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WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives
Maine Currents 12/7/21: Word Festival Interview with Bob Keyes, author of a new book on Robert Indiana

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 57:26


Producer/Host: Amy Browne On this month’s edition of Maine Currents, we bring you to the Word Festival in Blue Hill in October 2021. Reading from their website: “Every October, Word brings together readers, writers, and tellers of tales to celebrate the written and spoken word—fiction and non-fiction, children's literature, poetry, drama, nonfiction, storytelling and more. The festival takes place in Blue Hill, Maine where a literary tradition of great thinkers and artists extends over two hundred years and includes Jonathan Fisher, Mary Ellen Chase, and E.B. White to name a few. Many writers continue to call the Blue Hill peninsula home as does a large community of passionate readers. To celebrate this rich heritage, Word presents three days of author readings, a poetry crawl, writing workshops, panel discussions, school events, and spoken word performances to sold out crowds.” One of the events this year was an interview with Bob Keyes, author of the new book, Isolation Artist: Scandal, Deception, and the Last Days of Robert Indiana, conducted by Paul Sacaridiz, Executive Director of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. The talk was recorded via zoom by festival organizers, and we thank them for making it available to our listeners. About the host: Amy Browne started out at WERU as a volunteer news & public affairs producer in 2000, co-hosting/co-producing RadioActive with Meredith DeFrancesco. She joined the team of Voices producers a few years later, and has been WERU’s News & Public Affairs Manager since January, 2006. In addition to RadioActive, Voices and Maine Currents, she also produced and hosted the WERU News Report for several years. She has produced segments for national programs including Free Speech Radio News, This Way Out, Making Contact, Workers Independent News, Pacifica PeaceWatch, and Live Wire News, and has contributed to Democracy Now and the WBAI News Report. She is the recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Environmental Journalism Award from the Sierra Club of Maine, and the First Place 2017 Radio News Award from the Maine Association of Broadcasters. The post Maine Currents 12/7/21: Word Festival Interview with Bob Keyes, author of a new book on Robert Indiana first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Community Wellness Watch 11/30/21: Food insecurity in our community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 59:43


Producer/Host: Emma Weiss, WERU intern Each month, WERU intern Emma Weiss sits down with local healthcare providers and other professionals to talk about how they have adjusted their practices throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and how they continue to keep our communities healthy and safe. -Learning about food insecurity throughout the pandemic -Discussion of changes and adjustments made to practices providing food security services and related support during the pandemic -Challenges and triumphs from patrons, volunteers, and staff throughout the pandemic -Learning how listeners can access these services, donate, or become volunteers Guests: Anna Wind, Healthy Eating and Magic Food Bus Coordinator Healthy Peninsula in Blue Hill awind@healthypeninsula.org (207)-374-3257 OJ Logue, Interim Executive Director Bar Harbor Food Pantry in Bar Harbor bhpantry@bhfp.org (207)-288-3375 Joe Ryan, Executive Director Area Interfaith Outreach Food & Energy Assistance in Rocklandjoe@aiofoodpantry.org (207)-596-1043 About the host: Originally from Hamden, CT, Emma Weiss has always called Maine her second home. After earning her bachelor's degree in psychology and education at Oberlin College, she moved to MDI full time and began hosting “Moose Juice, Jellies & Jams; Tales and Tunes for Kids of All Ages” twice monthly on Saturdays at 11am during WERU's Family Radio Hour. Emma joined the WERU team in April and has been working on our NextWave Radio initiative as well as the Community Wellness Watch programs. She now resides in Philadelphia and will work for WERU remotely for the next few months. The post Community Wellness Watch 11/30/21: Food insecurity in our community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Producer/Host: Sarah O’Malley This episode describes bryozoans, colonial marine invertebrates commonly seen growing on kelp (among other places). Key characteristics of bryozoans are their calcareous modular exoskeletal features and the lophophore, a tentacular feeding structure that rings the mouth of each individual zooid. About the host: Sarah O’Malley is an ecologist, naturalist and science communicator passionate about deepening her listeners’ experiences with the natural world. She teaches biology and sustainability at Maine Maritime Academy and is currently collaborating on a guide book to the intertidal zone in the Gulf of Maine. The post The Essential Rhythm 11/28/21: Bryozoans first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Pet Sounds 11/28/21: How You Can Have a Friendlier Cat

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 5:37


Producer/Host: Dr. John Hunt About the host: My Sunday morning short has been running for about 11 years. I've cover a wide range of animal related topics from COVID to porcupines. After graduating from Michigan State University Veterinary School in 1982 I practiced at three different veterinary hospitals in the Hartford, Conn area for 5 years. Then I bought a small part time clinic in Bucksport and turned it into a full time small animal surgery and medicine hospital. From 1987 to 2014 I enjoyed serving the Bucksport-Orland area pet owners. My kids grew up in Bucksport. I was a Boy Scoutmaster for a few years, and coached cross country and track in the Bucksport school system for 20 years. I've written three books working on a fourth. I sold my practice and retired from practicing medicine in 2014. Since “retiring” I've continued Pet Sounds and my monthly Lets Talk Animals show on WERU. I've been teaching at local community colleges, officiating at high school track meets, writing and started a blog on line. I enjoy hiking, reading, writing and anticipate spending more time with my first grandchild. The post Pet Sounds 11/28/21: How You Can Have a Friendlier Cat first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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The Nature of Phenology 11/27/21: First Snowfall

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 4:45


Producers: Hazel Stark & Joe Horn Host: Hazel Stark When I say first snowfall, I'm not talking about the first time we get a quick, fluttering flurry of snowflakes or a gray day with the occasional snowflake lazily descending towards the green grass. No, I am talking about the get-out-the-ruler, stoke-up-the-woodstove, pull-out-the-sled, first snow of the year. But how does that snow form? Photos, a full transcript, references, contact information, and more available at thenatureofphenology.wordpress.com About the host/writers: Joe Horn lives in Gouldsboro, is Co-Founder of Maine Outdoor School, L3C, and is a Registered Maine Guide and Carpenter. He is passionate about fishing, cooking, and making things with his hands. He has both an MBA in Sustainability and an MS focused in Environmental Education. Joe can be reached by emailing naturephenology@gmail.com Hazel Stark lives in Gouldsboro, is Co-Founder and Naturalist Educator at Maine Outdoor School, L3C, and is a Registered Maine Guide. She loves taking a closer look at nature through the lens of her camera, napping in beds of moss, and taking hikes to high points to see what being tall is all about. She has an MS in Resource Management and Conservation and is a lifelong Maine outdoorswoman. Hazel can be reached by emailing naturephenology@gmail.com The post The Nature of Phenology 11/27/21: First Snowfall first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Coastal Conversations 11/26/21: From the Sea Up #1

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 56:35


Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel Maine coastal and ocean issues: From the Sea Up #1 With the holiday season upon us, it is time to talk seafood. Fresh, sustainable, Maine seafood that is! For the next three episodes of Coastal Conversations, we are featuring a series of stories produced by The First Coast and the Island Institute. The series, called From the Sea Up, introduces the people and species that make Maine seafood so incredible, both for our taste buds and for our coastal economy. It's perfect listening to inspire your holiday feasts! First up today, we hear how Luke's Lobster and the Island Institute formed a creative partnership to build resilience in the seafood supply chain in the wake of the pandemic's early shut down of traditional seafood markets. Our second story today explores the freshness and flavor of Maine dayboat scallops that have been caught, sold, and eaten or frozen in less than 24 hours. These are inspiring stories about people in the Gulf of Maine who are finding ways to ensure the future of our oceans while diversifying our seafood economy. Both of our stories today on Coastal Conversations were produced by Galen Koch of The First Coast as part of an Island Institute podcast called “From the Sea Up.” And we are thrilled to announce that we'll be featuring more of these great stories in upcoming episodes of Coastal Conversations. I mentioned at the top of the hour that a lot of folks were involved in producing these stories and we wanted to make sure to thank them here. Ok, here goes. First, From the Sea Up is presented by the Island Institute and produced by Galen Koch of The First Coast. The stories are made possible by the Fund for Maine Islands and a partnership between the Island Institute, College of the Atlantic, Luke's Lobster, Maine Sea Grant, and The First Coast. For our first story today, thanks go to Rob Snyder, Luke Holden, Ben Conniff, Merritt Carey, and Sam Belknap. For the second story, thanks go to Togue Brawn, Dan Miller, Tad Miller, Merritt Carey, Raymie Upham, and Silas Miller. If you are interested in learning more about how to purchase local sustainable seafood for the holidays, you can check out the online markets LukesLobster.com and at DowneastDayboat.com that were talked about in today's stories. And finally, extra gratitude goes to Galen Koch, the producer of these stories, for helping us get them on the air on Coastal Conversations, here at WERU community radio. About the host: Natalie Springuel has hosted Coastal Conversation's since 2015, with support from the University of Maine Sea Grant where she has served as a marine extension associate for 20 years. In 2019, Springuel received an award for Public Affairs programming from the Maine Association of Broadcasters for the Coastal Conversations show called “Portland's Working Waterfront.” Springuel is passionate about translating science, sharing stories, and offering a platform for multiple voices to weigh in on complex coastal and ocean issues. She has recently enrolled in audio production training at Maine Media Workshop to dive deeper into making great community radio. The post Coastal Conversations 11/26/21: From the Sea Up #1 first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Dawnland Signals SPECIAL 11/25/21: If You Lived During the Plimoth Thanksgiving

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 57:56


Producers/Hosts: Maria Girouard, Esther Anne Engineer: Jeffrey Hotchkiss Critical conversations of truth, healing, and change in the Dawnland: If You Lived During the Plimoth Thanksgiving— New children's book teaches the truth -How the author came to write this book -Resources for teaching truth about history -The importance of teaching from an indigenous worldview Guest: Chris Newell, Passamaquoddy from Motahkmihkuk, author and Co-founder/Director of Education for Akomawt Educational Initiative About the hosts: Esther Anne, is a Passamaquoddy from Sipayik who lives on Indian Island and serves on the Wabanaki REACH Board of Directors. Maria Girouard, Penobscot from Indian Island, is Executive Director of Wabanaki REACH, a statewide organization working toward truth, healing, and change in the Dawnland. Maria is a tribal historian with a Master’s Degree in History from the University of Maine and a special interest in the Maine Indian Land Claims. Maria has devoted years to community organizing, environmental stewardship and activism, and growing food in tribal communities. The post Dawnland Signals SPECIAL 11/25/21: If You Lived During the Plimoth Thanksgiving first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Notes from the Electronic Cottage 11/25/21: Computing, digital tech and climate change

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 8:18


Producer/Host: Jim Campbell Does computing and digital technology have any serious impact on energy use, carbon emissions, and Climate Change? The largest society of computer professionals in the world says Yes! Here’s why. Here is the link to the paper discussed today. About the host: Jim Campbell has a longstanding interest in the intersection of digital technology, law, and public policy and how they affect our daily lives in our increasingly digital world. He has banged around non-commercial radio for decades and, in the little known facts department (that should probably stay that way), he was one of the readers voicing Richard Nixon's words when NPR broadcast the entire transcript of the Watergate tapes. Like several other current WERU volunteers, he was at the station's sign-on party on May 1, 1988 and has been a volunteer ever since doing an early stint as a Morning Maine host, and later producing WERU program series including Northern Lights, Conversations on Science and Society, Sound Portrait of the Artist, Selections from the Camden Conference, others that will probably come to him after this is is posted, and, of course, Notes from the Electronic Cottage. The post Notes from the Electronic Cottage 11/25/21: Computing, digital tech and climate change first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Wabanaki Windows 11/23/21: ‘Unpacking Sovereignty' (8th in a series)

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 55:25


Producer/Host: Donna Loring Production assistance: Jessica Lockart, WMPG -Rise of the Timber Industry -Rising power of Indian Agents -State's effort to replace sovereignty with Guardianship Guests: Professor Harald Prins Historian and expert on Wabanaki History Emeritus at Kansas State University. Associate Professor of Anthropology Darren Ranco, Penobscot Nation Tribal Member, Chair of Native American Studies University of Maine Orono. About the host: Donna M Loring is a Penobscot Indian Nation Tribal Elder, and former Council Member. She represented the Penobscot Nation in the State Legislature for over a decade. She is a former Senior Advisor on Tribal Affairs to Governor Mills. She is the author of “In The Shadow of The Eagle A Tribal Representative In Maine”. Donna has an Annual lecture series in her name at the University of New England that addresses Social Justice and Human Rights issues. In 2017 She received an Honorary Doctoral Degree in Humane Letters from the University of Maine Orono and was given the Alumni Service Award. It is the most prestigious recognition given by the University of Maine Alumni Association. It is presented Annually to a University of Maine graduate whose life's work is marked by outstanding achievements in professional, business, civic and/or Public service areas The post Wabanaki Windows 11/23/21: ‘Unpacking Sovereignty' (8th in a series) first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Producer/Host: Larry Dansinger About the host: Larry Dansinger (no pronouns) of Bangor came to Maine in 1974 and has been here ever since. Some of Larry's activities since then: Done community organizing on numerous issues through INVERT and then Resources for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC), committed civil disobedience several times, grown a garden yearly since 1977, joined various food cooperatives and two men's groups, refused to pay federal income taxes for war, lived on a community land trust for 23 years, and met a wonderful partner whom Larry has loved for over 40 years. Larry has produced Outside the Box features on WERU since 2007 and continues to look for unique ways of seeing almost any problem or situation. The post Outside the Box 11/23/21: “Mismatch” first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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CJ Kenna | Producer + Writer/Reader The post Esoterica 11/23/21: What Goes Around… first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Pet Sounds 11/21/21: Daylight Savings time and Your Pet

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 4:57


Producer/Host: Dr. John Hunt About the host: My Sunday morning short has been running for about 11 years. I've cover a wide range of animal related topics from COVID to porcupines. After graduating from Michigan State University Veterinary School in 1982 I practiced at three different veterinary hospitals in the Hartford, Conn area for 5 years. Then I bought a small part time clinic in Bucksport and turned it into a full time small animal surgery and medicine hospital. From 1987 to 2014 I enjoyed serving the Bucksport-Orland area pet owners. My kids grew up in Bucksport. I was a Boy Scoutmaster for a few years, and coached cross country and track in the Bucksport school system for 20 years. I've written three books working on a fourth. I sold my practice and retired from practicing medicine in 2014. Since “retiring” I've continued Pet Sounds and my monthly Lets Talk Animals show on WERU. I've been teaching at local community colleges, officiating at high school track meets, writing and started a blog on line. I enjoy hiking, reading, writing and anticipate spending more time with my first grandchild. The post Pet Sounds 11/21/21: Daylight Savings time and Your Pet first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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The Nature of Phenology 11/20/21: Mountain Ash

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 4:44


Producers: Hazel Stark & Joe Horn Host: Hazel Stark Mountain ash, which is not really an ash tree nor does it exclusively grow on mountains, offers late-season berries for hungry wildlife. Photos, a full transcript, references, contact information, and more available at thenatureofphenology.wordpress.com About the host/writers: Joe Horn lives in Gouldsboro, is Co-Founder of Maine Outdoor School, L3C, and is a Registered Maine Guide and Carpenter. He is passionate about fishing, cooking, and making things with his hands. He has both an MBA in Sustainability and an MS focused in Environmental Education. Joe can be reached by emailing naturephenology@gmail.com Hazel Stark lives in Gouldsboro, is Co-Founder and Naturalist Educator at Maine Outdoor School, L3C, and is a Registered Maine Guide. She loves taking a closer look at nature through the lens of her camera, napping in beds of moss, and taking hikes to high points to see what being tall is all about. She has an MS in Resource Management and Conservation and is a lifelong Maine outdoorswoman. Hazel can be reached by emailing naturephenology@gmail.com The post The Nature of Phenology 11/20/21: Mountain Ash first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Producer/Host: Anu Dudley The post Earthwise 11/20/21: Giving first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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The Cosmic Curator 11/20/21: Astrology update for the week ahead

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 5:13


This is your Cosmic Curator, Tom Yaroschuk, with your astrological update for today, Saturday November 20th and the week ahead. They day begins with the Moon moving through Taurus, its sign of exaltation. That means The Moon's nurturing, sensitive, emotive energies are in sync with the Taurus expression of art, food, and romance.. About the Host: Tom Yaroschuk is a Vedic Astrologer. His intention is to help people understand their karma and the issues they may confront to cultivate more fulfilling lives. Tom is writing a memoir of the spiritual lessons derived from his work in a Homeless Day Center in between a career as an award winning television and documentary producer. The post The Cosmic Curator 11/20/21: Astrology update for the week ahead first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Democracy Forum 11/19/21: Freedom of Religion, Freedom from Religion: Politics and Religion in America

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 58:51


Host: Ann Luther, League of Women Voters of Maine Freedom of Religion, Freedom from Religion: Politics and Religion in America -What is the constitutional foundation of the separation of church and state? -Why is it important? -Is freedom of religion in the Bill of Rights? How did the doctrine emerge and develop from the prohibition on the establishment of religion? -How is the interpretation and practice affecting modern politics? -What is the intersection of political activism and religious groups, now and in our history? Guests: Mark Brewer, Professor of Political Science and Department Chair, University of Maine Vincent Phillip Muñoz, Tocqueville Associate Professor of Religion & Public Life, Department of Political Science, Concurrent Associate Professor of Law, Notre Dame University To learn more about this topic: Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments, James Madison, presented to the Virginia General Assembly in 1785 In U.S., Far More Support Than Oppose Separation of Church and State, Pew Research Center, October 2021 The Sleeper SCOTUS Case That Threatens the Separation of Church and State, The Atlantic, October 2021 Two Concepts of Religious Liberty: The Natural Rights and Moral Autonomy Approaches to the Free Exercise of Religion, Vincent Phillip Munoz, American Political Science Review, May 2016 Opinion | If they're going to keep passing religious laws, we're going to need exemptions, Washington Post, September 2021 The 2020 Census of American Religion, Public Religion Research Institute, July 2021 How ‘In God We Trust’ bills are helping advance a Christian nationalist agenda, The Conversation, July 2021 Relevant No More?: The Catholic/Protestant Divide in American Electoral Politics by Mark D. Brewer, 2003 The mostly volunteer team at the League of Women Voters – Downeast who plan and coordinate this series includes: Martha Dickinson, Michael Fisher, Starr Gilmartin, Maggie Harling, Ann Luther Judith Lyles, Wendilee O'Brien, Maryann Ogonowski, Pam Person, Leah Taylor, Linda Washburn About the host: Ann currently serves as Treasurer of the League of Women Voters of Maine and leads the LWVME Advocacy Team. She served as President of LWVME from 2003 to 2007 and as co-president from 2007-2009. In her work for the League, Ann has worked for greater public understanding of public policy issues and for the League's priority issues in Clean Elections & Campaign Finance Reform, Voting Rights, Ethics in Government, Ranked Choice Voting, and Repeal of Term Limits. Representing LWVME at Maine Citizens for Clean Elections, she served that coalition as co-president from 2006 to 2011. She remains on the board of MCCE and serves as Treasurer. She is active in the LWV-Downeast and hosts their monthly radio show, The Democracy Forum, on WERU FM Community Radio -which started out in 2004 as an recurring special, and became a regular monthly program in 2012. She was the 2013 recipient of the Baldwin Award from the ACLU of Maine for her work on voting rights and elections. She joined the League in 1998 when she retired as Senior Vice President at SEI Investments. Ann was a founder of the MDI Restorative Justice Program, 1999 – 2000, and served on its Executive Board. The post Democracy Forum 11/19/21: Freedom of Religion, Freedom from Religion: Politics and Religion in America first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Awanadjo Almanack 11/19/21: “Leaf to Wood”

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 8:03


Producer/Host: Rob McCall Production Assistance: Rebecca McCall About the host, Rob McCall: Born in the Black Hills of South Dakota, grew up in Oregon and Illinois. Father was a Scots-Irish preacher, mother a Yankee Congregationalist tracing her ancestry back to the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Father taught him about Scripture, mother taught him about Nature. Bachelor of arts in philosophy, bachelor of divinity in American religious history, graduate studies in education, doctor of ministry in congregational studies, certified in elementary education, tree fruits and entomology. Worked as an elementary school teacher, tree and landscape contractor, church sexton, orchard manager, chimney sweep, ambulance driver, musician. Began second career as a preacher at age 40. Served as minister of the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill, Maine 1986 – 2014. He is currently chaplain of the Brooklin Fire Department. Since 1992 has published the weekly Awanadjo Almanack which is broadcast to midcoast Maine and on the web at WERU-FM and appears in a number of publications. His writing has also appeared in Yankee, Down East, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Island Journal and elsewhere. His first book, Small Misty Mountain, was published in 2006 by Pushcart Press and distributed by W.W. Norton. Publisher's Weekly called it “by turns inspiring and infuriating.” His second book, Great Speckled Bird, followed in 2012. His third book, Some Glad Morning, was released in October 2020. Passions include wild plants and animals, and traditional fiddle tunes. Married for 53 years to Rebecca Haley, artist and singer. Father of two, grandfather of two. The post Awanadjo Almanack 11/19/21: “Leaf to Wood” first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Notes from the Electronic Cottage 11/18/21: Cars Today & Tomorrow

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 8:04


Producer/Host: Jim Campbell Some folks like watching cars and find it cool. It might be considerably less cool when your car is watching you. And that is coming… About the host: Jim Campbell has a longstanding interest in the intersection of digital technology, law, and public policy and how they affect our daily lives in our increasingly digital world. He has banged around non-commercial radio for decades and, in the little known facts department (that should probably stay that way), he was one of the readers voicing Richard Nixon's words when NPR broadcast the entire transcript of the Watergate tapes. Like several other current WERU volunteers, he was at the station's sign-on party on May 1, 1988 and has been a volunteer ever since doing an early stint as a Morning Maine host, and later producing WERU program series including Northern Lights, Conversations on Science and Society, Sound Portrait of the Artist, Selections from the Camden Conference, others that will probably come to him after this is is posted, and, of course, Notes from the Electronic Cottage. The post Notes from the Electronic Cottage 11/18/21: Cars Today & Tomorrow first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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11/17/21 50+ Aging in Rural Maine: “Five Major Health Issues Facing Older Rural Residents”

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 55:19


Producer/Host: Suzanne Carmichael, AARP Maine volunteer “Five Major Health Issues Facing Older Rural Residents” -Transportation problem getting health care (why, options, lack of public awareness) -Health care access issues -Role of social connectedness -Nutritional challenges -Role of poverty Guests: John Gale, President, National Rural Health Association, Senior Research Associate, Maine Rural Health Research Center (University of Southern Maine) About the host: Suzanne Spitz Carmichael is a retired public interest attorney. She was the Executive Director/lobbyist for three state-wide Ralph Nader consumer groups (Ohio, New York & Maine). Another position was as Maine’s first state-wide ombudsman (for the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation.) She has also been a freelance journalist writing primarily for the New York Times and other national publications. Other professional work included a stint as the Associate Producer of documentaries for the Seattle NBC affiliate for which she won a regional Emmy, and two jobs directing grant-making foundations. Suzanne has also offered public relations workshops and consulting services for non-profits and artists throughout the country. She notes that “My only background concerning issues facing older Mainers is that I’m 77, have lived in Deer Isle year ’round since 1997, and seem to always be analyzing issues as they happen to me or folks I know.” The post 11/17/21 50+ Aging in Rural Maine: “Five Major Health Issues Facing Older Rural Residents” first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Poetry Express 11/17/21: “Show Me the Difference Between Then and Now”

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 1:25


“Show Me the Difference Between Then and Now” by LaLa Drew read by the poet About the host: Jan Bindas-Tenney is a trans non-binary and queer writer, reader, fighter, lover, friend and parent living on unceded Abenaki land. They hold an MFA in nonfiction from University of Arizona. Their writing has appeared in the opinion pages of Maine newspapers, in legislative testimony, as well as in Orion, Guernica, Gulf Coast, Arts & Letters, CutBank, the Maine Review, among other places. They work at the Maine Humanities Council where they curate a weekly poetry feature on WERU Community Radio called Poetry Express. The post Poetry Express 11/17/21: “Show Me the Difference Between Then and Now” first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Technoptimist Radio 11/17/21: How biotech is cleaning up blue jeans

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 5:16


Join Teresa Carey as she breaks down the latest news on the technology that is solving the world's biggest problems. In today's show, Teresa covers how biotech is cleaning up blue jeans, and rehoming endangered species. To learn more about the topics in this episode: Denim is a dirty business, but biotech bacteria are cleaning it up Moving endangered species could save them — or turn them into invasive species About the host: Teresa Carey is a senior staff writer at Freethink.com, where she covers genetics and the environment. She is also a US Coast Guard licensed captain and a NatGeo Explorer. In addition to Freethink her work can be found in BuzzFeed, Scientific American, PBS NewsHour, NPR Weekend Edition, Smithsonian and more. Find her on twitter @teresa_carey The post Technoptimist Radio 11/17/21: How biotech is cleaning up blue jeans first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Tough Island, Maine FINALE, Episode 14 11/16/21: Island Life on Matinicus

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 28:44


Producer/Host: Crash Barry This week is the series finale of Tough Island, Maine, during which Crash returns to Matinicus, twice. Also, Mary-Margaret confronts him again, 20 years later. About the host: Writer Crash Barry lives near a cannabis grove in the foothills of western Maine. Thirty years ago, he moved to Matinicus, Maine's most remote inhabited island, to live and work as a sternman aboard a lobster boat. In Tough Island, Maine, Crash retells his misadventures using dramatic storytelling and unique sound design. For over 25 years, Crash has worked as print, radio and on-line journalist, reporting on the intersection of politics and culture. He's the author of the rollicking novel Sex, Drugs and Blueberries, a gritty memoir Tough Island and the true story of Marijuana Valley. Crash is also a filmmaker and wrote and directed the screen adaptation of Sex, Drugs and Blueberries. Crash's podcast Devils and Dirtbags is an ongoing investigation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts and a true tale of deceit, homicide, molestations and cover ups. The actions of evil Bishops and their unholy henchmen play out like a Hollywood movie, rife with death, destruction and disgrace, all framed by a murder mystery that haunted Springfield until an ex-priest made a deathbed confession. Crash tracked down both the murderer and another former priest, a serial child rapist that served as pastor of Crash’s childhood parish, to see if they felt guilt for their sins and crimes. The post Tough Island, Maine FINALE, Episode 14 11/16/21: Island Life on Matinicus first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Producer/Host: Larry Dansinger About the host: Larry Dansinger (no pronouns) of Bangor came to Maine in 1974 and has been here ever since. Some of Larry's activities since then: Done community organizing on numerous issues through INVERT and then Resources for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC), committed civil disobedience several times, grown a garden yearly since 1977, joined various food cooperatives and two men's groups, refused to pay federal income taxes for war, lived on a community land trust for 23 years, and met a wonderful partner whom Larry has loved for over 40 years. Larry has produced Outside the Box features on WERU since 2007 and continues to look for unique ways of seeing almost any problem or situation. The post Outside the Box 11/16/21: “No Doubt” first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Producer/Host: Sarah O’Malley This episode introduces tunicates, which have both a solitary and colonial form. We discuss their feeding strategy (suspension feeding) and their basic anatomy, and note the differences between solitary and colonial tunicates. About the host: Sarah O’Malley is an ecologist, naturalist and science communicator passionate about deepening her listeners’ experiences with the natural world. She teaches biology and sustainability at Maine Maritime Academy and is currently collaborating on a guide book to the intertidal zone in the Gulf of Maine. The post The Essential Rhythm 11/14/21: Tunicates first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Pet Sounds 11/14/21: Pets Infiltrating Our Lives

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 3:58


Producer/Host: Dr. John Hunt About the host: My Sunday morning short has been running for about 11 years. I've cover a wide range of animal related topics from COVID to porcupines. After graduating from Michigan State University Veterinary School in 1982 I practiced at three different veterinary hospitals in the Hartford, Conn area for 5 years. Then I bought a small part time clinic in Bucksport and turned it into a full time small animal surgery and medicine hospital. From 1987 to 2014 I enjoyed serving the Bucksport-Orland area pet owners. My kids grew up in Bucksport. I was a Boy Scoutmaster for a few years, and coached cross country and track in the Bucksport school system for 20 years. I've written three books working on a fourth. I sold my practice and retired from practicing medicine in 2014. Since “retiring” I've continued Pet Sounds and my monthly Lets Talk Animals show on WERU. I've been teaching at local community colleges, officiating at high school track meets, writing and started a blog on line. I enjoy hiking, reading, writing and anticipate spending more time with my first grandchild. The post Pet Sounds 11/14/21: Pets Infiltrating Our Lives first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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The Nature of Phenology 11/13/21: Pink Earth Lichen

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 5:02


Producers: Hazel Stark & Joe Horn Host: Hazel Stark The pink earth lichen stands out as it is rare to find something that shade of pink in nature. You might confuse it for tiny pink mushrooms, but a little knowledge of lichen anatomy clarifies what those pink blobs are. Photos, a full transcript, references, contact information, and more available at thenatureofphenology.wordpress.com About the host/writers: Joe Horn lives in Gouldsboro, is Co-Founder of Maine Outdoor School, L3C, and is a Registered Maine Guide and Carpenter. He is passionate about fishing, cooking, and making things with his hands. He has both an MBA in Sustainability and an MS focused in Environmental Education. Joe can be reached by emailing naturephenology@gmail.com Hazel Stark lives in Gouldsboro, is Co-Founder and Naturalist Educator at Maine Outdoor School, L3C, and is a Registered Maine Guide. She loves taking a closer look at nature through the lens of her camera, napping in beds of moss, and taking hikes to high points to see what being tall is all about. She has an MS in Resource Management and Conservation and is a lifelong Maine outdoorswoman. Hazel can be reached by emailing naturephenology@gmail.com The post The Nature of Phenology 11/13/21: Pink Earth Lichen first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Producer/Host: Anu Dudley The post Earthwise 11/13/21: The Hunter Moon first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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The Cosmic Curator 11/13/21: Astrology update for the week ahead

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 4:48


This is your Cosmic Curator, Tom Yaroschuk, with your astrological update for today, Saturday November 13th and the week ahead. Well folks – how are you feeling today? The moon is in the cold, fixed air sign of Aquarius, the sign of he humanitarian. Kind of funny, Aquarians like humanity but people – ah that depends. They are very big on socia justice, innovation, and progress… About the Host: Tom Yaroschuk is a Vedic Astrologer. His intention is to help people understand their karma and the issues they may confront to cultivate more fulfilling lives. Tom is writing a memoir of the spiritual lessons derived from his work in a Homeless Day Center in between a career as an award winning television and documentary producer. The post The Cosmic Curator 11/13/21: Astrology update for the week ahead first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Let’s Talk About It 11/12/21: “Growing Up In Domestic abuse– Man’s Perspective”

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 58:01


Producer/Host: Patrisha McLean Technical assistance: Tammy Oropesa Music: Roan Yellowthorn from Blue Elan Records, and Clara Shneid, Kathryn Brunhaver, Suzie Assam from DocSong Drinking as a factor in domestic abuse, mother/son relationship, breaking the cycle. Guest Andy talks about growing up with a violent, angry father and also about getting out himself as an adult but his mother still being trapped. -Growing up with an angry and controlling father -Breaking the cycle -Wanting to get your mother to safety About the host: Patrisha McLean is the founder/president of Finding Our Voices, the survivor-powered, grassroots non-profit breaking the silence of domestic abuse all around the state. The post Let's Talk About It 11/12/21: “Growing Up In Domestic abuse– Man's Perspective” first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Awanadjo Almanack 11/12/21: “Water Water”

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 8:09


Producer/Host: Rob McCall Production Assistance: Rebecca McCall About the host, Rob McCall: Born in the Black Hills of South Dakota, grew up in Oregon and Illinois. Father was a Scots-Irish preacher, mother a Yankee Congregationalist tracing her ancestry back to the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Father taught him about Scripture, mother taught him about Nature. Bachelor of arts in philosophy, bachelor of divinity in American religious history, graduate studies in education, doctor of ministry in congregational studies, certified in elementary education, tree fruits and entomology. Worked as an elementary school teacher, tree and landscape contractor, church sexton, orchard manager, chimney sweep, ambulance driver, musician. Began second career as a preacher at age 40. Served as minister of the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill, Maine 1986 – 2014. He is currently chaplain of the Brooklin Fire Department. Since 1992 has published the weekly Awanadjo Almanack which is broadcast to midcoast Maine and on the web at WERU-FM and appears in a number of publications. His writing has also appeared in Yankee, Down East, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Island Journal and elsewhere. His first book, Small Misty Mountain, was published in 2006 by Pushcart Press and distributed by W.W. Norton. Publisher's Weekly called it “by turns inspiring and infuriating.” His second book, Great Speckled Bird, followed in 2012. His third book, Some Glad Morning, was released in October 2020. Passions include wild plants and animals, and traditional fiddle tunes. Married for 53 years to Rebecca Haley, artist and singer. Father of two, grandfather of two. The post Awanadjo Almanack 11/12/21: “Water Water” first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Common Ground Radio 11/11/21: Keynote Address from the 2021 MOFGA Farmer to Farmer Conference – Dr. Gladis Zinati – Rodale Institute

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 57:45


Producer/Host: C.J. Walke Keynote Address from the 2021 MOFGA Farmer to Farmer Conference – Dr. Gladis Zinati – Rodale Institute -Gladis Zinati – “Linking Soil Health to Plant Health: Connecting the Dots” -Linking soil health to crop health and human health -Nutrient cycling and carbon sequestration Speaker: Dr. Gladis Zinati, Director of Vegetable Systems Trial, Rodale Institute, Kutztown, PA About the hosts: C.J. Walke has been involved in Maine agriculture for over 20 years and has worked in numerous capacities for the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) starting in 2006. Since 2012, C.J. has worked as farm manager for College of the Atlantic’s Peggy Rockefeller Farms in Bar Harbor, Maine, where he works with students to grow organic fruits, vegetables and livestock products. He holds degrees in park management/environment education and library science. Common Ground Radio debuted in June of 2010 and C.J. has been the show’s host since 2014. Holli Cederholm has been involved in organic agriculture since 2005 when she first apprenticed on a small farm. She has worked on organic farms in Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, Scotland and Italy and, in 2010, founded a small farm focused on celebrating open-pollinated and heirloom vegetables. As the former manager of a national nonprofit dedicated to organic seed growers, she authored a peer-reviewed handbook on GMO avoidance strategies for seed growers. Holli has also been a steward at Forest Farm, the iconic homestead of “The Good Life” authors Helen and Scott Nearing; a host of “The Farm Report” on Heritage Radio Network; and a long-time contributor for The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener, which she now edits in her role as content creator and editor at MOFGA. The post Common Ground Radio 11/11/21: Keynote Address from the 2021 MOFGA Farmer to Farmer Conference – Dr. Gladis Zinati – Rodale Institute first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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“Unbound” by LaLa Drew read by the poet and written in response to “In the Warble Wall” by Jan Bindas-Tenney About the host: Jan Bindas-Tenney is a trans non-binary and queer writer, reader, fighter, lover, friend and parent living on unceded Abenaki land. They hold an MFA in nonfiction from University of Arizona. Their writing has appeared in the opinion pages of Maine newspapers, in legislative testimony, as well as in Orion, Guernica, Gulf Coast, Arts & Letters, CutBank, the Maine Review, among other places. They work at the Maine Humanities Council where they curate a weekly poetry feature on WERU Community Radio called Poetry Express. The post Poetry Express 11/11/21: “Unbound” first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Notes from the Electronic Cottage 11/11/21: Computerized Cars- What We Don’t Know

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 8:28


Producer/Host: Jim Campbell Do you know all the things your car is doing – besides taking you from one place to another? You may be surprised. About the host: Jim Campbell has a longstanding interest in the intersection of digital technology, law, and public policy and how they affect our daily lives in our increasingly digital world. He has banged around non-commercial radio for decades and, in the little known facts department (that should probably stay that way), he was one of the readers voicing Richard Nixon's words when NPR broadcast the entire transcript of the Watergate tapes. Like several other current WERU volunteers, he was at the station's sign-on party on May 1, 1988 and has been a volunteer ever since doing an early stint as a Morning Maine host, and later producing WERU program series including Northern Lights, Conversations on Science and Society, Sound Portrait of the Artist, Selections from the Camden Conference, others that will probably come to him after this is is posted, and, of course, Notes from the Electronic Cottage. The post Notes from the Electronic Cottage 11/11/21: Computerized Cars- What We Don't Know first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Talk of the Towns 11/10/21: Recruiting the next generation of volunteer firefighters

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 58:31


Producer/Host: Ron Beard Community concerns and opportunities: Recruiting the next generation of volunteer firefighters -What led to your involvement in your town fire department? Who invited you to get involved? Is this a family tradition for you? Why is the role volunteer fire fighter important to you and your community? -How are changes in your community affecting your ability to staff your department with volunteers? If you look back in time, what were the most effective ways that you brought new volunteers into your department? What works today? -In general, what are you looking for in volunteers… is there a range of duties and skills that volunteers can contribute? What is the range of time commitments and training expected? -Please share your top reasons for why you became a firefighter in your town and why you continue to serve Guests: Stephan Blanchard, Lieutenant, Blue Hill Fire Department Ryan Hayward, Chief, Stonington Fire Department Brent Morey, Chief, Deer Isle Fire Department David Carter, Chief, Sedgwick Fire Department Zach Soares, volunteer firefighter, Bar Harbor Fire Department Cynder Johnson, volunteer firefighter and EMT, Bar Harbor Fire Department About the host: Ron Beard is producer and host of Talk of the Towns, which first aired on WERU in 1993 as part of his community building work as an Extension professor with University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Sea Grant. He took all the journalism courses he could fit in while an undergraduate student in wildlife management and served as an intern with Maine Public Television nightly newscast in the early 1970s. Ron is an adjunct faculty member at College of the Atlantic, teaching courses on community development. Ron served on the Bar Harbor Town Council for six years and is currently board chair for the Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor, where he has lived since 1975. Look for him on the Allagash River in June, and whenever he can get away, in the highlands of Scotland where he was fortunate to spend two sabbaticals. The post Talk of the Towns 11/10/21: Recruiting the next generation of volunteer firefighters first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Technoptimist Radio 11/10/21: How a block-chain Facebook alternative could improve data privacy

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 5:08


Join Teresa Carey as she breaks down the latest news on the technology that is solving the world's biggest problems. In today's show, Teresa covers a brain implant that tricks a blind eye into seeing again, a breakthrough in wireless power, and a new blockchain-based technology to free our social media data from Big Tech. To learn more about the topics in this episode: A brain implant lets a blind person see again — without using their eyes Billionaire plans to build a blockchain Facebook alternative Wireless power demonstration overcomes a major hurdle About the host: Teresa Carey is a senior staff writer at Freethink.com, where she covers genetics and the environment. She is also a US Coast Guard licensed captain and a NatGeo Explorer. In addition to Freethink her work can be found in BuzzFeed, Scientific American, PBS NewsHour, NPR Weekend Edition, Smithsonian and more. @teresa_carey The post Technoptimist Radio 11/10/21: How a block-chain Facebook alternative could improve data privacy first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Tough Island, Maine, Episode 13 11/9/21: Island Life on Matinicus

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 27:30


Producer/Host: Crash Barry This week on he penultimate chapter of Tough Island, Maine, Crash learns how radio ruined Matinicus and how Wrestle-mania saved the island. Also, Crash moves off Matinicus to attend the University of Southern Maine. About the host: Writer Crash Barry lives near a cannabis grove in the foothills of western Maine. Thirty years ago, he moved to Matinicus, Maine's most remote inhabited island, to live and work as a sternman aboard a lobster boat. In Tough Island, Maine, Crash retells his misadventures using dramatic storytelling and unique sound design. For over 25 years, Crash has worked as print, radio and on-line journalist, reporting on the intersection of politics and culture. He's the author of the rollicking novel Sex, Drugs and Blueberries, a gritty memoir Tough Island and the true story of Marijuana Valley. Crash is also a filmmaker and wrote and directed the screen adaptation of Sex, Drugs and Blueberries. Crash's podcast Devils and Dirtbags is an ongoing investigation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts and a true tale of deceit, homicide, molestations and cover ups. The actions of evil Bishops and their unholy henchmen play out like a Hollywood movie, rife with death, destruction and disgrace, all framed by a murder mystery that haunted Springfield until an ex-priest made a deathbed confession. Crash tracked down both the murderer and another former priest, a serial child rapist that served as pastor of Crash’s childhood parish, to see if they felt guilt for their sins and crimes. The post Tough Island, Maine, Episode 13 11/9/21: Island Life on Matinicus first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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BoatTalk 11/9/21: cold weather clothing now and then

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 58:01


Producers/Hosts: Mike Joyce, Alan Sprague Program Topic: cold weather clothing now and then -1600-1700”s pickups -cold weather clothing for pilgrims -modern cold weather clothing guests: Tim Garrity MDI Historical Society, Jerry Richards Gill NA About the hosts: Alan Sprague a.k.a. Flounder of the Soul Show, has been a programmer at WERU since the glaciers receded. For thirty years at community radio he has worked his way from being an unpaid volunteer to being an unpaid volunteer today, and he says he’s worth every cent of it. In 2003 he and Mike Joyce started the monthly call-in show Boattalk which has become a boating related show without piers (pi). Mike and Alan met many years ago while both were working at the Hinckley Company. Alan was the head service carpenter at the Hinckley skunkworks called Bass Harbor Marine or sometimes Kibbee’s Kennels. He worked there for nearly thirty years and saw yachts of stories to tell yawl. As part of Boattalk they organize the annual WERU Boattalk Cruise in late June for a fun pot-luck trip up Somes Sound, America’s former fiord. Quite cunning Mike and Alan are to work a free scenic boat trip with fine food for themselves. Mike Joyce bio to follow Jon Johansen bio to follow The post BoatTalk 11/9/21: cold weather clothing now and then first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Producer/Host: Larry Dansinger About the host: Larry Dansinger (no pronouns) of Bangor came to Maine in 1974 and has been here ever since. Some of Larry's activities since then: Done community organizing on numerous issues through INVERT and then Resources for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC), committed civil disobedience several times, grown a garden yearly since 1977, joined various food cooperatives and two men's groups, refused to pay federal income taxes for war, lived on a community land trust for 23 years, and met a wonderful partner whom Larry has loved for over 40 years. Larry has produced Outside the Box features on WERU since 2007 and continues to look for unique ways of seeing almost any problem or situation. The post Outside the Box 11/9/21: “No Politics” first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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CJ Kenna | Producer + Writer/Reader The post Esoterica 11/9/21: Higher Ground first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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A Word in Edgewise 11/8/21: Of the Bodleian & Katharine Hepburn . . .

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 7:42


Producer/Host: R.W. Estela The post A Word in Edgewise 11/8/21: Of the Bodleian & Katharine Hepburn . . . first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Producers: Hazel Stark & Joe Horn Host: Hazel Stark In celebration of today's 200th unique episode, let's look into a group of Maine organisms that encompasses 200 species: the mollusks. Photos, a full transcript, references, contact information, and more available at thenatureofphenology.wordpress.com Hazel Stark lives in Gouldsboro, is Co-Founder and Naturalist Educator at Maine Outdoor School, L3C, and is a Registered Maine Guide. She loves taking a closer look at nature through the lens of her camera, napping in beds of moss, and taking hikes to high points to see what being tall is all about. She has an MS in Resource Management and Conservation and is a lifelong Maine outdoorswoman. Hazel can be reached by emailing naturephenology@gmail.com The post The Nature of Phenology 11/6/21: Mollusks first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Earthwise 11/6/21: Biography of the Hemlock

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 5:38


Producer/Host: Anu Dudley The post Earthwise 11/6/21: Biography of the Hemlock first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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The Cosmic Curator 11/6/21: Astrology update for the week ahead

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 4:58


This is your Cosmic Curator, Tom Yaroschuk, and ah, that Cosmic Curator , Someone thought I said Cosmetic Curator. I assure you there are no beauty tips in the next five minutes I will however tell you what's happening in the stars for today Saturday November 6th and the week ahead… About the Host: Tom Yaroschuk is a Vedic Astrologer. His intention is to help people understand their karma and the issues they may confront to cultivate more fulfilling lives. Tom is writing a memoir of the spiritual lessons derived from his work in a Homeless Day Center in between a career as an award winning television and documentary producer. The post The Cosmic Curator 11/6/21: Astrology update for the week ahead first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Conversations from the Pointed Firs 11/5/21: “Mythical Creatures of Maine: Fantastic Beasts from Legend and Folklore”

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 59:28


Host: Peter Neill Producer: Trisha Badger Conversations from the Pointed Firs, talking with Christopher Packard, author of “Mythical Creatures of Maine: Fantastic Beasts from Legend and Folklore”. Chris is a full-time high school science teacher, and prior to taking up teaching and writing he worked as an ecological restoration technician, field biologist, naturalist, and outdoor educator. His new book explores rich Maine folklore—tales of humans confronted by strange beasts, both wonderful and terrifying. Based on meticulous research into legend and folk tale, the resulting book is an encyclopedia, a field guide to the mythical creatures that maybe can be found in Maine and beyond—if you're looking in the right places. -Maine History -Nature -Spirit of place, community -Logging and the outdoors -Myth, Legend, Folklore -Maine writing Guest: Christopher Packard, author of “Mythical Creatures of Maine: Fantastic Beasts from Legend and Folklore” published by Downeast Books (September 1, 2021) About the host: Peter Neill is founder and director of the World Ocean Observatory, a web-based place of exchange for information and educational services about the health of the ocean. In 1972, he founded Leete's Island Books, a small publishing house specializing in literary reprints, the essay, photography, the environment, and profiles of indigenous healers and practitioners of complimentary medicine around the world. He holds a profound interest in Maine, its history, its people, its culture, and its contribution to community and quality of life. The post Conversations from the Pointed Firs 11/5/21: “Mythical Creatures of Maine: Fantastic Beasts from Legend and Folklore” first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Awanadjo Almanack 11/5/21: “The Bar Harbor Fire”

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 8:09


Producer/Host: Rob McCall Production Assistance: Rebecca McCall About the host, Rob McCall: Born in the Black Hills of South Dakota, grew up in Oregon and Illinois. Father was a Scots-Irish preacher, mother a Yankee Congregationalist tracing her ancestry back to the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Father taught him about Scripture, mother taught him about Nature. Bachelor of arts in philosophy, bachelor of divinity in American religious history, graduate studies in education, doctor of ministry in congregational studies, certified in elementary education, tree fruits and entomology. Worked as an elementary school teacher, tree and landscape contractor, church sexton, orchard manager, chimney sweep, ambulance driver, musician. Began second career as a preacher at age 40. Served as minister of the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill, Maine 1986 – 2014. He is currently chaplain of the Brooklin Fire Department. Since 1992 has published the weekly Awanadjo Almanack which is broadcast to midcoast Maine and on the web at WERU-FM and appears in a number of publications. His writing has also appeared in Yankee, Down East, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Island Journal and elsewhere. His first book, Small Misty Mountain, was published in 2006 by Pushcart Press and distributed by W.W. Norton. Publisher's Weekly called it “by turns inspiring and infuriating.” His second book, Great Speckled Bird, followed in 2012. His third book, Some Glad Morning, was released in October 2020. Passions include wild plants and animals, and traditional fiddle tunes. Married for 53 years to Rebecca Haley, artist and singer. Father of two, grandfather of two. The post Awanadjo Almanack 11/5/21: “The Bar Harbor Fire” first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Host: “Chuck” Engineer: Rachel Albury A roundtable discussion with members of OUT Maine's Queer Futures program. -Intrusive questions to trans and non-binary people. -Preferred name vs. legal name being used at school. -Safe spaces including housing and bathrooms that are trans-friendly. The post LGBTea Time 11/4/21: Transgender first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Change Agents 11/4/21: Kristallnact, the book “The Night of the Broken Glass” and Anti-Semitism in US schools

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 58:09


Producer/Host: Steve Wessler Program Topics: Kristallnact in light of narratives in the book “The Night of the Broken Glass” and anti-Semitism in US schools -The book “The Night of the Broken Glass” causes many people to realize that the violence of Kristallnact was far more deadly. -Anti-Jewish degrading language and so-called “jokes” are used in US schools. -The use of degrading language about Jews negatively impacts some Jewish students Guests: Catherine Share. She teaches a course on the Holocaust at Congregation Bet Ha'am in South Portland, Maine. Natalie and Julia are 8th grade students who are in Catherine Share's class. About the host: Steve Wessler will soon will be starting his 28th year of working on human right issues. He founded the Civil Rights Unit in the Maine Attorney’s Office in 1992 and led the Unit for 7 years. In 1999 he left the formal practice of law and founded the Center for the Prevention of Hate. The Center worked in Maine and across the USA. He and his colleagues worked to reduce bias and harassment in schools, in communities, in health care organization through workshops and conflict resolution. The Center closed in 2011 and Steve began a consulting on human rights issues. For the next 5 years much of his work was in Europe, developing and implementing training curricular for police, working in communities to reduce the risk of hate crimes, conflict resolution between police and youth. He has worked in over 20 countries. In late 2016 he began to work more in Maine, with a focus on reducing anti-immigrant bias. He continues to work in schools to reduce bias and harassment. Wessler teaches courses on human rights issues at the College of the Atlantic, the University of Maine at Augusta and at the School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University in northern Virginia. The post Change Agents 11/4/21: Kristallnact, the book “The Night of the Broken Glass” and Anti-Semitism in US schools first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Poetry Express 11/4/21: “In the Warble Wall”

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 3:24


“In the Warble Wall” by Jan Bindas-Tenney read by the poet About the host: Jan Bindas-Tenney is a trans non-binary and queer writer, reader, fighter, lover, friend and parent living on unceded Abenaki land. They hold an MFA in nonfiction from University of Arizona. Their writing has appeared in the opinion pages of Maine newspapers, in legislative testimony, as well as in Orion, Guernica, Gulf Coast, Arts & Letters, CutBank, the Maine Review, among other places. They work at the Maine Humanities Council where they curate a weekly poetry feature on WERU Community Radio called Poetry Express. The post Poetry Express 11/4/21: “In the Warble Wall” first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Notes from the Electronic Cottage 11/4/21: Neural Human Rights

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 8:14


Producer/Host: Jim Campbell Most of us assume we have a right to free speech and freedom of religion. But in an age of increasingly powerful neurotechnologies, do we have we have a right to freedom of thought, or from others knowing our thoughts? A new paper suggests we need to revise our conception of Human Rights for this coming time. Here’s why. About the host: Jim Campbell has a longstanding interest in the intersection of digital technology, law, and public policy and how they affect our daily lives in our increasingly digital world. He has banged around non-commercial radio for decades and, in the little known facts department (that should probably stay that way), he was one of the readers voicing Richard Nixon's words when NPR broadcast the entire transcript of the Watergate tapes. Like several other current WERU volunteers, he was at the station's sign-on party on May 1, 1988 and has been a volunteer ever since doing an early stint as a Morning Maine host, and later producing WERU program series including Northern Lights, Conversations on Science and Society, Sound Portrait of the Artist, Selections from the Camden Conference, others that will probably come to him after this is is posted, and, of course, Notes from the Electronic Cottage. The post Notes from the Electronic Cottage 11/4/21: Neural Human Rights first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.