Talking Furniture Greatest Hits, VII (Part 3, Tracks 27-31)

by Dave Piszcz, aka Radio Jones

“The indigenous satirist must make use of the materials at hand within the immediate environment. In some places in the world, people build houses of sticks plastered with muck or even cow dung. Fortunately, the vast American socio-political landscape provides a wealth of manure which can be sculpted into the wattle-and-daub audio artwork contained herein”

“Thanks for your ears. Your hearts and minds remain under your own guidance at all times. ILLEGITIMATI NON CARBORUNDUM!” –Radio Jones
Talking Furniture’s Greatest Hits, V. II. written, produced, directed and performed at Talking Furniture Studios, Searsmont, Maine, USA, PO Box 71, 04973

Talking Furniture Greatest Hits, VII (Part 2: Tracks 8-26)

by Dave Piszcz, aka Radio Jones

“The indigenous satirist must make use of the materials at hand within the immediate environment. In some places in the world, people build houses of sticks plastered with muck or even cow dung. Fortunately, the vast American socio-political landscape provides a wealth of manure which can be sculpted into the wattle-and-daub audio artwork contained herein”

“Thanks for your ears. Your hearts and minds remain under your own guidance at all times. ILLEGITIMATI NON CARBORUNDUM!” –Radio Jones
Talking Furniture’s Greatest Hits, V. II. written, produced, directed and performed at Talking Furniture Studios, Searsmont, Maine, USA, PO Box 71, 04973
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Talking Furniture, Greatest Hits, VII (Part 1: Tracks 1-7)

by Dave Piszcz, aka Radio Jones

“The indigenous satirist must make use of the materials at hand within the immediate environment. In some places in the world, people build houses of sticks plastered with muck or even cow dung. Fortunately, the vast American socio-political landscape provides a wealth of manure which can be sculpted into the wattle-and-daub audio artwork contained herein”

“Thanks for your ears. Your hearts and minds remain under your own guidance at all times. ILLEGITIMATI NON CARBORUNDUM!” –Radio Jones
Talking Furniture’s Greatest Hits, V. II. written, produced, directed and performed at Talking Furniture Studios, Searsmont, Maine, USA, PO Box 71, 04973
Tracks 1-7

Talk of the Towns 08/25/06

Host: Jill Goldthwait
Topic: Home Grown. Good Eating. (Local farms, fresh food)
What are small local farms like in Maine? The markets – consumers, CSA, WIC, restaurants, farm stands, farmer’s markets. Obstacles – regulations
Guests: Kerri Sands, Director, Farms for the Future; Jo Barrett, King Hill Farm; Chip Angell, The Brooklin Inn; Diane Lokocm, Beech Hill Farm
Call in show

RadioActive 08/24/06

Producers/Hosts: Amy Browne and Meredith DeFrancesco
Topics:
Valerie Cartonio of the Maine Native Prison Project joins us to talk about the work her group and others around the state are doing to support prisoners and their families and keep them connected with the community.
Also, a rebroadcast of a segment that originally aired on WERU on “Voices” in February 2006: Dave Piszcz interviewed Jim Robbins of Robbins Lumber in Searsmont (Maine). Robbins had just returned from Cuba where he was part of a contingent of Maine business people who traveled with Governor Baldacci to explore trade possibilities.

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 08/24/06

Producer/host: Jim Campbell
Topic: It’s tough to lose a part of your community under any circumstances. When that loss is of a 24 karat gold crap detector, radio maestro, and ace reporter who is only 54 years old, the loss stings all the more. But Dave Piszcz lives on, and his life challenges us to take up the tasks he accomplished so well but has now left behind for others to continue.

Voices 8/23/06

Producer: Amy Browne
Contributers: Marge May, Paul Melnikow
Marge May interviews Florence Reed, Executive Director of the Surry (Maine) based Sustainable Harvest International, www.sustainableharvest.org
Paul Melnikow interviews Peter Rottman of the newly formed local Community Media Center
www.cmcmaine.org

WERU Special 8/22/06 Peter Raven at COA

Peter Raven at College of the Atlantic
Producer: John Greenman

Time Magazine has called him a “Hero of the Planet” for his championing of conservation and biodiversity. But Dr. Peter Raven is a controversial figure among some conservationists. The long-time director of the Missouri Botanical Garden makes no excuses for the millions of dollars in grants he’s received from Monsanto for his biotechnology research. But none of this came up at a recent speech Dr. Raven gave to an invited audience at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor. Dr. Raven spoke eloquently and passionately about the need for humans, especially Americans, to use less, to be more conscious of the effects of their actions. Only at the very end of the hour-long power-point presentation, in a question and answer period, did the subject of genetically modified plants come up briefly.
For more information about Dr. Peter Raven, biodiversity, Genetic Modification and the Missouri Botanical Garden, go to www.mobot.org. And for an independent profile of Dr. Raven, you can visit gmwatch.org.