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  • Producer/Host: Abbie Strout

    Issue: Social and political issues that impact our sexual and reproductive health produced by WERU in collaboration with Mabel Wadsworth Center – www.mabelwadsworth.org.

    Program Topic: Who are Independent Abortion Providers with Jennifer Thibodeau

    March 10th is Abortion Provider Appreciation Day. To recognize this important day, Jennifer Thibodeau from the Abortion Care Network joins us on this episode. We discuss what it means to be an independent abortion provider, like Mabel Wadsworth Center, and we explore the challenges we face as a movement.

    We switch things up a bit in our “Ask Mabel” segment – this month we ask Andrea Irwin, executive director of Mabel Wadsworth Center, to explain how defunding Planned Parenthood will impact Mabel’s and what would happen in Maine if Roe v. Wade were overturned.

    Guests:
    Jennifer Thibodeau, Abortion Care Network
    Andrea Irwin, JD, Mabel Wadsworth Center

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  • Producer/Host: Abbie Strout

    Issue: Social and political issues that impact our sexual and reproductive health produced by WERU in collaboration with Mabel Wadsworth Center – www.mabelwadsworth.org.

    Program Topic: What is a Healthy Relationship with Alex Patel, LMFT

    With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we decided this was a good month to discuss healthy relationships. Joining us on this episode is Alex Patel, a local Marriage and Families Therapist, with 20 years of experience. We explore what it means to be in a healthy relationship, what to do when conflict occurs, she offers advice for single folks, and promotes the importance of honesty and vulnerability in relationships. Additionally, Alex explains why she isn’t actually the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day.

    In our “Ask Mabel”, Lindsey Piper answers questions about Transgender Healthcare at Mabel Wadsworth Center and we explain a little more about our new name!

    Guests:
    Alex Patel, LMFT
    Lindsey Piper, WHNP, Mabel Wadsworth Center

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  • Producer/Host: Abbie Strout

    Issue: Social and political issues that impact our sexual and reproductive health produced by WERU in collaboration with Mabel Wadsworth Center – www.mabelwadsworth.org.

    Program Topic: Happy New Year with host Abbie Strout

    For the first episode of 2017, Andrea Irwin, executive director of Mabel Wadsworth Center, guest hosts to give our listeners a chance to get to know your host Abbie Strout. On this episode, Abbie discusses how she got involved in reproductive rights and at Mabel Wadsworth Center. She provides an overview of the education and community engagement work at the Center and announces some news.

    There wasn’t time for our “Ask Mabel” segment this month, but we promise to answer your sexual and reproductive health questions in February.

    Guest: Andrea Irwin, Executive Director, Mabel Wadsworth Center

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  • Producer/Host: Abbie Strout

    Issue: Social and political issues that impact our sexual and reproductive health produced by WERU in collaboration with Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center – www.mabelwadsworth.org.

    Program Topic: Health Equity with Maggie Campbell

    Key Discussion Points:
    On this episode, Maggie Campbell, the director of communications and development at the Health Equity Alliance, joins us to discuss World AIDS Day. Maggie talks with us about how stigma impacts people with HIV/AIDS, the harm reduction philosophy of HEAL, and provides prevention tips.

    Since the election, we have noticed an increase of interest in IUDs. Many women are worried they will lose birth control coverage with the next administration and are considering getting IUDs inserted prior to January 20th. In our “Ask Mabel” segment, Terry Marley-DeRoiser, WHNP, answers questions about Long Acting Reversible Contraception, including IUDs, providing medically accurate information to help with your decision.

    Guests:
    A) Maggie Campbell, Health Equity Alliance
    B) Terry Marley-DeRosier, Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center

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  • Producer/Host: Abbie Strout

    Issue: Social and political issues that impact our sexual and reproductive health produced by WERU in collaboration with Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center – www.mabelwadsworth.org.

    Program Topic: Winning the Right to Vote with Posie Cowan

    Key Discussion Points:
    History of the women’s rights movement from a personal perspective
    The 19th Amendment
    Equal representation in Congress

    Guests:
    Posie Cowan, Blue Hill, Maine
    Terry Marley-DeRosier, WHNP, Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center

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  • Producer/Host: Abbie Strout

    Issue: Social and political issues that impact our sexual and reproductive health produced by WERU in collaboration with Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center – www.mabelwadsworth.org

    Program Topic: The Burden is Undue with Andrea Irwin, JD

    In June, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Whole Woman's Health in the biggest abortion case in decades. On this episode, Andrea Irwin, executive director of Mabel Wadsworth Center, helps us understand what the ruling means and what implications it has for the future.

    In our “Ask Mabel” segment, Lindsey Piper, WHNP answers questions about birth control and annual exams!

    Guests:
    Andrea Irwin, JD, Mabel Wadsworth Center
    Lindsey Piper, WHNP, Mabel Wadsworth Center

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  • Producer/Host: Abbie Strout

    Issue: Social and political issues that impact our sexual and reproductive health produced by WERU in collaboration with Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center –www.mabelwadsworth.org

    Program Topic: An Abortion Story and Inspiring Remarks

    On May 21, 2016, Mabel Wadsworth Center celebrated our 21st Annual Dinner and Auction honoring two inspiring and courageous leaders in reproductive rights: Dr. Paul Savidge and Kathy Kilrain del Rio. In this episode, we hear a client’s story about the amazing care she received from Dr. Savidge and the inspiring remarks from Kathy.

    Guests:
    Andrea Irwin, JD, Mabel Wadsworth Center
    Catherine Frederick, Mabel Wadsworth Center Client
    Kathy Kilrain del Rio, Maine Women’s Lobby

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  • Producer/Host: Abbie Strout

    Issue: Social and political issues that impact our sexual and reproductive health produced by WERU in collaboration with Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center –www.mabelwadsworth.org.

    Program Topic: Teaching Consent

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) How to talk about consent starting with young children.
    b) Breaking down gender stereotypes.
    c) How pop culture influences our understanding of consent.

    Guests:
    Brianna Bryant – Rape Response Service
    Terry Marley-DeRosier, Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center

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