Barbara Cariddi

New Media News & Content Producer

Barbara grew up in Biddeford, Maine. She earned a master’s in public administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor’s in English from the University of Southern Maine.

After stints as a lobsterwoman, woodworker and newspaper editor, Barbara joined Maine Public in 1989. She left in 1994 to explore television, specifically at WCSH6-TV, the NBC affiliate in Portland. In 1999, Barbara began producing, reporting and anchoring Maine Public Television’s public affairs program Maine Watch. She returned to Maine Public Radio in 2003, and now helps oversee digital news content for Maine Public’s website. She also produces and hosts the daily news podcast “This Day in Maine.”

Barbara’s interests include music, theater, literature and the arts in general. For several years, she sang in a local jazz group called !zing. Barbara’s daughter Vanessa is an opera singer.

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PORTLAND, Maine - Maine U.S. Sen. Angus King is co-sponsoring a bill that would seek a way to prevent the kind of cyber attack that blacked out part of Ukraine last December. King described the incident in a speech on the Senate floor.

"The operator in one of the Ukranian power plants noticed, to his horror, that he no longer controlled the cursor on his computer screen," King said. "The cursor moved of its own accord and starting opening dialog boxes and opening breakers."

PORTLAND, Maine - Federal fishing regulators are proposing to designate the waters of several Maine rivers as critical habitat for Atlantic sturgeon.  The designation is also proposed for other Atlantic coast waterways further south.