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  • Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
    Studio Engineer: John Greenman

    Issue: Community concerns and opportunities

    Program Topic: Working Towards Food Security for Maine

    Key Discussion Points:

    What are some of the practical ways we are addressing food insecurity in this part of the state? How do local food pantries work with the statewide Good Shepherd Food Bank?

    Hunger Pains is the title of a recent report commissioned by Good Shepherd Food Bank and Preble Street. What does this report reveal about food insecurity in Maine? What stands out? How does hunger or food insecurity affect other aspects of life for those needing a hand up (learning, job performance, family cohesion)?

    What are the highlights of that report, and how does the report influence how we should respond to food insecurity as a state? Are there general myths around food insecurity that listeners should be aware of?

    What policy changes are called for in the report?

    While we work on policy changes, what more can we be doing at the local level to work towards food security (support for food pantries, gleaning and growing food for donation to food pantries, awareness and outreach). Include results of Hancock County Food Drive

    Jennifer Jones, Bar Harbor Food Pantry
    Emily Herweden, Healthy Acadia
    Clara Whitney, Good Shepherd Food Bank

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  • Producer/Host: Rob McCall

    “Otter and Beaver”

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  • Host: Nancy Tancredi
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Program Topic: Civil War

    Key Discussion Points:
    Weaving narrative with letters from the past

    Guest: Alan Sprague, Author of “Toss of a Coin: The Life of a Private in the Civil War”

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Bahoosh

    Field Guide

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    There has been a lot of reaction to Congress’s recent repeal of proposed rules that would require Internet Service Providers to get out permission before using our personal browsing and other information to sell advertising or for other purposes. The Guardian newspaper asked Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the Web and winner of this year’s A.M.Turing Prize, the “Nobel Prize of Computing” what he thought about Congress’s action. The words “appalling” and “disgusting” featured prominently in his response.

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  • Producer/Host: Carolyn Coe

    Topics: Americans Who Tell the Truth, Bruce Gagnon

    Bruce Gagnon, co-founder and coordinator of the Global Network against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, spoke at Reversing Falls Sanctuary in Brooksville, Maine, on Mar. 26 as part of their spring lenten series featuring individuals Robert Shetterly has painted for the Americans Who Tell the Truth portrait series. Gagnon shared his history of activism. He also described the campaign to convert Bath Iron Works from a shipyard building warships to a facility building commuter rail systems, solar panels, and/or wind turbines.


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  • Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Issue: Alternative Energy

    Program Topic: Citizens Climate Lobby

    Key Discussion Points
    a) Climate change
    b) Carbon Fee and Dividend
    c) renewable energy

    Guest: Peter Monro

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  • Producer/Host: Duncan Newcomer

    Annual Meditation of Lincoln’s Death

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