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Happy Friday Everybody!

This week the chill, low clouds, and changing leaves firmly mark that fall has arrived. Time to pick those apples!

We saw that puffin chick numbers dropped this week on Maine’s Coastal islands, but what does this mean for the species? (Hint: there could be a climate tie-in to the drop).

Congressional districts in Maine are also shifting and singing is coming back into schools. And we learned how childcare centers are even more strained as the pandemic marches on. Maine Public highlighted the fragility of the state’s childcare situation a few years back with our series, "Deep Dive: Childcare." Catch up on it here.

The final note this week adds a bit of intrigue with a look at one woman’s role in the French Resistance during World War II.

Stay tuned for more good stories ahead.

 

Mark

Mark Simpson, News Director
 

Maine Public: Listen To These Kids Sing In School Again After A Year Hiatus Due To The Pandemic

Pandemic interruptions have impacted schools in nearly every way – and music classes are no exception. But after a year hiatus, Maine students are now singing in school again. And educators say it may be critical to healing. 

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Maine Public: Puffin Chicks Surviving On Maine's Coastal Islands Dropped Significantly This Year

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PRI: Norway Has One Of The World's Most Ambitious Climate Change Targets. But It's Also A Major Oil Producer And Exporter

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VPR: Vermont Organic Dairy Farms Are Fighting To Survive As The Industry Consolidates

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PBS: Black Experience, Culture Finds Its Way To The Met Stage As Opera Vows More Diversity

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Maine Public: Maine's Child Care Facilities Are Still Struggling To Find Workers. They Hope New Federal Funding Will Help

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BBC News: In Love With The Resistance: What I Learned About My Mother-In-Law's War

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NPR News: Is It Art Or A Heist? A Danish Artist Took $84,000 And Sent A Museum 2 Blank Canvases

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PRI: Landsat 9 Will Capture Satellite Images Of Earth To Document Climate Change, NASA Scientist Says

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Maine Public: New Leglislative Maps In Maine Move Augusta From 1st To 2nd District

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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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