Archives for Common Health

Common Health 7/18/12

Producer/Host: Jim Fisher
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: Sewage and Health
*What are the health impacts of sewage disposal?
*How do we dispose of sewage now, and is this a problem?
*What alternatives do we have for managing sewage?

Guests:

James A. Jacobsen, Project Manager
Division of Environmental Health Drinking Water Program
Subsurface Wastewater Unit
286 Water Street, Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: 207-287-5695 Fax: 207-287-3165
www.mainepublichealth.gov/septic-systems

Michael Harris
Wastewater Superintendent City of Ellsworth
333 Water Street Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-667-7315
mharris@cityofellsworthme.org
Waste Water Facility

Call In Program: Yes

Common Health 6/20/12

Producer/Host: Jim Fisher
Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: Looking Ahead: Writing a Regional Public Health Plan
Key Discussion Points):
a) What are some of the big public health challenges confronting eastern Maine?
b) What priority issues will be included in the Healthy Acadia Strategic Plan?
c) What are the prospects for reversing some of our unhealthy lifestyle trends?

Guests:
A) Elsie Fleming, Community Relations & Development Director Healthy Acadia, PO Box 962, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-5331 elsie@healthyacadia.org
B) Milja Brecher-DeMuro, Social Worker and Substance Abuse Prevention Instructor Acadia Family Center, 1 Fernald Point Road, PO Box 807, Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679, (207) 244-4012 milja@acadiafamilycenter.org

Call In Program: Yes

Common Health 5/16/12

Producer/Host: Jim Fisher
Engineer: Joel Mann

Issue: Looking Ahead: Population, Organization, Environment and Technology

Program Topic: Looking Ahead: Population, Organization, Environment and Technology
Key Discussion Points:
a) What are some big population trends that will shape our region of Maine?
b) How does the organization of work, home and transportation affect our health?
c) What changes will we need to make to adjust to rising fuel prices?

Guests:
A) Dorathy Martel, Project Manager Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC) dmartel@emdc.org
Dorathy comes from a background in development, health and human services, but is now directing a project to identify future transportation systems for the greater Bangor region.

B) Don Cooper, Transportation Planner with the Bangor Area Comprehensive Transportation System (BACTS) Don works to connect people and places using transit systems. He is also President of the Down East Transportation, Inc. Board of Directors.

Call In Program: Yes

Common Health 4/18/12

Issue: Health Care Reform in the US and Maine
Host: Jim Fisher
Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: Health Care Reform in the US and Maine

Key Discussion Points:
a) What are the implications of the recent Supreme Court debate on the Affordable Care Act?
b) What drives the current health care system?
c) What alternatives do we have for paying for health care?

Guests:
A) Phil Caper, MD pcpcaper21@gmail.com
Held professorships in Medicine and Community Medicine at Dartmouth and the University of Massachusetts and has been an Adjunct Lecturer in Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health and a Research Associate at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

B) David White importedcarsvc@roadrunner.com Owner of MDI Imported Car Service in Bar Harbor. Advocate for health care reform. Candidate for Maine Senate District 35.

Call In Program: Yes
Political Broadcast: Yes

Common Health 3/21/12

Host: Jim Fisher
Engineer: Joel Mann

Issue: Mainely Homeless
Program Topic: Homeless in Maine: Causes, Consequences, Solutions
Key Discussion Points:
Who are the homeless? What are their demographic, social and economic characteristics?
What are some of the causes of homelessness?
What programs do we have in rural Maine to help homeless people?

Guests:
Sr. Lucille MacDonald, Director
Emmaus Homeless Shelter,
Post Office Box 811, Ellsworth, Maine, 04605
Tel: 1-207-667-3962
Fax: 1-207-667-1086

Tara Peterson, former resident of the Emmaus Center

Call In Program: Yes

Common Health 2/15/12

Issue: Mainely Homeless
Broadcast Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Program Topic: Homeless in Maine: Causes, Consequences, Solutions

Key Discussion Points:
a) Who are the homeless? What are their demographic, social and economic characteristics?
b) What are some of the causes of homelessness?
c) What programs do we have in rural Maine to help homeless people?

Guests:
A) Sr. Lucille MacDonald, Director
Emmaus Homeless Shelter,
Post Office Box 811, Ellsworth, Maine, 04605
Tel: 1-207-667-3962
Fax: 1-207-667-1086

B) Tara Peterson, former resident of the Emmaus Center

Call In Program: Yes
Political Broadcast: No
Host: Jim Fisher
Engineer: Joel Mann

Common Health 1/18/12

Issue: Sustaining Social Networks in Aging and Rural Communities
Broadcast Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Program Topic: Sustaining Social Networks in Aging and Rural Communities

Key Discussion Points:
a) What challenges face rural Maine for sustaining social services, including aging population, loss of local organizations, environment changes and new technology?
b) What is the role of Maine Rural Partners in meeting these challenges? What about Friends in Action?
c) What can we do to shore-up rural organizations?

Guests by name and affiliation:

A) Josephine Cooper, Executive Director or Friends in Action P.O. Box 1446
Ellsworth, Maine 04605 207-664-6016 info@faithinactionellsworth.org

B) Isobel (Izzy) Moiles Rural Health Program Manager – Maine Rural Partners 4 York Village • University of Maine • Orono, Maine 04469-5784 Phone: (207) 581-4520 Fax: (207) 581-1266

Call In Program: Yes
Political Broadcast: No
Host: Jim Fisher
Engineer: Amy Browne

Common Health 12/21/11

Broadcast Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Program Topic: Holiday Eating and Exercise

Key Discussion Points (list at least 3):

a) What are some of the big challenges of avoiding weight gain during the holiday season?
b) What recipes can we use to cook popular, low calorie and low fat meals?
c) What kinds of fitness activities work best in the dark, cold months of winter?

Guests by name and affiliation:

A)Marybeth Judy MS, RD, LD , Nutrition Education
10 Wayman Ln Mount Desert Island Hospital Bar Harbor , ME – 04609 207-288-5081 marybethj70@gmail.com
B)Laura Driscoll BS, Fitness Specialist
Maine General Heatlh where she performs fitness assessments for state employees as well as create fitness programs and instruct classes for Maine state workers. laura.driscoll@gmail.com

Call In Program: Yes
Political Broadcast: No
Host: Jim Fisher
Engineer: Joel Mann