Common Ground Radio 2/3/12

Broadcast Time: 10 AM – 11 AM

Program Topic:Family Cow

Key Discussion Points:
a)Requirements in terms of time
b) feed, pasture, health, hay
c) what to do with the milk

Guests by name and affiliation:
A) diane Schiveira MOFGA
B) Megan Gerriston Wood Prairie Farm
C ) Christine Baker Sunnyside Farm

Call In Program: Yes
Political Broadcast: NO
Host: Cheryl Wixson MOFGA
Engineer: Amy Browne

Common Ground Radio 1/6/12

Issue: Seeds
Program Name: Common Ground Radio Hour
Broadcast Date: January 6, 2012
Broadcast Time: 10 am
Program Topic: Seeds
Key Discussion Points (list at least 3):
a) Seed varieties for 2012
b) Ideas for how to extend growing season
c) Plants that serve as hosts for pollinators
Guests by name and affiliation:
A) Roberta Bailey, FEDCO Seeds
B) Heron Breen, FEDCO Seeds
C ) Paul Gallione, Johnny’s Selected Seeds
Call In Program: YES
Political Broadcast: NO
Host: Melissa White Pillsbury & Russell Libby, MOFGA
Engineer: Amy Browne

Common Ground Radio 12/2/11

Issue: Livestock processing in Maine
Broadcast Time: 10 am

Program Topic: Livestock processing
Key Discussion Points (list at least 3):
a) Opportunities to grow livestock markets in Maine
b) Need for improved access to slaughterhouses
c) Consumers are making a difference through their purchasing decisions

Calls: Access to markets. Issues around distance to slaughterhouses. On-farm slaughter question.

Guests by name and affiliation:
A) Tom Gilbert, Herring Brothers, Guilford
B) Ben Slayton, Farmer’s Gate Market, Leeds

Call In Program: Yes

Host: Melissa White Pillsbury & Russell Libby
Engineer: Amy Browne

Common Ground Radio 11/4/11

Issue: Farm and Food Policy
Program Name: Common Ground
Broadcast Date: 11.4.11
Broadcast Time: 10-11 am
Program Topic: Farm & Food Policy
Key Discussion Points:
a) Local Foods Act, HR 3286
b) Farm insurance
c) Building local markets for food
Guests by name and affiliation:
A) Congresswoman Chellie Pingree
B) Brian Snyder, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
C ) Katie Green, Cheryl Wixson, Russell Libby
Call In Program: Yes
Political Broadcast: No
Host: Russell Libby
Engineer: Amy Browne

Common Ground Radio 5/6/11

Producers/Hosts: Cheryl Wixson, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association

Topic: Public Policy

How does the public (consumer) participate in the process? What can citizens do to protect themselves from toxics? What is the civics process of bills in the legislature?

Guests:
Andy O’Brien, State Representative, District 44; Jim Gerritson, Wood Prairie Farm, Bridgewater; Heather Spaulding, Associate Director, MOFGA

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