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  • Producer/Host: Tim Hagney


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  • Producer/Host: Anu Dudley
    Production Assistant: John Welles


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

    Blueberries for Maine

    Key Discussion Points:
    Some history blueberry industry in Maine
    Why does Maine grow great low-bush blueberries? How did the industry start?
    Changes in how berries are grown… how fields are managed over time?
    Harvesting methods over time… including introduction of migrant workers
    Getting berries to market – canning, frozen, fresh pack, etc.
    How did the industry develop… big growers-small growers
    What is Cooperative Extension’s historical role (research and extension)
    Current profile
    Recent trends in how berries are managed, harvests, markets, technology?
    What has happened in the last few years to supply, price, markets, industry
    Current problems and opportunities?
    What are some of the current UM/industry research projects, and what
    questions/problems/opportunities are they addressing?
    (role of integrated pest management, water quality, irrigation, etc)
    What is the niche for organic berries?
    Profiles of Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Blue Hill Berry Company and Highland
    Organics and their connection to growing organic berries, markets, etc.

    David Yarborough, Blueberry Specialist, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
    Melissa Lee, Regional steward, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Lubec
    Theresa Gafney, Highland Organics, Stockton Springs

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  • Producer/Host: Rob McCall


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  • Host: Joel Mann
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Authors Lee Smith & Deborah Joy Corey discuss their new memoirs, Dimestore and Settling Twice

    -What’s the hardest thing about writing a memoir?
    -What advice do you have for young writers?
    -How has today’s technology influenced your writing?
    -What do you read for pleasure?
    -What effect has story telling had on your writing?

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    There are differing views of what Artificial Intelligence should be, and what it will mean for us humans. For us and those who come after us, it’s worth thinking about which possible future is best for humanity. Here’s a starter kit for reflection.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Bahoosh

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  • Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Alternative Energy: Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative

    -PAREI vision and strategy for grassroots action
    -Alternative energy options
    -LD 1504 net metering bill vetoed by the Governor

    Guest: Peter Adams, PAREI founder and co-director

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