Mah Jongg in Maine

Dear CAFAM members,
Andrea Muraskin, an independent radio and multimedia producer, has asked whether there are Chinese-style mahjongg players she could talk to.  For details, see below.  If you can help her, please contact her directly at the email address or telephone number given.
Best regards,


My name is Andrea Muraskin and I am a freelance radio reporter and recent graduate from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland. I am working on a  radio story on Mah Jongg in Maine. I have attended an ongoing Mah Jongg class that is being held at the Jewish Community Association and a “Mah Jongg Marathon”  at Temple Beth El last Sunday, which included people who play at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at USM. These games are all played in the American style. I am contacting you to see if you might know of members of the Chinese American community here who play and would be willing to have me sit in on a game or be interviewed.

Thank you,

Andrea Muraskin
independent radio/ multimedia producer
Portland, Maine

I just wanted to follow up on my previous email. I forgot to mention that the Mah Jongg story will be broadcast on Portland’s local community radio station WMPG, and I am also planning to pitch it to Tablet Magazine and the AARP, which both have podcasts.

thank you,
Andrea Muraskin

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