Talk of the Towns 4/12/19

The Union River and Relicensing for Electrical Generation

Producer/Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Engineer: Joel Mann

What do we know about the ecology and history of the Union River and its watershed?

What do we know about the current use of the Union River to generate electricity?

What concerns have your organizations focused on as part of the relicensing process?
Fish passage (alewives, eels, salmon, etc)
Water level changes and sedimentation at Graham Lake
Recreational use of the river

What concerns have been expressed by others (City of Ellsworth, property owners along Leonard Lake, alewife harvesters, etc.?

What are the various scenarios that you see developing… whether or not there is a renewed license? Fish passage, dam removal, water level control on Graham Lake?


Dwayne Shaw, Executive Director, Downeast Salmon Federation
Brad Perry, Friends of Graham Lake
Mark Whiting, retired biologist, Maine DEP

Awanadjo Almanack 4/12/19

Producer/Host: Rob McCall
Production Assistance: Rebecca McCall

“Small Town Heroes”

Book Worm 4/11/19

Producer/Host: Brook Minner
Studio Engineer: John Greenman

Program Topic: books, writing, mysteries

Key Discussion Points (list at least 3):
women’s issues
Child abduction

Guest: Nicole Seavey, author

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 4/11/19

Internet Big Picture

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

So how is the Internet faring these days, especially from the perspective of what we thought the Internet would become 20+ years ago? Here are some visions from then and now. See what you think.

Here are the works mentioned in this program:

John Perry Barlow: A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace. 1996,

Lawrence Lessig: Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace, 1999.

Bruce Schneier: Click Here to Kill Everybody, 2018.

The Sketchbook 4/11/19

Bow Template

Producer/Host: Jim Bahoosh

Quiet Fire 4/10/19


Producer/Host: Duncan Newcomer

BoatTalk 4/9/19

Producers/Hosts: Alan Sprague & Mike Joyce
Engineer: John Greenman

Houseboats, lobsters to china, penobscot marine museum, old photos

Today on Boattalk Mike Joyce and Alan Sprague discussed the usual wide variety of marine related items, from houseboats to lobsters for China to old photos. A listener called in the express her appreciation for Penobscot Marine Museum and their collections. Kevin Johnson called in from the museum and talked about their huge photo collections and how to see them on line. Mike mentioned global warming and local effects in the Gulf of Maine. Alan managed to work in a couple of unfathomly shallow puns. All in all it was another good show.

Jon Johansen Maine Coastal News
Kevin Johnson photo archivest at Penobscot Marine Museum

Outside the Box 4/9/19

Work Lessons

Producer/Host: Larry Dansinger