‘The Maine Question’ podcast explores the state’s vibrant reuse economy 

The latest episode of the University of Maine podcast “The Maine Question” asks why the state’s reuse economy is so robust.

In the third episode of the first season, host Ron Lisnet speaks with Cindy Isenhour, a professor of anthropology and climate change and faculty associate in the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions. 

For several years, Isenhour has researched the economic, environmental and social benefits of fixing, selling and buying used goods. She has found Maine’s secondhand economy, which includes everything from yard sales to bike repair, to be exceptionally vibrant compared to other states. 

In the episode, Isenhour describes Maine’s reuse economy and discusses where she sees the trend going. 

Find the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Spotify and The Maine Question website. New episodes will be added every Thursday. For more information or to suggest topics of interest, email mainequestion@maine.edu.