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 Lifesaver

Chasing Maine: The Lifesaver

As a nurse, Nicole Gibbons often deals with life-saving situations. But in the last year she’s had to deal with two life-or-death situations outside of work.

Chasing Maine: The Rocketeers

Chasing Maine: The Rocketeers

Brunswick-based bluShift Aerospace battles winter weather as it looks to make a first-ever rocket launch at Loring Air Force Base in Limestone.

Chasing Maine: The Road Warriors

Chasing Maine: The Road Warriors

Snowstorms are a way of life in Maine. Clearing the streets before dawn requires a massive effort. Hop on board with Portland’s plow team road warriors to see how it’s done.

Chasing Maine: The Holiday Lights

Chasing Maine: The Holiday Lights

The Norton family’s dazzling Christmas light show draws a nightly throng of sightseers to their Wells home. But there’s more than spectacle at the heart of Norton Lights – since 2009, the displays have collected more than $90,000 in donations for Make-A-Wish Maine.

Chasing Maine: The Boneyard Hunter

Chasing Maine: The Boneyard Hunter

Photographer C E Morse, whose work has been exhibited across the United States and internationally, demonstrates how he finds and creates his abstract compositions in a shooting session at an auto salvage yard in Oxford.

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.

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