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

    Program Topic: Sewage and Health
    *What are the health impacts of sewage disposal?
    *How do we dispose of sewage now, and is this a problem?
    *What alternatives do we have for managing sewage?

    Guests:

    James A. Jacobsen, Project Manager
    Division of Environmental Health Drinking Water Program
    Subsurface Wastewater Unit
    286 Water Street, Augusta, ME 04333
    Phone: 207-287-5695 Fax: 207-287-3165
    www.mainepublichealth.gov/septic-systems

    Michael Harris
    Wastewater Superintendent City of Ellsworth
    333 Water Street Ellsworth, ME 04605
    207-667-7315
    mharris@cityofellsworthme.org
    Waste Water Facility

    Call In Program: Yes

    No Comments
  • Producer/Host: Jim Fisher
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Looking Ahead: Writing a Regional Public Health Plan
    Key Discussion Points):
    a) What are some of the big public health challenges confronting eastern Maine?
    b) What priority issues will be included in the Healthy Acadia Strategic Plan?
    c) What are the prospects for reversing some of our unhealthy lifestyle trends?

    Guests:
    A) Elsie Fleming, Community Relations & Development Director Healthy Acadia, PO Box 962, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
    (207) 288-5331 elsie@healthyacadia.org
    B) Milja Brecher-DeMuro, Social Worker and Substance Abuse Prevention Instructor Acadia Family Center, 1 Fernald Point Road, PO Box 807, Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679, (207) 244-4012 milja@acadiafamilycenter.org

    Call In Program: Yes

    No Comments
  • Producer/Host: Jim Fisher
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    Issue: Looking Ahead: Population, Organization, Environment and Technology

    Program Topic: Looking Ahead: Population, Organization, Environment and Technology
    Key Discussion Points:
    a) What are some big population trends that will shape our region of Maine?
    b) How does the organization of work, home and transportation affect our health?
    c) What changes will we need to make to adjust to rising fuel prices?

    Guests:
    A) Dorathy Martel, Project Manager Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC) dmartel@emdc.org
    Dorathy comes from a background in development, health and human services, but is now directing a project to identify future transportation systems for the greater Bangor region.

    B) Don Cooper, Transportation Planner with the Bangor Area Comprehensive Transportation System (BACTS) Don works to connect people and places using transit systems. He is also President of the Down East Transportation, Inc. Board of Directors.

    Call In Program: Yes

    No Comments
  • Issue: Health Care Reform in the US and Maine
    Host: Jim Fisher
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Health Care Reform in the US and Maine

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) What are the implications of the recent Supreme Court debate on the Affordable Care Act?
    b) What drives the current health care system?
    c) What alternatives do we have for paying for health care?

    Guests:
    A) Phil Caper, MD pcpcaper21@gmail.com
    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.

    B) David White importedcarsvc@roadrunner.com Owner of MDI Imported Car Service in Bar Harbor. Advocate for health care reform. Candidate for Maine Senate District 35.

    Call In Program: Yes
    Political Broadcast: Yes

    No Comments
  • Host: Jim Fisher
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    Issue: Mainely Homeless
    Program Topic: Homeless in Maine: Causes, Consequences, Solutions
    Key Discussion Points:
    Who are the homeless? What are their demographic, social and economic characteristics?
    What are some of the causes of homelessness?
    What programs do we have in rural Maine to help homeless people?

    Guests:
    Sr. Lucille MacDonald, Director
    Emmaus Homeless Shelter,
    Post Office Box 811, Ellsworth, Maine, 04605
    Tel: 1-207-667-3962
    Fax: 1-207-667-1086

    Tara Peterson, former resident of the Emmaus Center

    Call In Program: Yes

    No Comments
  • Issue: Mainely Homeless
    Broadcast Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

    Program Topic: Homeless in Maine: Causes, Consequences, Solutions

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Who are the homeless? What are their demographic, social and economic characteristics?
    b) What are some of the causes of homelessness?
    c) What programs do we have in rural Maine to help homeless people?

    Guests:
    A) Sr. Lucille MacDonald, Director
    Emmaus Homeless Shelter,
    Post Office Box 811, Ellsworth, Maine, 04605
    Tel: 1-207-667-3962
    Fax: 1-207-667-1086

    B) Tara Peterson, former resident of the Emmaus Center

    Call In Program: Yes
    Political Broadcast: No
    Host: Jim Fisher
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    No Comments
  • Issue: Sustaining Social Networks in Aging and Rural Communities
    Broadcast Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM

    Program Topic: Sustaining Social Networks in Aging and Rural Communities

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) What challenges face rural Maine for sustaining social services, including aging population, loss of local organizations, environment changes and new technology?
    b) What is the role of Maine Rural Partners in meeting these challenges? What about Friends in Action?
    c) What can we do to shore-up rural organizations?

    Guests by name and affiliation:

    A) Josephine Cooper, Executive Director or Friends in Action P.O. Box 1446
    Ellsworth, Maine 04605 207-664-6016 info@faithinactionellsworth.org

    B) Isobel (Izzy) Moiles Rural Health Program Manager – Maine Rural Partners 4 York Village • University of Maine • Orono, Maine 04469-5784 Phone: (207) 581-4520 Fax: (207) 581-1266

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

    No Comments
  • Broadcast Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM

    Program Topic: Holiday Eating and Exercise

    Key Discussion Points (list at least 3):

    a) What are some of the big challenges of avoiding weight gain during the holiday season?
    b) What recipes can we use to cook popular, low calorie and low fat meals?
    c) What kinds of fitness activities work best in the dark, cold months of winter?

    Guests by name and affiliation:

    A)Marybeth Judy MS, RD, LD , Nutrition Education
    10 Wayman Ln Mount Desert Island Hospital Bar Harbor , ME – 04609 207-288-5081 marybethj70@gmail.com
    B)Laura Driscoll BS, Fitness Specialist
    Maine General Heatlh where she performs fitness assessments for state employees as well as create fitness programs and instruct classes for Maine state workers. laura.driscoll@gmail.com

    Call In Program: Yes
    Political Broadcast: No
    Host: Jim Fisher
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    No Comments