Accessing Health #163

It is critical for people to have access to health care. Far too many families become devastated by unexpected health care costs, and far too many individuals are unable to seek the medical assistance they need, often delaying diagnosis and treatment for serious problems. Today we address this issue with Dr. Wendy Wolf, founding president of the Maine Health Access Foundation, Vanessa Santarelli, CEO of the Maine Primary Care Association,  patient outreach and enrollment specialist, Lisa Lemieux, and Penobscot Community Health Care chief medical officer, Dr. Noah Nesin. If you, or someone you know, does not currently have access to health care, listen in and learn how you can remedy this situation.

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Healthy Homes #162

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What makes a home healthy? Everything from clean air and environmentally-friendly products to the appropriate use of space. Today we discuss the physical aspects of healthy homes with Maine Home+Design‘s “Bright-Minded Home” columnist, Melissa Coleman, and Jason Peacock of Maine Green Building Supply. We address the creation of happy-feeling homes with Brett Johnson of Maine Street Design Co. in Portland. Join us and learn how to influence your own healthy home.

Treasures from the Sea #161

Treasures from the Sea


Maine is home to miles of inviting coastline, which gives us proximity to a prolific ocean whose treasures are many. The benefits of the sea go beyond swimming, sailing and fishing. Today we speak with Dr. Mike and Wendy Taylor, developers of Ocean Elements skin care products, and Tollef Olson whose company, Ocean Approved, harvests nutrient-rich sea vegetables for eating. Listen to our conversation and understand the sea in a new way.

Autism #160

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Autism impacts all of us. Children and adults who have a diagnosis on the “autism spectrum” are attending school, working and playing with us. In less severe cases, we may not even recognize that this is so—and may not know the struggles that individuals with these disorders (and their families) are facing. Today we speak with Alice Chaplick and Dr. Matthew Siegel, a psychiatrist at Spring Harbor Hospital, about their experiences with autism, so that we may better understand this important issue. 

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Earth Calling #152

Summer is in full bloom and the earth reminds us daily of the bounty that we Mainers enjoy. Today we speak with Ted Carter and Ellen Gunter, authors of Earth Calling: A Climate Change Handbook for the 21st Century, and Roger Doiron, founder and director of Kitchen Gardeners International. Join our conversations and learn how to we can maintain and foster our relationship with…

Heartfelt, #74

Get ready for Valentine's Day with the Dr. Lisa Radio Hour & Podcast "Heartfelt" show. Feel the love with cardiologist Dr. Lowell Gerber, Kate and Steve Shaffer from Black Dinah Chocolatiers on Isle au Haut, Maine and Francis Howell of Hiking to Build Hope.

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