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  • Producer/Host: Dave Evans
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne
    Topic: Building Energy Efficiency / Energy Efficient Buildings
    Does reflective insulation work? Are Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) energy-efficient? What causes condensation in insulation and what strategies can help reduce condensation?
    Guests: Ralph Chapman, Building Efficiency, Regional Technical High School, Bangor; Scott Blanchard, Designer, Eric A. Chase Architecture
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  • Producer/Host: Dave Evans
    Guest cohost: Bruce Maanum
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    A Renewable Radio Soapbox edition.

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  • Producer/Host: Dave Evans
    Topic: Permaculture
    How is permaculture different from organic or other raised-bed gardening? How does one deal with slugs? How can one find out about perennial green vegetables?
    Guests: Julia Yelton, New Forest Institute; Becka Gagne, permaculture practitioner
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  • Producer/Host: Dave Evans
    Topic: Solar Thermal
    How does a solar-thermal installer evaluate a site? What is a typical pay-back period? Can solar hot water also provide space heat (radiant heat)?
    Guest: Dave Coomer
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  • Producer/Host: Dave Evans
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne
    Topic: Green Jobs
    How did the guests create their work in renewable energy, efficient building, and organic farming? What organizations helped the guests transform their work?
    Guests: Leslie Cummins, Five Star Nursery and Orchard; Curry Caputo, Sustainable Structures; Dana Fischer, CEO, Purist Energy
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  • Producer/Host: Dave Evans
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Topic: Energy meters and displays
    What kinds of electricity-use displays are available to track household use? How can a miles-per-gallon display help one save gas? How can the public pressure manufacturers to make more efficient appliances?

    Guests: Guy Marsden *is* “Art tec”, www.arttec.net; Carsten Steenberg, President & Co-founder, PowerHouse Dynamics, www.powerhousedynamics.com

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  • Producer/Host: Dave Evans

    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Topic: Owner-installed solar electric systems

    Guests: Homeowners Dennis Carter and John McIntire

    How did you plan you solar-electric system?  What maintenance does an off-grid system need?  How did you decide that you could install your own system?

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  • Producer/Host: Dave Evans

    Topic:  Live Food in the Winter Kitchen

    Why would I want live food?  What are brined vegetables?  What options to root cellars are good for storing food?

    Guests: Shana Hanson, Tree of Life Fruit Tree Service,  207-338-8980;  Maria Orlova, Moonflowers Wild Mushrooms

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