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Earthwise 2/13/16

9 hours 47 min ago

Producer/Host: Anu Dudley “Valentine’s Day”

Talk of the Towns 2/12/15

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 9:00am

Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Studio Engineer: Amy Browne Issue: Community concerns and opportunities Program Topic: The future of the Millinocket Baxter region, including a possible National Park Key Discussion Points: What changes have you seen in the Millinocket-Baxter region in your lifetime… are there trends in the economy and in forest […]

Sustainable House Sketchbook 2/12/16

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 6:30am

Producer/Host: Jim Bahoosh “Struggle”

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 2/11/16

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 6:30am

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell Today, let’s look at some recent developments that highlight the intersection of digital and life sciences technologies and some of the implications of those technologies worth thinking about.

Maine Currents 2/10/16

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 3:00pm

Producer/Host: Amy Browne It has been called “NAFTA on steroids” and “the largest corporate power grab you’ve never heard of”. The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, is the largest regional trade deal in history, encompassing 12 countries that control 40% of the world’s economy, including the US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia and several other Pacific Rim […]

Power for the People 2/10/16

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 6:30am

Producer/Host: Steve Kahl Engineer: John Greenman Issue: Alternative Energy Program Topic: Solarize programs Key Discussion Points: a) group purchase programs for solar PV b) weatherization c) group solar farms Guests: John Reuthe, Sustain Mid-Maine Coalition Clough Toppan, Sustain Mid-Maine Coalition

Quiet Fire 2/10/16

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 6:30am

Producer/Host: Duncan Newcomer “Birthday”

BoatTalk 2/9/16

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 9:00am

Producer/Host: Alan Sprague and Mike Joyce Engineer: Amy Browne Program Topic: bowdoin stories Key Discussion Points: a) ice breakinglng carriers b) new deck for the bowdoin c) bowdoin captains’ stories Guests: John Worth maine maritime academy Richard Miller maine maritime academy Larry Kaplan by phone former bowdoin crew and musician

Esoterica 2/9/16

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 6:30am

Producer/Host: CJ Kenna “Unlikely”

Outside the Box 2/9/16

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 6:23am

Producer/Host: Larry Dansinger “Bankless”

A Word in Edgewise 2/8/16

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 6:34am

Producer/Host: R.W. Estela Engineer: Allison Watters “Kunghei fat choy”

Pet Sounds 2/7/16

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 6:30am

Producer/Host: Dr. John Hunt “Veterinary History Lesson”

World Around Us 2/6/16

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 6:31am

Producer/Host: Sarah O’Malley “Stargazing”

Awanadjo Almanack 2/5/16

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 6:30am

Producer/Host: Rob McCall “The Lonely Sea”

Sustainable House Sketchbook 2/5/16

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 6:30am

Producer/Host: Jim Bahoosh

Special 2/4/16: Afghan students and an US Iraq war veteran share their war and tea stories

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 9:00am

Producer/Host: Carolyn Coe Afghan students and an US Iraq war veteran share their war and tea stories. Aaron Hughes, of Iraq Veterans Against the War, invited Afghan students to respond to the questions: “When did the war begin for you?” and “What are some of your tea stories and traditions?” He also shared his own […]

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 2/4/16

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 6:30am

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell LAWS – Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems, or, as they are more commonly known, killer robots – are technically closer than we may think. But what about legally or morally? Will killer robots be the third great revolution in warfare after gunpowder and nuclear weapons? 20,000 scientists, including 3000 artificial intelligence researchers, think […]

Maine Currents 2/3/16

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 3:00pm

Producer/Host: Amy Browne Audio contributed by John Greenman Segment 1: Bill Farrell, a University of Maine Ph.D. Candidate and Senior Advisor on Special Projects, for the international nonprofit Mercy Corps. speaking at the University last week on “The Syrian Refugee Crisis”. Segment 2: We bring you to last week’s town council meeting in Bucksport, where […]

Healthy Options 2/3/16

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 9:00am

Host and Producer: Andrée Bella Engineer: John Greenman Program Topic: “A Different View of Depression and Addiction” Key Discussion Points: a) How does our culture contribute to depression? How is grieving done in the Mayan culture, and how is this different than in Western culture? b) What is the relationship between depression, violence and war? […]

Quiet Fire 2/3/16

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 6:30am

Producer/Host: Duncan Newcomer “Respect”


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