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Maine students have begun...

...a third pandemic-impacted school year. This week, our education series "Making School Work" takes a look at pooled testing, which many hope will allow in-person learning to move forward more smoothly this fall. We also look at food waste in Maine, and in different- but related- story: why insects might be part of your next meal!

(Side note: I tried some when I lived in Angola. A co-worker would bring them in and you kind of just ate them like chips for a snack - not bad with the right flavors! My wife didn’t believe I liked it...)

We also have a look a super-fund site that is being cleaned up after an interesting history - and what that means to the Passamaquoddy tribe.

The story that’s intrigued me the most over the last several weeks is the U.S./UK/ Australia submarine deal that has angered France. It’s very interesting to see what strategic calculations the U.S. is trying to make as it pivots its focus from Afghanistan to China. And I'm still waiting to see the details on who will build what, and how that nuclear technology passes from the U.S. to Australia. Of course, as you know, U.S. subs are built here in New England by Electric Boat in Rhode Island and Connecticut.


Run Silent, Run Deep,


Mark Simpson, News Director

Maine Public: Passamaquoddy Tribe Re-Acquires Land Whose Former Owner Was Called 'Maine’s Most Wanted Polluter'

The Passamaquoddy tribe will soon regain control of the site of an ancient fishing village located at a remote lake in Meddybemps, which in the tribe's language means "place of many alewives." The site's more recent history was as a dumping grounds for toxic military waste, but tribe members have turned it into a park, and they are working with conservationists to restore historic fish populations on the river below. 

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Maine Public: Despite Early Challenges, Schools Hope Pooled Testing Will Keep Kids In The Classroom 

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BBC News: The Edible Insects Coming To A Supermarket Near You - If You'll Eat Them

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NPR News: Truck Driving Has Long Been A Man's World. Meet The Women Changing That

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PBS NewsHour: The Dream Of Carbon Air Capture Edges Toward Reality In Iceland

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Maine Public: Why Food Waste May Be One Of The Most Pressing Climate Issues Facing Maine

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BBC News: The Aukus Pact Delivers France Some Hard, Painful Truths In Its Global Ambitions

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NPR News: Media's Fascination With The Petito Mystery Looks Like Racism To Some Native Americans

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VPR: 'You Were Dead': A Vermont Composer Searches For The Person Who Saved Her Life

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PBS NewsHour: An Inside Look At Ken Burns’ Latest Four-Part Documentary ‘Muhammad Ali’

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Consider this your All Books Considered Book Club meeting reminder! Next Thursday, Sept. 30, author Susan Conley and Maine Public’s Jennifer Rooks will meet virtually to discuss Susan’s book "Landslide."  

As usual, the meeting will start promptly at 7:00 p.m. and there are two ways for you to attend the meeting. Either join via Facebook at or through YouTube

Do you have a question or two for the author? You can either post them in the chat/comments sections during the event OR send them to us in advance to [email protected] A big shout out to Birchbrook and Bull Moose for their support of Maine Public and our book club events!  

Haven’t started "Landslide" yet? You have the whole weekend! Get going! 



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