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

    Issue: Maine coastal and ocean issues

    Program Topic: Waterfront Communities Prepare for Climate Change

    Key Discussion Points:
    What are some of the impacts of climate change that waterfront communities in Maine are already seeing?
    How do these changes, such as sea level rise and increased storm frequency and strength, impact waterfront infrastructure?
    What are tools that these municipalities can use to predict and address climate change impacts?

    Guests:
    Judy East, Washington County Council of Governments
    Tora Johnson, University of Maine at Machias
    Jennifer Curtis, Maine Floodplain Management Program
    Pete Slovinsky, Maine Geological Survey

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

    Issue COASTAL ISSUES

    Program Topic: LAND conservation in Downeast Maine

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) what are land trusts and how to they conserve lands
    b) what is the scope of conserved lands in the Downeast region and what is the role of your organization’s and the Downeast education and research network?
    c) what is the impact of conserved lands on local communities?

    Guests
    Aaron Dority, Frenchman Bay Conservancy
    Bob DeForrest, Maine Coast Heritage Trust

    No Comments
  • Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: the next generation of leaders in the fishing industry

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) what are the skills neccesary to be a fisherman today, such as management, marketing, policy and so on
    b) the Eastern Maine Skippers program
    c) stories from youth learning, and young fishermen

    Guests:
    Christina Fifield, Penobscot East Resource Center and Eastern Maine Skippers program
    Cyrus Sleeper, fisherman and board member of Maine Lobster marketing collaborative
    Grayson, student from North Haven (audio clip)
    Dennis Damon, form state senator and board member of Penobscot East Resource center (audio clip)

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  • Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel

    Program Topic: Young mariners go to college and graduate school

    Key Discussion Points:
    1. Cutting edge research conducted by College and graduate students in the Gulf of Maine
    2. Research topics covered: Seabirds, clams, scallops, fisheries, aquaculture, water quality, communications.
    3. The role of students in helping address important coastal and marine issues.

    Guests:
    Caitlin Cleaver, PhD student at UMaine 
    Bailey Moritz, a 2016 graduate of Bowdoin College
    Tyler Quiring, PhD student at UMaine
    Kate Schlepr, College of the Atlantic alumna and current graduate student at the University of New Brunswick in Canada
    Caroline Brown and Mikey Cornish, students at College of the Atlantic

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

    Issue: Coastal and marine issues

    Program Topic: Youth engaged in marine programs in Maine

    Key Discussion Points:
    What are your summer programs for youth all about?
    Why is it so important to get kids outside learning about the Maine coast and experiencing it?
    Stories from the field, what kids are finding and experiencing on the coast in these program

    Guests
    Lynn Alley, Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education
    Alex Brasili, Herring Gut Learning Center
    Mitch and Musette, Downeast Insitute campers, from Beals Island
    Staff and campers and Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership

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

    Issue: Coastal issues in Maine

    Program Topic: Leave No Trace in Acadia National Park and Stewardship for the Next 100 years

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Leave no trace practices and guidelines for minimizing outdoor impact
    b) Acadia National Park visitation
    c) Questions from callers regarding Subaru sponsorship of Leave No Trace efforts

    Guests
    Charlie Jacobi, Acadia National Park
    Steph Whtton and Andy Mossey, Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
    Sam White, Rippleffect and Maine Leave No Trace Advocate

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  • Producer/Host: Catherine Schmitt
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Maine coastal and ocean issues

    Program Topic: Local stream stewardship and restoration

    Key Discussion Points:
    Maine’s coastal rivers are home to several species of fish that are “sea run” or diadromous – they spend part of their lives in the ocean but return to freshwater to spawn.
    Many Maine land owners and communities are taking action to open passage for migratory fish, restore stream habitat, and learn more about their local rivers and streams.
    Stream projects bring together a diverse group of people, from transportation engineers and road construction companies to municipal, state and federal governments, land trusts, schools, and
    conservation organizations.

    Guests:
    Jeremy Bell, The Nature Conservancy
    Barbara Charry, Maine Audubon
    Ruth Feldman, Island Readers & Writers
    Ciona Ulbrich, Maine Coast Heritage Trust

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

    Issue: Coastal and Ocean issues

    Program Topic: Gulls and seabirds in the Gulf of Maine

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Herring and great black-back gull populations are on the decline in the Gulf of Maine, what is happening?
    b) Researchers at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor and at University of New Brunswick share their field work and results looking at sea bird and gull populations
    c) What does gull decline portend for the health of the Gulf of Maine system as a whole?

    Guests:
    John Anderson, W.H. Drury Professor of Ecology and Natural History, College of the Atlantic
    Meaghan Lyon, senior at College of the Atlantic
    Audra McTague, first year student at College of the Atlantic
    Kate Schlepr, graduate student at University of New Brunswick

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