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Producer/Host: Jamie Wood Episode 17 is the second half of our two part series on apprentices and their mentors. Last week we visited with two young farmers that have started Sparkplug Farm. This week we meet with their mentors to hear about their philosophy on apprentiships.
Producer/Host: Anu Dudley Ehwaz, Rune of Partnership
Producer/Host: Sarah O’Malley Climate Change Part 2: How Science Works
Producer/Host: Rob McCall Studio Engineer: Denis Howard “Winter’s Final Act”
Producer/Host: Jim Bahoosh Backers
Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Program Topic:The Ngobe Peoples’ Resistance to Hydroelectric Dam in Panama; 3 Activists Sentenced for Tar Sands Pipeline Action in Michigan Key Discussion Points: a) Today we speak with Lawrence Reichard, from Panama, on the resistance of a Ngobe indigenous people against the Barro Blanco hydroelectric dam. b) We also speak with a […]
Producer/Host: Tim Hagney Bitter
Producer/Host: Jim Campbell The Academy Awards are over and movies steeped in special effects and animation were big winners. Where were all those visual effects created? Increasingly, the answer is “not here.” The web has made it possible for call centers or tech support centers to be anywhere in the world. Now it is making […]
Producer/Host: Amy Browne The legislature is considering a bill that would allow dairy farmers to sell products on the farm, without jumping through all the regulatory hoops that apply to large scale commercial producers. LD1786 “An Act to Allow the Sale of Unregulated Farm-produced Dairy Products at the Site of Production” facilitates direct sales of […]
Producer/Host: Amy Browne Audio recorded by John Greenman Dr Philip Caper is one of the founders of Maine AllCare, a non-profit that promotes universal health care. He has been a professor at Dartmouth and UMass Medical schools, served on a US Senate committee on health, and writes a column for the Bangor Daily News. He […]
Producer/Host: Larry Dansinger One Is Good
Producer/Host: R.W. Estela Engineer: Allison Watters
Producer/Host: Jamie Wood Episode 16 begins a two part series focused on farm apprentices and their teachers. We begin by visiting with two young farmers Sarah Hodges and John Wright. The couple runs Sparkplug Farm out in the middle of Penobscot bay on the island of Vinalhaven.
Producer/Host: Kathleen March Transcript: This is Kathleen March with WERU’s US-El Salvador Report. This week’s topic is the serious arid zone in Honduras and the poverty level of its residents. The report has been prepared in collaboration with Radio Sumpul and US-El Salvador Sister Cities. En el Corredor Seco de Honduras 6 de cada 10 […]
Producer/Host: Sarah O’Malley Climate Change Part 1: Introduction
Producer/Host: Ron Beard Studio Engineer: Amy Browne Issue: Community concerns and opportunities Program Topic: Serving in local town government Key Discussion Points: 1. Each guest is asked for a thumbnail description of their town: geography, rough description of make of town population, main economic activities 2. What first inspired you to serve, and has that […]
Producer/Host: Jim Bahoosh Skills
Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Issue: Environmental and Social Justice Program Topic: U Main Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement; Public Hearing on Metallic Mining Bill; Work to Connect Local Farms to Unions and Low Income Mainers Key Discussion Points: a) Today we hear some of the testimony given before legislative committee on a bill aimed at opening the […]
Producer/Host: Jim Campbell Data breaches are an almost weekly experience these days, and resulted in over 12 million cases of identity theft in 2012. Could an “online digital guardian” reduce or eliminate identity theft and unauthorized charges on our credit cards? IBM thinks so. Should we think so too?
Producer/Host: Tim Hagney Calendula