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  • Host: Ron Beard
    Topic: The Balancing Act-work, home and college
    Guests: Margaret Staples, University of Maine Center; Sarah Falvey, Mental Health and Human Services; Daniel Speranza, Nursing; Laura Brown, Liberal Studies
    What are some of the issues and challenges related to balancing the demands of home life, work, and going to school?
    What strategies have been useful in working the balancing act?
    What kind of supports does the University Center offer adult students?

    Comments Off on Family Radio Forum 09/08/06
  • Host: Jill Goldthwait
    Topic: Summer Youth Programs
    Guests: Teimoc Johnston, Director, Amanda Mangels and Ian Richardson, Student Workers, Brooklin Youth Corp
    Linda Nelson, Executive Director, Galen Koch, Student Intern, Opera House Arts
    Amanda Ravenhill, Terry and Hannah, Islesford Boatworks

    Comments Off on Family Radio Forum 8/11/06
  • Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
    Topic: Generations at home and in the work place
    Guests: Louise Franck Cyr, Community Development Specialist, UMCE; Father Jim Gower, retired priest; Julie Veilleaux, business owner, Window Panes, Bar Harbor; Emily Henry, landscape gardener, Mount Desert Island; Imke Schessler, Admin. Assistant, Project Opportunity, U Maine
    What sort of common experience and events have shaped the members of these generations and how they respond to the workplace, their communities and family life?
    What are some of the characteristics of each generation?
    Call in show

    Comments Off on Family Radio Forum 07/14/06
  • Host: Ron Beard
    Topic: Sampling Summer Camps: Options for Families
    Guests: Mark Hundhammer, Camp Beech Cliff, Mt Desert, Maine; Kyle Devaul, Summer Festival of the Arts, Southwest Harbor, Maine; Holley Mead, Sea Mark, Deer Isle, Maine; Shelby Howe, Schoodic Arts Festival, Gouldsboro-Winter Harbor, Maine; Karen Harney, Waldo County YMCA; Lawrence Hollins, Tanglewood Camp and 4-H Learning Center, Lincolnville and Tenant’s Harbor, Maine

    What is distinctive about your summer program? How might a parent decide if your program is a good match for their child? What guides you as you develop your programs? In your experience, what is different about your summer camp compared to camps a generation ago? What outcomes are you proudest of? How have children grown as a result of your program? How do people contact you for information, including scholarships?

    Comments Off on Family Radio Forum 06/09/06
  • Host: Ron Beard
    Guests: Barbara Kates, Families and Children Together, (FACT), a Bangor, Maine non-profit; Jan Bisbee, also from FACT; Lorraine Haynes and Christine Lavoie, grandparents raising grandchildren; Dr. Joseph Crumbley, Family Therapist and co-author of “Kinship Care: Relatives Raising Children”
    Topic: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
    What are the trends leading to more grandparents raising grandchildren?
    What challenges and rewards do “kinship” families face?
    What are some resources that grandparents might turn to if they find themselves raising grandchildren?

    Comments Off on Family Radio Forum 5/12/06
  • Topic: Food Pantries in a Land of Plenty How do local food pantries work? Why is “community food security” important?
    How can gardeners and farmers help with food pantries?
    Guests: Heather Albert-Knopp, Healthy Peninsula Project
    Will Rosborough, Tree of Life Food Pantry
    Call in show
    Host: Ron Beard

    Comments Off on Family Radio Forum 04/14/06