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MPBN’s “Maine Calling” to Feature CAHS’s Ron Schmidt as Guest Panelist

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MPBN’s “Maine Calling” radio show will broadcast live 12 noon-1 p.m. Thursday, July 24, from the Cumberland Club in Portland on the topic, “Your Vote 2014 Maine Campaign Update.”

The live, call-in radio show will preview this fall's gubernatorial, senate and two U.S. House races. The panel discussion will be moderated by Keith Shortall, MPBN's director of News & Public Affairs.

On the panel will be:

  • Ron Schmidt, USM Associate Professor of Political Science;
  • Susan Dench, founder and president of the Informed Women’s Network and a weekly columnist for the Bangor Daily News;
  • and, Mike Cuzzi, former campaign aide to President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and former U.S. Rep. Tom Allen. He manages the Portland office of VOX Global.

This is the first time that “Maine Calling” is broadcasting from a non-studio venue. Questions will be taken from the audience as well as from callers and social media. LIMITED, FREE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE!

Email talk@mpbn.net to reserve a ticket. Please arrive before noon. The Cumberland Club is at 116 High Street, Portland.

MPBN listeners are strongly encouraged to participate in the program, which also is streamed live at http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/mpbc/ppr/index.shtml

You can email the show at talk@mpbn.net; tweet @mainecalling, post a message on the Maine Calling Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/mainecalling) or call into the show - 1-800-399-3566.

FMI: http://news.mpbn.net/programs/maine-calling

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