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Earthwise 5/28/16

2 hours 10 min ago

Producer/Host: Anu Dudley Production Assistant: John Welles “The Bat”

Coastal Conversations 5/27/16

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:00am

Producer/Host: Catherine Schmitt Studio Engineer: Amy Browne Issue: Maine coastal and ocean issues Program Topic: Local stream stewardship and restoration Key Discussion Points: Maine’s coastal rivers are home to several species of fish that are “sea run” or diadromous – they spend part of their lives in the ocean but return to freshwater to spawn. […]

Awanadjo Almanack 5/27/16

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 7:30am

Producer/Host: Rob McCall “Leaves of Spring”

Sustainable House Sketchbook 5/27/16

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 6:30am

Producer/Host: Jim Bahoosh “Floor 2”

Pet Sounds 2.0 5/26/16

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:00am

Producer/Host: Dr. John Hunt Engineer: John Greenman Program Topic: Pet Fish Key Discussion Points: a) setting up aquariums b) selecting fish and plants c) trouble shooting common problems Guest: Vance Peters- Vance’s Aquarium, Bucksport, Me.

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 5/26/16

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 7:30am

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell So what’s our world going to look like in 15 years or so? No one really knows, of course, but it’s a good bet that two technologies are going to play a very big role in whatever life is like in, say, 2030 – quantum computing and virtual reality. Here’s why.

Family Corner 5/25/16

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:00am

Producer/Host: Sue Mackey Andrews Engineer: John Greenman Issue: Making a Difference in our Communities Program Topic: Talking with our Kids about Tobacco, Alcohol, Drugs and other Substances Key Discussion Points: a) Important to start talking with kids as early as toddler-age about what’s going on in our world, environment b) Take advantage of the teachable […]

Maine Currents 5/25/16

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:00am

Producer/Host: Amy Browne Engineer: John Greenman The next installment in our series of round table discussions / call-in shows about the upcoming presidential elections. Guests: Republicans Renee Trust and Billy Bob Faulkingham, Democrats Bernie Sanders supporter Tim Wilson, and Hillary Clinton supporter Margaret Hannah, and Betsy Garrold of the Green Party.

Quiet Fire 5/25/16

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 7:30am

Producer/Host: Duncan Newcomer “Good bye to Billy Herndon”

Maine Arts Alive 5/24/16

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:00am

Host: Michael Donahue Engineer: Amy Browne Program Topic: Acadia Choral Society Key Discussion Points: History of Society, Past and current presentations, the relationship of choral singing to other art forms, personal growth of members as a result of performance experience Guests: George Emlen, Composer Jamie Hagedorn, Music Director Ellen Gilmore, Member Jay Emlen, Member

Outside the Box 5/24/16

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 7:30am

Producer/Host: Larry Dansinger “Group think”

A Word in Edgewise 5/23/16

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 7:30am

Producer/Host: R.W. Estela “Ode to the Fiddlehead”

Pet Sounds 5/22/16

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 7:30am

Producer/Host: Dr. John Hunt “History lesson- Greek vets”

World Around Us 5/21/16

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 7:30am

Producer/Host: Sarah O’Malley “Chicken Hatching BHCS” Transcripts and more information available at

Earthwise 5/21/16

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 7:30am

Producer/Host: Anu Dudley “The Devil of the Tarot”

Democracy Forum 5/20/16

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:00am

Host: Ann Luther, League of Women Voters of Maine     Engineer: Amy Browne Issue: Participatory Democracy Program Topic: Us vs Them: Is Government the Enemy Key Discussion Points: a) We’ll discuss the history and cultural origins of American attitudes toward government b) How these attitudes have evolved over time, and c) Whether these attitudes have been […]

Awanadjo Almanack 5/20/16

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 7:30am

Producer/Host: Rob McCall “Lupine”

Sustainable House Sketchbook 5/20/16

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 6:29am

Producer/Host: Jim Bahoosh “Floor 1”

WERU Community SoapBox 5/19/16

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 10:00am

Host: Denis Howard Engineer: John Greenman An open-mic style call-in show

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 5/19/16

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 7:30am

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell Over 200 years ago, the philosopher Jeremy Bentham proposed a prison model called a Panopticon based on the belief that people change their behavior when they think they may are being watched. Recently, the National Telecommunications Information Administration has confirmed that people are behaving differently online today based on fears about privacy […]


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