Posts Tagged ‘Maine Calling’


Poetry and Education

April 24, 2021

5 of 6 Poetry

On April 19 the focus of the Maine Calling show was Poetry Education: A Statewide Focus on Poetry During the Pandemic. You can listen to the recording at THIS LINK and learn more in this blog post about the show and the resources that public radio has made available.

Perhaps it’s due to Amanda Gorman’s wildly popular Inaugural poem, perhaps it’s because people are seeking meaning and beauty during the pandemic… but, whatever the reason, poetry is having a moment. It’s National Poetry Month. Among the many events and initiatives underway is a new statewide effort to promote poetry education to raise appreciation and understand of poetry among students—and the general public as well. We’ll learn about poetry programs and events, and hear about how poets in Maine have been faring during the pandemic.


Morgan Dunton, English language arts specialist, grades 6-12, Maine Department of Education
Richard Blanco, poet, author, speaker, civil engineer; inaugural poet for Obama’s second inauguration
Emily Paruk, 12th grader, Gorham High School, 2021 winner of state Poetry Out Loud competition
Suzanne Langlois, poet; English teacher, Falmouth High School; leads poetry club
Stuart Kestenbaum, Maine’s poet laureate, author of six poetry collections, host of Maine Public’s Poems From Here
Terry Farish, author of several young adult books, including “The Good Braider,” a novel in verse



Huey on Maine Calling

December 3, 2018

Henry Thoreau

Katahdin from Abol Bridge. This may be the first viewpoint from which Thoreau would have seen Katahdin in its full glory.

Today, Monday December 3, 1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m., film maker Huey is a guest on Maine Calling, Maine Public Radio. They will be discussing his film, Henry David Thoreau: Surveyor of the Soul.

Joining Huey on the show will be Kristen Case, Assistant Professor of English, University of Maine, Farmington and Darren Ranco, Chair of Native American Programs, University of Maine.  Both Kristen and Darren are in the film. 
You can listen to the show live at 1:00 p.m. by tuning into 90.1FM in Portland, 90.9FM in Bangor and online at THIS LINKThe rebroadcast of the show can be heard in the evening on December 3, 8:00 p.m. 


Next Thursday, December 6, 10PM, Maine Public Television will Broadcast Surveyor of the Soul.  This is a television only broadcast and can’t be seen online.

As always DVDs of all of Huey’s films, including Surveyor of the Soul and his documentary on jazz legend Marian McPartland, can be purchased in the Store”.
Huey is a member of the Maine Arts Commission Teaching Artist Roster. He is available for artists residency’s in schools and communities. If you have questions please contact  Huey at
Check out Huey on FACEBOOK or follow Huey on TWITTER and INSTAGRAM

Maine Calling

June 7, 2018

Today at 1:00

Today’s Maine Calling topic on Maine public radio at 1:00 will be Arts Education. You can listen live at THIS LINK. Guests will be Maine’s 2018 Teacher of the Year, Kaitlin Young, MAAE Executive Director Susan Potter, and Maine Arts Commission Director of Arts Education  Argy Nestor. I understand we may have a student join us as well. Jennifer Rooks will be hosting today’s show. Always informative, interesting, and thought provoking, hopefully you can listen in and consider calling in to the show.

May 31, 2018 Executive Director of the Maine Arts Commission, Julie Richard and Argy were on WERU Maine Arts Alive with Michael Donahue. You can access the ARCHIVE if you’d like to listen.


Maine Calling

March 17, 2013

Being an Artist

This week radio another show in ‘What Does It Mean’ series, this time looking at being an artist. What is the role of artists in Maine? Who are they, what do they do and how do they earn a living?

Host Keith Shortall was joined by:

And Suzanne Nance joined the show as well.

Listen to the archive at

On February 26 the Maine Calling show topic was Teacher Evaluation with guests Commissioner of Education Steve Bowen, Lewiston superintendent Bill Webster, and MEA president Lois Kilby-Chesley. Learn more by listening to the podcast of the recorded show at this link:

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