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Introducing 2023 statewide read on Maine Public radio with Morgan Talty and Meghan Gillis

The Maine Humanities Council hosts an annual statewide summer reading program whereby the have a Maine author select two recent Maine titles that, hopefully, tens of thousands will read and… Read more »

Woodard discusses Nationhood Lab’s geography of gun violence work with Maine Public and Wisconsin Public Radio

Colin Woodard, director of Salve Regina University’s Nationhood Lab, spoke May 10 with two statewide public radio networks about the Pell Center project’s latest work on the geography of gun… Read more »

2023 Maine Humanities statewide community read picks — from yours truly this year — announced

The Maine Humanities Council organizes an annual statewide community read program — Read ME — with two titles chosen by a Maine author. It was my honor and privilege to… Read more »

Lobster Coast named a “New Maine Classic” by Down East Magazine

In their latest issue, the editors of Down East Magazine compiled a list of “New Maine Classics,” 25 films, plays, books, digital projects, and animated shorts from the past 25… Read more »

Speaking on the battle to define America’s purpose via Maine Public radio

The United States stands on the brink of a collapse into authoritarianism and dissolution. If we’re to fight back, what are we fighting for? What holds us together? That’s a… Read more »

In Maine, Republican election deniers are at the top of the ticket

There are few forces more insidious to the survival of a democratic republic than top level political figures making fact-free claims that elections are illegitimate because they didn’t like what… Read more »

Speaking on the crisis in U.S. democracy, Freeport, Maine, Oct. 20

I’m speaking on the crisis in U.S. democracy, how we got here, why we’re so vulnerable, and what we can do to save the situation in Freeport, Maine on October… Read more »

Speaking on Maine’s historical odyssey; South Portland, Maine, Sept. 28

On September 28 at 6:30pm, I’ll be in South Portland talking about the backstory of Maine on the occasion of its Bicentennial: a harrowing and little understood saga of war… Read more »

Where things stand for Electoral Count Act reform, Maine tribal sovereignty bill

I cover Congress for The Portland Press Herald and have updates on where matters stand with two bills, one with national implications and spearheaded by Maine’s U.S. Senators, the other… Read more »

Could a serial killer have murdered Sarah Cherry?

It was one of the most horrific murders in Maine history and one of the most controversial murder cases. A 12-year old girl abducted and brutally murdered in a rural… Read more »