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Maine Policy Matters is the official podcast of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, where we discuss the policy matters that are most important to Maine’s people and why Maine policy matters at the local, state, and national levels. 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.

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Season 1

Meet the Team

Jonathan Rubin, Podcast Publisher

Barbara HarrityMaine Policy Review Editor

Joyce Rumery, Maine Policy Review Coeditor

Kathryn Swacha, Professional Writing Consultant

Jayson Heim, Podcast Producer, Writer

Eric Miller, Podcast Host

Nicole LeBlanc, Podcast Intern

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