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Note to self ... 

… must stop writing The Ten when hungry.

But that’s hard to do when there are such great stories on tap. A story about phyllo dough and delicious Mediterranean food really grabbed me. 

We also have a profile of a mixed race-Portuguese composer from the 1500s, a thrift shop opening in Portland geared towards trans people, federal legislation advances to grant Wabanaki tribes more rights, and why a bank could have some of the most important architecture in the country.

In the pipeline we’re working on our next drop of “Climate Driven” in Penobscot county. Keep an eye for that just after July 4th.


Stay cool by the pool,


Mark Simpson, News Director

Maine Public: Transgender nonprofit opens a thrift shop in Portland to create a safe, ungendered shopping space

A new thrift shop in Portland hopes to be a safe and affordable place for all people to shop without facing judgement. And with scores of anti-trans bills introduced across the country recently, advocates say spaces like these are more important than ever.

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Maine Public: Vet clinic receives backlash after story of dog surrendered over $10K bill goes viral

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NPR: 'Revenge travel' is surging. Here's what you need to know

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Maine Public: Bill to give Wabanaki tribes parity under federal law advances

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PBS NewsHour: Why a Minnesota bank building ranks among the nation’s most significant architecture

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BBC: A 16th-Century black composer erased from history

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BBC: A father's phyllo recipe that crossed three different continents

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Maine Public: Maine curbs illegal cannabis market at faster rate than other states with adult-use laws

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BBC: Why there's a rise of digital nomad families

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NPR: States have been slow to make Juneteenth a paid holiday

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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 #50:

Poems from Here launched on Maine Public Classical and Maine Public Radio in the fall of 2016. The weekly audio series featured poems about Maine and New England by poets from Maine and elsewhere. The inaugural host of the series was Stuart Kestenbaum, the Maine Poet Laureate at the time. Click HERE to access this series. #mainepublic60

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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