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WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives
The Nature of Phenology 1/1/22: Phenological Calendar

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 5:23


Producers: Hazel Stark & Joe Horn Host: Hazel Stark The spruces, bears, moose, and mosquitoes know nothing of our human calendar yet they find their annual cadence. Regardless of your New Year celebration, we can all overlay natural happenings on our own human calendar and be in touch with the heartbeat and rhythm of our season. So let's go through a Maine calendar year from the perspective of nature. 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 1/1/22: Phenological Calendar 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 1/1/22: The Story of January first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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This is your Cosmic Curator, Tom Yaroschuk, with an astrology report for today and the week ahead. Well folks, we made it to 2022. Can you believe it? How you doing on those New Year's resolutions? Nothing beats a fresh start. Anyway, here's a snap shot of the zodiac… 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 1/1/22: HONESTY WINS first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

Awanadjo Almanack
Awanadjo Almanack 12/31/21: “Everything Moves in Circles”

Awanadjo Almanack

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 7:54


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 12/31/21: “Everything Moves in Circles” first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives
Awanadjo Almanack 12/31/21: “Everything Moves in Circles”

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 7:54


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 12/31/21: “Everything Moves in Circles” first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives
Notes from the Electronic Cottage 12/30/21: Surveillance Advertising

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 8:57


Producer/Host: Jim Campbell In a factsheet entitled “Surveillance Advertising: What Is It?” the Consumer Federation of America defines the term, and then lists a number of problems with Surveillance Advertising. It’s sobering reading. It also asserts that there is not a lot that individual online users can do about it on their own. In the absence of a national privacy law in the US, other suggestions for dealing with Surveillance Advertising have been offered. We’ll begin to take a look at some of them today. Here are links to the documents mentioned in today’s program: Surveillance Advertising Factsheet Value of the Choice Requirement Remedy 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 12/30/21: Surveillance Advertising first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives
Wabanaki Windows 12/28/21: ‘Unpacking Sovereignty' series 9

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 58:59


Producer/Host: Donna Loring Production assistance: Jessica Lockart, WMPG -The Maine historic environment of the 1800's setting the stage for Indian court cases -Murch v Tomer 1842 first important precedent setting case for Maine Indian Law -State v Newell 1892 resulting devasting court opinion 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 12/28/21: ‘Unpacking Sovereignty' series 9 first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives
Outside the Box 12/28/21: “Proverbs Rewritten 2022”

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 4:29


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 12/28/21: “Proverbs Rewritten 2022” first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Outside the Box 12/21/21: “New IgNoble Prizes”

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 5:09


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 12/21/21: “New IgNoble Prizes” first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives
A Word in Edgewise 12/27/21: Saving is Not Spending — & Vice Versa . . .

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 7:10


Producer/Host: R.W. Estela The post A Word in Edgewise 12/27/21: Saving is Not Spending — & Vice Versa . . . first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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The Essential Rhythm 12/26/21: Limpets and their frenemies

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 4:55


Producer/Host: Sarah O’Malley This episode discusses the local (to Maine) limpet Tectura testudinalis and its important ecological relationship with encrusting coralline algae. 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 12/26/21: Limpets and their frenemies first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Pet Sounds 12/26/21: Pet Proofing Your House During The Holidays

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 3:19


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 12/26/21: Pet Proofing Your House During The Holidays first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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The Nature of Phenology 12/25/21: Evergreens

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 4:56


Producers: Hazel Stark & Joe Horn Host: Hazel Stark Bringing evergreens indoors this time of year, in whole or in part, is a tradition that not only pre-dates Christianity, but also has existed in many cultures around the world for centuries, if not millennia, on the winter solstice. Why be an evergreen? 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 12/25/21: Evergreens first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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The Cosmic Curator 12/25/21: Venus Retrograde

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 5:22


This is your Cosmic Curator, Tom Yaroschuk, with an astrology update for today, December 25th and the week ahead. Well folks, we start the day with a spending Leo Moon opposite Jupiter in Aquarius. That will expand your emotions and open your heart. What a perfect time to open presents under the tree and enjoy the memories you are about to create. And the energy is shifting, to a new cycle? Can you feel it?… 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 12/25/21: Venus Retrograde first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives
Earthwise 12/25/21: The Twelve Days of Christmas

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 5:32


Producer/Host: Anu Dudley The post Earthwise 12/25/21: The Twelve Days of Christmas first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Coastal Conversations 12/24/21: From the Sea Up, Episode 2: Kelp and American Eel

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 59:39


Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel It's the holidays season here in Maine, where we like to celebrate with stories about sustainable seafood! On this week's coastal conversations, we are once again teaming up with The First Coast and the Island Institute to feature stories about innovative people in Maine who are sustainably harvesting and growing products from the sea. First up, we are talking about sea vegetables, specifically that fast-growing, nutrient-dense sea vegetable kelp, and the people behind getting this powerhouse to the market while offering economic opportunity and environmental sustainability. Second up, we dive headfirst into the world of the mysterious and mythical American eel, a species that drives our legendary elver fishery and, more recently, an aquaculture start-up for a Maine grown fish. These stories were produced by Galen Koch of The First Coast as part of an Island Institute podcast called “From the Sea Up.” The podcast is 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. We are grateful to all of them for sharing their stories with Coastal Conversations on WERU Community Radio at 89.9 FM in Blue Hill and streaming online at WERU.org. Guests: “Thanks for listening to From the Sea Up, presented by the Island Institute and produced by me, Galen Koch. Special thanks to Bri Warner, Thew Suskiewicz, Jesse Baines, Justin Papkee and his crew, Sara Rademake, Glen Melvin, and Pat Bryant for their participation on these episodes.” From the Sea Up is 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 more information visit www.islandinstitute.org/podcast For more information about Luke's Lobster and the online market where you can purchase Atlantic Sea Farms products visit www.lukeslobster.com. For more information about American Unagi and their online market, visit www.americanunagi.com. 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 12/24/21: From the Sea Up, Episode 2: Kelp and American Eel first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

Awanadjo Almanack
Awanadjo Almanack 12/24/21: “Little Acorns”

Awanadjo Almanack

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 7:32


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 12/24/21: “Little Acorns” first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives
Awanadjo Almanack 12/24/21: “Little Acorns”

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 7:32


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 12/24/21: “Little Acorns” first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Let’s Talk Animals 12/23/21: Citizen Science Programs

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 58:14


Producer/Host: Dr. John Hunt Citizen Science Programs -What they are, how they work -Bird Atlas Program -River Bird, Turkey, Reptile programs Guest: Dr Nathan Webb, Wildlife Division Director for the Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife About the host: Dr. Hunt is a retired veterinarian that practiced small animal medicine and surgery for 32 years. For twenty six of those years he owned and operated the Bucksport Veterinary Hospital. He graduated from Michigan State University Vet School in 1982, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource Conservation from the University of Connecticut in 1974, and a Masters in Zoology at Michigan State in 1976. Although he took special interest in pet behavior problems his primary interest was helping pet owners care for their pets by not only helping them when they were sick but educating, counseling and supporting the family to achieve good pet care. Dr. Hunt was also a track coach at Bucksport High School for 20+ years, raised his 3 children and loved being part of the Bucksport community. His has written 2 books and currently teaches at the Veterinary Technician program at York County Community College. The post Let's Talk Animals 12/23/21: Citizen Science Programs 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 12/23/21: Class Action Lawsuit Against Zoom

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 8:12


Producer/Host: Jim Campbell Perhaps you didn’t notice but there was a recent announcement about a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit against Zoom, the videoconferencing company that a whole lot of people have been using in Covid times. What!?! Who sued Zoom – and why? Here’s the story plus how, if you used Zoom, you might be part of the lawsuit settlement. Here are the links mentioned today: Zoom Video Communications, Inc. Privacy Litigation Jitsi 5 open source alternatives to Zoom 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 12/23/21: Class Action Lawsuit Against Zoom first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Esoterica 12/21/21: T’was The Night Before Birthday

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 5:00


CJ Kenna | Producer + Writer/Reader The post Esoterica 12/21/21: T'was The Night Before Birthday first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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A Word in Edgewise 12/20/21: Keats’ Negative Capability and Winter Solstice 2021 . . .

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 7:56


Producer/Host: R.W. Estela The post A Word in Edgewise 12/20/21: Keats' Negative Capability and Winter Solstice 2021 . . . first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Pet Sounds 12/19/21: Puppy For Christmas; Dream vs reality

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 3:19


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 12/19/21: Puppy For Christmas; Dream vs reality first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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The Nature of Phenology 12/18/21: Balsam Fir

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 5:00


Producers: Hazel Stark & Joe Horn Host: Hazel Stark I regularly hear people refer to any evergreen as a pine, which saddens me a bit for all the joy that can come of knowing the individual trees in our woods. Learn how to identify our quintessential holiday tree, the balsam fir, compared to its pine family relatives. 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 12/18/21: Balsam Fir 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 12/18/21: Mothers Night first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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The Cosmic Curator 12/18/21: Getting to the Bottom of things…

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 5:22


This is your Cosmic Curator, Tom Yaroschuk, with a look at what's up in the stars for today Saturday December 18th… and the week ahead. And what a week it is. The headline for this segment is Getting to the Bottom of Things… 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 12/18/21: Getting to the Bottom of things… first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Awanadjo Almanack 12/17/21: “Wreaths and Trees”

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 8:26


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 12/17/21: “Wreaths and Trees” first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Awanadjo Almanack 12/17/21: “Wreaths and Trees”

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 8:26


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 12/17/21: “Wreaths and Trees” first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Dawnland Signals 12/16/21: The Power of Poetry

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 58:13


Producers/Hosts: Maria Girouard, Esther Anne Engineer: Jeffrey Hotchkiss Critical conversations of truth, healing, and change in the Dawnland: The Power of Poetry -How each guest came to be writers of poetry -How poetry can be used to build community -Guests and hosts recite poems Guests: Mihku Paul, Maliseet and Penthea Burns, Wabanaki REACH Board Co chair 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 12/16/21: The Power of Poetry 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 12/16/21: Brain-Computer Interfaces

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 8:54


Producer/Host: Jim Campbell The Future of Privacy Forum, in conjunction with IBM, released a report in November 2021 entitled: “Privacy and the Connected Mind: Understanding the Data Flows and Privacy Risks of Brain-Computer Interfaces.” Although the most extreme cases – for example, reading a person’s thoughts from outside the person’s mind or body – may be a few decades away, it may be worth our while to start thinking about the issues such tech will bring up before it actually arrives. After all, the future has a way of becoming the present, often before we expect it. We’d be wise to be ready for this future whenever it arrives. 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 12/16/21: Brain-Computer Interfaces first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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BoatTalk 12/14/21: many lobstering hats, Ralph Stanley

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 58:01


Producers/Hosts: Mike Joyce, Alan Sprague, Jon Johansen -boatyard news -Ralph Stanley rip -talk with Shelia Dassett Downeast Lobstermens’ Association guest: Shelia Dassett 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 12/14/21: many lobstering hats, Ralph Stanley first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Outside the Box 12/14/21: “Supply Chains”

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 5:45


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 12/14/21: “Supply Chains” first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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CJ Kenna with Special Guest Santa Claus The post Esoterica 12/14/21: Santa Rant first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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A Word in Edgewise 12/13/21: Of Pequots & the Fantasy of Normal . . .

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 8:44


Producer/Host: R.W. Estela The post A Word in Edgewise 12/13/21: Of Pequots & the Fantasy of Normal . . . first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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The Essential Rhythm 12/12/21: Chitons: The Many Shell Bearers

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 5:16


Producer/Host: Sarah O’Malley This episode discusses chitons, unusual molluscs similar to limpets that can be seen at low tide. 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 12/12/21: Chitons: The Many Shell Bearers first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Pet Sounds 12/12/21: New Diagnostic Tests; Are They Essential?

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 3:59


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 12/12/21: New Diagnostic Tests; Are They Essential? first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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The Nature of Phenology 12/11/21: Keeping Warm

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 4:50


Producers: Hazel Stark & Joe Horn Host: Hazel Stark While you might feel most at home sitting on a bucket on a frozen lake pulling togue bare-handed through a hole in the ice, your ancestors evolved basking in the hot sun and stifling humidity of tropical Africa. As we slide ever closer to winter, how do we not freeze to death? 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 12/11/21: Keeping Warm first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Earthwise 12/11/21: Brief History of the Reindeer

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 6:05


Producer/Host: Anu Dudley The post Earthwise 12/11/21: Brief History of the Reindeer first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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The Cosmic Curator 12/11/21: Post Eclipse Hangover……

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 5:18


This is your Cosmic Curator, Tom Yaroschuk with an astrology update for today December 11th and the week ahead. Well folks, One could headline this spiel as the Post Eclipse Hangover segment. Why? Well, how are you feeling? What kind of week did you have? For many, last Saturday's Solar eclipse, can leave you feeling fatigued, emotionally drained, lethargic… 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 12/11/21: Post Eclipse Hangover…… 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 12/10/21: The Effect of Domestic Violence on the Children

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 58:01


Producer/Host: Patrisha McLean Technical assistance: Tammy Oropesa Music: Roan Yellowthorn from Blue Elan Records Shelly, author of the forthcoming memoir Beautiful Ashes, talks about life as a child with a violent father and her healing journey after he killed her mother and burned their house down. Beautiful Ashes can be pre-ordered here Topics: How children suffer in homes where there is domestic violence, no justice in the courts, healing from trauma. The host, Patrisha McLean is the founder/president of Finding Our Voices, the Maine-based and survivor-powered, grassroots non-profit breaking the silence of domestic abuse. The post Let's Talk About It 12/10/21: The Effect of Domestic Violence on the Children first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Awanadjo Almanack 12/10/21: “political williwags”

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 7:45


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 12/10/21: “political williwags” first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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LGBTea Time 12/9/21: Queer Representation in the Media

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 28:00


Host: “Chuck” Engineer: Rachel Albury A roundtable discussion with members of OUT Maine's Queer Futures program. -Queer Awakenings in childhood television. -What are examples of good and bad representation of queer people in the media? -What are your feelings around non-LGBTQ+ people playing LGBTQ+ people in movies/tv shows? The post LGBTea Time 12/9/21: Queer Representation in the Media first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Common Ground Radio 12/9/21: PFAS Contamination in Soils and Water Sources

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 57:05


Producer/Host: C.J. Walke -PFAS “forever chemicals” and their historic use in industry -How PFAS moves through, soils, crops and livestock -Current testing efforts and attempts at remediation in Maine MOFGA’s PFAS Maine Farmer Information and Support Guests: Ryan Dennett, Farmer Programs Director, MOFGA, Unity, ME Jacki Martinez Perkins, Organic Dairy and Livestock Specialist, MOFGA, Unity, ME Caleb Goossen, Organic Crops and Conservation Specialist, MOFGA, Unity, ME 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 12/9/21: PFAS Contamination in Soils and Water Sources 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 12/9/21: Maine Law re Facial Recognition Technology

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 8:17


Producer/Host: Jim Campbell There are lots of reason for those of us who live in Maine to be grateful. Who would have thought that one of them is Maine law regarding facial recognition technology? It’s true! 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 12/9/21: Maine Law re Facial Recognition Technology first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Talk of the Towns 12/8/21: Working Toward Universal Health Care in Maine

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 57:15


Producer/Host: Ron Beard What are Maine voters being asked to consider… what does the referendum question intend to change/create? Outline the concept of health insurance… how is health care paid for in Maine ( private pay and insurance: private, employer-based, publicly supported (Medicare, Medicaid/Maine Care) What would Universal Health Care do for consumers, employers, health care providers, insurance companies? Are there predicted health outcomes that we can anticipate, based on how the concept works elsewhere? Is Universal Health Care as you are proposing it the same as Medicare for All… how is it different? Who is covered under the present system, how well are they covered, who is left out? Remind us about the referendum process in Maine… how does it work… what is the role of groups like Maine Health Care Action… what is the role of citizens, of the legislature, of the Governor with initiatives like this? Guests: Lisa Savage, Maine Health Care Action board member, retired educator, Skowhegan Rachel Herbener, volunteer, Belfast Valerie Dornan, volunteer, retired teacher, experience NHS in England, Hancock Bill Clark, Maine Health Care Action Board member, retired physician, Brunswick 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 12/8/21: Working Toward Universal Health Care in Maine first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Technoptimist Radio 12/8/21: How music can rewire the brain after injury

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 5:24


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 luminescent cities, rock dust that can absorb greenhouse gasses, and digital music therapy. To learn more about the topics in this episode: Luminescent materials could cool our cities and light the streets Rock dust can turn farmland into a sponge for greenhouse gases How music can rewire the brain after an injury Green sand beaches could erase carbon emissions 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 12/8/21: How music can rewire the brain after injury first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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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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Outside the Box 12/7/21: “Occupy at 10”

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 6:07


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 12/7/21: “Occupy at 10” first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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A Word in Edgewise 12/6/21: Of Harriet Jacobs, Batu Khan, & Omicron . . .

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 8:16


Producer/Host: R.W. Estela The post A Word in Edgewise 12/6/21: Of Harriet Jacobs, Batu Khan, & Omicron . . . first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.