Tuesday Night Talk
Talk Radio produced by a consortium of WMPG
volunteers with a frequent focus on USM-related topics
/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."
/03/13 Chris with Chriss Sutherland from Students for Environmental
Awareness and Sustainability (SEAS).
/26/13 Gail and Chris with Jan Morrill from the Natural Resource Council of
Maine: Mining in Maine and El Salvador.
/19/13 Gail with Sarah Schindler, Associate Professor of Law at the
University of Maine School of Law: Urban Green Spaces.
/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 Square
/19/13 Gail with Theodora J. Kalikow, University of Southern Maine (USM) President.
/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 lifetime.
/05/13 Chris with Martin Connelly and Sally Li of the Chinese & American
Friendship Association of Maine discuss the Lunar/Chinese New Year event.
/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: The
Best of What's Healthy, Local & Green in Maine."
/20/12 Chris with Susan Greenwood and Karen Malone from the Cromwell Center.
/13/12 Gail with Hannah Dobbz, author of "Nine Tenths of the Law: Property &
Resistance in the United States."
/23/12 Chris with Jay : Barridoff preview.
/25/12 Gail with David Jacobs and Christine Louise Marshall from the Mad
Horse Theatre Company discuss the 2012-2013 season.
/11/12 Gail with three Occupy Maine activists discuss the 1st anniversary of
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 performs a
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 at Five
FREE Concert Series.
/03/12 Guests are Nisha Swinton from Food and Water Watch and Gretchen
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
/26/12 Chris with Nancy 3. Hoffman, The Umbrella Cover Museum (Peaks Island,
/19/12 Chris with Nate Speckman, Portland Fringe Festival and Fenix Theatre.
/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 Star.
/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 gallery,
/10/12 Gail and Chris with Barbara Kelly, USM Bookstore Manager: Summer
/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 The
/06/12 Chris with chef Kate Squibb.
/21/12 Chris with Bruce Brown, Curator for the "Artifacts and Particles"
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, about
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 Maine.
/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 Jim
/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 Reviews.
/06/11 Stephanie Aquilina, Cultivating Community: SNAP program at Portland
/15/11 Chris and Gail with Occupy Maine.
/27/11 Chris White with Jennifer Hutchins, Executive Director, The Creative
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
/13/11 Gail with Susan Feiner, Professor of Economics/Professor of Women's
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 Grassroots
/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 energy and
/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 County.
/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, Creative
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 Poetry
/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 Education
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 Center for
/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 Portland
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 Book Show.
/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 Farms on
Research, Scholarship, and Creativity.
/05/10 Chris with Val Walker, author of the about to be released book "The
Art of Comforting."
/28/10 Joe Duley talks with Chris about the importance of the creative
community/economy in the upcoming election.
/21/10 Gail and Chris with Professor David Carey of USM's History Dept.
Updates on Cuba and relations with US.
/14/10 Gail and Chris with guest Laurie Grant on Compassionate Diet, and the
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 annual
Burdock Gathering in Starks. Sustainable living and skill sharing.
/10/10 Gail hosts Lesbian Feminist playwright Carolyn Gage on healing. Her
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 a laboratory.
/27/10 Jay York talks about various Portland political issues especially the
Franklin Arterial redesign.
/29/10 Joe Duley, Barb Truex, and Chris fill a half hour with entertaining
/22/10 Orion talks with Ed King of West End News and Ben Bragdon of the
Current about running a local newspaper.
/15/10 Orion talks about what it takes to run a local newspaper with Chris
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
/08/10 Gail and Chris host Julie Goell, local musician, actress and all
around performer and performance instructor along with Mandy Houtari of
Celebration Barn Theater. A lot of culture and fun going on in South Paris,
/01/10 Orion with Abby Laplante of Hour Exchange Portland talking about the
First Friday Art Walk.
/18/10 Orion talks David Clough of the National Federation of Independent
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 organization
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 their
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 talk
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 the
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 Maine
effort to Bring Our War Dollars Home, a grassroots group of peace activists
illuminating the cost of continued US military operations on Maine's economy.
/09/10 Last night's Tuesday Night Talk Radio Club description: Orion talks
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 the
future, windpower, education, and marriage equality.
/02/10 Guests are Susan Rooker and Beth Montgomery, local authors of The
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 about
the organization and the upcoming membership drive. TNTRC says Listen Local, and
/19/10 Orion talks sustainability with Lisa Fernandes of Portland
/12/10 Guests Alicia Sampson and David Cimato are inspiring young Americorp
volunteers working from USMs Office of Community and Civic Engagement. They
organize USM students for special projects including an unusual MLK Day event.
/05/10 Orion talks with young Portland entrepreneurs Jeremy Litchfield of
Atayne, Karen Farrell of Top Line Marketing, Emilie Sommer of emilie inc., and
Johann Sabbath of Entreverge who gave them an award for entrepreneurship.
/29/09 Orion talks with Wendy Pollock and Sarah Kotzur of Turn the Tide
Health Collaborative on alternative care and pay-it-forward with Ana from Hour
/22/09 Chris talks with local artist Ken Greenleaf. Greenleaf talks about
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 Bookstore shares
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 Monologues.
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 in Portland.
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
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
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 community.
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
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
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
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 Economy.'
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 Awards.
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
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 cultural community.
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 School.
01/06/09 Gail Wartell and Chris White talk to Barb Truex of
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 conversation.
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
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 creative writing.
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
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. political scene.
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
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
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 year.
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 2008.
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
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 Joyce Gagnon.
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 skills.
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 your tailpipe.
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
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 share!
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
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.