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of WMPG volunteers with a frequent focus on USM-related topics
10/29/13 Chris with Joe Duley, call in from New York City.
10/22/13 Dale Robin with Chris Moore of Rust Farm, 317 Main
10/15/13 Gail and Chris with Cecilia Smith, USM student active
in water safety: "Take Back the Tap."
10/08/13 Gail and Chris with Rachel Lyn Rumson, Transition
Towns: Portland Permaculture.
10/01/13 Chris with Daniel Noel, Actor: Film in Maine.
09/10/13 Chris with Cat Smith, WMPG Work Study and Board
Secretary: Discussing WMPG and USM students.
09/03/13 Chris with Shaun Carland, USM Student, Founder and
President of Students for Environmental Awareness and Sustainability
08/27/13 Chris with Bruce Brown, CMCA curator of Portland
Landmarks show: Photography show at Art House, Pho-Pa gallery.
08/20/13 Chris with Jon Hinck, Democrat, Portland City
08/13/13 Gail and Chris with Meghan LaSalle and Drew, Southern
Maine Worker's Center: Healthcare as a human right.
08/06/13 Gail and Chris with Andy Lindberg, Burdock Gathering
07/30/13 Chris with Jim Rivoli, artist.
07/09/13 Chris with Hugh Magbie, the Maine Democratic Party
activist who runs "Light of the North Star," a progressive political
website: African-Americans with ties to Canada, Maine, and the Virgin
07/02/13 Gail and Chris with Julie Fisher, author of
"Importing Democracy," a book about NGOs and democratization.
06/25/13 Gail and Chris with Barbara Kelly, USM Bookstore
Manager: 2013 Summer Reading Review.
06/18/13 Gail with John Brooking, Bikes.
06/11/13 Chris with Richard Rudolph, on Social Economy.
05/28/13 Chris and Gail with Tyler Kidder and Jeff Edelstein,
05/21/13 Chris with travel writer Dave Norman.
04/30/13 Chris with Jay York discuss city politics and art.
/23/13 Gail and Chris with Jeremiah Conway, USM Professor of
Philosophy, discuss Mr. Conway's new book "The Alchemy of Teaching."
04/03/13 Chris with Chriss Sutherland from Students for
Environmental Awareness and Sustainability (SEAS).
03/26/13 Gail and Chris with Jan Morrill from the Natural
Resource Council of Maine: Mining in Maine and El Salvador.
03/19/13 Gail with Sarah Schindler, Associate Professor of Law
at the University of Maine School of Law: Urban Green Spaces.
03/12/13 Chris with Will Ethridge and Amanda Clark, "Rosie
Rimjob's Saturday Night Burlesque Affair" at the oak + the ax.
/26/13 Chris with Frank Turek, organizer of the Friends of Congress
/19/13 Gail with Theodora J. Kalikow, University of Southern Maine
/12/13 Gail with Robin Farrin, coordinator of the "One Billion
Rising" event at the Woodbury Center on the Portland campus of the
University of Southern Maine. "One Billion Rising" is a feminist event
that is a call to action based on the United Nations statistic that one
in three women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her
/05/13 Chris with Martin Connelly and Sally Li of the Chinese &
American Friendship Association of Maine discuss the Lunar/Chinese New
/29/13 Chris with USM Gallery Director Carolyn Eyler and
Artist-in-Residence Astrid Bowlby discss Astrid's "Everything"
exhibition, a drawing installation at the University of Southern Maine
art galleries in Gorham.
/15/13 Chris discusses the "Prints: Breaking Boundaries" exhibition
at the Portland Public Library's Lewis Gallery with Bruce Brown, CMCA
curator; Elizabeth Jabar, MECA Printmaking faculty; and Damir Porobic,
USM Printmaking and Digital Arts faculty.
/08/13 Chris with James Rivoli: FFAW and new street art task force.
/18/12 Gail and Chris with William Hessian of Occupy Maine discuss
Occupy Sandy and Occupy Foreclosure.
/04/12 Gail and Chris with Barbara Kelly, USM Bookstore Manager: 2012
holiday book reviews.
/27/12 Chris with Heather Chandler, publisher of "The Sunrise Guide:
Best of What's Healthy, Local & Green in Maine."
/20/12 Chris with Susan Greenwood and Karen Malone from the Cromwell
/13/12 Gail with Hannah Dobbz, author of "Nine Tenths of the Law:
Resistance in the United States."
/23/12 Chris with Jay : Barridoff preview.
/25/12 Gail with David Jacobs and Christine Louise Marshall from the
Horse Theatre Company discuss the 2012-2013 season.
/11/12 Gail with three Occupy Maine activists discuss the 1st
the Occupy Movement.
/04/12 Chris with Duane Paluska, owner of Icon Contemporary Art in
Brunswick, Maine, talk about Duane's paintings and sculpture currently
on view at the gallery.
/21/12 Interview with Emmy Raviv, a talented young woman who
one-woman show at the Freeport Factory Stage August 24-26. Emmy's play,
Stranger Closer, is based on her 4 months in Israel/Palestine and
examines the personal and the political within countries and her family.
Stranger Closer is Emmy's senior project at College of the Atlantic,
where she graduated in June. The play includes stories, poetry, crafted
cardboard installations and multi-media.
/07/12 Gail with Andy Lindberg, Burdock Gathering 2012.
/24/12 Chris with Stephanie Aquilina, Project Manager at Cultivating
/10/12 Chris with Will Etheridge: Portland's Downtown District Alive
FREE Concert Series.
/03/12 Guests are Nisha Swinton from Food and Water Watch and
Voight and David Homa from Post-Carbon Designs. We talk about protecting
Maine's precious water resources, permaculture at Seeds of Peace and
many related things. Sustainablility is more than a buzz-word. These
folks are walking the walk.
/26/12 Chris with Nancy 3. Hoffman, The Umbrella Cover Museum (Peaks
/19/12 Chris with Nate Speckman, Portland Fringe Festival and Fenix
/12/12 Chris with Kara Larson, Portland Performing Arts Festival and
Portland Fringe Festival.
/05/12 Gail with Jonathan Brooking, "Train Your Bike."
/29/12 Chris with Hugh Magbie, Founder at The Light of the North
/15/12 Gail with Suzy Ryan.
/01/12 Chris with Jay York, artists and unions for May Day.
/24/12 Gail and Chris with Occupy USM and Occupy Maine.
/17/12 Chris with Duane Paluska, owner of ICON Contemporary Art
/10/12 Gail and Chris with Barbara Kelly, USM Bookstore Manager:
/03/12 Gail and Chris, Food and Water.
/27/12 Chris with Richard Rudolph, Chair of the Rail Users' Network.
/20/12 Gail and Chris with Heather Chandler, President & Founder of
/06/12 Chris with chef Kate Squibb.
/21/12 Chris with Bruce Brown, Curator for the "Artifacts and
photography exhibition at the Addison Woolley Gallery, featuring thw
work of photogrpahers Caleb Charland and Peter Gruner Shellenberger.
/14/12 Gail and Chris with Brian and Heather from Occupy Maine.
/07/12 Gail talks to Dr. Valerie Lamont, USM School of Business,
events associated with National Entrepreneurship Week.
/31/12 Chris talks art with Ken Greenleaf.
/24/12 Gail with Ali Vander Zanden, Political Drector at Equality
/17/12 Local documentary filmmaker Gary Robinov discusses his latest
project: "Canvas Man: The Robbie Ellis Story."
/03/12 Chris with Bruce Brown, Tom Birtwistle, Corliss Chastine, and
/27/11 Chris with Michael Lane Troutman, Mime/Clown: Phyzgig 2011.
/20/11 Gail with Michelle Smith, Portland Fod Co-op.
/13/11 Barbara Kelly, USM Bookstore Manager: Annual Holiday Book
/06/11 Stephanie Aquilina, Cultivating Community: SNAP program at
/15/11 Chris and Gail with Occupy Maine.
/27/11 Chris White with Jennifer Hutchins, Executive Director, The
Portland Corporation and the Portland Arts and Cultural Alliance (PACA).
Creative Portland has invited representatives from Artspace--a nonprofit
based in Minneapolis, Minn. that specializes in the development of
artist live/work spaces--for a two-day visit to help assess the
conditions for such development in Portland.
/13/11 Gail with Susan Feiner, Professor of Economics/Professor of
and Gender Studies, USM. Economic effects of state budget cuts on women.
/06/11 Chris with Elizabeth Peavey.
/28/11 Chris with Meaghan LaSala, Program Coordinator, 2011 Maine
/02/11 Laura Burden, 2 Degrees Portland.
/26/11 Gail with Jeremy and Neisa, The Internet Farmer.
/19/11 David Marshall, Portland mayoral candidate.
/12/11 Steve Rypka, President of GreenDream Enterprises, holistic
/05/11 Barbara Kelly, USM Bookstore Manager, summer reading list.
/28/11 Gail with Emma Holder, Tango Project.
/31/11 Neal Allen, Campaign to Promote Food Security in Cumberland
/17/11 Jay York.
/10/11 Gail with The Bicycle Coalition of Maine.
/03/11 Jokan Zenshin and Thomas "Tim" Buckley, Buddha's Birthday.
/26/11 Gail with Peter Bass and Elizabeth Trice: Peloton Labs,
Coworking Community in Portland, Maine.
/12/11 Chris with Barb Truex.
/05/11 Gail with Esther Lee-Samia, Maine Deaf Film Festival.
/29/11 Steve Luttrell, founding editor of the Cafe Review, National
/15/11 Chris with Dale Robin Goodman, WMPG's Power UP! Campaign.
/08/11 Chris with Joe and Charly Duley, Maine Restaurant Week.
/01/11 Gail with Susan Ryan, President of the Gulf of Maine Marine
Association. Gulf of Maine Census.
/22/11 Orion Breen and Lesley James, Hour Exchange Portland.
/15/11 Jean Maginnis, Founder and Executive Director at the Maine
/08/11 Gail with Val Lamont, Entrepreneurship Week.
/01/11 Charles Bragdon, Portland mayoral candidate.
/25/11 Chris and Gail, Joycott at the Portland Public Market House.
/18/11 Edgar Allen Beem, Forecaster columnist.
/04/11 Chris with Jen Hutchins, Executive Director at The Creative
Corporation (CPC) and The Portland Arts and Cultural Alliance (PACA).
/28/10 Jay York. Mayoral.
/14/10 Gail with Barbara Kelly of the USM Bookstore. Annual Best
/30/10 Chris with Barb Truey. Mad Horse Christmas Fundraiser.
/23/10 Gail with Harlan Baker.
/16/10 Joe Cerny and Laura Stevens. Friends of Rails-to-Trails and
/09/10 Chris and Joe Duley with some post-election kvetching.
/19/10 Gail with USM professor: organizing a conference at Pineland
Research, Scholarship, and Creativity.
/05/10 Chris with Val Walker, author of the about to be released
Art of Comforting."
/28/10 Joe Duley talks with Chris about the importance of the
community/economy in the upcoming election.
/21/10 Gail and Chris with Professor David Carey of USM's History
Updates on Cuba and relations with US.
/14/10 Gail and Chris with guest Laurie Grant on Compassionate Diet,
Walk for Farm Animals she is helping to organize for, Oct. 2. Includes
music! "Why oh why must we eat the animals?"
/07/10 Gail and Chris host Mihku Paul
, local poet
whose show at the Glickman library opens Sept. 10. Contemporary Native
American perspective paired with vintage photos.
/31/10 Guests Sage Lewis, Portland Museum of Art Assistant Curator of
Contemporary Art, and Karen Gelardi, artist from South Portland, talk
about the Block Party scheduled for Sept. 11. The event is a
collaboration that will include a variety of organizations and
businesses throughout the ARts District offering public demonstrations
and activities that day. Karen Gelardi will be in front of the PMA with
The Group Formerly Known As Smockshop.
/17/10 Gail with organizer, activist and musician Peter Hazen on the
Burdock Gathering in Starks. Sustainable living and skill sharing.
/10/10 Gail hosts Lesbian Feminist playwright Carolyn Gage on
latest work--A Woman's Book of Healing--"adapts the Christian Science
textbook by Mary Baker Eddy, 'with an emphasis on right relation and
connection with the natural world, where a higher power is
metaphorically referenced as female.'"
/03/10 Gail hosts USM student researcher Jill Davenport of the Wise
Laboratory, Maine Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health. USM
students do research in the toxic Gulf on a sailing ship outfitted with
/27/10 Jay York talks about various Portland political issues
Franklin Arterial redesign.
/29/10 Joe Duley, Barb Truex, and Chris fill a half hour with
/22/10 Orion talks with Ed King of West End News and Ben Bragdon of
Current about running a local newspaper.
/15/10 Orion talks about what it takes to run a local newspaper with
Busby of the Bollard and Jim Duran of Neighbors newspaper that serves
the 04103 and Tracy Scheckel of the Gray New Gloucester Gazette who has
an online only newspaper.
/08/10 Gail and Chris host Julie Goell, local musician, actress and
around performer and performance instructor along with Mandy Houtari of
Celebration Barn Theater. A lot of culture and fun going on in South
/01/10 Orion with Abby Laplante of Hour Exchange Portland talking
First Friday Art Walk.
/18/10 Orion talks David Clough of the National Federation of
Businesses about the repeal of LD 1495 on the ballot, which lowers the
income tax while raising the sales tax.
/11/10 Orion with Christina Feller of the immigrant nonprofit
Living With Peace and USM Muskie Grad. Student Maxwell Chikuta talks
about his experiences coming from the Congo to Portland.
/04/10 Orion with Heidi Record of USM School of Sociology Assoc. on
social inequality multimedia exhibit at the Time Gallery and Amy Regan
from Preble Street Resource Center.
/20/10 Norman Patry and Anna Korsen from the Maine Bicycle Coalition
with Chris about the upcoming Great Portland Bike Swap and other efforts
to encourage bicycle usage in Maine.
/06/10 Guest Andy Graham talks with Chris about his involvement with
arts in Portland. Graham is a photographer, owner of Portland Color,
President of the newly formed Creative Portland Corporation, and serves
on the Board of SPACE Gallery ... among other things.
/23/10 Michael talks with Ruth Elkin and Gary Higgenbottom about the
effort to Bring Our War Dollars Home, a grassroots group of peace
activists illuminating the cost of continued US military operations on
/09/10 Last night's Tuesday Night Talk Radio Club description: Orion
about connecting to local food with Randy Lautz of MEfoodtrader.org and
Alida Payson of Cultivating Community.
/16/10 Orion Talks with former Governor Angus King about the jobs of
future, windpower, education, and marriage equality.
/02/10 Guests are Susan Rooker and Beth Montgomery, local authors of
Practical Vegan How we can save the earth and nourish ourselves. Recipes
and politics, not to mention ethics.
/26/10 Kristen Smith of Portland Buy Local chats with Chris and Gail
the organization and the upcoming membership drive. TNTRC says Listen
Local, and buy local!
/19/10 Orion talks sustainability with Lisa Fernandes of Portland
/12/10 Guests Alicia Sampson and David Cimato are inspiring young
volunteers working from USMs Office of Community and Civic Engagement.
They organize USM students for special projects including an unusual MLK
/05/10 Orion talks with young Portland entrepreneurs Jeremy
Atayne, Karen Farrell of Top Line Marketing, Emilie Sommer of emilie
inc., and Johann Sabbath of Entreverge who gave them an award for
/29/09 Orion talks with Wendy Pollock and Sarah Kotzur of Turn the
Health Collaborative on alternative care and pay-it-forward with Ana
from Hour Exchange Portland.
/22/09 Chris talks with local artist Ken Greenleaf. Greenleaf talks
his paintings and drawings that are currently on view at Aucocisco and
Greenhut Galleries. Greenleaf is also an arts writer for the Portland
Phoenix--giving him a unique perspective about the Maine art scene.
/15/09 Barbara Kelly, Tradebook Manager of the USM Portland
her (many) favorite new titles, and picks for the holidays. Hosts Gail
Wartell and Chris White are dazzled, and you will be, too. Buy local
this holiday season! Kids' books, cookbooks and more...
12/01/09 Gails guests are Rene Johnson and Meredith
Lindsay, USM students who are into theater and being real. Rene is a
dynamic young woman tells what it is like to be Black and Lesbian in
Maine. Meredith talks about directing the 2010 production of The Vagina
11/24/09 Meaghan LaSala talked with Angel Putney, Meg
Gilmartin and Hillary Lister of the Native Forest Network about the
international day for Climate Justice on November 30th. Topics of
discussion include "Greenwashing" and some street theater taking place
11/10/09 Andrew Campbell, an area veteran, talks with
Chris White about "Operation Free", a veteran's group that seeks to
raise awareness of energy as a national secuirty issue.
11/03/09 Kennedy Barteaux stops by to talk about the
Hour Weatherization Cooperative.
10/13/09 Guest Ted Regan, visionary of the Kindle in
Maine Conference, shares details about events in downtown Portland-
Friday and Saturday October 15 and 16, 2009. Michael Pollen and Andrew
Weil beam in from California, and local poets and activists meet
scientists and farmers. Not to be missed!
10/06/09 Professor Matt Edny, Cartographer, joins Chris
White and Gail Wartell to share the excitement about the grand opening
of the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education
(October 16-18, 2009). What makes maps so fascinating? Learn how
technology has impacted the wonderful world of maps.
09/29/09 Talking with the Portland Music Foundation.
09/15/09 Justine Nagan, director of the Kartemquin Films release
TYPEFACE, a documentary about the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing
Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, calls in from Chicago. The film will be
shown at SPACE Gallery in Portland on September 17th.
09/08/09 Michael Levine, Producing Director of Acorn
Productions talks with Chris about Acorn's soon-to-open studio theater
in Westbrook. ALSO: Naked Shakespeare's events at the Wine Bar run afoul
of city ordinances .
09/01/09 Prof. Ed Collam, Chair, USM Sociology
Department and Orion Breen from the Hour Exchange in Portland talk with
hosts Chris and Gail about time banks and local currencies.
08/11/09 Chris and Gail chat with Peter Hazen and
Gretchen Voight about the upcoming annual Burdock Gathering in Starks,
Local Sprouts and related subjects as they occur to us.
08/04/09 Richard Rudolph expounds on the role of rail,
past and future, as a means of transportation in Maine.
07/21/09 Jay York and Chris White recap the series of
TNTRC programs that have discussed the impact of the current difficult
economic situation on Greater Portland's creative and cultural
07/14/09 Alida Payson talks with TNTRC about Cultivating
Community, planting and harvesting both edible produce and better
community relations, especially among the young people of Portland.
07/07/09 City Council member David A. Marshall talks
about Portland's first in the nation TIF district with funds dedicated
to the arts and the newly formed Creative Portland Corporation, the
quasi-governmental agency that will administer the funds generated by
the arts district TIF.
06/30/09 Meaghan Lasala joins the TNTRC and we welcome
her as new member.
06/23/09 Travis P. Wagner from the USM Department of
Environmental Science chats with the TNTRC team about the 10th Biennial
Conference on Communication and the Environment, being held this year
from June 27-30, 2009 on USM's Portland Campus.
06/16/09 Andrew Dawson, Zeke Callanan, and Chelsea
Fournier from Maine Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts discuss the legal
services those in the arts, especially artists, need and how MVLA seeks
to serve those needs.
06/09/09 Sarah Cushman from Portland Green Streets talks
to Gail and Chris about efforts to promote transportation alternatives
to the private automobile.
06/02/09 Steve Hirshon explains to Gail and Chris what's
going on with the Portland Charter Commission election.
05/26/09 John Seyemore, whose many local connections to
the local creative economy community include being a principal in Wasted
Minds Media, offers another perspective on how the economic outlook and
how it is affecting the local creative community.
05/19/09 Peter Alexander from Gulf of Maine Restoration
discusses the state of our coastal waters.
05/12/09 Jean Maginnis, Director of the Maine Center for
Creativity, visits TNTRC and talks with host Chris White about the
recently unveiled model of the "Art All Around" project that will see
the Sprague oil tank farm transformed into the world's largest public
art painting. MCC is dedicated to fostering awareness and assisting the
growth of Maine's creative sector.
05/05/09 Guest Peter Brown is on the Board for Maine
Businesses for Social Responsibility, and is the first student in USM's
Sustainable Business degree program. He talks with TNTRC's co-hosts Gail
Wartell and Chris White about MEBSR and his experiences at USM including
plans for MEBSR annual conference taking place on the USM Portland
campus. The conference is titled 'People, Profit and Planet in the New
04/28/09 Stacy Mitchell, author of "The Big Box Swindle"
and a Senior Researcher for the Institute for Local Self-Reliance visits
TNTRC host Chris White to talk about the Portland Buy Local campaign.
Among the specifics discussed are a recent "Why Buy Local?" op-ed in The
Bollard and the PBL 2009 balloting for the second annual Indie Biz
04/21/09 TNTRC host Gail Wartell chats with Fred Robie
about all things bicycle. The upcoming Bike Swap to be held at USM is
discussed along with sharing the road, group cycling, and the
functionality of Spandex.
04/14/09 The Arts District and the Old Port, PACA and
PMA, a wide ranging visit with Andres A. Verzosa, owner/director of
Aucocisco Gallery. TNTRC host Chris White and his guest remember the
early days of First Friday Art Walk and discuss the impending move of
Aucocisco Gallery from Congress Street to Exchange Street.
04/07/09 More on Portland's creative economy and
cultural community with Pat May, President of the Portland Music
Foundation. May and TNTRC host Chris White talk about the vibrant music
scene, new venues and what PMF is doing to help area musicians.
03/31/09 Guest Esther Lee Samia from USM's Linguistics
Dept. tells about the student-run Maine Deaf Film Festival. This is the
7th annual fest, Saturday, April 4. Find out how USM came to host this
noteworthy event (one of only 24 Deaf film fests world-wide!), what you
can expect if you go, and generally how cool learning ASL is.
03/24/09 Bob Keyes, arts writer for the Portland Press
Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram joins host Chris White. This installment in
the series exploring the nexus between economics and art focuses on the
recent shake-up in Portland's gallery scene.
03/17/09 Begathon edition of TNTRC Chris White talks
with Mad Horse Theatre Company's Board of Trustees President El Carlson.
They are joined by WMPG programmer Barb Truex (appearing in her capacity
as the Managing Director of Mad Horse) and continue to explore how
Portland's cultural community is impacted by the current economy.
03/10/09 Second installment in the TNTRC series
exploring the impact of the economic downturn on Greater Portland's
cultural community and creative economy. This is a special hour long
segment has Chris White conversing with Portland City Council member and
visual artist David A. Marshall. Among the points covered are the new
Arts District TIF which is intended to fund support for the City's
02/24/09 Guest Kate Arno chats with hosts Chris White
and Gail Wartell about entrepreneurship and assistance to start up
businesses. Kate is Director of Training and Communications for the
Small Business Development Centers. Portland's SBDC is housed at USM.
Topics covered include the third annual Entrepreneurship Week USA events
as well as information on how new businesses can get the help they need
to be successful.
02/11/09 Part 2 Guest are AmeriCorps*VISTA member
Alicia Sampson and AmeriCorps VISTA Service Leader (and USM student)
Rachel Church who work out of USM's Office of Community Service and
Civic Engagement doing the Community Arts Innitiative. Joining them is
Priscilla Dreyman from Spiral Arts, a program that benefits from their
efforts. Get inspired by what they are doing!
02/11/09 Part 1 Guest Dr. Valarie Lamont (USM's
Associate Dean of Innovation and Entrepreneurship) shares upcoming
events for the third annual National Entrepreneurship Week, which takes
place Feb. 21-27, 2009. Many local events are on the USM Portland and
Gorham campuses. She also comments on the state of entrepreneurship,
including the opportunities and dangers. For events, go to www.eweekmaine.com.
01/27/09 Michael Trautman visits Tuesday Night Talk
Radio Club to share some stories and information about being a
clown/juggler/New Vaudevillian. Trautman hosts THE BIG TIME VAUDEVILLE
SHOW - a monthly, family friendly, performance series at the Breakwater
01/06/09 Gail Wartell and Chris White talk to Barb Truex
of Maine Squeeze.
12/23/08 Mad Horse Theatre Company member Craig Bowden
is the guest. Host Chris White talks with Craig about the current Mad
Horse season and some of the new programs MHT has embarked upon this
year. Mad Horse's new "Dark Night Series" of one acts and readings
performed with minimal productions is one of the topics discussed.
12/16/08 Richard Rudolph is the guest. He and Chris
White talk about transportation issues in New England with a special
focus on expanding rail service. The impact of our transportation
choices on the environment and local economies is a focus of the
12/09/08 Gail Wartell, one of the hosts of Tuesday Night
Talk Radio Club, in conversation with Andrea Thompson McCall, USM
Interfaith Chaplain. They discuss the diverse faiths represented in the
community and some of the programs and events of the chaplaincy,
including the Celebration of Life.
11/18/08 A pair of MOOSE visit TNTRC to chat with host
Chris White. The Maine Organization of Storytelling Entertainers (MOOSE)
have for the past eight years presented an event featuring Maine
storytelling as part of a coordinated national effort under the banner
TELLABRATION! Lynne Cullen and Chris Newcomb discuss the event, the
other activities of MOOSE and tell a few stories.
11/11/08 Guest Heather Chandler of the Sunrise Guide
shares highlights of the new, improved 2009 edition. Educational,
definitive source for sustainable living, and coupons to help save
money- what could be better? Heather also updates us USM related
activities including the Green Expo, life in the Incubator and being
studied by School of Business students.
10/21/08 Guest Barbara Kelly, tradebook manager for
USM's Portland Bookstore, dazzles us with literary finds and the heads
up on authors coming to USM. Find out what makes our bookstore special,
and get some ideas for your next good read.
10/14/08 Hosts Gail Wartell and Chris White chat for an
entire hour with Jennifer Hutchins of USM's Muskie School. Jennifer is
organizing Conversations at Muskie: Practical discussions about critical
issues. The theme is energy. We also talk about the Kindle Conference,
which Muskie is hosting. High powered Bioneers at USM: too much
excitement! Jennifer also shares the insider view of life in the new
Wishcamper Center, and how bringing people together in one location is a
dynamic force for collaboration.
09/30/08 TNTRC host Chris White in conversation with
Annie Finch. Finch is a member of the USM faculty and Director of the
Stonecoast MFA program, a low residency advanced degree program in
09/23/08 Guests were Nan Cumming from Portland Trails
and Susan Olcutt from Ocean Conservancy talking about the upcoming
Congressional Candidates Forum on Sustainability, taking place right
here at USM on Sunday, September 28 from 3 to 5 pm at the Glickman
Library. The forum will cover topics like global warming, alternative
transportation, clean energy, supporting Maine agriculture and many
other topics dear to our hearts. Over 20 organizations and institutions
(including USM) are cosponsoring this event.
09/09/08 TNTRC host Chris White and guest Jay York
discuss public art, primarily focusing on the Maine Center for
Creativity's competition for designs that would incorporate several
Sprague Energy oil tanks as surfaces for what would become Maine's
largest piece of artwork.
08/26/08 A conversation with Richard Rudolph, Executive
Director of the not-for-profit organization Rippling Waters Farm and
Backyard Organics. Rudoph and TNTRC host Chris White discuss
sustainability, food security, education, CSA programs and more.
08/19/08 Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate
Herbert Hoffman discusses with TNTRC hosts Chris White and Michael
Cutting his platform as well as the legal battle to keep his name on the
ballot in the wake of challenges to his ballot petition drive.
08/05/08 Host Chris White speaks with Professor John
Wise and USM students Adam Courtemanche and John Wise II, about a
biology experiment that a group of USM and UMO students with their
advisors were able to conduct on one of the NASA microgravity flights.
07/29/08 Chris White interviews organizer Peter Hazen
about the upcoming annual Burdock Gathering. This year's gathering in
Starks, Maine will be August 17-26. "We're all in this together!" Find
out about plans for food, workshops and music.
07/22/08 TNTRC hosts Gail Wartell and Chris White chat
with slam poets Jake Wartell and Wil Gibson of Port Veritas (Port of
Truth), the team based at Northstar Cafe. The group is celebrating
publication of 'Safe Harbor,' their first anthology, and gearing up to
go to the national slam competition in August in Madison, Wisconsin. The
show includes performance of their work, and a phoned-in shout out from
the crowd at the Northstar Cafe. Spoken word every Tuesday night at
Northstar, with slam (competative poetry) the second Tuesday of the
07/15/08 Sustainable agriculture is becoming
increasingly important - and you can be part of the paradigm shift to
local real food. Guests Margot Fine and Jeff Burnap from Winter Cache
Project and Craig Lapine from Cultivating Community share info about
their programs. You can get involved sharing the work and the food for
our community in southern Maine.
07/08/08 Danny Muller of Peace Action Maine updates us
on the fight to ban cluster bombs - one of the most evil weapons ever
invented. Also, info about other local peace activities, the Meg Perry
Center and some astute observations about the contemporary U.S.
07/01/08 TNTRC host Chris White talks with David A.
Marshall, Portland City Council member and plein aire painter. The
conversation focuses more on art than politics, although we discuss the
insights Marshall gains from observing and speaking to people while
painting on the streets of Portland that influence his approach to
issues facing the City.
06/17/08 This is the last of the season's series "Hey, I
didn't know USM did that!" Guests from the Muskie School: Leslie Pohl
and Mark Richards fill us in on their fascinating and socially useful
program, Choices CEO, which helps employers hire people with
disabilities. How cool is that?! Also- find out what other kinds of
things take place at Muskie, veritable hotbed of research.
06/10/08 Susan Ryan interviews Dr. Joel Goldstein,
visiting Research Professor in the spring 2008 semester at the Muskie
School for Public Service and the University of Maine School of Law. Dr.
Goldstein is a renowned presidential and constitutional scholar, and
while in Maine he focused his research on the work of former Maine
Governor, U.S. Senator and U.S. Secretary of State Edmund Muskie. As Dr.
Goldstein explains, Senator Muskie forever changed the way the public
and the media view the vice-presidency with his 1968 bid for the White
House with Hubert Humphrey.
05/27/08 Chris White talks with U.S. Congressional
candidate Tom Ledue.
05/20/08 Chris White talks with Justin Alfond,
Democratic candidate for Portland's District 8 Maine Senate Seat.
05/13/08 Commute Another Way Week 2008. Join hosts Gail
Wartell and Chris White in examining alternatives to car transportation.
Guests are Carey Kish from GoMaine, Sarah Cushman from GreenStreets and
John Brooking from the Bike Meetup (bike commuters' club). Get inspired
and shrink your carbon footprint- there is support and advice for new
and experienced cyclists; carpooling is easier than you think! Special
3/4 hour show.
04/01/08 Educator and administrator Tom Ledue talks with
Chris White and Michael Cutting about his run for the U.S. Senate on the
Democratic ticket in this segment of the Toosday Nite Talk Radio Club.
03/25/08 Gail Wartell and Chris White talk to USM
Students Emily and AJ, organizers of the Change '08 Conference.
03/18/08 An interview and on air performance by Randy
Judkins and Barney Miller of the maine Hysterical Society. Downeast
humor of the finest kind.
03/11/08 The series "Hey, I didn't know USM did that!"
continues with guest Dudley Greely, USM's Environmental Sustainability
Coordinator. He dazzled us with info about all the great things involved
with the new Wishcamper Center, currently under construction on the
Portland Campus. We also have info on the Sustainability conference on
March 21, as well as the Truth about compact florescent light bulbs
(they are good).
02/26/08 Gail Wartell interviewed Dr. Valarie Lamont,
USM's Associate Dean for Entrepreneurship and Innovation about
Entrepreneurship Week activities. Also includes updates on the Student
Business Plan Competition, with over 30 teams statewide competing this
02/19/08 Jennifer Elowitch, the co-founder, the
co-artistic director and the executive director of the Portland Chamber
Music Festival speaks about the chamber music, their upcoming concerts
(February 28t at the Abromson Performance Hall, February 29th at Johnson
Hall in Gardiner, and March 1st at the Stone Mountain Arts Center in
Brownfield) and the next series of concerts coming in the summer of
02/12/08 Johah Fertig of the Adams School Community
Building Collaborative shared a vision of utilizing a former Portland
Public School building on Munjoy Hill as a community center based on
intergenerational and multicultural concepts. This includes a
sustainable building for cultural programs and affordable housing. Jonah
updated listeners to where the project is at for city approval.
01/29/08 A conversation with Bruce Brown, Center for
Maine Contremporary Art's curator emeritus, about Maine art and his
approach to selecting art and artists. The interview took place just
before two exhibitions curated by Brown opened in Portland; 'Painters
Who Teach' at Greenhut Galleries and the CMCA exhibition 'Linear
Perspectives' hosted by June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA.
01/22/08 Host Chris White has a too-short talk with
activist Chris Miller. They talk about the state of the State, energy
sustainability and the plans for utilizing the Brunswick Naval Air
Station property. Chris Miller ran for Governor last time, drawing 20%
of the votes in the Democratic primary, while advocating a sane energy
policy for Maine. He says our problems aren't something we can grow our
way out of.
01/08/08 Barb Truex and Jessica Porter discuss the
benefits, joys, and variety of approaches to the simple food combination
of rice and beans. While they begin their Portland quest for the best
dishes, listeners will also get a food and nutrition lesson from
Jessica, author of the Hip Chick's Guide to Macrobiotics.
12/25/07 The show on 12/25 included two (consecutive)
interviews. First culture maven Rena Tobey shared details on the
upcoming 2008 Spring Author Series from the Maine Women Writers
Collection at the University of New England. Check out these exciting
presentations and discussion which start in March. Then WMPG's very own
Keith Hintz braved a blizzard to go to Boston for the anniversary of the
Boston Tea Party and to rally for his hero, Ron Paul. Find out why Keith
thinks his candidate is cool.
12/18/07 What do you know about Avian Flu? What would
happen in Maine if there was an outbreak? How would you avoid catching
it? Three USM students learned a whole lot during their epidemiology
course, and they want to share some very important information with you.
Hear what these bright young people, Ethan Woodard, Nikkilee Carleton
and Kristia Dickson have to tell you.
12/11/07 Host Lorenzo Raffa speaks with members of ME
PASA (The Maine Personal Assistance Services Association), an
association that promotes professionalism and development for the direct
care, direct support and personal assistance workforce to support the
highest quality of life for elders and people with disabilities. The
guests are ME PASA founder Elise Scala and Leadership Counsel member
11/27/07 Our guest was Terry Foster, an institution
within the institution of USM. We talked about OLLI, the senior college,
including how it started and how it grew, as well as how to take courses
there. Terry also told us about the history of USM's Intown Learning
Center at 68 High Street.
11/20/07 Joel Eckhouse dropped by to talk about the
Leftover Variety Show that played at the St. Lawrence Arts and COmmunity
Center on Friday after Thanksgiving. He also demonstrated his ukelele
11/13/07 Kal Rogers of Maine Electric Cars discusses the
vehicles that are used on private property, such as campuses or on
islands. He also talks about the future when a 2-3 hour charge will
take you several hundred miles, without spewing greenhouse gases from
11/6/07 Members of the Portland Playback Theater came in
to discuss their activities, specifically the Wednesday night 11/14
performance at the Abromson Center, "Holidays from Heaven and Hell."
Host Chris White spoke with Portland Playback Theater members David
Lagraffe, Gracie Cleaves and Meg Christie.
10/30/07 Jim Ward with a touching story of baseball
dreams come true through the Make A Wish Foundation.
10/16/07 From Gail Wartell's series "Hey! I didn't know
USM did that!" The Conference on Discovery and Creativity: Guests are
Daniel Sonenberg, Deb Smith, Wendy Chapkis and Paul Christiansen. All
kinds of fascinating research is happening at USM!
9/18/07 From Gail Wartell's series "Hey! I didn't know
USM did that!" The Incubator: there is a business incubator on the
Portland USM campus. Guests are John Ferland of the Maine Center on
Enterprise Development (MCED) and Heather Chandler of the Sunrise Guide.
6/26/07 All the info about the Winter Cache project with
Margo Fine and Julia Davis. Learn how you can grow yummy healthy food to
5/15/07 An interview about the Bicycle Coaltion of Maine
with Jeff Miller and Nancy Grant.
3/27/07 A live interview with James Wilfong, defender of
Maine's spring water against the evil corporations.
2/27/07 Entrepreneurship Week USA! This program includes
a feature, in which Gail Wartell attended a meeting of SIFE (Students in
Free Enterprise) on campus at USM, and interviewed some members. The
show continues with an interview with Dr. Valarie Lamont, USM's
Associate Dean of Entrepreneurship.
1/9/07 Gail Wartell interviewed participants of the
Knitting Circle that meets at the USM Bookstore (Portland) just before
Christmas 2006. Stories include projects as well as fascinating stories
about how knitting influenced women's lives.