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  • Producer/Host: Sara Trunzo & John Zavodny
    Engineer: Amy Browne

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

    Program Topic: Food Education in Maine

    Key Discussion Points:
    1. What is Matthew Kenney Cuisine Culinary Academy?
    2. Why are people coming to mid-coast Maine for food education?
    3. What are Saltwater Farm and Sailor’s Rest Farm?

    Guests:
    1. Matthew Kenney | American celebrity chef, author, speaker, educator and entrepreneur specializing in plant-based food. He has authored 11 cookbooks and is the founder of Matthew Kenney Cuisine, an integrated lifestyle company as well as the Matthew Kenney Culinary Academy, a raw food education center offering courses online, in Santa Monica, CA, Belfast, Maine and Miami, FL.
    2. Annemarie Ahearn | Raised in Milwaukee, Annemarie Ahearn spent her childhood summers in Maine at her family’s blueberry farm on Blinn Hill in the town of Dresden. After attending Colorado College, she studied Provincial cuisine in Provence and studied at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. In 2009, Annemarie moved to Maine to build a recreational cooking school, with the help of her family. Salt Water Farm is the culmination of her experience in the food industry, her culinary travels, and a deep appreciation for traditional methods of cooking locally sourced ingredients.
    3. Ladleah Dunn | Ladleah was born on an organic farm in Maine where her family ran a bakery on Vinalhaven. She began her own cooking career while attending Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, where she cooked meals for the sail training students and crew on the school’s schooner Bowdoin. She and her husband spent several years living aboard their sailboat and travel abroad before returning back to Maine to start Sailor’s Rest Farm. They raise sheep, ducks, chickens, and mixed produce under cultivation in open field and high tunnel. Ladleah became active in the local food scene cooking with long time local food advocate Stacey Glassman’s Swan’s Way Catering, apprenticing in cheese making with Appleton Creamery and collaborating with Annemarie Ahearn in Salt Water Farm. Ladleah works with Hurricane Island Foundation, Maine Farmland trust and The Maine Grain Alliance teaching workshops and cooking at farm to table dinners.

    For More Information:

    www.matthewkenneycuisine.com
    saltwaterfarm.com/
    www.facebook.com/SailorsRestFarm

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  • Producer/Host: Sara Trunzo
    Engineer: Amy Browne

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

    Program Topic: Kneading Conference, Maine Grains, and all things bread

    Key Discussion Points:
    1. What is the Kneading Conference?
    2. How does this event fir into the local, state, and national local grain and artisan bread scene?
    3. What opportunities will there be for professional and hobby bakers to get engaged?

    Guests:
    a. Amber Lambke is president of the Somerset Grist Mill, executive director of the Maine Grain Alliance, and co-founder of the Kneading Conference.
    b. Dusty Dowse is a mathematics professor, avid baker, and is the education director for Maine Grain Alliance. He directs the Artisan Bread Fair.
    c. Alison Pray is the founder and co-owner of Standard Baking Company in Portland, Maine and author of the book, Standard Baking Company Pastries.

    For More Information:

    kneadingconference.com/
    www.mainegrains.com/
    standardbakingco.com/

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  • Producer/Host: Sara Trunzo
    Engineer: Joel Mann

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

    Program Topic: Maine Fare and celebrating Maine foods

    Key Discussion Points:
    1. What is the Maine Fare event?
    2. Why did you organize the event?
    3. What opportunities will there be for locals and visitor to enjoy or learn about farms and fisheries?

    Guests:

    a. Ellen Sabina is the Outreach Director at Maine Farmland Trust,  and an aspiring farmer.
    b. Alex Fouliard is an Outreach Intern at Maine Farmland Trust. She recently graduated from College of the Atlantic and spends her free time running around with baby goats in Jonesboro.
    c. Robin Alden is Executive Director of Penobscot East Resource Center, a non-profit organization she co-founded in 2003. Located on the waterfront in Stonington, Maine, the organization’s mission is to secure a future for fishing communities in eastern Maine.  Alden was Maine Commissioner of Marine Resources from 1995 to 1997. For twenty years she was publisher and editor of Commercial Fisheries News, a regional fishing trade newspaper that she founded in 1973 and later became publisher and editor of the publication, Fish Farming News. She was a co-founder of the annual Maine Fishermen’s Forum. She is a current member of Maine Sea Grant’s Policy Advisory Committee.

    For More Information:
    www.maine-fare.org
    www.mainefarmlandtrust.org
    www.penobscoteast.org

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  • Producer/Host: John Zavodny
    Engineer: Amy Browne

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

    Program Topic: Mental Health in Maine

    Key Discussion Points:
    1. What is NAMI?
    2. What are some of the mental health challenges facing Maine?
    3. What is the NAMI Maine Annual Conference?

    Guests:
    Sophie M Gabrion, NAMI Maine Mental Health Outreach Coordinator: Sophie joined NAMI Maine in 2013 after working in case management. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in History from Regis College and a Master’s of Science in Human Services from University of Massachusetts in Boston.
    Larraine Brown, NAMI Maine Director of Communications and Outreach: Larraine has produced events, a theater festival, published short stories, written an award winning play, hosted a radio show, raised funds for community based radio and statewide literacy initiatives, and trained and managed sales forces in Boston and New York.

    For More Information:
    www.namimaine.org/

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  • Producer/Host: Sara Trunzo and John Zavodny
    Engineer: Amy Browne

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

    Program Topic: Climate Solutions

    Key Discussion Points:
    1. What is the Climate Solutions event?
    2. Why did you organize the event?
    3. What were some of the outcomes of the Climate Solutions event?

    Guests:
    a. Laurie Osher is proprietor of Osher Environment Systems and President of the Board of Maine Interfaith Power and Light (MeIPL).
    b. Karen Marysdaughter is a member of the 350 Maine organizing committee and has been an outspoken advocate for divestment from investments in fossil fuel in Maine colleges and universities.
    c. Fred Horch (by phone: (207) 725-9104 Has a law degree from U.C. Berkeley, is the founder of F.W. Horch Sustainable Goods & Supplies in Brunswick, and is a 2014 Green Independent candidate for the the Maine Legislature.

    For More Information:
    climatesolutionsme.org/

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  • Producer/Host: Sara Trunzo and John Zavodny
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: people, events, and ideas in Mid-Coast, Maine

    Program Topic: Waldo County Trails Coalition and the Hills to Sea Trail

    Key Discussion Points:

    1. What is the mission of the Waldo County Trails Coalition (WCTC)?
    2. How are different organizations and individuals involved with the development and use of the cross-county trail system?
    3. How has the National Park Service offered assistance to this effort?

    Guests:
    a. Jean English: writer, editor, educator, and MOFGA rep to WCTC.
    b. Cloe Chunn: naturalist, author, and Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition secretary.

    For More Information:
    www.waldotrails.org/
    www.belfastbaywatershed.org/
    www.mofga.org/

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  • Producer/Host: Sara Trunzo
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: people, events, and ideas in Mid-Coast, Maine

    Program Topic: Green Funerals, End-of-Life Planning, and A Will For The Woods

    Key Discussion Points:
    1. What is the documentary, A Will for the Woods, about?
    2. What end of life / funeral / burial options are available to consumers?
    3. How can listeners learn more about their rights to endure affordable, dignified, and environmentally sound burials?

    Guests:
    a. Alison Rector: volunteer with the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine.
    b. Chuck Lakin: woodworker and home funeral educator.
    c. Jeremy Kaplan: co-director and cinematographer of A Will for the Woods.
    d. Tony Hale: co-director and editor of A Will for the Woods.

    For More Information:
    www.awillforthewoods.com/
    www.fcamaine.net/
    lastthings.net/last/
    www.funerals.org/

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  • Host: John Zavodny
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: 2013 Camden International Film Festival and Americans Who Tell the Truth program with Peter Davis

    Key Discussion Points:
    1. What’s new at CIFF 2013?
    2. What is the Points North Documentary Film Forum?
    3. How is Peter Davis involved with Americans Who Tell the Truth?

    Guests:
    a. Ben Fowlie; CIFF Founder/Director
    b. Caroline Von Kuhn, CIFF Managing Director
    c. Peter Davis, Academy Award winning director of Hearts and Minds

    For More Information:
    www.camdenfilmfest.org

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