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  • 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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  • Host: Jim Fisher
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Food Preservation

    Program Topic: Food Preservation

    Key Discussion Points:
    A) What do we grow in Maine that works well for preservation?
    B) What are the most popular techniques?
    C) What risks are involved? How do we avoid problems?
    D) How can listeners learn more about home food preservation?

    Guests:

    A) Jason Bolton Extension Educator
    University of Maine Cooperative Extension
    Assistant Extension Professor and Food Safety Specialist
    735 Hitchner Hall
    University of Maine
    Orono, Maine 04469-5735
    1-800-287-1485 / 581-1366
    jason.bolton@maine.edu

    B) Amanda Provencher, Owner
    King Hill Farm
    29 Faerie Kingdom Rd
    Penobscot, Maine
    04476
    207.326.9701

    kinghillfarm.com/

    Call In Program: Yes
    Political Broadcast: No
    Host: Jim Fisher
    Engineer: Amy Brown

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  • Host: Jim Fisher
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Causes and Consequences of Fire

    Key Discussion Points:
    What are the most frequent types of uncontrolled fires in Maine?
    What show we do to prevent fires?
    Who responds to fires and how are they recruited?
    What are some common health consequences of fires?

    Guests:
    Jeff Currier, Forest Ranger, Maine Forest Service
    (207) 441-2580 

    Richard Tupper, Chief, Ellsworth Fire Department
    207-667-8666
    rtupper@ellsworthmaine.gov

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  • Host: Jim Fisher
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: The Healing Process: Yoga and Cancer

    Key Discussion Points:
    A) What services does the Beth Wright Cancer Center provide?
    B) What is the role of client behavior in fostering health during cancer treatment?
    C) How can yoga help people that are very ill?
    D) Where can listeners go for yoga instruction?

    Guests:
    A) Naomi Gray Chase, yoganaomi@gmail.com  Yoga and Pilates instructor based in Bucksport, Maine
    graychase.blogspot.com/2012/02/what-kind-of-yoga-is-yoga-with-naomi.html

    www.facebook.com/YogaWithNaomi

    B)  Michael Reisman, mreisman@bethwrightcancercenter.org, Executive Director, Beth Wright Center
    P.O. Box 322 · 23 Commerce Park · Ellsworth, ME 04605 · (207) 664-0339
    www.bethwrightcancercenter.org

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  • Host: Jim Fisher
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Alcohol, Drugs and Health

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) What is the current status of alcohol and drug use in Maine?
    b) What are some of the leading risk and protective factors?
    c) What are some health consequences of substance abuse?
    d) What programs do we have now to deal with these challenges?

    Guests:
    Denise Black, Drug Free Communities Project Coordinator
    Denise is responsible for coordinating Healthy Acadia’s Drug Free Communities Grant denise@healthyacadia.org.
    Chris Thornton, Officer, Hancock County Sheriff’s Department
    Chris works with the Hancock County Drug Prevention Task Force and Alcohol Enforcement Team.
    Patti Murphy, M.Ed., LADC, CCS  Aroostook Mental Health

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  • Host: Jim Fisher
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Family Planning and Reproductive Rights

    Program Topic: Family Planning and Reproductive Rights

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) What is “family planning”?
    b) What services are provided in a family planning program?
    c) What are some common misconceptions about sex, sex education, and family planning?
    d) What big challenges confront adolescents and young adults now and in the future?

    Guests:
    Nancy Audet, Director of Communications & Marketing, Family Planning Association of Maine naudet@mainefamilyplanning.org www.mainefamilyplanning.org P.O. Box 587, Augusta, Maine 04332-0587 | Tel: (207) 622-7524 | Fax: (207) 622-0836
    Melissa Gray, Regional Manager Family Planning Association of Maine Oversees clinical operations for our family planning health centers in Aroostook, Washington, Penobscot and Hancock counties.
    mgray@mainefamilyplanning.org

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  • Host: Jim Fisher
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Locally Grown Food

    Key Discussion Points:
    A) What should we be doing in March and April to grow our own food?
    B) What are the rules for being organic?
    C) What grows best in Maine?
    D) How can we help people grow their own or share what we’ve grown?

    Guests:
    -Marjorie Peronto Extension Educator University of Maine Cooperative Extension
    Hancock and Washington Counties 63 Boggy Brook Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605-9540 207-667-8212
    -Vicki Salsbury Salsbury Organic Garden Center
    1501 Maine 102 Bar Harbor, ME 04609 (207) 288-

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  • Host: Jim Fisher
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Homelessness, Discrimination and Health

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Who are Maine’s homeless people?
    b) What are the causes of their homelessness, particularly for youth?
    c) How does being homeless impact on their health?
    d) What programs do we have in Maine to assist homes and marginalized populations?

    Guests:
    Kenny Miller, Executive Director Down East Aids Network 25A Pine Street Ellsworth, ME 207-667-3506 or Toll-Free 800-669-0893 kenney@downeastaidsnetwork.org
    Jody Pierce Glover HIV Prevention Educator (207) 795-6048 Ext. 217 jody@newbeginmaine.org

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