Archives for Common Health

Common Health 11/19/14

Host: Jim Fisher
Engineer: John Greenman

Issue: Substance Abuse

Program Topic: Drug Free Schools and Communities

Key Discussion Points:
A) What are some of the current patterns of drug and alcohol misuse in our schools?
B) What factors may be contributing to substance abuse?
C) What are the consequences?
D) What programs do we have and what programs do we need to reduce drug and alcohol misuse?

Guests:

A) Denise Black, Drug Free Communities Project Coordinator

Healthy Acadia (207) 667-7171, denise@healthyacadia.org, www.healthyacadia.org

B) Barbara Royal, Executive Director,

Open Door Recovery Center 8 Old Mill Road / P.O. Box 958 Ellsworth, ME 04605

Phone: 207-667-3210 Fax: 207-667-3133 opendoor@opendoorrecoverycenter.org

C) Jessica Naylor jessica@odrc84.org – Adolescent Counselor in six schools

Open Door Recovery Center 8 Old Mill Road / P.O. Box 958 Ellsworth, ME 04605

Phone: 207-667-3210 Fax: 207-667-3133

Common Health 10/15/14

Host: Jim Fisher
Engineer: Joel Mann

Program Topic: Responding to Bucksport Verso Mill Closing

Key Discussion Points:
A) What is happening with the Verso Mill in Bucksport?
B) What are some of the immediate impacts of the announced closing?
C) What programs are being implemented to assist employees, families and the wider community?
D) What can communities do to avoid major impacts like this?

Guests:

A) David Milan, Economic Development Director
Town of Bucksport
P.O. Box X
Bucksport, ME 04416 
www.bucksportmaine.gov
B) Judy Pelletier Rapid Response Program Manager
Maine Department of Labor
54 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333
Phone: (207) 623-7993
Fax: (207) 287-5933
Facebook: Maine Department of Labor and SafetyWorks! 
C) Lynn Cheney, Health Care Navigator
Washington Hancock Community Agency
248 Bucksport Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Phone: (207) 664-2424
Fax: (207) 664-2430
Machias: (207) 259-5015

Common Health 9/17/14

Host: Jim Fisher
Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Food Preservation

Program Topic: Food Preservation

Key Discussion Points:
A) What do we grow in Maine that works well for preservation?
B) What are the most popular techniques?
C) What risks are involved? How do we avoid problems?
D) How can listeners learn more about home food preservation?

Guests:

A) Jason Bolton Extension Educator
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Assistant Extension Professor and Food Safety Specialist
735 Hitchner Hall
University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469-5735
1-800-287-1485 / 581-1366
jason.bolton@maine.edu

B) Amanda Provencher, Owner
King Hill Farm
29 Faerie Kingdom Rd
Penobscot, Maine
04476
207.326.9701
kinghillfarm.com/
Call In Program: Yes
Political Broadcast: No
Host: Jim Fisher
Engineer: Amy Brown

Common Health 8/20/14

Host: Jim Fisher
Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: Causes and Consequences of Fire

Key Discussion Points:
What are the most frequent types of uncontrolled fires in Maine?
What show we do to prevent fires?
Who responds to fires and how are they recruited?
What are some common health consequences of fires?

Guests:
Jeff Currier, Forest Ranger, Maine Forest Service
(207) 441-2580 

Richard Tupper, Chief, Ellsworth Fire Department
207-667-8666
rtupper@ellsworthmaine.gov

Common Health 7/16/14

Host: Jim Fisher
Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: The Healing Process: Yoga and Cancer

Key Discussion Points:
A) What services does the Beth Wright Cancer Center provide?
B) What is the role of client behavior in fostering health during cancer treatment?
C) How can yoga help people that are very ill?
D) Where can listeners go for yoga instruction?

Guests:
A) Naomi Gray Chase, yoganaomi@gmail.com  Yoga and Pilates instructor based in Bucksport, Maine
graychase.blogspot.com/2012/02/what-kind-of-yoga-is-yoga-with-naomi.html
www.facebook.com/YogaWithNaomi
B)  Michael Reisman, mreisman@bethwrightcancercenter.org, Executive Director, Beth Wright Center
P.O. Box 322 · 23 Commerce Park · Ellsworth, ME 04605 · (207) 664-0339
www.bethwrightcancercenter.org

Common Health 5/21/14

Host: Jim Fisher
Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: Alcohol, Drugs and Health

Key Discussion Points:
a) What is the current status of alcohol and drug use in Maine?
b) What are some of the leading risk and protective factors?
c) What are some health consequences of substance abuse?
d) What programs do we have now to deal with these challenges?

Guests:
Denise Black, Drug Free Communities Project Coordinator
Denise is responsible for coordinating Healthy Acadia’s Drug Free Communities Grant denise@healthyacadia.org.
Chris Thornton, Officer, Hancock County Sheriff’s Department
Chris works with the Hancock County Drug Prevention Task Force and Alcohol Enforcement Team.
Patti Murphy, M.Ed., LADC, CCS  Aroostook Mental Health

Common Health 4/16/14

Host: Jim Fisher
Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Family Planning and Reproductive Rights

Program Topic: Family Planning and Reproductive Rights

Key Discussion Points:
a) What is “family planning”?
b) What services are provided in a family planning program?
c) What are some common misconceptions about sex, sex education, and family planning?
d) What big challenges confront adolescents and young adults now and in the future?

Guests:
Nancy Audet, Director of Communications & Marketing, Family Planning Association of Maine naudet@mainefamilyplanning.org www.mainefamilyplanning.org P.O. Box 587, Augusta, Maine 04332-0587 | Tel: (207) 622-7524 | Fax: (207) 622-0836
Melissa Gray, Regional Manager Family Planning Association of Maine Oversees clinical operations for our family planning health centers in Aroostook, Washington, Penobscot and Hancock counties.
mgray@mainefamilyplanning.org

Common Health 3/19/14

Host: Jim Fisher
Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: Locally Grown Food

Key Discussion Points:
A) What should we be doing in March and April to grow our own food?
B) What are the rules for being organic?
C) What grows best in Maine?
D) How can we help people grow their own or share what we’ve grown?

Guests:
-Marjorie Peronto Extension Educator University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Hancock and Washington Counties 63 Boggy Brook Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605-9540 207-667-8212
-Vicki Salsbury Salsbury Organic Garden Center
1501 Maine 102 Bar Harbor, ME 04609 (207) 288-