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  • Producer/Host: Cathy Jacobs
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    Program Topic: Home Birth, Part 2
    Key Discussion Points (list at least 3):
    a) What does Luna Midwifery’s care look like close up? What are people signing up for? What is LM’s “expanded postpartum care”?
    b). What are the demographics of home birth clients in your practice? In what ways has this changed over time and why?
    c). What is the Normal Birth Task Force and what is some of the content of its consensus statement on supporting “normal physiologic childbirth”?

    Guests by name and affiliation:
    A). Pam Dyer Stewart, Certified Professional Midwife, Luna Midwifery in Milbridge, Maine
    B). Suzanne Brown, Homebirth Community Midwife, Luna Midwifery in Milbridge, Maine

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  • Producer/Host: Cathy Jacobs
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Babies and families
    Program Topic: Home birth
    Key Discussion Points:
    a) What are some reasons to birth a baby at home rather than in a hospital?
    b). What are some of the economic implications of encouraging home births?
    c). What does “culture of birth” mean? How can it be influenced?
    d). What are some current political efforts to encourage birthing at home?

    Guest:
    Ellie Daniels, Certified Professional Midwife with Morningstar Midwifery in Belfast, Maine

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  • Producer/Host: Cathy Jacobs
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    Issue: Babies and families
    .Program Topic: The importance of compassionate parenting

    Key Discussion Points:
    a). Baby Talk’s guest, Bonnie Harris, had a different reaction than many people to the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. What was her reaction?
    a). How does she define punishment? What is meant by a “culture of punishment”?
    b). What would a “culture of compassion” look like?
    c). What do we need to do to change our “parenting culture”?

    Guest: Bonnie Harris, author and parenting expert (“Connective Parenting”)

    Call In Program

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  • Producer/Host: Cathy Jacobs
    Engineer: Amy Browne
    Topic: Early Brain Development in the Palm of Your Hand

    What are some examples of trauma in babies’ lives?
    What are the main parts of the brain and why is it helpful to know about them?
    What can adults do to address the effects of children’s early trauma?

    Guest: Dr. Mark Rains, child psychologist in private practice in Farmington, Maine and part of a nationwide trauma network

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  • Issue: Childhood Development

    Host: Cathy Jacobs
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Children’s behaviors

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Punishing behavior is a temporary fix.
    b) Behaviors are signs of met or unmet needs.
    c) Adults’ needs must be met before they can address children’s needs.
    d) (Some specific ideas for responding to challenging behaviors.)

    Guest:
    Bonnie Harris, author of Confident Parents,Remarkable Kids and When Kids Push Your Buttons

    Call In Program: Yes

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  • Issue: Early Childhood
    Host: Cathy Jacobs
    Engineer: Amy Browne
    Broadcast Time: 10-11 a.m.

    Program Topic: Certified Nurse Midwives

    Key Discussion Points:
    1) What are Certified Nurse Midwives?
    2) How can CNMs collaborate with obstetricians in a healthy way?
    3) What are some main concerns of the families that you serve?
    4) What is the new Centering Pregnancy model?

    Guests:
    A) Renata Moise, CNM at Maine Coast Women Care
    B) Diane Fehrenbach, CNM at Maine Coast Women Care

    Call In Program: Yes

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  • Issue: Childhood Development
    Broadcast Time: 10-11 a.m.

    Program Topic: Investing in young children

    Key Discussion Points (list at least 3):
    a) Why is early childhood investment an economic imperative for our state?
    b) What are some examples of the payoff that investing in young children offers?
    c) What is the content of the new report from the state Chamber of Commerce and the Maine Development Foundation, entitled “Making Maine Work: Investment in Young Children = Real Economic Development”?

    Guest:
    A) Ed Cervone, Senior Program Director of the Maine Development Foundation and co-chair of the Maine Children’s Growth Council

    Call In Program: No
    Political Broadcast: No
    Host: Cathy Jacobs
    Engineer: Joel Mann

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  • Issue: Early Childhood Development
    Broadcast Time: 10-11 a.m.

    Program Topic: Maine Children’s Growth Council

    Key Discussion Points (list at least 3):
    a) What is the Maine Children’s Growth Council?
    b) Why is the research on early brain development important?
    c) What are some current issues faced by our state that concern babies and young children?

    Guests by name and affiliation:
    A) Karen Heck, Senior Program Officer at the Bingham Program and member of the Maine Children’s Growth Council

    Call In Program: Yes

    Host: Cathy Jacobs
    Engineer: Amy Browne

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