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  • Producer/Host: Ron Beard

    Topic: Communities Going Green

    Guests: Amanda Ravenhill, Cranberry Isle Sustainability Initiative;  Barb Fernald, Selectperson, Cranberry Isles;  Sharon Malm, Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce;  Leland Moore, College of the Atlantic;  Bob Shafto, Maine Association of Conservation Commissions

    How did the Cranberry Isles Sustainability Initiative come about?  What collaborations have been made to reduce Bar Harbor’s carbon footprint?  What are Maine’s Conservation Commissions?

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  • Producer/Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

    Topic: Paper or Plastic—-what are the issues, what are the choices?

    Guests: Maine State Representative Ted Koffman; Senator Feargal Quinn, SuperQuinn Grocery chain, Ireland; Megan Hellstead, Environmental Sustainability Manager, Hannaford;  Suzette Bergeron, Bulletin Bags;  Mindy Veichiniki, Bar Harbor Whale Museum; Kathryn Arbach, A&B Naturals, Bar Harbor

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  • Producer/host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

    Topic: Agriculture Setting the Table of Maine’s Creative Economy

    What were the origins of John Harker’s report on Maine’s Agricultural Creative Economy to the Maine Legislature?  What is the mission of Farms for Maine’s Future?  What resources does the university employ to assist farmers and agricultural producers?

    Guests: John Harker, Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources;  Keri Sands, Farms for Maine’s Future and CEI;  Beth Calder, Food Science Specialist, UMaine Cooperative Extension;  Nanney Kennedy, Seacolors, Washington, Maine

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  • Producer/host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

    Topic: Maine Feeds Maine–An Idea Whose Time Has Come, Again

    Guests: Jane Livingston, Coordinator, Maine Feeds Maine;  Logan Perkins, Food for Maine’s Future; Jim Cook, Director, Crown of Maine Organic Cooperative;  Carly DelSignore, Tidemill Organic Farm; Chris Grigsby, Belfast Co-op

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  • Producer/host: Ron Beard

    Topic: Constructing Town Land Use Ordinances that Work

    Guests: Tom Martin, Executive Director, Hancock County (Maine) Planning Commission; Noel Musson, CES Inc.; Dale Sprinkle, Chair, Planning Board, Surry, Maine

    How does a town exercise its authority to guide land use decisions in Maine?  What is the legislative basis for towns to “plan”?  What is a land use ordinance and how does it affect the ways in which landowners use their land?

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  • Producer/host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

    Topic:  Making Meetings and Groups More Effective

    Guests: Craig Freshley, Good Group Decisions, Brunswick, Maine; Deb Burwell, Organizational Consultant, Belfast, Maine

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  • Producer/host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Sea Grant

    Topic: Maine’s fisheries

    Guests: Robin Alden, director, Penobscot East Resource Center, Stonington ( former commissioner, Dept Marine Resources; Aaron Dority, project director, Downeast Fisheries Initiative, Ted Hoskins, Chaplain, Maine Sea Coast Mission

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  • Producer/host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

    Topic: Healthy Boating and Healthy Beaches

    Why are we concerned? What are the human health aspects of swim beaches? What sorts of contaminants are common and how/where do they originate?

    Guests: Esperanza Stancioff, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Sea Grant Coordinator, Maine Healthy Beaches Program; Pamela Parker, Maine Department of Environmental Protection; Jane Disney, Mount Desert Island Water Quality Coalition; Bill Gawley, Water Quality Specialist, Acadia National Park

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