The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center re-launches ‘Maine Policy Matters’ podcast
The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine re-launched their podcast “Maine Policy Matters” on Sept. 6. This season of Maine Policy Matters will feature essays, research and interviews on timely topics relevant to Maine to make public policy information more accessible to policymakers; government, business and nonprofit leaders; and the general public.
The first episode is an interview with Maine State Economist Amanda Rector on the economic impact of COVID-19. Early episodes will also feature a reading by Gail Dana-Sacco, the first known Passamaquoddy to earn a Ph.D, on the history of Maine’s Indigenous peoples and their interactions with the state of Maine; the perspective of William D. Adams, former chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities, on the urgency of democracy; and a conversation with researchers Jonathan Malacarne and Jason Lilley on the Maine food system’s response to the pandemic. The episode is available now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, iHeart Radio and Stitcher.