RadioActive 11/23/06

Producers/hosts: Amy Browne and Meredith DeFrancesco
Contributor: Eric Olson
Topic: Bob St. Peter, Resident Steward of the Good Life Center in Harborside, Maine, speaking at the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine’s annual Harvest Supper in Bangor, October 2006, produced by Eric Olson and originally a podcast on his website
FMI on the Good Life Center and the Nearing’s legacy:

Indigenous Voices 11/21/06

Producers/hosts: Rhonda Frey and Meredith DeFrancesco

Guests: The Honorable Judge Gary Growe, Chief Judge at the Penobscot Nation; The Honorable Judge Rebecca Irving, Chief Judge at the Passamaquoddy Reservations in Sipayik and Indian Township

Topic: Tribal Courts in the State of Maine

How does the tradition and culture play a role in the hearing and adjudication of these cases? What roles do the tribal courts play in criminal and civil cases? What about cases involving non-tribal members?

RadioActive 11/16/06

Producer/host: Amy Browne and Meredith DeFrancesco

Topics: Alan Sprague reports on whales lingering downeast past their usual migration time–and why they may be in trouble soon, Sister Lucille McDonald from the Emmaeus Center in Ellsworth tells us how we can help our neighbors during this holiday season, and new WERU reporter Eric Olsen brings us a speech given by Iraq War Vet (from Maine) Brian Clement at a teach-in on the war at the University of Maine

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 11/16/06

Producer/host: Jim Campbell

Want to take a college level course but don’t have the wallet wherewithal to
do so at the moment? Don’t worry – the Internet has you covered. There are
hundreds of courses (and free textbooks to supplement them) available on the
web these days. We’ll take a look at some of the best sites to access free
college level courses on this edition of the Electronic Cottage.

BoatTalk 11/14/06

Producers/hosts: Mike Joyce and Alan Sprague
This edition dedicated to Gladys Butler, former first mate to Mount Desert Yacht Yard owner and Controversy designer Farnham Butler.

The talk was about the nature of doing work from “quick and dirty” to perfect, and choices and reasons as they relate to boat building.

Calls were about best boat designs, things to worry about when sailing around the world, seamanship, and appropriate boatbuilding materials and workmanship.

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RadioActive 11/09/06

Producers/hosts: Meredith DeFrancesco and Amy Browne
Topics: An interview with Nancy Oden of the Clean Water Coalition ( regarding opposition to a proposal for re-zoning in Township 14 (in Washington County) to allow for a construction and demolition debris dump to be located there. The Land Use Regulatory Commission (LURC) is holding a public hearing and accepting comments on the proposal. Also, an update on the “Day of the Dead” actions at the Mexican consulate and elsewhere in Boston last week in solidarity with the people of Oaxaca and in memory of murdered journalist Brad Will.