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).
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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.)
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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.)
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AJ Walker runs Reaching Truckers for Christ, one of the last mobile ministries of its kind and the only one in Maine. (Listen.)
Multimedia: A crowdfunded audio/visual documentary site about ordinary people doing extraordinary things, like this portrait of an apple farmer. (Donate.)
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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).
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