Press Coverage

Maine Calling – Bridging the Political Divide

Maine Public, June 13, 2017

Hosted by Jennifer Rooks, this hour-long talk show featured Craig Freshley, Founder of Make Shift Coffee House, and how he is seeking to bridge the political divide by bringing together people of different political views for polite, respectful conversations. Additional guests were Dr. Demi Kouzounas, DMD, Chair, Maine Republican Party and Phillip Bartlett, Esq., Chair, Maine Democratic Party. Click on the link above to hear the show.

Seeking to Understand Over Coffee: People Air Opposing Views on Politics, Election

The Times Record, Brunswick, ME, January 16, 2017

Story following the very first Make Shift Coffee House event in Brunswick, ME focusing on topic: Questions for the Other Side

Ken and Matt in the Morning

WGAN Radio, January 5, 2017

Craig was a guest of morning talk show hosts Ken Altshuler and Matt Gagnon where he was interviewed about an upcoming Make Shift Coffee House. There was even speculation about the need for emergency medical support on hand!

Make Shift Coffee House series continues at Patten Free Library

The Times Record, Brunswick, ME, February 17, 2017

An newspaper article about upcoming Make Shift Coffee Houses in Bath, Maine.

A Path to Understanding at Make Shift Coffee House

The Coastal Journal, March 9, 2017

An newspaper article about upcoming Make Shift Coffee Houses in Bath, Maine.

Make Shift Coffee House: Success of First Event Spawns Gathering in Bath

The Times Record, Brunswick, ME, March 14, 2017

Story following second Make Shift Coffee House event in Bath, Maine focusing on topic: How do I know what to believe?

Maine Currents – Bringing Community Members Together for Civil Discussions About Politics

WERU Radio, Blue Hill, ME, April 5, 2017

Here is an audio recording of Craig Freshley talking about an upcoming Make Shift Coffee House on the Maine Currents show of WERU Community Radio, interviewed by Amy Browne. Craig’s interview start at 31 minutes into the 1-hour show.

Bowdoin College to host Make Shift Coffee House

The Times Record, October 12, 2017

News article in advance of the 8th Make Shift Coffee House at Bowdoin College as part of the “What Matters” series. The topic for discussion is set to be Morality in Politics.

‘Morality in Politics’ Event Brings Together Students, Community Members

Bowdoin Community News, October 23, 2017

News article following the 8th Make Shift Coffee House at Bowdoin College as part of the “What Matters” series. The topic discussed was Morality in Politics.

 

Finding Common Ground

WBFY Radio, Belfast, ME, November 4, 2017

This radio talk show covers “Big Issues from a Small Town Perspective”. In this audio recording, Craig Freshley, Cathy Roberts, and Hannah Hatfield discuss the upcoming Make Shift Coffee House at the Belfast Library, interviewed by Jennifer Hill.