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Maine Policy Matters

Maine Policy Matters is the official podcast of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center. Using articles and commentaries from Maine Policy Review as a starting point, the podcast explores the policy issues in Maine. Our title reinforces the mission, vision, and values of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center to inform public policy processes and promote civil discourse to solve the critical issues facing Maine and the nation.

The two episodes of Season 1 include a discussion on universal basic income and an interview with Linda Silka, executive editor of Maine Policy Review.

Season 2, which launched on September 6, 2022, will have 8 biweekly episodes.

  1. Early Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic (Sept. 6)
  2. Interview with State Economist Amanda Rector (Sept. 20)
  3. Indigenous Voices (Oct. 4)
  4. The Urgency of Democracy (Oct. 18)
  5. Interview with UMaine history professor Liam Riordan (Nov. 1)
  6. Maine Food System and the Pandemic: Interview with JG Malacarne and Jason Lilley (Nov. 15)
  7. Sustainable Small Businesses and Employee Ownership (Nov. 29)
  8. Great London Plague of 1665 and the US COVID-19 Experience Compared (Dec. 13)

Stay tuned!

Season 2

Season 1


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