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  • Producers/Hosts: Cheryl Wixson, MOFGA

    Program Topic: Sustainable Agriculture in Central America

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) What is happening in this area to support sustainable agriculture
    b) Why is this important in this region
    c) How does this fit into the overall food systems

    Guests:
    A) Karen & Paul Volkausen US El Salvador sister cities
    B) Florence Reed Sustainable Harvest International
    C ) Jan Morrill International allies against metallic mining in El Salvador

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  • Producers/Hosts: MOFGA staff

    A tribute to Russell Libby

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  • Host: Melissa White Pillsbury
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Prepping the Garden for Winter

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) orchard management
    b) preparing perennial beds for winter
    c) indoor container gardening

    Guests by name and affiliation:
    A) Izzy McKay, Half Moon Gardens
    B) CJ Walke, MOFGA

    Call In Program

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  • Hosts: Andrew Marshall & Cheryl Wixson, MOFGA
    Engineer: Joel Mann
    Issue: Food & Farming in Maine
    Program Topic: Growing Garlic

    A) cultivation, site selection
    B) varieties & cooking
    C) pests and diseases

    Guests:
    Tom Vigue KiwiHill FArm
    Eric Sideman Maine Organic FArmers

    Call In Program: yes

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  • Producer/Host: MOFGA – Melissa White Pillsbury

    Topic: Teaching Kids about Food and Farming

    Why is it important to educate youth on farming and agriculture?
    What programs & opportunities exist for Maine youth to learn about food & farming?
    What’s happening on Friday at the Common Ground Fair for kids/school groups?

    Guests:
    Ellie Libby, Educator, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
    Jim Ahearne, Common Ground Country Fair Director, MOFGA

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  • Host: Cheryl Wixson, MOFGA
    Engineer: Amy Browne
    Issue: Food, Farming & Agriculture in Maine
    Program Topic: Food processing
    *safe processes for home canning
    *low acid canning
    *pressure canning
    Guests:
    Jim Baranski Shalom Orchard & Winery
    Felicia Dumont University of Maine cooperative extension

    Call In Program: Yes

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  • Producer/Host: MOFGA- Melissa White Pillbury
    Studio Engineer: Joel Mann

    Topic: Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring

    What have we learned since Silent Spring? What impact did Rachel Carson have on the environmentalist movement? What are the urgent environmental issues today?

    Guests:
    Kaiulani Lee, writer, actress, “A Sense of Wonder”
    Heather Spaulding, Deputy Director, MOFGA & Environmental Activist

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  • Host: Cheryl Wixson MOFGA
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    Program Topic: Maine Spirits

    Key Discussion Points (list at least 3):
    1. difference between a wine & a spirit
    2. history of spirits, how to make them
    3. legal implications & licensing

    Guests by name and affiliation:
    A) Bruce Olsen Tree Spirits of maine
    B) Keith Bodyne Sweet Grass Farm Winery & Distillery

    Call In Program: Yes

    Political Broadcast: NO

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