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  • Producer/Host: Jed Curtis

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne
    Engineer: Joel Mann
    Issue: Open-mic
    Topics: “Talking Furniture”, Lyme Disease, Walker Church fire, Heartsong, LPG, East-West Highway, East-West Corridor, Ron Paul

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne
    Audio contributed by: John Greenman
    Issue: Alternative, Independent Local News
    Program Topics:
    Maine’s Legislative Session is winding down, and as law makers prepare to recess there are several pieces of important legislation that are moving quickly through the process, sometimes with changes that the public may not be aware of. One instance is the latest version of a worker’s comp bill that has raised concerns among worker’s rights advocates who held a press conference in Bangor on Monday. (FMI: www.foodandmedicine.org) Updates on other legislative action today, and an interview w/ Judy Berk, Natural Resources Council of Maine, re: the Maine mining bill and “takings” legislation (FMI: www.nrcm.org)

    Key Discussion Points:
    Worker’s Comp legislation
    Other legislation voted on today
    Mining bill update
    “Takings” legislation


    Speakers recorded at a press conference re: Worker’s Comp legislation: Jack McKay, Director of Food AND Medicine; Rev. Mark Doty, Mark Richards, Dean Harding, Loren Snow

    Interview with Judy Berk, Communications Director, Natural Resources Council of Maine

    Call In Program: No

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  • Host: Amy Browne
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    Issue: Open-mic style call-in show

    Key Discussion Points:
    Bipartisan politics, political participation, upcoming events, drones, Mirza Shahzah Akbar denied visa, Juniper Ridge/Old Town landfill, Casella, chicken jerky treats for dogs- danger, CSAs, local food, unions, Governor LePage

    Guests: n/a

    Call In Program: Yes

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  • Host & Producer: Amy Browne
    Program Topic: Mining Companies Draft Wish, Propose Legislation Overhauling Maine’s Laws—And Say “Hurry!”

    Key Discussion Points:
    LD 1853 was drafted by Pierce Atwood, lawyers for the companies that want to mine the land
    Audio from Environment & Natural Resources Committee hearing, including bill sponsor, Rep. John Martin (D- Eagle Lake),and Cosponsor, Sen. Troy Jackson (D- Allagash) –both of whom express some reservations about the bill as presented. Nick Bennett, Staff Scientist for the Natural Resources Council of Maine presents a detailed outline of concerns.

    FMI: Joint Standing Committee on Environment & Natural Resources (for details/updates): (207) 287-4149. Natural Resources Council of Maine: www.nrcm.org

    Guests: n/a
    Recorded audio from Environment & Natural Resources Committee public hearing (see above).

    Call In Program: No

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  • Issue: Varies

    Broadcast Time: 10 am

    Program Topic: An open-mic style call in show dedicated to providing a forum for listeners to call in with news, information, announcements, etc

    Key Discussion Points (list at least 3):
    a) School consolidation
    b) Reducing the state deficit
    c) wars/military spending
    d) events happening in the community
    e) presidential candidates
    f) other

    Guests by name and affiliation: n/a (18 callers)

    Call In Program: yes
    Political Broadcast: no

    Host: Amy Browne
    Engineer: Joel Mann

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  • Broadcast Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM

    Program Topic: William Yellowrobe Jr.
    Key Discussion Points:
    a) William Yellowrobe’s background
    b) Plays writing as a tool for social messages
    c) Play writing process

    William Yellowrobe Jr./ Preeminent National Playwright

    Call In Program: No
    Political Broadcast: No

    Host: Donna Loring
    Engineer: Amy Browne

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