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The Nature of Phenology | WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives

Producers: Hazel Stark & Joe Horn Host: Hazel Stark The coloration and size of these little birds camouflages them incredibly well against the tree bark where they spend most of their time. But even if you can't spot one close up due to this camouflage, their behavior easily reveals their identity. 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 1/28/23: Brown creepers first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

Notes From The Electronic Cottage | WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives
Notes from the Electronic Cottage 1/26/23: Privacy Policies & More Headlines

Notes From The Electronic Cottage | WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 9:21


Producer/Host: Jim Campbell Read any good online privacy policies lately? Just in case the answer is no, today we read a bit from a recently updated Privacy Policy from the publisher Conde Nast. It’s clearly written and not that different from the policies at many other web sites, and it is unlikely to make us feel good about the information web sites can collect about us. As an extra added attraction, a few recent tech headlines some of us may have missed. Full Conde Nast updated Privacy Policy 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 1/26/23: Privacy Policies & More Headlines first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

The Nature of Phenology | WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives

Producers: Hazel Stark & Joe Horn Host: Hazel Stark When you put a glass jar or bottle full of liquid in the freezer, what happens to it? It breaks. What happens when water inside a rock freezes? 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 1/21/23: Frost Wedging first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

Notes From The Electronic Cottage | WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives
Notes from the Electronic Cottage 1/19/23: January ’23 Headlines

Notes From The Electronic Cottage | WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 8:29


Producer/Host: Jim Campbell Now that holiday time is over, let’s take a look at some recent digital related headlines and stories that may affect our everyday lives in Maine and beyond. 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 1/19/23: January '23 Headlines first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

The Nature of Phenology | WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives

Producers: Hazel Stark & Joe Horn Host: Hazel Stark How do those perfect feathery fronds of frost form and why? 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 1/14/23: Hoar frost first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

Notes From The Electronic Cottage | WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell ChatGPT has caused quite of lot of online buzz of late, and there are good reasons. In case you aren’t familiar with what ChatGPT can do, or are wondering about some of the implications, both good and bad, of its use, here is a start. And, just because, we note a few other recent items that most of us wish weren’t happening. 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 1/12/23: ChatGBT first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

The Nature of Phenology | WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives

Producers: Hazel Stark & Joe Horn Host: Hazel Stark Freezing can cause even something as simple and uninspired as a puddle in the middle of a gray forest to be transformed into an ethereal and ephemeral work of art. But how? 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 1/7/23: Frozen puddles first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

The Essential Rhythm | WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives

Producer/Host: Sarah O’Malley This episode discusses physical factors that influence food availability and thus seasonal rhythms at the sea shore. Soft shell clams (Mya arenaria) are used to illustrate the seasonal connections between temperature, food and reproduction 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 1/1/23: Seasons at the Shore first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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The Cosmic Curator 12/31/22 “Think About Your Thinking”

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2022 5:43


Good Morning People! And a very happy New Year's Eve to all. This is your Cosmic Curator, Tom Yaroschuk, with a look at the stars for today, the last day of 2022 and the week ahead, the first week, of 2023. We begin the day with the moon in Aries. An Aries moon typically has boundless energy. It takes 36 hours for the moon to move through a sign and this moon's transit through Aries will have some high and low moods for sure… 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 12/31/22 “Think About Your Thinking” first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Earthwise 12/31/22: The New Year’s Resolution

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2022 5:20


Producer/Host: Anu Dudley About the host: Rev. Dr. Anu Dudley is an ordained Pagan minister and a retired history professor. She continues to teach classes, including the three-year ordination curriculum at the Temple of the Feminine Divine, and others such as History of the Goddess, Paganism 101, Ethical Magic, and Introduction to the Runes. Currently she is writing a book about how to cast the runes using their original Goddess meanings. She lives in the woods off-grid in a small homesteading community in Central Maine. The post Earthwise 12/31/22: The New Year's Resolution first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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The Nature of Phenology 12/31/22: Snow buntings

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2022 4:27


Producers: Hazel Stark & Joe Horn Host: Hazel Stark Snow buntings spend the summer in their high arctic tundra breeding grounds. Come November and December, they find their way south to most of the mid-tier of the United States where they pass our relatively mild winters on grassy or weedy fields adjacent to inland lakes and salt water. 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 12/31/22: Snow buntings first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

The Nature of Phenology | WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives

Producers: Hazel Stark & Joe Horn Host: Hazel Stark Snow buntings spend the summer in their high arctic tundra breeding grounds. Come November and December, they find their way south to most of the mid-tier of the United States where they pass our relatively mild winters on grassy or weedy fields adjacent to inland lakes and salt water. 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 12/31/22: Snow buntings 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 12/29/22: AI Books 2

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 8:48


Producer/Host: Jim Campbell Artificial Intelligence – AI – is already a big part of our world and will be even more prevalent in our everyday lives as we move forward. Today, let’s look at some books that might help us get our heads around what AI is and is not – at least not yet – and how AI will quite probably affect all of our lives in our Information Age world. Here are the books mentioned on today’s program: Wiener, Norbert, The Human Use of Human Beings: Cybernetics and Society Shannon, Claude E. and Weaver, Warren, The Mathematical Theory of Communication Brockman, John, ed., Possible Minds: 25 Ways of Looking at AI Kissinger, Henry A., Schmidt, Eric, and Huttenlocher, Daniel, The Age of AI and Our Human Future 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 12/29/22: AI Books 2 first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Around Town 12/29/22: New Year’s Eve Opera Downeast!

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 6:12


Producer/Host: Amy Browne This week: The Winter Harbor Music Festival has a unique offering this New Year’s eve. Executive Director Deiran Manning is here to let you know how you can be part of an interactive opera experience. 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, Maine Currents and Maine: The Way Life Could Be, Amy 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 Maine Association of Broadcasters awards for her work in 2017 and 2021. The post Around Town 12/29/22: New Year's Eve Opera Downeast! first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Power for the People 12/28/22: Maine Audubon on Appropriate Siting of Renewable Energy Projects

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 57:21


Producer/Host: Steve Kahl Power for the People: Energy education and solutions for Mainers and Maine communities This month: The perspective of Maine Audubon for appropriate siting of renewable energy for protection of habitats and biodiversity -Off-shore wind –On-shore wind -Industrial-scale solar power arrays Guest/s: Eliza Donoghue, Director of Advocacy, Maine Audubon About the host: Steve Kahl is Professor of Science at Thomas College where he teaches environmental and energy courses and advises the student sustainability club. He writes the monthly ‘Sustainability Minute' email which is distributed to over 1,200 readers. He is a member of the Quarry Road Recreational Area board of directors where he is advocating for a net-zero energy new welcome center. He has advised the board of WERU on the current plan for the station to become 100% solar powered in 2020. Steve is a member of the Green Campus Coalition of Maine, the working group of sustainability directors at Maine college campuses. Steve's past positions include Sustainability Director at Unity College where he developed a plan for the college to become 100% solar powered and earned the college the prestigious STARS Gold ranking with the American Association of Sustainability in Higher Education. Before that, he was Director of Environmental and Energy Strategies for the James Sewall Company of Old Town where he led a Maine Technology Institute research project that found that Maine could be 79% solar powered if all suitably-oriented rooftops had solar PV panels. Prior to moving home to Maine, he was a member of the Energy Commission in Plymouth NH where he was obtained funding for the renovation of a town office building to net-zero energy and the installation of 160 KW of solar PV panels on town properties included a major PV array at the sewage treatment plant that offsets 40% of its electrical costs. In his own home, he has installed two air-source heat pumps to completely eliminate heating oil, a hybrid hot water heater to reduce his water heating costs by 70%, and insulated the basement and attic to further reduce energy consumption and increase comfort. He would like to install rooftop solar panels but so far his shade trees that also produce maple syrup each year have convinced him otherwise. However, he has solar panels on his summer place at the lake and hasn’t paid for any electricity there since 2011. Steve has a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from the University of Maine. The post Power for the People 12/28/22: Maine Audubon on Appropriate Siting of Renewable Energy Projects first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Esoterica 12/27/22: New Perspective for the New Year

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 4:50


Andree Bella | Writer/Reader The post Esoterica 12/27/22: New Perspective for the New Year first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Outside the Box 12/27/22: “More Proverbs Rewritten”

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 4:10


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 12/27/22: “More Proverbs Rewritten” first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Wabanaki Windows 12/27/22: State of Maine's attempt to Isolate, Control & Eliminate (ICE) the Wabanaki Tribes

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 58:54


Producer/Host: Donna Loring Other credits: Technical assistance for the show was provided by Joel Mann WERU Orland Maine and Jessica Lockhart of WMPG Portland Portland Maine. Music for the show was from the CD Dream Walk by Rolfe Richter Wabanaki Windows is a monthly show featuring topics of interest from a Wabanaki perspective. This month: This episode is a replay of the audio portion of the Donna M Loring Lecture Series for 2022 titled “One Nation Under Fraud A Remonstrance” It focuses on a few brief excerpts from the 1942 Maine Legislative Transcripts of the Legislative Research Committee of the 90th Legislative Session, Testimony of Norman McDonald, Director of Social Welfare and Frank Cowan the Attorney General et el. Discussing ICE of the Maine Tribes. -Formation of the Research Committee -The purpose of the Committee -Ways to eliminate the Reservations by assimilation, definition of who is an Indian and how to decrease Tribal Membership. This show is the foundational show for a new series beginning in Jan 2023. The series will review the 1942 ICE Legislative Transcripts Guest/s: UNE Professor Jennifer Tuttle, our moderator who is a Dorothy M. Healy Professor of Literature and Health, Director Maine Women Writers Collection. Honorable Rachel Talbot Ross Maine House of Representative CoAuthors of One Nation Under Fraud A Remonstrance Honorable Donna Loring Honorable Joseph Gousse Esq. Attorney, Legal research and writing specialist. Eric Mehnert, Chief Judge of the Penobscot Nation Tribal Court 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. Donna received a second Honorary Doctorate from Thomas College in May of 2022 The post Wabanaki Windows 12/27/22: State of Maine's attempt to Isolate, Control & Eliminate (ICE) the Wabanaki Tribes first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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A Word in Edgewise 12/26/22: From Jimi Hendrix to Calico Jack . . .

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 8:27


Producer/Host: R.W. Estela The post A Word in Edgewise 12/26/22: From Jimi Hendrix to Calico Jack . . . first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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The Nature of Phenology 12/24/22: Holiday wreaths

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2022 4:06


Producers: Hazel Stark & Joe Horn Host: Hazel Stark This edition written by Zabet NeuCollins While perhaps hanging wreathes has lost some of its symbolism, they sure make our front doors look pretty and inviting. However, wreathes that contain invasive species can harm your local ecosystem. 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 12/24/22: Holiday wreaths first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Producer/Host: Anu Dudley About the host: Rev. Dr. Anu Dudley is an ordained Pagan minister and a retired history professor. She continues to teach classes, including the three-year ordination curriculum at the Temple of the Feminine Divine, and others such as History of the Goddess, Paganism 101, Ethical Magic, and Introduction to the Runes. Currently she is writing a book about how to cast the runes using their original Goddess meanings. She lives in the woods off-grid in a small homesteading community in Central Maine. The post Earthwise 12/24/22: Santa Claus 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 This edition written by Zabet NeuCollins While perhaps hanging wreathes has lost some of its symbolism, they sure make our front doors look pretty and inviting. However, wreathes that contain invasive species can harm your local ecosystem. 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 12/24/22: Holiday wreaths first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Good morning people. And Merry Christmas Eve. This is your Cosmic Curator, Tom Yaroschuk, with a look at the stars for today Saturday. December 24. And the week ahead! We have a very loving and expansive weekend in store. And a terrific 28 day new moon cycle. It's perfect for the holidays. The kind where old friends are re-united, former enemies are slapping each other on the back, and happiness knows no bounds… 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 12/24/22 first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Coastal Conversations 12/23/22: Maine Holiday Seafood Celebrations, Past and Present

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 59:06


Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel Coastal Conversations: Conversations with people who live, work, and play on the Maine coast, hosted by the University of Maine Sea Grant Program. This month: In honor of the holiday season, our show features “Maine holiday seafood celebrations, past and present.” We are excited to talk with three women from coastal Maine who write about food and history, about Maine and nature, about travel and much more. Our guests will share ideas for seafood recipes to treat your family and friends over the holidays. They will help us explore how the perceptions of seafood in Maine have changed over the decades and centuries, from the Wabanaki to the New England Colonists, from the mid- 1900's to the present. From their perspectives as cook and authors, our guests will explore modern day issues such as wild fisheries and aquaculture. And most of all, they will get you excited to experiment with seafood in the kitchen this holiday season. -Seafood recipes and cooking tips -New Englander's changing thoughts about and appreciation for seafood -Three cooks perspectives on fisheries and aquaculture in Maine Guest/s: Sandy Oliver, food historian, food writer and columnist, from Islesboro in Penobscot Bay Marnie Reed Crowell: conservationist, natural history writer, poet and scallop cookbook author from Sunset on Deer Isle Nancy Harmon Jenkins: writer, historian, cook, traveler, and storyteller from Camden 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 12/23/22: Maine Holiday Seafood Celebrations, Past and Present first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Around Town 12/22/22: Atheist Group Reacts to Bucksport’s Nativity Scene

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 5:33


Producer/Host: Amy Browne This week: One of the things people are talking about around town this holiday season is the controversy around a nativity scene in Bucksport. A Penobscot resident made a report to the Freedom from Religion Foundation‘s Maine Chapter about the town sponsored religious display, and the chapter responded by asking to add a small sign nearby, celebrating the solstice and the Bill of Rights. Tom Waddell, columnist for the Kennebec Journal, and the President of Maine Chapter of the Freedom from Religion Foundation explains why they got involved. 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, Maine Currents and Maine: The Way Life Could Be, Amy 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 Maine Association of Broadcasters awards for her work in 2017 and 2021. The post Around Town 12/22/22: Atheist Group Reacts to Bucksport's Nativity Scene 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 12/22/22: AI Books

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 8:12


Producer/Host: Jim Campbell There are three very big challenges that humans will have to deal with in the near future: Climate Change, Genetic Engineering, and Artificial Intelligence or AI. Today, we briefly look at some sources to check for those interested in the first two challenges, and then turn our attention to sources for those interested in what AI means for us today, and will mean for humans in the near future and beyond. On genetic engineering, a good book for an overview, written very clearly for non-specialists, is The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson. A book from 1950 that has had a big impact on the development of what we now call Artificial Intelligence is The Human Use of Human Beings by Norbert Wiener. 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 12/22/22: AI Books first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Outside the Box 12/20/22: “Blame the Christians”

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 5:53


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 12/20/22: “Blame the Christians” first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Relationship Rewind 12/20/22: Grey’s Anatomy – Meredith and Derek

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 27:56


Host: Alli Williamson (she, hers) Youth Educator and Advocate at NextStep Domestic Violence Project Helpline: 1(800) 315-5579 Music credit: Brandon Nelson (he, him) local musician donated theme music for the show. Relationship Rewind: Rewinding relationships in popular media and breaking down behaviors based in power, control, and abuse. This episode: The relationship between Meredith Grey and Derek Shepard in the TV show Grey's Anatomy. -Unhealthy behaviors in relationships -How media normalizes these behaviors -The impacts of these messages about relationships on young people Guest/s: Lydia (she, her), local college student About the host: Alli Williamson (she, her) is the youth educator and advocate for NextStep Domestic Violence Project based in Hancock and Washington County, ME. She teaches young people from Kindergarten to College about what power and control looks like in friendships and relationships, what resources are available to support those experiencing this, and how we can work to make our schools and communities safer and more equal spaces where abuse may be less likely to happen. The post Relationship Rewind 12/20/22: Grey's Anatomy – Meredith and Derek first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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A Word in Edgewise 12/19/22: Of the Solstice, the Dalai Lama, & Edith Piaf . . .

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 8:50


Producer/Host: R.W. Estela The post A Word in Edgewise 12/19/22: Of the Solstice, the Dalai Lama, & Edith Piaf . . . first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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The Essential Rhythm 12/18/22: How Science Happens

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2022 5:02


Producer/Host: Sarah O’Malley This episode describes the scientific process, as executed by a group of first year college students surveying the intertidal zone in Maine. Findings include a generally positive relationship between the distance from the high tide line and biodiversity, as well as an unexpected pattern of periwinkle abundance relative to time of day. 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 12/18/22: How Science Happens 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 This time of year I look to the muddy, winding estuaries of our area for clues about when the tomcod are running around the solstice: common merganser ducks. 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 12/17/22: Mergansers and tomcod first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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The Nature of Phenology 12/17/22: Mergansers and tomcod

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2022 4:52


Producers: Hazel Stark & Joe Horn Host: Hazel Stark This time of year I look to the muddy, winding estuaries of our area for clues about when the tomcod are running around the solstice: common merganser ducks. 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 12/17/22: Mergansers and tomcod first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Producer/Host: Anu Dudley About the host: Rev. Dr. Anu Dudley is an ordained Pagan minister and a retired history professor. She continues to teach classes, including the three-year ordination curriculum at the Temple of the Feminine Divine, and others such as History of the Goddess, Paganism 101, Ethical Magic, and Introduction to the Runes. Currently she is writing a book about how to cast the runes using their original Goddess meanings. She lives in the woods off-grid in a small homesteading community in Central Maine. The post Earthwise 12/17/22: The Star 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 a look at the stars for Saturday December 17th. and the week ahead. The day begins with the moon in Virgo. And a very energized Virgo moon with aspects from Mars retrograde in taurus and Saturn in Capricorn. That's a trine to all three earth signs and the moon, our sensitive source of moods and feelings may express itself in a varirty of various virgo tasks – from organizing a sock draw to putting those gum drops o the ginger bread house. Grandmothers love this energy for getting a lot of holiday cheer up and running! The rest of us have to watch out for being too critical and knit picky… 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 12/17/22 first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Around Town 12/15/22: Energy Efficiency Career Opportunities Downeast

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 4:05


Producer/Host: Amy Browne This week: Earlier this month Governor Mills announced that her administration is dedicating $5.4 million dollars to address climate change and create clean energy jobs here in Maine— and a chunk of that funding is coming to Hancock and Washington Counties. If you or someone you know is looking for a paid internship for a career in an energy efficiency job, here are some of the details from Sharon Catus at Downeast Community Partners For more information, call Derek at (207) 610-5917 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, Maine Currents and Maine: The Way Life Could Be, Amy 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 Maine Association of Broadcasters awards for her work in 2017 and 2021. The post Around Town 12/15/22: Energy Efficiency Career Opportunities Downeast 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 12/15/22: December 2022 Headlines

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 9:00


Producer/Host: Jim Campbell It is the season of Ho Ho Ho! While we do not enjoy being Grinches, we still feel it’s important to look at some current tech headlines as well as cheery holiday gift hints. So, for better or worse, here are a few things of import that might have gotten lost in the the holiday media punch bowl. Here is a link to the article from The Markup mentioned in today’s program 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 12/15/22: December 2022 Headlines first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Talk of the Towns 12/14/22: Teaching History

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 58:06


Producer/Hosts: Ron Beard and Liz Graves Theme music for Talk of the Towns Theme music for Talk of the Towns is a medley from Coronach, on a Balnain House Highland Music recording. Talk of the Towns: Local Community concerns and opportunities This month: We ask two experienced teachers about their experience of teaching history and what they want students to take away from their studies of history and social studies. What is history… what makes it different than reporting the news and current events? How are history and social studies related? What is the role of textbooks in your history classes? How do you connect students to history and historians outside of textbooks? What are the roles of the state legislature (law), state Department of Education (state policy and standards), and local school boards (local policy) in shaping what will be taught and how? What does a curriculum coordinator do? How do State Standards approach the teaching of history and social studies? Students should be able to “distinguish between primary and secondary sources,” “evaluate and verify the credibility of the information found in print and non-print sources.” and “Equally important is that students use additional sources to resolve contradictory information.” How do you think about what students will use their knowledge and abilities in history and social studies? What do you want them to know and be able to do? What should citizens and policymakers to keep in mind when it comes to the teaching of history in public schools? Guest/s: Mark Puglisi, History Teacher, MDI High School Julie Keblinsky, Director of Teaching and Learning, MDI Regional School System About the hosts: 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. Liz Graves joined Talk of the Towns as co-producer and co-host in July 2022, having long admired public affairs programming on WERU and dreamed of getting involved in community radio. She works as the Town Clerk for the Town of Bar Harbor, and is a former editor of the Mount Desert Islander weekly newspaper. Liz grew up in California and came to Maine as a schooner sailor. The post Talk of the Towns 12/14/22: Teaching History 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 12/13/22: “Nones” first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Producers/Hosts: Alan Sprague, Jon Johansen BoatTalk is the call-in show for people contemplating things naval This month: 1.boatyard report 2.updates on the golden globe race and tom robinson rowing across the pacific 3.in depth discussion of whale entanglements Guest/s: Amy Knowlton New England Aquarium Shelia Dassatt Downeast Lobstermen's Association Sean Todd Allied Whale Zachary Klyver Blue Planet Strategies About the hosts: Alan Sprague is a retired boat carpenter and a volunteer at WERU for over thirty years. He and the late Mike Joyce started Boattalk in 2003 and Alan carries on. Jon Johansen is the editor and roving reporter for the Maine Coastal News. He is Chairman of the Board of the Penobscot Marine Museum, President of Maine Built Boats, President of Maine Lobster Boat Racing, and Director of the International Maritime Library in his spare time. The post BoatTalk 12/13/22 first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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A Word in Edgewise 12/12/22: Rabbie Burns’ Gloomy December . . .

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 8:34


Producer/Host: R.W. Estela The post A Word in Edgewise 12/12/22: Rabbie Burns' Gloomy December . . . first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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The Essential Rhythm 12/11/22: Cytochrome oxidase what?

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2022 6:16


Producer/Host: Sarah O’Malley This episode explains the function of the CO1 gene, which is used for DNA barcoding animals. The gene codes for part of the protein cytochrome oxidase, which is integral to aerobic respiration and the generation of ATP. It is also idea for barcoding because of its not to fast/not too slow mutation rate. 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 12/11/22: Cytochrome oxidase what? first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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The Nature of Phenology 12/10/22: Rock polypody fern

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2022 4:45


Producers: Hazel Stark & Joe Horn Host: Hazel Stark An evergreen fern to look for, even once there's some snow on the ground. 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 12/10/22: Rock polypody fern first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Earthwise 12/10/22: The Holly and the Mistletoe

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2022 4:49


Producer/Host: Anu Dudley About the host: Rev. Dr. Anu Dudley is an ordained Pagan minister and a retired history professor. She continues to teach classes, including the three-year ordination curriculum at the Temple of the Feminine Divine, and others such as History of the Goddess, Paganism 101, Ethical Magic, and Introduction to the Runes. Currently she is writing a book about how to cast the runes using their original Goddess meanings. She lives in the woods off-grid in a small homesteading community in Central Maine. The post Earthwise 12/10/22: The Holly and the Mistletoe 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 An evergreen fern to look for, even once there's some snow on the ground. 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 12/10/22: Rock polypody fern 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 12/9/22: Surviving Domestic Violence – Melody and Melissa

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 58:00


Producer/Host: Patrisha McLean Production assistance: Tammy Oropesa Music: Jackie McLean Let’s Talk About It: Conversations with Survivors of Domestic Abuse This month: Melody, a MicMac native, says that being incarcerated in Windham Prison was a relief from the captivity in domestic violence at home by her controlling intimate partner. Today we hear from two Maine women who got out of domestic abuse nightmares, and are not only surviving but thriving. We also explore the link between domestic abuse and substance abuse. Guest/s: Melody Rose Paul, author of Savaged to Wellness and The Road to Recovery Melissa, survivor of rampage by her ex that almost killed her About the host: Patrisha McLean is the founder/president of Finding Our Voices, the grassrroots survivor-powered non-profit organization breaking the silence of domestic abuse community by community all across Maine. The post Let's Talk About It 12/9/22: Surviving Domestic Violence – Melody and Melissa first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Common Ground Radio 12/8/22: Maine Organic Dairy Farms Are In Trouble – How You Can Help

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 58:00


Producer/Host: Holli Cederholm Editing: Clare Boland Common Ground Radio is an hour-long discussion of local food and organic agriculture with people here in the state of Maine and beyond. This month: On the December 2022 episode of Common Ground Radio, host Holli Cederholm discusses the organic dairy crisis in the Northeast and how it is impacting farms in Maine with the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association's Organic Dairy and Livestock Specialist Jacki Martinez Perkins, who grew up on an organic dairy farm, and Annie Watson, who co-owns Sheepscot Valley Farm, an organic dairy in Whitefield, Maine. Watson also currently serves on the boards of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) and the Northeast Organic Family Farm Partnership, and she is board president of the Maine Dairy Industry Association. Additionally, she is CEO and a founding partner of the Maine Organic Milk Company, a start-up working to bring organic dairy processing to the state. Tune in to hear why organic dairy farms are an important part of Maine's landscape, why they're in trouble and the ways that listeners can help support these farms to the benefit of Maine's communities, local economies and the environment. Key Discussion Points: -Organic dairy industry -Origin of Livestock USDA organic rule -Cost of organic production -Organic dairy pay price -Where to buy local, organic milk -Farm Bill 2023 -Pasture health -Grass-fed dairy -Grain price inflation Guest/s: Jacki Martinez Perkins, who grew up on a small, award-winning, organic dairy in central Maine. She has worked in various aspects of the dairy industry including as an artificial insemination technician and a herd manager before becoming the organic dairy and livestock specialist for the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA). Her work includes supporting organic dairy and livestock operations through management and organic certification considerations as well as helping to develop policies regarding organic production. Annie Watson, who is a co-owner of Sheepscot Valley Farm, an organic dairy farm in Whitefield, where she lives with her husband, Mike Moody, and their three young sons. She currently serves on the boards of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and the Northeast Organic Family Farm Partnership, and she is board president of the Maine Dairy Industry Association. Additionally, she is CEO and a founding partner of the Maine Organic Milk Company, a start-up working to bring organic dairy processing to the state. FMI Links: Find Local, Organic Farmers and Producers Articles on Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards Proposed Rule, and Origin of Livestock final rule in MOFGA's The Organic Sprout newsletter — indd.adobe.com/view/04e87eab-9318-4e85-95fc-1dd7ddd5d605 Northeast Organic Family Farm Partnership Maine Dairy Industry Association Ways to Support Organic Dairy About the hosts: 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. Caitlyn Barker has worked in education and organic agriculture on and off for the last 17 years. She has worked on an organic vegetable farm, served on the Maine Farm to School network, worked in early childhood education and taught elementary school. She currently serves as the community engagement coordinator for MOFGA. The post Common Ground Radio 12/8/22: Maine Organic Dairy Farms Are In Trouble – How You Can Help first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

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Around Town 12/8/22: Develop Sears Island or Mack Point? Public Meeting Next Week

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 5:38


Producer/Host: Amy Browne This week: Sears Island is an uninhabited 940 acre island off the coast of Searsport that has been eyed by developers for various projects over the years. The latest threat, to at least part of the island, is the potential that a facility for building and launching offshore wind turbines may be built there. Friends of Sears Island, Islesboro Islands Trust, and the Maine Chapter of the Sierra club have all spoken out against the site location, instead urging that the facility be built on nearby Mack Point, which is already extensively developed. Theoretically, Mack Point and also Eastport are being considered as possible locations along with Sears Island, but many worry that Sears Island is what the state is really focusing on. Next Monday morning there will be a meeting of the state’s task force that will be making recommendations about the site location, and advocates for protecting the island are urging the public to listen in. You can read the agenda and register for the zoom meeting here Earlier this week we checked in with Rolf Olsen, Vice President of the Board for Friends of Sears Island for all the details 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, Maine Currents and Maine: The Way Life Could Be, Amy 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 Maine Association of Broadcasters awards for her work in 2017 and 2021. The post Around Town 12/8/22: Develop Sears Island or Mack Point? Public Meeting Next Week 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 12/8/22: Holiday Gift Settings Redux

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 7:40


Producer/Host: Jim Campbell As we excitedly gather all sorts of amazing electronic digital devices to bestow on others during this gift-giving season, here are a few thoughts that might be worth considering before the recipients fire those devices up and start using them. 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 12/8/22: Holiday Gift Settings Redux 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 Finding and identifying this mushroom is relatively simple if you live in a place with ample birches, and that in itself can be satisfying, but the history and uses of this mushroom make it an even more rewarding forest friend to get to know. 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 12/3/22: Birch polypores first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.