maine’s stories and we’ve put together 60 cool factoids about Maine Public and the content we have shared with our audience over the years. Here is factoid #58: 

In 2015 we were feeling especially ambitious and decided to scour Maine for “the next great NPR voice.” Cue the launch of The Microphone Project. We created sample scripts and set up “recording sessions” at events throughout the year, including the Common Ground Country Fair. We chose a top voice, and that individual did the television voiceover work for the project’s sponsor, Goodwin Volvo. #mainepublic60 

See all the 60 for 60 interesting tidbits HERE. Maine Public’s celebration of our 60th anniversary of telling Maine’s story is made possible by all of you and through the support of Birchbrook and Maine Credit Unions.    


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