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Critical Thinking, Precision, Team Work [Video]

For over eight years, I taught broadcast journalism at the collegiate level and continuously heard colleagues questioning whether or not educators were teaching students critical thinking skills.

One university clearing teaching critical thinking, and other valuable skills such as listening, observation, and team work, is Ohio State University, and it's through its music program.

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Photo, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Foresty
Photo, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Foresty

Agricultural Entrepreneurs Honored Today in Augusta

The 73rd Annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show is underway in Augusta and you can check it out for free, through Thursday.

 

The show was kicked off earlier today with the recognition of notable contributions to Maine agriculture, by Governor Paul LePage and the Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Walter Whitcomb.

 

A couple from Freeport, Maine was presented the 2014 Commissioner’s Distinguished Service Award.

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The Banana’s Under Attack but Forget About Potassium Supplements

We could be in a pickle.

It's long been known our body requires fuel to function well and when certain nutrients come up missing in our system we wind up with one affliction or another.

In an ideal world, you'd always balance the right amount of fruits, veggies, meats, grains and dairy to keep your body moving just right.

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‘Evil Did Not Win’ at Sandy Hook Elementary School

As we approach the one year anniversary, December 14th 2012, of the horrific events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, one parent has turned the pain into good. Watch just how Robbie & Alissa Parker have dealt with the pain of losing their daughter, 6 year old Emilie Parker, and are using it to heal, but not only for them, for the entire community and all those affected with The Emilie Parker Fund.

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Wreaths Across America with Gold Star Mothers and Gold Star Wives continue on their way to Arlington National Cemetery with Maine-made Christmas wreaths. Photo, Janet Paddock Driensky
Wreaths Across America with Gold Star Mothers and Gold Star Wives continue on their way to Arlington National Cemetery with Maine-made Christmas wreaths. Photo, Janet Paddock Driensky

A Maine-Made Christmas Wreath for Lady Liberty

Later today the Statue of Liberty will receive a decorative Christmas gift from Maine.

A wreath laying ceremony is planned as the mission of remembering, honoring and teaching continues.

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Photo, Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America Teaches About Those Who Served [VIDEO]

"Those who do not remember the past, are condemned to repeat it." -George Santayana

The personal mission of Karen and Morrill Worcester, to remember the sacrifices made by our military veterans and their families, and to honor and document their service has now become a national movement of sorts.

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A Convoy Full of Christmas and Respect for Veterans Gets Ready to Roll

The goosebumps I get have nothing to do at all with the chilly Maine temperatures this time of year and every thing to do with the home-grown spirit of Christmas, and the sense of patriotism and commitment to our U.S. servicemen and women.

And so it begins this weekend in Washington County with the laying of wreaths on both sides of the U.S. border Saturday in Calais by the Gold Star Mothers and their Canadian counterparts, Silver Cross Families.

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Matt Cardy, Getty

Tips for Preventing Potentially Debilitating Falls for Seniors

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that one in three adults age 65 and older will experience a fall this year. So the folks at Eastern Maine Medical Center sent out a press release with some simple steps seniors can take to help prevent falls, or atleast, serious injury

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Photo, Getty Images

Do Them a Big Favor; Slow Down and Move Over

A State Trooper is recovering from injuries he sustained after his cruiser was struck by another vehicle while he was sitting parked at the scene of a crash in Southern Maine.

Trooper William Baker was treated and released Sunday from the hospital in York. He has a number of bumps and bruises.

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Maine Senator Calls for Repeal of Affordable Healthcare Act [Video]

Mainers are not happy, and they're letting their Congressional representatives know it by phone calls and emails.

Constituents reaching out to U.S. Senator Susan Collins say they're upset with the impact the Affordable Healthcare Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, is having on them personally, and their businesses.

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