Coastal Conversations is a collaboration of WERU and Maine Sea Grant of the University of Maine. It is hosted by Natalie Springuel of Maine Sea Grant. Natalie and the program were recently awarded 3rd Place for “Public Affairs Programming” at the Maine Association of Broadcasters Awards Gala in September. Congratulations Natalie! The award-winning program was entitled “Portland’s Working Waterfront at a Crossroads” and featured the voices of Portland fisherman.
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The award-winning program addressed a wide range of questions: What is the history of Portland’s working waterfront and what role does it play in the state’s fishing industry? What changes are fishermen and wharf owners experiencing on the waterfront? How has Portland’s mixed use zoning changed over the last several decades and how has this impacted water dependent industries? What is the status of development on the waterfront in Portland today? What would fishermen and wharf owners like the Portland waterfront to be in the future?
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