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Food Trends of 2012

Feb 28, 2012

  The South Beach Food and Wine Festival took place at the end of February.  JM Hirsch was there covering it. We'll talk to him about the event and get Kathy Gunst's reactions.

Host Keith Shortall speaks with:

JM Hirsch, Head Food Writer for the AP and

Kathy Gunst, Chef and Author  

2012.sobefest.com/

www.kathygunst.com/

www.lunchboxblues.com/

Same-Sex Marriage

Feb 14, 2012

  The issue of same-sex marriage will again appear on the November ballot as a state-wide referendum question. In 2009, voters overrode a law recognizing gay marriage. Supporters have gathered enough signatures to put the question to voters again. Hear from the representatives from opposite sides of the issue discuss the campaign.

Host Keith Shortall speaks with:

Mary Bonauto, Civil Rights Project Director of the based-Boston Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders.

 

  Just in time for Valentine's day, it's the true story of a chocolatier. Ten years ago Kate Shaffer left the West Coast and headed East for a simpler life. Today, she and her husband operate Black Dinah Chocolatiers on Isle au Haut. She'll share her favorite chocolate recipes and tales from life on the island.

  An examination of why humans demean, enslave, and exterminate each other and what, if anything, we can do to prevent more genocides. Host Keith Shortall and University of New England Philosophy Professor David Livingstone Smith discuss why history is filled with examples of humans inflicting horrific acts upon each other.

 

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  The story of a man who turned a hunting trip that resulted in wet and sore feet into a huge, iconic company. Hear a conversation with Jim Witherell the author of a new biography of Leon Leonwood "L. L." Bean on the cusp of the 100th anniversary of the sale of the first Maine Hunting Shoe.

This call-in program was hosted by Keith Shortall, who, along with the listening public, directed questions to Jim Witherell about his book, L.L. Bean: The Man and His Company.

 

  Architect and businessman Chuck Durrett and journalist Deirdre Fulton discuss Cohousing, which is a type of collaborative housing wher residents actively participate in the design and operation of their own neighborhoods. Cohousing residents are consciously committed to living as a community. The physical design encourages both social contact and individual space.

This call-in program was hosted by Keith Shortall, who, along with the listening public, directed questions to Chuck Durrett and journalist Dierdre Fulton about the concept of cohousing.

  Maine Governor Paul LePage (R) outlined his agenda for the coming year. He said one of his top priorities eliminating the tax on pensions and fostering a switch from oil heat to natural gas among his other ideas for the state.

Governor Paul LePage's remarks were recorded at the Cumberland Club of Portland as a part of that organization's Joshua Chamberlain Lecture series on October 12, 2011.

Production support for this talk was provided by Ron Harrity of Forest City Studio.

  Two years after Maine voters defeated a proposed casino in Oxford County, they're being asked to re-consider a four-season resort casino in the Western Maine town of Oxford. Supporters say it will create thousands of permanent, good-paying jobs. Opponents are skeptical. They say more sustainable industries make better sense for the region. MPBN's Susan Sharon moderated the debate, which included a panel of reporters from various media outlets.

  Speaking in Maine returned to the Cumberland Club in Portland for the next talk in the Joshua Chamberlain Lecture Series. Patricia Quinn, Executive Director of the Northern New England Rail Authority outlined her vision for the future of passenger rail service in Maine.

  Speaking in Maine offers the latest Joshua Chamberlain lecture from Portland's Cumberland Club. The speaker is Michael C. Reed, President of FairPoint Communications, Maine. He discusses his first 90 days on the job as well as what the future holds from his vantage point.

A 40-year veteran of the telecommunications industry, Michael Reed is the person FairPoint communications hired in January to navigate regulatory matters, governmental affairs and economic development in Maine for the company.

  Speaking in Maine offers a talk delivered by Dr. Robert Kennedy, President of the University of Maine at Orono, the state's flagship land-grant/sea-grant university.

Dr. Kennedy explains his belief that U. Maine is a crucial factor in the state's future through the development of future leaders in natural resources management, composite technologies, energy initiatives and global climate change research.

Speaking in Maine features a distinguished panel discussion from the 2009 Mainebiz symposium 

  “Powering Up Maine.” Business owners and industry experts talked about the opportunities and challenges associated with the development of new energy products as a foundation for a stronger Maine economy.

Panelists include:

Kurt Adams, executive vice president and chief development officer of First Wind

Dana Doran, director of resource development at Kennebec Valley Community College

  Speaking in Maine features the keynote address from the Mainebiz “Conference on Maine Energy & How to Build an Economy Around the Energy Industry.” The speaker is Dr. Habib Dagher, director of the Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center at the University of Maine at Orono.

Speaking in Maine features a “Your Vote 2009” panel discussion about the two tax related November 3 ballot questions. The two issues are known as TABOR II and the Excise Tax question.

Panelists include Dr. Tracy Gordon, University of Maryland; Steve Bowen, Maine Heritage Policy Center; and Christopher St. John, Maine Center for Economic Policy.

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