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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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  • 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: Feminist Healthcare

    Key Discussion Points:

    A) On this episode, we get to know Lindsey Piper, WHNP. Lindsey has been working at Mabel Wadsworth Center for over two years.

    B) She tells about her approach to providing care and why she finds it important to work at a health care center that provides a full spectrum of reproductive health services.

    C) Lindsey Piper also answers the "Ask Mabel" questions this month

    Guest: 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: All Schools Need Comprehensive Sexuality Education

    Key Discussion Points:
    A) In this episode, our intern, Amelia Forman-Stiles, discusses the importance of comprehensive sexuality education.
    B) As a mother of two she explains why she wants her kids to receive sex ed at school.
    C) We end the show with "Ask Mabel" where NP Terry Marley-DeRosier answers questions about vaginismus.

    Guests:
    Amelia Forman-Stiles, Mabel Wadsworth Center and College of the Atlantic
    Terry Marley-Rosier, 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: Choice and Chocolate – Abortion Access in NB

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) This episode is a live recording of the event Choice and Chocolate held on January 21, 2016.
    b) Discussion of abortion access in Canada and specifically in New Brunswick.
    c) An intersectional conversation about how LGBT rights and abortion rights intersect.

    Guests:
    Allison Webster, Reproductive Justice New Brunswick
    Hannah Gray, Reproductive Justice New Brunswick

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