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  • Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco

    Topics: Today we turn to Governor LePage’s proposed budget cuts. First a labor rally at the capitol today concerning cuts to state worker benefits, and then an interview on social safety net cuts, looking towards another rally in Augusta this coming Monday.

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  • Producer/Host: John Zavodny, PhD, Unity College faculty
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Topic: Unity College: Then, Now, and In the Future

    What is Unity College’s significance to mid-coast Maine? What are the major accomplishments of Unity College over the last five years? What can we expect from Unity College over the next several years?

    Dr. Mitchell Thomashow, Unity College President | Author of “Bringing the Biosphere Home,” and “Ecological Identity,” both published by MIT press. He serves on the board of the Coalition on Environmental and Jewish Life (COEJL), and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). He is on the advisory board of Orion Magazine. Thomashow is a founding member of the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD).

    Dr. Amy Knisley, Unity College Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs | Knisley earned her Ph D in Philosophy from the University of Colorado and Master of Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School. She is an organic farmer and small business owner (with husband Ed) of Betsy?s Farm, currently located in Benton, Maine.

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  • Producers/Hosts: Amy Browne & Meredith DeFrancesco

    Topics:  Impacts of Climate Change on Maine’s Wildlife, and Maine Considers Restrictions on Use of Bisphenol-A in Consumer Products

    FMI:  www.preventharm.org , www.maine.gov/dep

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  • Producers/Hosts: Peter Neill and Amelia Poole, World Ocean Observatory

    Topic:  Ocean Energy in Maine

    FMI:  www.thew2o.net

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  • Producer/Host: Val R.H. King

    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Topics: Film Festival, Film Development

    The goal for economic development of film in Maine.  What film would mean to local film makers.  How to grow the film industry in Maine

    Guests: Dylan Howard, Richard Kane

    Call in show

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne

    Topic:  Earth First! Round River Rendezvous

    The annual international gathering of the Earth First! movement will be taking place in Maine in late June/early July.  Today we talk with two of the organizers,  Storm Waters and Ryan Clarke, about the history of the event, and what this year’s RRR has in store.

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

    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Topic: Producing, Fishing and Buying Local: What are the benefits to local communities?
    Guests: Aaron Dority, Penobscot East Resource Center; Bob St. Peter, Food for Maine’s Future; Will Hopkins, Cobscook Bay Resource Center; David Bright, MOO Milk

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne

    Topic:  Cell Phone Dangers & Pending Labeling Legislation

    Interviews with investigative journalist & blogger Christopher Ketcham, author of a recent article that is drawing national attention to dangers associated with cell phones (“Warning: Your Cell Phone May Be Hazardous to your Health”— GQ Magazine, Feb.2010), and with Maine State Representative Andrea Boland who is introducing LD 1706, “An Act To Create the Children’s Wireless Protection Act”.

    The Health and Human Services Committee will hold a public hearing re: the proposed legislation, on March 2, 2010 at 1p.m.   The public may offer written or verbal testimony at that time.   Rep. Boland advises that in order for written comments to be entered into the record, the committee must receive 20 copies by mail at the following address:  Health & Human Services Committee, 100 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333 prior to the hearing on 3/2/10 or the work session on 3/9/10.  If you are unable to make copies yourself, Rep. Boland can assist you.   Her email is sixwings@metrocast.net, or mail her c/o Clerk of the House, 2 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04334  The H&HS Committee can by reached c/o Jan Clark, jan.clark.@legislature.maine.gov

    FMI:  www.christopherketcham.com  http://electromagnetichealth.org/ http://www.gq.com/cars-gear/gear-and-gadgets/201002/warning-cell-phone-radiation,  http://www.microwavenews.com/

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