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Lobster Coast - Rebels & Rusticators

One of America's most iconic and compelling cultures, the lobstering communities of coastal Maine are explored by the Frugal Yankees with award-winning journalist Colin Woodard, author of The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier. The culture and environment are facing intense pressures. Are lobstermen doomed?

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What's Up, Doc?

Whether it's the first time or just the annual physical, seeing the doctor isn't what it used to be. Dr. Ronda Rockett from Newton-Wellesley Hospital shares insights and tips when seeing your primary care physician.

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A Cheap Bastard in Boston

Kris Frieswick is the author of The Cheap Bastard's Guide to Boston: Secrets of Living the Good Life--For Free! . She tips us off to some of the best deals around - a few that even the Frugal Yankees had not heard about.

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Blinded by the Light

Driving over a hill at night an oncoming car's headlights blinds you. Are headlights getting brighter or are your eyes dimming? AAA's John Paul joins the Frugal Yankees shedding light on what's happening, what's being done and how all of this effects you.

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The Folk Underground

Musician/writer Scott Alarik explores the folk music underground and the emergence of a new breed of singer/songwriters in his new book Deep Community. The Frugal Yankees find resonant chords.

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New England People - Yankee Magazine's Mel Allen

Yankee Magazine Editor Mel Allen knows New England like no one else. The Frugal Yankees discuss the best foods, the best places and what makes this region unique.

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Annie Copps - Using Maple Syrup

Yankee Magazine food editor Annie Copps sweetens our Frugal Yankee world with a primer on how to use maple syrup in your kitchen and in your recipes. Get the great taste of New England!

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Get Crafty With Craftster

Handy with your hands? Leah Kramer has taken her passion and created a unique book and a crafts community. Find out why the new craft movement isn't your grandmother's doily. And take a look at Leah's book, The Craftster Guide to Nifty, Thrifty, and Kitschy Crafts: Fifty Fabulous Projects from the Fifties and Sixties. This book is fun!

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"Noodling" Fish

Professor Mark Morgan aka 'Ozark Mark' reveals the ancient traditions and the revival of 'noodling' or hand fishing where 60 to 100 lb. catfish are caught by hand. No rods, no reels, no nets, just the fish and yourself. Oh yeah, they do bite, that's how you catch them - with your hand in their mouth.

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100 & Counting

The fastest growing part of the US population is age 85+. In a few years, millions of Americans will be over 100. What does this mean? Will quality of life be at the forefront? Listen in as the Frugals learn about The 100 Year Lifestyle.

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Kick the Birthday Habit

Parents are in a tough spot. They are spending small fortunes for the 'perfect' child's birthday party. Is it really necessary? Our expert says not. With her smart & thrifty tips you can bring your family closer and save money. Now that's something to warm our frugal Yankee hearts.

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Keep Your Car Safe

1.2 million cars are stolen every year. Surprisingly, It's often a common everyday vehicle. Do you know how to stop them? It's simple, listen to Garen Daly & Louise Reilly Sacco, The Frugal Yankees.

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Boston Consumer's Checkbook

The president of Boston Consumer's Checkbook explains how they evaluate local services and in so doing, saving you time and money on eyeglasses, computer repair, doctors and more. Robert Krughoff chats with Frugal Yankees Garen Daly and Louise Reilly Sacco.

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Drop By Assistance

More and more of us need help for an aged parent, disabled relative or just someone who needs a hand. Where do you find someone who is honest and caring? Eleanor Parker from RewardingWork.org sets us on the right path.

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Clear Deals on Eyeglasses

Robert Krughoff from Consumer's Checkbook has a new survey on the best deals in eyeglasses, for price and service. Surprising results. The best places, and the worst stores, from the big boxes to mom and pop independents.

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Beating That Speeding Ticket

The cops, the speeding ticket, the summons, the court. How to avoid getting a speeding ticket, and how to handle yourself afterwards. Timely, smart and money saving fro the Frugal Yankee.

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Where in the World....

Americans are clueless. Map skills are questionable, locating our own state capital is a guessing game and finding Pago Pago is down right scary. We've become geographic illiterates. Is this a problem? Kathy Stewart, author of Earth Facts for Earthlings not only thinks so, but has reasons why we should be geographically smart.

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Age of Betrayal

Big business is running the country, corruption is running rampant, unions are struggling, the rich are getting rich and the poor are getting poorer. Sound familiar? It should. It's America from 1865 to 1900. Jack Beatty, author and Senior Editor for Atlantic Monthly, explains how his new book. Age of Betrayal: The Triumph of Money in America, 1865-1900 reconnects our past to our current problems. Thoughtful and insightful conversation with Garen Daly & Louise Reilly Sacco, the Frugal Yankees.

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Bio-Fuel Fill-Up

Gas prices are climbing, again. Maybe it is time to look at alternatives. The Frugal Yankees think so. There is a growing movement to use various new fuels, including brewing diesel fuel in your garage. Is this the future?

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GOING TO YARD SALES - Tips from The Frugal Yankee

There are over 10 million yard sales/year. Learn how to find good ones & get good deals. The Frugal Yankee has tips & ideas.

Please check out these other FRUGAL YANKEE pages on Yard Sales.

PODCAST: A Successful Yard Sale
PODCAST: How to Score
REPORT: How to Hold a Yard Sale
REPORT: Essential Yard Sales

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How To Buy A Bike

As spring arrives, most of us are thinking about our health. Bikes are a great way to get in shape and enjoy New England. But when was the last time you purchased a bike? Do you know what fitting is? Jeff Palter from The Bicycle Loft in Burlington MA joins the Frugal Yankees and explains.
This podcast was originally published in 2007.

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