RadioActive 9/20/07

Producers/hosts: Meredith DeFrancesco and Amy Browne

Guest: Dennis Chinoy with an update on efforts,  via the “Citizens Not Terrorists” campaign, to prevent the Salvadoran government from continuing to press “terrorism” charges against peaceful community organizers .


Notes from the Electronic Cottage 9/20/07

Producer/host: Jim Campbell

Think censorship is a thing of the past? Alas, it is alive and well around the world and right here in the U.S. in both the physical and electronic realms. Check out Banned Books Week at the American Library Association web site and the state of Internet censorship worldwide at

Eye-opening experiences both.

Indigenous Voices 9/18/07

Producers/hosts: Rhonda Frey and Meredith DeFrancesco

Topic: 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus (Knopf, 2005) by Charles Mann.  An interview with the author and Penobscot Elder Arnie Neptune

How did the regions throughout the indigenous world differ demographically, ecologically, and in origin?  How do the scientific world and spiritual beliefs compliment each other in indigenous history?  Comparison of what has been taught in schools and perpetuated in media, versus the true history of indigenous civilizations- development, agriculture, relationship with the environment,

RadioActive 9/13/07

Producers/hosts: Amy Browne and Meredith DeFrancesco

Topics:  An update on clean up efforts at the former Holtrachem site in Orrington, and in the nearby river, with Adam Goode of the Maine People’s Alliance,
and a report on a recent victory for those opposed to privitization of public services—Hillary Lister of MaineIndy Media and CAPIT (Citizens Against Pollution in Town) reports on the fight to prevent Casella from running Lewiston’s dump.  She also gives an update on solid waste disposal issues in other parts of the region.


Notes from the Electronic Cottage 9/13/07

Producer/host: Jim Campbell

Privacy and Facebook

Search engines and other Internet companies are beginning to offer us choices and tools to better protect our personal privacy online. Unfortunately, we don’t seem to be using them. A recent example from Facebook makes the point all too well. If we want to be in control of our cyber-lives, it is ultimately up to us to take the time to protect our personal privacy.

BoatTalk 9/11/07

Producers/hosts: Mike Joyce and Alan Sprague

Topic: Is Whale Entanglement On The Ropes?

Just what is/are the whale entanglement issue(s)?

Also:  Don’t drive your boat too fast at night

Guest: Capt. Giffy Full; Sean Todd, Allied Whale

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