The Pine & Polaris

Year 2019

Creator Ali Lemer


Story type Radio

Town Portland

County Cumberland


Maine's state flag was voted one of the country's worst by experts, but when a politician proposed reinstating the original state flag, a heated debate ensued. Ali Lemer looks at Mainers' complicated feelings about their official symbols. Music: "Local Forecast - Elevator" by Kevin MacLeod (, "Light Touch" by Podington Bear/Chad Crouch ( and "Rhodesia" by Twin Musicom ( are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Thanks to Tim Schneider, Janice Cooper, Dave Martucci, Matt Dunlap, Sue Sheriff and Barry Goldsmith

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