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Hey Everyone...


...We received some lovely notes about last week’s War and Peace/Ice Worms/Tour De France edition, so thank you!

This round we have a batch of great local stories on water issues facing the Passamaquoddy tribe, and two angles on housing in Maine.  All great listening and good reads.

Other grabs: I’m glad surfing is debuting at the Olympics in Japan - let’s hope there’s waves and good weather. This storm may help the waves!

There’s also an interesting look at what happens when a community says no to crime in Vermont, and BBC weighs in on the value of the office.

I love being at home, but do feel I’m more productive in the office. Plus, I get to see my wonderful Maine Public colleagues! What do you think?


Catch you on the next wave,



Mark Simpson, News Director

Maine Public: Passamaquoddy Tribe Hopes New Solutions — And Sovereignty — Can Help Address Longstanding Water Problems

For decades, some members of the Passamaquoddy Tribe have shared a message with family members and visitors coming to the reservation at Pleasant Point: Don't drink the water. They've long complained about its color, smell, and tests reporting excess levels of contaminants.

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NPR: Men's Spending Habits Result In More Carbon Emissions Than Women's, A Study Finds

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VPR: When A Mechanic Was Robbed, He Went After A Man With A Gun. Now His Town Is Rallying Behind Himheast Trees

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BBC News: What Is The Purpose Of The Office – And Do We Still Need It?

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Maine Public: Maine’s Housing Crunch Squeezes Refugee And Asylum-Seeking Communities

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Maine Public: 'Nowhere To Go': Housing Is Increasingly Unaffordable In Maine's Southernmost County

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The World: Hawaiians Highlight Surfing's Cultural Roots With Its Olympic Debut

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WBUR: Artifacts, Dirt Floors From The Mohicans' Past Found At Archaeological Dig In Berkshires

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PBS NewsHour: For Young Girls With Mothers In Prison, A Texas Summer Camp Offers Much-Needed Support And Connection

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WBUR: Female Soldiers Get New Body Armor Designed Just For Them

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