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  • Producer/Host: Meaghan LaSala
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Topic: Habitat for Humanity and the ReStore in Bangor

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  • Producer/Host: Meaghan LaSala
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Topics: First, a brief interview with Charlene Francis about the Penobscot Nation’s hosting of the Mother Earth Water Walk that will pass through the Bangor area on Sunday 5/8 on its way from Machias to Bad River, Wisconsin. Then, a conversation about the recent contract agreement between Eastern Maine Medical Center and unionized nurses.

    Guests:
    Charlene Francis, of the Penobscot Nation organizing events for the Mother Earth Water Walk.
    Coralee Giles, President of the Maine State Nurses Association
    Jessie Mellott, Eastern Maine Medical Center nurse, Med/Surg floor
    Jack McKay, Director of Food and Medicine, Worker Rights Board of Eastern Maine

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  • Producer/Host: Meaghan LaSala
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Topic: Main Street Music Studios Instrument Donation Program. In the last two years, MSMS has collected, repaired and donated hundreds of instruments to school music programs throughout the state.

    Guests:
    Andrew Clifford (President, Producer, Drums), Bill Thibodeau (Banjo, Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar), Jeremy Shirland (Guitar), Brad O’brien (Bass Guitar). mainstreetmusicstudios.com/ (207) 992-6169

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  • Producer/Host: Meaghan LaSala
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Topic: “Story Slam Bangor” and the Art of Storytelling

    What is a story slam? What makes a good story? What has the community response been to this live story telling event? How can people get involved?

    (“Story Slam Bangor” is on facebook and is listed on WERU’s Community Calendar)

    Guests:
    “Story Slam Bangor” organizers Zachary Pike and Jesse Moriarty.

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  • Producer/Host: Meaghan LaSala
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Topic: All Season Localism in Bangor

    What are some suggestions for starting a small business that offers local products? How do you build relationships with farmers and other local producers? What local products are available in the winter?

    Guests:
    Zeth Lundy from Central Street Farmhouse- a new downtown business with DIY supplies such as homebrewing, cheese making and cloth diapers.
    Rich Gilbert from the European Farmers Market, a year – round market in Bangor

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  • Producer/Host: Meaghan LaSala
    Studio Engineer: Joel Mann

    Topic: The Proposed Bangor Arena

    What are the costs and benefits of the proposed Arena and Convention Center complex? Why is the project being handled by the city council instead of by referendum, or by the private sector? How would a new arena affect the Greater Bangor area?

    Guests:
    Mark Woodward, Friends of the Maine Center
    Gerry Palmer, Bangor City Council

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  • Producer/Host: Meaghan LaSala
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Topic: Grassroots Art & Activism: A Conversation With Core Organizers of the Bangor Media Collective

    What is the Bangor Media Collective, what does it provide to the art and activism community? How can people get involved? What are zines? What is the INK Youth Zine Project? How can youth and others collaborate with the Bangor Media Collective to publish zines?

    Guests: Brendan Moore (Ink Youth Zine Coordinator, visual artist and poet); Martin Chartrand (singer, songwriter)– both are core organizers of the Bangor Media Collective

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