MAINE, USA — NEWS CENTER Maine is happy to introduce our new podcast, Agree to Disagree with Phil Harriman and Ethan Strimling.
This week, on Episode 6, Phil and Ethan debate the Vice Presidential pick, the impact the indictments against the NRA will have on Maine politics, organizations that have flipped their endorsement from Susan Collins to Sara Gideon, President Trump’s Executive Orders, the PPP program loophole for large hotels in Maine, the Democratic convention, and voter rolls in Maine now showing Republicans about 90,000 behind Democrats.
Phil and Ethan also play “Love It! Hate It! Wake Me When it’s Over!”, we find out how Ethan did on last week’s hot seat of “Nailed It!” or “Failed it!”, and we have a special guest this week giving predictions for the coming political week ahead.
Agree to Disagree Podcast with Phil Harriman and Ethan Strimling will be weekly podcasts from now through Election Day 2020. Our focus will be on everything hot in Maine politics.
The podcast will come out every Thursday right here at newscentermaine.com. Each week we will give you an inside look at what is happening in Maine politics.
And what a year to be getting started.
We have the U.S. Senate race where Susan Collins is in the fight against Dems to keep her seat and we have Republicans desperate to keep Jared Golden from earning that coveted second term in the 2nd Congressional District.
Not to mention a race for the White House between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, who are scraping for all four Maine electoral votes. In Maine, both parties, as always, are vying for control of the statehouse.
So, a little about ourselves. We'll let Ethan and Phil introduce each other.
Ethan: For those who don't know my buddy Phil, he served in elected office for 13 years, first as a Town Councilor for the thriving metropolis of Yarmouth and then as a State Senator. He founded a financial services firm called Lebel & Harriman. He always wears a pocket square, and he has about 27 grandchildren.
Phil: Well, five grandchildren, but sometimes it feels like 27. And here's my friend Ethan. He ran a social service agency for ten years called LearningWorks, before serving ten years in elected office, first as a State Senator and most recently as the Mayor of Maine's largest city, Portland. Unfortunately, he is also a Mets fan.
So every Thursday, check back right here for the newest episode of Agree to Disagree.
PS...we'll have other places to get the podcast soon.