Pet Sounds 12/9/18

Producer/Host: Dr. John Hunt

Who Gets Pin Worms?

The Nature of Phenology 12/8/18

Producers/Hosts: Hazel Stark and Joe Horn

Bees in Winter

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

There are many adaptations that insects in cold climates employ to ensure the success of their species through a northern winter. Some leave only hardy eggs behind and count on their winter survival, with all adults dying off. Others tuck themselves away in protected areas, perhaps underground or behind some tree bark, and rely on their amazing capacity to produce their own kind of antifreeze so their cells don’t get damaged from sub-freezing temperatures. Honeybees and bumblebees, however, each do something quite different.

Earthwise 12/8/18

Producer/Host: Anu Dudley
Production Assistant: John Welles

The Christmas Tree

Nature’s Remedies 12/8/18

Producer/Host: Tim Hagney


Common Ground Radio 12/7/18

Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
Engineer: Amy Browne

Hemp Production for Maine

-Discussion of relevant terminology
-Medicinal uses of cannabis and hemp
-Material science applications of hemp

Guest: Alexander Liebster, Prospect, ME

Awanadjo Almanack 12/7/18

Producer/Host: Rob McCall
Production Assistance: Rebecca McCall

“Rose Hips”

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 12/7/18

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Holiday Season & Tempting Digital Do-Dads

This holiday season, there are all sorts of tempting digital do-dads that promise to enhance convenience in order to entice us to part with our dollars as we try to bring smiles to the faces of our loved ones. Convenience is great but dollars aren’t the only thing we often pay for convenience.

Maine Currents 12/6/18

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Studio Engineer: John Greenman

Ranked Choice Voting in Maine: Bruce Poliquin’s legal challenges to the process, and what would be involved in extending RCV to statewide races.

A call-in show discussion of yesterday’s hearing on Poliquin et al’s case in the US Superior Court in Bangor, and where things could go from here.


Ann Luther of the League of Women Voters of Maine, and host of Democracy Forum here on WERU. Reading from their mission statement: “The League of Women Voters of Maine is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.” They endorsed RCV back in 2011 and have been working to educate the public about how it works.

John Brautigam, Senior Advisor and Counsel for the League of Women Voters of Maine, as well as Former Assistant Attorney General and State Representative (2004-2008).

Kathleen McQuaid, Professor of Political Science Emeritus with a PH.D. in Political Science from Temple University. Member Hancock County Democrats, and a supporter of adopting RCV for all levels of elections both here in Maine and nationally.

Kyle Bailey, Campaign Manager for the Yes On 1 and Yes On 5 campaigns to win and protect Maine’s Ranked Choice Voting election law

Amy Fried, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Maine.

Attorney Kim Tucker, Employed by the Florida attorney general during the Bush/Gore election crisis and helped draft their Supreme Court brief

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