Archives for Coastal Conversations

Coastal Conversations 3/24/17

Producer/Host: Paul Anderson
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Maine coastal and ocean issues

Program Topic: Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network

Key Discussion Points:
National Science Foundation grant to the University of Maine to establish the Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET).
Aquaculture is an important part of the food system and is being integrated into Maine’s multi-use working waterfront.
Graduate students working across disciplines are creating and interdisciplinary approach to answer complex societal questions about how aquaculture can grow sustainably.

Guests:
Libby Gorse, Graduate Student, University of Maine
Molly Mason, Graduate Student, University of Maine
Ben Scuderi, Graduate Student, University of Maine
Amalia Harrington, Graduate Student, University of Maine

Coastal Conversations 2/24/17

Producer/Host: Catherine Schmitt
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Maine coastal and ocean issues

Program Topic: Salt Marshes

Key Discussion Points:
Salt marshes are valuable habitat
People are working to preserve marshes threatened by sea level rise
Salt marsh sparrows live only in high marsh habitat

Guests
Misha Mytar, Maine Coast Heritage Trust
Jeremy Gabrielson, Maine Coast Heritage Trust
Joseph Kelley, UMaine
Brian Olsen, UMaine
Kate Ruskin, UMaine

Coastal Conversations 12/23/16

Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Maine coastal and ocean issues

Program Topic: Waterfront Communities Prepare for Climate Change

Key Discussion Points:
What are some of the impacts of climate change that waterfront communities in Maine are already seeing?
How do these changes, such as sea level rise and increased storm frequency and strength, impact waterfront infrastructure?
What are tools that these municipalities can use to predict and address climate change impacts?

Guests:
Judy East, Washington County Council of Governments
Tora Johnson, University of Maine at Machias
Jennifer Curtis, Maine Floodplain Management Program
Pete Slovinsky, Maine Geological Survey

Coastal Conversations 10/28/16

Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue COASTAL ISSUES

Program Topic: LAND conservation in Downeast Maine

Key Discussion Points:
a) what are land trusts and how to they conserve lands
b) what is the scope of conserved lands in the Downeast region and what is the role of your organization’s and the Downeast education and research network?
c) what is the impact of conserved lands on local communities?

Guests
Aaron Dority, Frenchman Bay Conservancy
Bob DeForrest, Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Coastal Conversations 9/23/16

Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: the next generation of leaders in the fishing industry

Key Discussion Points:
a) what are the skills neccesary to be a fisherman today, such as management, marketing, policy and so on
b) the Eastern Maine Skippers program
c) stories from youth learning, and young fishermen

Guests:
Christina Fifield, Penobscot East Resource Center and Eastern Maine Skippers program
Cyrus Sleeper, fisherman and board member of Maine Lobster marketing collaborative
Grayson, student from North Haven (audio clip)
Dennis Damon, form state senator and board member of Penobscot East Resource center (audio clip)

Coastal Conversations 8/26/16

Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel

Program Topic: Young mariners go to college and graduate school

Key Discussion Points:
1. Cutting edge research conducted by College and graduate students in the Gulf of Maine
2. Research topics covered: Seabirds, clams, scallops, fisheries, aquaculture, water quality, communications.
3. The role of students in helping address important coastal and marine issues.

Guests:
Caitlin Cleaver, PhD student at UMaine 
Bailey Moritz, a 2016 graduate of Bowdoin College
Tyler Quiring, PhD student at UMaine
Kate Schlepr, College of the Atlantic alumna and current graduate student at the University of New Brunswick in Canada
Caroline Brown and Mikey Cornish, students at College of the Atlantic

Coastal Conversations 7/22/16

Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Coastal and marine issues

Program Topic: Youth engaged in marine programs in Maine

Key Discussion Points:
What are your summer programs for youth all about?
Why is it so important to get kids outside learning about the Maine coast and experiencing it?
Stories from the field, what kids are finding and experiencing on the coast in these program

Guests
Lynn Alley, Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education
Alex Brasili, Herring Gut Learning Center
Mitch and Musette, Downeast Insitute campers, from Beals Island
Staff and campers and Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership

Coastal Conversations 6/24/16

Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Coastal issues in Maine

Program Topic: Leave No Trace in Acadia National Park and Stewardship for the Next 100 years

Key Discussion Points:
a) Leave no trace practices and guidelines for minimizing outdoor impact
b) Acadia National Park visitation
c) Questions from callers regarding Subaru sponsorship of Leave No Trace efforts

Guests
Charlie Jacobi, Acadia National Park
Steph Whtton and Andy Mossey, Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
Sam White, Rippleffect and Maine Leave No Trace Advocate