Archives for Common Ground Radio

Common Ground Radio 12/5/14

Producer/Host: Cheryl Wixson
Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

Program Topic: Cooperatives (Co-op)

Key Discussion Points:
a) History of cooperative business models
b) Working examples of cooperative models
c) Challenges and success

Guests:
Allen White, President, Island Employee Cooperative, Deere Isle, ME
Betsy Garrold, FEDCO
Jonah Fertig, Cooperative Development Institute

Political Broadcast: No

Common Ground Radio 10/3/14

Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

Program Topic: Maine Heritage Apples

Key Discussion Points:
a) History of Maine heritage apples
b) Efforts to cultivate and conserve heritage apple varieties
c) Basics of fruit exploration

Guests:
A) John Bunker, Fedco Trees
B) Todd-Little Siebold, College of the Atlantic

Common Ground Radio 9/5/14

Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
Engineer: Joel Mann

Program Topic: Antibiotic Use in Livestock Production

Key Discussion Points:
a) History of antibiotic use (human and animal)
b) Concerns for human health
c) Current policy on antibiotic use

Guests:
A) Don Hoenig, Extension Veterinarian, University of Maine
B) Jennifer Obadia, New England Coordinator, Health Care without Harm
C) Paul Volckhausen, Farmer, Happy Town Farm, Orland, ME

Common Ground Radio 8/1/14

Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
Engineer: Joel Mann

Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

Program Topic: Land Access for Beginning Farmers

Key Discussion Points:
a) Beginning farmer resources in Maine
b) Land access challenges
c) Creative financial strategies

Guests:
A) Ted Quaday, Executive Director, MOFGA
B) Jo Barrett, Maine Field Agent, Land for Good
C ) Everett Ottinger, Farmer, Nettie Fox Farm

Common Ground Radio 7/4/14

Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

Program Topic: Permaculture as a Design Process

Key Discussion Points:
a) Permaculture as a systems approach
b) Permaculture ethics and activities
c) Statewide resources and gatherings

Guests:
A) Lisa Fernandes, Executive Director, The Resilience Hub
B) Jesse Watson, Principle Designer, Mid-Coast Permaculture

Common Ground Radio 6/6/14

Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

Program Topic: Homesteading in Maine

Key Discussion Points:
a) philosophies
b) political activism
c) practices and techniques

Guests:
Betsy Garrold, homesteader
Noah Dillard, homesteader
Anneli Carter-Sundqvist, Deer Isle Hostel and Homestead

Common Ground Radio 4/4/14

Host: Cheryl Wixson
Engineer: Joel Mann

Program Topic: Backyard Rabbits

Key Discussion Points:
a) housing, selecting a breed
b) food and nutrition
c) cooking and eating

Guests:
Erin Bibles, rabbit owner
Meg Anderson, Unity barn manager
Diane Schivera, MOFGA lifestock specialist

Common Ground Radio 3/7/14

Host: Cheryl Wixson
Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: Home beer brewing

Key Discussion Points:
a) how to begin, materials
b) growing your own hops and other things
c) bottling and testing!

Guests:
Dennis Fisher, author & farmer
Joe Fisher, author & farmer
Mia Strong, Strong Brewery