This edition of the Electronic Cottage begins a series on keeping your
business in the digital realm your business and not the government’s or some
other busybody’s. We start by taking a look at the development of
cryptography, a way to hide or disguise messages so that only the intended
recipient can understand them. In these days of the surveillance society, a
little personal cryptography might not be a bad thing.
Alan Sprague interviews a veteran whose identity was stolen. He describes the nightmare that has become. Carolyn Coe returns from a visit to Chiapas Mexico with a report on indigenous rights efforts in that region. Carlos translates. Tina Antolini contributes a segment on a Maine community’s connection with a piece of Russian choral music. Magnus Johnstone on the upcoming anime film festival in Blue Hill Producer: Amy Browne
Hosts: Amy Browne and Meredith DeFrancesco
Topic: Activist/author Medea Benjamin (Code Pink, Global Exchange, “Stop the Next War Now!”) speaking at the general assembly meeting of the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine on May 11th, 2006
Production assistance from John Greenman
Host: Cathy Jacobs
What is a doula? Why would an expectant family want to enlist the services of a doula? How does a doula enhance a woman’s childbirth? How do dads and doulas work together?
Guest: Nancy Graves, Certified Doula; Evelyn Conrad, Certified Doula; Linda OKresik, new mom who used doula’s services
Call in show
Host: Jim Campbell
Topic: In this edition we ruminate on the possible effects of recently revealed NSA domestic phone call monitoring and other government spying on our personal privacy, and what we might do to mitigate the effects of that apparently unlawful surveillance on our lives.
Producer: Amy Browne
Production assistance: John Greenman
Excerpts from a speech given by activist and author Medea Benjamin of Global Exchange and Code Pink, at the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine’s general assembly meeting in Bangor Maine on May 11, 2006.
Host: Jim Fisher
Topic: Underage Drinking and Drug Use
How big is this problem?
What programs do we have to help?
Guests: Attorney General Steven Rowe (by phone) and Michelle O’Meara, Coastal Hancock Healthy Communities
Call in show with several callers
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?