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||CleanCourt fights on election and Medicaid are last gasps of losing Republicans||This week on the podcast it’s a long list of Republicans behaving badly, from Rep. Bruce Poliquin attempting to undermine Maine’s democracy to Sen. Susan Collins falling in line on||11/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast: Esther Anne on Dawnland and the work of healing and change||This week on the Beacon podcast, Taryn Hallweaver interviews Ether Anne, a founder of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission, on the new film Dawnland and Maine’s||11/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHere’s to the hundreds of activists who spent two years holding Bruce Poliquin to account||This week on the Beacon Podcast, Ben and Mike discuss Representative-elect Jared Golden’s victory in CD2, Rep. Bruce Poliquin’s sore-loser lawsuit, and the historical precedent for Maine’s system of voting||11/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeet the candidates for Maine AG, the most important race you haven’t heard of||Update: This episode was updated to include an interview with District Attorney Maeghan Maloney. In this special episode of the Beacon podcast, Taryn Hallweaver interviews all four Democratic candidates running||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWith Maine’s new Democratic government, progress just became possible||With Democrats having won the governorship and Maine House and Senate by wide margins in Tuesday’s elections, the new governing majority has a chance not just to undo many of||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVeterans, nurses make closing argument for Question 1||This week on the Beacon podcast, Taryn, Ben and Mike go up and down the ballot, discussing Question 1 (and some last-minute pleas from Maine nurses and veterans), the governor’s||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPoliquin’s big lie on climate change||Rep. Poliquin is running an ad that the Bangor Daily News calls “a whopper” and WMTW labelled “just plain false.” Taryn, Ben and Mike get into details on the podcast||10/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKing: We must ‘fight like hell’ to stop cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security||U.S. Senator Angus King joins the podcast this week to discuss the Kavanaugh confirmation, the IPCC climate change report, the Mueller investigation and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s remarks on||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy do Shawn Moody’s ads look like they were shot in 1996?||Ben and Taryn explain the strategy behind the lo-fi look and analyze all the TV ads in the gubernatorial race. They also pick a winner for best ad, and their||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanViral video demands Collins come home and face sexual assault survivors||This week on the Beacon podcast, Taryn, Ben and Mike discuss a video that went viral Thursday demanding that Senator Susan Collins come home to Maine and look sexual assault||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
If you want to know what's happening in Maine politics, this is the podcast to listen to.
Great start! Maine definitely needs more podcasts like this one. Thanks for stepping up. Your first episode was great and I'm looking forward to more thoughtful discussion.
The focus here is on informing Mainers on state issues, candidates, and upcoming votes. We are lucky to hear from these energetic and caring young activists working for Maine People’s Alliance. They are my rays of hope.