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Storms and Afghanistan ...

... continue to be in top headlines this week, but that’s not where we’re headed with The 10.

Our stories touch on efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates in rural Maine, and a different approach to affordable housing in York County.

We also have a downbeat in a long-running lawsuit with the state Department of Corrections.

Superheroes get a nod, with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. I’m a fan of Simu Liu after his turn in the highly amusing Kim’s Convenience sitcom.

The Beeb always gets me, and this week particularly so around reporter Sarah Rainsford’s expulsion from Russia related to continuing crackdowns on journalists, and finally on the changing hearts and minds front, how an Englishman credits his daughter with changing his attitudes on race.

Hope you get to relax over the holiday weekend,

Mark Simpson, News Director

Maine Public: As Cases Surge, Health Officials Say Convincing Unvaccinated To Get The Shot Is Harder Than Ever

In Maine, vaccination rates vary widely from county to county. Cumberland has the highest at 74%. The lowest rate is in Somerset County, where a little more than 50% have received a final dose. Efforts to boost those numbers are becoming increasingly difficult.

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Maine Calling: How And Where To Forage For Wild Foods And
How To Do It Safely

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BBC: Sarah Rainsford's Last Despatch Before Russian Expulsion

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NPR's Life Kit: These Back To School Tips Can Help Parents Support Their Kids This School Year

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PBS NewsHour: This Pacemaker Could Make Heart Surgery Less Invasive

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Fresh Air: Marvel's 1st Asian Superhero Gets The Full Blockbuster Treatment

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Maine Public: Maine Prisoner Held Nearly 2 Years In Solitary Settles Lawsuit With Corrections

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BBC: Football Fan Credits Daughter With Changing His Racist Beliefs

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Maine Public: Land Trusts Are Providing Affordable Housing To Working Mainers

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APM Marketplace:
Improving The Restaurant Industry Could Mean Higher Prices For Diners

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Our next All Books Considered Book Club must read:  "Landslide" by author Susan Conley.    

Pick up a copy of our August and September book selection at a Sherman’s Coast Book Shops location, BookStacks in Bucksport, Print in Portland, Left Bank Books in Belfast, DDG Booksellers in Farmington, and any Bull Moose location. Not a book club member? It’s fun and totally free!

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