Boat Talk 05/09/06

Boat Talk 05/09/06 Hour long call in show Hosts: Alan Sprague and Mike Joyce Guests: Wes Shaw, MDI Water Taxi, Mark Rohrig, Wheelsea School Bus, and Mark Jackson, Vinalhave Marine Tech. Ed. Topics: Wheelsea school bus circumnavigation, ethanol and biodiesel marine use, Vinalhaven marine tech boat project, water taxi stories What are the implications of alternative marine fuels? What is going on with the Vinalhaven school program that’s fixing up a steel boat they will sail to Florida? What is Elizabeth Taylor like without makeup?

Healthy Options 05/03/06

Host Andree Bella interviews Dr. Christiane Northrup about her book “Mother-Daughter Wisdom: Understanding the Crucial Link Between Mothers, Daughters and Health” What is the link between mothers and daughters that is so important for good physical and mental health? What can you tell us about your views on c-sections, post-partum depression and vaccinations? How does a mother help her daughter develop positive, empowering relationships? And when a daughter “dumps on Mom” how would a mother handle this?

Talk of the Towns 04/28/06

Host Ron Beard and guest Vivian Newman (Maine Chapter Sierra Club), Walter Anderson (former Maine state geologist), Todd Burrowes (Maine State Planning office) and Mike Crocker (Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance) discuss off-shore drilling and what is at stake for Maine.

What is the background on the 20 plus year moratorium on offshore drilling?

What concerns are leading to moves in Congress to lift that moratorium?

What are the potential advantages and disadvantages to drilling/production of oil/gas reserves off Maine’s coast?

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Notes from the Electronic Cottage 04/27/06

In this edition of the Electronic Cottage, we continue our series on privacy in the digital age. Tdoay, we look at the collusion between government agencies, which must operate under legal guidelines when they collect information on citizens, and private data aggregators, which operate under no such controls. The result? Government agencies such as Homeland Security spent about $30 million taxpayer dollars last year to buy data about U.S. citizens that the agencies would otherwise not have been able to collect. If you care about your personal privacy, you may want to begin leaving as thin a trail behind you as possible in physical space as well as cyberspace.