A Word in Edgewise 12/11/17

Producer/Host: R.W. Estela

Late Autumn Light Show . . .

Pet Sounds 12/10/17

Producer/Host: Dr. John Hunt

Different Kinds of Assistance Animals

Earthwise 12/9/17

Producer/Host: Anu Dudley
Production Assistant: John Welles

Holly and Mistletoe

Nature’s Remedies 12/9/17

Producer/Host: Tim Hagney

Three Kingdoms of Homeopathy

Talk of the Towns 12/8/17

Producer/Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Engineer: Amy Browne

Community concerns and opportunities: Revitalizing Maine’s Main Streets

Key Discussion Points:

What trends led each of your communities to undertake downtown revitalization? (malls, on-line retail, cost of buildings and renovations?)

What strategies and programs have you used to advance your downtowns/ main streets??

What is your relationship to local government, chambers of commerce, etc.

What challenges are you encountering? How are you overcoming these challenges? (including labor force development, demographic trends, housing costs, etc.)

What are some of the complementary trends are supporting revitalization efforts?
(historic preservation, local food movement, the arts, people seeking greater authenticity, etc?)

What advice would you have for other communities wanting to revitalize their downtowns? What resources can you suggest (Maine Downtown Center, etc)

Brook Minner, Main Street Bucksport
Cara Romano, Heart of Ellsworth
John Burns, Blue Hill Downtown group

Awanadjo Almanack 12/8/17

Producer/Host: Rob McCall


Sustainable House Sketchbook 12/7/17

Producer/Host: Jim Bahoosh

Strip Foam

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 12/7/17

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

We’ve all been hearing a lot about the tax bill that is still wending its way through Congress but that is not the only thing going on these days. Two other events in Washington promise to have a huge impact on our digital lives, and, of course, technology has not stopped moving at a breathtaking pace, including when digital tech is used in ways that its inventors didn’t anticipate. For example, watch here as thieves steal a newer car simply by reading the signal that the fancy car’s key emits – from inside the house.
RFID repeater used to steal Mercedes with keys locked inside a house