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5 Qualities…

... are what bread expert Steven Kaplan highlights when he talks about baguettes: Crust, Crumb, Mache, Aroma, and Taste. While Kaplan enthusiastically described these attributes to Conan O’Brien a few years ago, this week, the United Nations added the baguette to its cultural heritage list. It was a story that didn’t our full Ten list, but surely deserved an honorable mention.

Importantly, on our list this week are stories looking at the rise of women leaders in Maine’s Afghan community, increasing EV infrastructure in southern Maine, and local tribes working to plan for climate change.

Parallel to the World Cup, BBC looks at a camel beauty contest also in Qatar...you can learn about the top surgical procedures vets have to guard against. 

Are you watching the U.S. vs. Netherlands game on Saturday at the World Cup? Let us know your prediction on the winner.

'Til next time,
Mark

Mark Simpson, News Director
 

Maine Public: Afghan Community of Maine elects growing number of women to leadership roles

Some of the new leaders said it's a stark contrast with the increasingly dire situation for women under Taliban rule in Afghanistan.

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Maine Public: The Passamaquoddy Tribe gets $5 million in federal funds for climate change planning

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PBS Canvas:  Afghan poets find inspiration in exile, using art to channel their pain

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Maine Public: Mainers turned out in droves for this year's election

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Maine Public: Loggers say debts from bankrupt biomass company are worth hundreds of thousands of dollars

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BBC News: Camels battle it out in a competitive Qatar beauty contest

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NPR: The mystery of rising prices. Are greedy corporations to blame for inflation?

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Maine Public: EV charging infrastructure will soon be required in some of South Portland's new parking areas

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Maine Public: Acadia may charge higher entrance fees next year

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VPR: Northeast organic dairy farmers are in crisis. Buying local could help

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Cold Friday December night in? Warm up to the tunes being spun by Sufiyah Asia Yasmine, host of The Jazz Flower on Maine Public Classical. With roots reaching into the past, and flowering up to present day, selections range from: Hard Bop, to Latin Jazz, Ethiopian Jazz, Cape Jazz, Afro-Beat, Contemporary Jazz, Soul Jazz, Women In Jazz, Brazilian Jazz, Tributes, Big Band and Swing, and more. Find it on your radio dial or stream it directly from mainepublic.org. The Jazz Flower starts at 6:00 and is followed up by Jazz Tonight with Rich Tozier at 8:00.  

 

 

 

 

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