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This week on The Ten ...

… we look at the conflict in Ukraine through the efforts of a special Zelensky Lego figure and why it wasn’t expected to sell out.

On the Maine front, we have a story exploring possible clusters of ALS in the state, an external review of sexual assaults in the Maine National Guard, and a video that explores just how out-of-state waste gets to Maine, part of a recent Maine Public investigation.

From around the public media system we also look at underwater burial sites, black farmers and the hemp industry, and anxiety around returning to the office.


That’s it from The Ten, see you next week!


Mark Simpson, News Director

Maine Public: ALS is a little-understood disease. Advocates and researchers say a state registry could help

It's estimated that there are 60 to 70 Mainers living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. But the true number is unknown. In fact, there's a lot about ALS that's unknown. The Maine legislature is considering a measure that supporters say aims to unlock some of the mystery by creating a state ALS registry.

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Maine Public: Sexual assault survivors push for an external review of the Maine National Guard

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BBC: This is the world's first underwater burial site

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STLPR: The 'Shawnee Showdown’ details how activists stopped the clearcutting of an Illinois forest

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Maine Public: 2021 was the hottest year on record in the fast-warming Gulf of Maine, new data show

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KCUR: Black farmers see new opportunities in the hemp industry

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PBS: LGBTQ+ parents fear their children will have to hide their families at school under Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill

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Maine Public: WATCH: How out-of-state waste makes it to the Maine-owned landfill

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BBC: Workers with social anxiety fear the return-to-office

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NPR: This toy maker wanted to help Ukrainian refugees. He raised $145,000  by creating a Zelenskyy figurine

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Did you have a chance to attend our All Books Considered Book Club meeting with author Jessica Anthony discussing her novel Enter the Aardvark last month? If not, you can view it HERE.

Next up is Sigh, Gone, Phuc Tran’s memoir about growing up as the son of Vietnamese refugees. That book club event will be hosted by Cindy Han and will take place in late May.

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