Maine Beacon: How to Safely Re-Open Maine’s Schools & Legislature

Science, policy, politics and posturing have converged in the conversations over whether and how to reopen Maine’s legislature.

When it comes to schools, individual districts are being left to make their own decisions, with little direction and even less help from the federal government.

This week on the Beacon podcast, Ben and Mike discuss these dynamics, the lack of bold leadership offering real solutions and the competing factors that make school reopening decisions so important to get right.

Plus: lots of listener feedback, the surprising contents of some dusty old boxes at a yard sale and how the antebellum opposition to slavery mirrors the modern movements for black lives and against climate change.

Ask a question or leave a comment for a future show at (207) 619-3182.

The Maine Beacon Podcast is a project of the Maine People’s Alliance, produced to highlight the experiences of everyday Mainers, share information about the political and policy processes that affect Maine people, and promote a progressive worldview based on community, fairness and investing in the future.

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