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Like a Boss: Tony Shurman - President and CEO of Jasper Wyman & Son

Portland Press Herald Publisher and CEO Lisa DeSisto interviews Tony Shurman at the Portland House of Music in Portland Maine on February 28, 2020. Shurman is President and CEO of Jasper Wyman & Son (“Wyman’s”) the second largest brand in the retail frozen fruit category in the U.S. with its most notable product being wild blueberries. Founded in 1874, Wyman’s is a family-owned business headquartered in Down East Maine with an ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship, corporate social responsibility and product innovation. Prior to joining Wyman’s in 2017, Tony ran the Post Foods breakfast cereal business which includes brands such as Honey Bunches of Oats, Grape Nuts, Pebbles, and Post Shredded Wheat. Earlier in his career he worked in brand management roles in the gum/mint’s category as well as in consumer healthcare. He has experience working across geographies including Japan, Europe, and the U.S. Tony lives with his wife and two sons in Yarmouth, Maine

58 MINFEB 29
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Like a Boss: Tony Shurman - President and CEO of Jasper Wyman & Son

Maine Voices Live - Playwright John Cariani

John Cariani is an actor and a playwright from Presque Isle. His first play, “Almost, Maine,” which he describes as “a love letter to northern Maine,” premiered at Portland Stage in 2004 and opened off-Broadway in 2006. It has since become one of the most frequently produced plays in the United States and has been translated into nearly 20 languages. As an actor, he is best known for his “Law & Order” character, forensics tech Julian Beck, whom he played from 2002 to 2007 and frequently shows up in reruns. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his role as Motel the Tailor in the 2004 Broadway revival of “Fiddler on the Roof” and played Itzik in “The Band’s Visit,” which won the Tony for best musical in 2018. Other plays he has written include “Cul-de-sac,” “Last Gas” and “Love/Sick.” Fifteen years after the premiere of “Almost, Maine,” the play and Cariani willreturn to Portland Stage from Jan. 15 to Feb. 2beforehe heads to Broadwayfor a revival of “Caroline, or ...

71 MINJAN 17
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Maine Voices Live - Playwright John Cariani

Maine Voices Live: Brother Arnold talks about the Shaker life, spiritual and otherwise

Brother Arnold, as he calls himself, spoke in Portland before a sold-out crowd Tuesday about his life as one of the last three living Shakers in the world. He lives at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village in New Gloucester, the sole remaining active Shaker community. Arnold Hadd, who joined the Shakers more than 40 years ago at just 21 years old, spoke with eloquence, expertise and humor as part of the Portland Press Herald’s MaineVoices Live series, which is held at One Longfellow Square. Brother Arnold fielded questions from the audience and interviewer Press Herald Food Editor Peggy Grodinsky that ranged from “Do Shakers vote?” (yes, but they don’t talk politics) to how he came to — and was willing to — give up a so-called “normal” life and all it entails (career, belongings, having a family, sexual relations, etc.) to live a religious, communal life. Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village was established more than 200 years ago and was one of three Shaker communities in Maine. Today, ...

70 MIN2019 DEC 21
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Maine Voices Live: Brother Arnold talks about the Shaker life, spiritual and otherwise

Maine Voices Live - Meteorologist Keith Carson

News Center Maine meteorologist Keith Carson talked Tuesday, October 29 about the places he traveled working for The Weather Channel, the problem with the term bomb cyclone and the reason he hasn’t pursued a career in comedy in front of a sold-out crowd at One Longfellow Square in Portland. Carson was interviewed on stage by Portland Press Herald reporter Gillian Graham in the latest installment of the newspaper’s event series,Maine Voices Live. Raised in central Massachusetts, Carson’s first job as a meteorologist was at what is now IBM’s The Weather Company. He then spent two years at WPTZ-TV in Burlington before moving to Portland in 2010 to work at News Center Maine. In 2013, he was recruited by The Weather Channel, where he worked alongside Al Roker and Jim Cantore, covered major weather events and accumulated a ton of frequent flyer miles before returning to Maine – and Channel 6 – in 2016.

66 MIN2019 NOV 14
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Maine Voices Live - Meteorologist Keith Carson

Business Breakfast, November 6, 2019 - HR Drives Culture

This is a recording of the Portland Press Herald Business Breakfast, November 6, 2019 HR Drives Culture - creating an appealing place to work. HR used to just process payroll checks and handle employee benefits. But today, the ability to attract and retain workers is a priority for Maine businesses. And that has transformed HR into a driver of corporate culture. About the moderator: Hosted by Business editor Carol Coultas. Carol Coultas has been practicing journalism in Maine since the mid-‘80s and focusing on business journalism since 2003. She’s been the business editor at the Press Herald, overseeing an award-winning staff, since 2014. About the panelists: Cynthia Murphy, Senior Program Director, Workforce Solutions, CEI Cynthia helps companies develop workforce solutions, including working with employers to create a people strategy that delivers a competitive advantage. She also has extensive experience helping marginalized job seekers find work. David Pease, Senior Vice Presi...

60 MIN2019 NOV 8
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Business Breakfast, November 6, 2019 - HR Drives Culture

Maine Voices Live - Cartoonist and author Lincoln Peirce

Portland Press Herald Director of Digital Nerd stuff Chad Gilley sits down for a chat with Lincoln Peirce, whose has been writing and drawing his "Big Nate" strip for more than 25 years. The comic strip appears in over 400 newspapers nationwide, including the Portland Press Herald. Video of the September 10, 2019 event is available athttps://youtu.be/EgGAW88xIN0

74 MIN2019 SEP 12
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Maine Voices Live - Cartoonist and author Lincoln Peirce

Maine Voices Live with Pat Gallant-Charette

Pat Gallant-Charette is a native of Maine, Westbrook resident, University of Southern Maine graduate, wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and retired nurse. In her spare time, 68-year-old Pat is a marathon swimmer. She started marathon swimming at the age of 58 and was inducted into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and Maine Sports Hall of Fame this year. She has set 9 world records in some of the most challenging marathon swims in the world. Pat is also the founder of the annual global swim event “Valentine’s Day…Swim for your Heart” to bring an awareness of heart disease and its prevention.

66 MIN2019 AUG 2
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Maine Voices Live with Pat Gallant-Charette

Maine Voices Live with Doug Hitchcox and Nicholas Lund

Calling all birdwatchers for our next Maine Voices Live! Naturalist Doug Hitchcox and nature writer Nicholas Lund have advice on how to make the most of your spring, summer and fall birding season and discuss the background of Maine’s unusual number of bird-centric news events in the past year, from the brief controversy about which chickadee species should be our state bird to the saga of the wayward great black hawk in Deering Oaks. Doug Hitchcoxis the Staff Naturalist for Maine Audubon and outreach coordinator for Maine Fish & Wildlife’s Maine Bird Atlas. Hitchcox grew up in Hollis and graduated from the University of Maine in 2011. In his free time, Doug is one of Maine’s eBird reviewers, owner and moderator of the ‘Maine-birds’ listserv, York County Audubon board member and is a voting member of the Maine Bird Records Committee. Nicholas Lundlives and birds in southern Maine. He is the outreach and network manager for Maine Audubon and runsThe Birdistblog. His work has app...

56 MIN2019 JUN 8
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Maine Voices Live with Doug Hitchcox and Nicholas Lund

Business Breakfast Forum: Getting a Bead on Broadband

High-speed internet service is essential to Maine businesses, but access is often determined by where you live. Gov. Janet Mills pledged to make statewide broadband access a priority. What changes are needed? What are providers doing? What is working? This event was recorded live on May 22, 2019 at the Portland, Maine Public Library. Hosted by Business reporter J. Craig Anderson Panelists include: Tracy Scheckel, Otelco Peggy Schaffer, Director, ConnectME Authority Fletcher Kittredge, GWI

58 MIN2019 MAY 23
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Business Breakfast Forum: Getting a Bead on Broadband

Like a Boss - Michelle Hood - Northern Light Health

Like A Boss is a live Q&A business event where you can hearinsightful, first-hand accounts of the realities of running a business. Our CEO and Publisher Lisa DeSisto interviews local CEOs and business leaders for a behind the scenes look at their career paths, the ups and downs of running their businesses and the trends shaping them. About Michelle Hood Michelle Hood is the president and CEO at Northern Light Health in Brewer, Maine. She came to Northern Light Health in 2006 after she served as president and CEO of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System, Montana Region, as well as president and CEO of its flagship hospital, St. Vincent Healthcare. As president and CEO of Northern Light Health, she focuses on health care policy and design models at the state and national levels, positioning the system to be successful in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.

59 MIN2019 MAY 18
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Like a Boss - Michelle Hood - Northern Light Health

Latest Episodes

Like a Boss: Tony Shurman - President and CEO of Jasper Wyman & Son

Portland Press Herald Publisher and CEO Lisa DeSisto interviews Tony Shurman at the Portland House of Music in Portland Maine on February 28, 2020. Shurman is President and CEO of Jasper Wyman & Son (“Wyman’s”) the second largest brand in the retail frozen fruit category in the U.S. with its most notable product being wild blueberries. Founded in 1874, Wyman’s is a family-owned business headquartered in Down East Maine with an ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship, corporate social responsibility and product innovation. Prior to joining Wyman’s in 2017, Tony ran the Post Foods breakfast cereal business which includes brands such as Honey Bunches of Oats, Grape Nuts, Pebbles, and Post Shredded Wheat. Earlier in his career he worked in brand management roles in the gum/mint’s category as well as in consumer healthcare. He has experience working across geographies including Japan, Europe, and the U.S. Tony lives with his wife and two sons in Yarmouth, Maine

58 MINFEB 29
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Like a Boss: Tony Shurman - President and CEO of Jasper Wyman & Son

Maine Voices Live - Playwright John Cariani

John Cariani is an actor and a playwright from Presque Isle. His first play, “Almost, Maine,” which he describes as “a love letter to northern Maine,” premiered at Portland Stage in 2004 and opened off-Broadway in 2006. It has since become one of the most frequently produced plays in the United States and has been translated into nearly 20 languages. As an actor, he is best known for his “Law & Order” character, forensics tech Julian Beck, whom he played from 2002 to 2007 and frequently shows up in reruns. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his role as Motel the Tailor in the 2004 Broadway revival of “Fiddler on the Roof” and played Itzik in “The Band’s Visit,” which won the Tony for best musical in 2018. Other plays he has written include “Cul-de-sac,” “Last Gas” and “Love/Sick.” Fifteen years after the premiere of “Almost, Maine,” the play and Cariani willreturn to Portland Stage from Jan. 15 to Feb. 2beforehe heads to Broadwayfor a revival of “Caroline, or ...

71 MINJAN 17
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Maine Voices Live - Playwright John Cariani

Maine Voices Live: Brother Arnold talks about the Shaker life, spiritual and otherwise

Brother Arnold, as he calls himself, spoke in Portland before a sold-out crowd Tuesday about his life as one of the last three living Shakers in the world. He lives at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village in New Gloucester, the sole remaining active Shaker community. Arnold Hadd, who joined the Shakers more than 40 years ago at just 21 years old, spoke with eloquence, expertise and humor as part of the Portland Press Herald’s MaineVoices Live series, which is held at One Longfellow Square. Brother Arnold fielded questions from the audience and interviewer Press Herald Food Editor Peggy Grodinsky that ranged from “Do Shakers vote?” (yes, but they don’t talk politics) to how he came to — and was willing to — give up a so-called “normal” life and all it entails (career, belongings, having a family, sexual relations, etc.) to live a religious, communal life. Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village was established more than 200 years ago and was one of three Shaker communities in Maine. Today, ...

70 MIN2019 DEC 21
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Maine Voices Live: Brother Arnold talks about the Shaker life, spiritual and otherwise

Maine Voices Live - Meteorologist Keith Carson

News Center Maine meteorologist Keith Carson talked Tuesday, October 29 about the places he traveled working for The Weather Channel, the problem with the term bomb cyclone and the reason he hasn’t pursued a career in comedy in front of a sold-out crowd at One Longfellow Square in Portland. Carson was interviewed on stage by Portland Press Herald reporter Gillian Graham in the latest installment of the newspaper’s event series,Maine Voices Live. Raised in central Massachusetts, Carson’s first job as a meteorologist was at what is now IBM’s The Weather Company. He then spent two years at WPTZ-TV in Burlington before moving to Portland in 2010 to work at News Center Maine. In 2013, he was recruited by The Weather Channel, where he worked alongside Al Roker and Jim Cantore, covered major weather events and accumulated a ton of frequent flyer miles before returning to Maine – and Channel 6 – in 2016.

66 MIN2019 NOV 14
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Maine Voices Live - Meteorologist Keith Carson

Business Breakfast, November 6, 2019 - HR Drives Culture

This is a recording of the Portland Press Herald Business Breakfast, November 6, 2019 HR Drives Culture - creating an appealing place to work. HR used to just process payroll checks and handle employee benefits. But today, the ability to attract and retain workers is a priority for Maine businesses. And that has transformed HR into a driver of corporate culture. About the moderator: Hosted by Business editor Carol Coultas. Carol Coultas has been practicing journalism in Maine since the mid-‘80s and focusing on business journalism since 2003. She’s been the business editor at the Press Herald, overseeing an award-winning staff, since 2014. About the panelists: Cynthia Murphy, Senior Program Director, Workforce Solutions, CEI Cynthia helps companies develop workforce solutions, including working with employers to create a people strategy that delivers a competitive advantage. She also has extensive experience helping marginalized job seekers find work. David Pease, Senior Vice Presi...

60 MIN2019 NOV 8
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Business Breakfast, November 6, 2019 - HR Drives Culture

Maine Voices Live - Cartoonist and author Lincoln Peirce

Portland Press Herald Director of Digital Nerd stuff Chad Gilley sits down for a chat with Lincoln Peirce, whose has been writing and drawing his "Big Nate" strip for more than 25 years. The comic strip appears in over 400 newspapers nationwide, including the Portland Press Herald. Video of the September 10, 2019 event is available athttps://youtu.be/EgGAW88xIN0

74 MIN2019 SEP 12
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Maine Voices Live - Cartoonist and author Lincoln Peirce

Maine Voices Live with Pat Gallant-Charette

Pat Gallant-Charette is a native of Maine, Westbrook resident, University of Southern Maine graduate, wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and retired nurse. In her spare time, 68-year-old Pat is a marathon swimmer. She started marathon swimming at the age of 58 and was inducted into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and Maine Sports Hall of Fame this year. She has set 9 world records in some of the most challenging marathon swims in the world. Pat is also the founder of the annual global swim event “Valentine’s Day…Swim for your Heart” to bring an awareness of heart disease and its prevention.

66 MIN2019 AUG 2
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Maine Voices Live with Pat Gallant-Charette

Maine Voices Live with Doug Hitchcox and Nicholas Lund

Calling all birdwatchers for our next Maine Voices Live! Naturalist Doug Hitchcox and nature writer Nicholas Lund have advice on how to make the most of your spring, summer and fall birding season and discuss the background of Maine’s unusual number of bird-centric news events in the past year, from the brief controversy about which chickadee species should be our state bird to the saga of the wayward great black hawk in Deering Oaks. Doug Hitchcoxis the Staff Naturalist for Maine Audubon and outreach coordinator for Maine Fish & Wildlife’s Maine Bird Atlas. Hitchcox grew up in Hollis and graduated from the University of Maine in 2011. In his free time, Doug is one of Maine’s eBird reviewers, owner and moderator of the ‘Maine-birds’ listserv, York County Audubon board member and is a voting member of the Maine Bird Records Committee. Nicholas Lundlives and birds in southern Maine. He is the outreach and network manager for Maine Audubon and runsThe Birdistblog. His work has app...

56 MIN2019 JUN 8
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Maine Voices Live with Doug Hitchcox and Nicholas Lund

Business Breakfast Forum: Getting a Bead on Broadband

High-speed internet service is essential to Maine businesses, but access is often determined by where you live. Gov. Janet Mills pledged to make statewide broadband access a priority. What changes are needed? What are providers doing? What is working? This event was recorded live on May 22, 2019 at the Portland, Maine Public Library. Hosted by Business reporter J. Craig Anderson Panelists include: Tracy Scheckel, Otelco Peggy Schaffer, Director, ConnectME Authority Fletcher Kittredge, GWI

58 MIN2019 MAY 23
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Business Breakfast Forum: Getting a Bead on Broadband

Like a Boss - Michelle Hood - Northern Light Health

Like A Boss is a live Q&A business event where you can hearinsightful, first-hand accounts of the realities of running a business. Our CEO and Publisher Lisa DeSisto interviews local CEOs and business leaders for a behind the scenes look at their career paths, the ups and downs of running their businesses and the trends shaping them. About Michelle Hood Michelle Hood is the president and CEO at Northern Light Health in Brewer, Maine. She came to Northern Light Health in 2006 after she served as president and CEO of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System, Montana Region, as well as president and CEO of its flagship hospital, St. Vincent Healthcare. As president and CEO of Northern Light Health, she focuses on health care policy and design models at the state and national levels, positioning the system to be successful in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.

59 MIN2019 MAY 18
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Like a Boss - Michelle Hood - Northern Light Health
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