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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.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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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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