ABOUT THIS SERIES
In our mistrust-filled world full of political contention and both fake and devastating news, mustering the courage to have authentic conversations with people can be a challenge. Finding common ground and engaging in civil discourse about important issues facing our communities, our state, our country and our world can seem elusive, if not sadly impossible.
This concerning state of affairs prompted the newsroom to examine the concept of trust. In this series called “The Maine Trust Project,” we sat down once a month with a Maine resident to discuss this precious commodity. The project revealed which people and institutions Mainers trust and how the concept of trust drives their thought processes and actions.
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