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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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  • 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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