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WRFR interviews Peter Neils, New Mexico nuclear activist, singer songwriter
August 03, 2014 10:00 AM PDT
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 On July 19, 2014, Singer Songwriter and nuclear weapons activist  Peter Neils came to WRFR COmmunity Radio's Weekend Rountable. Peter describes the state of the nuclear weapons complex at Los Alamos and  his 40 years of oversight and activism there, as well as his career performing his music at clubs, festivals and rallies throughout New England and the Rocky Mountain states. 

We also hear two selections from Neils' latest CD Desert Dreams: Depleted Uranium Blues and The New Mexico Nuclear Waltz.  This recording is 22 minutes long.

You can contact Mr Neils by email at peasegrn@swcp.com write him at  Desert Dreams, PO Box 422 Tijeros, New Mexico 87059. Or google Peter Neils & " Desert Dreams" 

Gulf of Maine ocean wind extraction - effect on lobsters? and what are the ENGOs doing?
August 07, 2011 12:48 PM PDT
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This is a Penobscot Bay Watch Podcast. I'm Ron Huber. On this podcast listen to a August 7, 2011 discussion between Penobscot Bay Watch Ron Huber and Bob Goldman of South Portland Maine. We discuss plans for windpower extraction off Maine. Topics of our 14 minute discussion:

(1) the possible pitfalls for lobsters and lobstering of siting windmills in the gulf of Maine, and

(2) An animation showing impact of offshore windfarms on lobster larvae

(2) the relationship between mainstream conservation groups and the windpower industry when it comes to public interest oversight of the industry

Camden Maine Planning Board gets wind ordinance presentation from Ragged Mtn Friends
December 15, 2010 08:50 PM PST
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On December 15, 2010, the Camden Planning Board heard presentations by two members of Friends of Ragged Mountain, Dorie Klein of Camden and Tim Woodworth of Rockport, then discussed the wind ordinance concept with the duo and among themselves. They then heard from Scott Dickerson of Maine Coast Heritage Trust, which owns and manages conservation land on part of Ragged Mountain. 45 minute recording

Camden, Maine drops Ragged Mountain windmill plan
October 26, 2010 09:09 PM PDT
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A one hour podcast of two windmill-related portions of the October 26, 2010 meeting of the Camden Select Board - the town's governing body.
First, Jan Gilley, a member of Friends of Ragged Mountain, gives an update on that group's progress in informing the public of the issues that other Maine communities have faced with windmills.

Then a review takes place of four candidates for membership on the four Camden member of the "Ragged Mountain Wind Work Group". (There are nine candidates, but only 4 had shown up at the meeting.)

It became apparent that the only people interested in being on the group were opponents of the proposal. Learning that the citizens of Rockport and Hope - the other two towns of the three town plan - were mostly opposed, the Camden Selectboard voted unanimously on a motion to shelve the Ragged Mountain plan indefinitely and focus on other energy improvements: in conservation and improving existing water turbines on the Megunticook River.

First annual Maine Deepwater Offshore Wind Conference October 19, 2010
October 25, 2010 09:03 PM PDT
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Discussion of offshore wind and economic development, public policy and job creation. Features: Peter Vigue of Cianbro, John Henshaw, Maine Port Authority, State senator Chris Rector and Dana Humphrey, UMaine College of Engineering. One hour & 14 minutes

1st annual Maine Deepwater Offshore Wind Conference - The students of WindStorm Challenge
October 25, 2010 07:10 PM PDT
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Students Brian Carr of Brewer High School, "Jeff", "Nick" and Lexi Chasse of John Bapst High School, Mike Nickerson of Bangor High School, and Jacob Ward of Hampden Academy speak at 1st Annual Maine Deepwater Offshore Wind Conference in Northport Maine. They describe taking part in the University of Maine's Windstorm Challenge, where they worked as a team led by engineering grad student Seth Swanberg. The students are introduced by UMaine prof Jake Ward and Mr Swanberg. 16 minutes
1st annual Maine Deepwater Offshore Wind Conference - Hear 4 scientists on the environmental impacts
October 20, 2010 01:50 PM PDT
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On October 19, 2010, at the 1st Annual Maine Deepwater Offshore Wind Conference, four speakers held forth for an hour on environmental issues associated with the the DeepCwind Consortium plan: Andrea Copping, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Jason Stockwell, Gulf of Maine Research Institute; Robert Steneck, UME Darling Center for Marine Sciences and Heather Deese, Island Institute. Listen to them, introduced by Pete Jumars, head of UMaine Marine Sciences Dept. They are followed by a ten minute Q&A session

Dr. Habib Dagher speaks at 1st annual Maine Deepwater Offshore Wind Conference
October 20, 2010 08:16 AM PDT
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On October 19, 2010, Dr. Habib Dagher, director of the University of Maine's Advanced Structures and Composites Center, spoke for an hour and 16 minutes at the 1st annual Maine Deepwater Offshore Wind Conference about how the DeepCwind Consortium plan were progressing for developing over-the-horizon floating windfarms. Dagher was keynote speaker at the conference.