Roger McCord

Roger McCord

Roger McCord has had a wide-ranging career in journalism, spanning the gamut from writing/reporting to daily news photography to working on various news desks as an editor. The most recent incarnation is in video production – usually brief features and mini-documentaries in and about Maine.


LATEST ARTICLES

Chasing Maine: The Quarantine

Chasing Maine: The Quarantine

As the coronavirus pandemic relentlessly continues, producer Roger McCord documents his experience with a 14-day quarantine mandate — and one version of how to deal with isolation.

Chasing Maine: The Astronomer

Chasing Maine: The Astronomer

For astronomy instructor and northern Maine planetarium director Larry Berz, the study of space is an existential science. Recognizing our small role in the scheme of the universe is humbling and can evoke compassion in our daily lives.

Chasing Maine: The Harvesters

Chasing Maine: The Harvesters

Maine’s potato harvest is a grueling, four-week marathon of 12-hour days. At Double G Farms in the Aroostook County town of Blaine, the Garrison family produces 14,000 tons of potatoes a year. This year, a prolonged drought has made the ground harder to dig.

Chasing Maine: The Messenger

Chasing Maine: The Messenger

Rhiannon Pelletier-Guerrette, a principal ballerina with the Maine State Ballet, uses her athleticism to convey stories of love, conflict and struggle on stage.

Chasing Maine: The Goat Farm

Chasing Maine: The Goat Farm

Ten years ago, Hope Hall and her family decided to chase a dream of living on a farm. What they didn’t expect was to become an internet sensation. Videos of their baby goats in Cumberland now attract millions of viewers from across the globe.

Chasing Maine: Tugboating on Casco Bay

Chasing Maine: Tugboating on Casco Bay

Portland tugboats provide safe passage for larger ships as they navigate busy boat traffic on Casco Bay. Join Kevin Rodriguez, captain of the Nancy McAllister, as he helps guide a 23,500-ton tanker ship through the Casco Bay Bridge and into a berth in South Portland.

Chasing Maine: A Banner Day with Flying John

Chasing Maine: A Banner Day with Flying John

Banner-flying pilot John Apte has been hard-hit by the coronavirus crisis as advertising has dropped off. As Apte adapts to a changed industry, he is taking to the sky to spread messages about something new: public health.

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