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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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  • Host: Jim Fisher
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Winter Recreation and Fitness

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) What is Teens to Trails hoping to accomplish?
    b) What activities does the Bureau of Parks and Lands offer for getting outdoor’s in the winter?
    c) Why is it important to get outdoors in the winter?
    d) What does it take to get young people to do outdoor physical activity in the winter?

    Guests:
    Mike Leighton, Manager Northern Region Parks
    Bureau of Parks and Lands
    106 Hogan Road, Suite 7 Bangor, ME 04401
    (207) 941-4014 mike.leighton@maine.gov
    Mckenzie Smith, Partnerships Coordinator Teens to Trails
    98 Maine Street Brunswick ME 04011
    ( 207) 725-0800 mckenzie@teenstotrails.org www.teenstotrails.org

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  • Host: Jim Fisher
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Mining and Public Health

    Key Discussion Points
    a) What kinds of mines do we have in Maine?
    b) What is Maine’s history with metal / sulfate mining?
    d) What are some of the environmental and health risks of metal mining?
    c) Where are we headed in Maine?

    Guests:
    Rep. Ralph Chapman
    Maine State Legislator, HD 37 and Environmental Scientist
    chapmanhd37@gmail.com
    www.ralphchapman.org
    Lindsay Newland Bowker CPCU, ARM, Environmental Risk Manager
    Bowker Associates, Science & Research In the Public Interest, Stonington Maine
    lindsaynewlandbowker@gmail.com
    Lindsay Newland Bowker, Environmental Risk Manager, Mineral Mining Blog

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  • Host: Jim Fisher
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Access to Health Care: Barriers to Health Care

    Program Topic: Access to Health Care: Barriers to Health Care

    a) What are the major barriers to obtaining health care in Maine?
    b) Is the challenge of transportation likely to get more difficult in the future?
    d) How do we overcome cultural barriers to health care access?
    c) What resources are available to help people gain access to care?

    Guests:
    A) Elsie Fleming
    Community Relations & Development Director
    Healthy Acadia
    PO Box 962, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
    (o) 207-288-5331 ext 10 / (c) 207-669-2073
    elsie@healthyacadia.org

    B) Jim Lysen
    FQHC Executive Director/Chief Financial Officer
    Community Clinical Services, Inc.
    B Street Community Center – Suite 201 – 57 Birch Street, Lewiston, Maine
    JLysen@stmarysmaine.com

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  • Host: Jim Fisher
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Access to Health Care: Paying for Health Care

    a) What does the Affordable Care Act or ObamaCare do to extend access to health care?
    b) Why have some elements of this legislation caused such strong resistance?
    d) Who can help listeners to learn more about ACA coverage? Navigators? Counselors?
    c) What can listeners do to sign up for health care insurance?

    Guests:
    A) Dr. Philip Caper (pcpcaper21@gmail.com)
    Maine All Care www.maineallcare.org/

    B) Mitchell Stein, MBA (mstein@mainecahc.org)
    Policy Director
    Consumers for Affordable Health Care
    P.O. Box 2490, 12 Church Street
    Augusta, Maine 04338-2490

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  • Host: Jim Fisher
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Climate Change and Public Health

    Key Discussion Points:
    What is climate and how is it changing?
    What are some of the causes of climate change?
    What are some environmental consequences of climate change?
    What are some health consequences of climate change?

    Guests:
    Alexander Gray, Sustainability Research Coordinator, University of Maine Cooperative Extension / Maine Sea Grant
    Alexander_Gray@umit.maine.edu
    Abraham Miller-Rushing, Ph.D. Science Coordinator Schoodic Education and Research Center Acadia National Park
    abe_miller-rushing@nps.gov

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