Georges Budagu Makoko says many of the people who have immigrated to Maine in the last 50 years were fleeing “devastating violence,” like that being experienced in Ukraine.
Maine Reckoning reflects on the lives of Black Mainers since the George Floyd murder, asking a key question: Has anything changed? Episode two features Jill Duson, a respected, long-time leader in Portland government, social policy and politics. ‘It’s important to take action, not credit,’ Duson says.
Chris Newell joins host Peter Neill for an episode that will evoke the spirit of Maine as seen through the history of the native people who lived here since the beginning.
The Thunder Women of the Passamaquoddy tribe aren’t just honoring ancestors, they’re healing their community and themselves.
Maine Reckoning: Our first podcast explores Black lives in Maine a year after the murder of George Floyd
Episode one features Dustin Ward, a racial justice and reconciliation advocate who also serves on the New Gloucester town select board.
Fabi and Fartun have shown remarkable strength and fortitude as they pursue their goal of graduation and becoming nurses.
Moon Machar, who arrived in Portland as a 5-year-old a quarter-century ago, has worked tirelessly to help others adjust, and a prize-winning filmmaker noticed.
As the pandemic worsened mental health and substance use challenges statewide, a record-high 58 people died from overdoses in January. The losses have hit the Passamaquoddy tribe especially hard.
Togolese chef Jordan Benissan brings people together with food at his bistro in Camden and through his passion for African drumming.
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