Ali Al Mshakheel interviews Kate Manahan, the Producer and Host of New Mainers Speak. Together they look at where the name for the show came from, time commitments, where referrals come from and how the show has affected the lives of interviewees and interviewer, alike.
Stats to Date:
90 Individuals from 45 countries (Afghanistan to Zambia).
Returning guests - 6 people on 2 times, 2 people on 3 times.
50 Men/40 Women
In country from 4 months to 68 years.
Music: "Betty's Diner" by Carrie Newcomer
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Three people from the community who didn't set out to work with immigrants have found their lives intersecting with New Mainers through their work and volunteerism. They discuss the impact this shift in population has had on their careers and their personal lives.
Amy Fecteau (second from left) is in Human Resources, previously for Granite Bay Care (a social service agency in Portland comprised of 85-90% New Mainers) and has recently begun working at USM.
Wendy Harmon (on the right) has over 30 years of Property Management experience and she is a realtor at Keller Williams, specializing in residential and investment properties. She works in conjunction with Catholic Charities of Maine to find housing for newly arriving refugee individuals and families.
Jen Lunt (second from right) is an ELL teacher at Portland High School helping students to navigate their transitions into and out of high school while using an asset/strengths-based approach to education.
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Gift Certificate to Asmara, compliments of Norway Savings Bank - to Brian in Windham
Gift Certificate to Tu Casa, compliments of Norway Savings Bank - to Paul in Westbrook
Two Tickets to Newpoli concert at Mayo Arts - to Sally in Scarborough
Three batches of Rwanda Bean Coffee to
Joel, Nora, and Joanne
Gift Certificate for Babylon Restaurant to Dave
Chocolate Boy by Toni Bazia to Turner
And a special thanks goes out to Holly and Annella for managing and engineering the show today.