Archives for Maine

RadioActive 9/2/10

Producers/Hosts: Amy Browne & Meredith DeFrancesco

Topics:  Impacts of Climate Change on Maine’s Wildlife, and Maine Considers Restrictions on Use of Bisphenol-A in Consumer Products

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World Ocean Radio 9/1/10

Producers/Hosts: Peter Neill and Amelia Poole, World Ocean Observatory

Topic:  Ocean Energy in Maine


Ism Prism 8/3/10

Producer/Host: Val R.H. King

Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Topics: Film Festival, Film Development

The goal for economic development of film in Maine.  What film would mean to local film makers.  How to grow the film industry in Maine

Guests: Dylan Howard, Richard Kane

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RadioActive 6/3/10

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Topic:  Earth First! Round River Rendezvous

The annual international gathering of the Earth First! movement will be taking place in Maine in late June/early July.  Today we talk with two of the organizers,  Storm Waters and Ryan Clarke, about the history of the event, and what this year’s RRR has in store.

Talk of the Towns 2/26/10

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

Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Topic: Producing, Fishing and Buying Local: What are the benefits to local communities?
Guests: Aaron Dority, Penobscot East Resource Center; Bob St. Peter, Food for Maine’s Future; Will Hopkins, Cobscook Bay Resource Center; David Bright, MOO Milk

RadioActive 2/25/10

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Topic:  Cell Phone Dangers & Pending Labeling Legislation

Interviews with investigative journalist & blogger Christopher Ketcham, author of a recent article that is drawing national attention to dangers associated with cell phones (“Warning: Your Cell Phone May Be Hazardous to your Health”— GQ Magazine, Feb.2010), and with Maine State Representative Andrea Boland who is introducing LD 1706, “An Act To Create the Children’s Wireless Protection Act”.

The Health and Human Services Committee will hold a public hearing re: the proposed legislation, on March 2, 2010 at 1p.m.   The public may offer written or verbal testimony at that time.   Rep. Boland advises that in order for written comments to be entered into the record, the committee must receive 20 copies by mail at the following address:  Health & Human Services Committee, 100 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333 prior to the hearing on 3/2/10 or the work session on 3/9/10.  If you are unable to make copies yourself, Rep. Boland can assist you.   Her email is, or mail her c/o Clerk of the House, 2 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04334  The H&HS Committee can by reached c/o Jan Clark,


Voices 6/02/09

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Contributor: Matt Murphy
Segment 1: Natural Resources Council of Maine & Maine Audubon’s press conference this morning in Bangor, where the Land Use Regulatory Commission was meeting for final deliberations on Plum Creek’s proposal for the largest development in the state’s history. Both groups have serious concerns about the proposal. FMI:
Segment 2: An interview with Bonny Myers, director of a production of “Nickel and Dimed” that will be held at the Grand in Ellsworth this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday. FMI:

Talk of the Towns 5/08/09

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

Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Topic: Maine’s Climate Future—what are the implications?

Guests: George Jacobson, School of Biology and Ecology & Climate Change Institute, University of Maine; Paul Anderson, University of Maine Sea Grant; Ivan Fernandez, Plant, Soil & Environmental Sciences, and Climate Change Institute, University of Maine; David Littell, Commissioner, Maine Department of Environmental Protection

What led to this report and what was different in the process of pulling it together? How is the report organized? What does the record of Maine’s past and present climate tell us about the future? What does the report find for freshwater ecosystems, forests, biodiversity and indigenous peoples of Maine? Maine is a heavily forested state, influencing both our economy and where people live and recreate… what are some of the implications of people making a living from and enjoying Maine’s woodlands? what are some of the implications of Maine’s climate future for people living and making a living on the coast? What led Governor to request this report? How would you characterize its contribution to our response, as a State, to the issues? How are the executive and legislative branches of Maine government responding… what are the highlights? What should citizens and stakeholders be watching for?