Lessons in Learning #154

How do we learn? Each of us answers this question differently. Margy Burns Knight and Anne Sibley O’Brien offer important insights about compassion through their book Talking Walls, which gives kids a glimpse into the lives of others. Garrett Temkiewicz is using his experience with dyslexia to inform his own style as a middle school teacher. Our guests might cause you to think differently about the way lessons are learned. 

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Life on the Edges #153

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How do we handle ourselves when life throws us a curve? Bruce Fitzgerald, Director of the Maine Emergency Management Agency, and Joshua Frances, Director of Emergency Management at Maine Medical Center, give us valuable information about emergencies, how we might be impacted and how we can best prepare. Mark Swann of the Preble Street Resource Center discusses what happens when life goes awry, and how we might help our neighbors.

Earth Calling #152

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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 the world in which we live.

Sailing Maine #151

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Summer is a great time to be on the water. Join our conversations with people who love navigating Maine waters by boat, and have made it possible for others to do the same. Janet Acker and Jess McGreehan share their experience with Portland’s SailMaine organization, and Matt Barton describes his rewarding transition from financial consultant to boatbuilder at the Hinckley Company, by way of the Landing School.

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Girl Power #20

Wise women come from great girls! This week we explored how girls become great, with the help of a bevy of very wise women. Our guests include:  Robin Hodgskin of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and Margaret O'Keefe of Pierce Atwood; Joanne Arnold, Body, Mind & Sport Strength Trainer and Consultant  and Tara Treichel of Coastal Studies for Girls.

Harvest #2

How do childhood events impact the health of an individual--or a community? How can we best "reap what we sow" when it comes to nutrition? All this and more on our autumn-themed "Harvest" show. This week's guests included Julie Alfred Sullivan, Public Health Director for the City of Portland (Maine), Dr. Richard Maurer of Coastal Naturopathic Center and Mark Swann…

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