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StoryCorps Podcast 417: Remembering Wil Smith

Friday, March 13, 2015

Today, StoryCorps remembers Wil Smith, who recorded a conversation with his daughter, Olivia, about being a single dad in college. At the time of this interview in 2012, Wil had just been diagnosed with colon cancer. He died on February 22, 2015 at 46 years old.

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The Takeaway

An Unlikely Slice of Americana Joins Chinese Lunar New Year Feasts

Thursday, February 19, 2015

As millions around the globe celebrate Asian Lunar New Year, this year, China is adding an unlikely slice of Americana to the traditional New Year's Eve dinner.

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WNYC News

Nurse Who Tested Negative for Ebola Will Not Comply with Quarantine

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Kaci Hickox was transported to Maine after spending three days in a quarantine tent in Newark. She says her isolation is unjust and will sue if restrictions are not lifted.

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PRI's The World

A tidier, more polite lobster roll ... courtesy of Canada

Friday, August 29, 2014

The lobster roll is a summertime favorite in New England. Fresh lobster, a little mayo, some dill and a splash of lemon juice. All mixed together, and then slapped on a hot dog bun. But up north in New Brunswick, you can find some delicious Canadian variations on the lobster roll. Leave it to Chicago-based food writer Steve Dolinsky to try them all.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: For Lobster Eaters Only

Friday, March 14, 2014

Cooking live lobster can be squirm-inducing culinary task. But if you're determined to do so, Red Hook Lobster Pound's Susan Povich has some advice. 

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On Being

Kate Braestrup — A Presence in the Wild [remix]

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Kate Braestrup is a chaplain to game wardens, often on search and rescue missions, in the wilds of Maine. She works, as she puts it, at hinges of human experience when lives alter unexpectedly — where loss, disaster, decency, and beauty intertwine.

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On Being

[Unedited] Kate Braestrup with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Kate Braestrup is a chaplain to game wardens, often on search and rescue missions, in the wilds of Maine. She works, as she puts it, at hinges of human experience when lives alter unexpectedly — where loss, disaster, decency, and beauty intertwine.

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The Takeaway

The Race For Maine

Monday, September 03, 2012

In February, Maine Senator Olympia Snowe announced that she would not pursue a fourth term in November. She cited the Senate's "atmosphere of polarization" as one of the reasons she decided not to run. Now there’s a closely contested race to fill the seat.

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The Takeaway

Senator Olympia Snowe Will Not Seek Reelection

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

In a surprising move, Maine Senator Olympia Snowe announced on Tuesday that she will not pursue a fourth term in November. One of the three Republicans to support president Obama's 2009 stimulus package, Snowe cited the senate's "atmosphere of polarization" as one of the reasons she decided not to run. Her departure is yet another sign that moderates are less influential in D.C.

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The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda: GOP Race, Obama's Budget, Greek Riots

Monday, February 13, 2012

Over the weekend, Romney won both the CPAC straw poll and Maine caucuses; he'll head to Arizona on Monday while Santorum heads to Washington. After rioting and looting in Athens, Greece's parliament approved an austerity and debt-relief bill early Monday. Back in the States, President Obama unveils a budget blueprint Monday. Later this week, Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping visits the White House. Fourth quarter earnings reports from more than 50 S&P 500 companies are expected this week. 

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It's A Free Country ®

Anna and the Independent Voter: Maine's Rebellious Streak

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

As the autumn chill begins its descent southward, it's not just the crisp air that's making the rest of the country feel a little like Maine. Here, anti-establishment rebelliousness and economic populism is nothing new. This is the state where Ross Perot came in second in 1992. This year, a deep sense of alienation from Washington political representatives is polishing the independent streak, with some unexpected results.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Blake Eskin visits Katharine and E. B. White's salt-water farm in Brooklin, Maine

Monday, August 15, 2011

Blake Eskin visits Katharine and E. B. White's salt-water farm in Brooklin, Maine.

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It's A Free Country ®

What Other States Tell Us About the Fight After Legalized Gay Marriage

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New York is on the verge of becoming the sixth state to legalize gay marriage — and the third to do so through legislation rather than litigation. But that's just one battle for pro-gay activists. In every other state to pass same-sex marriage, legalization has put opponents back on offense in courts and statehouses, with mixed results.

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The Takeaway

Maine's Gay Marriage Repeal Viewed Nationally

Thursday, November 05, 2009

On Tuesday, Maine voters headed to the polls and reversed the state legislature's decision to permit gay marriage. Maine is the third state in the country where voters repealed a legislature-granted law allowing same-sex marriage, and the 31st state to ban gay marriage outright. We ask Columbia University law professor Suzanne Goldberg, director of the Gender and Sexuality Law Program, if this repeal is part of a larger national trend. We also speak with Jill Barkley, a resident of Portland, Me., who was planning to marry her partner next summer; and to Andrew McLean, a gay man in Portland, Me., who volunteered with Equality Maine.

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The Takeaway

To Revoke or Not? Maine Voters to Decide Gay Marriage Law

Monday, November 02, 2009

"Question 1" on Tuesday's ballots in Maine, much like last year's "Proposition 8" in California, would explicitly revoke recently granted marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples in Maine if it passes. The initiative asks:

"Do you want to reject the new law that lets same-sex couples marry and allows individuals and religious groups to refuse to perform these marriages?"

Abby Goodnough, from The New York Times, gives us an overview of the initiative and its national significance. We're also joined by Shenna Bellows, from Maine's ACLU; and Brian Souchet, from the anti-gay-marriage group Stand for Marriage Maine.

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The Takeaway

The Maine Event: Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

Monday, May 11, 2009

Last week Maine became the fifth state in the country to legalize same-sex marriage. Maine's Democratic-controlled Senate voted 21-13 in support of the bill, which redefines marriage as the legal union of two people rather than between a man and a woman. Maine's Democratic-controlled House of Representatives voted 89-57. The House spent nearly three hours in what has been described as an emotionally-charged debate. One of the seven Republicans Representatives to vote in favor of the bill is Representative Pat Flood. He talk sabout how he wrestled with the issue and reached his decision.

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