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  • Host: Cynthia Swan
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Opiate Dependence

    Key Discussion Points:
    Substance Abuse is not a black and white issue it’s on a continuum
    What’s the scope of the problem in Maine and how did it get to this?
    What are the best practices for treatment ?

    Kip Young, LADC
    207-664-1500 (office)

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  • Host and producer: Rhonda Feiman
    Co-producer: Petra Hall

    Topic: The Healing Power of Theatre

    Key Discussion Points:
    How can theatre exercises and the expression of personal narrative be beneficial in working with post traumatic stress?
    How does storytelling help immigrant, refugee & incarcerated youth, to cope with- and transform- their traumatic experience?
    What kind of PTSD experiences are faced by individuals in these groups,
    and what are some illustrations of how they have been helped in their healing process, through this theatre work?

    Guest: Judith Sloan- actor, audio artist, writer and radio producer
    YO MISS! Transforming Trauma Into Art
    Earsay Productions

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  • Host: Andree Bella
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Integrative health

    Program Topic: Meditative Aspects of Tai Chi

    Key Discussion Points:

    a) Definition and history of Tai Chi as a martial art.

    b) Physical and psychological benefits of Tai Chi

    c) Attributes of a good Tai Chi teacher and how to find one.

    d) The meditative process of Tai Chi

    Guest: Randy Gelo, martial arts instructor

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  • Host: Cynthia Swan
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Program Topic: “Tools to Thrive”

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) What is Electrodermal screening and how may it be helpful?
    b) Who invented this technology? How and what does it measure?
    c) What does thriving mean?
    d) Supplements, are they really necessary?”

    Kate McMorrow CHCP, LMT

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  • Host and Producer: Rhonda Feiman, LAc.
    Co-Producer: Petra Hall
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Program Topic: Lyme Disease and Co-Infection Prevention and Treatment

    Key Discussion Points:
    What are the symptoms of Lyme disease?
    What are co-infections & what are the symptoms of co-infections?
    What can each of us do to minimize our chances of contracting Lyme Disease?
    What is the best way to do tick checks, & what do you do if you find a tick?
    What products are helpful to minimize the chances of getting a tick bite?

    DR. BEATRICE SZANTYR is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American College of Physicians, and is board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics. She currently participates on the State of Maine Vector-borne Disease Work Group, and is a member of the Maine Medical Association and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS). Dr. Szantyr has lectured on Lyme disease and related tick-borne disorders, to professional and community groups throughout New England, and has given testimony before the Maine Legislature concerning Lyme disease in the State of Maine.

    CONSTANCE “HAPPY” DICKEY, RN, is a founding member and board member of MaineLyme, a non-profit dedicated to awareness and prevention through education and advocacy. She facilitates support groups for people with Lyme, both in-person in Maine, and online, and she is also an advocate for patients with Lyme disease. She has traveled extensively with Dr. Szantyr, educating medical personnel -and the public- about Lyme disease.

    MaineLyme www.mainelyme.org
    Lyme Disease Association (includes great illustrations of ticks, rashes, how to pull out a tick, and much more) www.lymediseaseassociation.org
    ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) www.ilads.org
    Rhode Island Tick Resource Center www.tickencounter.org/
    MaineLyme info on repellents: www.mainelyme.org/prevention/
    Consumer Reports info on repellents: www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2015/05/what-really-works-against-bug-bites/index.htm
    Insect shield your own clothing: www.tickencounter.org/prevention/insect_shield_your_own_clothes
    ***Tick testing:
    U Mass Exten. Tick Assessment Lab ag.umass.edu/services/tick-borne-disease-diagnostics
    ***Other info:
    “New Illness (Borrelia miyamotoi) transmitted by same tick that carries Lyme”- Boston Globe article:

    ***Rhonda Feiman‘s previous information-packed HEALTHY OPTIONS programs about Lyme Disease & other tick-borne infections, are archived at:

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  • Host: Andree Bella
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Issue: Integrative health

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Reasons why LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) supports the legalization and regulation of all drugs.
    b) Why “The War on Drugs” has been a failure.
    c) The benefits of rehabilitation vs. incarceration/punishment for non-violent drug offenders
    d) Where politicians from various parties stand on this issue.

    Guests: Theodore Nelson – LEAP speaker

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  • Host: Cynthia Swan
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Program Topic: “Smart Scents: Essential Oils for Self Care & Home”

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) What are some of the personal benefits you have derived from using essential oils?
    b) Are all essential oils equal and safe?
    c) What are some recipes you can share with listeners?
    d) Where can listeners go for more resources?”
    e) How can essential oils be used?

    Carrie Lehoullier, LMT
    Facebook: Green Roots Massage and Apothecary

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  • Producer/Host: Rhonda Feiman
    Engineer: John Greenman
    Co-Producer: Petra Hall

    Program Topic: Yamuna Ball Rolling

    Key Discussion Points:
    What is Yamuna ball rolling?
    How can this technique be incorporated into yoga asanas (positions)?
    How is this technique used to build muscle & bone strength?
    Can this technique be used for osteoporosis or for other physical conditions?

    Marianna Moll
    Founder and director of The Belfast Yoga Studio
    Contact info:
    9 Field St #302, Belfast, ME 04915
    (207) 338-3930

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