Taking Care of Teeth & Treating Trauma #281

Maine is becoming known for its highly trained healthcare providers and innovative healers. Today we speak with Dr. Jon Ryder, dean of the University of New England College of Dental Medicine, which will be graduating its first class of dentists in 2017. We also discuss ground-breaking techniques for re-patterning the brain and nervous system, in cases of trauma and chronic pain, with health psychologist and integrative practitioner, Dr. Gregory Nevens.

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Kids, Community & Coffee #280

What do we do when we find a need, whether in our own communities or in other parts of the world? Today we speak with Katie Wallace and Katie Brown, who are helping ease the hunger of Maine schoolchildren through their work with The Locker Project. We also discuss the coffee community and the positive impact of fair trade and organic practices with Bard Coffee co-founder Bob Garver.

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Body Balance #278

Do you need to bring your body into balance? We ask a lot of our physical selves, through our work and play. Today we speak with two healing practitioners who help their clients find balance through modalities such as massage, energy work, and dietary change. Julie Wright is the owner and director of Soma Massage and Wellness in South Portland; Carrie Levine is a certified nurse midwife, functional medicine specialist, and the founder of Whole Woman Health in Newcastle.

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Political Perspectives #276

This month we inaugurate a new president of the United States, which is certain to create change in both the nation and our state. Today we speak with two attorneys who have long had a passion for politics, and have contributed greatly to our government. Harold Pachios is one of the founding partners of law firm Preti Flaherty, whose prior career in politics dates back to the Kennedy administration. Also a Preti Flaherty founding partner, Severin Beliveau directs the firm’s government affairs practice in Augusta and Washington, D.C.

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Faces of Maine Broadcasting #275

We depend upon people we trust to give us the news of the day. Today we speak with two beloved broadcasters who keep us up to speed on what has happened, and what is yet to come. Pat Callaghan started working at WCSH-6 News Center in December 1979; meteorologist Keith Carson recently returned to WCSH-6 after taking a coveted position with the Weather Channel.

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Maine Suds #274

Maine is home to myriad successful businesses. Today we speak with two entrepreneurs who are creating high-quality products and contributing to community well-being. Fred Forsley is the founder and president of Shipyard Brewing Company, an business that supports many local road races. Cyndi Prince is the founder of LooHoo, LLC, a Maine-based company that makes and sells reusable, energy-saving wool dryer balls.

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Read & Relax #273

Photo by Jeff Roberts

The holiday season can be a busy time—and because of this, it is important to engage in activities that keep us happy and rejuvenated. Today we speak with owners of two new Portland businesses that provide opportunities for rejuvenation: Josh Christie, co-owner of this city’s newest independent bookstore, Print: A Bookstore, and James & Amy Harder of Float Harder Relaxation Center.

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Foundations of Education #272

Photo by Matt Cosby

How do we give our students a full and rich educational experience? Maine is known for its exceptional schools, dedicated teachers, and administrators. Recently, community members have started engaging with their school systems through education foundations, which fund additional enrichment activities. Today we speak with Kate Snyder, executive director of the Portland Education Foundation, and Gabe Weiss, president of the Yarmouth Education Foundation.

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Sugarloafing #271

There are many ways to enjoy Sugarloaf, Maine’s largest ski mountain. Today we speak with Bruce Miles, president of the Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Club, about the ski/skate program, which gives local children the opportunity to enjoy all that the resort has to offer. We also speak with Tom Fremont-Smith, president of Winterstick Snowboards.

Photo by Peter Frank Edwards

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