Voices 9/28/10

Executive Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Contributors: Meredith DeFrancesco, Meaghan LaSala

On today’s program, Meredith DeFrancesco talks with John Kerry, Director of the Governor’s Office of Energy Independence and Security about the recent New England Governor’s Resolution to promote a regional solar energy market. But first, we pick up where we left off on Saturday’s edition of Voices:

A gubernatorial candidates forum on the topic of Maine’s quality of place, was held on September 21st at the Bangor Opera House. The event was sponsored by several Maine-based nonprofit organizations, including: the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, GrowSmart Maine, Healthy Community Coalition, Maine Conservation Voters Education Fund, Maine Development Foundation’s Downtown Center, Maine Downtown Coalition, Maine Farmland Trust, Maine Preservation, Maine Rural Partners, Trust for Public Land and the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine.

The candidates for governor were asked for their views on the future, and how they would protect and promote Maine’s natural and cultural resources. Today we bring you part 2 of the forum. Part 1 aired on Weekend Voices on Saturday and is available, if you’d like to listen, on our archives at weru.org

In attendance were 4 of the 5 candidates who will be appearing on the ballot for Governor: Independents Shawn Moody, Eliot Cutler and Kevin Scott, and the Democrat, Senator Libby Mitchell; Republican Paul LePage was invited, but did not attend. The forum was emcee’d by Carol Coultas, editor of Maine Biz