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  • Producer/Host: Dr. John Hunt

    “What is a Distemper shot? Is it necessary?”

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  • Producer/Host: Anu Dudley

    “The Blue Moon”

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  • Producer/Host: Sarah O’Malley

    “Principles of Natural Selection”

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  • Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Maine coastal and ocean issues

    Program Topic: History, Culture, and Heritage of the Lobster Industry in Maine

    Key Discussion Points:
    History of the industry in Maine, including readings from “The Maine Lobster Industry: A History of Culture, Conservation and Commerce” by Cathy Billings
    History of the industry on Cranberry Isles, the formation of the Co-op, and the current exhibit at Isleford
    HIstorica Museum: “Boats and Buoys: Lobstering on Little Cranberry Island”
    Poetry and writing about lobstering and the heritage of the industry

    Cathy Billings, author of “The Maine Lobster Industry: A History of Culture, Conservation and Commerce;” and Associate Director at the Lobster Institute
    Retired Lobsterman from Isleford, Jim Bright
    Rosamond Rea, project manager of the “Boats and Buoys: Lobstering on Little Cranberry Island” exhibit at Isleford Historical Museum

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Bahoosh


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  • Producer/Host: Rob McCall
    Studio Engineer: Denis Howard

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  • Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco
    Issue: Environmental and Social Justice

    Program Topic: Environmental Priorities Coalition on Past Legislative Session

    Key Discussion Points:
    1) The Environmental Priorities Coalition, representing 31 Maine environmental and public health organizations, is commending last session’s legislature for conservation and energy efficiency efforts, despite Governor LePage’s anti-environmental stance.

    2) Action included rejecting a bill that would have opened the state to metallic mining (LD 750), a bill re-instituting funding for home energy efficiency subsidies (LD 1215), bills increasing lake protection (LD 568 and LD 713), support for additions to endangered and threatened species listings (LD 807), a bill blocking the governor’s attempt to decrease the number of forest rangers and the merger of the Bureau of parks and Lands with the Maine Forest Service (LD 1019) and a bill to create a process for the Maine Public Utilities Commission and stakeholders to engage in discussions and propose policy on solar power (LD 1263).

    3) Maine is the only state in New England without a solar policy or subsidies for solar.

    Beth Ahern, Maine Conservation Alliance; Environmental Priorities Coalition protectmaine.org/maine-epc

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  • Hosts: Jon Mohr
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Program Topic: Dog Safety

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Responsibility of any dog owner
    b) While meeting another dog on a trail
    c) Hints with dealing with heat and your dog

    Guest: Rod Sparkowich Coastal Canine Consulting

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