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You, too, want to be stronger? Join me in my discomfort zone

How working with a personal trainer is taking me inside my discomfort zone. It’s also making me stronger. Follow my workouts.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
7:56 pm Tuesday, January 17, 2017


A high school band has driven two Portland politicians to socialism

A high school band’s performance at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration has struck the wrong chord with some on Maine’s far left.

Dan MacLeod

BDN Portland
6:45 pm Tuesday, January 17, 2017


A high school band has driven two Portland politicians to socialism

A high school band’s performance at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration has struck the wrong chord with some on Maine’s far left.

Dan MacLeod

BDN Portland
6:45 pm Tuesday, January 17, 2017


A snowy, slick Wednesday morning commute for central and southern Maine

Travel Wednesday over much of the western half of Maine is likely to be slick from overnight snowfall. Snowfall rates as much as 1″+ per hour at times may make driving treacherous for many areas in time for the morning commute. Conditions will slowly improve during the day, but light …

Mike Haggett

Pine Tree Weather
6:18 pm Tuesday, January 17, 2017


I Found My Thrill… on Blueberry Hill in Maine!

Happy belated Martin Luther King Jr. day! When you think of hiking and discovering beautiful colors in Maine, your mind probably runs to our warm summers or dazzling autumns.  However, the colors and fresh air I enjoyed over this past weekend were found in Maine and, that’s right, in January! …

Danielle Hines

Adventures Beneath Katahdin Skies
5:18 pm Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Senator Collins’ support of Senator Sessions is no surprise

Back˚ in September 2015 I posted a blog after reading an otherwise forgettable item in Maine newspapers about a lecture delivered by Senator Collins at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. This was an inaugural Distinguished Lecture filled with the usual self-congratulatory rhetoric of Collins’ saintly bi-partisanship. Collins’ brother …

Howard Segal

Education: Future Imperfect
4:30 pm Tuesday, January 17, 2017


‘Life’s too short to carry a brown and black purse’

Janell Fox never meant for this to happen. But as she sliced through a sheath of soft, navy leather on the table in front of her with her rotary cutter, she smiled. It had become a true joy in her life.

Micky Bedell

Made in Maine
3:41 pm Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Maine adds 73 moose calves to project; Vermont joins in on study

Back in 2014, crews began capturing and collaring Maine moose as part of a research project aimed at shedding more light on the state’s herd. Last week, another 73 moose calves were successfully added to that study group. A helicopter crew from Native Range Capture Services of Elko, Nevada, was …

John Holyoke

Out There
2:20 pm Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Dan Shaughnessy on the Patriots/Steelers and Antonio Brown’s Facebook Live

Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe joins Jeff Solari and Aaron Jackson to discuss the ongoing dicussion of Antonio Brown’s Facebook Live video from the Steelers locker room and head coach Mike Tomlin’s comments about the New England Patriots.     Catch The Drive weekdays 4pm to 6pm on 92.9fm …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
2:09 pm Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Here’s what people are saying about Paul LePage and John Lewis

In a radio address on Tuesday night, governor Paul LePage told WVOM, “I will just say this: John Lewis ought to look at history. It was Abraham Lincoln who freed the slaves, it was Rutherford B. Hayes and Ulysses S. Grant who fought against Jim Crow laws. A simple thank …

Sarah Cottrell

2:06 pm Tuesday, January 17, 2017


LePage nominates former Cumberland lawmaker for conservation board

Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday nominated a former lawmaker who lost re-election in 2016 after heavy local criticism on conservation issues to serve on the board of the Land for Maine’s Future program. Former state Rep. Michael Timmons, R-Cumberland, is LePage’s nominee to serve on the board. It steers public …

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
1:17 pm Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Betty White is trending in the news, no she is not dead HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BETTY WHITE!!! After the cluster clog of 2016, there were calls on Twitter for 2017 to keep its mitts off beloved Betty White. We’re happy to say that she is celebrating her 95th birthday. For no other reason than Betty White is the coolest nonagenarian to ever …

Sarah Cottrell

Housewife Plus
1:14 pm Tuesday, January 17, 2017


New music including Slowdive, Vitalic, Grace Mitchell and Japandroids on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

I premiered new tracks from The Flaming Lips, Priests and The xx on the show this week, while the retro alternative set focused on some mostly forgotten modern rock radio hits from the late ’80s and early ’90s.

Travis Gass

West of The Fields
1:04 pm Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Gov. LePage’s attack on Rep. Lewis reveals his fundamentally racist worldview

In 1961, John Lewis, then a 21-year-old college student, stepped off a bus in Rock Hill South Carolina and headed for a “whites-only” bathroom. The waiting crowd beat and stomped him until he was unconscious. He was the first of the Freedom Riders to be attacked, but far from the …

Mike Tipping

Mike Tipping
12:45 pm Tuesday, January 17, 2017


1-minute hike: Lower Harbor Trail in Acadia National Park

Difficulty: Moderate. The 1.1-mile Lower Harbor Trail includes narrow bog bridges, small hills, a few steep areas, exposed tree roots and rocky areas. The trail is well marked and signed. From the main parking area, you can create a loop hike that is about 2 miles long by combining bike …

Aislinn Sarnacki

Act Out with Aislinn
12:13 pm Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Don’t be fooled by the amazing weight loss results you see online

The weight loss biz is full of scams and cheaters. That’s because people who want to lose weight can be an easy target for the unscrupulous. The war on obesity makes it easier than ever to cheat people who are desperate to lose weight. While it has become socially unacceptable …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
12:04 pm Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Balance boosts undefeated MDI, Edward Little

Scan the rosters of the top boys basketball teams in Maine and you’ll no doubt come across some individual stars, those players who consistently emerge at key points of close contests. But depth and balance are often just as important to those successful runs, enabling  teams to do much more …

Ernie Clark

Fast Breaks
10:59 am Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Caribou Police Department drags latest fraudulent inspection sticker on Facebook

Back in November, we brought you some of the finest fictitious inspection stickers that Mainers came up with in 2016. In 2017, the fake stickers don’t seem to be getting any better. Caribou Police Department wrote this on their Facebook on Jan. 17: At approximately 8:00 this morning, Officer Chad Cochran …

Samuel Shepherd

10:54 am Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Sicilian swordfish stew – abondanza!

A fabulous Sicilian fish stew that takes some prep and a lot of focus – keep other people out of the kitchen! Don’t talk on the phone or text anyone or watch TV. Just cook.

Ned White

Journeys Over a Hot Stove
9:39 am Tuesday, January 17, 2017


LePage: Chellie Pingree should resign, John Lewis should thank white presidents

Republican Gov. Paul LePage had tough words Tuesday morning for Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree regarding her decision to skip President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday. “If she won’t attend on Friday, I would advise her to resign,” LePage said during a regular radio interview on WVOM. “To me that’s …

Christopher Cousins

State & Capitol
8:13 am Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Beyond Legitimacy

Few people have more justification to question the legitimacy – not merely of Donald Trump’s presidency, but of our entire political system – than John Lewis. Born to sharecroppers in the violent, apartheid world of rural Alabama, he later had his head split open on Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge, named for …

James G. Blaine

7:44 am Tuesday, January 17, 2017


The Food Magazine I Still Miss, and a Versatile Recipe for Brussels Sprouts

For more than 68 years, Gourmet Magazine was an absolute celebration of food, food culture and the folks who’ve earned recognition for their work in the food industry. It was elegant and beautiful, aspirational and lovely. It took readers into the lives and traditions of cooks around the globe, and told …

Sarah Walker Caron

Maine Course
7:32 am Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Jackson 5: Patriots cover (your eyes?)

By Aaron Jackson   Here are some quotes from Saturday’s Patriots’ win, courtesy of members of The Drive during the game…   Sterling Pingree: “I’m going to be sick.” This was second quarter, I believe after Dion Lewis fumbled a kickoff.  Jim Churchill: “Bill, take the damn hood off down …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
7:07 am Tuesday, January 17, 2017

I took my kids skating, but learned a parenting lesson instead

Ice skating success still eludes my kids, after years of trying. Perhaps I’ve got my approach all wrong.

Cherie Galyean

The Scraped-Up Kid
7:05 am Tuesday, January 17, 2017