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  • Producer/Host: R.W. Estela
    Engineer: Allison Watters

    “Wildfire Surveillance by UAV?”

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  • Producer/Host: Dr. John Hunt

    “What happens to pets in Domestic Abuse households?”

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  • Producer/Host: Anu Dudley

    “Poison Ivy”

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  • Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel
    Studio Engineers: Amy Browne

    Issue: Maine coastal and ocean issues

    Program Topic: Coastal Beach Water Quality

    Key Discussion Points:
    -What is the Maine Helathy Beaches Program?
    -How clean are Maine Beaches and what are towns like Lincolnville, Rockport, and York doing to keep them clean?
    -What is the correlation between heavy rainfall and beach water quality?
    -What can citizens do to help keep Maine beaches clean?

    Guests:
    Keri Kaczor, Maine Healthy Beaches Program coordinator, UMaine Coop. Extension/Maine Sea Grant
    David Kinney, Lincolnville Town Administrator: 
    Bob Kennedy, Rockport Conservation Commission
    Steve Burns, York Town Manager

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Bahoosh

    “Clean split”

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  • Hosts: Jon Mohr (aka Joneford)
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Issue: Dealing with the grief from loosing a pet companion.

    Key Discussion Points:
    a)What making that painful decision entails
    b)Dealing with grief, before, during, and after.
    c)What things can help us process the pain and hopefully move on.
    D] The extra difficulty of children and the elderly letting go.
    E] Warning signs to look out for in recovery.

    Guests:

    A)Michele Pich, Psychologist and veterinary grief counselor at University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, www.vet.upenn.edu
    B) Dr John Hunt retired Veterinarian Host of “Pet Sounds” on WERU Sundays 7;30am

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  • Producer/Host: Tim Hagney

    “Pet Food”

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    A proposal to build a natural gas fired power plant in Rockland has the town considering selling city hall and residents concerned about safety. Supporters say natural gas is a stepping stone between coal and more sustainable energy solutions and that this project would bring economic relief to Rockland, in the form of taxes and jobs. The plant would provide local energy generation and steam power for local industries. But Rockland residents Debby Atwell of “Clean Air for Rockland Children” & Ron Huber of the Waterkeeper affiliate group “Friends of Penobscot Bay” are opposed to the plan, and they join us today to explain why.

    To read the FOAA’d documents re the project: penobscotbay.blogspot.com/2015/05/rockland-gas-cogeneration-plan.html

    Contact info for Debby Atwell of “Clean Air for Rockland Children”: 542-9200

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