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  • Producer/Host: Dr. John Hunt

    “Litter problems in multi-cat households”

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  • Producer/Host: Anu Dudley

    “Biography of Birch Trees”

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  • Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
    Studio Engineer: Joel Mann

    Issue: Community concerns and opportunities

    Program Topic: Creating Acadia National Park – the new biography of George B. Dorr

    Key Discussion Points:
    1. Mount Desert Island and the Rusticators
    2. How the story of Acadia derives from the relationship between three men, of different
    generations — Charles W. Eliot, President of Harvard University, George B. Dorr
    and John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
    3. Old Farm and its role in the life of George Dorr and the creation of Acadia.
    4. Woodlawn Museum and the creation of Acadia National Park
    5. Other important figures (and philosophies) in the history of Acadia National Park.

    Ron Epp, author, historian, professor of philosophy
    Maureen Fournier, Ranger, Acadia National Park
    Joshua Torrance, Woodlawn Museum, Ellsworth by phone 667 8671

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  • Producer/Host: Rob McCall

    “Lo, the Winter Has Passed”

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Bahoosh

    “Rock 1”

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  • Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco

    Issue: Environmental and Social Justice

    Program Topic: The Penobscot Nation Appeals River Case and the Legislature Passes Solar Energy Bill LD 1649, But Still Needs a Larger Margin to Override Veto

    Key Discussion Points:
    1) This week, the Penobscot Nation, and the US Department of Justice, filed to appeal a US District Court decision that supports the State Of Maine’s efforts to sever the Tribe’s ties to the Penobscot River within their territory.
    2) This past December, US District Court Judge George Singal decided on the highly controversial and historic case, Penobscot Nation v Janet Mills, Attorney General for the State of Maine. Despite state claims to the contrary, he affirmed that the Penobscot Tribe does have sustenance fishing rights in the Penobscot River, surrounding their reservation’s 200 islands. But on the issue of the river itself, he sided with the State, who claims the Tribe’s territory includes the islands, but not the Penobscot River which surrounds it.
    3) Last week, the Maine Legislature passed LD 1649, An Act to Modernize Maine Solar Power Policy and Encourage Economic Development, but not by a large enough margin to stop Governor LePage’s promised veto. A second vote expected on next Friday, the 29th,provides one more chance for an override.

    Kirk Francis, Chief of Penobscot Nation
    Vaughn Woodruff, Insource Renewables

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  • Host: Denis Howard
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    An open-mic style call-in show

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  • Producer/Host: Tim Hagney


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