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

    Encouraging Maine towns to make plans for dealing with rising sea levels due to climate change, a challenge to the right to vote on legalizing marijuana locally, and balancing the budget on the backs of Maine’s most vulnerable — today we take you to public hearings held by the state legislature on these issues, and open the phone lines for your calls.

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  • Producer/Host: Sarah O’Malley

    Climate Change Part 17: Ocean Impacts

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  • Producer/Host: Sarah O’Malley

    Climate Change Part 16 Impacts

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  • Producer/Host: Sarah O’Malley

    Climate Change Part 15 Linear and Abrupt

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

    Interactive news report covering issues with a local connection and taking calls. Today: Laurie Sproul, Fern Stearns, Glen Koehler and John Newlin of the Citizen’s Climate Lobby talk about that group’s carbon “fee and dividend” proposal, which is geared toward bipartisan appeal.

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    -Town officials in Bucksport Saturday held the first of what will be a series of forums for public input on the future direction of the town. There are still many uncertainties with the sale of the mill being challenged in federal court this week on anti-trust grounds. The tone was very positive and optimistic. It wasn’t set up well for recording the event – John Greenman and I both gave it a shot – but here’s a brief clip:
    -Members of 350.org, the Maine Chapter of the Sierra Club and other environmental groups braved single digit temperatures yesterday in Bangor, joining others across the country in a day of rallies in opposition to Keystone XL. We talked to Karen Marysdaughter at the rally:
    -The Alliance for Common Good rallied at the Statehouse last week, in what has become an annual event kicking off the legislative session. The Rally of Unity drew people working on a variety of interconnected issues. Meredith DeFrancesco is planning to have full coverage on “RadioActive” tomorrow at 4:30, but here’s a clip, recorded by Eric Tuttle:
    -A special vote will be held in Orland next Tuesday on a proposed 6 month moratorium on wind power developments.
    -Updates on the current power outages in the Blue Hill area

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Program Topic: The University of Maine System today took a big step toward becoming the first public land grant system in the country to divest from coal. Two of the students who helped make that possible are with me here in the studio today to tell us how they did it, and what other plans they have up their sleeves — and then we’ll open the phone lines to your calls.

    Connor Scott and Brooke Lyons-Justus are members of Maine Students for Climate Justice. Along with another student, Catherine Fletcher, they are also the co-founders of Divest UMaine at UMaine Orono. They’ve been working on fossil fuel divestment of the entire University of Maine system, which is 7 campuses and Maine Maritime Academy. Connor is also the student representative for the UMaine-Orono on the Board of Trustees.

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  • Producer/Host: Sarah O’Malley

    Climate Change Part 12 Oil 2

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  • Producer/Host: Sarah O’Malley

    Climate Change Part 11: Oil

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