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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 ?


    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

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


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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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  • Host: Cynthia Swan

    Program Topic: Music and Health

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) How does music affect the brain?
    b) How can music help us learn?
    c) How can music help us heal?

    Alan Wittenberg

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne
    Engineer: Matt Murphy

    Award-winning artist and activist Robert Shetterly talks with former CIA agent Ray McGovern, one of the subjects in Shetterly’s portrait series “Americans Who Tell the Truth” www.americanswhotellthetruth.org , www.raymcgovern.com/

    From Ray McGovern’s website:
    “Ray came from his native New York to Washington in the early Sixties as an Army infantry/intelligence officer and then served as a CIA analyst from the administration of John F. Kennedy to that of George H. W. Bush. Ray’s
    duties included chairing National Intelligence Estimates and preparing the President’s Daily Brief, which he
    briefed one-on-one to President Ronald Reagan’s most senior national security advisers from 1981 to 1985.
    In January 2003, Ray helped create Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) to expose the way
    intelligence was being falsified to “justify” war on Iraq. On the afternoon of the day (Feb. 5, 2003) Secretary of State Colin Powell misled the UN Security Council on Iraq, VIPS sent an urgent memorandum to President George
    W. Bush, in which we gave Powell a C minus for content. We ended the memo with this”

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Program Topic: Summary of the 2013 Camden Conference
    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Militarization of US diplomacy
    b) Bunker mentality of current middle east embassies
    c) Setbacks to US diplomacy in Libya because of 9/11/12 attack on ambassador

    Speaker: Ambassador Lawrence Pope, retired from US State Department

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