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  • Host: Jim Fisher
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Program Topic: Brownfields: Cleaning up toxic sites

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) What is a brownfield?
    b) When is the case so serious that it becomes a superfund site?
    c) What kinds of health risks are caused by brownfields?
    d) What are the steps for cleaning a toxic site?

    Guests:
    Robert Simons, PhD, MRP
    Professor of Planning and Urban Studies
    2121 Euclid Ave. UR 223, Cleveland, OH 44115
    216-687-5258,  216 401 1700
    R.SIMONS@csuohio.edu

    Richard Campbell, President
    CEG Environmental
    Maine & New Hampshire 
    (207) 253-1990
    www.cegenvironmental.com

    No Comments
  • Host: Jim Fisher
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Issue: Plant Your Gardens

    Program Topic: Organic gardening

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) When should we be preparing the soil? Should we “till” or not?
    b) What grows well in Maine?
    c) What do we do about pests if we want to be organic?

    Guests:
    Marjorie Peronto, Extension Educator
    University of Maine Cooperative Extension
    Hancock and Washington Counties
    63 Boggy Brook Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605-9540 
    207-667-821
    marjorie.peronto@maine.edu

    Dan Huisjen
    B.S. Agricultural Engineering Technology, Cornell University
    B.S. Environmental Science from University of Washington, Tacoma.
    Gardener/small farmer, (Oregon) Master Gardener, a Community Garden site manager.
    huisjen@gmail.com

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  • Host: Jim Fisher
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Issue: Death and Taxes: Programs to assist elderly and dying in America

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) What is the current level of aging, disability and mortality in Maine?
    b) What cultural barriers do we have to effectively help those who are aging, disabled or dying?
    c) What additional problems will be confronting in the future? What are the impacts of technology, culture, economy, smaller households.
    d) What programs do we have to assist families going through the aging and dying process?

    Guests:
    Jodi Wolford-Tucker, Director, Hospice of Hancock
    14 McKenzie Avenue
    Ellsworth, ME 04605
    (888) 266-8035
    jwtucker@hospiceofhancock.org

    Ann Ossanna, Field Project Supervisor
    Blue Hill, ME 04614 
    (207) 374-5852
    aossanna@whcacap.org
    www.whcacap.org/friendship-cottage/

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  • Host: Jim Fisher
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Issue: A Call To Men: Ending Domestic Violence

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) What is the prevalence of domestic violence in Maine?
    b) What are some of the root causes and long-term consequences of domestic violence?
    c) What is A Call to Men and how does it work?
    d) What other programs do we have in Maine to reduce domestic violence?

    Guests:
    Kelly Brown [kbrown@nextstepdvproject.org] Community Educator, The Next Step
    Eric Whitmore – Advocate for Next Step since 2012. Training from Next Step learning to speak up against domestic violence and a member of A Call To Men.
    Richard Otto, [mailto:Rick.Otto@mainepretrial.org] (Rick) Hancock County ADTC
    Case Manager Maine Pretrial Services as the Hancock County Drug Court’s Case Manager since January 1, 2005.

    No Comments
  • Host: Jim Fisher
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Program Topic: Dental Health

    Key Discussion Points:
    A) What types of dental healthy issues do you confront with your patients?
    B) What preventative steps should we take for dental health? Environmental changes? Behavioral changes? What screening is necessary?
    C) What options do we have to treating a problem?
    D) What policy changes are coming in 2015?

    Guests:
    Timothy Oh, D.M.D. Director, Caring Hands of Maine Dental Center
    70 Kingsland Crossing, Suite A Ellsworth, Maine 04605
    Phone (207) 667 – 6789 Fax (207) 667 – 8875

    No Comments
  • Host: Jim Fisher
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Issue: Free Health Care

    Program Topic: Free Health Care

    Key Discussion Points:

    A) How many people have access to insurance for health care?

    B) What services are provided by the Ellsworth Free Health Care Clinic?

    C) What policy changes will be needed provide more access to health care?

    D) What policy changes are coming in 2015?

    Guests:

    A) Dr. Rita Seger, M.D., Specialty internal medicine, and a Ph.D., in Ecology and

    Environmental Science. She is an advocate for Ellsworth Free Medical Clinic.

    Rita_Seger@umit.maine.edu

    B) Dr. Philip Caper M.D.Held professorships in Medicine and Community Medicine at

    Dartmouth and the University of Massachusetts and has been an Adjunct Lecturer in

    Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health and a Research

    Associate at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. pcpcaper21@gmail.com

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  • Host: Jim Fisher
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Issue: Substance Abuse

    Program Topic: Drug Free Schools and Communities

    Key Discussion Points:
    A) What are some of the current patterns of drug and alcohol misuse in our schools?
    B) What factors may be contributing to substance abuse?
    C) What are the consequences?
    D) What programs do we have and what programs do we need to reduce drug and alcohol misuse?

    Guests:

    A) Denise Black, Drug Free Communities Project Coordinator

    Healthy Acadia (207) 667-7171, denise@healthyacadia.org, www.healthyacadia.org

    B) Barbara Royal, Executive Director,

    Open Door Recovery Center 8 Old Mill Road / P.O. Box 958 Ellsworth, ME 04605

    Phone: 207-667-3210 Fax: 207-667-3133 opendoor@opendoorrecoverycenter.org

    C) Jessica Naylor jessica@odrc84.org – Adolescent Counselor in six schools

    Open Door Recovery Center 8 Old Mill Road / P.O. Box 958 Ellsworth, ME 04605

    Phone: 207-667-3210 Fax: 207-667-3133

    No Comments
  • Host: Jim Fisher
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    Program Topic: Responding to Bucksport Verso Mill Closing

    Key Discussion Points:
    A) What is happening with the Verso Mill in Bucksport?
    B) What are some of the immediate impacts of the announced closing?
    C) What programs are being implemented to assist employees, families and the wider community?
    D) What can communities do to avoid major impacts like this?

    Guests:

    A) David Milan, Economic Development Director
    Town of Bucksport
    P.O. Box X
    Bucksport, ME 04416 
    www.bucksportmaine.gov
    B) Judy Pelletier Rapid Response Program Manager
    Maine Department of Labor
    54 State House Station
    Augusta, Maine 04333
    Phone: (207) 623-7993
    Fax: (207) 287-5933
    Facebook: Maine Department of Labor and SafetyWorks! 
    C) Lynn Cheney, Health Care Navigator
    Washington Hancock Community Agency
    248 Bucksport Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605
    Phone: (207) 664-2424
    Fax: (207) 664-2430
    Machias: (207) 259-5015

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