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  • Producer/Host: Maxim Langstaff
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Alcoholism

    Program Topic: Discussion of exactly what alcoholism is, it’s impact, treatment, hope and resources.

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) What is alcoholism?; the true nature of the disease – breaking down the myths
    b) How do I know if I, or a loved one, am an alcoholic
    c) What kind of help is out there and how does it work?

    Guests:
    A) Trudy Avery, Caron treatment Centers
    B) John Dyben, Caron Treatment centers
    C) Kelly McAdams, Caron Treatment Centers

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  • Producer/Host: Matt Murphy
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Downtown and Main Street in Maine Special

    Summary:
    The “Downtown Movement” is alive and well in Maine and we’ll explore both the concept and details of downtown revitalization in Maine. What is the history of downtowns in Maine? What is a healthy downtown and how do communities get there? What can the public do to support downtowns? What are the controversial elements of downtown revitalization? We explore these questions and more.

    Topics:
    Definition of “downtown”
    Guests’ organizations’ roles in downtown movement
    History of downtown in Maine
    Elements of healthy downtown and how a town can get there
    Hurdles to overcome
    Examples
    Maine Downtown Conference

    Guests:
    Meredith Jones, Executive Director of Maine Community Foundation
    Briana Pinkham Bebb, Executive Director of Our Town Belfast
    Lorain Francis, Senior Program Director of Maine Development Foundation

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne
    Studio Engineer: Matt Murphy

    A special WERU call-in show about the proposed Katahdin Woods and Waters National Park and Recreation area. The family of Roxanne Quimby, founder of Burt’s Bees, would like to donate land east of Mount Katahdin for a national park and a national recreation area. But rather than being met with a grateful “thank you”, the offer has received mixed responses. Joining us in the studio today is Lucas St. Clair, Roxanne Quimby’s son, and President of the Board of Directors of Elliotsville Plantation, the foundation that owns the land.

    FMI: katahdinwoods.org/

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Topic: Two short Presentations from the 2014 Camden Conference; one by Kathleen Merrigen, one by Chellie Pingree

    1. What are four ways in which agriculture can help reduce climate change?

    2. What is the current status in the growth of farming in Maine?

    3. What are two things that individuals can do to help ensure a more sustainable food system ?

    Guests:

    Kathleeen Merrigen, former Deputy Director of the US Department of Agriculture

    Chellie Pingree, Congresswoman from Maine’s First Congressional District

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Presentation entitled “Two Pathways into the Future” from the 2014 Camden Conference, Fred Kirschenmann, Professor of Philosophy, Iowa State University, and organic farmer

    1. Is the question “How will we increase agricultural output to feed 9 billion people “the right question to ask?
    2. Why is a systems approach to food important?
    3. Why is developing an “ecological conscience” a necessity for human survival ?

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Presentation entitled “Overheated: The Human Cost of Climate Change” from the 2014 Camden Conference, Andrew Guzman, Professor of Law, Berkeley Law School

    1. What is the current effect on access to fresh water of melting glaciers around the world?
    2. How many people are dependent on water originating in glaciers?
    3. What will the effect be on those people as the climate warms?

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  • Producer/Host: Carolyn Coe

    Issue: journalism and filmmaking

    Program Topic: Appalshop and its Making Connections co-coordinator and filmmaker Mimi Pickering

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) origins of Appalshop and its role in the community
    b) stories of economic transition as explored by the Making Connections project
    c) Mimi Pickering’s documentary films

    Guest:
    A) Mimi Pickering, documentary filmmaker at Appalshop and volunteer DJ for WMMT

    FMI:
    www.appalshop.org
    www.makingconnectionsnews.org
    kftc.org/abf

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  • Artist/activist Robert Shetterly talks with Ai-jen Poo, one of the subjects of his “Americans Who Tell the Truth” portrait series ( www.americanswhotellthetruth.org )

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