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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne

    Stories recorded at an event called “True Stories”, that was sponsored by the Midcoast Actors’ Studio and held at Waterfall Arts in Belfast on April 25th. Our thanks to them, and to the storytellers for allowing us to record them. And a special thanks to Jay Rosenberg for technical assistance.

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne
    Production assistance from Andy Buckley

    Selected stories from “Salted Tales: Stories from the Sea”, sponsored by the Colonial Theatre, Belfast, Maine colonialtheater.com/ & the Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, Maine penobscotmarinemuseum.org/. Part 2 of 2.

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne
    Production assistance from Andy Buckley

    Selected stories from “Salted Tales: Stories from the Sea”, sponsored by the Colonial Theatre, Belfast, Maine colonialtheater.com/ & the Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, Maine penobscotmarinemuseum.org/. Part 1 of 2. (Part 2 will air on 5/15/15 at 10am)

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  • Producer/Host: Sara Trunzo
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    Issue: People, events, and ideas in mid-coast, Maine

    Program Topic: Unity Barn Raisers and Community Solar

    Key Discussion Points:
    1. What is Unity Barn Raisers and what programs do they offer?
    2. What is “community solar”?
    3. Why is Unity Barn Raisers leading a community solar effort in Waldo County?
    4. What is the Town of Freeport doing to advance community solar projects and what have they learned?

    Guests:
    Steve Kahl, environmental and renewable energy consultant. Member of UBR’s BOD, past president of Maine Lakes Society, and a founding board member and president, E4Research.
    Mary Leaming, Unity Barn Raisers’ Programs Director
    Donna Larson, Town Planner, Freeport.

    For More Information:
    www.unitybarnraisers.org
    www.solarizefreeport.com
    www.freeportmaine.com
    www.facebook.com/pages/Unity-Barn-Raisers

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  • Producer/Host: Sara Trunzo
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: People, events, and ideas in mid-coast, Maine

    Program Topic: Waldo County Cooperative Extension Round Up: Rural Living Day, Small Dairy Research, and More

    Key Discussion Points:
    1. What is the Cooperative Extension and what does it do in Waldo County?
    2. What is Rural Living Day and how can the public participate?
    3. What are some highlights of the food system and youth development area of WCEA’s work?
    4. What is the objective of the dairy research being done by extension staff currently and how is it progressing?

    Guests:
    Rick Kersbergen – Extension Educator, Sustainable Dairy and Forage Systems, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Waldo
    Vina Lindley – Food Systems/Youth Development Professional, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Waldo
    Jessica Decke – Summer Camp Director, 4-H Camp and Learning Centers at Tanglewood & Blueberry Cove, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

    For More Information:
    umaine.edu/agriculture/blog/2014/10/20/cows-and-crops/
    umaine.edu/waldo/rld./
    umaine.edu/tanglewood/
    extension.umaine.edu/

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  • Producer/Host: Sara Trunzo
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: People, events, and ideas in mid-coast, Maine

    Program Topic: Rock Coast Rollers

    Key Discussion Points:
    1. Who are the Rock Coast Rollers?
    2. What are the concepts, rules, and cultural history that our audience should understand to appreciate roller derby as a sport and a movement?
    3. What impact has the roller derby made on our region, community, and the women who skate in the league?

    Guests:
    1. Irene Yadao (aka Laser Wolf), Co-chair of Public Relations for Rock Coast Rollers
    2. Manette Pottle (aka Mad Madam Mim), President of the Board of Directors for RCR
    3. Kristen Eckmann (aka Chain Lynx), Chair of the RCR Training Committee, and one of the founding members of the league

    For More Information:
    www.rockcoastrollers.org/
    www.facebook.com/RockCoastRollers
    mainerollerderby.com/
    media.npr.org/assets/multimedia/2014/12/derby-101-final.pdf

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  • Producer/Host: John Zavodny
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    Issue: People, events, and ideas in mid-coast, Maine

    Program Topic: CIFF #10

    Key Discussion Points:
    1. Why did Ben Fowlie start CIFF 10 years ago?
    2. What films will be featured at CIFF this year?
    3. What are the educational programs at CIFF?

    Guests:
    a. Ben Fowlie, Founder and Executive Director of the Camden International Film Festival and Points North Doc Forum
    b. Caroline von Kuhn, CIFF Managing Director

    For More Information:
    camdenfilmfest.org/

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  • Producer/Host: John Zavodny
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: People, events, and ideas in mid-coast, Maine

    Program Topic: Hope Elephants

    Key Discussion Points:
    1. Where did the elephants in Hope come from and why have they been brought here?
    2. What kinds of education programs and research are going on at Hope Elephants?
    3. How is the Captive Wildlife Care and Education program at Unity College involved with the Hope Elephant project?

    Guests:
    a. Andrew Stewart – Director, Hope Elephants
    b. Sarah Cunningham – Director, Center for Environmental and Experiential Education and Associate Professor of Captive Wildlife Care and Education at Unity College

    For More Information:
    hopeelephants.org/

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