Maine Public is an independently owned and operated 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with office and studio locations in Bangor, Lewiston, and Portland, Maine. Every day Maine Public connects the people of Maine and our region to each other and to the world through the open exchange of information, ideas, and cultural content. It was formed in 1992 through the merger of the educational radio and television stations provided by the University of Maine System and WCBB public television operated by Colby, Bates and Bowdoin Colleges. Through its radio, television, educational and Web services, Maine Public provides ideas, information, and lifelong learning to a diverse public.
cPort Credit Union is a sponsor of Maine Public News Connect, a program to deliver the news in the four most commonly spoken languages in Maine, after English: French, Spanish, Portuguese and Somali.
Every Friday afternoon, Maine Public broadcasts a Connect News Pod over YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and on mainepublic.org. Each segment is hosted by a community spokesperson who shares Maine Public News of each specific week.
New Mainers across Maine have different levels of access to reliable information about what is taking place in the immediate world around them, whether they be pressing public health issues, school closures, or any variety of important news. This has never been more apparent than during the COVID-19 crisis. This is why Maine Public launched Maine Public News Connect – Maine news translated each week into Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Somali.
The goal is to serve an increasingly diverse audience, to communicate critical public health information and relevant news across the state, connecting and enriching the lives of all Mainers.