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  • Host: Jim Fisher
    Engineer: Amy Browne & Joel Mann

    Program Topic: Spring Fitness and Community Transformation

    Key Discussion Points:
    A) What is fitness?
    B) What persona and community barriers are blocking us from being fit?
    C) How does the Community Transformation Grant program address fitness?

    Guests by name and affiliation:
    A) Donna Weigle, Director Mill Pond Health Clinic Swans Island, ME donna@swansisland.org
    B) Sandie Dubay, Director Community Transformation Grant Healthy Acadia sandie@healthyacadia.org
    C) Dawn Littlefield-Gordon, Community Transformation Grant Program Manager, Project Specialist, Priority Populations Maine Physical Activity & Nutrition Program dawn.littlefield@maine.gov

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  • Host: Jim Fisher
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Organic Gardens and Farms

    Key Discussion Points:
    A) Why is organic better?
    B) What are the rules for being organic?
    C) What should we be doing right now in our gardens?
    D) What can we do to encourage more organic farming in Maine?

    Guests:
    A) Dan Huisjen huisjen@gmail.com B.S. Agricultural Engineering Technology, Cornell University Gardener/small farmer, (Oregon) Master Gardener, a Community Garden site manager.
    B) Katie Freedman katie@healthyacadia.org Food, Farm & Nutrition Program Manager

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  • Host: Jim Fisher

    Program Topic: Maine AllCare- October 10, 2012 forum held in Blue Hill Maine
    Key Discussion Points:
    A) What are the major challenges we face providing health care to all?
    B) What has been the impact of the Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare)?
    C) What happened in Maine with PL-90? How are insurance reforms in Maine affecting our access to care?
    D) How can the nation or Maine escape the likely collapse of our current insurance system?
    Guests:
    A) Dr. Phil Caper, MD (retired) and health care policy expert
    B) Richard Freeman, Transformation Officer for Eastern Maine Health Systems
    C) Greg Roraff, CEO Blue Hill Memorial Hospital
    D) Jim Miller, CEO of Wooden Boat Publications
    E) Moderator Joe Lendvai, Retired Business Owner and member of Maine AllCare (www.maineallcare.org)

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Fisher
    Studio Engineer: Joel Mann

    Program Topic: Healthy Homes
    Key Discussion Points:
    A) What are the predominant indoor environmental threats to our health?
    B) What are some strategies for reducing exposure to toxics like radon, lead, solvents, etc. in the home?
    C) Why is moisture such a challenge in Maine and what do we do about it?
    D) Who can we turn to for information and assistance to make our homes more energy efficient?

    Guests:
    -Kathleen Meil, Marketing & Customer Relations Manager Evergreen Home Performance, LLC, 15 Tillson Ave., Rockland, ME 04841 207-594-2244 kathleen@evergreenyourhome.com
    -Bobbi Harris, Director Housing and Energy Services Washington Hancock Community Agency, P.O. Box 299, Ellsworth, ME 04605 (207) 664-2424 bharris@whcacap.org
    -Maria Donahue, MPH,MSW Community Health Director Healthy Acadia, PO Box 962 Bar Harbor, ME 04609
    maria@healthyacadia.org

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Fisher
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Relationship of Ocean Health to Human Health

    Key Discussion Points:
    A) What is the current state of the oceans’ health?
    B) What are some of the principle challenges facing sustainability of ocean ecosystems?
    C) What can we do to reverse the decline and restore health to the oceans?

    Guests:
    A) Dr. Susan Shaw President and CEO Marine Environmental Research Institute Blue Hill, ME www.meriresearch.org
    B) Dr. Jane Disney, Director of the Community Environmental Health Laboratory at MDI Biological Lab www.mdibl.org.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Fisher
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Domestic Violence and Homelessness
    Key Discussion Points:
    A) What is the prevalence of domestic violence and homelessness in Maine?
    B) What are the effects of poverty, substance abuse, health and neighborhood on homelessness?
    C) What options does an abused adult or child have to escaping their abuser?

    Guests:
    A) Sister Lucille MacDonald, Director of the Emmaus Homeless Shelter, Ellsworth Maine 04605 (207) 667-3962 www.emmaushomelessshelter.org
    B) Dennis Marble, Director of the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter 263 Main Street, Bangor, ME 04401 (207) 947-0092 www.bangorareashelter.org
    C) Rebecca Hobbs, Executive Director The Next Step Domestic Violence Project, serving Washington & Hancock Counties, Maine 735 Bangor Road Ellsworth, ME 04605 (207) 667-0176 www.nextstepdvproject.org

    Call In Program: Yes

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Fisher
    Studio Engineer: Joel Mann

    Program Topic: Prostate Health
    *What is prostate cancer?
    *What are the risk factors for prostate disease?
    *What can men do to maintain a healthy prostate?
    *What methods are used to diagnose prostate disease?
    *What are the options for treatment?

    Guests:
    Dr. William A. Sturrock, MD
    Urologic Surgery of Maine
    55 Broadway Suite 2
    Bangor, ME 04401
    (207) 947-0469

    Terry Kungel, President and CEO and Al Fitzmorris
    Maine Coalition to Fight Prostate Cancer
    www.MCFPC.org
    (617) 449-8522

    Call In Program: Yes

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Fisher
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Food for Life

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) What connections do you make between food and health?
    b) How can diet help to prevent cancer?
    c) What are some good resources for people wanting to improve their diets?
    d) What are you eating this summer?
    e)How can listeners learn more about cooking healthy foods?

    Guest:
    MiMi McGee, Chef, Cooking for Life Instructor
    Certification in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University
    Email: mcgee.mimi@gmail.com
    Web: Leafy Cafe – MiMi McGees Food Blog

    Call In Program: Yes

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