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  • Hosts: Meredith DeFrancesco and Amy Browne
    Topic: Maine Social Forum, July 28th-30th, 2006 in Lewiston, Maine
    Guest: Ryan Conrad, one the the MSF organizers

    Comments Off on RadioActive 07/20/06
  • Host: Cathy Jacobs

    Topic: Grandparents Parenting Grandchildren Guests: Bette Hoxie, Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine, www.affm.net; Suzanne Wagner, Maine Kids-Kin, www.mainekids-kin.org What are some of the primary issues facing grandparents raising their grandchildren? What resources are available? What are some of the reasons that grandparents are raising their grandchildren? Call in show

    “Aired” via live streaming only, due to station being off the air because of technical difficulties

    Comments Off on Baby Talk 07/20/06
  • Producer: Amy Browne
    Topics and guests:
    Interviews with Julie Arnold Lisnet, Director of the Ten Bucks Theatre Company’s Shakespeare Under the Stars production of MacBeth in Brewer, Maine and Francis Fortier, Artistic Director and Founder of the Bar Harbor Music Festival now in it’s 40th year
    FMI: tenbuckstheatre.com ; barharbormusicfestival.org

    What are the rewards and drawbacks of performing “under the stars”?
    What is a “fight director”?
    How does the Bar Harbor Music Festival showcase new as well as established talent?
    How do they mix beautiful music and settings?

    Comments Off on Voices 07/19/06
  • Host: Jim Fisher, Hancock County Planning Commission
    Topic: Fitness and Physical Activity
    What is fitness? What makes a community healthy? What are some barriers to fitness?
    Guests: Katherine Princell, Blue Hill Memorial Hospital; Dan Stewart, Maine Dept. of Transportation
    Call in show

    Comments Off on Common Health 07/19/06
  • Hosts: Meredith DeFrancesco and Rhonda Frey
    Guests: Denise Altivater, Chair of the Sipayik Criminal Justice Commission and a member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe; Jamie Bisonette, Director of the American Friends Service Committee’s Criminal Justice program in New England; Spiritual Elder Arnie Neptune, of the Penobscot Nation and his partner and wife Jane Neptune.
    Topic: The Sipayik Criminal Justice Commission, the reasons for its formation and the conditions experienced by tribal members in jails, prisons and the judicial system
    The medical neglect and other conditions prisoners are subject to
    The law enforcement conduct,
    The problem with drug abuse and nearly non-existent treatment, inadequate defense council and racism
    How the commission is working with spiritual elders to bring in the traditions of native people into the jails
    Contact info:
    Denise Altwater, P.O. Box 406, Pleasant Point, Perry, ME 04667, 207-853-2317
    American Friends Service Committee: fsc.org, search key word “Wabanaki”

    Comments Off on Indigenous Voices 07/18/06
  • Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
    Topic: Generations at home and in the work place
    Guests: Louise Franck Cyr, Community Development Specialist, UMCE; Father Jim Gower, retired priest; Julie Veilleaux, business owner, Window Panes, Bar Harbor; Emily Henry, landscape gardener, Mount Desert Island; Imke Schessler, Admin. Assistant, Project Opportunity, U Maine
    What sort of common experience and events have shaped the members of these generations and how they respond to the workplace, their communities and family life?
    What are some of the characteristics of each generation?
    Call in show

    Comments Off on Family Radio Forum 07/14/06
  • Producers and Hosts: Meredith DeFrancesco and Amy Browne
    Topic: Kick off of the local rolling fast for peace; Eastern Maine Medical Center nurses rally for union

    Comments Off on RadioActive 07/13/06
  • Host: Dr. Betty Duff
    Guests: Author and essayist Barbara Hattemer; Fiction writer Deborah Marshall; Poet Jacqueline Michaud reading some of their work

    In what ways have their writing experiences differed?
    Do they target a particular market? How?
    What are the benefits of belonging to a writer’s group?

    Comments Off on Writer’s Forum 07/13/06