Friday, December 2, 2011

Talking American Nations on Maine Public Broadcasting

On Tuesday, I had the pleasure of being the guest for the pilot episode of a new 45-minute call-in and interview show on the radio stations of the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. The show -- as yet unnamed -- is hosted by the always-brilliant Keith Shortall. We were, of course, discussing my new book, American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America.

MPBN hasn't posted a link to the full show, but this evening they ran a cogently-edited six-minute segment of my interview on their flagship news program, "Maine Things Considered." Links to the audio -- and a map of the "nations" -- are available on their website.

(A footnote for Maine media watchers: MPBN has a new president, one who has extensive experience in public broadcasting, having headed Vermont Public Radio for years. VPR, like MPBN, is based in a rural state, and has transmitters that extend across state boundaries and on into Canada.)

[Update, 12/8/2011: The audio of the full call-in show is now up at MPBN's website.]

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