Pet Sounds 9/16/18

Producer/Host: Dr. John Hunt

Vaccines: Are They Helpful? Part 2

The Nature of Phenology 9/15/18

Producers/Hosts: Hazel Stark and Joe Horn

The Moose Rut

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

Here in Maine, the peak of moose rut is at the beginning of October, but individuals may begin displaying some rut behaviors towards the beginning of September. Spoiler alert: if you’re one of those people who think of moose as resplendent, calm animals full of gawky charm and patience, what I’m about to tell you about what they’re up to right now might spoil your adoring impression of them.

Earthwise 9/15/18

Producer/Host: Anu Dudley
Production Assistant: John Welles

Mushrooms

Nature’s Remedies 9/15/18

Producer/Host: Tim Hagney

Microbiome

Talk of the Towns 9/14/18

Producer/Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Engineer: Amy Browne

Community concerns and opportunities: The evolving role of community libraries

Was there a “typical” view of the role of a community library when you started out?
What roles of a community library are staying the same, and what roles are evolving?
What are some of the “drivers” of the evolving role (demographics, technology, changing communities)? Is there a tension between historic and evolving roles?
What is the role of the Maine State Library, and is it changing as well? How does the state library support community libraries and foster collaborations… examples?
What challenges are you seeing, across the library landscape?
What is your vision for the future of community libraries?

Guests:
Amy Wisehart, Ellsworth Public Library
Ruth Eveland Jesup Memorial Library, Bar Harbor
Rich Boulet, Blue Hill Public Library
Jamie Ritter, Maine State Librarian

Awanadjo Almanack 9/14/18

Producer/Host: Rob McCall
Production Assistance: Rebecca McCall

“Monhegan”

The Sketchbook 9/13/18

Producer/Host: Jim Bahoosh

Rebuild 2

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 9/13/18

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Voting Security

Voting security in the digital age is much in the public eye these days, especially with an important election coming up. The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine just released a Consensus Report entitled “Securing the Vote: Protecting American Democracy”(https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25120/securing-the-vote-protecting-american-democracy). It’s definitely worth a read. Just in case you don’t have a chance to read it, here are some of the highlights from that report. They deserve our attention – and our action.