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RFNE Returns this Summer!

Radio Free New England returns with a music radio feel. We’ll feature an eclectic mix of rock, soul, indie, alternative, and jazz to help you discover the best music from New England and around the world.

We’ll also have artist and musician interviews and conversations with New Englanders. All this, plus info on upcoming music festivals and New England events.

Explore New England with me on mixcloud.

Poutine Rising

As many of you know, I’d abandoned the Radio Free New England project at the end of 2012 when I moved to Maine, in order to focus on a more purely local podcast and site, cascobayradio. Frankly, the endeavor hasn’t been nearly as fun or inspiring to me and I am considering resurrecting Radio Free New England, with it’s companion site and show Mondays with Marot. This post is an experiment in how that reboot would work – please leave a comment or “like” this post if you’d like to see the return of RFNE.

Also, as the title suggests, this post is not simply about the return of RFNE. It’s also about a craze that started in Quebec, but is certainly a part of New England culture – specifically Franco-American New England – too. It’s called Poutine. If you’ve never had it, you don’t have Franco-American or French Canadian relatives and you’ve likely never very far north. It’s a great dish, and the Guardian is even heralding it as a hangover cure for their British readers. Check out their post here. It just goes to show that the combination of fries, gravy and cheese is a beautiful thing.

Again, please drop me a comment or “like” this post if you’d like to see RFNE return with its broader approach and outlook on New England culture. I look forward to hearing from you!

RFNE Ep. 21 – Spotlight on the Umbrella Cover Museum and Local Seafood

An interview with Nancy Hoffman, founder and curator of the world’s only Umbrella Cover Museum on Peaks Island, Maine. You can listen to the complete interview here.

Maine Gov. LePage blasts national healthcare and Barney Frank gets married.

Eric Messick discusses local seafood in The Snail’s Path.

I discuss “polite conversation” in this week’s commentary.