Norumbega News

On Thu from 7:30 pm EST to 8:00 pm EST

Duke PicThe middle leg of WMPG’s Thursday night talk block, the Norumbega News features conversations with “the movers, the shakers, the apple pie bakers — the politicians making headlines, the regular folk just trying to get by, and anyone and everyone in between working to move the event horizon on this crazy, 196-year-old experiment we call the State of Maine.”

In other words, you never know who’s going to show up to have their say on the news of the day.

The Norumbega News is hosted by Duke Harrington, a local newspaper reporter for the Kennebunk Post and the South Portland Sentry. The show originally aired on Tuesdays, making its debut on Feb. 9, 2016. It moved to its current Thursday night slot with its ninth episode, on April 7, 2016.

Do you have an idea for a compelling guest or topic? If so, email Duke at, or tweet him @NorumbegaNews.

Dec. 29 — Jeff Spofford, owner of the Spofford News Company (Topic: Building the perfect newspaper for the 21st century) [Show No. 44]
Jan. 5 — Russ Lunt, Holly Seeliger, and TBA  (Topic: Wait, Wait, So You Think You Know Maine news quiz show) [Show No. 45]
Jan. 12 — Green activist and Portland School Board member Holly Seeliger  (Topic: Various Maine political issues covered on Seeliger’s YouTube show, Zoön Politikon) [Show No. 46]
Jan. 19 — Young Republican Blake Winslow (TOPIC: On growing up conservative in a blue state) [Show No. 47]


RECENT GUESTS: (shows linked below)
Dec. 22 — Jeff Spofford, owner of the Spofford News Company (Topic: On what’s wrong with newspapers today) [Show No. 43]
Dec. 15 — Maine Republican Party Chairman Rick Bennett (TOPIC: On casting Maine’s sole electoral vote for Donald Trump) [Show No. 42]
Dec. 8 — University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings (TOPIC: Future plans for the university) [Show No. 41]
Dec. 1 — Alysia Melnick, political director for Yes on 1. (TOPIC: On the recount of the Nov. 8 vote to legalize marijuana for personal use) [Show No. 40]
Nov. 24 — n/a (TOPIC: Pre-emted for produced piece celebrating in-home health care workers month) [Show No. xx]