Mainely Phenology 2/10/18

Producers/Hosts: Hazel Stark and Joe Horn

Winter Survival Strategies: Hibernation and Torpor

Photos, a full transcript, references, contact information, and more available at

All our wildlife falls somewhere along a spectrum of energy expenditures: on one extreme end are the true hibernators, who slow all their body’s processes way down and stay still all winter; on the other end are the ones that stay alert and moving in order to find food to fuel their biological furnaces. Today, we’ll explore just a couple of these adaptations for dealing with winter: hibernation and torpor.

Nature’s Remedies 2/10/18

Producer/Host: Tim Hagney


Earthwise 2/10/18

Producer/Host: Anu Dudley
Production Assistant: John Welles
The Heart

Talk of the Towns 2/9/18

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

Farms and Food System—the work of Maine Farmland Trust

Key Discussion Points:
How did MFT come to be and what are some of the elements in the timeline since it was started?
Thumbnail sketch of farming and farmers in Maine in 2018 and what trends are playing out?
Have the issues affecting farmers and farmland changed over the last twenty years?
How have your programs evolved… how are you advancing your mission today?
Farmland Access: Maine Farmlink, Maine Farms Realty
Farmland Protection: Purchased Easement Program, Buy-Protect-Sell
Farm Viability: Farming for Wholesale, Maine Harvest Bucks, Business Planning
Outreach & Public Policy: Maine Farms Journal, Art Gallery & Josheph A. Fiore Art Center, Policy & Research

Amanda Beal, President, Maine Farmland Trust
Erica Buswell, Vice President of Programs, Maine Farmland Trust
Brady Hatch Morning Dew Farm, Newcastle
Eleanor Kinney, board member for Maine Farmland Trust

Awanadjo Almanack 2/9/18

Producer/Host: Rob McCall
“All the News”

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 2/8/18

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Continuing our “back to basics” look at compression, today let’s look at what jpeg, gif, png and other compression techniques for compressing graphics mean and what they are good for.

Sustainable House Sketchbook 2/8/18

Producer/Host: Jim Bahoosh
In the Bag

Reproductive Left 2/7/18

Producer/Host: Abbie Strout

Providing Abortion Care with Dr. Jamila Perritt

Social and political issues that impact our sexual and reproductive health produced by WERU in collaboration with Mabel Wadsworth Center –

On January 18, 2018, we had the privilege of hosting Jamila Perritt MD MPH FACOG for our annual Roe v. Wade celebration. She spoke about her experience as an abortion provider, shared her story along with stories of the women she takes care of and highlighted why reproductive justice is what we all need to be working towards.

Jamila Perritt MD MPH FACOG is a board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist who specializes in Family Planning and Reproductive Health. Dr. Perritt is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. She completed a Family Planning Fellowship at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. During her fellowship training, Dr. Perritt received a Masters Degree in Public Health from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. After completion of her fellowship, she returned to her hometown of Washington, DC where she served as the Medical Director at Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington DC, Inc. from 2011-2016.

Dr. Perritt works as a clinical provider in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. Additionally, she serves as a reproductive health care consultant where she develops, organizes and facilitates health education workshops and outreach events to diverse communities and community partners on topics including but not limited to HIV/STI treatment and prevention, reproductive justice and access to care, adolescent health, contraception and family planning. She collaborates with various organizations to provide ongoing support and subject matter expertise on sexual and reproductive health, family planning and reproductive justice.

There wasn’t time for “Ask Mabel” in this episode. Listen next month as we continue to share women’s experiences with birth control.

Andrea Irwin, Mabel Wadsworth Center
Jamila Perritt MH MPH FACOG