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||CleanDanica Roem won by talking about highways, and other observations from the 2017 elections||This week on the Beacon podcast, Ben Chin and Mike Tipping talk about what lessons can be learned from the 2017 elections, both in Maine and across the country. They||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe inside story of Maine’s Medicaid expansion referendum||Jennie Pirkl, campaign manager for Mainers for Health Care, joins the podcast this week to discuss their historic win and the effects that are already being felt across the country.||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe politics of power||Why did a 65 mile per hour windstorm, with no snow or ice, knock out so much of Maine’s electricity? Rep. Seth Berry, House Chair of the Energy, Utilities and||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWill we let direct democracy die in Augusta?||This week on the Beacon podcast, Ben, Mike and Taryn discuss the repeal of ranked-choice voting and why Mainers shouldn’t give up on making their votes and voices count. They||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe race for Maine governor just got more interesting||This week on the Beacon Podcast, Ben Chin and Mike Tipping discuss the state of the race to replace Governor Paul LePage following the announcement by Senator Susan Collins that||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHunger and isolation are rising in the wake of Gov. LePage’s food stamp cuts||Dr. Sandra Butler discusses her new study on hunger in Maine and the threat of new federal and state cuts to food assistance. Taryn, Ben and Mike also interview Diane||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDon’t despair, that new study actually shows political activism can make a difference||This week on the Beacon Podcast, Taryn interviews political scientist Josh Kalla and gets to the truth behind the headlines on his research on the efficacy of political campaigns. Ben,||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNo more Maine seniors should be forced from their homes||This week on the Beacon Podcast, Ben, Taryn and Mike can finally talk publicly about the new referendum campaign for universal in-home care for seniors and Mainers with disabilities, paid||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIt is insane that Sen. Collins hasn’t taken a stand against this health care repeal||This week on the Beacon Podcast Ben and Mike Discuss the Graham-Cassidy health care repeal bill, the stance of Maine’s senior senator and the repercussions for Maine. Also: They examine||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQuestion 2 means health care for some flinty folks in rural Maine||Jennie Pirkl, campaign manager for Mainers for Health Care, joins the Beacon Podcast this week to talk about Question 2 on the ballot this November and share stories of some||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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.
If you want to know what's happening in Maine politics, this is the podcast to listen to.
One of the best state-level political podcasts in the country
The Maine Beacon podcast is not only the best state-level news and politics podcast in Maine, it’s one of the best state-level political podcasts in America. Mike Tipping is a gem. Ben Chin knows policy and politics as well as anyone. This is a must-listen and subscribe every week. The only criticism I have is that sometimes the podcast comes later in the day on Friday in which case I waste time in the afternoon clicking refresh over and over until it comes in.
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