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This week for The Ten ... 

... we continue to monitor the latest Ukraine developments. You can find them at and

Our local newsroom is examining how changing COVID guidance is affecting Maine schools, a move by Gov. Janet Mills to limit Russian-made vodka sales, and a lawsuit over the way Maine represents low-income defendants.

Across the public media system, some of our other interesting picks touch on Ford’s pivot towards electric vehicles, romance in young adult fiction, and a father-daughter duo hiking in New Hampshire.

Also, this program note: I saw that we’ve passed the end of metrological winter and crossed into spring. So, a question, does it feel warmer yet where you are?


Hope so!


Mark Simpson, News Director

Maine Public: A new Lewiston exhibit remembers the manufacturers that once anchored many Maine towns

Mills turning out textiles, shoes and bricks were once the industrial heart of many Maine cities and towns — a history that's now being remembered in a new museum exhibit in Lewiston. 

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NPR News: Ford announces a historic restructuring as it pivots to an electric future

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Maine Public: Mills administration lifts mask recommendation in schools 

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PBS CANVAS: 'New generation’ of racially diverse creators to write and illustrate Dr. Seuss-inspired books with new fantastic creatures

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Maine Public: In symbolic move, Mills pushes to end sales of Russian-made vodka in Maine

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BBC Worklife: How climate change is re-shaping the way Gen Z works

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NHPR: Radio Field Trips: Hiking to the coolest rocks in New Hampshire with the father-daughter duo behind a new hiking guide

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Here & Now: Love on every page: Why is there so much romance in young adult fiction?

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NPR News: How everyday Russians are feeling the impact from sanctions

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Maine Public: New lawsuit alleges the state provides inadequate representation for low-income Maine defendants

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Maine Public’s coverage of the Maine High School Basketball Championship games is this weekend! All games will be available on Friday and Saturday LIVE either on Maine Public Television or on Maine Public’s THE WORLD Channel. You can also stream every game from our website —

Miss a game or want to watch again? All Championship Weekend basketball games will be rebroadcast on Maine Public Television starting at 6:00 am on Sunday. Go HERE to for the complete game schedule and to find the specific television channel carrying each game. 


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