Maine Currents 8/2/18

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Audio recorded by Matt Murphy

Americans Who Tell the Truth presentation featuring Robert Shetterly, Kelsey Juliana and poets from George Stevens Academy

Recorded in Blue Hill, Maine on June 3rd, 2018 by Matt Murphy


The Sketchbook 8/2/18

Producer/Host: Jim Bahoosh


Notes from the Electronic Cottage 8/2/18

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Ever use a URL shortener?

Odds are pretty good that you have. They can be very convenient – and potentially very dangerous.
Have you read those Terms of Service for Google Docs (and pretty near any other online service you use)? No? Well, here are some of the things you have agreed to when you clicked “Okay” to use the service. Some of what you agreed to might surprise you. Here’s why.

Quiet Fire 8/1/18

Producer/Host: Duncan Newcomer

A Common Spiritual Man

Outside the Box 7/31/18

Producer/Host: Larry Dansinger

Dead Aid

Esoterica 7/31/18

Andree Bella | Writer/Performer

Pet Sounds 7/29/18

Producer/Host: Dr. John Hunt

Grain Free Diet

Mainely Phenology 7/28/18

Producers/Hosts: Hazel Stark and Joe Horn

Cardinal Flowers

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Red is such a fleeting color for plants in our Maine woodlands. Sure the red maples give an impressive show of the color in the fall, but upon closer inspection those fiery leaves are really specked with brown, dashed with gold, and cloaked in subtle greens. Yellow, white, and even purple flowers are common among our fields and forests, but a true red flower is a wild gift to behold. The cardinal flower, as the name rather vividly describes, cares not for the colors made popular by high fashion plant society. Once in bloom, their petals are so vivid, I find it hard to even equate their color with such a banal term as “red.”