Maine Potato Blossom Festival

Maine Potato Blossom Festival. On the wide-open stretch of farmland around the french fry factory grows a harbinger of hope for the fall harvest: millions of potato blossoms. (Listen).

Conversation with Mark Kurlansky

Mark Kurlansky has uncovered an archive about the Depression-era America Eats project, which put unemployed writers to work on a collection about food. (Listen to audio.)

It’s like the buildings are singing

The live music appears to be coming from the street, but the only busker in sight sits with his saxophone on his lap. A few people point to the silhouettes in the fourth floor window at 602 Congress Street. (Listen.)

Ministry on Wheels

AJ Walker runs Reaching Truckers for Christ, one of the last mobile ministries of its kind and the only one in Maine. (Listen.)

The Sunday Best

Multimedia: A crowdfunded audio/visual documentary site about ordinary people doing extraordinary things, like this portrait of an apple farmer. (Donate.)

Wild ice

Långfärdsskridskoåkning: Nordic ice skating, basically a cross-country ski boot crossed with what looks like a heel edge of a chef’s knife, gains traction in North America. (Listen).