Talk of the Towns 3/27/09

Producer/Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne
Topic: Pandemic on the Radio—Lessons for communities on preparing for a pandemic avian influenza
What is the context—what do we know about flu pandemic, from history and current trends/projections? (include differences between ‘normal’ flu and avian flu)
In the event of a flu pandemic, what are the important messages for citizens and families?
How roles/impact for employers small and large? How would emergency services be coordinated? Where would people turn for practical help, and for medical help?
Guests: Doug Michael, Executive Director, Healthy Acadia Project; Dana Read, Town Manager, Bar Harbor; Janice Von Brook, Jackson Laboratory (by phone); Linda Feury, Deputy Director, Hancock County Emergency Management Office

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