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  • Producer/Host: Rob McCall

    “Shad Bloom”

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  • Guest Producer/Host: Carolyn Coe

    Topic: Robin Wall Kimmerer, indigenous science

    Robin Wall Kimmerer teaches botany and plant ecology at SUNY in Syracuse and is the director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment. She is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatami Nation and a resident of Maple Nation. In May she will speak in Blue Hill and her portrait, as part of Robert Shetterly’s Americans Who Tell the Truth series, will be unveiled.

    Robin Wall Kimmerer explores the importance of respect, reciprocity, and responsibility as humans interact with the natural world. She also speaks about the role of indigenous science as individuals, communities, and nations strive to address the challenges of climate change.

    Center for Native Peoples and the Environment: www.esf.edu/nativepeoples/
    Americans Who Tell the Truth: americanswhotellthetruth.org

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Bahoosh

    Paint 2

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    New voice generating technology can make people sound like they said things they never really said, and that will cause us to question just what our ears can believe.

    Check out www.youtube.com./watch?v=1314XLZ59iw

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne
    Studio Engineer: John Greenman

    “Building Bridges Through Political Diversity” & “Corinna and Charleston Residents Suspicious of a Maine Power Company’s Expansion Plans”

    Segment 1: A new discussion/support group called “Building Bridges Through Political Diversity” has started meeting in Belfast with the goal of “find(ing) common ground for people of all political persuasions to work on current issues that affect us all”. We talk with two of the organizers.
    Elliot Benjamin has Ph.Ds in mathematics and psychology and has published a number of books and articles on various topics in psychology, philosophy, mathematics, and progressive politics. Betty Sue Easton is a psychotherapist with a practice in Belfast.
    FMI: ben496@prexar.com or bemusic4ever@gmail.com

    Segment 2: Long-time residents of Corinna and Charleston explain why Maine Electric Power Company (MEPCO)’s plans have them concerned that that a gas pipeline might actually be in the works for what is being touted as a 70 mile electricity transmission line expansion from Chester to Pittsfield —and we hear MEPCO’s response.
    Alan Clemence lives in the town of Charleston near the new power line. Alan has been involved in utility issues, industrial engineering, and environmental activism since the late 1970’s.
    (Full disclosure: Alan has been a WERU volunteer in years past)
    Lorenzo Pizaaro is a retired Brooklyn, New York schoolteacher who now lives in Corinna full time and owns the Second Read used bookstore in Dexter. Lorenzo’s house would be 300 feet from the new transmission line, which he believes would forever change his beautiful homestead.
    Everett Simpson is a musician and lifelong resident of Corinna, where he owns farmland and forest. He reports that he is being pressured by MEPCO to sell easements for the new power line but is steadfastly refusing to do so.
    FMI:. 207-278-3542

    Maine Currents- independent local news, views and culture, every Wednesday at 4pm on WERU-FM and weru.org

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  • Producer/Host: Duncan Newcomer

    After The Hawk, The Dove

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  • Producers/Hosts: Mike Joyce & Alan Sprague
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: hermits, global warming

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) maritime film festival
    b) sea grant programs and funding
    b) living in the maine woods

    Paul Anderson Maine SeaGrant Director by phone
    Michael Finkel author by phone

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  • Producer/Host: Larry Dansinger

    White Indians

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