Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Downeast Heritage

Coastal Conversations show: October 23, 2020
WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor
Host: Natalie SpringuelMaine Sea Grant

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Our show today explores coastal Maine’s geological, cultural and natural-resource-based heritage. Maine communities are steeped in a history of living life close to the land and to the sea, and Mainers are fiercely protective of what makes their state so special.

On today’s show, we meet some of the women who are documenting, celebrating, and protecting that heritage. They will tell us about their projects, ranging from storytelling to community development, from million-year-old rocks to local initiatives that celebrate place. And they will reflect on why they care so much about Maine.

Please join us on Friday October 23, 2020, from 4-5 PM for a conversation about Maine’s heritage, with: Crystal Hitchings who is mobilizing an effort to create a National Heritage Area in Downeast Maine, Sahra Gibson whose love of Maine’s geology is poured into a similar initiative to create a Geopark in Maine, and Galen Koch, an audio producer who unearths the voices of Mainers who live close to the land and sea.
Listening to these women, you might just feel inspired yourself to get out and celebrate Maine, its people, its communities, and its heritage.


Crystal Hitchings, Sunrise County Economic Council Program Director, Community Infrastructure and Promotion and DownEast Acadia Regional Tourism

Sahra Gibson, steering committee for Coastal Maine Geopark

Galen Koch, radio producer and writer with The First Coast, and co-founder of Maine Sound and Story.

For more information

The Sunrise County Economic Council website, and in particular, their National Heritage Area page., and on Instagram @thefirstcoast

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Listen to the show on WERU archives
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