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  • Producer/Host: Dr. John Hunt

    Homemade diet for diarrhea in cats

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  • Producer/Host: Anu Dudley
    Production Assistant: John Welles

    Balance in Nature

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  • Producer/Host: Tim Hagney
    Rhus tox

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  • Host: Ann Luther, League of Women Voters of Maine  
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Census 2020: Making Sense of the Census

    Key Discussion Points:
    We’ll talk about the history and evolution of the census,
    Why it’s important,
    Who uses census data,
    What’s being planned for 2020,
    What problems are on the horizon, and
    Why the census matters in Maine.

    Guests:
    Margo Anderson, Distinguished Professor of History and Urban Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, author of the book, The American Census: A Social History uwm.edu/history/people/anderson-margo/
    -Richard Taylor, Communications and Research Manager, Maine State Housing Authority

    To learn more about this topic:
    2020 Census Operational Plan from the Census Bureau
    New Acting Director To Oversee ‘High Risk’ 2020 Census, reporting from NPR
    The 2020 Census may be wildly inaccurate–and it matters more than you think, from the Brookings Institution

    The all-volunteer team at the League of Women Voters – Downeast who plan and coordinate this series includes:
    Starr Gilmartin
    Maggie Harling
    Linda Hoskins
    Ann Luther
    Maryann Ogonowski
    Pam Person
    Leah Taylor
    Linda Washburn

    FMI re League of Women Voters of Maine: www.lwvme.org/

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  • Producer/Host: Rob McCall

    “25 Anniversary”

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  • Producer: Meredith DeFrancesco

    Greater Bangor Solarize Initiative and End Violence Together Rally and March

    -As the size and intensity of hurricanes hitting Houston, Florida, the Caribbean and Mexico are linked to the increased temperatures and moisture brought on by global warming, people across the country and Maine step up initiatives to accelerate a transition to solar energy through grassroots action.
    -Greater Bangor Solarize is one of these initiatives – a program offering discounted costs and aid in accessing resources and installation. Bangor is joining other communities in the Br Harbor, Mid-coast, Waterville and Freeport areas in initiating the “solarize” model to accelerate a transition to solar energy. The deadline to participate in Greater Bangor Solarize is September 30th.
    -We also look towards this Saturday’s annual End Violence Together March and Rally in downtown Bangor.

    Guests:
    Karen Marysdaughter, coordinator Greater Bangor Solarize
    Amy Hughes, Eastern Maine Peace and Justice Center

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  • Host: Matt Murphy
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Topic: The many facets of children’s literature from the perspective of writers, an illustrator and a librarian, all from the Blue Hill Peninsula.
    Guests: Kim Ridley, Libby Edwardson, Rebekah Raye and Ellen Booraem

    NOTE: This is the final episode of Writers Forum. Starting in October we’ll have a new show airing in this time slot (2nd Thursday of each month at 10) called “Book Worm” hosted by Brook Minner, so join us then!

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    By now, pretty much everyone in the country has heard about the breach at credit reporting company Equifax of the personal information of 143 million Americans. It’s an unprecedented digital disaster, and a boon to potential identity thieves. So what can we do to help protect ourselves from all manner of financial fraud after this breach? Amidst all of the Equifax babble and recommendations from news sites and a bevy of self-proclaimed experts on the web, there is one thing that all of us can do to help protect ourselves, and living in Maine makes it free for us. Here’s the story.

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