Archives for Domestic violence

Let’s Talk Animals 9/28/17

Lets Talk Animals – Aardvarks to Zebras was formerly known as PetSounds 2.0 The name change reflects the expanded world of animals that the program will be covering.

Producer/Host: Dr. John Hunt
Engineer: Amy Browne

Animal Abuse

Key Discussion Points:
a) Types of Animal Abuse
b) Connections with people abuse
c) Strategies to overcome abuse

Guests: Leslie Linder, Dorathy Martel

Talk of the Towns 3/28/14

Producer/Host: Ron Beard
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Community concerns and opportunities

Program Topic: Community Response to Domestic Violence

Key Discussion Points :
What is domestic abuse?
• Define
• Tactics of abuse
What is Extent of the problem in Hancock and Washington Counties
• Next Step statistics
• Other statistics and information
• Other trends from the perspective of law enforcement
What are the signs of abuse and what can someone to do help?
What are services offered by Next Step
• Hotline: Who can use the hotline, who works on the hotline
• Emergency shelter: information about trends in shelter
• Transitional housing: what is the benefit, the need, the availability
• Other services: face to face advocacy, support and education groups
• Advocacy in court
• Community education, training, and consultation
Trends in the community’s perception of and response to DV
• What has changed since the first shelters opened in the 70’s?
• What is on the horizon for assessing risks?
• How should we be organizing ourselves as a community to
further enhance our response to DV?
How can community members become effective allies for those who are targets or suspected targets of domestic violence?

Rebecca Hobbs, Exec. Director, Next Step
Lt. Rod Charette (Commanding Officer, Maine State Police Troop J),
Rick Doyle (Staff Attorney, Next Step)

United Way Presents 9/15/12

Host: Adam Lacher, Director, Communications and Community Engagement for United Way of Eastern Maine .
Guest: Rebecca Hobbs, Executive Director of the Next Step Domestic Violence Project serving Hancock and Washington Counties
Issue: Domestic Violence, youth development, bullying, transitional housing.
About: United Way of Eastern Maine Presents is a weekly radio program featuring the the voices of Maine community organizations from Piscataquis, Penobscot, Washington, Hancock and Waldo counties. More info at:

Healthy Options 6/03/09

Producer/Host: Rhonda Feiman
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne
Topic: Domestic Violence
How to identify abusive behavior. What resources are available in the state of Maine? What to do if you are– or know someone who is– in an abusive relationship. What is a healthy relationship?
Guest: Tina Tucker, Community Educator for New Hope for Women

Contact numbers for more information
New Hope for Women: 1-800-522-3304
State Hotline: 1-866-834-4357

Talk of the Towns 10/10/08

Producer/Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Topic: Putting An End to Domestic Violence, The Work of “Next Step”

An overview of the issue currently and historically. How are services provided? What agencies work cooperatively? “Call to Men” national/local grassroots efforts. “Ties that Bind” business support for survivors and victims.


Lori Fogelman, Executive Director, Next Step Domestic Violence Program of Hancock and Washington Counties; Kelly Brown, Next Step and Ties That Bind Initiative; Rick Doyle, Legal Assistance, Next Step and Maine Commission on Domestic and Sexual Assault; Rick Otto, Call To Men

Call in show

FMI: Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence, Statewide Hotline: 1-866-83-4HELP