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

    Topic: People Skills: Using Empathy and Non-Violent Communication

    What is non-violent communication?  What are it’s origins, values, principles and applications?  How can people learn more?

    Guests: Peggy Smith, Non-violent communication instructor; Shep Erhart, Maine Coast Sea Vegetables; Kyle Bissell, Otolith Education;

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

    Topic: Interview with Roxana Robinson, Author of “Cost” (Farrar, Straw and Giroux,  2008), about the affects of addition on families

    How does addition affect family members?  What are some resources for dealing with addictions?  What are some suggestions Ms. Robinson can offer for other writers?

    FMI: www.roxanarobinson.com/

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

    Topic: Looking back, looking ahead:  Maine Towns and the Legislature

    We live in towns and cities; we also live in the state of Maine.  Each jurisdiction creates policies that, depending on your point of view, help us or hinder us as we make our homes, our livings, and our lives.   In this program, we ask state legislators to comment on the 2008 session and policies that have clear connection to municipal government, to help us understand the sometimes fuzzy boundary between your town and your state.

    Guests: Representative Chris Rector, Thomaston, Senator Christine Savage, Union, Representative Ted Koffman, Bar Harbor

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

    Topic: Making connections: two examples of schools linking to their communities:  Isleboro Central School—Education in an Orchard and Deer Isle – Stonington High School – Looking Out for Teens (LOFT)

    Guests: John Pincince, Horticulture instructor, Central School, Isleboro; Students from Central School; Kim Hutchinson, LOFT program, Deer Isle – Stonington High School;  Students from Deer Isle – Stonington High School

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

    Topic: Maine and Climate Change: What Choices Do We Have Now?

    What is the Marine Extension team?  How is the Natural Resources Council of Maine working to address climate change issues?   What niche is emerging for Chewonki Foundation in terms of pilot technologies that may reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

    Guests:  Esperanza Stancioff, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Sea Grant;  Dylan Voorhees, Natural Resources Council of Maine; Peter Arnold, Chewonki Foundation

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

    Topic: Eating (and Growing) Local in Maine

    What are the benefits of eating locally grown produce and other food products?  How did the “Eat Local” challenge in Waldo County work, and why was it organized?  What needs to happen for producers and consumers to increase the amount of food and agricultural products sold in the local economy?

    Guests: Fran Clemetson and sons Clayton, Timmy and Willy, Erica Buswell, Chrissy Fowler, Mark Fulford

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

    Topic: Maine Towns Take Action on Global Warming

    How are towns and organizations taking action on global warming? What are some of the projects that are making a difference? What advice do those involved have for anyone thinking of starting a similar project?

    Guests: Ann D. Burt, Maine Council of Churches; Deb Avalone-King, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Air Bureau; Pam Person, Bucksport Environment and Energy Committee; Andrew Carpenter, City of Belfast Energy and Climate Committee; Julie Balistreri, University of Southern Maine, Lewiston-Auburn; Barbara DiBiase, Intern, Carbon Emissions, Falmouth

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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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