The Maine Question

Conversations important to Maine and beyond

The Maine Question podcast series engages in the pursuit of knowledge on topics ranging from the nanoscale to the polar icecaps and everything in between. We’ll look at how UMaine researchers and students do what they do, what it means for Maine and the world, and why they are passionate about their work.

The world is complex, fascinating, and daunting all at the same time. The Maine Question explores ways to navigate and make sense of today’s world.

Hosted by Ron Lisnet

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Episode from 2020

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S3E9: How do you teach music during a pandemic?, Ron Lisnet, Philip Edelman, and Shianne Priest

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S3E8: What’s so cool about cold-water corals?, Ron Lisnet and Rhian Waller

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S3E7: Did climate impact WWI, Spanish flu casualties?, Ron Lisnet, Paul A. Mayewski, and Alex More

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S3E6: How do face masks affect first impressions?, Ron Lisnet and Mollie Ruben

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S3E5: How can philosophy help deliver the best medical care?, Ron Lisnet and Jessica Miller

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S3E4: How does diversity strengthen education and community?, Ron Lisnet, Kimberly Whitehead, and Susan McKay

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S3E3: How are technology and online classes changing education?, Ron Lisnet and Peter Schilling

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S3E2: What does the future look like for Maine’s wild blueberries?, Ron Lisnet and Lily Calderwood

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S3E2: What does the future look like for Maine’s wild blueberries?, Ron Lisnet and Lily Calderwood

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S3: The Maine Question Podcast Season 3 Trailer, Ron Lisnet

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S3E1: How have Maine schools dealt with the pandemic?, Ron Lisnet, Catherine Biddle, and Maria Frankland

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S2E16: What can we learn from UMS experts about coronavirus?, Ron Lisnet

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S2E15: Why do we toss 33% of food we produce when people are hungry?, Ron Lisnet, Susanne Lee, and Peter O'Brien

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S2E14: How does interdisciplinary research make a positive difference?, Ron Lisnet, David Hart, and Linda Silka

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S2E13: What impact is COVID-19 having on tourism, and the economy?, Ron Lisnet and Andrew Crawley

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S2E12: What role does undergraduate research play?, Ron Lisnet and Ali Abedi

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S2E11: What’s the tick situation in Maine?, Ron Lisnet, Allison Gardner, and Elissa Ballman

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S2E10: What can businesses learn from the military about making good decisions?, Ron Lisnet

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S2E9: What can we learn from this unfortunate experiment?, Ron Lisnet and Sean Birkel

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S2E8: What is bioengineering?, Ron Lisnet and Karissa Tilbury

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S2E7: Why do viruses go viral?, Ron Lisnet and Melissa Maginnis

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S2E5: How has Maine changed in its first 200 years?, Ron Lisnet and Liam Roirdan

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S2E6: What color is your fat?, Ron Lisnet and Kristy Townsend

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S2E4: Can studying extinct species prepare us for the future?, Ron Lisnet and Jacquelyn Gill

S2E3: What does the future hold for Maine forests?, Ron Lisnet and Stephen Shaler

S2E2: What are the challenges and opportunities that come with being the oldest state in the nation?, Ron Lisnet and Lenard W. Kaye

S2E001: What changes affect how news is delivered and consumed in the 21st century?, Ron Lisnet and Michael Socolow

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S2: The Maine Question Podcast Season 2 Trailer, Ron Lisnet

Episode from 2019

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S1E8: What’s it like living and doing research in the world’s most remote locations? (part 2), Ron Lisnet and Paul Mayewski

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S1E7: What is it like in the most remote, harsh and spectacular locations on Earth?, Ron Lisnet and Paul Mayewski

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S1E6: What does it take to run a successful food business in Maine?, Ron Lisnet and Jason Bolton

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S1E5: What does choosing to be child-free mean for individuals and our society?, Ron Lisnet and Amy Blackstone

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S1E4: How do you get from the Maine woods to Broadway?, Ron Lisnet and Donald Holder

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S1E3: Why is Maine’s reuse economy so vibrant?, Ron Lisnet and Cindy Isenhour

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S1E2: Would you feed your dog biscuits that were made with green crabs?, Ron Lisnet, Angela Myracle, and Denise Skonberg

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S1E1: What is eDNA and how will it change Maine’s coastal communities?, Ron Lisnet and Michael Kinnison

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S1: The Maine Question Podcast Season 1 Trailer, Ron Lisnet