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  • Producer/host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

    Topic: Nutrition in Local Schools–Shrinking the Gap Between What We Know and What We Do

    Guests: Dustin Eirdosh, Youth Advocacy Council, Union 98; Maria Donahue, School Health Coordinator, Union 98; Linda Hartkropf, School Health Coordinator, Belfast; Steve Tanguay, Mr. Thurston and several student employees from the Troy Howard Middle School

    Comments Off on Family Radio Forum 5/11/07
  • Producer/host: Ron Beard

    Topic: Teens, Sex and Safety
    Guests: Andrea Gabel-Richards, Social Worker, Private Practice, Linda Robinson, Nurse-Midwife, MDI  Hospital Women’s  Health  Center, David Painter, Physician, Mount Desert Island Hospital

    Comments Off on Family Radio Forum 4/13/07
  • Producer/host: Ron Beard

    Topic: Media and our connections to our home on Earth

    Guests:  Read Mercer Schuchardt, NewForest Institute, Brooks, Maine, 66 Monroe Hwy, Brooks, ME 04921, 207-722-3639, info@newforestinstitute.org;
    Colleen O’Connell, Faculty, Audubon Expedition Institute at Lesley University and co-founder of the Maine Earth Institute, oconnell@Lesley.edu;
    Catherine Elliot, Wildlife Specialist, UM Cooperative Extension, celliot@umext.maine.edu, www.umext.maine.edu, www.tanglewood4h.org;
    Laura Briscoe, Dorr Museum of Natural History, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME, www.coamuseum.org

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    Comments Off on Family Radio Forum 3/9/07
  • Producer/host: Ron Beard

    Topic: Teens, Underage drinking and dating violence

    What resources do teens have if they want to deal with underage drinking and dating abuse? What is “abuse”? How do teens feel about these issues?

    Guests: Alexis Priestly, Carma Durkee, Amanda Chandler, Billy Church, Katie Todd, Sarah Milliken, Don Ficker (Faculty Advisor), Cheryl Bressenden-Fickes and Kim Berry of Maine Youth Voices/ Bridges Coalition; Beth Powers, Associate Director, AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Maine Youth Voices; Kim Berry, Next Step Domestic Violence Project, Machias

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    Comments Off on Family Radio Forum 2/9/07
  • Producer/host: Ron Beard

    Topic: Project based learning at Liberty School: What is project based learning? How does project based learning prepare students for life in the 21st century? What is needed to make project based learning work in alternative and traditional schools?

    Guests: Arnold Greenburg, Brian Crockett, Cerri Aker and Mariah Nelson, Liberty School; Judith Cox, Education Studies Program, College of the Atlantic; Galen Koch, Big Rock Cafe, Stonington/Deer Isle

    Comments Off on Family Radio Forum 1/12/07
  • Producer/host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

    Topic: Poverty In Maine
    Guests: Tim King, Executive Director, Washington-Hancock Community Agency
    Dean Crocker, Maine Children’s Alliance

    Poverty in Maine—the 2006 report- what are the highlights?
    Are the rich getting richer and the poor, poorer? Is there a gold coast effect going on?

    How do we measure “poverty??? (and what role do demography, employment, livable wages, education and public benefits play?

    How do these and other factors influence whether someone is living in poverty (dealing with food, housing and health insecurity!)

    What is the brief history of government response to poverty and the conditions that create poverty?

    What makes poverty persistent?

    What are the goals of public funding for these responses to poverty– keeping people from poverty, eliminating poverty, or a combination? Is it different when the focus is on children?

    If you were given the opportunity to design public responses to poverty that work, what would you do?

    What do listener’s need to know about coping with the conditions that contribute to poverty? What advice would you give to people who are struggling with those conditions?

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    Comments Off on Family Radio Forum 12/08/06
  • Producer/host: Ron Beard

    Topic: Families, Farms and Local Schools Why is there new attention to linking farms and schools? What is happening across Maine and locally? What are the challenges to introducing more local products to school lunch programs?

    Guests: Heather Albert-Knopp, Healthy Acadia Coalition; Tim Fuller, Healthy Acadia Coalition; Scott McFarland, Principal, Mount Desert Elementary School; Linda Mailhot, Mount Desert Elementary School; Diane Lokocz, Beech Hill Farm, College of the Atlantic; Eileen Fahey, parent; Jen Schroth, Farmer, School Board Member and parent, Brooklin School

    Comments Off on Family Radio Forum 11/10/06
  • Producer/host: Ron Beard

    Guests: Jane Freeman, Healthy Peninsula; Corinne Pert, Principal, Brooksville School; Bec Poole, Brooksville community member; Peter Sly, Brookin

    Topic: Building a Healthy Community in Brooksville

    What is Healthy Peninsula?; How does it relate to the state network?; How is it related to a vision of creating healthy communities?

    Comments Off on Family Radio Forum 10/13/06