Indigenous Voices 05/16/06

Hosts: Rhonda Frey and Meredith DeFrancesco
Guests: John Banks, Director of Natural Resources Department at the Penobscot Nation; Scott Hall, Manager of Environmental Services for Pennsylvania Power and Light (PPL); and Laura Rose Day, Director of the Penobscot River Restoration trust
Topic: The Penobscot River Restoration Project- Dam Removal
How will dam removal effect fish restoration in the Penobscot River?
How will dam removal effect tribal culture and fishing rights?
How can industry, state and federal agencies, environmental groups and private sector work effectively with tribes?

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 05/11/06

Notes from the Electronic Cottage, 5/11/06
Host: Jim Campbell
Topic: Yup, still more on personal privacy in the digital age. This time we look at some things we can do to reduce our vulnerability to unwanted intrusions and worse–in cyberspace.

Renewable Radio 05/05/06

Renewable Radio 5/5/06

Host: Dave Evans
Hour long live call in show
Guest: Noah Wentworth, Evergreen Building Collaborative
Topic: Green Building
What are some renewable insulation sources?
How do I choose windows?
What foundation options use fewer resources?

Family Radio Forum 5/12/06

Host: Ron Beard
Guests: Barbara Kates, Families and Children Together, (FACT), a Bangor, Maine non-profit; Jan Bisbee, also from FACT; Lorraine Haynes and Christine Lavoie, grandparents raising grandchildren; Dr. Joseph Crumbley, Family Therapist and co-author of “Kinship Care: Relatives Raising Children”
Topic: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
What are the trends leading to more grandparents raising grandchildren?
What challenges and rewards do “kinship” families face?
What are some resources that grandparents might turn to if they find themselves raising grandchildren?

RadioActive 05/11/06

Hosts: Amy Browne and Meredith DeFrancesco
Topics: Lawrence Reichard’s recorded interview with Burt Case, a reporter who witnessed the police opening fire on student protesters at Jackson State University in Mississippi in 1970
Amy Browne interviews Ilze Petersons about Medea Benjamin’s appearance in Bangor, Maine that evening

Writer’s Forum 05/11/06

Writer’s Forum 05/11/06 Hosts: Dr. Betty Duff and Joan Clemons Guest: Laura Emack Topic: Military Recruitment. Laura Emack’s play “An Army of One”. Features local actings reading scenes. How does the recruitment process operate? What motivates young people to join the military? What is the copywright process for acting in or producing plays?

Voices 05/10/06

Voices 5/10/06

Producer: Amy Browne
1/2 hr pre-recorded program with interviews
Lawrence Reichard interviews a man who witnessed the 1970 Jackson State University shootings, Jack Hobbs
Amy Browne interviews one of the organizers of Maine’s efforts to support a cabinet level Department of Peace, Lynn Ellis

Boat Talk 05/09/06

Boat Talk 05/09/06 Hour long call in show Hosts: Alan Sprague and Mike Joyce Guests: Wes Shaw, MDI Water Taxi, Mark Rohrig, Wheelsea School Bus, and Mark Jackson, Vinalhave Marine Tech. Ed. Topics: Wheelsea school bus circumnavigation, ethanol and biodiesel marine use, Vinalhaven marine tech boat project, water taxi stories What are the implications of alternative marine fuels? What is going on with the Vinalhaven school program that’s fixing up a steel boat they will sail to Florida? What is Elizabeth Taylor like without makeup?