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  • Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Salts and Water: Stories from the Maine coast
    Storytelling about the Maine coast and how it connects to place-based tourism
    Story: the women lobstermen of Stonington
    Story: The Eastport tides

    Guest: Crystal Hitchings, Washington County Council of Governments

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  • Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel

    Maine coastal and ocean issues: Fisheries History at Penobscot Marine Museum

    -Penobscot Marine Museum’s fisheries exhibit and events and the role of museums in helping people understand about complex fishing industry issues
    -National Fishermen’s photo archives from the Post World War Two era, donated and on display at Penobscot Marine Museum, illustrate over 60 years of fishing industry changes in Maine and the Nation
    -Port Clyde Fresh Catch founder and long time fisherman Glen Libby, described the changes he has seen in 40 years of fishing, including changes in technology and fish populations that led him and others to start the nation’s first community supported fishery.

    Guests:
    Cipperly Good, Penobscot Marine Museum
    Glen Libby, Port Clyde Fresh Catch
    With thanks also to Jessica Hathaway, National Fishermen Magazine

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  • Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel

    Maine Beaches Conference

    The show covers speakers at the recent Maine Beaches Conference, held July 14, 2017 in Wells, Maine
    -Maine coastal and beach pollution issues
    -Coastal erosion and loss of cultural resources
    -Volunteer monitoring programs for beach erosion and pollution
    -Coastal access legal issues

    Guests:

    Chris Feurt of the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve
    Paul Dest, the director of the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve
    Pete Slovinsky of the Maine Geological Survey
    Alice Kelley from the University of Maine
    Keri Kaczor of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension/Sea Grant
    John Duff of the University of Massachusetts Boston

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  • Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel


    Maine coastal and ocean issues: Alewife restoration and monitoring

    Key Discussion Points:
    1. Ecology of diadromous fish (fish that spend part of their life cycle at sea, and part in freshwater)
    2. Volunteer initiatives in Downeast Maine that are helping restore alewives
    3. How alewife harvesters contribute to the protection and restoration of alewives

    Guests:
    Brett Ciccotelli, Downeast Salmon Federation
    Katie Clark, College of the Atlantic
    Darryl Young, Alewife harvester

    The following also appear on this show:
    Bailey Bowden, Penobscot
    Gary Edwards, Sullivan
    Karen Wilson, University of Southern Maine
    Dwayne Shaw, Downeast Salmon Federation

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

    Issue: Maine coastal and ocean issues

    Program Topic: Downeast Fisheries Partnership

    Key Discussion Points:
    1. What is the Downeast Fisheries Partnership and what is its vision for a future where Maine’s fishing communities keep fishing forever?
    2. What are the changes related to fisheries ecology, economy, and policy that suggest a need for a new way of dealing with fisheries management?
    3. What is the relationship between ocean fisheries and river fisheries?

    Guests:
    Robin Alden, Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries
    Jacob van de Sande, Maine Coastal Heritage Trust
    Charles Rudelitch, Sunrise County Economic Council
    Anne Hayden, Manomet

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

    Issue: Cold water safety for sea kayaking

    Program Topic: Cold water safety for sea kayaking

    Key Discussion Points:
    Survival times in cold water
    life jackets and other gear
    what to do to be safe on the water in the cold

    Guests
    Karen Francoeur, Castine Kayak Adventures
    Petty Offer Miller, US Coast Guard
    Maria Jenness, Maine Association of Sea Kayak Guides and Instructors

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  • Producer/Host: Paul Anderson
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Maine coastal and ocean issues

    Program Topic: Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network

    Key Discussion Points:
    National Science Foundation grant to the University of Maine to establish the Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET).
    Aquaculture is an important part of the food system and is being integrated into Maine’s multi-use working waterfront.
    Graduate students working across disciplines are creating and interdisciplinary approach to answer complex societal questions about how aquaculture can grow sustainably.

    Guests:
    Libby Gorse, Graduate Student, University of Maine
    Molly Mason, Graduate Student, University of Maine
    Ben Scuderi, Graduate Student, University of Maine
    Amalia Harrington, Graduate Student, University of Maine

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

    Issue: Maine coastal and ocean issues

    Program Topic: Salt Marshes

    Key Discussion Points:
    Salt marshes are valuable habitat
    People are working to preserve marshes threatened by sea level rise
    Salt marsh sparrows live only in high marsh habitat

    Guests
    Misha Mytar, Maine Coast Heritage Trust
    Jeremy Gabrielson, Maine Coast Heritage Trust
    Joseph Kelley, UMaine
    Brian Olsen, UMaine
    Kate Ruskin, UMaine

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