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I'm excited to tell you ...

about our latest content drop that’s happening on Monday, April 11. We’ll be heading to Somerset County as part of Climate Driven to explore maple syrup tapping, sneakers and climate, new types of insulation and wind power, among other topics. It’s all part of our yearlong push to explore what’s happening on the ground across the entire state of Maine. I know there will be stories you’ll enjoy.

In our rundown for stories this week, we look how a Black Student Union is helping high schoolers find their voice, what’s happening with Maine Medical Center and Anthem, the effect of poverty on children’s brains and the mystery of Charles Darwin’s missing notebook, now returned.

It’s a pretty good batch. I’m hoping for a pancake push on our social channels next week as well … we’ll see if I can get the griddle fired up!

Sourdough, cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla, blueberry pancake with lemon zest, anyone? I’ve been going for the thick pancake recently, after years of adherence to the thin pancake camp.

What’s your favorite pancake? Let us know at [email protected].

Until next time,

Mark Simpson, News Director

Maine Public: At Black Student Unions, high schoolers find camaraderie and a shared voice

At schools in Lewiston and Portland, Black students said it's important to have a group that allows them to be themselves, and to advocate for changes they want to see in the curriculum.

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Here's why most of us love the smell of vanilla and peaches and not sweaty feet

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NPR's Life Kit: How to have real fun — even when life's got you down

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PRI's The World: Refugees find a welcome in Catalan Guissona’s ‘Little Ukraine’

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BBC News: Black Coffee, the South African DJ who made history at the Grammys

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Maine Public: Maine Medical Center will drop Anthem as in-network insurer

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PBS NewsHour:
Charles Darwin’s notebooks, missing for 20 years, returned to library

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WBUR: Poverty affects children's brains, but study finds public policy can reduce impact

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BBC News: Ukraine's dream of a victory in the Eurovision Song Contest

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Maine Public: As state police reduce patrols, Penobscot County scrambles to fill in the gaps

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Catch the next episode of High School Quiz Show Maine 2022

Maine Public’s erstwhile battle of the brains airs all this Spring on Maine Public Television (Thursday evenings at 8:00 p.m. with rebroadcasts on Friday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 5:00 p.m.). This week it is Brunswick High School and Morse High School battling it out to move on to the next round!  

A big thank you from everyone at Maine Public to UnitilSafety Insurance, and the Maine Education Association. They see the value in celebrating academic achievement and education in Maine and without their generous support, this series would not be possible.




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