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  • Host: Michael Donahue
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: National Arts In Education Week September 13 – 19, 2015

    Key Discussion Points: Week agenda, desired outcomes, programs relating to, state of arts in education nationally and in Maine.

    Participants: Argy Nestor, Director of Arts Education, Maine Arts Commission; Susan Potters, Executive Director, Maine Alliance for Arts In Education; Jeff Poulin, Arts Education Program Director, Americans for the Arts, Washington DC; Jen Nash, teacher, Sebasticook Valley Middle School

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  • Host: Michael Donahue
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Waterfall Arts

    Participants:
    Martha Piscuskas, Co-Director, Waterfall Arts
    Karin Otto, Board President, Waterfall Arts
    Rick Fitzsimmons, Board Member, Waterfall Arts
    Norman Pourier, Director of Parks & Recreation, City of Belfast, Maine

    Key Discussion Points: Past, Present, Future of Waterfall Arts, Programming, Economic

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  • Host: Michael Donahue
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    “The Future of the Arts in Maine”
    Guests: Julie A. Richard (Executive Director of Maine Arts Commission), Charles V. Stanhope (Board President, Maine Arts Commission), Cathy Melio (Program Officer, Maine Community Foundation) and Diane Mataraza (President, Mataraza Consulting)

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  • Host: Michael Donahue
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: The Grand and the Downeast Maine Playwrights Festival

    Participants:
    Gail La Rosa Thompson, Executive Director, The Grand
    Teri Sargent Smith, President, Board of Directors, The Grand
    Sanford Phippen, Author, Playwright, Downeast Maine Playwrights Festival

    Key Discussion Points: History of the Grand, the Grand today and tomorrow, the Downeast Maine Playwright Festival, the work of Sanford Phippen

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  • Host: Michael Donahue
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Promoting Maine Arts & Artists

    Participants: Anthony Anderson, President & Publisher, Maine Gallery Guide & Studio Guide
    Maureen Farr, Publisher, Arts Guide
    Julie A. Richard, Executive Director, Maine Arts Commision, Art Walk Maine

    Key Discussion Points: History and present use of guides throughout Maine, current state of Arts in Maine

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  • Host: Michael Donahue
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Maine Masters Project: “Imber’s Left Hand”

    Guests Include: Richard Kane, Project Director, Maine Masters Melody Lewis-Kane, Co-Producer, Maine Masters
    Jill Hoy, artist

    Key Discussion Points:

    The story of the Maine Masters program

    Producing video documentary “Imber’s Left Hand”

    The artist: John Imber – His life, talent, and death

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  • Host: Michael Donahue
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: “Leaders in Transition Series” with Linda Nelson, Producing Artistic Director, Stonington Opera House, Stonington, Maine

    Key Discussion Points:
    History of the Stonington Opera House – Past into Present
    Rebuilding structure and community pride
    Leadership transitions
    Future for Opera House and for Linda Nelson

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  • Host: Michael Donahue
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    Program Topic: Reading of Dickens’ THE CHRISTMAS CAROL
    Key Discussion Points:
    • Arts Celebration of the Holidays

    Guests:
    • Wendy Schweikert, Actress
    • John Chapman, Actor
    • Robert Burke, Actor
    • Michael Donahue, Actor

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