Pet Sounds 5/20/18

Producer/Host: Dr. John Hunt

More Questions from Children

Mainely Phenology 5/19/18

Producers/Hosts: Hazel Stark and Joe Horn

Trout Lilies

Photos, a full transcript, references, contact information, and more available at

Leaves are still absent from many of our trees, and those that have emerged are thin, small, and quite translucent. This allows the sunlight to pour onto the forest floor giving rise to the countless spring wildflowers that give us a burst of early color in these otherwise drab vernal woods. Giving a sudden splash of mottled green and vivid yellow is one such ephemeral wildflower and the subject of today’s program: trout lilies.

Earthwise 5/19/18

Producer/Host: Anu Dudley
Production Assistant: John Welles


Nature’s Remedies 5/19/18

Producer/Host: Tim Hagney


Democracy Forum 5/18/18

Host: Ann Luther, League of Women Voters of Maine  
Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: Immigration: Can We Live Without It?

Key Discussion Points:
Immigration and jobs
Federal policy
Effect on economic development and workforce in Maine

Dany Bahar, David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution
Carla Dickstein, Senior Vice President for Research and Policy Development at the Coastal Enterprise Institute
Martha Searchfield, Executive Director of the Bar Harbor Chamber Commerce

To learn more about this topic:
Immigrants’ Contribution to Maine’s Workforce and Economy, from the Coastal Enterprise Institute
Building Maine’s Economy: How Maine Can Embrace Immigrants and Strengthen the Workforce, more from CEI, 2016.
100 Years Ago, Maine’s Economy Was Powered by Immigrants reporting in the Bangor Daily News, September, 2017.
The Trump administration failed to study immigration vetting. So I did. David Bier from the Cato Institute in the Washington Post
Migrants and refugees: The unlikely key for economic development, Dany Bahar for Brookings.

The all-volunteer team at the League of Women Voters – Downeast who plan and coordinate this series includes:
Starr Gilmartin
Maggie Harling
Linda Hoskins
Sheila Kirby
Ann Luther
Maryann Ogonowski
Pam Person
Leah Taylor
Linda Washburn

FMI re League of Women Voters of Maine:

Awanadjo Almanack 5/18/18

Producer/Host: Rob McCall

“Ask the Beasts”

RadioActive 5/17/18

Producer: Meredith DeFrancesco

Environmental and Social Justice: Maine Climate Protectors Demand Maine DEP Adhere to Law Cutting Greenhouse Gases

Today we look at an effort requesting the Maine Department of Environmental Protection adhere to a 15 year old law in which Maine committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions “sufficient to eliminate any dangerous threat to the climate”.

A campaign called Maine Climate Protectors, made up students, organizations and others through out the state, testified on Tuesday before the Department of Environmental Protection, demanding lawmakers take action on climate change, as they are committed to by law.
c) Written comments for the Greenhouse Gas Petition Rule making are being accepted by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection until June 29th. Email: Mail: GHG Petition Rule making, Attn Jeff Crawford, Maine Department of Environmental Protection,17 State House, Augusta , ME. 04333August ME 04333

Charles Spanger, Maine Climate Protectors, Scarborough Climate Action, 350 Maine, Scarborough Conservation Committee
Beth Fuller Valentine, attorney, Maine Climate Protectors

WERU Community SoapBox 5/17/18

Host: Denis Howard
Engineer: Amy Browne
An open-mic style call-in show