Jay Field

Jay Field appears in the following:

Abuse Of Synthetic Drugs Declines Across U.S.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Use of synthetic drugs, like bath salts, by young people continues to decline across the nation, according to a study by the University of Michigan.


National Park Would Memoralize Manhattan Project

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

From 1942 to 1945, the U.S. government's Manhattan Project produced the world's first atomic bombs. A new national park, preserving the project's buildings and artifacts, is now in the works. Melissa Block speaks with Cynthia Kelly of the Atomic Heritage Foundation who has pushed for the preservation plan for 15 years.


Canadians Fret Merger With Burger King Will Change Tim Hortons

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Burger King announced it is buying the Canadian doughnut-and-coffee chain for about $11 billion. Some Canadians aren't thrilled that their Timmy's is being taken over by the American burger company.


Craft Beer Reaches New Depths As Mainers Brew A Batch From Seaweed

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A craft brewer in Maine is partnering with a most unusual item — seaweed. If the beer takes off, the state's emerging seaweed aquaculture industry may benefit.


Despite Objections, Maine Governor Acts On Food Stamp Fraud

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Facing a tight re-election battle, Gov. Paul LePage is moving ahead with a plan to require photos on EBT cards, even though the state's Legislature blocked his sweeping proposals earlier this year.


In Canada, Maine Lobstermen Get Both A Rival And A Tutor

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Lobsters are Maine's signature industry, but it's Canada who seems to be doing the better job of marketing its crustaceans. And as Maine lobstermen face record-low prices, the state is hoping to take a few lessons from the success of its northern neighbor.


Maine College Students Take On A Bear Of A Study

Friday, June 14, 2013

The state is trying to keep tabs on its bear population. Undergraduates at Unity College are in the woods tranquilizing bears and collaring them so the state can better understand the animals.


Budget Cuts At National Parks May Affect Nearby Communities

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Last summer, America's national parks received an estimated 282 million visits. This year, sequestration may cut that number. The Interior Department says its operations will be disrupted by hiring freezes, overtime cuts, contracts, training programs and more.


Natural Gas Gives Maine Paper Plant A Competitive Edge

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Energy companies are using a drilling technique known as fracking to extract natural gas underground. Many people raise questions about the environmental impact, but there is no doubt fracking has produced lots of natural gas and driven down the price. That has led energy-hungry manufacturers to build plants in fracking hot spots like Texas and Pennsylvania. But even in old factories — far from the drilling or even the pipelines — cheap natural gas is providing a competitive edge.


U.S. Budget Cuts Hit Maine's Acadia National Park

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Acadia National Park draws thousands of visitors every year and contributed $186 million to the state's economy in 2011 alone. But under sequestration cuts, the park is closing roads for an additional month and cutting back staff and programming, leaving area business owners nervous about the 2013 summer season.