Baby Talk 12/21/06

Producer/host: Cathy Jacobs

Topic: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
What is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and how does it impact babies and children? What is the training available for schools (called “Good Choice, Bad Choice, No Choice”)? What is it like to be affected by fetal alcohol syndrome?

Guest: Bette Hoxie, Director of Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine; Jennifer Thompson, affected by fetal alchohol syndrome, Bette’s daughter

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 12/21/06

Producer/host: Jim Campbell
Planning a trip to the United Kingdom? If so, you’d better figure on having
your car photographed, being seen on hundreds of video cameras, and just
generally being kept tabs on by the government. At least that is the
conclusion of Privacy International, which ranked the UK as the third most
surveilled society in the world. And, oh yeah, you may have to put your
finger in a fingerprint reader if you plan to go into a pub. Here’s the

Voices 12/20/06

Producer/host: Amy Browne

Contributors: Karen Larsen, Ousman (theme music)

Topics: Karen Larsen gets us into the Solstice spirit, and we think ahead to spring and planting trees, as we talk with FEDCO’s John Bunker and tree grower Becca Gagne

Common Health 12/20/06

Producer/host: Jim Fisher

Topic: Inequality and Health
What are the trends for poverty and health in Maine? What are the health consequences of poverty? What programs can help?

Guests: Dr. Ann Acheson, UMO; Dr. Wendy Wolf, MEHAF; Tim King, WHCA

Call in show

Earth Sense 12/20/06

Producer/host: Phil Bailey

Simplify the holidays: Tips to help us all simplify and rediscover the meaning of the season

Indigenous Voices 12/19/06

Producers/hosts: Meredith DeFrancesco and Rhonda Frey

Topic: The current status of, and future of, three of the Tribal Reservations in Maine
How important is the traditional culture and language for your tribes? Are there economic development plans for the tribes? What directions and changes would you like to see for each tribe?

Guest: Chief Kirk Francis, Penobscot Nation; Chief Brenda Commander, Houlton Band of Maliseets; Chief Rick Doyle, Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point

Powerful Peace 12/18/06

Producer/host: Sonia Turanski

“The Geneva Conventions?? – A look at the development of international standards for the treatment of wartime civilians and detainees, and how the proposed US “Military Commissions Act?? may undermine these agreements.

Weekend Voices 12/16/06

Producer/host: Amy Browne
Contributors: The WERU community!

Two year-end sound collages— the first featuring responses to the question “How do you feel about ‘the’ holidays?”, set to XmasNeurotica music by Joel Mann… Then a random sampling of soundbytes from Voices programs that aired in 2006.