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  1. RadioActive 6/15/172017/06/15
    Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Penobscot River Rally and Flotilla 1) Today we hear some audio from Saturday’s Penobscot River Rally and Flotilla on the Bangor Waterfront, where people gathered to support the Penobscot Tribe’s struggle for continued stewardship of the River, and other local and statewide struggles for clean water and clean energy. 2) Over 30 […]
  2. RadioActive 6/8/172017/06/08
    Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco BEP Proposed Rule Changes to Allow Increased CDD Import; Solar Legislation; Penobscot River Rally and Flotilla 1) Today we look at rule changes the Board of Environmental Protection (BEP) is poised to make which would allow for the increased importation and incineration of toxic Construction and Demolition Debris (CDD) in Maine. The […]
  3. RadioActive 6/1/172017/06/01
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  4. RadioActive 5/25/172017/05/25
    Guest Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Issue: Environmental and Social Justice Program Topic: Trump Proposed Budget Cuts to EPA and Social Safety Net 1) This morning, a coalition of organizations gathered to voice opposition to President Trump’s deep cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency proposed in his 2018 budget. 2). 60 organizations will present a letter to […]
  5. RadioActive 5/11/172017/05/11
    Guest Producer/Host: Carolyn Coe Topic: Robin Wall Kimmerer, indigenous science Robin Wall Kimmerer teaches botany and plant ecology at SUNY in Syracuse and is the director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment. She is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatami Nation and a resident of Maple Nation. In May she will […]
  6. RadioActive 4/6/172017/04/06
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  7. RadioActive 3/30/172017/03/30
    Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Program Topic: Juniper Ridge Landfill “Making Contact” Piece and Interviews Today we hear a report from Meaghan LaSala and Lisa Bartfai on the proposed expansion of the Juniper Ridge Landfill in Old Town. Juniper Ridge is state owned, but privately operated by Casella Waste Management. The State’s Board of Environmental Protection (BEP) […]
  8. RadioActive 3/23/172017/03/23
    Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Issue: Environmental and Social Justice Program Topic: Legislative Hearing on Metallic Mining in Maine Key Discussion Points: 1) On Monday, the Maine Legislature’s Joint Committee on Environment and Natural Resources held a public hearing on seven different bills pertaining to metallic mining in Maine. 2). The issue came front and center in […]
  9. RadioActive 3/9/172017/03/09
    Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Program Topic: Report on Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement Act Key Discussion Points: 1) Today we hear part of a March 2nd presentation before the Maine State Legislature’s Judiciary Committee, on new report examining the Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement Act, authored by the Suffolk University’s Indigenous Rights Clinic and commissioned by […]
  10. RadioActive 2/23/172017/02/23
    Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Issue: Environmental and Social Justice Program Topic: Penobsoct Water Protectors at Standing Rock, as police, federal agencies and the North Dakota National Guard move in to evict the Oceti camp at Standing Rock Key Discussion Points: 1) Today we speak with Penobsoct Water Protectors June Sapiel and Dawn Neptune Adams, who are […]
  11. RadioActive 2/16/172017/02/16
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  12. RadioActive 2/2/172017/02/02
    Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Issue: Environmental and Social Justice Program Topic: Dakota Access Pipeline Divestment Protest at TD Bank in Bangor, Update on DAPL and Standing Rock, Council on American-Islamic Relations Federal Suit on Muslim Ban Key Discussion Points: 1) On Saturday, January 28th, close to 300 people demonstrated at TD Bank’s Stillwater Ave, Bangor branch […]
  13. RadioActive 1/26/172017/01/26
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  14. RadioActive 1/19/172017/01/19
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  15. RadioActive 1/12/172017/01/12
    Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Issue: Environmental and Social Justice Program Topic: Governor LePage’s proposal to build a privately run mental healthcare facility in Maine Key Discussion Points: 1) Today we take a closer look at Governor LePage’s proposal to build a privately run mental healthcare facility in Maine, and what that could mean for quality and […]
  16. RadioActive 1/5/172017/01/05
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  17. RadioActive 12/8/162016/12/08
    Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Program Topic: Update from Standing Rock; Solidarity Event in Bangor; Reaction to Trump EPA Nominee Key Discussion Points: 1) Today we hear an update from Standing Rock where Water Protector camps reorganize, as the Army Corp of Engineers rules against an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under the Missouri […]
  18. RadioActive 12/1/162016/12/01
    Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Issue: Environmental and Social Justice Program Topic: Police Attack on Standing Rock Water Protectors on Nov 20th Key Discussion Points: 1) Today we hear more information about the police attack on Standing Rock Water Protectors on November 20th. 2) Standing Rock Sioux’s resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which is slated […]
  19. RadioActive 11/17/162016/11/17
    Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Issue: Environmental and Social Justice Program Topic: Standing Rock Day of Solidarity Actions, the Minimum Wage Referendum Passes in Maine and the Annual Solidarity Harvest Efforts Key Discussion Points: 1) Tuesday marked a day of national action in solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux’s resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which is […]
  20. RadioActive 11/10/162016/11/10
    Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Issue: Environmental and Social Justice Program Topic: Key Discussion Points: Potential Impacts of Trump Administration on Climate, Energy and Tribal Right; Standing Rock Updates 1) Today we begin to look at the potential impacts of a Trump administration on a number of issues nationally and internationally and how social movements anticipate the […]
  21. RadioActive 10/13/162016/10/13
    Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Issue: Environmental and Social Justice Program Topic: Food Security and the Minimum Wage; Juniper Ridge Landfill Expansion Key Discussion Points: 1) Today we speak with community and labor organizer Jack McKay about a forum on Food Security and the Minimum Wage taking place Wed. October 19th from 930-1130 at the Bangor Public […]
  22. RadioActive 10/6/162016/10/06
    Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Issue: Environmental and Social Justice Program Topic: A New Study on Carbon Dioxide Emissions Mitigation Goals and Climate Action at Court Date for Clean Power Plan Key Discussion Points: 1) Today we speak with the co-author of a new study showing the inadequacy of planned measures for the US to meet their […]
  23. RadioActive 9/29/162016/09/29
    Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Issue: Environmental and Social Justice Program Topic: Juniper Ridge Landfill Expansion Public Forum Key Discussion Points: 1) On Tuesday, October 18th, Maine’s Board of Environmental Protection will hold a public hearing on the renewed attempt to expand the Juniper Ridge Landfill in Old Town, which is sate owned, but run by Casella […]
  24. RadioActive 5/12/162016/05/12
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  25. RadioActive 4/21/162016/04/21
    Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Issue: Environmental and Social Justice Program Topic: The Penobscot Nation Appeals River Case and the Legislature Passes Solar Energy Bill LD 1649, But Still Needs a Larger Margin to Override Veto Key Discussion Points: 1) This week, the Penobscot Nation, and the US Department of Justice, filed to appeal a US District […]
  26. RadioActive 3/17/162016/03/17
    Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Issue: Environmental and Social Justice Program Topic: Public Hearing on LD 1649 An Act to Modernize Maine Solar Power Policy and Encourage Economic Development Key Discussion Points: 1) Today we hear excerpts from yesterday’s public hearing on LD 1649 An Act to Modernize Maine Solar Power Policy and Encourage Economic Development before […]
  27. RadioActive 3/10/162016/03/10
    Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Issue: Environmental and Social Justice Program Topic: LD 1649 An Act to Modernize Maine Solar Power Policy and Encourage Economic Development Key Discussion Points: 1) LD 1649 An Act to Modernize Maine Solar Power Policy and Encourage Economic Development is the product of a long negotiation of stakeholders, including solar installers, electric […]
  28. RadioActive 2/25/162016/02/25
    Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Issue: Environmental and Social Justice Program Topic: A Climate to Thrive: Mount Desert Island moves towards energy independence by 2030 Key Discussion Points: 1) On January 24th, MDI Climate Solutions kicked off A Climate to Thrive, a local initiative whose goal is to move Mount Desert Island to energy independence by 2030. […]
  29. RadioActive 2/18/162016/02/18
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  30. RadioActive 1/7/162016/01/07
    Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Issue: Environmental and Social Justice Program Topic: Alliance for a Common Good’s Rally of Unity at start of Legislative Session in Augusta Key Discussion Points: 1) A broad network of Maine organizations and movements, gathered under the banner the Alliance for the Common Good, held their 4th annual Rally of Unity at […]
  31. RadioActive 12/31/152015/12/31
    Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Issue: Environmental and Social Justice Program Topic: A new initiative to move Mount Desert Island towards energy independence by 2030. Key Discussion Points: 1) Today we look at an unflinching local initiative to address climate change. A new organization, MDI Climate Solutions has set a goal to move Mount Desert Island towards […]
  32. RadioActive 12/17/152015/12/17
    Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Issue: Environmental and Social Justice Program Topic: Penobscot Nation v Mills : Decision at US District Court Key Discussion Points: 1) Yesterday, US District Court Judge George Singal ruled that the Penosbcot Nation’s reservation does not include the river waters flowing through it. 2) While Judge Singal affirmed the right of individual […]
  33. RadioActive 10/15/152015/10/15
    Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Issue: Environmental and Social Justice Program Topic: Penobscot Nation v Mills : Reactions to Court Hearing Key Discussion Points: 1) Yesterday, US District Court Judge George Singal heard oral arguments for Penobscot Nation v Mills in Portland. The Penobscot Nation is opposing the Maine Attorney General’s Office 2012 opinion that the Penobscot […]
  34. RadioActive 10/1/152015/10/01
    Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Issue: Environmental and Social Justice Program Topic: Penobscot Nation Chief Francis on Penobscot Nation v Mills and Meeting in DC with President Obama Key Discussion Points: 1) On October 14th, US District Court in Portland will hear oral arguments for Penobscot Nation v Mills.The Penobscot Nation is opposing the 2012 opinion by […]
  35. RadioActive 9/17/152015/09/17
    Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Issue: Environmental and Social Justice Issue: Environmental and Social Justice Program Topic: Bar Harbor’s Community Solar Farm Project Key Discussion Points: 1) Today we talk about two solar projects in development in Bar Harbor. One, a roof top array on the public works building to power that building and the other, a […]
  36. RadioActive 7/23/152015/07/23
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  37. RadioActive 7/16/152015/07/16
    Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Issue: Environmental and Social Justice Program Topic: Minimum Wage Ordinance Considered by Bangor City Council Key Discussion Points: a) Last night members of the Bangor City Council heard public testimony on an ordinance that would Bangor’s local minimum wage incrementally 75 cents a year for the next three years, and then attach […]
  38. RadioActive 6/4/152015/06/04
    Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Issue: Environmental and Social Justice Program Topic: Rally for Tribal Sovereignty and Unity; Penobscot and Passamaquoddy Tribes Withdraw Reps. from State Legislature a) Today we hear from Wabanaki Tribal members at the Rally for Tribal Sovereignty and Unity in Augusta last week, May 26th. On that day, the Penobscot and Passamquoddy Tribes […]
  39. RadioActive 5/7/152015/05/07
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  40. RadioActive 4/30/152015/04/30
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  41. RadioActive 4/23/152015/04/23
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  42. RadioActive 4/16/152015/04/16
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  43. RadioActive 4/2/152015/04/02
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  44. RadioActive 3/26/152015/03/26
    Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Issue: Environmental and Social Justice Program Topic: Orono Council Committee Votes to Withdraw from Penobscot Nation v Mills Key Discussion Points: a) On March 16th, the Orono Town Council’s Community Development Committee, which contains all members of the council, voted unanimously to instruct the town manager to draw up an order to […]
  45. RadioActive 3/12/152015/03/12
    Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Issue: Environmental and Social Justice Program Topic: Penobscot Nation v Mills, with Chief Francis and Local Organizing to Withdraw Orono from the Case Key Discussion Points: a) Despite years of cooperation and co-management with the state, and explicit direction from past administrations that the Penobscot Nation does have jurisdiction when it comes […]
  46. RadioActive 2/26/152015/02/26
    Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Issue: Environmental and Social Justice Program Topic: The legislature’s public hearing on a bill that would open Maine to metallic mining Key Discussion Points: a) Today we hear some of the public testimony and reactions to the legislature’s hearing yesterday on LD 146, a bill that would open Maine to metallic mining. […]
  47. RadioActive 2/19/152015/02/19
    Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Issue: Environmental and Social Justice Program Topic: EPA Decision: Maine Water Quality Standards are Not Protective of Tribes; The Environmental Impacts of Metallic Mining as Maine looks to Open the State for Irving Project Key Discussion Points: a) On February 2nd, the US EPA issued a decision that the state of Maine’s […]
  48. RadioActive 2/12/152015/02/12
    Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Issue: Environmental and Social Justice Program Topic: Changes to Maine’s Mining Regulations Pushed Key Discussion Points: a) Today we talk with Rep. Ralph Chapman about fast moving and legally controversial changes to the state’s mining regulations and the power of industry in state government. b) Mining rule changes, crafted by JD Irving […]
  49. RadioActive 1/8/152015/01/08
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  50. RadioActive 12/11/142014/12/11
    Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco Issue: Environmental and Social Justice Program Topic: Institutional racism : the historical and present day context to the recent police killings of unarmed African-Americans Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and Akai Gurley. Key Discussion Points: a) Today we look at institutional racism : the historical and present day context to the […]
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