Poetry Express 1/26/20: “Prayer for a Far Away Mosque”

Safiya Khalid reading “Prayer for a Far Away Mosque” by Safa Ali

Pet Sounds 1/26/20: Cat Poisoning Update

Producer/Host: Dr. John Hunt

The Nature of Phenology 1/25/20: Snowflake Formation

Producers: Hazel Stark & Joe Horn
Host: Hazel Stark

When liquid water evaporates or solid ice sublimates, it transform into the gas we know as water vapor. In the case of snow formation, the water vapor becomes super chilled far below the freezing point of water, so when it comes into contact with dust, pollen, or smoke, that water vapor instantly forms a microscopic crystal of ice in a process called deposition.

Photos, a full transcript, references, contact information, and more available at thenatureofphenology.wordpress.com

Earthwise 1/25/20: The Mouse

Producer/Host: Anu Dudley
Production Assistance: Matt Murphy

Nature’s Remedies 1/25/20: Echinacea angustifolia

Producer/Host: Tim Hagney

Awanadjo Almanack 1/24/20: “Small Towns”

Producer/Host: Rob McCall
Production Assistance: Rebecca McCall

Let’s Talk Animals 1/23/20: Camel Crazy

Producer/Host: Dr. John Hunt
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

How camel’s milk helps autism
What is in camels milk?

Camel biology and behavior

Guest: Pat Christina Adams- author, journalist

About the host:
Dr. John Hunt produces 2 radio shows at WERU. A short called Pet Sounds, a 3-5 minute short essay on all aspects of pets, and animals in general at 7:30 am on Sundays, and this program, Lets Talk Animals: From Aardvarks To Zebras, which airs at 4pm every fourth Thursday. During this hour long program Dr. Hunt invites a guest to come in and talk about a particular topic. Some past topics have included; Seeing Eye dog training, Turkeys in Maine, Cat adoption, Reintroducing the Atlantic Salmon, Homing Pigeons, Veterinary Acupuncture to name a few.

Dr. Hunt is a retired veterinarian that practiced small animal medicine and surgery for 32 years. For twenty six of those years he owned and operated the Bucksport Veterinary Hospital. He graduated from Michigan State University Vet School in 1982, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource Conservation from the University of Connecticut in 1974, and a Masters in Zoology at Michigan State in 1976. Although he took special interest in pet behavior problems his primary interest was helping pet owners care for their pets by not only helping them when they were sick but educating, counseling and supporting the family to achieve good pet care.

Dr. Hunt was also a track coach at Bucksport High School for 20+ years, raised his 3 children and loved being part of the Bucksport community. His has written 2 books and currently teaches at the Veterinary Technician program at York County Community College.

RadioActive 1/23/20: Update on Maine Indian Claims Settlement Implementing Act Changes

Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco

Maine Judiciary Committee Votes to Accept Recommendations of Task Force on Changes Maine Indian Claims Settlement Implementing Act

On January 14th, the Maine Legislature’s Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to accept the recommendations of the Task Force on Changes to the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Implementing Act. The Task Force met July through December 2019, to review and propose changes to the Settlement Act, with the goal of recognizing the inherent sovereignty of the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet and Micmac Tribes within Maine, in concert with the status of other federally recognized Tribes throughout the country. Today we hear from Tribal leaders.
For meeting videos, audio, transcripts and other materials:

b) The Judiciary Committee will hold public hearings on proposed legislation on February 14th and 21st at the State House, Room 438.

c) Today we announce a special call-in program on Climate Emergency : Thursday, January 30th, 4-5pm, preceding next week’s regularly scheduled RadioActive. We will look at local efforts to declare and address climate emergency.
Four town councils in Maine have declared a climate emergency : Portland, South Portland, Bar Harbor and Brunswick. On January 21st, the Bar Harbor Town Council passed a directive to create a Task Force on the Climate Emergency. See page 107: www.barharbormaine.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_01212020-2455
We will also cover the January 29th meeting of the newly created Maine Climate Council.

Chief Kirk Francis, Penobscot Nation, president of United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) and National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), Natural Resource Committee Chair
Chief Clarissa Sabattis, Houlton Band of Maliseets
Vice Chief, Elizabeth Dana, Passamaquoddy Tribe at Sipayik

Today’s program was co-produced by WERU FM/RadioActive and Sunlight Media Collective.