Archives for Family Radio Forum

Family Radio Forum 2/08/08

Producer/host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Topic: Opportunity Maine:  helping Maine graduates, their families and the economy

Guests:   Rob Brown, Executive Director, Opportunity Maine;  Nicole Brown, Senior, Public Administration; University of Maine Augusta;  Philip Trostel,  Professor of Economics and Public Policy, University of Maine; Jamie McKown, Professor, College of the Atlantic,  Jasmine Smith, student, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine

FMI: www.opportunitymaine.org

Family Radio Forum 1/11/08

Producer/host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Topic: Volunteer Opportunities at Big Brothers, Big Sisters

What are the origins and current programs of Big Brothers, Big Sisters?  How does one become a volunteer?  How do youth benefit from adult mentors in their lives?

Guests: Stacy Coventry, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Downeast Health;  Nathan Anaya, Big Brother volunteer

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Family Radio Forum 12/14/07

Producer/host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Topic:  Teen Voices – Teen Issues:  Internet Safety, Teen Intimacy and the affects of Alcohol

Guests: Students from Jonesport Elementary School, Washington County Voices Program and Next Step Domestic Violence
Don Ficker, Cheryl Brissenden, Voices Program,  Kim Berry, Next Step Domestic Violence Program

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Family Radio Forum 11/09/07

Producer/host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Topic: Giving Peace a Chance–Waldo County Peace Jam

How to work on peace on a local level;  What resources might be available to help you get started, including Peace Jam; What young people think about their ability to make a difference in their community.

Guests in studio:

Alex Pierel, Kevin Marsanskis and Christina Monk, (students), and Cathy Roberts, (advisor), Waldo County Peace Jam

By phone:

Barry Felson, Director of Peace Jam Northeast FMI: www.nextgenleaders.org or 203-687-4340
Jen Olin, Unity Barnraisers FMI: jolin@unity.edu or 207-948-9005

Meg Gilmartin, Healthy Schools Initiative FMI: www.healthyschoolsinitiative.org or 207-692-2571

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Family Radio Forum 9/14/07

Producer/host: Ron Beard, UMaine Cooperative Extension

Topic: Simply Mindful: Ways to Improve Communication for Couples

Guests: Nancy Hathaway, Center for Studying Mindfulness, Blue Hill, Maine; Jim Piccorillo and Jill Day, a couple experienced in using these skills

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Family Radio Forum 8/10/07

Producer/host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Topic: Balancing Act– Blending Family and Work Lives

Guests: Leslie Forstadt, Extension Child and Family Development; Cliff Forstadt, lawyer, raised one as single dad; Jane Forstadt, elementary school teacher, raised 3 as a single mom; Steve Adam, father of 2, instructor at University of Maine

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Family Radio Forum 7/13/07

Producer/host: Ron Beard

Topic: Creating Community Skateparks with Maine Youth

Family Radio Forum 6/08/07

Producer/host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Guests: Anais Tomezsko, Executive Director,  Cloe Dowley and Jose O’Campo, Board Members, Mano en Mano, Milbridge, Maine; Blanca Santiago, Centro Latino, Maine

Topic: Making a New Home-Latinos in Downeast Maine

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