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America Amplified Special: Will New England Have A Tourist Season?

Listen to the full program here. The program has been edited for content.

Air Date: 1-2 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2020

New England’s economy relies on tourism, and this year’s summer season may be completely wiped out by coronavirus.

Join the Maine Calling team for an America Amplified call-in special from the New England News Collaborative. We’ll bring together voices from around the region — and we want to hear yours

How are you preparing for a season filled with closures and cancellations?

Call us between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, during our live, regional broadcast. The call-in number is 1-800-399-3566.

You can also join the conversation by tweeting us @MaineCalling or @NENCNewEngland, or emailing AmericaAmplified@nepr.net.

Guests:

Tracy Michaud, chair, tourism & hospitality program, University of Southern Maine

Jamie Trowbridge, president & CEO, Yankee Publishing

Call-in guests:

Brian Mulcahey, innkeeper, Rabbit Hill Inn, Waterford, Vt.

Ricky Au, owner of four restaurants in Connecticut

Coral Aiello, first mate, Sara Star Fishing Charters, in Newport, R.I.

Kim Holl, potter and co-owner, Scargo Pottery and Art Gallery, Dennis, Mass.

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Credits:

Host: Jennifer Rooks, Maine Public Radio’s “Maine Calling”

Show Producers: Jonathan Smith, Cindy Han

Coordinating Producer: Morgan Springer

Executive Producers: John Dankosky for America Amplified and Keith Shortall

Executive Editor: Vanessa de la Torre

Additional support from Maine Public, New England Public Radio, Connecticut Public, Vermont Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio and WCAI. America Amplified and the New England News Collaborative are funded, in part, by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Copyright 2021 Maine Public. To see more, visit Maine Public.

Shops at the Freeport Village Station remain closed as the coronavirus shutdown of non-essential businesses continues, Tuesday, April 21, 2020, in Freeport, Maine.
Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press
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Shops at the Freeport Village Station remain closed as the coronavirus shutdown of non-essential businesses continues, Tuesday, April 21, 2020, in Freeport, Maine.
In this April 28, 2020, file photo, a message is posted on the front window of the Ranging Bull Saloon which remains closed during the coronavirus pandemic in Augusta, Maine.
Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press
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In this April 28, 2020, file photo, a message is posted on the front window of the Ranging Bull Saloon which remains closed during the coronavirus pandemic in Augusta, Maine.

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