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  • Host: John Zavodny
    Engineer: Amy Browne

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

    Program Topic: The Bear Study being conducted by Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Unity College

    Key Discussion Points:
    1. What are nuisance bears?
    2. Why was the bear study started?
    3. How are Unity College students involved?

    Guests:
    a. George Matula, Associate Professor of Wildlife Biology at Unity College
    b. Kari Lemelin, Student at Unity College

    For More Information:
    ucbearstudy.tumblr.com/
    www.unity.edu

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  • Host: Sara Trunzo
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Farmers’ Markets, Food Access

    Key Discussion Points:
    1. What is happening with farmers’ markets in the WERU listening area?
    2. What are some good practices for shoppers as they use farmers’ markets?
    3. How can low-income residents get access to local products through farmers’ markets?

    Guests:
    1. Amanda Provencher is a farmer at King Hill Farm and vendor at Blue Hill Farmers’ Market.
    2. Bronwyn Clement is an Anti-Hunger & Opportunity Corps member and Maine Hunger Initiative VISTA serving with Healthy Acadia in Hancock County.
    3. Sam Jenkins is a food access volunteer for Food AND Medicine at Brewer Farmers’ Market.
    4. Colleen Hanlon-Smith is the Executive Director of the Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets.

    For More Information:

    www.mainefarmersmarkets.org/
    www.foodandmedicine.org/
    www.healthyacadia.org/

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  • Host: John Zavodny
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Searsport Maine LPG Tank

    Key Discussion Points:
    1 Why was the LPG tank permit denied by the Searsport Planning Board?
    2 What is next for members of Thanks But No Tank?
    3 What are some lessons to be learned from TBNT success?

    Guests:
    a Astrig Tanguay has owned and managed Searsport Shores Ocean Campground for twenty years. Astrig is a founding member of Thanks But No Tank, Astrig has been a vocal opponent of the DCP project. Astrig has served on the Maine Tourism Commission, the Maine Arts Commission, Maine Campground Owners Association, Penobscot Bay Steward BOD and is a founding member of both Friends of Penobscot Bay and Fiber College of Maine.
    b Ken Agabian started working as the Thanks but No Tank coordinator in July 2012. Since then Ken has travelled the mid coast talking about the tank in Searsport and has communicated weekly the status of the project and what folks could do. Formerly, Ken worked with nonprofits in the arts and publishing worlds and is a graduate of Clark University, Worcester, Mass. where he was a student intern at the Environmental Protection Agency.

    For More Information:
    tbnt.org
    www.searsport.maine.gov/

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  • Host: Sara Trunzo
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Community Development the Unity Barn Raisers Way

    Key Discussion Points (list at least 3):
    1 What is Unity Barn Raisers and what do they do?
    2 What events, opportunities, and services are available to citizens through UBR?
    3 What is community development and how does it work?

    Guests by name and affiliation:
    1 Jim Perry has served with many environmental and economic development organizations, including the Worldwatch Institute, Green America, American Forests, American Rivers, and with a land-use and water resource preservation group in Cleveland, OH. He is currently serving as the Executive Director of Unity Barn Raisers.

    For More Information:

    www.unitybarnraisers.org

    Call in show

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  • Hosts: John Zavodny and Sara Trunzo
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    Program Topic: The Arab Spring, What Next? The Camden Conference

    Key Discussion Points:
    1 What is the Camden Conference?
    2 What was the “Arab Spring”?
    3 What conditions led to the Arab Spring?

    Guests by name and affiliation:
    a James Matlack is Program Chair of the Camden Conference. He has studied at Princeton, Oxford, and Yale, been a professor and college administrator, and has been a director at the leading Quaker service organization in the United States, American Friends Service Committee. In this role James traveled extensively, especially to the Middle East.
    b Bob Rackmales is a former board member and current advisory board member for the Camden Conference. Bob spent over 30 years serving in various overseas leadership roles at the Department of State. He has received the Department’s highest award for excellence and was honored by the Italian government for his efforts following a disastrous earthquake.

    For More Information:
    www.camdenconference.org/

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  • Hosts: John Zavodny and Sara Trunzo

    Program Topic: Higher Education Divestment from Fossil Fuels

    Key Discussion Points:
    1. What is endowment divestment from fossil fuels?
    2. Why did Unity College divest?
    3. How does the 350.org “Do the Math Tour” make change?

    Guests:
    a. Dan Apfel, Executive Director, Responsible Endowments Coalition
    b. Stephen Mulkey, President, Unity College
    c. Bill McKibben, founder, 350.org

    For More Information:
    www.350.org
    www.unity.edu
    www.endowmentethics.org/

    Call In Program: NO

    Political Broadcast: NO

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  • Host: John Zavodny

    Program Topic: A Sustainable Mid-Coast Holiday

    Key Discussion Points (list at least 3):
    1. What is there to do on the mid-coast this holiday season?
    2. How can people avoid consumerism and stay green through the holidays?
    3. What are some holiday traditions that are also sustainable?

    Guests by name and affiliation:
    a. Jim Merkel – New Forest Institute
    b. Chris Marshall – Unity College
    c. Jesse Pyles – Unity College
    d. Kimberly Callas – Belfast Creative Coalition
    e. Ben Fowlie – Camden International Film Festival
    f. Tim Peabody – Maine Warden Service (retired)
    g. Joe Saltalamachia – Unity College

    For More Information:
    belfastcreativecoalition.org/
    sustainabilitymonitor.wordpress.com/

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  • Producer/Host: John Zavodny
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne
    Program Topic: Searsport Maine LPG Tank

    Key Discussion Points:
    What are the arguments for and against the Searsport LPG tank?
    How do people in the mid-coast think about the tank?
    What have been the dynamics involved in the tank conversation?

    Guests:
    Maryjean Crowe, an artist and educator, and Peter Wilkinson, a photographer and a journalist, are Belfast residents who got involved in the tank opposition after reading about DCP’s proposal in the newspapers, attending Thanks But No Tank presentations, and doing their own research.
    Astrig Tanguay has owned and managed Searsport Shores Ocean Campground for twenty years. Astrig is a founding member of Thanks But No Tank, Astrig has been a vocal opponent of the DCP project. Astrig has served on the Maine Tourism Commission, the Maine Arts Commission, Maine Campground Owners Association, Penobscot Bay Steward BOD and is a founding member of both Friends of Penobscot Bay and Fiber College of Maine.
    Searsport officials and proponents of the tank were not available to join us in the studio.

    For More Information:
    tbnt.org
    www.searsport.maine.gov/

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