Coastal Conversations

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Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Salters and Salmon

Coastal Conversations show: May 22, 2020 WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor Host: Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant Listen to the show on WERU archives Every spring, thousands of fish move between saltwater and fresh water habitats. Some, like Atlantic salmon, migrate from the sea into Maine’s rivers and streams in order to […]

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Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Mudflat Classrooms

Coastal Conversations show: January 24, 2020 WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor Host: Catherine Schmitt, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park Listen to the show on WERU archives Students in the Acadia region have been studying clams and their environment alongside fishermen and town committees who manage the local fishery. Working with […]

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Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Holiday Seafood Traditions [Re-broadcast]

Coastal Conversations show: December 27, 2019 (Original air date: December 2015) WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor Host: Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant Listen to the show on WERU archives Humans have long incorporated food with celebration. Ancestors of the native Wabanaki people observed seasonal changes like the arrival of winter and the […]

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Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Advancing Maine’s Marine Economy

Coastal Conversations show: November 22, 2019 WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Listen to the show on WERU archives Maine’s early entry into the global economy was ocean-based—fishermen harvested cod, dried it on the shore and shipped it back to hungry markets in Europe. […]

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Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Resilience in Coastal Fishing Communities

Coastal Conversations show: October 25, 2019 WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor Host: Paul Anderson, Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries Listen to the show on WERU archives Join MCCF’s Paul Anderson THIS FRIDAY as he hosts “Coastal Conversations” on Community Radio WERU 89.9 FM! As the world rapidly changes around us there are […]

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Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Rockweed Economy and Ecology

Coastal Conversations show: August 23, 2019 WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor Host: Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant Listen to the show on WERU archives Ascophyllum Nodosum, more commonly known as rockweed, is that ubiquitous brown seaweed that coats much of the shoreline between high and low tide. Rockweed has been commercially […]

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Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Maine Authors

Coastal Conversations show: July 26, 2019 WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill Host: Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant Listen to the show on WERU archives Summer is such a great time to catch up on reading and what better topic to dive into than Maine! This is Natalie Springuel, from the University of Maine Sea Grant, […]

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