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  • Program Name: Baby Talk
    Broadcast Date: October 26, 2011
    Broadcast Time: 10:00 a.m.
    Program Topic: Investing in Early Childhood
    Key Discussion Points (list at least 3):
    a) Why is investing in early childhood a sound economic strategy?
    b) How do early experiences promote healthy (or unhealthy) brain development?
    c) What specific activities help to nurture baby’s brains?
    Guests by name and affiliation:
    A) Steve Rowe, early childhood advocate and former Attorney General of Maine
    B)
    C )
    Call In Program: Yes
    Political Broadcast:
    Host: Cathy Jacobs
    Engineer: Amy Browne

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  • Producer/Host: Cathy Jacobs
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne
    Topic: “The No-Cry Discipline Solution”
    What are some common challenges that parents face regarding behavior and discipline? How can hunger, frustration or lack or sleep affect children’s (and parent’s) behavior? How can distraction, making choices and creating routines help create positive behaviors?
    Guest: Elizabeth Pantley, author of “The No-Cry Discipline Solution” and other books for parents
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  • Producer/Host: Cathy Jacobs
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne
    Topic: Parent’s Needs

    What is the Consciously Parenting Project? Why are parent’s needs important? How does it affect children when parents’ needs aren’t met? What are some ways that parents can meet their own and their children’s needs?
    Guest: Rebecca Thompson, founder and executive director of the Consciously Parenting Project, www.consciouslyparenting.com
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  • Producer/Host: Cathy Jacobs
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne
    Topic: How the Prenatal Year SHapes the Rest of OUur Lives
    WHat is the new field of “fetal origins”? How do prenatal nutrition, stress and substance exposure affect people later? What are some implications of fetal ultrasound?
    Guest: Annie Murphy Paul, author of “Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives”
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  • Producer/Host: Cathy Jacobs
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne
    Topic: Birthing the Future
    What is “Birthing the Future”? Why is the “primal period” (pre-conception to the 1st birthday) so important? How does science support claims of the “primal period”?
    Guest: Suzanne Arms, author of “Immaculate Deception” and 6 other books and director of “Birthing the Future”.
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  • Producer/Host: Cathy Jacobs
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Topic: Waldorf Education

    What is the Waldorf approach to early education? What is the Waldorf philosophy about teaching children to read? What was it like to attend a Waldorf school?

    Guests:
    Diane Fitzgerald, founder of the “Morning Garden” parent-toddler program at the Bay School in Blue Hill, Maine; Quinn Mitchell, high school junior who attended the Bay School; Haydee Mitchell, Quinn’s mom

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  • Producer/Host: Cathy Jacobs
    Studio Engineer: Joel Mann

    Topic: How To Teach Your Child to Read and Write – from Baby to Age 7

    Guest: Dr. J. Richard Gentry, author of Raising Confident Readers

    How do kids really learn to read? And how can you encourage reading and writing from the start? Our guest today is literacy expert Dr. J. Richard Gentry, author of Raising Confident Readers: How To Teach Your Child to Read and Write – from Baby to Age 7. Dr. Gentry talks about ways that parents can encourage and play with their children in the earliest years of life, providing loving literacy interactions with their babies, toddlers, and young children. To quote Dr. Gentry, “rich early literacy interactions can help produce rich, literate brains.”

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  • Producer/Host: Cathy Jacobs
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Topic: Cloth Diapers/Diaper Services

    What are the advantages of using cloth diapers rather than disposables? What does a diaper service do and what are the advantages of using one? What are some websites & email addresses if I want more information?

    Guests:
    Jennifer Temple, Clean Bee Laundry, Camden, Maine
    Liz Hudson, Dandy Diaper Service, Southwest Harbor, Maine

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